Pilot Discussion With a Global Perspective
By Dean Geddes 1403653
#519278 I recently joined Vatsim and I wanted the other Vatsim users to show up as their real airlines, so I downloaded and installed the World of AI package. For standard FSX AI aircraft it works fine but when it comes to showing other Vatsim users, around 80% of the planes are grey, like all my Vatsim AI was before I installed the models. I am aware the WOAI package has around 3000 models and my vPilot detected all of them when I launched vPilot, so I don’t know why it is not displaying many aircraft models on the network? Occasionally I seem to see the odd easyJet or KLM Vatsim user whose plane is displaying the right livery, but apart from that most are greyed out, with no livery. This is not very realistic so could someone please explain what I have done wrong?
By Don Desfosse 1035677
#519280 What troubleshooting have you already done? If you haven't yet tried these, try in this order:

1. Did you check your fsx.cfg file to ensure your [Main] section has a SimObjectPaths line that points to your WoAI installation
2. Are they gray, or are they all showing as the default white airbus?
3. Have you used the .aircraft command to see what aircraft are around you, what they have logged in as (i.e. have they logged on with a correct identifier), and what model matching is displaying?
By Dean Geddes 1403653
#519417 Hi, thanks for the reply.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Lets discuss each of your 3 steps, step-by-step here.
Firstly, I have checked my fsx.cfg and I don't believe I have a SimObjectPaths line that points to my WoAI installation. See below, what I mean this is what I see...
[Main]
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc

In terms of your second question, the answer is that they are grey, pretty much every Vatsim AI except the odd easyJet or Thomas Cook is completely grey.

Thirdly, when I type the .aircraft command into vPilot, I get a list of aircraft appear nearby. In the rule set column, most are auto generated but some say N/A. I would show you a screenshot, but I can't seem to be able to insert disk images into this post.

Thanks for your help.
By Don Desfosse 1035677
#519427 Could be #1 is your issue. Where did you install your WoAI AI aircraft? If to a separate location, e.g. in it's own directory, you need to add a line to your fsx.cfg to point to the location.

e.g.
SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\WoAI
By Don Desfosse 1035677
#519464 Mike, to troubleshoot that, go to an airport that has a bunch of traffic on the ground, fire up the sim and vPilot, and see what you can see. The .aircraft dot command is very helpful in pointing out what you should be able to see, what model matching is being used, etc.
By Don Desfosse 1035677
#519515 Ah, OK Mike. Sorry, but I don't think I can be any/much more help. Although I used to use SquawkBox years ago before vPilot came out, I never ran it in a networked configuration. Maybe someone else has and can be more help. Good luck!