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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9397 times:

Okay, I know this is really a non-issue, but is there a way in FSX to actually get ATC to pronounce airline callsigns? I'm tired of having a BA flight for example, and not have the callsign pronounced, and just be called "xxx heavy."

Marc

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User currently offlineb737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9388 times:

Try this:

http://www.editvoicepack.com/

I've only ever used it on FS9 but according to the website it also works with FSX.



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9374 times:

Is the program itself (editvoicepack) known to crash...a lot?

Marc


User currently offlineb737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

I don't think it ever crashed for me. I have the FS9 version though. I've used it on Windows 7 64-bit.

I don't really know what the problem can be, maybe someone else can help you more than I can.

Does it even start? And did you install it using the "Run as Administrator" function?



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9367 times:

I'll try it later today...I've been having so many issues with FSX and add-ons for it that I'm seriously ready to uninstall it for good.

Marc


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9329 times:

I have editvoicepack for FSX and it works and I don't have any problems with it at all. Cadet985 - try reinstalling, I really don't have issues with FSX.


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User currently onlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2132 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9326 times:

Sometimes you just have to use weird variations. For example, all my BA aircraft use 'Speed Bird' instead of 'Speedbird'. Of course, Editvoicepack is probably a better permanent solution, but I'm just putting that out there.


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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4398 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9270 times:

EDVP 4.0 works very stable, I have created about 1000 callsigns for it.

Now, the call sign that is uses is written in the aircraft.cfg. If there you find am ATC_airline=Speed Bird, Speed Bird will be used, and if you have speedbird there, speedbird will be used. Checking through the literature, you find both ways of spelling.


User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9270 times:

I'm having trouble importing various callsigns...all I want are some of the major and regional carriers.

User currently offlineb737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9246 times:

This is what I do (disclaimer I do this for FS9)

1. Go on File and click "Update Voicepack"

2. After you perform an update go on file and click "save."

3. Then go on tools and click on "update airliners.cfg"

You may be actually downloading the call signs but if you do not update the airlines.cfg file they will not show up.

That is my procedure it works for me, let us know if you have any luck.



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User currently offlinegeg From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9240 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 7):
EDVP 4.0 works very stable, I have created about 1000 callsigns for i

I'll have to try this when I get home, thanks



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

Quoting b737200 (Reply 9):

Followed your instructions, and some callsigns are working...for example, it is pronouncing "Colgan Air" but not Cathay Pacific. Any suggestions?


User currently offlineb737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9177 times:

Then I think you need to download the voice files for those airlines. I'm not where to find them, maybe try avsim.

I'm not sure if AI packages like WOAI come with voice files, maybe you can try downloading the AI traffic for Cathay, installing it and running the update process once again.



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1559 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9068 times:

Quoting b737200 (Reply 12):
I'm not sure if AI packages like WOAI come with voice files, maybe you can try downloading the AI traffic for Cathay, installing it and running the update process once again.

I've never been able to get any of the AI packages to install correctly.


User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9033 times:

Editcoicepack must be the #1 MUST HAVE freeware addon for FSX IMO (&FS2004, FS2002) if you intend on using non-default AI aircraft or flying non-default aircraft.

A couple of links for info:

http://www.fsonline.dk/en/index.php?title=EditVoicepack
http://www.editvoicepack.com/

p.s. I have never known this program to cause the compute to crash.

[Edited 2011-08-07 09:10:40]

[Edited 2011-08-07 09:11:27]

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