Easy airlines+aircraft matching with default live traffic is a mod which will make the traffic more realistic in a few easy steps.
PLEASE, READ INSTRUCTIONS AND FAQ BEFORE COMMENT !
IN CASE OF UPDATE: Dont't delete or move the Ivao_x-csl folder already installed in the community folder, you just need to copy and paste the same folder of my mod into it, then accept all files to be overwritten'. You will then be all set with no blank texture for AI Traffic.
Please remove all others ai traffic mods and ivao_x-csl directory from you Community to get a clean install before following my instructions.
Step 1 - Download and Install IVAO Altitude for MSFS2020 (required)
This mod is based on Altitude for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 who will add a huge list of AI aircraft (called MTL) in your FS2020 Community. Theses ai aircrafts are used to match with IVAO players aircraft but we can use it for default ai traffic.
Link for download : https://www.ivao.aero/softdev/beta/altitudebeta.asp#dl (Altitude for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on bottom of page)
Step 2 - Download and install this mod (required)
For increase liveries and aircraft matching, i have fixed some files. For exemple : by default MSFS load only one livery per model, with my mod all liveries work.
Just download this mod, and drop the content into the ivao_x-csl directory previously added by IVAO Altitude in your Community Folder. This will add my files to the ivao x-csl folder.
Dont't delete or move the Ivao_x-csl folder already installed in the community folder, you just need to copy and paste the same folder of my mod into it, then accept all files to be overwritten'. You will then be all set with no blank texture for AI Traffic.
Step 3 - Enable Generic plane models (required)
Last step, just need to enable Generic plane models in MSFS settings.
Go in SETTINGS > TRAFFIC > AI AND MULTIPLAYER TRAFFIC DETAIL > USE GENERIC PLANE MODELS (AI TRAFFIC) = ON
NB: Depending your hardware configuration, the first loading can be long.
Bonus : To add even more realism to traffic (unrequired)
Well done, the default traffic planes are now replaced by real planes. But one of the problems with MSFS is that it will place aircraft randomly in the parkings because it does not know where to place the right airlines. For exemple : you will can see an Air Asia A320 at gate in Chicago KORD.
In order to avoid this, I recommend the Static AI collection from FSMM mod avalaible on flightsim.to here :
- STATIC AI - NORTH AMERICA : https://fr.flightsim.to/file/17417/static-ai-north-america
- STATIC AI - EUROPE : https://fr.flightsim.to/file/17471/static-ai-europe
- STATIC AI - ASIA : https://fr.flightsim.to/file/17566/static-ai-asia
This mod while add aircrafts (same aircraft library) on major airports in North America, Europe and Asia. Aircrafts placement respecting the real companies gates. They are regulary updated and new airports are added every days.
Just need to drag and drop ALL airports folder in your community and set Ground aircraft density to 0 :
Go in SETTINGS > TRAFFIC > AIRPORT LIFE > GROUND AIRCRAFT DENSITY = 0
Does it work 100%?
> No, you can see some errors because the IVAO MTL dont cover all liveries and all aircraft of the world but, the matching is close to 70%.
What about if livery or aircraft no exist ?
> MSFS will replace by same aircraft but other livery or same livery but different aircraft
Does this integrate GA ?
> No, GA are enought cover by the default aircraft
Do I have to use ivao for the mod to work?
Does this have an impact on FPS?
> No, you will gain fps because the planes of MTL are very optimized.
Can i add aircraft or liveries ?
> Yes you can for personnal use : https://mtlcatalog.ivao.aero/
Are services like pushback and gateway working?
> Yes for pushback, for gateway it lacks precision
I see the same planes everywhere
> This is the default behviour, that means you don't have have hoverided the ivao_x-csl directory by the content of this mod.
Aircraft have not texture or is white
> Two possibilities:
- That means you havent installed IVAO Altitude in first step. If it is correctly installed, you will find a ivao_x-cls in community before installing my mod.
- You have removed the default ivao_x-cls : Dont replace it, just drop into it the content of my mod (merge).
Please keep in mind this is a unperfect "waiting mod" : It will be deleted when more concrete and better things are brought forward by communities like AIG, VATSIM or IVAO.
Initial discution on MSFS official forum : https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/tutorial-how-to-get-airliners-traffic-closer-to-reality-with-real-liveries/420210/82