FSLTL - FLAi partnership and other news
FSLTL and FLAi
On our path to populating the MSFS skys with real aircraft types and liveries in place of the simple default versions, we are working with the models and liveries included with Fly AI (FLAi). FLAi offers an aircraft and livery pack for VATSIM pilots on FSX and P3D and now we’re porting it to work with MSFS online and offline AI as well as with VATSIM’s vPilot. And it mostly works already.
We can hear you saying ‘that is great news but sounds too go to be true’. Well it is true but there is a catch. There is always a catch!
And the first of them is time.
So… when will FSLTL be released?
The FLAi package is a product of collective voluntary work. It consists of 160 models made by more than twenty 3d artists and hundreds of liveries produced by dozens of people. In order to release our work based on their assets, we need to get in touch with everybody and ask for their permission. There is no way around this and it is just the right thing to do. And it takes time, a lot of it. That is what is happening now - FLAi, on their side, is reaching out to the authors, we’re developing FSLTL at the same time. In some cases we can’t eliminate all visual or critical bugs without access to original assets, so we have to rely on the original modeller to provide them. We will release a first, uncomplete public beta when a decent number of modellers have given their consent. If you’ve developed any of the models that are used in FLAi, you can help by reaching out to confirm you’re happy to be part of this project. Please email Evan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me email@example.com. Also you can contact us on Discord. Just like with the original launch of FLAi, support of developers is needed to make this project a reality!
Great news but will it work with VATSIM’s vPilot out of the box?
I want it now, what is the current status?
It just works™ just like trailer shows, everything was captured in-game with AI online.
However, we can’t release beta now for two reasons:
As noted above, we have to wait for the authors to give their approval and grant access to some of the model sources
MSFS is still constantly changing and AI behaviour is unpredictable after every patch (although it’s way more stable for us since the last update). Unfortunately, both stock AI offline and online are poorly documented and far from perfect. You can help us by upvoting this post.
We’ll release the “beta than nothing” incomplete version as soon as a reasonable number of authors have given their consent.
How will it be distributed?
TBA. We’re working hard to make deployment as simple as possible.
How much will it cost?
Zero. At the moment there are no donations, patreon, etc. Never pay for this product! We’ll notify you if it changes.
How can I help?
If you’re a model or livery artist and want to contribute to the project, please contact us using the methods below
If you’re a node.js, electron, java developer and willing to help, please contact us, you’re always welcome.
Have patience! Unfortunately some work just can’t be done quicker.