FSX AIFP repaint install

#1
When I go to install repaints using AIFP it gives a error saying the fltsim.txt is not in the zip file when in fact it is in the zip file also when I do the flight plans in AIFP they don't show up and when I got the repaints for the aircraft. But all in all it's a wonderful tool
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#2
Since no one else is reporting such an issue, this is almost certainly due to data sensitivity, assuming no "finger trouble".

I'm going to need a link to the repaint and, if you are installing from an AIG flight plan file, also that file.

Don
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#4
One thing at a time.

First, I need to be able to duplicate the "no fltsim" issue. Until that is resolved, we can't be sure the aircraft installed properly. Which of the numerous links to flight plans were you using. Can I presume the aircraft come with the flightplan? If not, I need a link to the aircraft as well. If the aircraft come with the flightplan, please identify with which aircraft you had this issue.

Into which folder did you install the aircraft? If not a stock folder, did you add the "Simobject" specification in FSX.cfg? Can you access the aircraft using AIFP's Aircraft Editor? If not, you've got a configuration problem as well - which explains why the aircraft don't show up as AI.

Don
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#6
awash2002, I can't fix what I can't reproduce.

Some of the flight plans I use does not have repaints for them.
That will certainly explain why the AI doesn't show up!

I've asked you twice now for specific information. Instead, you've sent me links to sets of flight plans and sets of aircraft that, presumably, include the flight pland and aircraft combination that caused your issue. But, you haven't identified the specify flight plan and aircraft involved.

I'm not going to make random attempts to duplicate an issue that is either machine configuration and/or data dependent. If you want my help, please provide specifics and/or, in lieu of a link, post the applicable .zips.

Don
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#8
Depending on how you did the installation, AIFP probably saved the repaint zip in the AIFP\Repaints folder. I don't mind downloading the entire set of repaints (assuming there is no charge), but I still need to know which repaint caused the issue.

Think of it in terms of telling me - specifically - how to duplicate the issue.

Don
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#10
I have downloaded the indicated aircraft. The link in "msg696" to the flight plans was broken.

First, it is important to recognize that the aircraft file is not a repaint, it is an entire aircraft. AIFP's "Install Repaints" function is intended to install repaints, i.e., additional titles and textures for previously installed aircraft, not complete aircraft. While you could have forced AIFP to treat the file as a repaint, neither the Model folder nor the .air file would have been installed - which may explain why you don't see any AI aircraft.

Nonetheless, the situation was fortuitous since my investigation did reveal a minor coding error that resulted in a warning similar to the first error message you reported. (I was unable to find any place in AIFP which issued the exact error message you reported. The message I received was "The [FltSim.x].txt data for ______ is invalid/incomplete or the designated texture folder is missing from the repaint archive." In fact, it was the unnamed texture that was responsible for the message. When you report issues, its important to be factual.

Without knowing further details, I am unable to comment on the balance of your situation.

Don
 
#11
OK and thank you for your help Don I have decided that I will no longer be using AIFP or any of it's flight plans I thank you for your help but I have a disability and that is Autism so I may not be as factual as I should be and please forgive me for that
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#12
I will no longer be using AIFP or any of it's flight plans
That, of course, is your decision. But, please understand, when someone reports a problem with one of my tools and provides misleading or erroneous information - albeit unintentionally, or doesn't respond with the information requested - attempting to diagnose the situation takes far more of my time than it otherwise would.

AIFP is simple to use (for the basics), but is so comprehensive as to initially appear intimidating. It allows you to enhance your experience with Flightsim in ways no other tool can. So, don't give up on it prematurely - or for the wrong reasons.

Don
 
#13
To me it is very intimidating as I have never used a tool like this before I mainly use WOAI so Don I will gladly take any advice on how to use AIFP that you can give me
 

gadgets

Resource contributor
#14
AIFP is very well documented in its 80-page user manual. That would be my recommended starting point. Please note that the user manual assumes some knowledge of Flightsim generally, e.g., which files to load and where to place them. If you have trouble in the latter area, the FSDeveloper forums are packed with information on every conceivable aspect of Flightsim. It's most unlikely you'll experience something new.

Finally, don't be afraid to experiment. It takes me longer to respond to a "will it" question than it would for you to try it. You can't do any real damage by experimenting - so long as you back-up occasionally.

Don
 
#15
I'll try it again I'm trying to figure out what flight plans and Ai aircraft I want to do but since I do all my flying on vatsim the Ai would confuse things
 
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