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The best add-on traffic for VPilot/Vatsim/P3D v3

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Hi all,

 

I hope this isn't a redundant question, but after doing a thorough search I still haven't found a clear answer-- what is the best add on traffic to use for those of us on vpilot/vatsim/p3d v3?

 

I'm not looking for anything too detailed, I just want one that covers a majority of the airlines, and is not a pain to install and model match.

 

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

Cheers,

HM

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I use MyTraffic 6 and it works great in P3Dv3. Just make sure to follow the installation instructions closely. Also make sure to keep the AI traffic slider really low (mine is at 5%).

 

Not sure how it works with VATSIM, though, since I presume nobody else (ie. the controllers) sees the AI traffic on YOUR system. Could be wrong. I'm guessing you can have it in the background but it won't be affected by you or your instructions.

 

MyTraffic 6. I recommend it.

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I have used UT2 with FSX and MyTraffic 6 with P3D while being on Vatsim. I would recommend MT6 because it is conceptually simpler: UT is running an external program to manage traffic, which was never ideal on my FSX setup. It worked, but FPS took a hit even at fairly low traffic settings. I have never tried to run UT2 in P3D, but I read that other people got it working.<br /><br />MT6 airplane models are not quite as nice as those of UT2, but maybe that is the reason why MT6 is more FPS friendly. Vatsim planes are shown with fitting, or at least reasonable, liveries. You can have a mix of AI and Vatsim traffic as well, but I set AI traffic to 0% if other Vatsim planes are in my vicinity. You can adjust the AI traffic percetage simply from within P3D.<br /><br />I am quite happy with MT6 and would recommend it for P3D.<br /><br />Peter

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Honestly, I've just been using the World of AI models using vPilot's model matching for multiplayer traffic. I keep a smattering of GA traffic on low, for realism, but keep other AI traffic on while flying online.

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I am quite happy with MT6 and would recommend it for P3D

 

It says it only supports up to P3D V2.5. Are you running on V3?

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Yes MyTraffic 6 is compatible to Prepar3D V3.  For some mental reason the Information has not yet been updated on the site,    Its now called Mytraffic 6a  This version is compatible with V2 and V3 

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Yes MyTraffic 6 is compatible to Prepar3D V3.  For some mental reason the Information has not yet been updated on the site,    Its now called Mytraffic 6a  This version is compatible with V2 and V3 

 

Yeah, that is certainly losing them a bit of business... So just to confirm, if I purchase the current one on simmarket it will in fact install mytraffic 6a?

 

Is installation rather easy or am I going to be doing a lot of manual work?

 

Thank you!

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Yes,  when you Purchase MyTraffic 6 from the Simmarket it will be the latest Version  MyTraffic 6a  

 

 

 

Is installation rather easy or am I going to be doing a lot of manual work?

 

 

The Included Instructions you get are not very good  "there ok"  Personally i found them a little confusing so i wrote my own,  Basically the same Instructions but with simpler English and some pictures as well. 

 

When you Install MyTraffic 6 you will be meet with the Communicator,  this is the MyTraffic "Control Panel" and you will need to follow the Instructions to set up MyTraffic.

 

The Communicator  looks like a very daunting thing when you see it first, Loads of buttons on it,  To be honest it actually does very little,  There is a different way to Install MyTraffic and you wont have to touch the Communicator  But............

 

For now though follow this link and go through the steps,  If you have problems along the way,  Come back here and i will show you a different method to Install.  

 

 

To Install MyTraffic 6 using the Communicator    http://www.avsim.com/topic/483116-how-do-i-install-my-traffic-60a-for-prepar3d-v3/

 

 

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I am now following this thread and thank all for your great comments.  Yes I used UT2 in FSX and yes it was a frame rate hog.  In fact, I uninstalled it.

 

Looks like in the near future, I may have to buy MT6.

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hqmurphy, on 03 Aug 2016 - 3:14 PM, said:

It says it only supports up to P3D V2.5. Are you running on V3?

Yes. I've used MT6 under all P3D versions, including 3.3.5, since 2.5

 

Peter

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If you have problems along the way,  Come back here and i will show you a different method to Install.

 

Poppet,

 

It took a bit of work but your step by step guide definitely saved me a lot of time. I've finally got it to work, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to use MT6 on P3D.

 

Thanks for the help!

HM

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I still have not decided which AI program to go for?

 

UT2 or MT6a with the Traffic Optimiser?

 

I followed Poppet's thread on installing UT2 into P3dv3 and almost purchased UT2 last week.

 

It will be used in P3d v3, with mostly Orbx airports world wide, with a few Aerosoft Mega and Fly Tampa airports.

 

I have Orbx AI Traffic installed in North America and Australia, so I am happy with those regions, but the rest of the world is devoid of any life! Zurich is a ghost town Airport?:-)

 

So which package is the best?

 

Which runs with lowest VAS useage?

 

Which kills frame rates the least?

 

Which is the most stable?

 

Which gives the most user satisfaction?

 

I read that MT6a with the add on Traffic Optimiser, is as controllable as UT2, but the models are low on quality?

 

I also read that UT2 uses a non standard way of injecting Traffic? Is this a good or bad thing?

 

Simmers seem split between UT2 and MT6a (with the add on Traffic Optimiser).....

 

I will make a decision this weekend.....;)

 

Best regards

 

David.

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It's really a mixed question. The title should almost be worded "The best addon traffic for vpilot/vatsim/p3d v3 that isn't too detailed." In that case it's MyT6 hands down. It may not look all that good, nor add terribly realistic traffic but it's dead simple to get running in FSX and so far all variants of P3d.

 

 Between UT2 and MyT6, the performance is essentially identical from aircraft to aircraft. I've done lots of testing and in groups of similarly numbered AI there is essentially no difference in FPS or VAS. There is mind you a MASSIVE difference in how they look, with UT2's liveries looking miles better. The UT2 addon does have obvious limitations in it's lack of repaints which is easily fixed with the various quality repaints found here on Avsim.

 

 

 


I have Orbx AI Traffic installed in North America and Australia

 The ORBX AI package for North America ONLY includes random GA traffic and is also limited to within the FTX PNW and maybe the next FTX regions adjoining PNW. The ORBX traffic for Australia and Oceana does include many airlines, but only within the region around Australia (maybe NZ and North towards Singapore as well? I don't know as I use AIG and others freeware plans for traffic to accurately cover the planet.)

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The ORBX AI package for North America ONLY includes random GA traffic and is also limited to within the FTX PNW and maybe the next FTX regions adjoining PNW. The ORBX traffic for Australia and Oceana does include many airlines, but only within the region around Australia (maybe NZ and North towards Singapore as well? I don't know as I use AIG and others freeware plans for traffic to accurately cover the planet.)

 

Your right Dave, the Orbx NA Traffic is rather limited. The AU Traffic looks good at all the Australian airports. It's also working simply without any interface to tweak the AI. The Orbx Traffic install disables native P3d AI....So the rest of planet earth is an empty lonely place!!

 

I suppose that with MT6a also using some military traffic and helos I the AI traffic mix, it may be the better bet?

 

Seems like six of one, half a dozen of the the other?:-)

 

Cheers

David

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 The other route of course is the custom way with freeware. The models and repaints are far nicer to see in the sim and the hit to performance is about equal, sometimes better. The downside is you have to set it up yourself, but with AIFP it has become MUCH easier to do.

 

 With MyT6a it sure is by far the easiest way to go, the point I try and make though is that most of us simmers spend a lot of time and often money to make our sim run and look as good as it can but then adding in MyT6 it's like taking 3 or 4 steps back.  The difference really is night and day, but that's just my personal opinion.

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With MyT6a it sure is by far the easiest way to go, the point I try and make though is that most of us simmers spend a lot of time and often money to make our sim run and look as good as it can but then adding in MyT6 it's like taking 3 or 4 steps back.  The difference really is night and day, but that's just my personal opinion.

 

I am not into customising with freeware, my attempts with X Planes freeware were a disaster! Prepared appears a bit more complex to customise?

 

You can count me in one of those who has striven to get the sim looking as good as it can be. I've simmed from the early days of the C64, so what I see now would have been remarkable in 1985!:-) Although spending $3000 on a computer back then would have seemed just crazy!

 

 

I get a smooth depiction of flight anywhere I fly, irrespective of what I fly or where. So whatever I add AI wise, I realise it may affect frame rate?

 

But landing and taking off from a Mega airport where there is absolutely no traffic is definitely spoiling the suspension of disbelief!

 

MT6a, or UT2? I need a bit more data before I splash more cash....we will see.

 

 

Regards,

 

David.

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what is the best add on traffic to use for those of us on vpilot/vatsim/p3d v3

 

A little confused. Do these answers pertain to the  topic Charlie is asking about, specifically vpilot and vatsim?

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I hope this isn't a redundant question, but after doing a thorough search I still haven't found a clear answer-- what is the best add on traffic to use for those of us on vpilot/vatsim/p3d v3?

So there are only three ways to get AI traffic into P3d, with or without vatsim or vpilot, and excluding the native P3d AI Traffic. Namely UT2,MT6a and the described custom method and freeware aircraft.

 

As discussed above.

 

No need for confusion? :wink:

 

Thank you.

 

Regards

 

David

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There is another option and better than all others. Email me.

 

Shez

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Yeah, use pirated software. That's not an option.

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Just to be clear it is not pirated software.

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I've mentioned it earlier in the post, I just can't use MT6 anymore.  The models just ruin the experience for me so it's time to find a new option.

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