Sndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
I have got FS98 and since I have got access to the net, I regulary download some new aircraft. For a little part of these, there occur no problems but for a lot of them there are, I can not convert them. This is what happens.
I download the aircraft - I open the Zip file and extract all the files to a temporary map - I open FS98 converter and click on aircraft - I open the map where the aircraft is in and apart from some maps with sound-panel-model there is a sort of paper with next to it eg 345ac102.Air
I click on 345ac102.Air
The computers gives me the message:
Conversion completed - 1 file had errors
when I click on details I read:
Converting aircraft 345ac102.Air
Version 6.00 model in bad format-conversion halted.
I have had this happen with most of the best aircraft. What do I have to do to get these aircraft in my sim?
I you know, please let me know because I really do not know what to do anymore.
Thank you very much!
Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4454 times:
You're using the FS5.x to FS98 converter. It can't handle FS95 planes, the ones giving you an error message. Most planes on the net have a .txt (or so) file with the Zip file. Read it, and find out which version it is.
Sndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4452 times:
Thank you Ual1636 and Danny, I think I might have solved the problem as I didn't know that you need to create a map under the FS98/Aircraft section for most aircraft. Most of the planes work now
N139J From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 4439 times:
Some aircraft designers convert their planes BEFORE they ZIP it. You can easily tell if the by what the *.zip file contains. If it contains ONLY the *.air file and some readme's then check the version. If the *.zip contains multiple folders such as panel and sound etc. the it is pre-converted. All you have to do is move ALL contents to a folder in the fs98/aircraft directory. Hope this helps.