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How to install aircraft in FSX

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norman19
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:50 pm 

WHEN I INSTALLING ATR 72500 USING TOM THERE IS ERROR: YOUR AIR CRAFT NOT CONFIGURE
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PeachyKeene
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:00 am 

They don't make this the least bit easy, do they? I'm about ready to toss the whole damned program!!!! "I'm gettin' too old for this shit!"



dtdb wrote:
1/6/11 Update:
Here is a link to my website that has a more in-depth and up to date tutorial on how to install addon aircraft. http://fstipsandaddons.com/tutorials/installing_aircraft.html

There is also one for scenery here: http://fstipsandaddons.com/tutorials/installing_scenery.html
And repaints: http://fstipsandaddons.com/tutorials/installing_repaints.html

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Here is something I made that shows how to install addons for FSX. I hope it helps.
(I have windows XP, this might be different for Vista or 7- location of were to put the folders and files.)


How to install addon aircraft.
1. Make a folder somewhere in your computer where you can store your addon aircraft. (I called mine FSX Downloads). You can store your addons here in the zipped file format in case the one you unzip and use in the game gets messed up or deleted.

2. When downloading the addon aircraft, save the file to that folder or move it there when it's done downloading.

3. Extract the folder and go inside it. Make sure all the main parts of the plane (model, panel, texture, sound, and other files) are located right inside when you click on the folder. If you have to click through a couple of folders to get to these, move them up to the top folder.

4. Copy the aircraft folder to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes

NOTE: Even if the addon is a helicopter, still put it in the airplanes folder, not the rotorcraft folder.

5. Go into the downloaded aircraft folder and look to see if there are any folders called gauges or effects. If there is, see below.

Effects: copy all the effects in the folder (not the folder itself) and put them in:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Effects

Gauges: Same thing as above, except put them in the gauges folder.

If it says a copy of it already exists, say yes to all to overwrite them.

6.If there any any extra files or folders (pictures,read me,manuals,ect) delete them unless you want to save them. Then FSX won't have to load any extra stuff when you want to select a aircraft

7. Exit out of the folders and your done!




How to install Addon Textures. (or repaints)

1. Make a folder somewhere in your computer where you can store your addon textures in the zipped file format in case the one you unzip and use in the game gets messed up or deleted.

2. Download and put the texture folder in the folder you just created.

3. Extracted the folder and then put it in the folder of the plane it's for.

Aircraft.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes

FSX Helicopters. (any addon helicopters should be put in the aircraft folder)

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Rotorcraft

4. The name of the folder that is actual going to be used for the textures is going to be called something like texture.(something). Make sure you only have to click on the folder to see all the texture files. The files are ussually .dds or .bmp.

Now open up the aircraft.cfg file for the aircraft your installing the textures for. You will see a bunch of entries that look like this:
This one is for the boeing 737, depending on the airplane, some parts of this will be different.

[fltsim.0]
title=Boeing 737-800 Paint1
sim=Boeing737-800
model=
panel=
sound=
texture=1
kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref
atc_id=N737W
atc_airline=Boeing
atc_flight_number=
ui_manufacturer="Boeing"
ui_type="737-800"
ui_variation="Boeing livery"
ui_typerole="Commercial Airliner"
ui_createdby="Microsoft Corporation"
description="One should hardly be surprised that...."

Each one of these is for a different texture or paint for the aircraft.The addon texture your installing ussually has a readme in it. Open that up and look for something like what was shown above. Copy that and put at after the last fltsim entry. NOTE: make sure the number after fltsim is the number right after the last entry. ex. If the last entry was called fltsim.7, you would put fltsim.8. Also, make sure what is to the right of texture= is the same name as the folder (without the texture.). If the name of the folder was texture.swair, then in the aircraf.cfg file it would be texture=swair.[url][/url]
Mad
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Dhetts11
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:50 am 

I saved the folder to a folder in my docs and then unzipped it and copied it to the airplanes folder under simobjects in FSX. it has all the subcategories (sound, texture, ect.) but does not show up when I try to select aircraft in free flight mode. It is not under a different aircraft type, it is simply not there. Any suggestions?.. :/
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RadarMan
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:04 am 

Dhetts11 wrote:
I saved the folder to a folder in my docs and then unzipped it and copied it to the airplanes folder under simobjects in FSX. it has all the subcategories (sound, texture, ect.) but does not show up when I try to select aircraft in free flight mode. It is not under a different aircraft type, it is simply not there. Any suggestions?.. :/


Always follow the read-me that comes with every download and it'll work.

Radar

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Tailhook
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:11 pm 

Dhetts11 wrote:
I saved the folder to a folder in my docs and then unzipped it and copied it to the airplanes folder under simobjects in FSX. it has all the subcategories (sound, texture, ect.) but does not show up when I try to select aircraft in free flight mode. It is not under a different aircraft type, it is simply not there. Any suggestions?.. :/


Have a look inside the texture folder. If there is no thumbnail inside, you won't be able to see the aircraft.
Next step: Open the aircraft.cfg file with notepad and look for

ui_manufacturer=xxxx

If the ui-manufacturer is 'Grumman', you'll find it under Grumman etc.
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:47 am 

I've downloaded Fsx on my windows vista a few times now and after every download the game doesnt show up anywhere. The only time i've been able to play it was after the first download and from then on, you can't locate it anywhere in the computer? Any tips?
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:07 am 

Anonymous wrote:
I've downloaded Fsx on my windows vista a few times now and after every download the game doesnt show up anywhere. The only time i've been able to play it was after the first download and from then on, you can't locate it anywhere in the computer? Any tips?


If your downloading (as you say) it illegally then there is nothing we can tell you.
If you are loading it from the disks then feed FSX into the search line and find it.
It should be in games or Microsoft games.

Radar

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jstockton8821
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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:08 am 

Hey guys, I'm trying to download the F-15 on FSX with windows 8 and the only files i can find are my saved flights and the logbook, not too sure what to do but please help! thanks.
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EsCaDa
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Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:14 am 

Where do i put the modules? Some forums says i must install the registry first. My module folder contain 2 files: FSUIPC(registration entries) and FSUIPC.dll

so i double click the FSUIPC registration entries and then it said
the specified file not a registry script. you can only import binary registry script from within registry editor. im so confused. Then i try to install from inside FSX game folder. It still same... Can you help me sir?
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conniegeo1
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Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:48 pm 

I noticed your talking Copy and paste to get addon aircraft into FSX
Why cant you drag and drop ? Shocked
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Miller Pichon
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:44 am 

I'm confused. What folder do I have to put the file in? Does it have to be a zipped folder or a regular folder? And how the Censored do I download the Texture file?! Help me! Mad Help! Wall Bashing Doh! Dont Know
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RadarMan
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:42 am 

Miller Pichon wrote:
I'm confused. What folder do I have to put the file in? Does it have to be a zipped folder or a regular folder? And how the Censored do I download the Texture file?! Help me! Mad Help! Wall Bashing Doh! Dont Know


Download which texture.

Please be more clear in what you want to do.

Radar

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Tom Ellis-Martin
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Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:37 am 

Whenever I go into the Microsoft Games folder I can only see a folder called Train Simulator (another game that I have) I tried searching my computer for the file and I can't find it. Please help! Thanks.
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RadarMan
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Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:42 pm 

Tom Ellis-Martin wrote:
Whenever I go into the Microsoft Games folder I can only see a folder called Train Simulator (another game that I have) I tried searching my computer for the file and I can't find it. Please help! Thanks.


Type Microsoft in search and it should show up in the listings.

Radar

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gerry56
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:51 pm 

What version of fsx do you have installed? I know on my computer if I click on ms games I get the fsx file, which is the box version, the new steam edition is a download off their web site which is now done by the same co. that has the train simulator. I have both fsx versions and train sim and don' have any problems,did you download train sim. of the computer too.
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:39 pm 

hey bro i want to ask you that i didnt find any folder in microsoft games ,named as xplane-simulator Wink Crying or Very sad Embarassed plz guide me i dont know any thing about xplane ??????[/u][/b][/i]
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:01 pm 

aalex wrote:
hey bro i want to ask you that i didnt find any folder in microsoft games ,named as xplane-simulator Wink Crying or Very sad Embarassed plz guide me i dont know any thing about xplane ??????[/u][/b][/i]


Microsoft didn't make X-Plane, read about it here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Plane_%28simulator%29

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:08 pm 

How can I get the Main Menu, the Addon Installation Wizard. and ultimately the picture with the grid(window) and all important inscriptions (Addon Wizard Window) which has the title "Addit!Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator X", although I have a FSX-Steam Version.
I have downloaded Addit!Pro, unzipped the resulting file. My Windows 7 is a 32-bit (not a 64-bit) version. Now I don't know how to proceed to the Wizard and its window.
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:15 am 

Hi, I have the double disk microsoft flight sim X acceleration pack and have been using it for years. I have flown all the missions many times over so I am looking at downloading new missions.

I have had a quick search through this forum and would like to know how I can download new missions / aircrafts

If there are some instructions or even You Tube videos that you can guide me to I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance

Nez
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:32 am 

Anonymous wrote:
Hi, I have the double disk microsoft flight sim X acceleration pack and have been using it for years. I have flown all the missions many times over so I am looking at downloading new missions.

I have had a quick search through this forum and would like to know how I can download new missions / aircrafts

If there are some instructions or even You Tube videos that you can guide me to I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance

Nez


Here are some of our FSX missions for download.

https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/search/?q=fsx+missions+&cat=

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Pouya Pourakbarian
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:49 pm 

Hi. I have downloaded a few add-on flights from this site and with all of them I am having similar problems. with some of them, the texture of the body paint doesn't appear, in some of them the virtual cockpit isn't complete, in one of them even with zero throttle the plane starts to move on the ground, in one of them there is no cockpit all together, where as the outside views of the plane are fine. what is wrong? what should I do?
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:51 pm 

Pouya Pourakbarian wrote:
Hi. I have downloaded a few add-on flights from this site and with all of them I am having similar problems. with some of them, the texture of the body paint doesn't appear, in some of them the virtual cockpit isn't complete, in one of them even with zero throttle the plane starts to move on the ground, in one of them there is no cockpit all together, where as the outside views of the plane are fine. what is wrong? what should I do?


Make sure they are made for FSX not for FS9.
Lower a few of your slides, autogen, shadows, clouds and AI.
They may be too graphic intensive for you video card.

Radar

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ianstephens
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:43 pm 

Pouya Pourakbarian wrote:
Hi. I have downloaded a few add-on flights from this site and with all of them I am having similar problems. with some of them, the texture of the body paint doesn't appear, in some of them the virtual cockpit isn't complete, in one of them even with zero throttle the plane starts to move on the ground, in one of them there is no cockpit all together, where as the outside views of the plane are fine. what is wrong? what should I do?


This could also be a DX10 issue.

Please try disabling DX10 or see this article here:
https://flyawaysimulation.com/news/4764/
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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:31 pm 

It is really easy to download any aircraft with Rikooo. it is a website (rikooo.com/downloads), and any aircraft or whatever you download comes as a .exe. it works every time
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