What files need to be recreated and what kind of data do we need to create them?
I’d be interested in a mod for the Baron also.
Funnily enough, i took the Baron for a flight last night and had exactly the same thought as you!
If we keep flying the Asobo planes with mods, they are never going to get better because that is exactly what Asobo wants, so they don’t have to stress about their poor exisiting state of all of their planes, specially the ones in Premium and Deluxe packages for which they charged a pretty penny. If you remove all the mods from Community, specially aircraft related and instruments mods, what do really have to fly? Not very much, a nice assortment of defective planes ill suited for flight simulation, and that is the way I judge the improvement after each update. If I really want to flight sim, I fired up my other sim, is not as pretty, but everything works, and I can flght and practice.
Asobo wants to show you the world, I think they are not well equipped to makes all their planes 75% suitable for full release sim.
We are still doing beta in that aspect (airplane) for them, sad but true. If anything, all the mods have kept Asobo from doing a better job in the aircrafts.
So I finally took a look at the difference between an encrypted and an open aircraft and found the following files missing from the B58
asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\RTC\Asobo_Baron_G58\CameraShot_Events.spb asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\aircraft.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\engines.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\flight_model.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\systems.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\Checklist\Baron_G58_Checklist.xml *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\Checklist\Library.xml asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58.xml *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58_LOD00.bin *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58_LOD00.gltf *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58_interior.xml *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58_interior_LOD00.bin *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\model\Baron_G58_interior_LOD00.gltf *Assumed File Name asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\panel\panel.xml asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\sound\sound.xml asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\soundai\soundai.xml asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\TEXTURE\ *Difference here but not sure if its encypted file or just differenes in plane texture content.
From my understanding these key four files have to be recreated to get any kind of mod going, assuming we dont want to change things like, checklists, model, sound, soundai, and possibly textures.
asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\aircraft.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\engines.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\flight_model.cfg asobo-aircraft-baron-g58\SimObjects\Airplanes\Asobo_Baron_G58\systems.cfg
Does anyone know if the G58 uses the engines.cfg and systems.cfg file from the Asobo_Generic_Piston_MultiEngines folder? If so, what other aircraft also uses this file?
I don’t know. But it’s a good place to start.
I’ve got a working G58 Baron mod. I took the turbo engine from another mod and got it to work with the Baron, it’s now turbo normalized and is really fun. I used some of the info in the engine.cfg file from the FSX Baron - mostly engine placement, etc.
I’m still tweaking it a little but it right now everything seems to work ok and it really goes. My testing shows over 228kts at FL200, burning around 18 gph a side.
The mod is just a engine.cfg file that overwrites the encrypted one. In fact, the mod is nearly identical (except two engines) to my Mooney Turbo Mod. Mooney M20R Ovation Turbo Mod » Microsoft Flight Simulator
I can upload it and you guys can maybe use it as a base for further modding.