Hansonius

Addon aircraft don't show in P3D "vehicle"list

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Hi,

Just moved to P3Dv4.1 and after installing my addon scenery in a separate folder outside the P3D root folder(with Lorby's addon manager) I tried to do the same with my addon aircraft.

But the addon aircraft don't show in the P3Dv4.1 vehicle list. What did I do so far?

1. Created D:\ Addon Aircraft with the sub-dir.'s : Simobjects/airplanes; gauges;effects;sounds;fonts. Installed(auto-installers) two Carenado aircraft the C206 and the C340, both recent P3Dv4.1 ready versions in Addon Aircraft/simobjects/airplanes.

2.In C:\Prgm data\LM\P3Dv4 I added entries in the simobjects.cfg, the gauges.cfg,the sounds.cfg, Effects.cfg and Fonts.cfg pointing to D:\Addon Aircraft and the specific sub-directories.

3. With the Lorby add on manager I managed the airplanes and other folders as add-on xml data.

4. I checked in the P3D addon screen. All entries were there and enabled.

But no add on aircraft  in the P3D vehicle list.

What did I do wrong?

Hans

 

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You are combining two methods. EITHER add them to the simobjects.cfg file (etc)  OR use the addon xml but not both.

I would create D:\Addon Aircraft ut do not create subdirs. When you run the installer, point it to D:\Addon Aircraft and let the installer create the subdirs - then use THAT path in Lorby's tooll for the xml. 

Main things tho is to NOT put any entries in the cfg files if they are added by the xml method.

Vic

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Hi vic,

Thanks for the suggestions.

But something went wrong the add on aircraft still does not show in P3Dv4.1 vehicle list.

Here is what I did:

1.Created D\Addon Aircraft.

2. Installed Carenado DO 228 in there.

3. That created the sub.dirs: Effects,Fonts,Gauges,Simobjects, Sound.

With the addon manager I created:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on">
  <AddOn.Name>Carenado Do 228</AddOn.Name>
  <AddOn.Description>Airplane</AddOn.Description>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>SimObjects</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\SimObjects\Airplanes\Carenado DO228_100</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Effects</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Effects</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Fonts</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Fonts</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Gauges</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Gauges</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Sound</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Sound</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
</SimBase.Document>

But no show!

What did I do wrong?

Another question.

Installing more addon aircraft: shouldn't I put het name of that specific aircraft after D\Addon Aircraft\C260 f.i. Otherwise the sub.dirs are overwritten.

Hans

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3 hours ago, Hansonius said:

<Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\SimObjects\Airplanes\Carenado DO228_100</Path>

try this line - 

<Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path>

 

here is mine for Carenado:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on">
  <AddOn.Name>Carenado</AddOn.Name>
  <AddOn.Description>Carenado AddOns</AddOn.Description>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Effects</Category>
    <Path>F:\AddOn Aircraft\Carenado\Effects</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Fonts</Category>
    <Path>F:\AddOn Aircraft\Carenado\Fonts</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Gauges</Category>
    <Path>F:\AddOn Aircraft\Carenado\Gauges</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>SimObjects</Category>
    <Path>F:\AddOn Aircraft\Carenado\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
</SimBase.Document>

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Hi Vic,

Terribly sorry to bother you once more.

My Carenado C206 (three versions) planes show up!

But: No gauges exept the art.horizon.

Sound seems to work, it is very specific.

Here is how I organized my files:

D:\Addon Aircraft\Carenado\Effects  (Gauges, SimObjects,Sound)

The xml file I created is like yours:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on">
  <AddOn.Name>Carenado</AddOn.Name>
  <AddOn.Description>Carenado Addons</AddOn.Description>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Effects</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Carenado\Effects</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Gauges</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Carenado\Gauges</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>SimObjects</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Carenado\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Sound</Category>
    <Path>D:\Addon Aircraft\Carenado\Sound\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
</SimBase.Document>

I hope you will help me oncemore.

Thanks,Hans

 

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Vic,

I have to apologize because I made a silly mistake. My Carendo C206 is not the HD version compatible with P3Dv4.1 but the older version.

Sorry, but the problem is solved now.

thanks for your time and patience,

Hans

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You are welcome Hans - glad you got it squared away!

 

Enjoy!

 

Vic

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