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Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby Evan Popchock » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:25 pm

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I recently downloaded an updated version of the Thomas Ruth Airbus A330-300 and the aircraft doesn't show up on the list of aircraft in FSX. I have tried making changes to the aircraft config, renaming the folder for this aircraft, and removing other Airbus aircraft of similar type that I thought were conflicting with this installation, but it made no difference. I am unsure what to do next, let alone what I might be doing wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Note: I am unable to contact the developer for this particular aircraft because they don't have any contact info. I have posted a screenshot of the problem aircraft (above), which includes the developer's name.
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby pete » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:58 am

Hi Evan, Just checked the file again and it works fine in P3D at least. The models are FSX native so they should be completely the same in FSX. Are you sure you're copying the correct folder?

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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby Hagar » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:29 am

Not sure you checked the correct file Pete. I tried this one in FSX-SE & it doesn't show up for me either.
https://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=a333_updated.zip&categoryId=&filename=Y

I couldn't find anything wrong after checking the usual things but haven't had time to investigate properly.
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby Evan Popchock » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:14 pm

Hagar wrote:Not sure you checked the correct file Pete. I tried this one in FSX-SE & it doesn't show up for me either.
https://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=a333_updated.zip&categoryId=&filename=Y

I couldn't find anything wrong after checking the usual things but haven't had time to investigate properly.
Same here. :think: I have installed the files correctly and the aircraft still doesn't show up in my FSX Select Aircraft list, no matter what I have tried to get it to work
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby mjzmansr » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:20 am

Hi! I too downloaded the Thomas Ruth A330 yesterday to my FSX and it doesn't work. Seems too coincidental for this many of us having problems with a simple download. I also had problems with the A330 Caribes download. Same thing.
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby pete » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:42 am

Definitely the same file (a333_updated) but I am using P3D. I have checked it over briefly and also cannot see anything obvious that would prevent it showing in FSX. Obviously soemthing is wrong.


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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby cevans » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:12 am

I'll look into it but don't own a copy of FSX. Does this apply to all releases of the A330 repaints since the last update you are trying to use?
As a last resort I could add the textures to a previous fsx model.
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby pizzo007 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:21 am

my first post here!
found a simple way-around regarding the updated A333 package for FSX users, just open the aircraft.cfg file and save it as "aircraft.cfg", replacing the old one!!

Hi Chris,
THank you for the amzing packages you share.
The newer A333 packages also have the same issue in FSX, good news is they can also be fixed by same method. A332 packages are working fine.

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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby pete » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:32 am

Thank you! I also couldn't get it to show.

I posted a link to this thread on the files
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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby pizzo007 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:34 am

Most welcome Pete!

Further, it seems the issue is with the format of aircraft.cfg file. You have to save it as ANSI or UTF-8 format.
I guess "UTF-8 with BOM" format is not read by FSX.

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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby Hagar » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:52 am

pizzo007 wrote:Further, it seems the issue is with the format of aircraft.cfg file. You have to save it as ANSI or UTF-8 format.
I guess "UTF-8 with BOM" format is not read by FSX.

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That fixed it. Well Done! :clap:

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Re: Updated Thomas Ruth A330 not showing up in FSX

Postby Evan Popchock » Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:12 am

Hagar wrote:
pizzo007 wrote:Further, it seems the issue is with the format of aircraft.cfg file. You have to save it as ANSI or UTF-8 format.
I guess "UTF-8 with BOM" format is not read by FSX.

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That fixed it. Well Done! :clap:

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