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Feature Request: Add Airport ID and DTG to AutoSave File Name


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Pete,

Please consider adding additional info to the AutoSave file names:

1. Airport Destination ICAO ID

2. DTG - Distance to Go to Destination (in NMiles)

3. Sim Local Time of saving (to ID dawn/day/sunset/night flight)

4. Aircraft Make and Model

Ideally the auto-save file name would be constructed as follows:

1.  AAAA ICAO AirportIDs
2.  0999  DTG nautical miles (four digits with leading
          zeroes to preserve alpha sort order),
3.  9999  local Sim time
4.  AAAAA first 5 characters of the aircraft make,
5.  AAAAA first five of the aircraft model
6.  AutoSave PC date
7.  AutoSave PC time

Note that the date and time of the flight (already in the file name)

actually redudant as this can be retrieved from the file explorer

view (and sorted ascending/descending) as well.

The point of the excercise is to systematize saving/retrieval of

flights so at any time later you could easily identifiy and re-load

any of your previous flights and avoid the mess of saved flights

many of us end-up having (Recall FSX lack of alpha sort when

loading a flight inside from inside FSX).

A suitable checkbox reverts back to standard flight auto-save.

Everyone please comment to enhance this porposal!

Cheers,

- jahman.

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Please consider adding additional info to the AutoSave file names:

Sorry, I'm not making changes to this facility (which has been perfectly acceptable now for over 10 years). And in any case, in particular the destination airport and distance to go are not available for flights not using FS plans, and even then such information may not be easily available without the PLN file being located and read, making FS more likely to suffer jerks every time a file is saved.

The point of the excercise is to systematize saving/retrieval of

flights so at any time later you could easily identifiy and re-load

any of your previous flights and avoid the mess of saved flights

many of us end-up having

Surely you are referring to manually saved flights, not auto-saves? Else I think you are missing the point of the autosave facility, which is only to enable a restart at a suitable point during a flight should you suffer an FS crash -- or want to retry that landing which went wrong.

If you really wanted to, it would be possible to do almost everything you ask via a Lua plug-in, instead of using auto-save. It could be button or keypress driven too, to avoid unexpected jerkiness.

Regards

Pete

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