This is an archived image of the original website, so about 99% of the original PAI stuff is there, models, the PAI installer, airline packages, and a limited amount of the 3rd-party stuff. I uploaded about five or six files back in the day, but they were repaints only for the old models, and most of the 3rd-party stuff is not there any more.
I'm not worried about the models (most of them anyways) or any of the repaints, but the availability of post-2000 FP is wonderful, and at some point if I paint more stuff in that time period, we already have a large group of FP available, enough to do a basic population of the AI traffic world for that time period.
The PAI installer allows manual installation, so you can extract the FP out of the package for separate use with more modern models.
He probably meant to send a web.archive.org link. I haven't been able to get the installer to work on anything beyond windows XP and even then the FPs are all weird and don't have good aircraft titles to be able to sort out what the hell you're looking at. The original Ultimate Traffic has some pretty accurate flightplans for 2003 but it's a little wonky and gonna be hard as hell to sift through.
The installer works just fine in Windows 10, but the key here is to manually install to a different directory, for instance the desktop, personally all I am really after is the FP for later use. I plan on using non-PAI aircraft for the most part for this, but this is a 2020 thing for now. If you want the PAI aircraft to show up and use the PAI packages, you have to install the base aircraft packages first.
The specific PAI aircraft I use (and may be painting for in the future) are the BAe ATP and the L-1011 (both sizes). The L-1011s were designed and released after the DWAI/CDAI models, and I like the continuity of the design (same designer for both).
Not to knock anybody (we know who we are), but some of us in this group were about three or four years old when PAI was in full swing, so just think of it as a modification of "old" technology. The reason the aircraft appear 'wonky' is that PAI used a very basic IATA-based naming convention in the aircraft file. Also, the file names are abbreviated because it's a manual download, they have to be re-named (aircraft/airports/flightplans). Lastly, original PAI packages didn't really worry about specialty paints at first (SA/Oneworld/Skyteam aircraft, specialty liveries, etc.), the pretense was just to get the traffic moving in FS2002 and FS2004.
Have fun with it, and maybe I will poop out some post-2000 paints in the new year..... I'm already doing it now to a limited extent.
Last Edit: Nov 5, 2019 0:22:33 GMT -5 by mikeblaze
After 1998, I plan to help fill in the holes of the 2003 OAG project and then long down the road, fill in the remaining gap between 1998 and 2003 with the July 2001 OAG I bought. Will be nice to see the 2000s!
I might be being daft, but in this box I can only find files matching "mrai_su03..." with letters "m" and later. Anything ahead of "m" is missing? And all other timeframes apart from Su03 are missing too?
Post by travelsonic on Feb 4, 2021 16:15:36 GMT -5
God, Project AI, I forgot all about them (well, except when certain models I needed were hard to find, and the archived projectAI site saved my ass a few times XD) - tempted to revisit their models and the like just for fun.
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: The special livery of the 747-100 of Japan Asia has been painted by Michael Pearson some time ago. The repaint can be found on AVSIM here: faib_747-100_jaa.zip
Jun 24, 2021 8:30:21 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yet it took until now for someone to point it out LOL. Thanks for that, link updated along with several others
Jun 28, 2021 18:45:46 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Satisfying to see Iberia package being released with all their repaints available! Also, can't wait for SAS and Aerolíneas Argentinas in a near future!
Jun 30, 2021 6:59:11 GMT -5
chasensfo: SAS yes but Aerolineas not sure, maybe some other Argentine carriers. Mostly European and US carriers for now unless others make surprises
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:05 GMT -5
chasensfo: China too of course
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Looking forward to filling up Australia and New Zealand with those Chinese, US and European carriers too.
Jul 1, 2021 1:18:19 GMT -5
tony: Thanks for the lovely Aussie repaints. If you plan to do more heres a link to a great aussie airliner register that may be of help. www.aussieairliners.org/index.html
Jul 2, 2021 10:38:21 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: I think at this point the Qantas VH-OJC Formula 1 747 is the only remaining 747 yet to be painted in AI, but I don't think it has plans yet as that was active in 2000 to 2002.
Jul 3, 2021 20:11:05 GMT -5
jetstar: G-AWNA was painted up in incorrect BOAC colours when it was WFU, It was broken up in those colours in 1999. If you look closely, you can see the overpainted white where the BA titles were, and the tail is showing the speed stripe underneath the.. see part2
Jul 13, 2021 7:41:02 GMT -5
jetstar: Thin paint on the tail. They never did anything with the lower blue though. It was just homage to BOAC's original 747-136 when it was retired. Its a pity is was not preserved. Then again, BA would not pay to upkeep the 707 at Cosford, which was scrapped.
Jul 13, 2021 7:43:46 GMT -5
jetstar: Should have said Landor, Doh!
Jul 13, 2021 7:52:35 GMT -5