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FS2004 Regenerate Aircraft list does not work

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Hi Don, okay:
I did not use AIFP since some month because I built a new pc and had a lot of work to install all my software under Win 10 creators update.
Yesterday I got the message to update AIFP with a new general release 3.2.06 and 3.2.06(q) and I installed them.
If I load a traffic bgl, the aircraft lines are red. This happens with all my traffic bgls.
So I click "Aircraft" - "Regenerate installed AC list". AIFP scans a very short moment and nothing is changed.

FS9 aircraft are in the "aircraft" folder, fsx and p3d in "simobjects"(?).
Perhaps this could be the problem???

version 3.2.05 works fine!!!
3.2.06 works too
 
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gadgets

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FS9 aircraft are in the "aircraft" folder, fsx and p3d in "simobjects"(?).
But, is this aircraft in the Aircraft folder?

Note that AIFP is not even seeing FSX or whatever version(s) of P3D you have.

3.2.06(q) differs from 3.2.06 (and 3.2.05) only in the manner in which Flightsim versions are displayed and that it is compatible with PV4. Handling of aircraft is identical across all versions, and no other user has reported that all his aircraft have disappeared - and I have no such problems. AIFP not recognizing those other versions of Flightsim indicates the correct registry entries do not exist - which suggests a re-installation problem. As for FS9, what do you see when you open the Aircraft / Bulk-add aircraft to List? I can only suggest you take a careful look at the Aircraft folder structure.

version 3.2.05 works fine!!! 3.2.06 works too
I trust you mean on your new system , not on your old one.

Please send me your AIFP.ini file. Perhaps that will help determine what's going on in your system.

Don
 
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Now using 3.2.07 but had a similar problem using 3.2.06 with FS2004.
Numerous FPs, which I know the required aircraft are in the Aircraft folder, are all red. On trying to substitute for an other aircraft the list that comes up is not complete for the aircraft in the aircraft folder. Possibly a limit on number of [fltsim.x] entries?

I've included my .ini file.
 

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gadgets

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Numerous FPs, which I know the required aircraft are in the Aircraft folder, are all red.
This is too general a description, Jim.

I have had several such complaints, recently. All have been aircraft.cfg issues - usually a missing or corrupted "category=airplane" in the [general] block. If you are satisfied this is not also your problem, please send me:
  • a traffic file that demonstrates the problem,
  • one of more of your aircraft folders from the applicable Aircraft\Simobjects folder for the missing aircraft (delete the textures to minimize file size),
  • sufficient screenshots to show the structure of the relevant aircraft top-folder (i.e., Aircraft folder for FS9, Simobjects subfolder in FSX/P3D, and
  • if for FSX, the FSX.cfg file from the ProgramData folder.
Don
 
This is too general a description, Jim.

I have had several such complaints, recently. All have been aircraft.cfg issues - usually a missing or corrupted "category=airplane" in the [general] block. If you are satisfied this is not also your problem, please send me:
  • a traffic file that demonstrates the problem,
  • one of more of your aircraft folders from the applicable Aircraft\Simobjects folder for the missing aircraft (delete the textures to minimize file size),
  • sufficient screenshots to show the structure of the relevant aircraft top-folder (i.e., Aircraft folder for FS9, Simobjects subfolder in FSX/P3D, and
  • if for FSX, the FSX.cfg file from the ProgramData folder.
Don
Had a look around and it appears that the category=airplane is the culprit. seems to be missing from the majority of my aircraft.cfg files. Looks like I've a lot of editing to do :(.

Is this a new feature as all my FAIB aircraft.cfg don't appear to have the relevant line and I'm pretty sure this didn't used to be a problem for me?

Many Thanks

Jim
 
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tgibson

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Hi Don,

category=airplane was introduced in FSX - FS9 aircraft.cfg files do not include that.

Hope this helps,
 
But, is this aircraft in the Aircraft folder?

yes it is

Note that AIFP is not even seeing FSX or whatever version(s) of P3D you have.

3.2.06(q) differs from 3.2.06 (and 3.2.05) only in the manner in which Flightsim versions are displayed and that it is compatible with PV4. Handling of aircraft is identical across all versions, and no other user has reported that all his aircraft have disappeared - and I have no such problems. AIFP not recognizing those other versions of Flightsim indicates the correct registry entries do not exist - which suggests a re-installation problem. As for FS9, what do you see when you open the Aircraft / Bulk-add aircraft to List? I can only suggest you take a careful look at the Aircraft folder structure.

I trust you mean on your new system , not on your old one.

Yes, on the new system

Please send me your AIFP.ini file. Perhaps that will help determine what's going on in your system.

Don
 

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gadgets

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Just prior to your post, Tom noted that the "category" statement was not required until FSX. Therefore, AIFP should not be looking for it in FS9 (but it is). I'll fix that and re-release.

Your AIFP.ini file shows that AIFP is not "seeing" FSX or P3D.

Don
 
Just prior to your post, Tom noted that the "category" statement was not required until FSX. Therefore, AIFP should not be looking for it in FS9 (but it is). I'll fix that and re-release.

Your AIFP.ini file shows that AIFP is not "seeing" FSX or P3D.

Don
thanks Don,
why should AIFP see FSX or P3D? I really have only FS9...
 
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