Greyhound
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Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:53 am

To be honest, I haven't downloaded that much freeware. Since my computer doesn't have the internet at home I had to download some FS9 addons at the computer I'm at now, and then I have to save them to disk and take them back with me to install on my computer at home (internet is too expensive for me right now). I needed some help (advice/directions/blueprint... or not) on how to install some files I've downloaded (POSKY A319's and a couple others. I've seen some instructions in the read-me files for their aircraft, but I tried it once before and it didn't work, or I was just doing the wrong thing. One way or another, I needed someone's directions for a freeware-addon-illiterate person. I have a fit with those zip files. Thanks
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David L
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:25 am

They do vary a bit so the best thing to do might be to unzip to a temporary folder and have a look at what's there and what the folder structure is. Then look in your FS/Aircraft folder and compare. Generally for an aircraft, the zip file should produce a folder with a name indicating the type, e.g. "Slartybartfast B-707", and that should be copied to the FS/Aircraft folder. I downloaded a POSKY 747 some time ago and I think that's all I had to do. The installation instructions might make more sense once you've compared what's in the zip file with what's in the FS/Aircraft folder.
 
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:30 am

Well, I'll give it a try anyhow....
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David L
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:58 am

I checked the POSKY B744 and A332 and they both produce an aircraft folder which goes into the FS/Aircraft folder.

Is it extracting from the zip file that's the problem? Do you have Winzip?
 
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:00 pm

Quoting Greyhound (Thread starter):
I've downloaded (POSKY A319's and a couple others

Euh,.. POSKY doesn't have a 319, maybe you mean IFDG.
Anyway ,1st make sure you have winzip, unzip your file with the wizard interface.
All files will appear in a subfolder in the C:/unzip folder.
You need a model folder, a sound , a panel and a texture folder.
Also you'll see an aircraft.cfg and an air file, in the aircraft file (open with notepad) you'll have a section that says "ui_manufacturer=xxx" the xxx will be the name under witch the aircraft will appear in the drop down selection menu for the aircraft in the game.
I also advice you to download a panel and a good sound file so it will be more realistic.

PS for some excellent AIRBUS models make sure to look for HNAC (A300-310),
Aerodesigns (A300,A318,A340) and Flightcraft (their wonderful A330).
For panels I advice Recommend Simon Topmans panel for the A300-600 and A310, Benoit Gaurant's panel for the older A300 models.
For the A320 family and the A330-340 I advice you to look for Eric Marciano's wonderful panels and last but certainly not least if you decide to download the aerodesigns 318 and 340 they have standard panels (with vc) and I must say they are almost payware quality (except FMC) certainly when we're talking their 340 series.



More questions don't hesitate to ask.

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David L
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:10 am

I was going to take it a few steps at a time once I knew whether he was using Winzip or the Windows extractor. Haven't heard a peep, though!
 
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:13 pm

I'm kind of a newbie to flight sim and tried to install the Posky EK A340 last night.

It seemed to be working okay (to my amazement), until I got into the plane. The 2D cockpit was a totally black screen, and the VC was fine, except I had no instruments. Does this mean I need to download a new panel?

Thanks for any help
 
CX881
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:59 pm

Hey Greyhound -

I had the exact same problem when i started downloading freeware aircraft.

Here are some instructions as simple as possible:

1. Go to My Computer and go to "C/Program Files/Games/FS9".

2. In this there will be lots of other folder. Find the one labeled "Aircraft".

3. When you have unzipped the download, you should have a folder with lots of other folders and .bgl files in it. (Folders like Sound, Panel, .....)

4. Drag the Main Folder (It should have a name like "POSKY United Airlines Boeing 747-400" etc...) into the "Aircraft" folder.


Thats it!!!

Hope this helps!

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David L
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RE: Need Some Help Installing So I Don't Screw This Up

Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:35 pm

And there's this:
How To Add Aircraft Into FS9 (by EWS Mar 26 2006 in Aviation Hobby)

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