View Full Version : Help! Missing airline names and flight numbers.
11-13-2003, 05:06 AM
The callsigns for all of my aircraft have disappeared. ATC now calls me by my aircraft type and tail number. Even more embarrassing is that when landing in a heavy, ground now directs me to GA parking even when I request taxi to gates.
The problem began when I got tired of being flight 1123 (regardless of airline), and changed it to 86 (or something). The callsigns were missing the next time I ran FSCOF.
Background: I am using several repaints and I have recently downloaded Ultimate Traffic. I have a feeling that one of these things is involved in the problem, but it was running fine in this environment before I made the change to my flight number.
(I know that FSCOF keeps the callsign information somewhere separate from the aircraft.cfg file, because I resored the original backups and the Callsign dialog box still displays my altered flight numbers, etc. The Airline dropdown box is blank. Unless the information is buried in the WX file, I am at a loss to figure out how to fix this problem).
Any and all suggestions are wlecomed! Thanks.
11-13-2003, 10:08 AM
Changing the atc_flight_number=1123 to another flight number in the aircraft.cfg file shouldn't effect the way ATC addresses your aircraft. Below are two examples of the default fs2004 aircraft, B737-400 and C-172:
ui_variation="American Pacific Airways"
description="One should hardly be surprised that the world's most prolific manufacturer of commercial aircraft is also the producer of the world's most popular jetliner. The 737 became the best-selling commercial jetliner worldwide when orders for it hit 1,831 in June 1987 (surpassing Boeing's own 727 as the previous champ). However, it wasn't always that way\s in the first few years of production, there were so few orders that Boeing considered canceling the program. They didn't, and the airplane has more than proven itself in over three decades of service."
title=Cessna Skyhawk 172SP
ui_variation="White with blue and gray"
description="A stable and trustworthy plane, most pilots have logged at least a few hours in a Cessna 172, since it's the most widely available aircraft in the rental fleet, and is used by most flight schools. Since the first prototype was completed in 1955, more than 35,000 C172s have been produced, making it the world's most popular single-engine plane. One of Cessna's first tricycle-gear airplanes, the 172 quickly became the favorite of a growing class of business pilots. Its reliability and easy handling (along with thoughtful engineering and structural updates) have ensured its continued popularity for more than 35 years."
Notice atc_airline= and atc_flight_number= are missing from the Cessna 172 file. ATC will then use the aircraft tail number and atc_type and _model from the &l;General&r; section of the aircraft.cfg.
11-13-2003, 06:16 PM
When you change Airline Name & Tail Numbers they seem to be stored in a State.cfg file thats in another Aircraft folder thats hidden in the same location as FS9.cfg. This file also contains the time on the engines.
11-13-2003, 07:11 PM
Your're right, and that seems to be the place to fix the problem. I am not sure how the state.cfg files got into this, er.. state, but each model section contained the line "atc_airline=". I fixed one of them as an experiment and that seemed to work, though the drop down box of airline names in the callsign dialog box is still empty. I will do some more futzing around to see if I can uncover the root cause.
Thanks to all who have responded.
11-13-2003, 08:31 PM
If you are having problems with the drop down box, check the airlines.txt file in the AIRCRAFT folder - that's where FS gets them.
If you are using EditVoicePack you can get the list back by Creating a new airlines.txt file from the menu choice.
Hope this helps,
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