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    Updates & Config File Solution

    Hello, everyone:

    I've read in another forum that all of the installed liveries are no longer listed after the update. Frustrating? Yes! I seem to remember that wasn't an issue in the past with the older 737 or OC v1.

    HOWEVER, PMDG (so far) has given us another option other than reinstalling all of your liveries even if you have custom paints you created. I've read you can use OC v2 to reinstall missing liveries by searching for them within the Ops Center but it only works for liveries downloaded from PMDG.

    Two thoughts:

    1. If you create custom paints make sure to back them up by exporting them as a .PTP file. Worst case is you at least can reinstall it via OC rather than manually doing it.

    2. On this last update I noticed it renamed the aircraft.cfg file before installing the new one which is much better than deleting the original (thanks, PMDG). I opened the old/renamed file and copied ONLY the liveries section. After closing the file I open the new/updated config file and replaced the single livery entry with the copied one and don't forget to save it when you're finished.

    When I restarted the sim (it should not be running when you do this) they were all there along with the settings. I just thought I'd post this to help make it easier for anyone who has a lot of liveries. This suggestion is simply that and if you are not comfortable with this process then I recommend option #1 using the OC.

    Regards,
    Will Thomas
    KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
    P3D, X-Plane, FSX
    Aircraft Painter

    USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

    #2
    Originally posted by PC Pilot View Post
    Hello, everyone:

    I've read in another forum that all of the installed liveries are no longer listed after the update. Frustrating? Yes! I seem to remember that wasn't an issue in the past with the older 737 or OC v1.

    HOWEVER, PMDG (so far) has given us another option other than reinstalling all of your liveries even if you have custom paints you created. I've read you can use OC v2 to reinstall missing liveries by searching for them within the Ops Center but it only works for liveries downloaded from PMDG.

    Two thoughts:

    1. If you create custom paints make sure to back them up by exporting them as a .PTP file. Worst case is you at least can reinstall it via OC rather than manually doing it.

    2. On this last update I noticed it renamed the aircraft.cfg file before installing the new one which is much better than deleting the original (thanks, PMDG). I opened the old/renamed file and copied ONLY the liveries section. After closing the file I open the new/updated config file and replaced the single livery entry with the copied one and don't forget to save it when you're finished.

    When I restarted the sim (it should not be running when you do this) they were all there along with the settings. I just thought I'd post this to help make it easier for anyone who has a lot of liveries. This suggestion is simply that and if you are not comfortable with this process then I recommend option #1 using the OC.

    Regards,
    If you scan for orphan textures and do repair all from OC2 it will repair all liveries custom and not. This happened on OC1 and NGX as well, after each update you received the orphaned texture pop up and you could do repair, unless I misunderstood something at your post
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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      #3
      I think you got it, Chris.

      After the update I noticed all my liveries were missing and in another thread someone mentioned the repair option but another member said it didn’t work for custom liveries. Therefore, I did it manually and thought it might help someone else.

      But I’ll definitely try the repair option next time to make sure all of the liveries come back.

      Thanks.
      Will Thomas
      KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
      P3D, X-Plane, FSX
      Aircraft Painter

      USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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