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Changing AI Traffic Models

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As many of you know many of the 747's are beginning to be retired by all of the different airlines which operate them.


However, they still appear as traffic in FSX. I installed them using WOAI however I would like to know if i'm able to make the simulator select a different model for that route for example making it so a Singapore 777-300ER is used instead of a 747-400




Is there any other way to install traffic like WOAI?

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If it's a standard FSX/P3D traffic BGL then you can modify it using AI Flight Planner. 


You'll need the appropriate model and livery, but it's not hard to substitute.



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You can replace the 747 AI model with one of the 777 by editing the aircraft.cfg files. The AI aircraft are identified by the "title=" line in the liveries section of the aircraft.cfg, and if you give that title to another model, then that model will be used instead.


If you want to do this:

1. Locate the aircraft.cfg with the 747 definition in it, open it with notepad, find the actual "title=" that you want to replace with the 777

2. Locate the aircraft.cfg with the 777 in it, duplicate the livery section that you want to form a new livery definition (giving it the next highest ID number) and replace ONLY the "title=" string with the one from the 747

3. Add a few characters to the 747 title in the original aircraft.cfg, for example add "_off" to the string. Otherwise you get a "duplicate SimObject" error message when starting the sim (no two simobjects can have the same title string)


Save both files. Now every time that an AI flightplan calls for the 747's title string, it will load the 777 exterior and flight model instead.


But this is rather a hack than a solution. The correct and clean way is what Ernie wrote above.

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