An aircraft in the AeroflySimulators is a collection of files. They are loaded by the simulator if the user selects the aircraft file from the aircraft selection menu. The aerofly uses the following file extensions for aircrafts: TGC or TGB for the 3D Model, TTX for the textures, TMC for the description texts, etc. TMD for the the physics, graphics and sound definition, .wav or TSB for the sound and TPS for a repaint definition. Generally speaking: an aircraft consists of a 3D model, a modification, a repaint and optionally a collection of Sound-Files.
Aircraft Names (File Names)
Valid aircraft names are all in small letters [a-z] and numbers [0-9]! No spaces ” “, no underscores
_, no dashes
-, no points
., no umlauts
repaint_name/ // folder that stores a repaint (optional) aircraftname.tgc // 3D model aircraftname.tmc // description texts, etc... aircraftname.tmd // physics definition preview.ttx // preview image aircraftname_part1_color.ttx // color texture aircraftname_part1_normal.ttx // normal map of texture aircraftname_part1_reflection.ttx // reflection or gloss map
Optional for repaints
Liveries or Repaints are located inside the aircraft’s folder in a sub directory named after the repaint.
Here is an example for a DirectoryPath:
Note: The first letter of the
repaint_name has to be capital for the aerofly 5, but mustn’t be for the Aerofly FS 2.
preview.ttx // replacement preview image repaintname.tps // repaint definition - the name has to be exactly the same as the name of the folder it is in. aircraftname_part1_color.ttx // replacement color texture aircraftname_part1_normal.ttx // replacement normal map of texture aircraftname_part1_reflection.ttx // replacement reflection or gloss map
preview.ttx is the PreviewImage of the Repaint. The .tps file specifies the name of the repaint in the selection menu. The remaining .ttx files replace textures (with the identical name) for the 3D model one folder higher.
Optional for sound
The sound of an aircraft can either be located in the
inside a subfolder (e.g.
UserFolder\aircraft\aircraftname\sound) which makes the file structure a lot simpler.
All required files of an aircraft are called in the
Copying an aircraft
- Open the InstallationFolder and copy the folder of a simple aircraft such as the Cessna 172 or the PT 40.
- Paste the folder into the
UserFolder\aircraftdirectory. If this sub-folder
aircraftdoes not exist yet, create it.
- Rename the folder to
helloworldand enter it.
- Rename the
- Read about the TMC file
- Open the
helloworld.tmcfile with the text editor and modify the
- Also modify the
DescriptionTextENto fit the new name of the aircraft.
- Remove the lines with and
DescritionTextlanguage other than English (EN).
- Save the
- Open the aerofly and find the
Hello Worldaircraft and load it
If each step was completed successfully the aircraft should load without any problem. If the aircraft does not show on the list then something with the file structure is wrong and the aerofly does not find the new aircraft. If the aerofly crashes when loading the new aircraft then the .tmc file was not edited correctly. Copy the .tmd file from the original aircraft again and try not to delete any text, only rename the attributes between the last two opening and closing brackets
] of a line.