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Greetings all......happy hollidays

 

Is there a way to edit the ACSim situation files to (virtually) indicate that each airplane can receive voice. This is not a major issue, but it would eliminate each plane's data tag showing the "?" after their call sign. Otherwise, it is necessary to hit F9 + V for every aircraft, everytime the sim is run. Like I said, this is not a deal breaker, but more of an annoyance.

 

Many thanks

 

Ron

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Hey Ron,

 

Yes, there is. You have to add a /V/ (or /R/ or /T/ depending on what you want it to display) in the comment line of the situation file. I make all of my situation files manually by following the format below, although if you use Access or Excel to make them (or the program itself), just make sure you enter one of those designators in the comment field.

 

SCX217,0000,38.81052,-103.62211,260,16000,300,1800

I,B738/L,458,0,0,0,0,KCOS,0,0,0

HGO

/V/ <

 

Let's say you use ACSim to make the situation files and forgot to do the F9 thing. Just save the file, close ACSim, and navigate to the situation file's folder. Open the file, then add the /V/ to the bottom of each flight plan.

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Thanks, Harold......that seemed easy enough, until I actually tried modifying the files. Now, when I start the ACSim program and open an aircraft file, the response is "Server error....Invalid Callsign". Here are the contents of one of the files. Perhaps you can spot the error:

 

DAL1423,7001,33.989165,-84.894532,135,14000,330,1500

I,MD88,455,KORD,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

 

TRS711,7002,34.081052,-85.016312,135,14000,330,1500

I,B712,455,KMEM,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

TRS172,7003,34.189433,-85.185363,135,14000,330,1500

I,B737,455,KDFW,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

UAL893,7004,34.295186,-85.338964,135,14000,330,1500

I,B735,455,KORD,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

MEP1797,7005,34.411195,-85.486781,135,14000,330,1500

I,B735,455,KMKE,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

DAL523,7006,34.526988,-85.609612,135,14000,330,1500

I,B763,455,KLAX,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

DAL2115,7007,34.708165,-85.857325,135,14000,330,1500

I,MD88,455,KMCI,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

ASQ211,7112,34.898794,-86.098397,135,14000,330,1500

I,CRJ2,455,KBNA,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

ASQ312,7113,35.158849,-86.472005,135,14000,330,1500

I,CRJ2,455,KHSV,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

CHQ5422,7010,35.364770,-86.756751,135,14000,330,1500

I,E170,455,KSTL,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

DAL795,7011,35.479161,-86.905777,135,14000,330,1500

I,B752,455,KDEN,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

DAL1471,7012,35.613450,-87.048316,135,14000,330,1500

I,B752,455,KSFO,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

TRS791,7013,35.764831,-87.250830,135,14000,330,1500

I,B737,455,KMSP,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

ACA1047,7014,35.901787,-87.435703,135,14000,330,1500

I,A320,455,CYYZ,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

BTA2744,7015,36.021922,-87.588488,135,14000,330,1500

I,E145,455,KCLE,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,

RMG3

/V/

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Perhaps the blank line after the first aircraft's remarks?

 

Nope, that's not it either. I tried removing the blank line and running everything together but I'm getting the same response. I'll just get the original files and re-install them. I'll let you guys know when I do so, and perhaps you can walk me thru this and get it corrected.

 

Thanks,

Ron

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Whoops. I forgot to check back in here, sorry.

 

I'll just run through a few really simple things here. I've discovered that sometimes really simple otherwise unrelated (in reference to the error message) things cause these errors:

 

1.) Did you save the file as .acs and not .txt? This is really basic, but I'm not sure if it could create this problem.

 

2.) I'm noticing only 10 fields (text between commas) in the second line for each aircraft. All of my aircraft have 11 fields. Add a 0 after the last comma on the 2nd line for each aircraft.

 

DAL1423,7001,33.989165,-84.894532,135,14000,330,1500

I,MD88,455,KORD,0,0,300,KATL,0,0,0

RMG3

/V/

 

Try that, and if it doesn't work I'll have to do some more thinking . A lot of times the error messages don't always relate to the actual problem but rather a formatting issue.

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