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I'm new at adding AI traffic and have a couple of questions:1) What all exactly is required to add AI to a non-towered airport? I have been working on KGLS. I added a tower, parking spaces, frequencies and a flightplan but the traffic never shows up, on the ground or in the air. The airport does have ILS available. Are there some caveats that I may be missing? i.e. tower and ground must be different frequencies or something like that.Any help or pointing me in the right direction is appreciated.2) Are there only certain planes that can be used for AI? Any recommendations where I could find some new ones or repaints? I would like to add Southwest since that in one of the main ones in my area.I know that you all have probably answered these questions a hundred times but I'm having trouble searching tonight for some reason.Thanks all.

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1)You need tower, a tower frequency, parking, runway - and taxiways connecting the taxiways and runways correctly.I made a few airports work like that.2)As mentioned: www.projectai.com./Lars

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Some really basic newbie mistakes (I know because I've made 'em all myself at one time or another...)The airport needs to be in the airports.txt file generated by TTools TDecompiler. It's a flat text file, so just look at it and it will be obvious how things go. Don't worry about alphabetical order - TTools will take care of that.The planes you can use are in the aircraft.txt file. For details, check the TTools documentation. (This is one of the best documentation files I've ever seen, by the way.) You can add planes. Note that your favorite Southwest is NOT include in the default Voicepack as an airline, only a direction. You can modify the Voicepack, so browse around these fora (proper Latin plural of forum) for more info.After you add your flight plans to flightplans.txt, you need to run TCompiler to put it back into the system. FS 2002 does NOT read the 3 text files, but rather the Traffic.bgl file which is the input to TDecompiler (to extract the text files) and the output of TCompiler (to regenerate the binary file FS2002 reads.)WARNING: Adding aircraft and flight plans can be addictive. You may find yourself completely forgetting to fly. I've got hundreds of planes, and I use them all, all over the world. I probably spend 3 hours with TTools and AFCAD for every hour I spend in FS2002. Don't try this at home unless you have a nagging wife who will drag you away from your computer, at least on work nights...

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Thanks all!I have done everything as you all have suggested and AI craft still do not show up as this airport. There must be something I have done wrong somewhere. I verified that the airport, aircraft and flightplans exist, have compiled and have checked the airport thoroughly with AFCAD. Maybe I'm just not there at the correct times although I have tried almost everytime day and night.I'll keep trying.I do appreciate your help.

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Remember that the times in the flight plans are GMT, so use that time in the FS dialog box, not your local time.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Thanks Tom. I use yRoute which allows you to select a time offset. I assumed that if I picked mine (-6 GMT) I would then enter my local time and it yRoute would adjust the time to the correct GMT. Is this not correct?

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It's usually correct, but not always. Be sure to check the GMT vs local time offset in the World/Time & Season menu when at the airport to confirm this.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Did you get your problem solved?I just spent 5 min installing AI at KGLS.Works fine.Please copy and paste your Airport co-ordinates and flight plan that your using. Also, our aircraft numbers won't match, so let me know what aircraft your using.PeteCYYF

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Too cool Pete!!! Thanks for trying to help.Here's what I have:From airports.txtKGLS,N29* 15.81',W94* 51.54',7From flightplans.txtAC#1,N179PC,50%,4Hr,IFR,00:00:00,00:33:03,040,R,0123,KBPT,04:30:00,05:03:03,040,R,0321,KGLSAC#20,N987PT,50%,4Hr,IFR,02:30:00,03:36:50,050,R,0789,KCLL,06:30:00,07:36:50,040,R,0987,KGLSAC#26,N6758P,50%,4Hr,IFR,02:00:00,02:35:15,070,F,0123,KAUS,06:30:00,07:05:15,060,F,0321,KGLSFrom aircraft.txtAC#1,200,"Beech Baron 58"AC#20,129,"Cessna Skyhawk 172SP Paint2"AC#26,464,"Learjet 45"I'm sure that it is something that I have done that's plain goofy.Again, I appreciate your help.PS - I'm in the Central timezone (-6 GMT?)I would appreciate the AFCAD file you built or I could send you what I have done.

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Hi Phil,I put your 3 flight plans in and they all worked fine for takeoff.When you start FS, go to create a flight and change time. You will notice MS shows a 5 hour time difference; not 6.Also, just to be sure, open the airport with AFCAD and change 2 or 3 parking spots from whatever size they are, to small gates. This will ensure their big enough to handle your planes.Start FS, set the time to 17:57 GMT. 12:57 local time.You should see all 3 of your planes sitting there. The Lear will start at 18:00 GMT.My airport co-ordinates are a little different from yours but it shouldn't make a difference. Mine are: KGLS,N29* 14.99',W94* 51.56',6Try this and let me know how you make out.PeteCYYF

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Did everything as you instructed and I'm still all alone at the airport. Thus is frustrating because a generally have no problems understanding these types of things. It must be something I have done to my AFCAD file.In a last resort, I am posting my AFCAD file below. Everyone, please excuse this. I am determined to figure this out.Pete, if you see anything glaring please let me know. I really want to learn what I am doing here.Begin AFCAD Export file----------------------; Flight Simulator Airport KGLS (Scholes Intl At Galveston); File generated by AFCAD Version 1.2.2; HomeFile( "usseaf06.bgl" );Set( fsvers 0x800 )Header( 1 N29:20.8073 N29:14.8764 W94:50.7112 W94:56.3197 )AI_Border( N29:20.8073 N29:14.8764 W94:50.7112 W94:56.3197 )Container( APT 1 ) APLocation( N29:15.9190 W94:51.6243 1.83 ) ICAO_ID( KGLS ) ;---- Runways and associated ILS units RwyLoc( N29:15.9228 W94:51.6968 1.83 140.210 4.5 6000 150 N 13 ASPHALT 0x50 304.8 ) Navaid( N29:15.4164 W94:51.2141 1.83 140.210 111.700 LOC NONE 2 "IGLS" ) Navaid( N29:16.2251 W94:51.8623 1.83 3.000 111.700 SLOPE NONE 2 "IGLS" ) RwyLoc( N29:15.9152 W94:51.5526 1.83 180.860 4.5 6001 150 N 17 CEMENT 0x50 304.8 ) ;---- Marker Beacons (if any) Navaid( N29:20.2674 W94:55.8168 1.83 140.210 0.000 MARKER OM 0 "" ) ;---- Helipads (if any) RwyLoc( N29:15.9503 W94:51.4275 1.83 0.000 4.5 112 112 H 0 UNKNOWN 0x0 304.8 ) ;---- Communications Frequency( 134.450 APCON "HOUSTON" ) Frequency( 119.275 13 "KGLS" ) Frequency( 135.350 CDEL "HOUSTON" ) Frequency( 134.450 DEPCON "HOUSTON" ) Frequency( 122.150 FSS "MONTGOMERY CO" ) Frequency( 122.200 FSS "MONTGOMERY CO" ) Frequency( 123.050 CTAF "SCHOLES" ) Frequency( 123.050 UNICOM "SCHOLES" ) Frequency( 122.100 CT "SCHOLES" ) Frequency( 128.700 GNDCON "SCHOLES" ) Frequency( 127.400 ATIS "SCHOLES" ) Frequency( 128.000 MULTICOM "SCHOLES" ) ;---- Start Locations SetupLoc( N29:15.5881 W94:51.3278 1.83 204.8 1 N 31 ) SetupLoc( N29:15.4381 W94:51.5219 1.83 241.8 1 N 35 ) SetupLoc( N29:16.3652 W94:51.5086 1.83 302.2 1 N 17 ) SetupLoc( N29:16.3212 W94:52.0224 1.83 207.2 1 N 13 ) ;---- Control Tower Tower( N29:16.1409 W94:51.3594 18.29 0 ) ;---- Taxiway and Parking data AI_DataStart TaxiwayPoints( 0 446.22 930.58 1 165.43 866.89 0 128.95 858.98 1 92.49 851.11 1 -631.19 690.03 0 -676.85 677.75 1 -716.57 665.32 0 -790.93 651.77 1 -657.70 720.14 0 -608.55 836.18 0 -47.33 965.36 1 90.11 878.49 1 164.50 836.16 0 267.47 775.40 0 263.53 710.17 0 260.68 574.76 0 259.17 504.22 0 255.95 353.74 0 255.32 325.37 0 253.81 258.37 0 251.96 144.65 0 248.03 -19.70 0 246.31 -86.13 0 238.68 -215.15 0 505.67 -565.61 1 469.94 -636.96 0 453.08 -676.58 1 423.38 -703.61 0 182.33 -883.98 1 142.26 -897.77 0 102.58 -902.98 0 113.04 -208.65 1 149.72 -211.23 0 -404.96 351.85 0 -354.28 352.03 0 71.49 353.22 0 121.39 353.36 1 164.68 350.20 0 395.80 711.29 0 419.09 753.23 0 468.48 -695.04 0 112.09 -267.89 0 -703.11 709.24 0 102.29 -922.49 0 129.68 907.68 0 242.99 -149.64 0 240.48 -187.76 0 261.79 627.59 0 262.67 669.14 0 164.51 -890.11 0 411.90 -712.20 0 478.24 -621.53 0 168.49 -212.06 0 184.88 350.98 0 180.26 826.86 0 185.25 871.38 0 79.21 885.38 0 79.51 848.22 0 -650.17 737.92 0 -611.40 694.43 0 -730.58 662.77 ) Positions( 378.73 572.97 31.0 94.5 0x00800081 378.73 500.49 38.0 94.5 0x00900101 379.98 332.95 38.0 94.5 0x00900181 475.43 774.34 31.0 93.7 0x00800201 475.27 710.56 31.0 91.3 0x00800281 364.87 260.92 38.0 95.4 0x0C90000A 373.45 139.87 38.0 95.4 0x0C90008A 360.66 -18.94 31.0 95.4 0x0C80010A 349.86 -78.95 31.0 90.0 0x00800481 351.81 -193.96 31.0 93.2 0x00800581 356.53 -139.72 31.0 90.0 0x0C800581 371.72 666.13 31.0 87.6 0x0C800601 374.70 624.49 31.0 90.0 0x00800681 ) TaxiwayPath( 1 45.7 500000 40 26 0 1.0 0 1 45.7 500000 26 41 0 1.0 0 1 45.7 500000 41 33 0 1.0 0 1 45.7 500000 33 5 0 1.0 0 1 45.7 500000 5 42 0 1.0 0 1 45.7 500000 43 30 0 1.0 1 1 45.7 500000 30 41 0 1.0 1 1 45.7 500000 41 31 0 1.0 1 1 45.7 500000 31 36 0 1.0 1 1 45.7 500000 36 2 0 1.0 1 1 45.7 500000 2 44 0 1.0 1 2 30.5 500000 18 2 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 19 5 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 20 6 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 21 7 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 16 1 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 15 0 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 38 4 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 39 3 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 22 8 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 46 9 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 45 10 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 48 11 0 1.0 0 2 30.5 500000 47 12 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 1 2 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 2 3 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 4 5 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 5 6 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 5 8 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 9 10 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 11 2 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 2 12 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 13 14 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 15 16 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 16 17 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 17 18 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 18 19 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 19 20 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 20 21 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 21 22 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 23 24 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 25 26 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 26 27 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 29 30 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 31 32 0 1.0 4 0 27.4 500000 33 34 0 1.0 5 0 27.4 500000 34 35 0 1.0 5 0 27.4 500000 35 36 0 1.0 5 0 27.4 500000 36 37 0 1.0 5 0 30.5 500000 38 14 0 1.0 0 0 30.5 500000 39 38 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 45 22 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 46 45 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 46 23 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 47 15 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 48 47 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 48 14 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 49 28 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 49 29 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 50 27 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 50 28 0 1.0 3 0 27.4 500000 51 24 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 51 25 0 1.0 2 0 27.4 500000 52 32 0 1.0 4 0 27.4 500000 52 23 0 1.0 4 0 27.4 500000 53 37 0 1.0 5 0 27.4 500000 53 17 0 1.0 5 0 27.4 500000 54 12 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 54 13 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 55 0 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 55 1 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 56 10 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 56 11 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 57 3 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 58 8 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 58 9 0 1.0 1 0 27.4 500000 59 57 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 59 4 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 60 6 0 1.0 0 0 27.4 500000 60 7 0 1.0 0 ) TaxiwayNames( " " "E" "B" "A" "C" "D" ) AI_DataEndEndCNameList( 409 ) NameEntry( REGION 0 "North America" ) NameEntry( COUNTRY 0 "United States" ) NameEntry( STATE 0 "Texas" ) NameEntry( CITY 0 "Galveston" ) NameEntry( AIRPORT 1 "Scholes Intl At Galveston" )EndNLEnd AFCAD Export file-----------------------

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Problem found and solved.This line in Lee Swordy's documentation was the answer."I changed flight plans or aircraft and nothing changed in the AI world.Did you make a copy of the traffic.bgl file before making changes, and did you leave the copy in the same folder? FS2002 will often read the copied file, even if it has a different name, and will ignore the modified traffic.bgl file. This means that FS2002 will be running with all the stock AI traffic. If you make a copy of that file then change the file extension from ".bgl" to something else, such as ".xyz" so FS2002 won't try to read it."Phil changed the file extension name on the copy and now has his traffic working.PeteCYYF

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