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jt_williams

Join FS - Aircraft Model Matching Note

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Folks,

 

I had a JoinFS multiplayer session on Sunday with Ralf and Roger and experienced problems trying to get model matching working properly with the C-47 he was flying.  When I tried to find the correct livery it was not listed as variation under the aircraft type.  In fact many of my C-47 v3 liveries were not listed.  What I discovered when I took a look at the aircraft config was that the UI variation was not unique on many of the entries.  Two lines seem to be critical for the model matching: 

 

ui_type="C-47R Skytrain"   ---> JoinFS Type
ui_variation="V3.12 Beta"  ----> JoinFS Variation
 
Most of the aircraft entries in my aircraft.cfg duplicated the second line:  ui_variation="V3.12 Beta"
 
After I edited this line to specify a particular aircraft:  ui_variation="USAF 50940"  the variation showed up as a selectable match in the JoinFS substitution section.

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Great catch, Jeff.

Do you conclude that JoinFS keys on ui_type=xxx and ui_variation=yyy as the matching criteria? If so, then we might consider revising our multiplayer spreadsheet information columns.

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Howzat? (cricketing term) Great catch Jeff. You ain't as dumb as you look. :smile:

 

 

EDIT: I've just trawled through my collection and can proudly boast that all of my paints have the appropriate ui_variation.  B) There were one or two wayward entries though. 

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