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ROYAL AIR FORCE
For FS 2004 / FS9
Project Manager: Gary Barker
This freeware AI package, produced by Military AI Works contains everything needed to fully activate traffic at all RAF Chinook bases and operating locations. Package contains afcads, flightplans (all current RAF Squadrons, QinetiQ test aircraft and stored HC3 aircraft being returned for upgrade/downgrade) and custom voice pack call signs for RAF and QinetiQ.
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1. About MAIW
Military AI Works (MAIW) is a loosely affiliated, international group of flightsim enthusiasts who share the common goal of seeing realistic military AI traffic in MS Flightsim. Our goals:
1) Produce only high-quality, freeware packages and products
2) Create military AI traffic accurately within the bounds of MS Flightsim
3) Promote new freeware military AI models, scenery and products
4) Advance military AI modeling of countries around the globe
5) Respect the rights of designers and contributors
To learn more about MAIW or to become a contributor, visit our website at http://militaryaiworks.com.
Afcad creation and modifications
Scenery Modifications / Design:
Beta Testing: MAIW Beta Team
Camp Bastion - Afghanistan
RAF Boscombe Down
We have shied away from repetitive hourly plans as in true life many modern air forces don’t work or fly at the weekends on a regular basis, therefore the utilization in these plans is relatively low but probably reflects real life actuals
Step 1) Install this package
1a) Install the package in accordance with the MAIW Installer instructions
NOTE: If a un-install is desired at a later date, only the aircraft and flightplans will be removed. All scenery files, including AFCADs, will need to be removed manually.
Step 2) Remove duplicate AFCAD files
Open your “Flight Simulator 9/Addon Scenery/scenery” folder and remove any previously installed AFCAD’s for the following airports (e.g. “AF2_XXXX.bgl,” “AF2_XXXX_DEFAULT_XX.bgl” or “PAI_AF2_XXXX_DEFAULT.bgl”) NOTE: LEAVE ALL AFCADS BEGINNING WITH “MAIW” as they were installed with step 1:
AFG1 TO AFG7
EGDN (Note there may be a AFCAD with UKMIL at the end of the title THIS SHOULD BE REMOVED as well)
NOTE: Failure to remove these duplicate files may result in problems with AI aircraft parking and operation. It is recommended you move these to a temporary folder instead of deleting them; however, you should not need them again as the AFCADs included in this package are thoroughly researched and highly detailed. If you are using add-on scenery for one of the above airfields, it is recommended you do NOT remove the AFCAD for the add-on scenery, but instead remove the MAIW AFCAD file (e.g. MAIW_XXXX_DEFAULT.bgl) after installation.
NOTE: There will also be some exclude files installed for the above these are labeled MAIW_exc_XXXXXXXXXXXX these remove autogen scenery items ie trees etc that
may impinge on taxiways etc.
Step 2a) Other Files that may need removing
MAIW_AF2_E1DM_DEFAULT_GL.bgl - 18/01/09 1'294KB (ex MAIW_WAH-64_AAC_UK Package)
MAIW_AF2_EGDM_DEFAULT_GL.bgl - 01/03/09 41'083KB (ex MAIW_WAH-64_AAC_UK Package
Remove from \Addon Scenery\Scenery\
These are replaced with an AFCAD’s in a specific RAF Boscombe Down Folder
MAIW_AF2_X3TN_ Watton_UKMIL.bgl - 09/06/08 4'660KB (ex MAIW_WAH-64_AAC_UK Package)
Remove from \Addon Scenery\Scenery\
This file has been replaced with MAIW_AF2_X3TN_Watton.bgl - 20/12/09 6'052KB
Step 3) Install callsign voicepacks
3a) If you don’t have the EditVoicepack 3.1 freeware installed, download it and install it by clicking here.
3b) Run EditVoicepack and import all vcpmod files included in with this installation
3c) Choose “Import” from the “File” menu
3d) Find the folder “Flight Simulator 9/Military AI Works/UK/ Chinook HC2 HC3/Voicepack Callsigns” in the “Look in:” window
3e) Click “open” for each file
The following callsigns are standard and should already be installed in voicepack
3f) Update the Voicepack for FS9 by choosing “Update Voicepack” from the “File” menu--ensure the “Custom/Callsigns” box is checked in the left hand window. (note: the update may take a few minutes—do not attempt to start FS9 until the update is complete. Look for “Ready” in the lower left corner)
3g) When ready press save to keep the modifications
Step 4) Activate MAIW Scenery
Included in this package is a set of buildings as custom scenery to spruce up the airports. It should be noted that not installing the scenery will not detract from your enjoyment or use of this package however. To install this scenery you need to do the following:
1) The folders “MAIW RAF Chinook Package” and “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” have already been installed into the “Addon Scenery” folder of your FS directory. In order to activate this scenery you must start FS9, go to Settings and find the Scenery Library.
2) Click on “ADD AREA” and navigate to the “MAIW RAF Boscombe Down” "MAIW RAF Odiham Scenery" and “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” folders which should be, by default after installation, located in “Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery”. It is important that you place the “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” folder as far down your addon scenery list as possible by using the Move Down button. Ideally it should be lower than any other scenery you may have added and just above the default FS9 scenery libraries.
1) 3) Shut down FS and then when you restart the scenery will be installed and ready to use.
**NOTE, If you do not install this scenery and library to FS before using this package your aircraft will not appear parked in the correct locations. Please ensure that you install this scenery package and library in order to use this package correctly
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed this package. Your AI traffic files will be automatically updated the next time you run FS9
Potential issue: FS9 AI traffic density set too low
Fix action: In FS9, set the AI traffic density slider to at least 60%.
Potential issue: Multiple AFCADs active for the same airport
Fix action: Using Windows Explorer, open the folder “Flight Simulator 9/Addon scenery/scenery.” Look for duplicate entries for the following airport identifier:
AFG1 TO AFG7
Files may be named in several ways. The most common are “AF2_KXXX.bgl,” “AF2_KXXX_DEFAULT_XX.bgl” and “PAI_AF2_DEFAULT.bgl.” Keep the file names starting with MAIW and remove all others with duplicate airport identifiers.
Problem: “I can’t find the aircraft in the aircraft selection menu”
Issue: These are AI aircraft and have been programmed to not show up in the flyable aircraft selection menu
Fix action: If you simply must select these aircraft, use an editing program such as AirEd and change the Aircraft type from “2” to “0”
Potential issue: Callsign Voicepacks were not installed correctly
Fix action: Run the EditVoicepack software. Look for the following callsigns in the “custom modifications/callsigns” section of the program:
If any of these are missing, choose “File/import” and open the appropriate .vcpmod file in the folder:-
“Flight Simulator 9/Military AI Works/ UK/ Chinook HC2 HC3/Voicepack Callsigns”
Once this is complete, or if all callsigns are present, ensure the “Custom/Callsigns” box is checked in the left hand window and choose “File/Update Voicepack” to install them into FS9 (this may take a few minutes, do not open FS9 until the lower left of the EditVoicepack screen says “Ready.”)
Potential issue: You’re following your AI aircraft
Fix action: Stop following your AI aircraft. For some reason, a watched AI aircraft does not always behave the way it is programmed to. If you wait for the aircraft at the airport, it will arrive on schedule
This package was built by the Military AI Works online community. If you are interested in making Military AI traffic more realistic, visit this site!
The flightplans are fictional, but have been researched via Internet and message forums.
We have tried to make the plans as “realistic” as possible, but as the RAF do not publish their weekly Chinook flightplans we have had to use our own judgment!
All flightplans were created using Notepad.
Flightplans were installed using Lee Swordy’s TrafficTools freeware traffic compiler.
The callsigns used in this package are actual callsigns used by these units, based on information obtained in manuals and on internet.
All callsigns were created using the ingenious EditVoicepack freeware. This program is extremely simple and fun to use—if you need a new AI callsign, give it a try!
All AFCADs were created using Lee Swordy’s AFCAD v2.21. This has got to be one of the finest freeware programs ever created. Want to add some AI parking to your local airport? AFCAD makes it fun!
The contents of this package should not adversely affect your FS9 or computer operation if installed according to the instructions. The authors make no guarantee and bear no responsibility for adverse operation or lost/overwritten files on your computer.
Use of Contents:
THESE FILES MAY ONLY BE UPLOADED TO AVSIM or FLIGHTSIM.COM BY THE AUTHOR.
THESE FILES MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO ANY OTHER SITE WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S WRITTEN PERMISSION. THESE MODELS,REPAINTS AND FLIGHTPLANS ARE FREEWARE AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, OR PUT ON ANY SITE THAT CHARGES FOR DOWNLOADING FREE FILES. THE FILES FOUND IN THIS ARCHIVE MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED ON CD OR ANY MEDIUM FOR ANY KIND OF FEE, INCLUDING THE COST OF PRODUCTION, MATERIALS OR POSTAGE. THE MODELS, REPAINTS AND FLIGHTPLANS OWNERSHIP REMAIN WITH THE AUTHORS AS MENTIONED IN THE PACKAGE
Upload to FSPLANET.com will never be allowed by Military AI Works.
Any questions, suggestions and feedback on the contents may be directed to the forums at www.militaryaiworks.com.
All information used to create this package was obtained via online, open-source research. All flight plans and schedules, while reasonable for military units, are fictional.