View Full Version : Cant Find DBS Typhoon in the FS Selected Airlines Dropdown Menu
10-31-2005, 05:14 PM
Here's one that should be simple to figure out, but nothing seems to be working for me. I downloaded DSBs Typhoon from a zip file to FS 2004. The read me document provided the following instructions:
"To install DSB Design's Eurofighter Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, simply unzip the contents of your zip tile into your FS2002 directory, making sure all default folder names are used. DO NOT adjust the location of the gauges folder as this may cause problems with the xml gauges which control the automatic effects."
There is no directory per se so I downloaded into the FS 2004 folder on my C drive, but cant find it in the selected Airlines dropdown menu in FS. I tried putting Typhoon in the "Aircraft" folder in FS and it still doesn't show up in the dropdown.
What am I doing wrong here?
11-01-2005, 02:36 PM
Double click the plane's aircraft.cfg file and select Wordpad if you get a list. Look at the lines that start with UI. These determine where you will find it in the Select Aircraft menu. If there is nothing there, then it will be found under the Manufacturer "Unspecified".
Hope this helps,
11-01-2005, 05:26 PM
Thanks Tom but I still can't find it in the Select Aircraft menu under "Manufacturer" or "Unspecified". A mystery. Here is a sample of what's in the config file:
title=Eurofighter Typhoon (DA2)
ui_type=Eurofighter Typhoon (UK)
ui_variation=BAE Systems DA-2 (ZH588)
Give you any clues?
11-02-2005, 03:48 AM
Where do the files end up?? Do you have a subdirectory for the a/c in fs9/aircraft/?? Can you post a screenshot of what you do get there??
Is the typhoon done in Gmax, if not, it's incompatible with fs9.
11-02-2005, 07:09 AM
Mine shows Eurofighter as the manufacturer.
11-02-2005, 02:31 PM
Is there a model.da2 folder in the main folder?
Is there a texture.da2 folder in there?
Is there a typhoon.AIR file in there?
Hope this helps,
11-02-2005, 06:16 PM
Hi Tom, Jeff and Mike. To answer your questions in that order..,
I can find "model.da2", "texture.da2", but no "typhoon.AIR".
The configuration of files follows the following path:
then there a folders for 4 models, 1 panel, 1 sound, and 11 textures.
What is a/c? Don't see a folder for that under aircraft. Yes, Typhoon is done in Gmax.
Dont find Eurofighter in the Manufacturer dropdown in FS9. I recognize all the aircraft in all the dropdowns, but nothing resembling Typhoon, Eurofighter or anything like that.
Any other ideas?
11-03-2005, 03:22 AM
Copy the complete "DSBtyphoon" folder in your aircraft folder so it looks like this : Microsoft games\FlightSimulator9\aircraft\DSBtyphoon.
I think the folder of the DSBtyphoon is now on the wrong place.
11-03-2005, 05:03 AM
sorry mate, a/c is just my shorthand for aircraft.
Are there panel.cfg and sound.cfg files in the respective folders??
Is there a typhoon.air and an aircraft.cfg in the main DSBtyphoon subdirectory??
11-03-2005, 02:04 PM
The lack of the typhoon.air file might be your problem.
If you don't have the AIR file that is listed in the sim= line of the aircraft.cfg file then the plane won't load. It might be a file called typhoon of the type "air", if you don't have Show Extensions turned on.
Hope this helps,
11-03-2005, 07:01 PM
You got it right! Everything works like a charm. Don't know why the download instructions said to put it in the main registry.
11-03-2005, 07:42 PM
The instructions tell you to unzip the file into the FS2002 main folder, which I agree is a little confusing. If you copied the contents of the typhoon_11 folder into your main FS2004 folder, everything would have been placed into their proper locations.
The key is to look for folders like Aircraft, Gauges, etc. These names are the clue that these are the main folders in FS and the folders inside need to end up inside those same folders in your FS installation.
Hope this helps,
11-03-2005, 07:56 PM
Awww mate, the solution was just staring us in the face. Sorry for not picking it up earlier.
11-04-2005, 03:29 AM
Glad to hear that all works well. Have a good flight.
11-04-2005, 04:48 AM
Meaning no reflection on anyone who has posted on this thread, but it does highlight two things:
1. Autoinstallers are fine when they work, trouble when they don't.
2. There's no substitute for knowing where installation folders and files should go, as its easier to spot when things have gone askew. (See 1.)
Where possible I always unzip the files or extract the autoinstaller to a temporary folder, even if its something like C:\temp\FS9, so that I can see what files are installed/added. This avoids existing files being automatically over-written. Some authors take better care over this matters than others. The created files can be then transferred to their correct places in the FS2004 structure, and any file-overwriting will be highlighted.
11-04-2005, 07:30 AM
I agree with you. I also never use autoinstallers.
11-04-2005, 06:39 PM
That's what I did, unzipped the contents of typhoon_11 to the FS9 main folder. It appeared as one of the main sub-folders under FS9 along with Aircraft, Gauges, etc. I had to take DBStyphoon out of the typhoon_ll main folder and move it under FS9\aircraft to make it work.
11-04-2005, 06:41 PM
Thanks again Willy!
11-04-2005, 06:43 PM
Good advice Alastair.
11-04-2005, 06:45 PM
No prob Jeff. Thanks for the help.
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