FSDS lets you browse for special part names in the Part properties dialog (with a part selected, hit F2, then Browse next to the part name textbox). There are categories there for FSX Keyname Animation parts, FSX Aircraft visibiliy part names… mmm wouldn’t it be nice to have the new FSDSxTweak reference part names there to avoid having to look them up in the manual?
A simple hack can add this. First, be sure you are not running FSDS. You will be editing your PartNames.txt file, so be sure to make a backup of this file (PartNames.txt lives in your FSDS folder, the default location is C:\Program Files\Abacus\FSDS_V3.5\). Open PartNames.txt in notepad and paste the code at the bottom of this post (in green) at the very top of PartNames.txt
Save the file, open up FSDS, and browse the part names – you will see a new category called FSDSxTweak Special Parts, which contains all the new reference part names, as per the screenshot:
Some things to note:
- The numbered parts have the _N at the end (e.g. _engine_n). Be sure to replace the N with the appropriate number (the first engine will be _engine_0, then _engine_1, etc).
- The comment next to the part name tells you if the part needs to be oriented or not (see section 11.2 in the manual for how to set these up)
Ok, here is the code to paste:
[FSDSxTweak Special Parts] _anemometer_N ; replace N with your number _ballast_N ; replace N with your number, 0-5 _camera_N ; ORIENTED PART, replace N with your number _vccamera_N ; ORIENTED PART, replace N with your number _contact_N ; replace N with your number, 0-11 _engine_N ; replace N with your number, 0-11 _exit_N ; replace N with your number _gearu_N ; uncompressed (no weight) replace N with your number _gearc_N ; compressed (full weight) replace N with your number _smoke_N ; replace N with your number _stationload_N ; replace N with your number _fueltank_leftmain _fueltank_leftaux _fueltank_lefttip _fueltank_center1 _fueltank_center2 _fueltank_center3 _fueltank_external1 _fueltank_external2 _fueltank_rightmain _fueltank_rightaux _fueltank_righttip _liftaerocenter _mainrotor ; ORIENTED PART _secondaryrotor