Install help

Pro Member Trainee
boxer10 Trainee

Hi all.
I'm new to this site and I'm having trouble installing aircraft that I download.
I use winrar and I use extract to......
then I specify the FS2002 folder. When I start the game, I cannot see the aircraft.
I have manually copied and pasted, by this doesn't always work.

Any advice, tips please?

Sorry if I'm being stupid 😕


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Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

Make sure that you are using 2002 aircraft not 2004 and that they are full aircraft not textures.
You may have to look under the manufacturers name (Douglas, Cessna) and in the middle window of that name in your menu.

These are my standard installation directions.

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.

Let us know how you do.


Pro Member Trainee
boxer10 Trainee

Hi RMan. I think I've cracked it.

Thanks for your help.

Andy 😀

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