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    No Gear or Engine Rotation - Repaints Only

    Hello, All:

    Lately I've noticed when I load a repaint the landing gear are missing, there's no engine rotation (but I hear them) and there's no "initialization" warning on load up. It's weird to me because it's a more recent issue but the PMDG liveries/repaints work fine. I've checked the aircraft config file and compared the default livery sections to the repaints and there doesn't seem to be a notable difference.

    Curious if anyone else has experienced this? If so, how did you fix it? I don't know if this is a trouble ticket or something minor I can fix (with someone's help).

    Thanks,
    R. Will Thomas
    KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
    P3D, X-Plane, FSX
    J41, MD-11, 737, 747, 777, DC-6 [All versions of each aircraft]

    Fly Virtual (flyvirtual.net)
    USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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

    Lately I've noticed when I load a repaint the landing gear are missing, there's no engine rotation (but I hear them) and there's no "initialization" warning on load up. It's weird to me because it's a more recent issue but the PMDG liveries/repaints work fine. I've checked the aircraft config file and compared the default livery sections to the repaints and there doesn't seem to be a notable difference.

    Curious if anyone else has experienced this? If so, how did you fix it? I don't know if this is a trouble ticket or something minor I can fix (with someone's help).

    Thanks,
    Are you loading the livery after you have already loaded another PMDG plane or having another complex addon loaded first?
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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      #3
      No. I load the sim with a default aircraft first. Once everything is ready I select my repaint. If I need to switch between PMDG aircraft I shut down the sim and restart it.
      R. Will Thomas
      KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
      P3D, X-Plane, FSX
      J41, MD-11, 737, 747, 777, DC-6 [All versions of each aircraft]

      Fly Virtual (flyvirtual.net)
      USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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        #4
        Originally posted by PC Pilot View Post
        No. I load the sim with a default aircraft first. Once everything is ready I select my repaint. If I need to switch between PMDG aircraft I shut down the sim and restart it.
        And can you confirm that

        1) Happens only in liveries that are not made by us
        2) Started to happen recently and in the past these liveries were working?
        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
        PMDG Technical Support
        http://www.pmdg.com

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          #5
          I am currently flying the PMDG 738 NGX:

          1: Will verify after landing.
          2: Correct
          R. Will Thomas
          KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
          P3D, X-Plane, FSX
          J41, MD-11, 737, 747, 777, DC-6 [All versions of each aircraft]

          Fly Virtual (flyvirtual.net)
          USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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            #6
            I decided to terminate the 737 flight early. Here is what I did with regards to question 1:

            1.) - Loads correctly with PMDG house livery.
            - Loads correctly with Emirates livery (PMDG)
            - Loads correctly with FedEx livery (PMDG)

            - Loads correctly with Delta custom repaint.
            - Loads correctly with a VA custom repaint.
            - Does not load correctly with a certain fictional custom repaint.

            At at this point it’s obvious there’s something with that particular repaint: just don’t know what. I thought it might be the aircraft.cfg file but I don’t think that’s it either.

            Sorry for any inconvenience. I’ll see if I can figure it out.
            R. Will Thomas
            KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
            P3D, X-Plane, FSX
            J41, MD-11, 737, 747, 777, DC-6 [All versions of each aircraft]

            Fly Virtual (flyvirtual.net)
            USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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            • DDowns
              DDowns commented
              Editing a comment
              The only changes to the aircraft.cfg are to the [sim.x] sections that define the different liveries, and these entries are only modified by the OC when it is used for the installation. I wouldn't spend more than 5 min on a livery that didn't work.

            #7
            Well, it’s a repaint I did awhile back and I had to edit the config file so the sim would recognize it. Once it recognizes it then I can export it to the OC which creates the .PTP file others can use to install or remove via the OC. And when initially creating a repaint there’s more to change than just the sim. X number (at least when I do it).

            For some reason this one simply stopped working properly. I started from scratch and it’s working fine now even with the added config entry.

            I do do appreciate the responses.
            R. Will Thomas
            KMDT - Flight Sim 1998 to Present
            P3D, X-Plane, FSX
            J41, MD-11, 737, 747, 777, DC-6 [All versions of each aircraft]

            Fly Virtual (flyvirtual.net)
            USAF Veteran [Aircraft Electrician / Egress Tech]

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              #8
              Originally posted by PC Pilot View Post
              Well, it’s a repaint I did awhile back and I had to edit the config file so the sim would recognize it. Once it recognizes it then I can export it to the OC which creates the .PTP file others can use to install or remove via the OC. And when initially creating a repaint there’s more to change than just the sim. X number (at least when I do it).

              For some reason this one simply stopped working properly. I started from scratch and it’s working fine now even with the added config entry.

              I do do appreciate the responses.
              Usually means that you haven't properly configured the repaint, to include the [registration listed in the .cfg entry].ini file.

              e.g.:

              For a repaint with the aircraft.cfg entry with a registration of N744PM, there must be an N744PM.ini file in the appropriate PMDG/[product]/Aircraft dir.
              Kyle Rodgers
              PMDG Simulations

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