Microsoft Flight Simulator

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*Now updated and fully compatible with game version 1.17.3.0 Nordics world update*. This mod adds visible co-pilots (and optionally pilots too) to the cockpit view. All cockpit buttons, windshield effects etc will still work. The cockpits remain just as detailed as before. The co-pilots are the same animated ones you see in the external view.

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Now updated and fully compatible with game version 1.17.3.0 Nordics world update.

Working Visible Co-Pilots in Cockpit View

No more feeling like a floating, very lonely ghost! Populate your cockpit with an animated co-pilot to keep you company on those long (and short) flights! Optionally you can add a pilot to the cockpit too, so you don't feel like a disembodied spirit pilot!

´╗┐How Does it Work?

This mod works by copying the existing co-pilots (and optionally pilots) which are visible in the external views, and placing them into the cockpit view. I have done this by copying the pilot and co-pilot nodes from the external view cockpit model into the internal view cockpit model. This means that there should be no loss of functionality in any buttons, nor degradation of graphical detail as nothing about the cockpit is being changed (no LOD change). The pilot model nodes are just being added to what is already there.

Can I Change The Co-Pilot/Pilot's Appearance?

Absolutely! Just like in the external views the Co-Pilot and Pilot models can be changed by going into the menu (options/general/misc) and selecting from the 24 available pilot avatars. 

Installation:

As usual, extract the included files into your /community folder.

If you have ANY base aircraft mods then this mod MUST be loaded AFTER them or it won't work. For this reason I have appended the folders with the letter z as the mods load in alphabetical order. If the co-pilots don't appear, please ensure you are loading this mod LAST.

The main file will ONLY show the Co-Pilot (First Officer) inside the cockpit.

There is an optional file which will show BOTH the pilot and co-pilot HOWEVER, this will cause clipping with the camera and the pilots head. You can just move your camera forward a bit to avoid this, but it is your choice.

Which Planes Does it Support?

This mod works for all multi-seat planes in the BASE sim. Unfortunately the aircraft included in the deluxe and premium-deluxe editions are DRM protected and I cannot get access to edit their cockpits.

If you are using the default A320 by Asobo please download the optional file 'Asobo Default A320'. Otherwise, support for the A32NX mod is included in the main download, see below.

A320NX Mod:

This mod has been integrated into the A32NX (development branch) and is no longer needed.

WorkingTitle Garmin Mods:

Fully compatible.

Bugs and Issues:

The XCub does not have a passenger even in external views so I couldn't add them to the internal view either, therefore the Xcub is ONLY in the pilot mod. Fixed in v1.1.

Has a minimal performance impact.

Finally:

If there is enough interest I will make a mod which enables only the pilots and not the co-pilots, for those solo flight enthusiasts who still like a bit of body presence in the game and don't want to feel like a floating ghost.