RPP_FPGen SUPPORT THREAD

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RPP_FPGen SUPPORT THREAD

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This is RPP_FPGen SUPPORT THREAD.

"RPP_FPGen is MS Excel based FS utility that ... will generate those nasty AI flightplans for you!
This is THE generator, where you can design both military and GA traffic plans but all tedious job is done by the software itself. You just choose a home base, set a destination list and AI aircraft list ... and run macro. You get three txt files, which you manually compile using Lee Swordy’s Traffic Tools (for FS9). Then you get a traffic BGL file, just where you need this.
RPP_FPGen runs on a random probability, taking into account Probability Profiles, defining flight probability for each hour of a day in a week. Almost every decision made is random but your concepts are respected.
RPP_FPGen can generate flightplans for FS2004, as well as for FSX.
Special thanks to Barry Taylor for thorough testing, ideas and a quick guide.
See User's Manual for details.
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The TOOL is not exactly what MAIW does but I hope it is connected to that enough :lol:
Available at Avsim.com right here:
http://library.avsim.net/search.php?Cat ... hange+View


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Post by btaylo24 »

Rip

A superb tool that will be well used by the community. I'd recommend this to all people wanting to create flightplans in a quick and Intuitive way.

Going to be seeing some of my plans created using RPP_FPGen!
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OK guys, the stuff popped up at Avsim.com, link is in the first post above.
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Post by Ford Friendly »

Qucik question..... In the User Manual, on page 6 is the sentence, "It is presumed that you understand about the PP profiles."

Call me dumb, but I've never heard of the term "PP profile". What is that?

Edit: Nevermind..

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Hello

The term "PP profile" means the Probability Profile sheet within the excel tool.

This sheet is used to work out the "probability" of the aircraft(s) flying at that particular time/day...

You can have more than one PP Profile sheet in use, if required.

Hope that makes sense?

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Yeah, I figured that out. The term Probability Profile was on Page 2 while the PP profile reference was on Page 6. Originally, I didn't put 2 + 2 together properly....

But thanks for verifying my conclusion.

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A very Quick and easy way to fill your skies, that was my impression, works very well if you read every little bit of the word document :).
well done mr.winawer and mr.taylor :smt008

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great tool, thanks for it;
what about an openoffice version, as OO doesnot like excel macros?

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This is going to be an often used tool for sure. It's ease of use and weel-written manual definnitely make it a keeper.

I have already used it to populate three previously empty bases since last night.

Nice work.

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Re: openoffice

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muenier wrote:great tool, thanks for it;
what about an openoffice version, as OO doesnot like excel macros?
I'm sorry, OpenOffice Calc is not compatible with MS Office Visual Basic for Applications. It has some its own macro possibilities, but VBA wins here ...
I know that standalone version would fit best but decided on Excel, as this makes all editing and database functionality in a pack, it means the soft could have been developed reasonably fast.
I hope it's possible to get a copy of MS Excell for a really low price now (second-hand one, eBay something?), it shouldn't be the last version as well (I've made this on Excel XP I think).
Ford Friendly wrote:...I have already used it to populate three previously empty bases since last night...
Great! This is exactly what the tool was invented for :smt023
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Rip, what can I say? This is the dream tool I have been waiting for, thank you very much for developing this, and thanks to Barry for those tutorials; now I can really get on with those retro plans I have been waiting to do for sooooo long......I am really lazy when it comes to writing out plans, and some of the tools that are already out there, whilst excellent for some people, just don't match up to my specs - this does and more so.

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Re: openoffice

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RipPipPip wrote:
muenier wrote:great tool, thanks for it;
what about an openoffice version, as OO doesnot like excel macros?
I'm sorry, OpenOffice Calc is not compatible with MS Office Visual Basic for Applications. It has some its own macro possibilities, but VBA wins here ...
I know that standalone version would fit best but decided on Excel, as this makes all editing and database functionality in a pack, it means the soft could have been developed reasonably fast.
I hope it's possible to get a copy of MS Excell for a really low price now (second-hand one, eBay something?), it shouldn't be the last version as well (I've made this on Excel XP I think).

thanks for response; I moved the file to another computer with excel; great tool again thanks

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I had twelve aircraft, varied all the different areas but they all went to the same bases in the same order, anyway to get twelve aircrft to go to a variety in order.
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MACC wrote:I had twelve aircraft, varied all the different areas but they all went to the same bases in the same order, anyway to get twelve aircrft to go to a variety in order.
Did you use RAND instead of STAR?
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I used a mixture of STAR/RAND/TOUR :)
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MACC wrote:I used a mixture of STAR/RAND/TOUR :)
Hmm... I've not encountered that. My understanding is anything with TOUR will have the same basic flightplan(varying times and days but visiting the same bases in the same order) but RAND should definitely vary up the locations. Did you run it a few times to see if changes?

You might have to wait for Rip to chime in.
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Ok thanks, will try it out later.

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p.s It's so easy to use though!! :D
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Dont Matter, it's working now.
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Post by RipPipPip »

Ops, I've just stepped here now.
I'm glad that everything works now.

Looks like even v.1.0 is almost error free.
I spotted by myself that incidentally it's possible to get FPs starting from day 6 and then not only finishing at day 0 but also
start again at 0. It makes that this aircraft will not show up.
This happens so rare (I use this for ~static planes) and that running F8 again makes another FP correct, so I do not try to mess with this code if nothing more serious happens.
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Re: openoffice

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muenier wrote:great tool, thanks for it;
what about an openoffice version, as OO doesnot like excel macros?
That would have been a nice option, but I bit the bullet and bought a copy of Excel.
I must say the package takes a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it it works very well. I don't know if it's possible but it would be great if, instead of having to copy and paste airport locations, one could just insert the ICAO code.

Thanks to all concerned for a very useful utility.
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