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FLIGHT - ADDON - AIRCRAFT - C-46 - BUGFIX - CategoryFlags

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Hi Folks

 

I've uploaded a bugfix for the C-46.

 

Just a replacement internal data file ,

and not extra content for you to fly.   :wink:

 

 

 

Description -

The C-46, as-released,

could only be used to fly
a limited range of Job or Mission types.

 

i.e. Those requiring an aircraft class of -

- 'Very Light' - All default missions & jobs.

- 'Medium' - None available, yet.

Allowing no career progression from 'Very-Light' through to 'Medium'.

This bugfix package -
- Enables that career progression.
- Adds all C-46 appropriate 'Category Flags', (adds - Trainer, Light, Light-Medium).
- Works for all C-46 3rd party liveries, (aka repaints).
- Works with all Flight's language installations, (language independent).



N.B.
The 'ACTIVITIES - JOBS - Cargo Series' addon
will require you install this package.
Otherwise,
you will be unable to progress beyond 'Very Light' aircraft jobs,
to the heavier cargo payloads for larger aircraft class jobs, ('Light', 'Light-Medium', 'Medium').



Technical -
Aircraft have Liveries, (repaints).
A Livery file describes an Aircraft's capabilities.
A Livery file contains CategoryFlags.
CategoryFlags define the Aircraft's type/useage classifications.
e.g. FixedWing, Light, Medium, Heavy, etc.

Jobs & missions contain a SimObjectFlagName field,
listing their required CategoryFlags
permitting an aircraft to fly that job or mission.



Author - Microsoft Game Studios - Modified by Paul Donnelly (BASys)
Credit - Stonelance for his FTK.

 

 

 

Download from FS-Shipyards.com -

MS FLIGHT - AIRCRAFT - C-46 - BUGFIX - CategoryFlags - Curtiss C-46 Commando

 

 

 

HTH
ATB
Paul

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Hey Paul, it looks like the addon doesn't list the C-46 as a dependency which means you can enable it without the C-46 being installed\enabled.  Seems kind of weird.  If you want to add it, you may have to crack open the .flightAddon and change the AddonDescription.xml manually.

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Hi Steve

Cheers for the dependency and AddonDescription.xml info.

I'd previously noticed the dependency wasn't being reported in FTK Addon Manager.

Bells were ringing,
telling me it was important,
but I couldn't recall why,
and had other things to get on with......

I'd forgotten about considering those without the C-46 installed.

Anyway -
I'll release an updated version,
once I've further tested some other fixes.

Many thanks
ATB
Paul

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Does this mean it's possible to adjust the category flags to make all aircraft available for all mission/job types?

 

Because the game has so few aircraft, I'd love to mix it up and fly any plane for any job.

I don't care about the impossible achievements due to lack of content.

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^^ Yes.

But you would need to edit the xml for each mission with the right category flags.

 

Paul, probably knows how.

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AIRCRAFT - C-46 - BUGFIX - Various data files - Curtiss C-46 Commando

 

Hi Folks

 

I've released an updated version.

 

This bugfix package -

- Enables that career progression.

- Adds all C-46 appropriate 'Category Flags', (Trainer, Light, Light-Medium).

- Enables the C-46 to fly 1300 nautical miles. (Dirty fix).

- Works for all C-46 3rd party liveries, (aka repaints).

- Works with all Flight's language installations, (language independent).

- Includes CheckLists, (English only ATM).These are a work in progress, I'd been using while testing.

 

Download -

From FS-Shipyards.com - MS FLIGHT - AIRCRAFT - C-46 - BUGFIX - Various data files - Curtiss C-46 Commando

 

Have Fun

ATB

Paul

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Many thanks, Paul to you, Kavinda, and certainly Stonelance for keeping this work up. Those of us that still enjoy Flight definitely appreciate your work and dedication.

 

If I've left anyone else out, please let me know as all contributors deserve a debt of thanks.

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Hi Folks

 

Does this mean it's possible to adjust the category flags to make all aircraft available for all mission/job types?

My apologies winjimon,

I'd been trying to complete a package which might be of interest to you.

 

I'd also tried to reply last night,

but this damned forum software kept merging both posts.

 

Yes, as Kavinda says, it is possible.

Though many aren't suitable, being single-seaters, or insufficient payload capacity.

 

'Cargo Series' includes a 'Courier' variant, (available in next beta),

which allows any 'Tour' category aircraft to perform small payload cargo jobs.

 

HTH

ATB

Paul

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Paul has done some outstanding work, but I have not been directly involved with his releases.

I just wanted to put it out there, so I am not credited for work that I haven't contributed towards.

 

All the credit to Paul and Steve! :clapping:

 

As for Flight, I personally, have been struggling for time to get involved in development. 

I hope to resume at a later point. :blush: 

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Hi Folks

 

Winjimon -

I've now released beta v2 which includes the jobs mentioned above.

 

Added 'Cargo Series Courier' job-type enabling the use of 'Tour' category aircraft, with small high-value payloads, in Flight, (1 off).
Added job-type variants based on 'Cargo Series Courier' Hub-Hub jobs, (total 2 off).

 

Whilst testing, it was a refreshing change and fun to fly the Stearman, and RV-8 again,

and to do so with a purpose, especially after spending so many flights in the lumbering C-46.

 

Download -
From FS-Shipyards.com - MS FLIGHT - ADDON - ACTIVITIES - JOBS - Cargo Series

 

 

 

Kavinda -

No worries.

I'd entirely missed Rick's post when I'd replied.

 

 

 

HTH
ATB
Paul

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Winjimon -

I've now released beta v2 which includes the jobs mentioned above.

 

Thank you, I look forward to checking this out.

(Just realized forum notifications were going to my spam box.)

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Nice! I see the new Cargo missions.

Thank you!

 

I still hope someday to do the specialized missions (probably just sight seeing) with other craft. Hamburger run already allows any craft, and there is only one water landing plane for The Rescue Mission.

 

I wonder if it is technically possible to create random rescue missions, placing the victim at random (or from set of a few hundred prepared) coastal locations, close to coastal runways?

 

One more question, would it be possible to include the RV-6 for the two lightest cargo mission? I love that plane and I'm sure I can throw a few hundred Kgs of luggage in the back ;)

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