Only or Full Package
Adding aircraft to
FS2002 can be tricky if you have never added one before.
When you download an aircraft off the internet, you will
be downloading either a 'Texture Only Package' or a 'Full
Package?' 'Texture Only?' means that the only files that
the package contains is the texture or 'paint' e.g.
British Airways, Quantas, American Pacific ect. Because
of this in order for the aircraft to work, you have to
have the model. The expression 'Full Package' means that
inside the zip folder or compressed folder there is
everything that you need for the aircraft including the
model e.g. Boeing 737-400, the texture, the panel and all
other files required for the aircraft to work.
Aircraft form 'Full Packages' downloads
from 'Full Packages' is Generally the easiest out of the
two. Usually the package comes with specific instructions
from the author of the aircraft regarding how to install
it however usually with the majority of 'Full Package
Aircraft' it is the same as the method below.
To install the
- Un-Zip the
compressed file of which you downloadedUnzip the
compressed file of which you dowenload
- Next, Cut the
files that you have un-zipped and paste them into
the 'Aircraft' Folder of the 'FS2002' folder
Nothing else is required and the
aircraft should now appear in the aircraft inventory of
Always read the
instructions provided with 'Full Package Aircraft'
because installation instructions may vary with different
aircraft. If the correct instructions are not followed
then the aircraft may not appear in the aircraft
Aircraft from 'Texture Only Packages'
1st Step: Adding
The files in
'Texture Only' packages can be in one of two formats.
Inside the compressed file there may be one single folder
containing all the four files that is needed in order for
the textures to work. If this the case then
Change the 'X' or
Number of the texture folder e.g. texture 4, texture 5
ect to number of your choice. (If the last texture inside
the folder is 'texture 3' then most people edit there add-on
texture folders name to the next number after this one e.g.
'texture 4' and so on. Cut and paste the texture
depending on what type of aircraft the textures are for e.g
737-400, 747-400 ect and insert it into the correct
2nd Step: Editing
image above is a picture of what is called a CFG
file. A CFG file contains information about each
aircraft. There is one aircraft CFG file in
every aircraft folder and CFG files are also used
for scenery and many other things.