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Aircraft Installed Via Add-On.xmls

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Hello,

I would like to appeal to FS++ to also switch to the new method of adding add-ons regarding how MCE recognizes aircraft. As I understand it, it's the required method, and more and more products - aircraft - are installed that way. I know I can manually add these aircraft via simobjects.cfg, but it would be a real time (and work) saver if MCE would just recognize products installed that way - thanks.

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Dimitrios


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MCE is working fine here with aircraft installed via add-on.xml. That is for the FSL Airbus.

 

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Huh...that's interesting. I don't have the FSL, where did it install into? If it's in P3D\SimObjects\Airplanes, MCE will search there anyway. Or does the FSL installer maybe create an entry in the simobjects.cfg? I have the A2A PA-24, and JustFlight's PA-38, and both install outside of P3D via add-on.xml, and both aren't recognized by MCE (and EZCA, for that matter).


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FSL installs into the ... Documents/Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder and it does not touch the default folders, just like A2A.

BTW also no problems with EZCA here, neither with FSL nor with A2A.

 

 

 

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Can someone from FS++ please verify MCE scans the add-on.xmls, and if so, how this is done? I need some pointers on where to start looking - thanks!


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8 minutes ago, d.tsakiris said:

Can someone from FS++ please verify MCE scans the add-on.xmls, and if so, how this is done? I need some pointers on where to start looking - thanks!

Sure,

It doesn't scan *.xml files

It does look into "add-ons.cfg" in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ folder for aircraft paths installed anywhere.

From experience, have noticed that some aircraft installers don't update that file.

It also looks into \My Documents\Prepar3D v4 add-ons\ folder for any "aircraft.cfg" file

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Great, thanks. You say aircraft paths...do you mean add-on.xmls - referred to in the addon.cfg - with entries of the type SimObject?


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On 12/2/2019 at 1:27 PM, d.tsakiris said:

Great, thanks. You say aircraft paths...do you mean add-on.xmls - referred to in the addon.cfg - with entries of the type SimObject?

Sorry for the delay, almost missed this one.

No xml file are read.

Paths in "add-ons.cfg" file tell MCE which additional folders to scan for any "aircraft.cfg" file

By default, only scans <Simobjects> in FSX or Prepar3D folders.

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Ok, thanks. Follow up: Are both add-ons.cfg files scanned? I ask because the AS Airbus I have is in one add-on.cfg (in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4), and it is recognized by both MCE and EZCA. The A2A PA-24, und Just Flight's PA-38 and DR400 install into the other add-on.cfg (in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4), and they aren't recognized.


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38 minutes ago, d.tsakiris said:

Ok, thanks. Follow up: Are both add-ons.cfg files scanned? I ask because the AS Airbus I have is in one add-on.cfg (in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4), and it is recognized by both MCE and EZCA. The A2A PA-24, und Just Flight's PA-38 and DR400 install into the other add-on.cfg (in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4), and they aren't recognized.

OK, we'll extend the search to the other add-ons.cfg sometime in future updates.

As a work-around for A2A PA-24, copy the lines from "add-ons.cfg" in \AppData\.... folder and paste them into the other one in C:\ProgramData\...

Make sure the numbering sequence is correct.

 

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