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Project AI first release is available!!

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Folks they have finally released the first release!!! GO GET IT NOW :) :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1 :-yellow1

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Well, I guess this is all well and good but for us newbees is there a place to go to get enlightened?I get to the site and see there are airline text files to download, AI planes (and repaints) to download, but nowhere do I see directions on what I am supposed to do with all these downloads (not even contained in the downloads).A pointer to a page of instructions would be *most* helpful.

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We reformatted our downloads page. It should be a little more clear now.

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Here's the URL of the new Project AI server: http://www.koheit.com/PAI/I'm still a little in the dark about the whole thing, but (like another lemming) I'll d/l what I can this afternoon and see what transpires (the blind leading the blind).

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The number of aircraft displayed could be dependant on how many parking spaces you have available. The AI traffic should talk to ATC. Check to make sure you have the correct frequency tuned in.As far as using our aircraft for Squawkbox instead of CSL...we haven't explored this option yet. It is probably something the authors of Squawkbox would have to work on.

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Hey Tabs,That would be a great idea...the CSL library aircraft are a noble effort, but they look...well I don't have to tell you! :) I know they envisioned that we'd be looking at a whole ramp full of other online pilots and wanted to spare frame rates, but the sad truth is that, unless you are at a fly-in event, its a little lonely out there. :-( I know my machine can handle the 3-7 other online aircraft I might encounter at an airport.I'll look into this and see what I can find.Regards,Steve Dra

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Alright..First off, GREAT WORK Project AI!!Looking forward to Next release(s). Of course. :')Install went off without a hitch (still running Win98SE), made backup copy of traffic.bgl just incase. :')Frame rates:P3-800 (Really P3-550, FSB running at 145mhz)512mb pc133 SDRAM (running at 145mhz)Geforce 2 Pro 64mb (not Oc'ed, runs hot enuff already!)10fps @ 1280x1024 at KORD 100% Traffic (Sliders Maxed cept Cloud @ 40%)Now I can start adding in some AFCAD files to get the gate #'s up some. Haven't done any AFCAD'in yet since before my Project AI install I still just had default traffic.bgl.

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What does the PAI.exe do? Erase my current traffic.bgl file? I currently have many repaints as AI traffic, using AI shuffler. Can my repaints still be used after you run PAI.exe? Thanks

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I would make a backup of your traffic.bgl. It adds PAI's plans along with keeping MS Default GA plans, but I believe you'd lose any homemade plans you added in. The PAI models and paints take up about 145mb and use "PAI " at beginning of directory name to seperate themselves out from any others you have in the aircraft directory.Not sure how good it would work with AI Shuffler I haven't used Ai Shuffler before.. But if you backed up your traffic.bgl and didn't like the new one PAI makes, you can always drop your old one back in and you would still have the PAI Frame rate friendly models and some paints to use. I would think they would probably would with AI shuffler.

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I should also add it does uncompile & recompile your traffic.bgl. But not sure if that so you can keep any flights you might have added on lets say over the default traffic file. The Main reason it probably de & recompiles is because you select which airlines you want to install.

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Good lord, dl'ding and installing the aircraft is so, so easy. No install .exe was needed, these are the easiest installing aircraft I've seen on the web. All files are labeled correctly, winzip does it all.Lobaeux

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Think the (install)EXE was used mostly because of the plans that when with each airline, if you didn't dl United lets say you dont have united flights added into traffic.bgl.

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is the project ai package hard on frame rates? i run a 700mhz Celeron w/ 256mb RAM & 11mb Intel 810E integrated video card/graphics accelerator (:() I really want to run the new project ai release, but i don't know if my system will handle it ok.

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It should be easy on the frame rates.. After all the models have less polys the the defaults that were used (as far as the jets go anyway). And you can always turn down the traffic slider a bit if it still gets sluggish.. That 11mb on MB video is your Frame rate killer..

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Those are the best planes for AI you'll ever find,i get amazing results on my Athlon 950.Great job PAI on an amazing addonRichard

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I should correct you on 1 small item. We did not use the MS default GA flight plans. We created a new set using their SDK and then changed the reg #'s to the correct format for the part of the world the aircraft is flying in. You only get this package if you select to download the base option. Otherwise the installer does not replace your traffic.bgl file. If you select the base option your traffic.bgl file WILL be replaced.

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yeah, it's great. I just installed it and I love seeing the A320s going in and out of Sea-Tac. kudos to the project ai team! Also one question: is there a way to make the project AI planes not appear in the select aircraft menu? after all, they're for the ai not for flying. :)

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ahh, Ok thanks for the clarification.. Maybe the EXE should be zipped with a README with this sort of info.. ;) FYI: The link to the Delta 767-200 paint is a 0 byte file..

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If you edit each aircraft.cfg file and delete(they are at bottom of the ones I looked in);ui_manufacturer=Project AIui_type=Airbus A300ui_variation=VASPAll the "ui_" lines or you can add "//" in front of each line like;//ui_manufacturer=Project AI//ui_type=Airbus A300//ui_variation=VASPAnd that should "REM" them out, then you wouldn't see them in aircraft list..Course in future releases if you dumped a new CFG on top of your edited one they would show back up again.. :-wink2

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Thanx alot Bob_D, I was always wondering how to do that... :)

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Thanks for all the info gentlemen, and thankyou PAI for this great add-on....

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I feel real dumb, but after d/l'ing the entire AI project, installing it, and flying out of Denver and LAX, I see *nothing* -- well, some planes at the terminals (as always) but no air traffic anywhere.I have a 2.4 GZ machine, with 1Gig RAM, and all sliders (including ATC) at max. But still nada. What am I missing here? Is it only effective at certain airports (leaving out Denver and LA)? Or is there some other step I haven't done (it appeared to all compile correctly, opening up a DOS window and doing the traffic compile. And, to reiterate, I selected *everything*, including base and all airlines).

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After the DOS recompile is done does a little popup window with 'DONE' in it come up? Did you click on the upper right "X" to close it, believe then install continues after that, thought already forgot what it does next.. :') Perhaps your install got aborted somehow?For laughs whats your ATC slider at?

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