I keep seeing these posts about this plane or that, perhaps we can keep one thread on what works, and a few tricks here or there, and as usual I will start.
2 things out of the box, in EACH texture folder you need to add JPG picture of the plane, and call it thumbnail.jpg. This lets it show up when choosing planes.
Also, you need to add a line under each flighsim.X called ui_createdby="Name" where name is the manufacturer or else it will show up as UNKNOWN under publisher when your choosing planes.
Thirdly, before installing the planes, look in the guage folders, anything before 2000 and you can forget it.
Lastly, what I do is create a fake fs9 folder, put some ini's and cfg's and exes in there, and install my planes there, this way I can look at each one before copying them over to my fsx folder.
That said, here are my first few successes, failures, and by all means feel free to add to it.
Carenado Cessna 182 Q, out of the box and into the sky.
Carenado Cessna 206, same thing.
Carenado Piper Dakota, also worked flawless.
As I like to call them the Flight1 FOUR, which includes the 310, 442, 421, and 152.
I installed them in my fake folder, patched every one of them to FS9 status, installed all the liveries, and then copied them over. All have worked about 95%. I had some issues with propellers being tranparent, and pulling to one side on takeoff, but that is a known problem.
I am not a big guage guy, but"
PSS Concorde and 777 were both flyable. All guages loaded for me, but ive seen on other forums where they have specific issues so e warned before attempting them.
PMDG 1900D, worked like a charm.
Now the BAD:
Captain sim 707
Couldnt get the common guage to load, system would crash, when removed the panel cant be clicked.
Feelthere ERJ 145, could NOT get the guages to load in the screen, just got a blank panel but plane actually worked without them.
Fligth1 ATR 72-500, after reading there forums, I tried the load default plane and flight (wow, thats bad), then switch to the 72-500, which got me about all but the big main guages, and the plane flew well.
RealAir Scout and decathalon, Crashed FSX
Thats it for now.
Ill keep you updated and please feel free to add to this list.
I hope to do one for scenery next.
I HATE waiting.