newenglandpatriot wrote:hello to everyone out there. Never really looked at this site before,my mistake perhaps. But I have a problem, I downloaded ai AI aircraft for 2004. And want to know where to put the thing in my sim. Don,t know anything about the program , so any help would be great. I have the major airlines From WoA already on the system ,they work great ,but that's as far as I know I also have a steam version of FSX. But I,ve had my 2004 for a while now ) and its an old friend.
First things first
From your post it sounds like you have downloaded what are called repaints which are textures only and not a complete aircraft. Files like these are meant to be added to an existing aircraft creating what is called another variation.
A good example of this is to look at the default B737-400 you will notice several variations of the same aircraft or a different paint scheme one for say United Airlines one for say Delta airlines and so forth. Every airline has its own paint scheme it uses for its aircraft.
In order to add a variation you have to change the existing aircraft cfg file for the plane you want to put it in. While this is not difficult you have to follow a specific pattern or way.
Just look at the default B737-400 and follow it.
The file you download will tell you if this is just textures only and even if it does not it is obvious if this is a repaint or a complete aircraft.
A complete aircraft should have the following folders in it (Be careful here as not all designers put there files in the correct folder I have seen a few that are not in any folders at all which really makes you have to work to figure out what goes where)
and a aircraft cfg file
A repaint will only have textures in it they may be inside of a texture folder but not always.
The bottom line is you need to under stand the difference between the two. What ever you do don't I repeat DO NOT download anything directly into FS9 or FSX
Make a folder anyplace outside the main FSX or FS9 folder. Failure to do so will create problems for you.
If you are unsure of what or how to add AI aircraft in any of the simulators you can find help in this or either the FS9 or FSX forum as well.