FA FAQ and Help
FA Editing Help
Fighters Anthology frequently asked questions
Q. What is a custom library, or lib file?
A. A custom library is a addon for Fighters Anthology that
can modify Fighters Anthology and can add new aircraft, vehicles,
other objects, weapons, graphics, missions, etc. to Fighters
Anthology. These libraries are made using the Duosoft
Toolkit. If you look in your Fighters Anthology directory,
you will see that Fighters Anthology has 4 default lib files
(FA_1.LIB, FA_2.LIB, FA_4B.LIB, and FA_4D.LIB), from which it
gets much data for the game.
To install a custom library, you usually only need to move
any files with a .LIB extension into your Fighters Anthology
directory (usually Janes/Fighters Anthology. Many libraries
have required files other than .LIB files; if the lib has a
readme file, that should explain installation procedures.
Q. Fighters Anthology doesn't work after
I install a custom lib file. What happened?
A. Many custom libs are not compatable. This is because they
have conflicting information: they edit the same stuff in FA.
Therefore, they cannot be in the Fighters Anthology directory
at the same time. It is also always a good idea to restart your
computer after installing a custom lib file, especially after
just running Fighters Anthology with a different lib, because
the former libs data is still in the system memory buffer. Also,
there is an absolute limit on the number of objects that can
be in the Fighters Anthology directory. This limit is the total
of objects in any lib files in the directory, missions, and
mission briefing texts. If you have installed a large library
and Fighters Anthology does not work, remove any custom missions
you may have from your Fighters Anthology directory.
Q. A custom library doesn't affect Fighters
Anthology. What do I do?
A.Fighters Anthology always looks for the newest lib files
to use, and if your FA installation (and, therefore, default
FA lib files) are newer, a custom lib won't be recognized. To
remedy this, download Libstamp
from my FA
files and utilities page , and use Windows Explorer to check
the date of the custom lib's .LIB file(s). Run Libstamp, and
set the date of the two default FA libs to be older than the
custom lib is. This will work for any custom lib that doesn't
"register" with Fighters Anthology.