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FSX addon aircraft in fs 2020?

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Tried porting a helicopter, but it just crashes if I try to load it. Either they stripped all the helicopter code from the sim, or something else does it.

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5 hours ago, Tuskin38 said:

P3D uses a different format than FSX or something 

The thing I find odd about that, you can take aircraft, ie Carenado aircraft from FSX and they work fine in P3DV4. I wouldn't think there would be a MDL change knowing Carenado?

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So I copied over all the FSX/Acceleration aircraft.

The F-18 is just completely broken, it's frozen in place, even if you slew into the air

The 737 and 747 have terrible acceleration, the A321 accelerates fine

The Learjet has bad acceleration 

the ultralight controls fine

The Beech Baron feels slow

King Air feels fine

The CRJ has slow acceleration

The Skyhawk is fine

Grand Caravan feels fine

The DHC2 bounces around like it's caught in a tornado, unflyable

DG808S, like the F18 is just frozen

DC-3 has slow acceleration

The Extra 300 is a bit slow

The Goose feels fine

The muel is slow

The Mooney Bravo is a bit slow

Oddly, the only plane with working gauges is the P51. Lights don't work on any of the planes.

 

 

44 minutes ago, Adrian123 said:

The thing I find odd about that, you can take aircraft, ie Carenado aircraft from FSX and they work fine in P3DV4. I wouldn't think there would be a MDL change knowing Carenado?

P3D is backwards compatible with FSX MDLs.

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23 hours ago, Tuskin38 said:

Oddly, the only plane with working gauges is the P51

Only 3D gauges work, most are XML and they don't work


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On 8/26/2020 at 2:04 PM, bta122 said:

Wow. What a legend this guy is!

I got my aircraft converted and working. Admittedly its fairly simple.

Simple guide for the non IT literate (in Windows at least)

https://github.com/klasbj/planeconverter

Click Code dropdown, Download zip.

Unzip zip file

https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.1

Click Windows version to download and run to install

Click search in windows

type powershell

run the powershell program

then cd to the directory you unzipped planeconverter to e.g. cd c:\planeconverter-master\PlaneConverter

type:

dotnet run

That should launch the app.

On the update lasyout.json tab select the directory for your fsx plane (I'd advise making a copy)

Click Update layout.json button

You should get a success message.

Click the Copy and package Simobject tab

Browse to the Community folder where you installed FS2020 e.g. C:\MSFlightSim\Community in my case

Click Convert

And thats it, or it was for me.

If it doesn't work, download new PlaneConverter zip files and keep trying as new features are added.

 

 

i don't believe that the cd is working ...this is my directory

C:\planeconverter-master\PlaneConverter

kyfht9i.png

Not sure if the directory is changing and also when I type dotnet run..I get this...any help appreciated.

 

Thank you,

BobM.


Bob M

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On 8/20/2020 at 4:20 AM, smoothchat said:

Try copying an fsx plane into the Community folder and see what happens

the default f18 in fsx works in msfs community folder, some dude over at steam posted this but he hasn't tried payware fsx yet.

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i just wanted the glider lol.......do you copy and paste because for some reason I can't seem to find the right dotnet or sdk or whatever it is for windows 10x64

Download stuff and they all fail in setup and I have no "dotnet" folder under "program files"

 

Thanks alot,

BobM.

 

 


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for some reason I can't seem to find the right dotnet or sdk or whatever it is for windows 10x64

Download stuff and they all fail in setup and I have no "dotnet" folder under "program files"

This is how I do it, no need for visual studio or dotnet, (instructions found on the web)

"first go here and download the build.py file: https://github.com/wpine215/msfs-a320neo
then make sure you have python 3.6 or newer to run that .py file
then go into your MSFS Community folder and make a new folder for the plane you want to bring over from FSX, something like manfredjahn-c47 for example
then drop all the FSX add-on files inside this new folder as if it was FSX's main directory, make sure the folders look something like SimObjects/Airplanes/your plane, then drop the build.py and some random manifest.json from another default plane in the main folder
run the build.py to create the layout.json file
edit the manifest.json file to match the plane"

The only glider I've got to work at all is the payware motorised K21, and no soaring...at best staying level

Cheers
Keith

 


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Thank you....still working on it. can't get the fsx simobjects to show up yet in the community folder. working on it.

 

Bestest!!

BobM.


  

 

Bestest,

BobM.

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Specs: Win10, 4790K, nVidia 1080ti, Saitek Yoke+Quadrant+Radio/Switch and AP panels, VRInsight 737 overhead, Virtual Avionics 737 MCP. 3 x 1440*900 main display + 1024*600 VDU display. NLR V3 Motion seat. Oculus DK2 CV1 HTC Vive VR headsets.

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On 8/20/2020 at 7:52 AM, LHookins said:

Woot!  A2A says their fleet may be in MSFS sooner rather than later!

The pertinent part that applies to this thread:

Hook

While I'm enjoying the heck outta' flying the default 172 with steam gauges all over the world (as you've seen)....can't wait for a beefier 182 and my Comanche from arguably the best GA dev around (well not as good as Carenado, but nobody is as accurate as they are in their flight models and avionics) 😉

 

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Download my FSX, P3D paints at Avsim by clicking here

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On 8/29/2020 at 6:39 PM, unc1rlm said:

i don't believe that the cd is working ...this is my directory

C:\planeconverter-master\PlaneConverter

kyfht9i.png

Not sure if the directory is changing and also when I type dotnet run..I get this...any help appreciated.

 

Thank you,

BobM.

Did you run/install the dot net file once you downloaded it?

Doesn't look like it installed to me.

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So I figured out how to get the ATC to say Aircraft Type and Model

Look in the file "Official\OneStore\fs-base\en-US.locPak" with a text editor and find the model name and manufacturer of the aircraft.

For examples here is what I put in the P-51's aircraft.cfg

atc_type = "TT:ATCCOM.ATC_NAME NORTH_AMERICAN.0.text"
atc_model = "TT:ATCCOM.AC_MODEL P51.0.text"

You want the line that ends in '.text', and make sure to put 'TT:' in front of it.

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I'm guessing you could make your own ".locPak" file with the model and manufacturer if it's missing from that file, but I haven't tested that yet.

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I'm wanting the DG Flugzeugbau DG-808S  Glider. I could get it working for sure. I'm a CFI-G instructor and would like get something into MSFS 2020.

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