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Hello. Bought this primarily to improve effects on Ai aircraft. Now I have no contrails or effects on Ai aircraft. Do I need to use configuration for every Ai plane I have??

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No, it should be installed on every AI plane.

Did you installed your AI Traffic after PrecipitFX ?

 

About what effects do we talk here ?

I actually see only the brake smoke on my AI.

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It should work.  I see break smoke, ice blasts and contrails on AI aircraft with PrecipitFX in Prepar3D.   I wonder what is going on here for you.  

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Well, no contrails have been observed at all. Even in proper conditions. And in wet shouldn't I see effects there too from Ai? Wingtip vortices or spray?

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Anyone have any ideas? I finally saw wingtip vortices on ONE ai jet. Problem was they weren't anywhere close to the wingtip. More like ten feet away from each wingtip. No thrust snow blast in snowy conditions, or any contrails at all. They are gone! This was purchased because many people were raving about it. I don't see why. Not sure what is going on, but for now, its getting thrown in the old 'bin'.

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Well, no contrails have been observed at all. Even in proper conditions. And in wet shouldn't I see effects there too from Ai? Wingtip vortices or spray?

+1

 

No default AI Traffic contrails after installation in P3D 2.4

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Hello, I'm also having the same problem in FSX.  Checked all the AI config.files and the necessary Precipitfx enteries are there, just no  visible effects in the simulator,ie. wheel spray,engine snow blast.....ect. any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

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It would be very good to see the offer from the developer)

PrecipitFX is a good product, it will be even better to add contrails for AI of planes.

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:unsure:, I guess no help here... just a few more bucks thrown away. Typical FSX addons,always some sort of problem...........

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Mh,

 

as i use PrecipitFX with FSX, i can only imagine, that your AI planes are not installed in the correct aircraft folder, so PrecipitFX is not able to put in the correct files to the correct place. I think all the AI planes have to be installed in the folder, where the aircrafts are installed you are flying.

And not every AI airplane is programmed to show all effects. To see the smoke from hard braking, there must be the brake entry in the aircraft.cfg, as far as i know...

 

Matthias

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Hi,

 

I haven't purchased the add-on not yet and would be very interested to get such effects in P3Dv2.5 also on the Ai traffic. I use AI traffic in a separated folder on another drive to modify AI easily idepentent from default planes. I have assigned the AI folder in the simobjects.cfg and they show up in P3D correctly. But what about the effects?

 

Brgds,

 

Axel

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+1 Has this been fixed? As I fly only in cockpit, this product will be only useful to me if I can see the effects on AI. I am migrating to P3D v2.5 with UT2

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Take a look in the AI aircraft.cfg! Is there an effect section or not, and when yes what is writen there?

 

As i know from Mytraffic 5 up to 6 all FSX Standardaircraft models used by Mytraffic, so only this models have this effect like 737, 747,...! All non FSX Models like A380, 757,....doesn't have it!

 

Max

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As I fly only in cockpit, this product will be only useful to me if I can see the effects on AI.

 

Not really, where this product really shines is in fixing the ridiculous rain effect in FSX/P3D.

For that one thing alone its worth the money

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Hi, any news about contrails? Do they show up on AI planes and are they longer, as advertised in v 1.3?

For all those who don't see them, are you using ActiveSky Next?

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I temporarily moved my AI aircraft (MT6) to my aircraft folder, ran the program and the effects were installed on the AI airplanes.   Then, I move them back and all is well!

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I temporarily moved my AI aircraft (MT6) to my aircraft folder, ran the program and the effects were installed on the AI airplanes.   Then, I move them back and all is well!

 

This is a great tip so thanks for sharing!

 

I'm just about to install PrecipitFX and I also have MT6 installed but I only use it to display online traffic on VATSIM doing all my flying online.

 

The default path to the MT6 AI models is ...\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft so are you saying you moved the Aircraft folder to the ...SimObjects\Airplanes folder within P3D or did you move the complete MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft folder structure?

 

And last, are you saying you now see all the PrecipitFX effects on all MT6 AI models after installing using the above mentioned methode?

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I just moved all of my "regular planes" out of the MT folder, copied and pasted all of the MT6 planes into the P3D folder and ran PreciptFX.  Then I just deleted the MT6 planes and moved my regular ones back.  I did it this way so they would not get all mixed up.

 

I'm not sure if all of the effects get applied or not.  But, below is from an MT6 plane and it looks the same as what my regular planes have.

 

[EFFECTS]
WheelSnowSpray=fsfx_PFX_L_WheelSnowSpray //FSFX_PFX_Effect
SnowEngineWash=fsfx_PFX_L_SnowEngineWash //FSFX_PFX_Effect
WheelWetSpray=fsfx_PFX_L_WheelWetSpray //FSFX_PFX_Effect
WetEngineWash=fsfx_PFX_L_WetEngineWash //FSFX_PFX_Effect
SkidPavement=fsfx_PFX_L_skidmark //FSFX_PFX_Effect
wake=fx_wake
water=fx_spray
dirt=fx_tchdrt
concrete=fx_sparks
touchdown=fx_tchdwn, 1
 
 
PS  I can't take credit for this.  It was Keven at OldProp who suggested it.

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OK, I would of course like to have the PrecipitFX effects added for all my AI models so guess I'll just move all the AI models to the ...SimObjects\Airplanes folder and run the PrecipitFX installation routine and then move them back.

 

Before doing this I will also make sure all the MT6 models include the [EFFECTS] entry in each model's aircraft.cfg, already noticed this section is missing for some models.

 

No problem finding things to spend your spare time on rather than flying :wink:

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Yup, I spend way too much time "configuring" and not enough time flying!

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I noticed that after installing PrecipitFX 1.5.0.4 I have roughly 25 aircraft (out of 279 total) that did not get any files updated after install of PrecipitFX. Some of which are:

 

A2A B-17

VRS Superbug F-18

JF Eurofighter

Dino S-3 Viking

Milviz F-86 and Phantom II

FSX default P-51, Mooney, Maule a/c, Piper J3Cub

Razbam Corsair II

Real Air sim Decathalon

Sukhoi SU-27 AI

Tupolev TU-95 AI

Virtavia A-4, B-29, B1-B, F-111

Wilco tilt rotor

 

Tried installing again with no change. Also use My Traffic Professional 6 and there are no changes for those AI aircraft as well. My Traffic installs to it's own folder within the FSX root folder.

 

Update:

 

I just took notice that the aircraft that have no new entries begins with the JF Eurofighter entry within the airplane folder within (SimObjects) and continues with all aircraft that follow it afterwards (to the bottom). All aircraft above the JF Eurofighter entry have been updated. One other thing to note the JF Eurofighter aircraft.cfg does have an entry (Aircraft.cfg.fsfx_PFX.bkp) but no additional new entries within the actual aircraft.cfg

 

Coincidence?

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To add the effects to the My Traffic 6 AI,   I just copied most of my My Traffic aircraft into the P3D/  Airplanes folder and then ran the PrecipitFX installer The My Traffic aircraft are easy to identify because almost all end with MX. There are a few that end with MTM, so you have to make sure when you are going to copy these back to overwrite the aircraft in the My Traffic folder, that you copy the .mtm files too, otherwise you get a message when you start P3D about duplicates files.  When you copy them back to the My Traffic/Aircraft folder make sure you select overwrite the files.   Took about 10 minutes total . 

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