Advanced Flight Simulator Downloads Search Engine

Automatic "and" Queries

By default, the downloads search engine only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "and" between terms. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. Also, searches can be restricted to indivudual categories, only selects the category within which you wish to search.

You can also increase the accuracy of your searches by adding operators that fine-tune your keywords.

To increase the accuracy of your searches just add operators for fine-tune your keywords. All the options here must be entered directly into the downloads search box.

"OR" Searches downloads search engine supports the logical "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that include either word fs2004 or word FSX, use an uppercase OR between terms enclosed on parenthesis.

For example, to search for the airbus a380 available to either fsx or fs2004, just type: airbus a380 (fsx OR fs2004)

" - " Searches

You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately in front of the term or phrase you want to avoid. (Be sure to include a space before the minus sign, when you want to exclude a single term.)

For example, to find boeing aircraft downloads but not those which are repaints, type: boeing -repaint

Phrase Searches

Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes ("like this") will appear together in all results exactly as you have entered them. Phrase searches are especially useful when searching for author's names or aircraft brand models.

For example, to get all Airbus A320 downloads which has virtual cockpit, type: airbus a320 "virtual cockpit"

You can exclude Phrases from your search results by combining the " - " operator with the quotation marks operator. For example, to exlude "textures only" from boeing 7e7 aircrafts downloads, type: boeing 7e7 "-texture only" "-textures only"

Powerful search

To get powerful search results, you can combine operators. For example to get all available boeing 737 for fs2002 or fs2004 which had virtual cokpit but aren't just repaints you can type: "boeing 737" -repaint "virtual cockpit" (fs2002 OR fs2004)

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