GAmod - Offline edition adds 100.000 flightplans worldwide with GAmod´s custom models. NOW WORKING WITH AIG MODELS ALSO!
Corsten's Hangar assumes no responsibility for any errors or glitches in the conversion result of these instructions. This method has been successfully tested by several users and can, therefore, be published.
GAmod was created under Microsoft's "Game Content Usage Rules" using assets from Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it is not endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft.
GAmod includes custom made 3d model of Airbus H135 Helicopter, made by 69PonyGT (https://flightsim.to/profile/68ponyGT )
GAmod includes custom made 3d model of Hot Air balloon, made by EggMan28 (https://flightsim.to/profile/FlightSimSquad ).
GAmod included custom made 3d model of ATR 72-500, made by kychungdotcom (https://github.com/kychungdotcom )
Lights are custom made by nicottine (https://flightsim.to/profile/nicottine )
Fake airports in Helsinki (for helicopters) made by Tatu Kantomaa (https://staging.flightsim.to/profile/Tatu)
BASIC INFORMATION OF OFFLINE VERSION
- All the GAmod´s aircraft models are edited to be as performance light that it can be.
- All the models have a forced LOD4 level with exterior and interior. It is the most light
- The average performance drop with GAmod is 10-15% in busy areas, such as when there are 30-50 GA models flying around you. In calm areas, the performance drop is negligible (1-5%).
- Because this is an offline version, you can fly whenever and wherever you want.
- The custom-made .bgl´s includes allmost 200K flight plans around the globe, but not every airport is included. The base is Asobo's stock trafficAircraft.bgl, which has 43K flights.
- Asobo has its own trafficAircraft.bgl active in this path: …\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-ai-traffic\scenery\world\traffic. It must be disabled before using GAmod's offline add-on. Otherwise, there will be Asobo's traffic (43K flights) and GAmod's flights (100K flights).
- GAmod models will communicate with ATC in MSFS.
OVERHAULS & COMMUNITY WISHES
This new world overhaul version add traffic to almost every airport in world. There is also military traffic in several military air bases worldwide. And worlds biggest airport are exludede from GA traffic.
So there at least 2 aircrafts departing almost in every airport. However, I did make also extra overhaul traffic (3 more departs) at this point to these areas: Alaska, Alps, Andes, Australia, Canada, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Pyrenees, Rocky Mountains, Benelux countries, Spain, Italy, Caribbean islands, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, UK, Canary Islands.
First test did show, that worldwide overhaul traffic wasn’t best option as single solution. There fore there is that same worldwide .bgl based from asobo´s .bgl. That traffic is modified to be perceft combo with overhaul traffic.
So I will summarize this: overhaul traffic in flight plans from a to a between same airport. Offline worldwide plans are from a to b. So there is traffic in airports and between them.
GA traffic density examples
0-19% At least one departing ga plane + 0-19% worldwide traffic from 70k plans
20-29% At least Two departing ga planes + 20-29% worldwide traffic from 70k plans
30-39% At least Three departing ga planes + 30-39% worldwide traffic from 70k plans
40-49% At least four departing ga planes + 40-49% worldwide traffic from 70k plans
50-99% At least five departing ga planes + 50-99% worldwide traffic from 70k plans
Military traffic Density examples
0-19% One fighter jet
20-39% Two figter jets
40-59% Two figter jets, one military helicopter
60-79% Two figter jets, one military helicopter, one military cargo airplane
80-100% Two figter jets, one military helicopter, one military cargo airplane, one military pilatus airplane.
Special traffic (helicopters and hot balloons, 20K flightplans) follows density 1-100%.
You can wish even more traffic to airports, but please test those airports first with default GAmod traffic. You can wish more traffic by airport (ICAO) here: https://forms.gle/kKiwH7SSp3K1a5dz5
There is also complete overhaul of Finland included. The entire country of Finland has been 100% custom-made, and every single Finnish airport is active with GA traffic. There are:
o Border Patrol helicopters in sea and island areas.
o Border Patrol airplanes near the country's borders.
o Ambulance helicopters flying around the Helsinki area.
o Ambulance helicopters flying randomly around Finland.
o Airforce jetfighters flying between Finnish Airforce bases (EFTU, EFJY, EFTP, EFRO).
o Airforce helicopters practicing around the EFUT airport.
o Airforce Learjet, Pilatus, and C295 aircraft flying between Finnish airforce bases.
o Hot air balloons flying randomly in the whole Finland area.
o Finnair ATR 72-500 flying between current and historic regional route airports.
KNOWN ISSUES WITH GAMOD OFFLINE VERSION
There are lots of glitches with AI Offline traffic in MSFS. Asobo just must fix those. The same bugs and glitches are with FSLTL also.
One major glitch is that Asobo's helicopters won't work with AI traffic yet. Therefore, the h135 model is made as airplane flight dynamics, and the helicopter will depart from runways and land on runways. In the Helsinki area, there are four fake airports in the forest so that users won't see the departures and landings there.
Another crucial bug by asobo is this: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/ai-traffic-touches-down-way-too-late-has-unrealistic-braking-efficacy/576915/11 . If you use addon called AIground (https://flightsim.to/file/42732/aiground ) with my settings file, it will tackle that bug nicely. My settings file is attached in this zip.
Full support of this mod is provided in my Discord server called
LTM – Live traffic modifications: https://discord.com/invite/uqr49ZW8AS
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