adding weapons to planes

Questions, comments, concerns, & fixes
Post Reply
User avatar
Donut
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-14 Tomcat
Location: ur moms house
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 2 times

adding weapons to planes

Post by Donut » Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:41 pm

recently i downloaded some addons for some planes but some of them didnt have any missiles, so im wondering if i can add ordinance to planes or if i have to get a new addon. (warning im a noob :lol: )
Su-37 Superflanker Image

User avatar
waspe414
Staff
Staff
Posts: 1492
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:35 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Kiowa, Mitten, Hornet
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 147 times
Been thanked: 473 times
Contact:

Re: adding weapons to planes

Post by waspe414 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:06 pm

Every aircraft has a .dat file that sets everything about how it flies. They are just text files with a fancy extension, so you can open them in Notepad. To add weapons, you're looking to add the HRDPOINT lines. Have a look at some of the stock aircraft, and the .dat file masterlist here

Sadly we can't modify the weapon performance (you can change the skin, see below), so you're limited to AIM9, AIM9X (will retarget if it loses lock), AIM120, AGM65, RKT (rocket), B250 (250lb freefall bomb), B500, B500HD (high drag), and FUEL. For data on weapon performance, here.

To change weapon skins, you can replace the appropriate files in the misc folder for a complete replacement, or add WPNSHAPE lines (see the .dat topic) to specific .dat files to edit the weapon skin for specific aircraft. There are a number of good weapon skin sources, TF58's and BNI, come to mind. Have a look around the forum and in the sidebar links

A note on servers:
Aircraft performance and weapon load are defined by the server itself, so any changes you make to your local files will be ignored
Actual UltraViolet
Image Image
Image
I stole your turnip. Now you must come and defend your honour. ~ Hank Green

User avatar
Donut
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-14 Tomcat
Location: ur moms house
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 2 times

Re: adding weapons to planes

Post by Donut » Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:15 pm

thanks this really helps :)
Su-37 Superflanker Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest