Tutorial: how to install a module!

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in this little tutorial we try to explain how to install a LINDA module.

(not all steps are 100% valid for older modules. But the main handling remains the same)

This tutorial IS NOT about installation of LINDA. That means at this step, LINDA and FSUIPC etc. is already installed, tested and running!



1) Download

First step is to download the files. We provide DropBox links, which will lead to the DropBox site with further download instructions.

The files you download are ZIP or RAR Archives. You need one of the countless (freeware) tools to unpack them or WIN10 has one built in.



2) Folder structure

Inside the archives you find to following folder structure:




3) Installation:

It is not a real installation, just copy.

Copy all stuff inside the top folder (folders linda and linda-cfg) simply into your modules folder (the Modules folder is found inside your main FSX/P3D installation)

If you install a module the first time, there should nothing be overwritten.


If you update a module, you could overwrite, but make a backup before!!! Best habit is before making any changes to backup the complete modules folder!



4) MCP Combo default assignments

If you are an owner of a MCP Combo, especially a MCP Combo II, LINDA uses pre-defined cfg files.

Inside the linda-cfg folder you will find 3 config-mcp(X).default files. If you have a MCP Combo but no assigments, LINDA will use the matching config-mcp file and will rename it. No action needed from your side.

If there is an assignment already, LINDA will not overwrite.


Technical background:

most modules are created by Andrew or Guenter. We do not use the older MCP Combos (I), and mostly (especially Guenter only) the MCP Combo II Boeing style. Therefore we could not provide full compatibility to other Combo models or styles. However LINDA is cabable to transfer the assignments, so you could use e.g. Guenters MCP Combo Boeing assignments also for Airbus or MCP Combo I. But they do probably not match 100% as they should.

An other point is, that these MCP Combo assignments are just our personal favorites. They do probably change from time to time. So, using our provided Combo default cfgs, will change your personal assignments. Thats why there should be a backup. It is no problem to test our assignments and then copy back your old assignments if you don't like them.



5) Thats it!

Sounds complicated, but it is a very basic tutorial, which covers hopefully all beginners questions.

Installing a module should always be done with Sim and LINDA not running.


Have fun!



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