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01SEP07: So What Happens Next? (Repost)
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:36 PM
>Somehow other developers managed to pull it off: LevelD,>FeelThere, Carenado, Eaglesoft, just to name a few.LDS, how's that 757 of their's coming along? Is it out yet? No you say? Guess they aren't doing any better. ;) Yes, I realize they do have a 767 out.FT, Carenado, and Eaglesoft I won't even put in the same sentence as the other two. You're comparing apples and oranges there in my opinion.I'm not sure why you are expecting them to release 4 different planes, at such a high quality in less than 2 years. All of which I believe are being built from the ground up. This isn't a full time job for most, if not all of the PMDG team.As for your, 1.5 year comment before the first FSX/PMDG addon hits, I'm just guessing here, but I have a feeling the 747 will be out long before April.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:21 PM
Obviously too long. We have waited months for SP1, a year for SP2/DX10 and 1.5 years before the first FSX/PMDG addon hits the street.Somehow other developers managed to pull it off: LevelD, FeelThere, Carenado, Eaglesoft, just to name a few.It just doesn't make sense, if the development cycle exceeds the usability of the product. This is an add-on product that will eventually become obsolete or legacy the very same day when a new release of FS hits the streets. If I do the math and MS adheres to a median release cycle of 2 years in between FS releases, then the end-user will be able to fly any 737 or A320 for a few months at best. Not criticizing, but saying how it is.I am not impatient. PMDG can take all their time, but as time progresses, I am less and less likely to purchase. The only answer that I can offer is either to hire more people to speed up the process and increasing the price tag while lowering expectations and not releasing any information until things are 80% ready. I don't know what else to say. I would perfectly happy with a ported FS9 737NG.Pat
Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:04 PM
Humm. No prospects of a short haul 737 anytime soon and no mention at all of the A320. Both were announced just about a year(!) ago with great anticipation and we probably won't see any of the most popular short-haul jetliners in our virtual hangars until FSX reaches its anticipated shelf half-life. *shrug* Oh well. I guess for FSX we have to get used to the stock 737. Long haul doesn't interest me at all, because I have a real life and don't have time or patience to watch a 747 follow a magenta line for 8+ hours.Just a little disappointment here.Pat
Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:32 AM
>747!!!!!!>Where are you??!>Two days left...>>Nick :-wave Two days left ?For what ?Ooooohhh....you're referring to THAT statement ?"I would expect the 400/400F for FSX to arrive within the month. (standard disclaimer applies: if we find something wrong- we
Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:47 PM
Thats good news, im a NG guy, so that is nice to hear....however, are you guys going to just convert current NG files to FSX compatibility????? or are you guys gonna be able to maybe modify or make better some of the more advanced logic systems like LNAV, VNAV, FMC Cost Index Logic etc.....just wondering, current NG VNAV works fine, just be nice if you guys would be able to go through the "fur with a fine toothed comb" to check for any hitches....oh well, either way im gonna purchase it LOL, so, just curious :D
Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:48 AM
We'll be compatible with FS9.That does not mean we'll have all features of FSX put into the FS9 product. We've already found a few that are not "transferable". I will NOT give details right now (too premature), but suffice it to say that FSX offers some new features that cannot go back into FS9. You'll have to live with that.Hope you understand.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:38 PM
Hello,I just want you to know, that your decision to make the MD-11 compatible with fs9 as well as with fsx, made me very happy. I have no plans to switch to fsx within the next one och two years (for obvious reasons), so this was very good news. Thanks!!!Krister RenardUppsala, Sweden
Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:30 AM
Hi,The decision to make the future planes (especially the B737NG) FS9 compatible is a wise one.I have a superfast new computer, but frame rates and performance are still substandard in FSX.I use a single computer to run my home flightdeck with a lot of added FS hardware/software.I have both FS9 and FSX installed, but for any "serious flying" I prefer FS9 and sees FSX as a compliment for VFR flights only.True, the FSX "ground" and weather capabilities are a bit better, but this does in no way compensate for the lack of add-on scenery and the bad frame rate.With regard to scenery - the add-on airport scenery building standards we are used to from FS9 cannot be archieved yet in FSX and probably will not as there are essential features lacking in the FSX scenery compilers like ground layering.This for example prevents us from using ground layers like "stand information" on the aprons, smooth taxilines, own textures, overlayed textures like concrete stands over asphalt etc.All above features are essential for an old pilot like myself who likes to fly in and recreate a real-life airport environment.So - I will stick to FS9 with hopefully soon PMDG737 Ver 2 at least until FS11 can offer me a better sim.Best from SwedenBjorn HarlinSwedflight Design GroupScenery www.swedflight.comOur B737NG simulators at: http://web.telia.com/~u60405310/
Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:10 PM
Hello Jhan,I'm happy to hear you are one of the FSX users who are happy with it's performance and stuff. You probably have the hardware to run this simulator on with decent framerates, and have probably (re)spend your dollars on addons you already got for FS9 and were re-issued for FSX. I know I'm making a whild guess here, but I do not like buying stuff twice, that's all.Why upgrading to a new sim that adds virtually nothing new in terms of better aerodynamics, better atc, better environmental simulation, but nothing more than eyecandy and some improvements in the multy player department?Most of the FS community understand this, and stick to FS9.FS9 with great updates like ultimate terrain, ground environment and not to forget the great addons made by PMDG make a virtual world that has tons of joy in it. It really is not nessesary to stipulate people to upgreade to something they already have.Bravo to the PMDG team for understanding this need!The announcement to port the MD11 to FS9 is the best news I've heard for a long time!