By Ross Carlson 887155
#210848 Hello all,

We have finished compiling the "VATSIM-official" ServInfo data file update mentioned in the NOTAM sent back in September. The new data files and airline logos are available for download from the AVSIM file library at the web address found below.

Before you install the update, you might want to make a backup of the FIR.dat and ServInfo.dat files in your ServInfo program folder, in case you have any problems after the update.

Here is the web address for the file on AVSIM:

http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=115886

To install the update, simply unzip the file into the folder where you have ServInfo installed. Be sure your unzip program is set to retain file folders when unzipping. In WinZip, this option is called "Use folder names". Be sure that option is checked when you extract the zip file.

When you extract the zip file, it will overwrite your FIR.dat and ServInfo.dat files, and you may be prompted to confirm that you wish to overwrite these files. Answer yes when prompted. You will also be prompted to overwrite the existing airline logo images. There are hundreds of these, so it's best to just say "Yes to all" when prompted to overwrite the files.

If you have any questions, feel free to post here in this forum.

That's it! Our thanks go out to everyone that submitted data for this update, and a special thanks to Alex Stjepanovic for taking the time to collect all the data into a single set of data files. And of course a very special thanks to Michael Frantzeskakis for creating ServInfo in the first place.

See you around the virtual skies!
By Mike Roth 932270
#210854 Thanks to everyone that had a hand in this. :)


Can someone upload it to a place other than AVSIM? I can't download from AVSIM, and would like to get this. Thanks.
By Tristan Blackburn 895205
#210896 Good to see such a fantastic program revived.

For those that have problems with avsim, I've uploaded the file - http://dump.trissy.org/vatpac/vatsimofficialservinfo2007update.zip
(Note, this is a private server. No responsibility will be taken for files that are downloaded from this location)
By Ed Wolf 995241
#210925 Want to do the update...but unable to locate these files. In which program file, or in which directory are they
usually lcoated? Did searches for them, but unable to locate. Are they attached to Squakbox files?
Appreciate your help.
By Ross Carlson 887155
#210926
Ed Wolf 995241 wrote:Want to do the update...but unable to locate these files. In which program file, or in which directory are they
usually lcoated? Did searches for them, but unable to locate. Are they attached to Squakbox files?
Appreciate your help.


I'm not actually sure where ServInfo installs itself by default, since I use a non-standard location. I would check c:/Program Files/ServInfo
By Alex Stjepanovic 963114
#210928
Ross Carlson 887155 wrote:I'm not actually sure where ServInfo installs itself by default, since I use a non-standard location. I would check c:/Program Files/ServInfo


Yep - It'll be some random location that a used would have picked himself when first installing the program.
By Felipe Pretti 906962
#210944 VATBRZ released now an update to correct the servinfo brazilian map (fir.dat), adding SBAZ Fir and correting SBBS and SBCW Fir's.
Some corretions was made in servinfo.dat file, correting some informations about TMA and airports.

Download at: http://www.vatsim.com.br/downloads/serv ... 012008.rar

Just replace servinfo.dat and fir.dat inside servinfo main folder after the offcial update instalation.

Before this update
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After this update (SBAZ on-line)
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Regards.
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By James O Grady 904153
#210954 Well done on the release. However, I see that Air Contractors(ABR) logo was left out despite being in Mark Severn's update which was used to gather the logos..
By Ross Carlson 887155
#210957
Seamus O Gradaigh 904153 wrote:Well done on the release. However, I see that Air Contractors(ABR) logo was left out despite being in Mark Severn's update which was used to gather the logos..


I'll let Alex respond as to what happened there, but you can certainly still take the logos from Mark's update and use them too.
By Alex Stjepanovic 963114
#210958
Seamus O Gradaigh 904153 wrote:Well done on the release. However, I see that Air Contractors(ABR) logo was left out despite being in Mark Severn's update which was used to gather the logos..


In the file I downloaded containing Mark's files, there is nothing related to ABR to begin with.

I've added the following line to servinfo.dat ABR\AG\Air Contractors\Contract\www.abrvirtual.com\ as given to me by you, Seamus on Skype some time ago......And also a long while back when I first joined your VA.
By James O Grady 904153
#210967
Alex Stjepanovic 963114 wrote:
Seamus O Gradaigh 904153 wrote:Well done on the release. However, I see that Air Contractors(ABR) logo was left out despite being in Mark Severn's update which was used to gather the logos..


In the file I downloaded containing Mark's files, there is nothing related to ABR to begin with.

I've added the following line to servinfo.dat ABR\AG\Air Contractors\Contract\www.abrvirtual.com\ as given to me by you, Seamus on Skype some time ago......And also a long while back when I first joined your VA.


I'm almost sure there was and I have others who downloaded Mark Severn's update who said they had the logo in the update. But as its no longer available to download on Avsim nor anywhere else for that matter, I can't confirm this. Thanks for including the link anyway.
By Alex Stjepanovic 963114
#210969
Seamus O Gradaigh 904153 wrote:I'm almost sure there was and I have others who downloaded Mark Severn's update who said they had the logo in the update. But as its no longer available to download on Avsim nor anywhere else for that matter, I can't confirm this. Thanks for including the link anyway.


When you gave me the line I mentioned above, I can recall you saying that ABR items were already in Mark's zip file, and that you didn't see a need to submit it again. I got the code off you for code just as a precaution, as I wasn't sure of the IATA code and wheather the callsign was "Contact" or "Air Contract". I assumed this was already in Mark's update, but it didn't hurt getting the data again.

As Ross mentioned, the best you can do, is add the logo yourself and make sure your pilots have it.

I can send you the exact zip file that I downloaded off Mark's site and his AVSIM link, if you really want.
By Daniel Doorgakant 959108
#210976 I don't suppose you could try to do a mini update and contact the AVSIM library managers to take that. Obviously some data has been left out (Brazil, India, Air Contractors)?

Good Job by the way!
By Alex Stjepanovic 963114
#210978
Daniel Doorgakant 959108 wrote:I don't suppose you could try to do a mini update and contact the AVSIM library managers to take that. Obviously some data has been left out (Brazil, India, Air Contractors)?

Good Job by the way!


Thanks! I've put in what was in Mark's file and what was submitted to me. What data has been left out in India?