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WebMaximus

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A qustion on the naming of the customization files
« on: June 04, 2013, 06:12:29 pm »
When I look in my %appdata% GSX folder I see that all my customization files are using a syntax starting with the ICAO code for the airport and then there's a number of random characters. For instance when I look at Aerosoft ESSA which I have tried modifying a bit myself the name of the ini file is essa-8x_ul5.ini

Looking at the files shared here they all seem to only contain the airports ICAO code without these extra characters. Will it still work if I just drop a file downloaded from here with only the ICAO code in it's name or do I need to rename the file after downloading it so it matches the name of the already existing file in my GSX folder?

Looking at the doc my understanding is these codes are used if you have several different AFCADs for an airport but I'm still not 100% sure what this means when downloading a file from here.

Thanks in advance,
Richard ├ůsberg

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Re: A qustion on the naming of the customization files
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 09:46:12 pm »
Looking at the doc my understanding is these codes are used if you have several different AFCADs for an airport but I'm still not 100% sure what this means when downloading a file from here.

Yes, the random characters are added automatically by the editor, so if you have different AFCADs from the same airport, all your customizations can coexists so, whenever you switch AFCAD, its own customization file will be loaded.

Shared files might have been created with an earlier version of the editor (that didn't had this feature) or their original author might have simply removed the random characters before the upload.

What the characters are doesn't matter, as long as you have ICAO-xxxxxxxx, it will work so, if you want to rename a file such as EDDM-Aerosoft_with_static_airplanes.INI, because it would be clearer for you, that's fine, the only mandatory part are the first 4 characters of the ICAO and the dash.

And, the .INI name doesn't have any relationship with the name of the AFCAD that customization was based on, because the AFCAD name is stored inside the .INI file itself.

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Re: A qustion on the naming of the customization files
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:31:27 pm »
Ok, thanks for the great explanation!
Richard ├ůsberg