JFS & MSFS2020

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picnic
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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby picnic » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:41 pm

I wish I was on the Alpha and could try it but Microsoft don't seem to like me :roll:

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby vgbaron » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:18 pm

From the FSUIPC folks I see there is a new simconnect.dll that will be available on release. That may affect how JFS functions.

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby Thorsten42 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:48 am

Joinfs is able to connect via the already existing simconnect even in Beta with MFS. Same goes for Little Nav Map for example where you can even see your plane. BUT joinfs is not able to scan the model folder of MFS so you will have no models to default or substitute to.

So I assume at least for this part joinfs needs to be adopted.

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Thorsten

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Peter
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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby Peter » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:29 pm

Hello,

from what has been mentioned on this thread then it looks promising. I expect I'll be installing 2020 at some point so will be able to investigate further. Hopefully getting the scanning working will be enough to see the aircraft correctly at least. The fact that it connects to the sim is a big step. Personally, I'm waiting for VR support but I think I'll probably be buying it before that's released.

Peter

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby ervski » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:51 am

Thanks Peter, greatly appreciated. I can't figure out where the aircraft folder is located. My group is hoping we will be able to use JFS & 2020. Good luck!!!!
erv

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby picnic » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:08 am

I found the aircraft folders in the beta and by copying some files around managed to get joinFS to find an aircraft so I could get it to complete the model matching process but still none of my fellow players got displayed in game.

One problem with joinFS and P3D now is there can be multiple simobjects folders, e.g. the core game one and a 3rd party one. joinFS doesn't cater for this. In FS2020 each plane had its own folder tree with the simobject folder buried deep within.

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby Peter » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:02 am

picnic wrote:One problem with joinFS and P3D now is there can be multiple simobjects folders, e.g. the core game one and a 3rd party one. joinFS doesn't cater for this.


Can you not use the Additional Folders list in JoinFS to add 3rd party objects? At least as a short term measure. There's probably a way to automate it if I can get a list of add-ons from FS2020.

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby picnic » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:47 am

Peter wrote:Can you not use the Additional Folders list in JoinFS to add 3rd party objects?
Peter
Oh, I've missed that feature. Will check it out, thanks Peter.

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby Travis » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:16 pm

So I have been testing this for a while, but still getting the same results with the release. I can eventually get it to scan and identify 208 models by using the additional folders text, but I am not sure why the simulator does not populate the aircraft in when I substitute someone. You can see Robert Dunn 2 is still red there in the aircraft list, and the usual restarting joinfs does not fix it. Hope we can get this compatible soon so we can fly with others. It seems like the new sim only allows you to see 6 others in close proximity and has other limitations. I am happy to help with whatever I can Peter. Thanks.
Here is a picture of some file structure, etc.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... JoinFS.jpg

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Re: JFS & MSFS2020

Postby Travis » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:26 pm

Peter wrote:Hello,

from what has been mentioned on this thread then it looks promising. I expect I'll be installing 2020 at some point so will be able to investigate further. Hopefully getting the scanning working will be enough to see the aircraft correctly at least. The fact that it connects to the sim is a big step. Personally, I'm waiting for VR support but I think I'll probably be buying it before that's released.

Peter


Might I suggest signing up for Xbox game pass for PC? 1 USD for the first month (just don't forget to unsubscribe).
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass/games

This would allow testing, etc. And would give you an idea before you make your choice to buy.


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