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My apologies if I should not be bringing these queries here - but I find this forum much more intuitive than the one on Fslabs website. In fact I am not finding a lot about Fslabs intuitive - their installation process is far more complicated than anything I have experienced from PMDG , Aerosoft or Orbx to name a few.

Now having found out I need to run P3D in admin mode to see the A320 in the vehicle listing - I read further through the tutorial and headed over to the Fslabs website to the link they gave to download liveries. Am I alone in thinking there would be a section named Liveries? The only one I have found so far is a Ryannair livery - downloaded the file - and its not executable. 

Can someone please show me the link to the liveries that are available for the latest version of A320 and as to how to install them.

Hopefully one day they will build a simple installer and updater similar to the one PMDG have created

 

 

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you need to make an account on the forums and then verify your purchase under your profile.

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It’s not harder to install than PMDG or any other you download it install it DL livery’s , Go fly. 

The only difference is you have to DL the lightings.

All problems are you end.

When your sorted Enjoy!

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1 hour ago, SquadronLeader said:

their installation process is far more complicated than anything I have experienced

I am not sure what happened to you while installing. For me it was just to clicks: installing the bus and, then, installing Spotlights.

1 hour ago, SquadronLeader said:

Am I alone in thinking there would be a section named Liveries?

The section is called 'Repaints' and was linked above.
There are currently four pages of freshly updated P3Dv4 liveries to download and enjoy, which I'm wishing to you wholeheartedly.

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And, once again, you need to register your purchase with your forum account, otherwise you will not have access to the downloads.

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Guys, come on. 

He found it a little less intuitive than dealing with PMDGs Operations Centre (which, let's be honest, is great and I'm sure I read FSL are also working on a similar app) a couple of liveries that I downloaded were not installers (just raw texture folders which involved editing the aircraft.cfg manually) 

@SquadronLeader. Just take your time with the install. Register your product on the forums and visit the links provided for the liveries. The FSL forums are also full of useful info once you get your bearings! 

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25 minutes ago, Ebs said:

raw texture folders which involved editing the aircraft.cfg manually) 

I too had to do that but have been told to desist from doing so as it may screw things up as they are fixing those misbehaving installers

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Thanks everyone for all the replies - I am sure I will be able to get it sorted with your help

 

BTW - just had my first flight - which was the tutorial flight - very impressed

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So I went to sign up for an account - one of the questions - is Who am I? - so not sure exactly what they mean - but whatever answer I put - I get a response saying that I have not correctly answered the challenge question - what or where is that challenge question - this is so frustrating - all and any help appreciated. Thanks

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I spent a couple of evenings trying to get sorted.  Who am I  answer is the name of the "picture" on the left of the question.  HTH. 

M.

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goes from bad to worse..................

 

so I worked out the 'challenge' question - used the links kindly supplied above - get through to the download page ( and yes I am signed in) - select download file - and get an error message - you are not allowed to download that file - error message 1D161/3 - does this mean anything to anyone - or is this another FSlabs challenge?

The liveries I am trying to download are British Airways - I can see two

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I'd tend to agree that as good as the FSL A320 is, it's a right bloody faff to install liveries, it's actually quicker and easier to paint a real A320 than it is to get hold of a repaint for the FSL one. :biggrin:

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This is absolutely madness - so after some searching - FSLabs wants me to change my display name and enter proof of purchase - I have NO problem doing that - well actually I do because they make it so difficult to do so. I went to my account settings - but could not see the option to change my display name to my real name - never got beyond that. Never had such an issue.  My recommendation to the team at FSLabs - wtach what the likes of PMDG and Orbx do and follow suit - it works!

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19 minutes ago, SquadronLeader said:

My recommendation to the team at FSLabs - wtach what the likes of PMDG and Orbx do and follow suit

PMDG require your real name just like FSLabs.
Additionally ORBX requires your purchase ID shown in the forums.
So look like FSLabs are not that bad... :wink:

19 minutes ago, SquadronLeader said:

I went to my account settings - but could not see the option to change my display name to my real name

There is no special option like this. Just go to your Profile settings and change your current forum name to your real name, e.g. John Doe (if it happenes to be yours).
If you have a problem with it, just make a post about it at the FSLabs forum and one of their moderators will do it for you in a heartbeat.

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23 minutes ago, Chock said:

it's a right bloody faff to install liveries

C'mon, Alan! I installed 12 liveries yesterday and each was a matter of a click?

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4 minutes ago, Rafal said:

C'mon, Alan! I installed 12 liveries yesterday and each was a matter of a click?

Well, to be fair to FSL, their support is good when you email them, that I can confirm, but even finding where you download the files is a bit of a search if you ever want to do a reinstall (which is why I've had cause to use their support). Now admittedly, once you do suss out how to add liveries it is not too bad, but the process of getting to that point is far more convoluted than it needs to be. They really could make things a bit easier.

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7 minutes ago, Rafal said:

PMDG require your real name just like FSLabs.
Additionally ORBX requires your purchase ID shown in the forums.
So look like FSLabs are not that bad... :wink:

Pmdg and orbx do not require any of that faff to download liveries or products is what he means. You do not have to mess about in forums, they have a nice UI driven app to do everything for you. That is the difference between great developers and everyone else. Yes fslabs product is great but the user experience could use some polish - more to greatness that just the end product.

Chris

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Okay, gentlemen, I take your point, though still my forum/download/install experiece with FSLabs is positive, easy and hassle-free.
I do respect the fact some other folks had different experiences for certain reasons which did not occur to me.

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4 hours ago, SquadronLeader said:

My apologies if I should not be bringing these queries here - but I find this forum much more intuitive than the one on Fslabs website. In fact I am not finding a lot about Fslabs intuitive - their installation process is far more complicated than anything I have experienced from PMDG , Aerosoft or Orbx to name a few.

Now having found out I need to run P3D in admin mode to see the A320 in the vehicle listing - I read further through the tutorial and headed over to the Fslabs website to the link they gave to download liveries. Am I alone in thinking there would be a section named Liveries? The only one I have found so far is a Ryannair livery - downloaded the file - and its not executable. 

Can someone please show me the link to the liveries that are available for the latest version of A320 and as to how to install them.

Hopefully one day they will build a simple installer and updater similar to the one PMDG have created

 

 

How is it any harder to install? Wow

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I think he's referring to the PMDG Operations Centre, Orbx's FTX Central, etc where you find, click and install.

But at least we are not editing CFG files, placing files in Effects folders, creating texture folders, etc like the old days!!  

 

 

 

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The files he refers to that just have textures etc are USER submitted files. ALL FSL repaints done by themselves are in installer packages.

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