How to Install Aircraft Repaints/Textures in FSX

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In this tutorial I will show you how to install texture folders into any of your airplanes so you wont have to fly in those boring default paints. Video by blazefox2.

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All right, hello. Today, I'm going to show you how to install repaints for your aircraft. As you can see, I downloaded the Chippy Ho, or CAG repaint for the... Come on. There we go. This one, right here, so it looked pretty tight.

All right, so what we're going to do is we're going to copy the main texture folder. Then, minimize that. We're going to go to our main FSX folder. Go to computer, C drive, program files, Microsoft Games, Microsoft Flight Sim, and we're going to scroll down until you see the folder that says Sim Objects. So, we'll click on that. It's loading up. All right, airplanes, and you're going to find the airplane that you're installing it for. So, FA-18, and we're just going to paste it over on this side. It's going to go in with these texture files, texture Chippy Ho.

All right, now what we're going to do, and this is probably the most important part that people don't realize, you have to open up the aircraft CFG file. All right, we're going to keep that over to the side. Open the "Read Me" that comes with it, and we're going to copy this right here. We're going to X out of that. Now we can X out of this.

All right, scroll down to the bottom of the Flight Sim. See there's number seven? I believe the last one is 14 for me. For you, it'll be probably be 13. Yeah, it'll be 13 for you guys. All right, go to the very bottom, click there, enter twice, and then go up. Now, right click and paste. All right, now you've got to do change this, X, X to the next number in the list. Mine will be 15, then there's 14, 13. You've got to put it in order. Everything else should be all right.

Now, we'll click on file, save. You can X out. X out. When you load up your Flight Sim, it should be there. All right, now when you go into your aircraft, it may take a while to load, because it's got to process all the new data from the repaint and the CF2 file. It shouldn't take that long, though.

All right, now scroll down to where you plane should be, and there it is. All right, and it looks pretty tight. As always, I'll post a link to this repaint.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:55:47 GMT
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danThu, 26 Dec 2013 22:42:20 GMT

i have denied access by notepad any solution?

Pro MemberbigmcbTue, 21 May 2013 16:20:18 GMT

I can not get the aircraft to load on my computer. Can someone help me with it please.

EdwardSat, 07 Jul 2012 22:17:50 GMT

I like your tutorial but your are a wee out of focus if I may suggest to focus and slow the tutorial down just a bit and step by step like step 1 and step 2 etc. Please and thank you for your help on how to.

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