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I am a Mac user, X-Plane (metal) and can’t see any live traffic when logged onto Vatsim using xSquawkBox.

I tried Swift but I only see tail labels and no actual physical planes.

can anyone help?

thanks

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You need to install model matching (Bluebell CSL). If I were to give you some advice, download the xPilot pilot client instead. During the setup, it will automatically install the model matching for you. Additionally it has a new EQ upgrade and a much nicer GUI. 

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Hi Mats, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I only have a Mac and not PC. xPilot only operates on PC from what I can see.

So is my only option swift? I have great trouble understanding the Swift GUI and installing it! Do you have any advice regarding installation of swift? 
Also where do I download Bluebell csl? 

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2 hours ago, Marnix Pavelu said:

I am a Mac user, X-Plane (metal) and can’t see any live traffic when logged onto Vatsim using xSquawkBox.

I tried Swift but I only see tail labels and no actual physical planes.

can anyone help?

thanks

XSquawkBox is not currently compatible with Metal. You need to use OpenGL rendering to see other aircraft.

If you don't currently have any CSL packages like @Mats Edvin Aaro referred to (the aircraft models that appear for other users' aircraft), the Bluebell package is available on the X-Plane.org forum.

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It seems like swift is your only option for use with Metal. The symptom that you have described looks like the xsquawkbox plugin is still active in X-Plane's Plugins directory. Move it out of there or deactivate it through xOrganizer. Deactivating it through X-Plane's built-in Plugins Manager is not sufficient.

https://docs.swift-project.org/doku.php?id=xplane_gear_always_up_animations_not_working

If this does not resolve your problem, make sure you build your "Active Model Set" correctly:

 

 

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I downloaded Swift on my Mac for X-Plane and installed BB CSL. It works great but some planes I can’t see particularly A333?

any ideas why I don’t see the A333? I did verify that I have the BB CSL.

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Hi,

where exactly did you install your BB CSL ? Did you do it according to our suggestions? https://docs.swift-project.org/doku.php?id=xplane_models#recommended_installation_practices

How did you build your "Active Model Set"? Through swiftData (Mapping Editor) as described in the tutorial video linked above?

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All BB-aircraft should render correctly. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest update of BlueBell. Wipe out the older BB-models completely, install the new ones, there have been some important updates. If you have downloaded and installed these CSL only a few weeks ago, you should be fine, but maybe the archives were extracted incorrectly.

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/37041-bluebell-obj8-csl-packages/

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