repaints require some explanation. These are not repaints for aircraft
you fly - such repaints are already available in the JHB Fleet page
you fly online other pilots will not see you flying the aircraft you
have selected in FS. This doesn't happen because your aircraft data
isn't sent out - it would be far to heavy a load on the servers to send
full aircraft information.
pilots will only see a basic AI model that matches the aircraft you
have selected for your Flight Plan. If you have picked a C172 then other
pilots will see this - not the aircraft you are actually flying. VATSIM
have limited aircraft libraries but it is possible to apply our airline
colours to these models.
repaints are installed so that other pilots online can more realistically
see what you are flying.
JHB AI Aircraft for VATSIM
use a CSL (Common Shapes Library) file for their AI aircraft so it is
not necessary to design any AI aircraft. Instead a texture set is installed
for a VA which is linked to the existing AI aircraft. The advantage
of this system is that everyone has the aircraft and so you will always
see the correct aircraft type selected by each pilot. If another pilot
online does not have the JHB textures he will still see the aircraft
you have chosen but in default VATSIM colours.
Reynolds has kindly undertaken the task of creating the VATSIM AI repaints
for JHB. Installation is given in the included instructions but be aware
that it is a three part process - copying the texture sets to the VIP
folder, creating the VIP aircraft.cfg entries and adding the JHB list
to the Squawkbox 3 VIP.SMS file.
VATSIM AI ZIP