Brace for a long read.
I have several payware/freeware add-on planes and liveries in the Community folder of my MS Store version of MSFS.
The planes show up in the plane selection and are displayed correctly as static planes on airports. As soon as I start a flight I am seeing only generic plane models. Yes, I have disabled “Use generic models for AI and Multiplayer Traffic”. The problem is not specific to SU9, I am battling this for several weeks now. A couple of times I thought I had solved the problem but on the next flight it reappeared.
A short list:
- Stock Asobo F-18/E shows up as Airbus/Boeing
- Flightsim.to F-18 Super Warrior mod is not installed (not compatible with SU9)
- Marketplace F-22 shows up as single engine prop plane or Airbus/Boeing
- Marketplace Su-57 is displayed correctly
- Marketplace F-35 shows up as single engine prop plane or Airbus/Boeing
- Freeware F-22 shows up as single engine prop or Airbus/Boeing
- Payware F-22 shows up as single engine prop or Airbus/Boeing
- FBW A320 may or may not show up correctly, depends on the the day and/or weather
- Concorde shows up correctly
The same goes for the liveries. They are displayed in the Liveries selection for the corresponding planes but in group flights on my side they are not matching what the other players have selected and are seeing on their side. The files are identical on my side and on the side of the other group flight members.
My sim is not installed on the C: drive, for disk space reasons I have to use drive H:. Both game and packages are located on H:.
The MSFS install put “H:\Games\Msfs202\Packages” in UserCfg.opt’s InstalledPackagesPath - result: see above.
Since other threads mentioned problems with planes not showing up at all in the game when MSFS is not installed on the C: drive or install and packages are on different physical drives I soft linked “C:\Users\foobar\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages” to “H:\Games\Msfs2020\Packages” and changed the InstalledPackagesPath accordingly - result see above.
I even did a complete reinstall (wiped InstalledPackagesPath Community and OneStore clean and uninstalled MSFS) since originally the game was installed on C: and the Packages were on H: - result, see above
My Community folder contains only Mugz UI mods, a couple of liveries, Tatami marks and the aforementioned planes. I can exclude Mugz UI mods and Tatami marks as the culprits since the problem persists when I remove those packages. The skins were all converted by the FBW installer to match post-SU-7/8 (?) requirements and as I said, they work for other players.
I am at my wit’s end and I hope someone here can help.
PS: LongFilePaths is enabled in my Wndows installation.