How do you use the new aircraft downloads in MS Flight Sim 2004? THanks.
If you mean how do you install them then here are my directions.
Anything else, please ask.
You need WinZip to unzip the folders.
You can get the trial one at WinZip it's the best you can use and the trial will last for years.
I think I know what you are asking but I try answering two ways.
One, If you cannot find your downloads to "unzip" them, send them to "My Computer", "My Briefcase" or even to "Desktop".
You can enter them from any of those areas.
I download to a folder that I have in "My Briefcase" it's just handy for me that way.
I do it a more complicated way, but it works.
Make certain you have a full aircraft not just textures.
Unzip the file and now it's in it's own little window, you work from there. Dump the jpgs.
dblc on "My Computer"
dblc on The "C" drive icon.
dblc on "Program files"
dblc on "Microsoft Games".
dblc on "Flight Simulator.
Now you have all the folders laid out in front of you.
Follow the directions in the read-me that came with the aircraft.
Put the gauges in the gauge folder.
Put the effects in the effects folder.
Put the aircraft in the aircraft folder; make certain it has the correct name of the plane.
Now go crash land like I do.
I did what you said to do and the plane still does not show in my aircraft selection box. What can I do now? Thanks.
What aircraft did you use (zip file #) and name. Is it a 2004 craft.
Try a simple one from and see how you do, don't forget to follow the read-me that comes with it.
Good luck and let us know how you do.
I now have a C-130. Thanks.
P.S. I tried several others and they did not work
Stick to one's that are just for 2004 and don't forget to follow the read-me carefully.
Good luck and enjoy! 👍
I posted a tech question with the exact same problem. I had the same result, the aircraft worked fine but none others worked, if you figure out how to get the others to work please post it here, or in my post.
You have to make certain that they are for 2004 and that you follow the read-me carefully.
Be careful not to get just "textures" and check the menu, sometimes the aircraft show up under different names or as "unspecified".