Aah! that's the rub.
I do have a VIP.SMS file but that is in the Squawkbox 3 directory. I don't at present use Squawkbox 3.
In that case install as per Phil's instructions regarding the texture folders (texture.jjhb1 etc) and add the data to the aircraft.cfg file - which ought to be in the VIP folder too.
My next guess is that you should have a VIP.SMS file somewhere in your FSInn folder. If not it MUST have some sort of cfg file to recognise the other VIP aircraft. There again it might possibly be automatic (and I've just seen a pig fly past the window).
Have a dig around.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair Sent: 03 October 2005 18:22 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: From small acorns..
"FSInn is able to use any aircraft installed on your aircraft directory to display remote traffic. Its why FSInn need to scan aircraft on startup."
FSInn has the VIP aircraft in it's download section (Standard/airlines/GA etc.)
In my \aircraft\VIP directory I have many folders e.g.
model.ja30b model.ja318 etc etc.
AND many texture files e.g.
texture.jaah etc. etc.
The model.cfg file typically reads:-
[models] normal=JA30B (for model.ja30b)
One of the options when setting up FSInn is:-
Use VIP Models in resolving: will allow you to activate the integration of AI aircrafts from VIP model base.
So it seems that FSInn CAN use VIP models, I think that the problem is how to I integrate Phil's textures into my VIP database?
Sorry if the above is a bit jumbled up <G>
Thanks Bones/Phil for these texture files.
The read me file specifically refers to SB3.
Can these textures be used with FSInn, and and idea how I could carry out the necessary 'tweaks'?
Oh yes.. Phil's file is for the VATSIM JHB AI aircraft fleet - a seven texture set that will coat a lot of the SB3 VIP AI aircraft in JHB colours. Just read the install carefully as it is a 3 stage process - dropping the textures into FS, adding new sections to the VIP aircraft.cfg file and, finally, adding the SMS data to SB3 so it will transmit the JHB details to other users.
Phil has also repainted the PMDG B737-900 in JHB colours too which completes their Boeing collection.
Many thanks to Phil for his sterling work here..