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Stock aircraft visual overhauls

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:11 pm
by Spellbound
Is it possible to replace the models of the stock aircraft in game with better models? I really kinda hate the stock models tbh. Some addons to overhaul the stock crafts appearances similar to what engima did with the F-16 addon would be nice.

Re: Stock aircraft visual overhauls

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:35 am
by ysmajor
GAC and Birdfarm have most of the stock planes right?
You can rename the file names and overwrite them. Make sure to do this with the DNM, collision, and cockpit files though, just not the DAT.

For me personally, I don't load the stock planes at all when playing YSF.
Just change the file name of aircraft.lst to xaircraft.lst. That way it will not load.

Re: Stock aircraft visual overhauls

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:55 pm
by Spellbound
So basically just name the replacements the same as the stock, and then overwrite?

Re: Stock aircraft visual overhauls

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:19 am
by ysmajor
Yes, but keep the DAT file.
It all depends how detailed you want to be.

The DAT file (you can open it with notepad) specifies the name, flight characteristics, and weapons for the aircraft. Also in the DAT for example, the weapon pylons are specific for that DNM model (the 3D mesh). So, if you have a new F-16, the old DAT will put your AIM120s in the location of the old DNM that you have overwritten.

If you want to be more detailed, you need to change the weapon specifications from the GAC/birdfarm model into the old DAT - or the Stock flight characteristics and name into the new GAC/Birdfarm DAT.

My advice:
Copy a Stock plane, and try it with 1 plane in a test.
See how difficult/easy it is, and then determine if you want to do this for the rest of the bunch.
(Save time by just installing GAC/Birdfarm, and fly those and simply not load the Stock stuff.)