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StevenPearce suggested Sherv commented

Aircraft Editor: Please fix the corruption.

The aircraft editor is not fit for purpose. It corrupts anything it touches and is never up to date with the latest changes in the flight model and config files.


It's clear this tool is not used internally at Asobo. Open config files from the planes that come with the sim, and it will corrupt them in most cases. The only way I have found to avoid corruption is to edit an aircraft's files exclusively within the tool, but that isn't an option when the editor is missing every new parameter that came in the latest sim update.

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MV-JimStewart commented

Just a follow-on to that; it would be also useful for the aircraft editor to save ONLY files that have been changed. Right now it re-saves every .cfg file, and it likes to remove comments which can be rather annoying when testing tweaking flight model values, for instance. At the same time, the aircraft editor is great to have for certain tasks like placing lights or contact points, so it's difficult to ignore the tool 100% of the time.

I'm currently using our code management tools to diff compare the files saved by the aircraft editor and roll back unwanted changes, but this is obviously time consuming and shouldn't need to be done.

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FlyingRaccoon commented

Hello.

@StevenPearce What kind of corruption are you having on your files? If you have repro steps, I'm interested to know.

The last corruption issue we had was happening on strings but it has been solved a few patches ago.

About all other issues with the AE, we are aware of it and plan a big rework.

Regards,
Sylvain

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The last corruption I encountered was with the [FUEL_SYSTEM] section of flight_model.cfg

You can reproduce it with the flight_model.cfg of the F/A-18; open and save with aircraft editor. Some extra engines will appear in there.

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I've reproduced that behaviour so a developer will have a look at this issue.

We'll let you know when it's fixed.

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Could this be related to the fact that in the systems.cfg of the F/A-18, the iEng of alternator.1 and alternator.2 are 1 and 2, not 0 and 1 as one would expect?
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Sherv commented

HNY Asobo team. I would like to add that I'm having issues with editing contact points using Aircraft Editor. When I build my package and load aircraft editor, everything seems to work fine. I then edit the contact points and hit refresh. The plane reloads but the adjustments have not been made and Aircraft Editor no longer works.


Thanks,

Sherv

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Do you edit your contact points in the file or through the UI?

When you say "Refresh", you mean Resync?

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Sherv avatar image Sherv FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ ·
I edited through UI. And correct I meant to say "Resync". Happy to send you guys my package file if you want to experiment with it.
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Resync reloads the content of your files and overwrites what's been changed in the UI.

If you want to apply the modifications made in the UI, you need to use Save & Resync.

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