A Good Traffic Program For FS9

We can help getting more planes in your sky.

Moderator: Moderating Team

Post Reply
crj200dispatcher
Pilot
Posts: 159
Joined: 09 Jan 2009, 03:40
Location: Celina, Ohio/Indianapolis Indiana
Contact:

A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by crj200dispatcher » 03 Feb 2009, 04:25

Well guys I cannot get World of AI to work on my computer after several attempts. I have been going through my Computer Pilot magazines and see numerous traffic programs.

Can anyone recommend a good one to purchase for additional traffic.

Thank You
Image

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 03 Feb 2009, 17:11

None of 'em. Absolutely none of them are good.

Quality's worse than a five-year-old's fingerpaint drawing, and American will never be correct due to licensing. Instead, you'll get misspellings, "Merican", different colors, etc. Many people buy the garbage, find out they just wasted their money, and end up going the custom route anyway.
Image

User avatar
APeX3181
Pilot
Posts: 73
Joined: 06 Mar 2008, 02:16
Location: East Brunswick, NJ USA
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by APeX3181 » 03 Feb 2009, 20:40

I make my own. It's a little time consuming, but I keep adding more flights as time goes on.

crj200dispatcher
Pilot
Posts: 159
Joined: 09 Jan 2009, 03:40
Location: Celina, Ohio/Indianapolis Indiana
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by crj200dispatcher » 04 Feb 2009, 02:38

So not even AirNav FS Live Traffic 2004????
Image

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 04 Feb 2009, 02:58

That thing's almost five years old. AI has drastically improved. Models and repaints of today are comparable in quality with UI aircraft, if not better.
Image

User avatar
APeX3181
Pilot
Posts: 73
Joined: 06 Mar 2008, 02:16
Location: East Brunswick, NJ USA
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by APeX3181 » 04 Feb 2009, 15:15

AI Aardvark and Fruit Stand have some pretty good aircraft.

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 04 Feb 2009, 16:47

APeX3181 wrote:AI Aardvark and Fruit Stand have some pretty good aircraft.
Not to mention AI Malcontent and AIG, which just released their new CRJ-900 yesterday 8)
Image

User avatar
Mr. Boeing
Pilot
Posts: 1029
Joined: 19 Nov 2006, 23:14
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Mr. Boeing » 04 Feb 2009, 19:15

Custom AI, once you get used to it, is not hard at all! At first I got Traffic 2005 because I was afraid of the custom kind. Finally, I got tired of Delta 727s flying around in 2007 so I decided to take on the task. Took awhile to get the basics but from there its just time consuming! I find myself updating my AI traffic more than actually flying! But it is well worth it! 8)
FS Flights: 180 Hours: 538:30 Miles: 230,218
Simairline.net Logbook
Image
^Thanks to David Malinowski for the banner! (DMM200)^

User avatar
APeX3181
Pilot
Posts: 73
Joined: 06 Mar 2008, 02:16
Location: East Brunswick, NJ USA
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by APeX3181 » 05 Feb 2009, 23:39

I usually spend a few hours filling up a new add-on airport after I install it.

User avatar
Mike Franks
Pilot
Posts: 2
Joined: 21 Dec 2008, 21:31

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Mike Franks » 06 Feb 2009, 02:05

Mr Boeing and APeX3181,

I'm glad to see I'm not alone when it comes to AI. I can relate to spending more time on my AI than I do actually flying. I really enjoy seeing a full airport. It adds to the experience.

Mike

User avatar
Carlo
Pilot
Posts: 1089
Joined: 28 Mar 2008, 15:31
Location: Southampton, UK

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Carlo » 06 Feb 2009, 03:18

Haha maybe we should start a club :laugh:

I have definitely spent more time customising AI than actually flying. I can literally sit here for hours scowering through site after site looking for a flight plan, repaint and model, and installing everything.

Oh and btw, is JustFlight's Traffic X worth it? From what I've seen it looks pretty good, plus isn't it updateable and customisable? Oh and it includes military, GA and helicopter traffic too which is pretty cool. Basically, if you can't be bothered with the hassle of custom AI, would it be a good alternative?

DMM200
Management
Posts: 1403
Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 05:26
Location: Long Island, New York
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by DMM200 » 06 Feb 2009, 04:01

I remember uninstalling about 50 WOAI packages, and going back to their site, and re-doing ALL OF THEM, which was about 150 at the time. On top of that, I made custom AI for Corsair, Thai, TAM, El Al, Israir, Arkia, and General Aviation (all of which they did not have at the time, and maybe there are one or two on my list that they still don't have). All in all, I spent about three hours working on my AI, maybe a fraction of what I do on it in a week...
Image
Thanks Fraser Jeffery for the beautiful avatar!
Check out the latest SimAirline.net news in Viewpoint

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 06 Feb 2009, 04:48

Three hours? BAH! I spend almost my entire day! Whenever I have a chance, I'm either downloading, installing, or even painting and compiling flightplans!
Image

User avatar
Mr. Boeing
Pilot
Posts: 1029
Joined: 19 Nov 2006, 23:14
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Mr. Boeing » 07 Feb 2009, 00:57

Just did a quick look with ACA2005 and this is what I found:

Number of Flightplan files - 579
Number of Airports used in Flightplans - 27,316
Number of different Airports used in Flightplans - 4,152
Number of Flights - 27,440
Number of Legs - 801,456

And I still haven't added all of AIG's flightplans yet!

Chris probably beat me though. :wink:
FS Flights: 180 Hours: 538:30 Miles: 230,218
Simairline.net Logbook
Image
^Thanks to David Malinowski for the banner! (DMM200)^

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 07 Feb 2009, 02:52

689 bgls and climbing!
Image

Silver Rocket
Pilot
Posts: 10
Joined: 15 Feb 2009, 23:39

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Silver Rocket » 15 Feb 2009, 23:52

I used to have Ultimate Traffic and it was ok but I think it was more time consuming trying to add all the repaints that it is getting a good base with WOAI and then adding to it manually. Adding your own plans was fiddly as well. I don't think any of these programs could possibly be worth paying the money for.
"I'm not perfect....I made a life of mistakes...."

NWADC9
Pilot
Posts: 5845
Joined: 11 Mar 2005, 23:27
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by NWADC9 » 16 Feb 2009, 00:35

Yes, start off with all of the WoAI packages. That'll definitely get you started! When you'll learn your stuff, you'll eventually finding yourself replacing WoAI packages with your own stuff so you have total control over it (I did that with CO, DL, NW, and a few other airlines just to get rid of those FSP models and bring the airline up to recent times).
Image

gazdadude
Pilot
Posts: 24
Joined: 24 Jan 2007, 19:14

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by gazdadude » 09 Mar 2009, 07:34

i personally like ulttimat traffic takes a while to get sed to but once you do its pretty good

Jeroen
Pilot
Posts: 66
Joined: 02 Mar 2009, 03:01
Location: Oahu, HI, USA

Re: A Good Traffic Program For FS9

Post by Jeroen » 09 Mar 2009, 08:49

lol I recently downloaded all of WOAI.. I used to have everything of ProjectAI but I don't like how you have to find the packages and such nowadays so I switched over to WOAI as I found it to be easier.. They still miss quite a few airlines but it is indeed something nice to start with... plus I found many of the routes they have are actually up to date..

What I think is funny is that it happens often that I leave the airport and arrive at the destination around the same time as my AI plane that is scheduled on that route lol... a bit weird to hear the same name as my own callsign at that time but oh well ^^
Image

Post Reply