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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 10:16 am

So how do I get it into addons I've put it in a folder named custom. Do I simply add that. Then what? Sorry to sound dumb but on this type of thing I am. I follow instructions and when they don't work I'm lost.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu May 16, 2019 10:39 am

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Just make sure the folder doesn't have -master or -3d on it ;)
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 10:46 am

Well some how the plane is now there. At no time did it not say 'plane missing..' So no closer to understanding how or why for future attempts. Thanks anyway for the screen shot & everyones help.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Octal450 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:21 pm

You're welcome. You need to always remove -master or you'll get a error on loading sim or a blue yellow.

Note that we pointed you to the folder containing IDG-PA28. If you point to the IDG-PA28 folder itself it won't find anything.

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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm

C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\Rascal I created this Directory which addons sees but says their is no plane, and yet it was extracted straight into it and all the components are there when I open the file.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby wlbragg » Thu May 16, 2019 4:12 pm

You need to point to the correct folder level as well.

C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\Rascal
C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\IDG-P28
C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\c172p

To see all of these you point to C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 6:09 pm

Sorry I don't understand what you mean. My directory is the same as the one you suggest without the planes. This is what I inputted and then Rascal showed as an option but it was then it said there was no plane.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Octal450 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Screenshot your Addons page of your launcher and send it here (http://www.postimage.org to upload an image)

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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby WoodSTokk » Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm

Robertfm wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 6:09 pm:Sorry I don't understand what you mean. My directory is the same as the one you suggest without the planes. This is what I inputted and then Rascal showed as an option but it was then it said there was no plane.


Your local aircraft directory is 'C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\' and you have this path also added in the launcher as 'Additional aircraft folder'. Right?

Inside the 'C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\' directory, you have a directory named 'IDG-PA28'. Right?

Inside the 'IDG-PA28' directory is at least one file with the ending '-set.xml' (here it is 'PA28-161-160-set.xml' and 'PA28-161-180-set.xml'). Right?

If one answer of the above questions in 'no', then there is the problem.

In case of the PA-28, it looks like this:
C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\IDG-PA28\PA28-161-160-set.xml

The first part (C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\) is the directory that you should have in the launcher as 'Additional aircraft folder'.
The second part (IDG-PA28\) is the directory of the aircraft itself.
The third part (PA28-161-160-set.xml) is the starting point for FG to load the aircraft.

So, the first part is a directory for many aircrafts.
The second is the directory for one specific aircraft (the name is important).
There can be more than one set-file inside the aircraft directory. As example the IDG-PA28 includes 2 versions, so there are 2 set-files.
But it must be at least one set-file inside the aircraft directory, otherwise FG don't see a aircraft.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 pm

Octal450 wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm:Screenshot your Addons page of your launcher and send it here (http://www.postimage.org to upload an image)

Kind Regards,
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Not having a lot of luck here. I took screen shot tried to upload and the message back was I can't upload a ODT file. However it looks similar to the one posted by earlier but without the directories.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 7:16 pm

WoodSTokk wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm:
Robertfm wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 6:09 pm:Sorry I don't understand what you mean. My directory is the same as the one you suggest without the planes. This is what I inputted and then Rascal showed as an option but it was then it said there was no plane.


Your local aircraft directory is 'C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\' and you have this path also added in the launcher as 'Additional aircraft folder'. Right?

Inside the 'C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\' directory, you have a directory named 'IDG-PA28'. Right?

Inside the 'IDG-PA28' directory is at least one file with the ending '-set.xml' (here it is 'PA28-161-160-set.xml' and 'PA28-161-180-set.xml'). Right?

If one answer of the above questions in 'no', then there is the problem.

In case of the PA-28, it looks like this:
C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\IDG-PA28\PA28-161-160-set.xml

The first part (C:\User\myiD\Desktop\Aircraft\) is the directory that you should have in the launcher as 'Additional aircraft folder'.
The second part (IDG-PA28\) is the directory of the aircraft itself.
The third part (PA28-161-160-set.xml) is the starting point for FG to load the aircraft.

So, the first part is a directory for many aircrafts.
The second is the directory for one specific aircraft (the name is important).
There can be more than one set-file inside the aircraft directory. As example the IDG-PA28 includes 2 versions, so there are 2 set-files.
But it must be at least one set-file inside the aircraft directory, otherwise FG don't see a aircraft.


There is a 'set' but not 'set.xml' although in the description it says it's xml. Everything that was extracted is in the folder. When I open the directory in addons it's all there but says no aircraft in folder.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 pm

Robertfm wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 pm:
Octal450 wrote in Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm:Screenshot your Addons page of your launcher and send it here (http://www.postimage.org to upload an image)

Kind Regards,
Josh


Not having a lot of luck here. I took screen shot tried to upload and the message back was I can't upload a ODT file. However it looks similar to the one posted by earlier but without the directories.


Well I tried two other 'Word' variants and it doesn't like either.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Octal450 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Those are not screenshots! Those are documents. You need to upload a PICTURE file, so .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .rgb, .bmp you need. Screenshots are that. If using Windows, just hit the printscreen key, then hit CTRL + V on the postimage website and it will upload.

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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 pm

I did that and it was sent. Do I have to do anything else
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby wkitty42 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 pm

you have to get the URL for the picture now that it is uploaded to that site... then you post a message here with that url in img tags... it'll look like this when you write the message...

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[img]hxxp://some.site.invalid/foo/bar/blahblah/something.png[/img]


i made that up but it will have the http or https part followed by directories and finally the image name on their site with its extension... when you save the message, the img tags will cause the image to be pulled in and rendered in our browsers so we can see it properly...

FWIW: you said earlier there's no "-set.xml" file but there is a "-set" file with xml as the description... this is because your OS is lying to you and hiding the file extensions... there is a setting to turn off so you can see the extensions... i don't know what it is any more since i don't do winwhatever any more...
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