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    Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    This may sound stupid,, but here goes....

    I have Fs2004 and a Wilco A340, in the ATC drop down box for callsigns it allows me either the prefix "Airbus" , none or other FS defaults like Global frieghtways,
    I know the model on the oustide view will still be in Airbus livery, but I would like to be called either "Virgin" or "Iberia" or even better "Alitalia" as I very ever look at the outside,

    If anyone knows if you can add extra callsigns and how to do it...it would be an early Christmas present.

    Seasons greetings to All Simmers

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    Re: Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    Well then Merry Christmas

    Try Flusifix http://www.wolfgang-picheta.de/

    "This tool was especially designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Its intention is to eliminate all the small and large errors within Flight Simulator without the necessity to search for hours on end through all the folders and files of the program. Additionally, typos can almost completely be eliminated as well as damage to files and data loss caused by wrong handling of files. All possible tweaks and changes are documented and can be reversed any time. If a special tweak or change is not wanted it can simply be omitted."


    expand the airlines by the ATC to recognize to:

    Ab Ex
    Aces
    Action Air
    Aeroflot
    Aeromexico
    Air Afrique
    Air Canada
    Air China
    Air Force
    Air Force One
    Air France
    Air India
    Air Shuttle
    Air Tahiti Nui
    Airwave
    Alaska
    Alitalia
    All Nippon
    Allegheny
    Allegiant
    Allegro
    Aloha
    American
    American Pacific
    Amerijet
    Amtran
    Ansett
    Antillean
    Anza
    Argentina
    Army
    Aruba
    Asiana
    Austrian
    Avianca
    Aviateca
    Bahamasair
    Balkan
    Bangladeshi
    Big A
    Biscayne
    Biz Ex
    Blue Ridge
    Blue Streak
    Britannia
    Cactus
    Cair
    Canadian
    Candler
    Canex
    Cargolux
    Cathay
    Challenge Air Cargo
    Chautauqua
    China Southern
    Citrus
    Coast Guard
    Comair
    Condor
    Continental
    Corsair
    Delta
    DHL
    Dominicana
    Dragonair
    Dream Flight
    Dynasty
    Eagle Flight
    Eastern
    Egyptair
    El Al
    Elite
    Emerald Harbor Air
    Emery
    Europa
    Eva
    Evergreen
    Fed Ex
    Fine Air
    Finnair
    First Air
    Flag Ship
    French Line
    Frontier Flight
    Gaia
    Garuda
    Gemini
    Georgian
    Ghana
    Giant
    Global Freightways
    Gulf Flight
    Hawaiian
    Horizon
    Iberia
    Ice Air
    Jamaica
    Japan Air
    Jet Blue
    Jet Link
    Jet Set
    Jet USA
    Jordanian
    Kestrel
    Kitty Hawk
    KLM
    Korean Air
    Kuwaiti
    Lakes Air
    Lan Chile
    Landmark
    Lapa
    Lauda Air
    Legendary
    Lifeflight
    Long Horn
    LTU
    Lufthansa
    Malaysian
    Malev
    Marine
    Martinair
    Mesaba
    Mexicana
    Mid Ex
    Midland
    Midway
    Monarch
    Moroc Air
    Navy
    New Zealand
    Nigeria
    Night Cargo
    North American
    Northwest Airlines
    Olympic
    Omni
    Ontario
    Orange
    Orbis
    Orbit
    Ozark
    Pacifica
    Pakistani
    Pan Am
    Phillipine
    Polar Tiger
    Pro Air
    Qantas
    Red Rock
    Regional
    Ryan
    Sabena
    Saudia
    Scandinavian
    Shamrock
    Singapore
    Sky Ex
    Skytour
    Skywest
    Soar
    Sobelair
    Southwest
    Speed Bird
    Spirit Wings
    Springbok
    Sun Country
    Swissair
    Taca
    Tap
    Thai
    Tradewinds
    Transat
    TWA
    United
    UPS
    US Air
    US Air Shuttle
    Vanguard Air
    Varig
    Vasp
    Virgin
    Volga
    Voyage
    Water Ski
    West
    West Indian
    Windy City
    Wisconsin
    World
    World Travel
    Yukon
    Zantop


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    Re: Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    Spo,

    This can be done, from memory (a while since I did it,) in the aircraft.cfg file. You need to use an airline that is recognised by FS 9 or 10, or you can make your own lettering EG Whisky Oscar.

    FS ATC will then call you by the callsign designated in the .cfg file
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    Re: Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    Hi there,

    Sure you can change it and the three airlines you mention are all implemented by FS2004!

    Go to your Airfcraft folder in the FS9 root directory and click on the aircraft folder of the aircraft you want to change:
    For example

    E:\FS2004\Aircraft\B737NG_POS\

    In that folder you will see a numbe rof files, one of those files is yout Aircraft.cfg. Now MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE befoe you edit anything. Just copy it and past it in the same directoy and you should be left with a new file called Copy of Aircraft.cfg.

    Now, . right click on the Aircraft.cfg file and choose 'Open With and choose Notepad or Write.

    You will see a bit that looks like this:

    [fltsim.0]
    title=Project Opensky - B737-700 VP-BBW WL
    sim=OSBoeing737-700-BBJ
    model=bbj
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=VP-BBW
    kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
    kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref
    atc_id=VP-BBW
    atc_airline=
    atc_flight_number=
    atc_heavy=0
    atc_parking_types=GATE, RAMP, CARGO
    atc_parking_code=
    ui_manufacturer=Boeing
    ui_type=737-700
    ui_variation=737-700 BBJ VP-BBW
    visual_damage=1
    description=Project Opensky - Boeing 737-700\nVersion - Version 2004.9.3\n\nModel Designer\n Hiroshi Igami\n\nFlight Dynamics/Scenario/Effects Designer\n Warren C. Daniel\n\nMaster Texture Designer\n Tom Harlaar\n\nTest Pilots\n Project Opensky Members\n\nMaximun Range: \n 3,383 nautical miles\n Airline Textures\n Nicholas Wilkinson

    [General]
    atc_type=BOEING
    atc_model=B737
    editable=0

    etc etc etc ....

    Now the lines that say :

    atc_airline=
    atc_flight_number=
    are the important ones here..... just put your own flight number in there and put the airline name in the right place, so you will have something like this

    atc_airline=alitalia
    atc_flight_number=123
    save the file .... start up FS2004 and go fly!!!

    The only downside is that you will need to change that every time you want to change the callsign. What you can do is the following:

    Copy the entire [fltsim.XX] entry form the aircraft that you are going to fly, for example:


    [fltsim.0]
    title=Project Opensky - B737-700 VP-BBW WL
    sim=OSBoeing737-700-BBJ
    model=bbj
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=VP-BBW
    kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
    kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref

    atc_id=VP-BBW
    atc_airline=
    atc_flight_number=
    atc_heavy=0
    atc_parking_types=GATE, RAMP, CARGO
    atc_parking_code=

    ui_manufacturer=Boeing
    ui_type=737-700
    ui_variation=737-700 BBJ VP-BBW
    visual_damage=1
    description=Project Opensky - Boeing 737-700\nVersion - Version 2004.9.3\n\nModel Designer\n Hiroshi Igami\n\nFlight Dynamics/Scenario/Effects Designer\n Warren C. Daniel\n\nMaster Texture Designer\n Tom Harlaar\n\nTest Pilots\n Project Opensky Members\n\nMaximun Range: \n 3,383 nautical miles\n Airline Textures\n Nicholas Wilkinson

    [General]
    atc_type=BOEING
    atc_model=B737
    editable=0
    Now the section in black is the important one, .. you will find in most aircraft that you will have several of these entries in each Aircraft.cfg file, the number will vary depending on the number of repaints or configurations of that aircraft that you have.

    Now, past the above section into a new .txt file, we'll just use this for editing. It is very important that you change the new numbers in the first entry [fltsim.xx] to reflect the next free numbers in your Aircraft config.... for example if your last entry before the [genera;] section is [fltsim.12] then your first file will be [fltsim.13]

    Now change the following line to reflect your new callsigns:

    [fltsim.XX]
    title=Project Opensky - B737-700 Alitalia
    sim=OSBoeing737-700-BBJ
    model=bbj
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=VP-BBW
    kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
    kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref
    atc_id=VP-BBW

    atc_airline=alitalia
    atc_flight_number=123

    atc_heavy=0
    atc_parking_types=GATE, RAMP, CARGO
    atc_parking_code=
    ui_manufacturer=Boeing
    ui_type=737-700
    ui_variation=737-700 BBJ VP-BBW
    visual_damage=1
    description=Project Opensky - Boeing 737-700\nVersion - Version 2004.9.3\n\nModel Designer\n Hiroshi Igami\n\nFlight Dynamics/Scenario/Effects Designer\n Warren C. Daniel\n\nMaster Texture Designer\n Tom Harlaar\n\nTest Pilots\n Project Opensky Members\n\nMaximun Range: \n 3,383 nautical miles\n Airline Textures\n Nicholas Wilkinson

    [fltsim.XX]
    title=Project Opensky - B737-700 Iberia
    sim=OSBoeing737-700-BBJ
    model=bbj
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=VP-BBW
    kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
    kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref
    atc_id=VP-BBW

    atc_airline=iberia
    atc_flight_number=123

    atc_heavy=0
    atc_parking_types=GATE, RAMP, CARGO
    atc_parking_code=
    ui_manufacturer=Boeing
    ui_type=737-700
    ui_variation=737-700 BBJ VP-BBW
    visual_damage=1
    description=Project Opensky - Boeing 737-700\nVersion - Version 2004.9.3\n\nModel Designer\n Hiroshi Igami\n\nFlight Dynamics/Scenario/Effects Designer\n Warren C. Daniel\n\nMaster Texture Designer\n Tom Harlaar\n\nTest Pilots\n Project Opensky Members\n\nMaximun Range: \n 3,383 nautical miles\n Airline Textures\n Nicholas Wilkinson

    [fltsim.XX]
    title=Project Opensky - B737-700 Virgin
    sim=OSBoeing737-700-BBJ
    model=bbj
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=VP-BBW
    kb_checklists=Boeing737-800_check
    kb_reference=Boeing737-800_ref
    atc_id=VP-BBW

    atc_airline=virgin
    atc_flight_number=123

    atc_heavy=0
    atc_parking_types=GATE, RAMP, CARGO
    atc_parking_code=
    ui_manufacturer=Boeing
    ui_type=737-700
    ui_variation=737-700 BBJ VP-BBW
    visual_damage=1
    description=Project Opensky - Boeing 737-700\nVersion - Version 2004.9.3\n\nModel Designer\n Hiroshi Igami\n\nFlight Dynamics/Scenario/Effects Designer\n Warren C. Daniel\n\nMaster Texture Designer\n Tom Harlaar\n\nTest Pilots\n Project Opensky Members\n\nMaximun Range: \n 3,383 nautical miles\n Airline Textures\n Nicholas Wilkinson
    There, .. now select those new entries, make sure the .XX number is correct and past these between the end of your last [fltsim.xx] entry and the [general] entry in your Aircraft.cfg

    Save the file and off you go , .. when you open your Aircraft Selection menu you should see three new aircraft, .. just chose the call sign that you want to fly and off you go

    PS: on Avsim or Flightsim.com you might find the correct liveries for your Airbus!

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    Geeze, .. I spent so ;long writing my post that 2 others beat me to it

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    Re: Can you add ATC prefix callsigns?????

    Amazing.... The best Christmas present ever....

    Many Thanks & Merry Christmas