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How do you manually add Flight Plans and AI models in FS?

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Since WOAI doesn't offer Caribbean Airlines I decided to try and add the airline myself.  Found a tool called 'AI Flight Planner':

 

Other things I've found for Caribbean Airlines:

 

1. Flight plans

2. Models

3. Repaints

 

Using the Tool everything works except the program finding the AI aircraft.  I've downloaded the Aircraft models needed and installed them in the 'Aircraft' folder like I would any other aircraft (Aircraft with subfolders for the repaints and the .cfg entries to reflect the different paints).  What's frustrating is the hunt for the actual model as most downloads just contain the paints.

 

I get down to compiling the planes in AI Flight Planner (3.1.00) and the darn thing will not recognize the aircraft.  How do you get AIFP to recognize the aircraft for use with the Flight Plane?  Everything else works except the ability to associate the aircraft with the plans.  It looks like it just wants reference to the paints versus the model itself which makes no since.  Thanks in advance for any help with this.  I thought TTools was the best option for adding aircraft/AI Flight plans but people are reporting problems with that option as well.  If TTools is better by all means let me know.

 

Thx.

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Hi,

 

For FS9 the livery is what is used to specify the AI aircraft in the flight plan files (actually, the title= line in the aircraft.cfg file).  This title must be unique to your FS installation, and the texture= line must point to the livery's texture folder.  There must also be a valid AIR file in the folder, with the sim= line pointing to that.  Finally, there must be a valid model folder (with an MDL file, a model.cfg file pointing to that MDL file, and a model= line in the aircraft.cfg file pointing to that folder). 

 

If that has been checked and double checked, then perhaps you are having permission issues allowing AIFP to access this information?  If AIFP or FS are located in a Program Files folder your OS may block access, depending on your permission settings.

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Since WOAI doesn't offer Caribbean Airlines I decided to try and add the airline myself.  Found a tool called 'AI Flight Planner':

 

Other things I've found for Caribbean Airlines:

 

1. Flight plans

2. Models

3. Repaints

 

Using the Tool everything works except the program finding the AI aircraft.  I've downloaded the Aircraft models needed and installed them in the 'Aircraft' folder like I would any other aircraft (Aircraft with subfolders for the repaints and the .cfg entries to reflect the different paints).  What's frustrating is the hunt for the actual model as most downloads just contain the paints.

 

I get down to compiling the planes in AI Flight Planner (3.1.00) and the darn thing will not recognize the aircraft.  How do you get AIFP to recognize the aircraft for use with the Flight Plane?  Everything else works except the ability to associate the aircraft with the plans.  It looks like it just wants reference to the paints versus the model itself which makes no since.  Thanks in advance for any help with this.  I thought TTools was the best option for adding aircraft/AI Flight plans but people are reporting problems with that option as well.  If TTools is better by all means let me know.

 

Thx.

 

 Try Manually adding the "aircraft tilte" into the Aircraft cfg. eg.  

 
AC#1,200,"YOUR AIRCRAFT TITLE FROM THE CFG OF THE AIRCRAFT DOWNLOADED GOES HERE"
 
If that makes sense - If not send me the Flighplans.txt Aircraft.txt and airports.txt file and I will do them for ya. :)

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 Try Manually adding the "aircraft tilte" into the Aircraft cfg. eg.  

 
AC#1,200,"YOUR AIRCRAFT TITLE FROM THE CFG OF THE AIRCRAFT DOWNLOADED GOES HERE"
 
If that makes sense - If not send me the Flighplans.txt Aircraft.txt and airports.txt file and I will do them for ya. :)

 

 

 

Thanks, I'm going to give these suggestions a try.  I'll let you know if I'm successful or not.

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