Dillon

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  1. My whole Fjords area in lower Alaska is screwed up (see pic). Is there anything in Aerosoft's PANC that would cause this problem in lower Fjords area of Alaska?
  2. Actually didn't notice that but I'll post my suggestion there... Looks like a thread where my suggestion could get buried never to be heard from again... Thx...
  3. I know Aerosoft does mostly European airports but for the sake of the major airline manufacture rivalry plus this is Flight Simulation after all, it would be nice if both Airbus and Boeing's airfields were done in great detail. Just a suggestion. We have one down one to go...
  4. Dillon

    Auckland???

    I should have put an FS9 tag in my original message. Scenery usually not a problem crossing over from FSX to FS9 so I hope an FS9 version is an option along with the FSX rendition. The good thing for the FSX crowd is at least the airport is covered in FSX's default library. In FS9 it's not detailed at all...
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    Auckland???

    Since this airport has never been done in detail in Flight Simulator's 20 year history I thought I'd suggest it to Aerosoft.
  6. I thought Outerra was awesome but there's other base engines out there that blow FSX, Flight, and X-Plane away. Aerosoft can make a killing building a sim with these base engines....
  7. I don't know about anyone else but this is outstanding work. I would love to see what you would do with an airport/area like ZBAA in China. The Peking China area in general in FS is pathetic to say the least. The vast city doesn't even extend to and around the airport grounds. Seeing how your doing Bangkok Suvarnabhumi your not only doing the airport but adding the extras around the airport that makes the area look realistic. ZBAA needs something like this should you ever decide to tackle it (no one else seems to be interested)... Just thought I'd mention this as I'm impressed with the extra work your doing on this current project that most wouldn't even bother with.
  8. Dillon

    FDC- Errors

    I'm seeing the same thing. This just started a few days ago. Before that everything was fine (will I just started back to using the PMDG 744F although I didn't notice a problem before).
  9. Dillon

    Amsterdam exclude problem...

    Thanks so much, this file worked...
  10. For some reason after my install of Amsterdam in FS9 I'm still seeing the default terminals and taxiway signs of the default scenery displaying in conjunction with Aerosoft's rendition. Am I missing an exclude file somewhere???
  11. ActiveSky Advanced, REX for FS9, and Flight1's Ground Environment Pro is not that expensive especially if you live in Europe these days (What are we talking here 15 Euros at the most per product including FS9?). The exchange rate today makes a developer like Ariane's products a bargain if your trading in Euros. Speaking of FS9 Freeware the greatest efforts in this area as of late has to be in the area of AI planes and utilities. A package like WAI is almost priceless considering it's ease of use compared to a comparable payware product like Ultimate Traffic. The ease of punching in and out airlines with updates leaves the sim fresh and up to date with the latest airlines flying today on real world routes with accurate liveries. I can't tell you how nice it is in Sydney to see the Singapore A380 taking off on time heading to that small country up north. The countless outstanding scenery/mesh efforts that's out there for free that otherwise would cost $35/45.00 (even less in Euros) is amazing. None of this can be found for FSX without a price and/or a port over from FS9 work. Shez comes to mind when I think of his KHOU scenery or KBNA. Next we have the countless repaints that aren't nothing to sneeze at either. Then you have companies like Posky who's models are second to none. How many years did we have FSUIPC for free? It's convenient to FORGET about that now that 'Simconnect' is a reality in FSX but 'Simconnect' is only a reality because of the freeware FSUIPC that preceded it allowing add-on's to progress where they are today. I'll give it to you some and I do mean 'SOME' freeware releases are lacking but so much more of it isn't. Looking today on Avsim's download page I see so many option for AI modifications that would otherwise cost. Much of this stuff today can be carried over into FSX especially AI and people are doing it so it must mean something. Milton Shup comes to mind with his aircraft that are nothing short of payware quality but alas they are for free. All that's being done for FSX is what has already been done for FS9 with the exception of more eye candy here and there. Avionic features hasn't changed in FSX to really stand out over FS9. Heck FSX doesn't even have a realistic Airbus. The only realistic Airbus being developed is for FS9 by Airsimmer. Aerosoft has to cut corners on their effort because of performance considerations in FSX. Most other payware aircraft have versions for FS9 because they were originally created for FS9 or developed in tandem. The point of your argument is freeware and I don't see allot of trash floating around out there. Most freeware scenery is actually quite good. There is no hardcore Heavy freeware to compare with for either sim so we can't go there. AI utilities have benefited both sims but was developed under and for FS9. So I guess we can make these glaring comments because of the few that's tried their hand at the development process with less that stellar results. Most freeware are pretty good efforts especially in the repaint, AI, and scenery category...
  12. I perfectly agree you can't find customers buying boxes but what about downloads, you never talk about that... Mathijs I don't know for the life of me why you keep touting such an archaic form of distribution to justify FSX and moving away from FS9. Your arguments are valid for the most part but much of the sim world has equally embraced downloads as an alternative to boxed products along time ago. The lack of sales for solid media has nothing to do with FS9 but rather the speed of internet connections. I haven't bought a boxed copy of anything FS related in over 15 years... I can't go into one computer store in America if I wanted to outside of Micro Center (which may be closing down in the near future) and find any type of add-ons being sold for any version of Flight Simulator. In most cases Flight Simulator isn't being sold. I haven't seen an Aerosoft title on the shelves anywhere in over 5 years. I look at programs like the new 'Wings of Prey' being released exclusively via download and hear this coming from you in every interview and shake my head as to why you keep using this as leverage. Sure like 'Rise of Flight' it will eventually get a boxed version but I happen to know most sales are coming in via download for most developers (Airsimmer, Blueprint, Imaginsim, Feelthere, to name a few). So if your guy is sitting in a storeroom somewhere with many boxed copies means nothing more than too much product was made for a declining demand for that type of media not the actual product itself. I don't know how things are in Europe but it seems boxes are popular there more so than other places. That's not the case in America or I'd see your titles in some of the bigger chain stores. Everywhere from the US to New Zealand I happen to know people aren't going to stores anymore for add-ons like they used to (VOZ a very popular product From Fly Away Simulations for both FS9 and FSX, it's another great example of a successful downloadable product). An internet connection can get you any add-on in the world within 15 minutes depending on your connection speed. So please give me something else as an excuse FSX sales are over FS9. Again I perfectly understand everything your saying outside of this one point because in American where stores like Best Buy (which is headquartered here in Minneapolis) and Walmart aren't selling FS add-ons why keep using this as a focal point for lack of sales? If you can make a valid case of not imbracing FS9 for logical reasons why would you not do this with solid state copies of products? Boxes will always have their place for some but when major stores aren't stocking the media and you come in here stating that's FS9's fault then something's amiss... If Micro Center is your only outlet in American for boxed add-ons then you are really are in trouble. I know your not going to tell me what download sales are doing for both sims for obvious reasons. Actually quiet as it's kept you did mention before in the download arena FS9 wasn't doing so bad but you elected not to embrace that outlet of moving products in the discussion. I will tell you for the developers I work with sales are running neck and neck with FS9 beating out FSX depending on the add-on. Heavy airports and aircraft sell better for FS9 in the download arena versus FSX. This is true for Dreamfleet, Feelthere, and others I need not mention. GA everything sell better for FSX. Boxed products aren't selling well for either sim and if we could get a handle on this pirate situation FS9 sales would be even better. Developers like Blueprint don't even bother going boxed and others if they do decide to do this only go through distributors like yourself, Flight1, or Just Flight. Simmarket last I heard (and this is what I heard) is reporting great download sales for both sim versions. So I hope we can move away from the boxed product argument because that's about on the level of having a pen pal if you remember that. Today we have email that allows us to communicated instantly. This holds true with getting patches and add-ons for products. I am on the other side of this game as well so it would be better moving forward if we compare apples to oranges not rabbits to snales... Mathijs your a smart guy who has been in the business for years, I remember when you were with Lago and did an outstanding job over there. All of this I'm telling you here you already know and pegging you for proof is a mute point. All I'm asking is don't insult mine or anyone's intelligence with this whole boxed product argument. I know perfectly well boxed anything isn't selling well these days as I work with a few developers myself. You from your experience know what's happening in the more vibrant download market and we should stick with and discuss that... FS9 isn't doing bad at all that's why developers like FSDreamteam continue to make products for that version. Same goes for 'most' everyone else with the exception of those tied to Aerosoft... Mathijs said it not me so let's see if he delivers especially on these two airports...
  13. I plan on getting a new machine a year and a half from now exclusivly for FSX now that hardware has caught up (i7 machines). Just the same I really hope Aerosoft can deliver on their simulator.
  14. Well in my neck of the woods FSX is not to be found anywhere especially for $39.95. Speaking of the 'bargain Bin' that seems to be the trend with any title more than a year or two old (how old is FSX now?). The purpose is to get the product out of the store to make way for new titles. So it's not a stretch depending on the store to see FSX or FS9 in a bin at reduced prices. FS9 for the record is mostly to be had online these days...
  15. Let's break this down in points: 1. Last I checked (can't give you exact numbers because that's against policy) Feelthere's sales for FS9 beat out FSX sales for the last few projects. There's a few developers I know a little more info on concerning sales and what Aerosoft is reporting is skewed in FSX's favor to say the least... Reminds me of a great quote, "Who cares what anyone thinks? It's what you know that interests" and I know FS9 add-ons are selling more than some are admitting. Now if we are talking GA then FSX sales may surpass FS9 but for Heavy airplanes/scenery it's either neck and neck or FS9 sales beats out FSX's. The benefits for mis-info is this (Rafal says it best): - planned marketing (it's easier to concentrate on one platform) - the number of already existing quality addons for FS9 is way larger than for FSX, so the FSX market is the target to fill - there are, as always, many new simmers coming - why should they start with an older sim? Many of them actually are once their educated in forums like this one... 2. FS9.75 requires no special attention from developers creating add-ons for FS9. Modifying textures is all that's done to beef up the sim and make its looks comparable to FSX (doesn't take that much to bring it close to what you guys are getting in FSX). 3. FSX is found in bargain buckets as well in fact if you don't get it online like FS9 you won't see it on store shelves these days, your point here is mute...