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01SEP07: So What Happens Next? (Repost)
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 03:16 PM
>>Liam,>>>>We're still in the middle of testing so I can't really say>>anything definitive - performance is obviously a concern and>>we're doing what we can to squeeze what we can out of it. >FSX>>SP2 will likely give us another boost.>>Phil Taylor says that SP2 is not about performance save for>anyone using DX10 (which requires Vista and a DX10 card).>>We've got 9 days left in September...So SP2 will be geared toward those of us still on XP and slightly older systems?Ryan GamurotLucky to live Hawai'ihttp://www.virtualpi...ures/vpa296.png
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:31 PM
>Liam,>>We're still in the middle of testing so I can't really say>anything definitive - performance is obviously a concern and>we're doing what we can to squeeze what we can out of it. FSX>SP2 will likely give us another boost.Phil Taylor says that SP2 is not about performance save for anyone using DX10 (which requires Vista and a DX10 card).We've got 9 days left in September...
Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:47 AM
Hey, I initially was quite happy with future products being FSX only. I can understand the decision to support both platforms was one that was not taken lightly, but I am glad you made it to benefit everyone. After the B737/B747/MD-11 is release, will that be the end of the dual-platform commonality? Will we have to buy the FS9/FS10 versions seperately?
Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:13 AM
I really take offense with the FSUX crack. There are many people involved with FSX and we are happy with it. There are also people here that have spent a lot of time and effort to bring us FSX and FSX related addons. You never know if someone here works for ACES(Microsoft) or are another of the many third party developers. For one I am quite happy with FSX and will not buy any more addons for FS9. All I ask Leo is to show some respect to a lot of people that put a lot of time, love, hard work, and effort into FSX.
Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:45 AM
I would not count on it. PMDG has put a lot into both a FS9 and FSX product. I really don't see a $10 safety net or a FREE one. The guys at PMDG have to feel a reward for their hard work so if anything I image we might see a $25/$30 upgrade price.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:11 PM
>I am new to FS9, and was planning to buy the PMDG>737-600/-700 and -800/-900 packages. I now see that there>will most likely be a 737 NG2.0 for FS9 next year.>>If I buy the current FS9 737NG, will I receive a discount on>the FS9 737NG 2.0 when it comes out? I would like to know>before I spend the big bucks on the current FS9 737NG.There was never going to be a discount for the NGX. The original NG is so old, the decision was made that even users from the first release would still have to pay full price. As far as I know, there was no change to this decision.Ryan GamurotLucky to live Hawai'ihttp://www.virtualpi...ures/vpa296.png
Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:36 PM
I am new to FS9, and was planning to buy the PMDG 737-600/-700 and -800/-900 packages. I now see that there will most likely be a 737 NG2.0 for FS9 next year.If I buy the current FS9 737NG, will I receive a discount on the FS9 737NG 2.0 when it comes out? I would like to know before I spend the big bucks on the current FS9 737NG.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:09 PM
Wow,...MD-11 for FS9 !!!!You can not imagine how happy you just made a huge number of us dedicated FS9 simmers. :-jumpy :-jumpy Thank you, thank you and thank you. :-wave
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:48 PM
I hear you.Some of the FSX problems could be related to people running it without tuning and on relative old PCs too combined with old graphics. remember that FSX uses high quality textures.On the 747 737 and MD-11, the upcoming releases might well be multiplatform, meaning that a single Installation file will have both versions of the plane being installed. I seen that with CLS latest products, so I don't see why PMDG will not be like that.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:19 PM
While I am happy to see PMDG support FS9, I am also irritated as well. I have been an owner of Flight Simulator since FS // hit my Apple //+ in the early 80s. There have been good versions (FS98, FS2002/4) and bad ones (FS 2000). But while I feel there are people out there having problems with FS X, it is not as bad as FS2000 and what a lot of people in news groups say. It requires a bit of tuning, oh and don't forget SP1 for it or you will have crappy framerates. I have both FS9 and FSX installed, actually I have all from MS FS3 installed. Until I got my nVidia 8600 GTS installed I was using FS9 about 80% to 20% FSX. Since the upgrade, its about 95% FSX and about 150+ hours using it. So while PMDG is doing combined effort realize the product cycle is going to lengthen. Which means instead of getting 737 NGX or V2 this year its not going to hit until much later. I won't be purchasing the FS9 versions of MD-11, or 737 v2. But I will try to be as first in line for 747X, MD-11X, and 737 NGX and hoping A320 makes it for FSX. As a FSX owner I have quite happy with it and recommend that you don't just read news groups and base your opinions on what someone else is ranting about. Try it! I will admit before I get major flamed is that FSX does require some tweaks and newsgroups are a great place to find them.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:33 PM
Can anyone from the team comment (yet) on what performance they're getting with the 747-400X and their machine specs? T'was announced we should expect performance details a few weeks ago. Appologies if an answer has previously been given (would be grateful for a link in that case).
Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:43 PM
You have made my day.. I was really down when you announced that the MD-11 was going to be for FSX only.. I own that "HOG" and have removed it from my fairly high end machine as it is the worst resource hog I have ever had the displeasure of wasting money on. Anyway. Enough on that. Thank you for the news that the MD will now be for FS9 as well as FSX.------------------------------------------------------------------Joe"It's not the fall that kills ya. It's the sudden stop at the end"http://www.precision...m/800driver.jpghttp://www.precision...argo_hauler.gif