MSFS2020 - European ATC Phraseology Improvement Mod - V.1.2

Completely re-written the ATC text-to-speech to reflect European radiotelephony phraseology within the limits of the current ATC system. Both VFR and IFR closely resemble European RTF phraseology with this mod.

Tested with Flight Simulator Version 1.10.11.0

List of changes from Version 1.0 to Version 1.1

- Fixed a bug where "leaving control zone" was given as "leaving class B airspace".
- Requesting different approach message fixed to approach - runway - transition.
- Removed "maintain present heading" and "maintain present altitude".
- Fixed missing cleared altitude in IFR approach clearances.
- "Transition" replaced by "via" in approach clearances.
- Phraseology for avoiding action corrected.
- Improved missed-approach phraseology.
- "Expedite climb / descent" removed.
- Various other minor improvements.

List of changes from Version 1.1 to Version 1.2

- Removed ATIS from approach clearance to fix missing approach clearance if no ATIS.
- Current QNH included as text only at initial contact (due to US altimeter system).
- Removed pushback complete message to prevent AI traffic calling this on ground.
- Removed aircraft type from traffic advisory messages to remove "generic" type.
- Missed approach phraseology improved.
- Other minor improvements.

IMPORTANT!

1. MAKE A BACK-UP OF THE "en-US.locPak" FILE FROM THE "fs-base" FOLDER AND KEEP AT A SAFE LOCATION BEFORE RUNNING THIS SCRIPT!

2. This script needs to be re-run after every Flight Simulator Patch or Update (again, make a back-up first!).

3. If you already have an older version of this script installed, first uninstall the old version (see uninstall below).

Installation

Unfortunately its not as simple as adding a folder to the FS2020 community folder. To install this European ATC Phraseology 

Mod, follow the 8 steps below thoroughly.

NOTE: should you feel uncomfortable modifying files directly into the fs-base folder, you can also copy the en-US.locPak file 

to any other location on your computer, run the script and then manually place the modified file back in the fs-base folder. 

As long as the path in the script points to the location of the en-US.locPak file, it should work just fine!

1. Locate the fs-base folder, if FS2020 is installed in the default location it should be located here:

- Steam: {drive}:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base

- Windows store: {drive}:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Official\OneStore\fs-base

2. VERY IMPORTANT! Make a back-up of the en-US.locPak file located in the fs-base folder, keep a copy of this file at a safe location.

3. Copy the path of the fs-base folder and paste it in the script below to replace the {ADD PATH HERE} at the beginning AND AT THE END.

4. It should now look something like this (Steam example):

- First line: Get-Content -path "C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base\en-US.locPak"

- Last line:  Set-Content -path "C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base\en-US.locPak"

5. On the lines two to five of this script, replace "msfsaddon.com" (thats me), with your own name!

6. Open Windows PowerShell as administrator, copy script below and paste in PowerShell.

7. When everything is loaded into PowerShell, hit ENTER and wait until a new (white) command line appears. 

(NOTE: it may look like nothing is happening, have patience and wait until a new (white) command line appears, it takes a minute to complete!)

8. The Mod should now be installed and working! Be aware that this Mod only works when EN-US is selected as language!

Happy flying!

Uninstall

To Uninstall this Mod, simply place the original en-US.locPak file back into the fs-base folder, overwrite if prompted.

Location of the fs-base folder if FS2020 is installed in the default location:

- Steam: {drive}:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base

- Windows store: {drive}:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Official\OneStore\fs-base

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