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  1. 64 points
    Indeed this weekend! [edit: this was an answer to a previous question in the topic] As said we had some serious discussions about what to release, when to release and in what order to release. Here is the outcome. Of course the major questions is at what date 1. will be. But I simply do not know that. There is a big professional project about to drop that includes the A321 that could throw things off kilter. If you feel uncomfortable using software that might still have issues I sincerely advise you to step in at 3. As explained, these are not updates, they are almost complete new projects and we have many many hours of testing to go. A318/A319 Professional 14 days in between A320/A321 Professional 5 weeks in between A318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Profession service Pack 1 This Service pack will replace the current PFD and ND with newer version that are better in resolution and designed to be used in 2d mode (the other gauges should already work in 2d mode at that time) Unknown periode in between, but we guestimate something like 4 weeks. A330 Professional Unknown period in between 318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Professional & A330 Professional service Pack 2 Note we skip the A330 SP1 to keep the names uniform. This service pack will bring all aircraft to the same status and will update the smaller busses with the knowledge gathered in the meantime. After this we'll most likely add more A330 models (more engine types etc). If course, we'll always do hotfixes as soon as they are more or less stable. Decisions on updates of the 32 bit version has not been taken. We feel that the models we know have are highly competitive in their price range and downloads for the 32 bit platform have tanked totally. When we get to that moment in time we'll look at it again. Please do not ask about this right now as I am not going to say anything else then that we'll look at it after point 5. How updates are handled and at what price is listed in the first post on every page. We'll announce deals on the bundle this week. But don't worry, they will be as sweet as our other update options. The DC8 should be out before you fly busses. But that one is pretty close, such a lovely aircraft.
  2. 49 points
    Something like this? Also shows the new LH livery btw
  3. 35 points
  4. 35 points
    As I told you last week I would not be posting a lot because I had to travel to our HQ in Germany for meetings. But this also gave me the opportunity to spend some time with the lead developer of the bus projects. We looked at the schedule (of course, and I will report on that later this week) but I also asked him what many of you have asked. Is there a list of things that are new and updated in these new versions…. And my reply has always been that there are thousands of changes, hard to make a list. That of course is not a very satisfactory reply so I asked him to explain how some systems have changed. Take for example fuel temperature (I have explained part of this before). It used to be a more or less fixed but now it is a complex formula where the temperature of the fuel slowly adapts to the external temperature following an S-curve (fast at first slower at the end). For that formula things like the capacity of the tank, the quantity of the fuel in the tank and even the location in the tank (some are far better shielded from external temperature). It’s stuff you will most likely never notice but it is there and for some professional customers it is important. After a long discussion we decided to load fuel at 7 degrees in winter and 15 degrees in summer. Take for example all valves, they used to be ‘digital’ as in open or closed, now they are analog and need a certain time to open. This does not only show on the ECAM (they are amber when they are being operated) but it also affects the flow of air or hydraulic. So pressure equalize in a realistic way. Take for example all pumps, they now provide pressure to their systems using a C-curve where the pressure rises very fast in the beginning, but very slowly at the end. When a system uses the pressure the flow now depends on the pressure (that was a hell of a calculation) and again the controlling valve will determine how fast the flow starts. This all results in far more ‘lively’ gauges actions have far more reactions. Take for example the APU. The N and EGT values are now 100% correct (as it the timing) and follow a S-curve that reflects the ignition and possible air flow from the moving of the aircraft (we draw the line at wind). So, it has a flat section around ignition. Of course, the outside air temperature plays a role, starting your APU at -20 degrees take longer than doing so at +30 degrees. And it now provides a limited amount of pressure making it near impossible to start both engines at the same time unless if optimal conditions. If you look closely at the EGT gauges you will see the red area change during startup as the maximum allowed temperature depends on the air flow. Cool down is also corrected and partly depending in external temperature. The old bug with the APU Start Button (it should be momentary switch) is of course also corrected. We also looked at all the lights and while there are a few still to perfect we now have all (I think 18) internal lights and illuminations completely working. All that have rheostats now are dimmable, all that have different settings now have different settings. External lights were already all working, when I am back in home office next week I’ll make a video showing all lights. We also quickly ran over all animations. For example, the reversers never were perfect, they should close in an almost complete linear way and like so many standard animations that starts and stops too slow. So it is now a non-standard animation that is correct. Nobody will ever notice but we felt it needed to be done. You might understand that having all these changes allows us a lot more things. We still have no plans to add non-standard stuff to the commercial version but for some professional customers we must do partial simulations. For example, to simulate a valve that is stuck at 5% open. Or a left and right reverser that do not open at the same rate. Again, not planned for a commercial release but if you look closely you will see the depth of all these new systems when you experiment with the buttons.
  5. 34 points
    Because the previous topic was old, contained a lot of nonsense etc I decided to make a new one. How many products are this? And what will be the names? Aerosoft A318/A319 Professional Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional Aerosoft A330 Professional The 'Professional' in the title indicates that the product is developed for P3d V4 and partly for the professional market (did you know we sold over 75 educational licenses?). This 64 bit platform is our main development platform and our main market. We are sorry that this might lead to some confusion. In scenery we only use the term 'Professional' for products that are designed for P3d V4 and are ONLY P3D V4 compatible. They are not the same products as the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, P3D V3 versions. For aircraft they basically ARE the same. One product, one buy and you can install as many times on any compatible sim (as long as it is your sim and not that of a friend). In other words, you buy the P3D v4 version and get the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, and P3D V3 version for free. A bit complex, sorry about that. Are these updates of the old version? No, they are fully new builds. The 32 bits versions had some code in it that was close to 7 years old and was holding us back. So we decided to redo a lot of the modules and graphics to modern standards. Around 60% of the modeling and textures are new and more then 75% of the code is new. So they probably are not free updates, right? Indeed. But as always Aerosoft will never charge you double for anything. If we replace 50% of a product the update will only cost you half the new price. I this case it's even better because we if you own the A318/A319/A320/A321 and want the newer versions you will be offered an update price of 16.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable). If you want the A330 and have any of the older models we might be able to offer you an discount as well, not 100% sure on that. The full versions will cost just under 50 Euro. Bundles will be updatable for 24.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable. Of course prices can always change. DRM? Online activation? Of course not. You paid for the files and can do with them (on your own systems) as you want. Feel free to install 20 times or on all of your own computers. As long as you do not share it with anybody else we're fine with it. What platforms is this for? We start with versions for P3D v4.2 (older versions of P3D have a bug that will prevent it to work) and will consider 32 bit versions as long as that makes commercial sense. To be honest the 32bit platform sales are drying up pretty fast and we do believe we got a good product for that platform at this moment. No decision will be made any time soon on that. What hardware is needed? We advise the same as Lockheed Martin does for it's simulator. As always things will 'run' at the required hardware and will run best at the advised hardware. We do know that the combination of P3d V4.2 and TrueGlass seems very demanding on GPU memory. Other products released at this moment seem to confirm this and we are monitoring that. We are not worried about that right now and are discussing it with de developers. Wingflex? On the smaller busses not (we simply have never seen the high frequency very small movements of the wings done well, they are remarkably stiff wings) and adding it just adds a load of complexity and development cost. Of course the A330 has wingflex, it has much larger and much less stiff wings When? We are not sure where we will be ready for a download release (a boxed release will always be later) because there are a lot of variables that we have little control over. We had some rather serious delays due to bugs in the simulator and we added 6 weeks to implement TrueGlass and RealLight, all not originally planned in our early 2018 release plan. However (and I am writing this Feb 21st) we are closing down code and testing is in high gear. While the dates are not clear, we do have a good idea what will happen after we get the first product online. It's not months away though. Please do not ask every few hours when it will be released as we will always refer you back to this post. A318/A319 Professional 14 days after A318/A319 Professional release A320/A321 Professional 5 weeks later A318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Profession service Pack 1 This Service pack will replace the current PFD and ND with newer version that are better in resolution and designed to be used in 2d mode (the other gauges should already work in 2d mode at that time) Unknown period later, but we guestimate something like 4 weeks. A330 Professional Unknown period latert 318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Professional & A330 Professional service Pack 2 Note we skip the A330 SP1 to keep the names uniform. This service pack will bring all aircraft to the same status and will update the smaller busses with the knowledge gathered in the meantime. After this we'll most likely add more A330 models (more engine types etc). Of course, we'll always do hotfixes as soon as they are more or less stable. We promise not to keep them on our systems waiting for a larger update. Decisions on updates of the 32 bit version has not been taken. We feel that the models we know have are highly competitive in their price range and downloads for the 32 bit platform have tanked totally. When we get to that moment in time we'll look at it again. Please do not ask about this right now as I am not going to say anything else then that we'll look at it after point 5. How updates are handled and at what price is listed in the first post on every page. We'll announce deals on the bundle this week. But don't worry, they will be as sweet as our other update options. The DC8 should be out before you fly busses. But that one is pretty close, such a lovely aircraft. So how does it look? Well we think it looks pretty spiffing. We used the very latest technology to make sure this 'base' product stays viable for some time. Here are some of the latest images from our development team (do see them at max resolution) Got a question? It's almost sure that anything you could ask has already been replied to on these forums. So do everybody a favor and use the search option of the forum before asking what has been asked and replied to several times. That way you won't even have to wait for the anwer! Do not hesitate to ask anything or to suggest something! Hey, why is my post removed? To keep these topics 'topical' we do clean them out every few days. Of course we love to read 'oh my god that is beautiful' but it does not really help the topic. So please do post it but don't be angry when it deleted a few days later. As this forum and certainly this section, is part of our marketing, we are rather strict on content. We have no problems discussing things even if it makes us feel; uncomfortable as long as it is written with respect and is on topic. There are hundreds of forums where we are not the moderators and where rants and raves are very welcome. Heck we know some where they are the norm! Just stay on topic, stay respectful and when you really feel the need to bait somebody, bait me. I get paid to eat stuff, no other moderator, developer, or customer is. I am fair game, they are not.
  6. 33 points
    In the weekly meeting (a day late because I was lazy) we had some serious discussion on framerates (always on our minds), some standard stuff about progress (never fast enough) and we made a decision on how to handle MCDU 3. As you remember we now use the second MCDU for options and settings but we were never happy about that. In the new models the A320 and A330 series will have two completely independent MCDU's. In the A330 the third one will be the setting and options we now have in the A320 series. But for the A320 series the third (settings and options) 'MCDU' will be a 2d panel that can be called up as 2d panel using keys or a click zone. As this will look like a real MCDU in the A330 we decided to keep it looking like that in the A320 as well. 1. Activate keyboard input (to align with other addons the LSK's now are usable with F1...F12, see that we do listen to suggestions? ) 2. Opens the 'real' MCDU as a 2D panel 3. Opens the third 'settings and options' MCDU 2d panel. So this is how it will look in the A320 series.
  7. 32 points
    Ahh well then we can only surprise you! The fun thing though is that I do not consider this project late. I would have liked to have released this project late last year, but that would have been without a complete lighting (17 different lights in the VC, 16 dimmable) that have been seriously requested by customers. That's 5 weeks of work there. We also inserted rain and other window effects because customer made it clear they considered it important. At least 3 weeks lost there (things did not start out smooth). Then we ran headlong into a major issue with a bug in the sim. It took us 10 days to understand what was happening and to confirm it was not our own fault. It also meant that we can't release until Lockheed releases the fixed version. In the meantime we had some issues like me forgetting about holidays and the fact people like to spend that with family and a professional project that will make us more than this project ever will. All in all I am very happy with progress. Seeing that we came from very old 32 bit XML code to a complete new platform that will serve us for many years professionally and commercially I am not at all stressed. Sorry that you are though but there is little I can do about that. There are other airbusses available and I am sure those companies will be happy with your business.
  8. 32 points
    Was doing test on animations etc and decided to share some of the views. I think it is also the first A319 that is shown. The interface of the new connected flight deck is also more or less complete. In the VC I had to check the observer seat animation and I think you never saw that one. A lot of people also requested to be able to see the wing from the VC. We never really liked that because it just eats up memory but in 64 bits that's less of an issue. Still think it is pretty useless as you really need to put your head in a strange location to see it, but it's now part of the VC model: To finish up, an image showing part the modeling that you normally would never seen.
  9. 31 points
    As said this week is for meeting, from marketing, to shop system (we are implementing a new SAP back-end) to project meetings. And we made a release plan for the 3 bus releases and have some imaginary dates on that. Tomorrow the last meetings and a 1200km trip back home. But in the weekend I'll write it down in the forum. Don't expect dates on it but you will have a better idea. Overall I am very happy with progress never as fast as hoped and planned, but this is the base for man projects, both commercial as professional and I refuse to be rushed into things I am not comfortable with. Not by forum posts and no by my CEO,
  10. 30 points
    I have no idea how widespread this is, but as it was rather crude and depended on the user disabling his AV software it can't be used a lot. We do not use any DRM on our FS add-ons. No online activation, no online check at all. You can install as many times and on as many systems (as long as you own them) as you want. Piracy happened but we think trusting people is a first step to reducing piracy. Not installing illegal malware that collects your usernames and passwords. Everybody in this industry is hurt by this event. Trust comes on foot and leaves on horseback.
  11. 29 points
    Some updates. (after our weekly dev meeting) We completed all test on P3d V4.2 and found little that could cause problems. One possible issue is that it might be that GPU's with less than 8Gb of memory could be problematic and causing low fps. Lower than in P3d V4.1 in any case, we are still looking into it but will for sure demand 6 and preferably 8 Gb of GPU mem. We decided to add models with the ugly sat domes as most airlines are quickly adding them. All lights in the VC are now completed (that took a LOT longer than expected), will make one of my crummy videos later this week. You asked for it, hope you find the investment in time worthwhile. All issue with click zones are now solved (thanks Lockheed!!) This means testing can now finally resume. We think we got enough information to do the new LH livery and will of course include it. I will leave you with an image of the VC with the side console/floor on bright and the reading light on 75% brightness. I think it is pretty good, but what do I know. Please do not expect the reading light to stay on when you open the window. Stefan and Frank spend two hours on that before throwing in the towel. Do click to see it in full res.
  12. 24 points
    Because the previous topic was old, contained a lot of nonsense etc I decided to make a new one. How many products are this? And what will be the names? Aerosoft A318/A319 Professional Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional Aerosoft A330 Professional The 'Professional' in the title indicates that the product is developed for P3d V4 and partly for the professional market (did you know we sold over 75 educational licenses?). This 64 bit platform is our main development platform and our main market. We are sorry that this might lead to some confusion. In scenery we only use the term 'Professional' for products that are designed for P3d V4 and are ONLY P3D V4 compatible. They are not the same products as the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, P3D V3 versions. For aircraft they basically ARE the same. One product, one buy and you can install as many times on any compatible sim (as long as it is your sim and not that of a friend). In other words, you buy the P3D v4 version and get the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, and P3D V3 version for free. A bit complex, sorry about that. Are these updates of the old version? No, they are fully new builds. The 32 bits versions had some code in it that was close to 7 years old and was holding us back. So we decided to redo a lot of the modules and graphics to modern standards. Around 60% of the modeling and textures are new and more then 75% of the code is new. So they probably are not free updates, right? Indeed. But as always Aerosoft will never charge you double for anything. If we replace 50 of a product the update will only cost you half the new price. I this case it's even better because we if you own the A318/A319/A320/A321 and want the newer versions you will be offered an update price of 16.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable). If you want the A330 and have any of the older models we might be able to offer you an discount as well, not 100% sure on that. The full versions will cost just under 50 Euro. We still have to decide on the update and full prices of possible bundles. Will be okay. Of course prices can always change. When will they be released? Next week? No. The 64 bit version of the A318/A319/A320 and A321 will come first (because we got so many customers of those who want 64 bit versions). That will probably this year very early 2018 as we wanted to include the fully dimmable lighting. The A330 (32 and 64 bit versions) will be next, early next year, the 32 bit A318/A319/A320/A321 after that. DRM? Online activation? Of course not. You paid for the files and can do with them (on your own systems) as you want. Wingflex? On the smaller busses not (we simply have never seen the high frequency very small movements of the wings done well, they are remarkably stiff wings) and adding it just adds a load of complexity and development cost. Of course the A330 has wingflex, it has much larger and much less stiff wings.
  13. 23 points
    or an Aerosoft aircraft....
  14. 22 points
  15. 22 points
    Btw, it could be that Lockheed solved the mouse issue that was blocking us. Fingers crossed as this will be mean a week delay or a week gained. Did I mention how cool the developers at Lockheed are?
  16. 22 points
    Quick last post of the week, mainly because next week I will be traveling for meetings and not a lot online (and this weekend I would prefer to only use my computer to research what wire goes to what wire in my 1970 MGB). I explained what was done this week and what is next on the agenda. The biggest thing however was not yet mentioned and that is that next week we;'ll start with porting the subsystems (like ELEC, BLEED, APU etc etc) from the A330 to the A320. As you might recall that was all working fine in the A330 and it was programmed so it would work the same in all busses. Just in the real Airbus it only needs a different config file for the different types. The logic remains the same. Now the logic is very important as we are basing these systems on pretty strong code. So we do not model the results, but the system logic and the conditions and the result should be correct. No more fudging of data to get it looking correct. This is very important for our professional customers and it allows a lot more flexibility. We still do not model failures as our professional customers do not demand that (and we do not really care a lot about things that are incredibly rare in the real aircraft) but it is important to simulate the dropping of the fuel temperature when doing longer flights in -40 degrees (the correct C kind). I am not too worried about this process, we more or less are sure the code is fine, we just do not fully know how it will behave in the A320 platform. If the code is perfect it will behave perfect but I am 100% sure that will not be the case, lol. But all in all I am very happy about progress at this moment. We do not see big bears on the road but still a lot of small bears. General mood of the whole team is positive and that is super important. In these kinds of projects you grind down the confidence of the developers, spending months on fixing bugs is simply not fun and there is always that point where you think it will never get done. So far we have avoided that and that's a testament to the experience of the whole team. Have a great weekend.
  17. 21 points
    I don't know which version this "real pilot" previously flew, but you always could modify speed constraints, max weights were always spot on (there are different companyoptions used by different airlines... but I expect a real pilot to know that) and I would be very eager to know about these "missing basic features" (and even more so which "missing basic features" his gold standard would have that we miss). We invite anyone to join the discussion on the upcoming A320 here in the previewforums or the discussion on the presently released A320 in the A320 support forums. Hiding in a facebook group and talking bad about products is not exactly the way you can expect anything to improve.
  18. 20 points
    Basically because the complexity of the VC is a lot higher than in any of these. And keep in mind that Lockheed advises optimally 8 Gb of GPU memory for the sim without any add-ons. Your system is somewhere between the 'it will run' and 'it will run fine' but it is not even at the optimal that Lockheed advises. As this is not a hobby sim Lockheed can ask some hefty specs. As always adding more stuff requires more memory and more power. I think it is not asking too much when we ask for the optimal hardware for the sim without any add-ons. Just make screenshots in the other aircraft showing the same conditions and compare them. You will see the difference in complexity and depth. That's the stuff our customers asked about for years. But we always said it comes at a price. As this is very much a product aimed at the future we are not too worried. And besides, what we show is the best possible, as always lower settings will increase framerate. If you are careful you will get 40 fps on your system. Btw, Stefan told me I did not show the best lights... Check out the difference in color temperature in the lights used. Again, strongly recommended to see the images in full res.
  19. 20 points
    Since some people are having problems understanding Mathijs' post I thought I'd make somewhat of a timeline. Here we go! Some day soon, the A318/A319 Professional will be released, after that, 14 or so days will pass then the A320/A321 Professional will be released, THEN, 5 weeks or so after that the A318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Professional service Pack 1 will be released So, A319-A321 will be in our hands. Then, There's an unknown period of time but, "we guestimate something like 4 weeks" the A330 Professional will be released. After that it's an Unknown period of time once again for the A318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Professional & A330 Professional service Pack 2 Then the forums will be silent and everyone will be happy flying their busses. I believe some are losing the translation since English isn't there native tongue. But it seems pretty straight forward.
  20. 20 points
    Those are some very general remarks that can not be answered in full. What needs to be fixed for example? Various systems and laws are simply not simulated so also not possible to fix. The FMGC and MCDU was never extremely limited imo. The old version has more functions for example than the current FSL one. (crj900, I am just objectively saying this, any negative remarks again about this will get you moderated). The new version will have winds upload, ETP, constant mach and some other RW ops features. Yes, the FL100/250 constraint was not editable but all other constraints worked already. The new version will have this fixed btw. There are a lot of different max weight versions of the A320. Ours are correct for standard Airbus specs. Again, what are these basic functions that are missing? I can think of some like the oxymask test (now modeled), the oxy press PB on the OH (now modeled). Single engine taxi is now also modeled with the use of the yellow hyd elec pump. My airline still uses a lot of paper from the acars. We do not clip them on the window frame but have them on the pedestal. As AS has no EFB modeled (yet) the window frame clip is perfectly suitable to be used for this. (Although I am still asking the dev team to use the pedestal positions) To wrap it up; AS is trying to simulate a normal working day as a captain. This involves the use of normal SOP. AOC and Acars usage also forms a part of this nowadays. That is the reason why paper printouts are now showing up in the VC. AS wants you to experience the job of being an airline pilot, not that of a type rating trainee. Is the software perfect? No. Does it do a good job imo? Yes.
  21. 19 points
    In fact it has gone up, that's life... But things are getting done, for example just now a new set of animation files were inserted that solved issue we had in the previous product with the windmilling animation. - New Fan Blade animation for first moment of start up and for rotation stop after shut down - Engine now free spinning on ground depending on wind direction and velocity. It also can run backwards this way in case of tail wind. - Engine free spinning: If one engine is in wind shadow of airplanes airframe it spins a bit slower and stops spinning earlier... - Engine start up refined: If engine should be free spinning backwards on ground it now slows down to zero and changes direction at startup At this moment we are in the process of comparing startup videos of all engine types to what our model does and correcting things that are not the same. But of course sometimes that also means changing logic that made those parameters what they are so while some are done in minutes, others might take days.
  22. 18 points
  23. 17 points
    I understand your point of view. but look at it from our side. FSX is close to a decade old, full of bugs and no longer supported in any way (even Dovetails have given up). At any moment a Windows update could kill it because it is based on code that is 20 years old and not even close to using a modern DirectX version. So it does not surprise us that most customers want to move to a new platform that is supported, growing and future proof. Besides we feel we have a very competitive 32 bit version. In it's price class there is nothing that comes even close. That said, we will look at 32 bits when the time comes, no decision has been made. But understand that time is not on the side of 32 bits.
  24. 16 points
    I am closing this topic for a few hours to update the starter topic and to insert some new information. Don't worry, all good news!
  25. 16 points
    Yes, soon. Depends a bit on your definition of 'soon' of course, but I am not unhappy with progress at this moment. Hundreds of small issue are being sorted out and a dozens of test flights are being done every day. But to be clear, even I have no idea when things will be 'good enough' for a download release (for boxed we always need pretty stable code). For sure it is not in the next two weeks of so. All the discussion on the release date is pretty tiresome to be honest. It does not bring it any closer and it seems to upset some people. It would be best if we don't discuss it until I have set a date. What I will do is rewrite the opening post as that also seems to confuse people. My bad.
  26. 16 points
    No need for that. Since FSL advised people to disable AV software to be able to install malware on the users system it is clear that we can't do that anymore and yesterday we decided to remove that from our installers and from our advise to customers. This will make life harder for customers and support, but there simply is no way to avoid that. I explained that yesterday in this post: And if you feel that speaking out in a negative tone when another company willingly installs malware on a users system is bad form, we differ in opinion.
  27. 16 points
  28. 15 points
    Without any investigation? Dear AlonsoJin, how would you know what market research we do? I have explained this decision several times, and though I am sorry you do not agree with the result, your comment is simply factually incorrect.
  29. 15 points
    I'm not fed up, don;t worry. We believe that being as open as possible is the best way to go. I will never say 'it will be released when it is done' because I think that is rather insulting to customers. That's why I even report on our weekly meetings. I dare say there is no other company that comes close to being this revealing. So in many ways you know as much as I do. Simply put, I do not know when we will release. It depends on what we think we can get done in a reasonable time, what we believe can be added after release etc. etc. I explained early this week why a release date depends a lot on the feedback we get from Lockheed on a major issue we are facing. If your patience is running out, I am sorry, not a lot I can do about it. There are other Airbusses for sale and some of them are even very good. Ours will be very good as well, unique even in some aspects, just not ready. Now on a personal note, I'm not fed up, but I really do not understand the point of these questions. It's a bit like 'when is Christmas', asking about it has zero influence on the actual event. These discussions only upset some people. I promise that we'll stay as open as possible but I will not answer questions like what's the best and worst case because I would be pulling dates out of thin air. I would be fooling you with fake data. So as it makes no sense to ask and I promise to be as open as possible, could we lay of from getting into this ants nest every few days?
  30. 14 points
    We are aiming for a solid 7FPS if you have the latest hardware and put all the sliders full left.
  31. 14 points
    Hey, guys, let me try to help with the timeline thing. Sorry to say it's still not as clear as it could be. I think there are some language disconnects at work. Try this version... Not intended as a criticism, just a clarification... coming from someone who was initially among the confused. I do this kind of thing for a living (writing, corporate communications) - and can't contribute to the community in too many other ways, I'm not a pilot or a repainter or anything along those lines. Hope this is something that I can contribute... and that it turns out to be helpful.
  32. 14 points
  33. 14 points
    I'll have to guess that you're not familiar with the length of time it takes for similar projects by other developers (I promise you that I wouldn't have made that comment unless I was keenly aware of that). Regardless, I am very sorry to hear you have lost hope, especially given that everyone is working as hard as they are able on this complex project. Anyway, if you must go then please go with our very best wishes.
  34. 14 points
    People, all has been said about the timeframe and the pricing. Just read the Mathijs’s sticky posts. As soon as we have more information we will share it with you here. Anymore questions concerning release dates, bundle prices, FSX and A330 variants will be removed until new information is posted by us. Thank you
  35. 13 points
    All our initial release come with fully up to date AIRACs so if it is released in October 2019 it will include an October 2019 AIRAC. The deal we have with Lufthansa data systems allows us to do so. No other add-on company has the same.
  36. 13 points
    All our initial release come with fully up to date AIRACs so if it is released in March 2018 it will include a March 2018 AIRAC. And yes the old (better looking) LH livery is included.
  37. 13 points
    "Feature question": Will there be a Chrome password extractor in the Aerosoft installer für P3Dv4 like in "the other company's" Airbus installer?
  38. 13 points
    Yes, and first indications are that it's solved.
  39. 12 points
    We are actually somewhere between 90.5% and 90.6% at this moment.
  40. 12 points
    Aerosoft should really post a fun statistics at the date of release like how many times the release date was being asked in the forums, how many posts overall where posted in all threads belonging to the 2018 busses etc. That would be so awesome and interesting.
  41. 12 points
    Your product is like Sagrada Familia. I can't remember when i started to wait for A330.
  42. 12 points
    The people who voted this post down will lose some privileges on this forum. The reply from Tom was accurate and there was nothing wrong with it. I wrote that post and made sure it shows at the top of every single page in this thread. If we have to reply to every time somebody asks the things that have been replied to dozens of times this forum would look pretty silly. That has NOTHING to do with being impolite, it is just efficient and it favors the majority. If you have a question on a not yet released product, spend a few minutes checking if your question has not been replied to many many times.
  43. 12 points
    <off-topic> Please let me say a word about the voting system here in the Aerosoft forum. It is intended to give everyone a quick and easy way of expressing approval or disapproval to a post. Both ways are valid and wanted, as long as they are about posts that express an opinion. We all know that we all have different opinions, therefore getting up or down votes here shouldn't be taken too hard. Votes just reflect the opinion of other users. So what can you take from them if I say that you shouldn't take down votes too hard? In the end the sum of the votes gives a certain hint about the character of a user if you will. If a user has tons of up votes it shows that he is most likely helpful and his opinion is shared by a lot of other users here in the forum. If a user has tons of down votes (not just -5 or -10, but really a lot more) it can be a hint that this user is most likely many times alone with his opinion and/or disrespectful to other users. The sum of votes is a hint, but nothing more. And it should be treated by everyone just like that. A user with -50 votes is not necessarily the devil, like a user with +200 is not necessarily an archangel. Sometimes you just hit with your opinion into a wasp's nest and gather down votes faster than you can count to 3. Don't be too angered or stressed about that. This happens more or less to everyone who participates actively in this community once in a while, but it is also not too difficult to get rid of down votes again if your are really bothered by them. As I said at the beginning, down votes are acceptable if they comment on an opinion being stated in a post. They are absolutely not acceptable if they are given to plain and valid answers being given to a question in a topic. For example: the question in the topic is "what is 1 + 1?". The answer "2" in the following post doesn't state an opinion but a fact. There is nothing to disapprove there. Facts are facts. So if we moderators see that fact stating posts are getting down votes we have a very close look on the person who down voted. And of course also take action if we get the impression that that user is misusing the voting system. So bottom line: take it as a man if you got hit by down votes on an opinion stating post. If you take down votes on a fact stating post feel free to get in touch with one of the moderators here. But keep in mind that I wrote "votes" not "vote" Aside of that we moderators also have a close look on the voting behavior of users and will get active if needed. </off-topic>
  44. 12 points
    We just had our progress meeting and as promised I'll explain some of the issues we are currently dealing with. Our main issue at this moment is that we can't add any more transparent click zones, they are simply ignored. Now for example when we inserted a complete 'stand alone' right MCDU we need to add click zones because the one we have there now does not have a complete set of click zones. But as explained that is now simply not possible and we are waiting for Lockheed to come back to us on that. Some background, we are not the only add-on developer dealing with this but we are hit a bit harder because we always tried to avoid putting the click zones in the gauges as that is hard on performance and in our experience a bit less stable. If this issue is not solved we have that a s a fall back option but that will need at least a week to change over. It's a decision we have been putting off in the hope Lockheed with fix it . A bit frustrating though. We have also decided to add some more pages to the printer and there is now a 2d gauges where you can see the last 5 printed. in the VC you will only see the last one. Modeling is 95% completed, just some tweaks here and there and we still need to work on the reading light. There are at least 10 complete test flights done every day at this moment and we have some tweaking to do and one issues to solve. MCDU is good enough to ship at this moment but we still want some changes done so it looks more precisely like one of the very latest versions. Think we got 20 known issue with it (believe me, that nothing, the real thing has probably more). We did decide that we'll stop for this moment with getting the ND and PFD as 2d gauges as we found some issue that take some time to sort out. Will happen but it might not make it in the initial release. Performance testing will start late this week, but first signs are positive. Memory leak testing (where the aircraft is loaded a whole night) are ongoing 7 days a week. Are we going fast enough? Hell no, these are the weeks where you grind away at issues. One at a time. Some 5 minutes of work, some a week. No matter what, on my desk is one screen that looks like this: The only thing I want is to see issue move right....
  45. 11 points
    Our aircraft has all those pages modeled in the MCDU and we even were able to add some functionality. But of course without the controller it is limited what is possible. We do work with the big ATC guys where possible to get them to get it working and promised to support them immediately when they got an open interface. Does remind me though, I don't believe we have shown much of these MCDU pages. Keep in mind they are company specific and thus differ per airline. It's an item we are still working on so things might still be added and or changed. It's often very hard to add meaningful data to these functions. But in a up to date Airbus they are very important.
  46. 11 points
    Quite simple. This is the Airbus A318-A330 PREVIEW (!) topic, and not a "request liveries for the Airbusses" topic There is another topic just for repaint requests, And as there is such a topic, users are wanted to use this topic and not the preview topic.
  47. 10 points
    And that ends any further comments about that story here in the preview topic.
  48. 10 points
    Hey Tom, this is a systemic problem you're never going to resolve. I would suggest adding a script to the posting box that checks for the words "Release, Date, wing flex, FSL, etc" and stops the post from landing here with a window that opens and says something like: "It appears you're about to ask about a release date, wing flex, or how this plane compares with a competitor's plane, etc. Any of these topics have already been answered and highly frowned upon on this forum. There is a post pinned to the top of every page that describes the official information regarding this software release. Please review your text and if you are indeed going to ask about any these topics, either cancel this post and use the search function to see how many times these subjects have been beaten to death, or post anyway, endure the ridicule and disdain from the community, and be monitored for the next time you try to ask one of these questions...which if you do, will automatically grant you a one week vacation from this forum. If you persist from that point, you'll be awarded a lifetime vacation from this board." Doing so would save you and the other mods at least half your time here answering the same questions over and aver again, and best of all, significantly cut the number of superfluous posts here that we have to weed through.
  49. 10 points

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  50. 10 points
    Ahh well one more 'last post of the week'. This morning I had a skype conversation with a customer about licensing etc. He experienced some issues with installing software after he changed hardware and updated his systems. As he uses a 4 PC cockpit this is a big issue for him. I asked him if I could post the cleaned up conversation here. He agreed. So I can buy one license and install it on all my systems? Sure, if the Windows license is yours and you are not using the product professionally, feel free to install on any system you own. If you use it for training or any other professional use contact us and we'll help you. We got specific versions and specific licences for flight training and aviation education. They range from $4500 a seat to $5 a seat. Just ask. We also have versions for marketing, promotion, cinema etc. MK As many times as I want? Yes. if it is on your systems, as much as you want. And I can download this in 5 years and install without having to ask for a reset of something? Of course. You paid for it didn't you?` What data do you gather when I activate product? Nothing, after you paid you own it and there is no need to activate it. I am running your current Airbus A319 on 4 systems. How much will it cost to upgrade all of those to the new professional version? 16,95 euro (plus VAT if you are in the EU) Will the Connected Flight Deck server come with a subscription? No, 100% free