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  1. Dispite this sad news, I will still continue to provide the RAD Restrictions and Directs for each AIRAC in the Download area. Best regards David
    24 points
  2. As some of the more seasoned forum visitors will know, I sometimes try to sort out the many things in my head by writing about them with a glass of wine in my hand and some jazz in the background. Art Blakey in this instance. My wife asked me to put on my headphones. And in case you think I am snotty and pretentious, this is what I am drinking my wine from right now. Yes Mulan. Sue me.... Simple Traffic was special. From the moment Jeff showed it to me I knew it had everything one of those rare super selling products need. It just needed to be 'packaged'. We needed to make sure people understood it does not make AI traffic in MSFS better, it just makes it look better. Sounds simply but it is not. Forum comments show that some customers expect the product to more then we know it could do. That is why we spend many weeks introducing it. Sharing the strengths and limitations. Simple Traffic adds paint to the AI aircraft, as geographically correct as possible. Nothing more. That is why it is called Simple Traffic and that is why it costs just €12.50. That is what it is worth. Asking double would be incorrect. Skipping over SU5, months of problems, we come to Nov 15. Release day. All the previewers (expect two that seem to preview AI traffic and not Simple Traffic) were positive, the shop was ready, the files were ready. So we set the product free. For the developer(s) and project manager this is always a hugely stressful moment. What you worked on for months is now in the hands of the customers. It is my experience you know in the first 30 minutes how a product will do. If you sell a lot you have momentum and resources to solve issues. If sales are slow everybody (devs, our staff, customers, reviewers) look for the next high. Note the word 'high'. Because believe me, when you got a winner, it is a high. Everybody involved feeds of the energy, we share sales data shout at each other at the first 500, 1000. 1500 sales. For Aerosoft it means we make solid money, for the developer it can mean very serious money. So everybody is hyped and working flat out helping customers, solving issues. And Simple Traffic was a winner. Still is. Sells like hot buns on cold morning. Will be in the top three of our best selling products this year. Even it was released in week 46 (thanks Jonas). But with selling large numbers you get a large amount of problems. Very soon we noticed there was an issue with serials send to external shops. we worked on that and around 20:00 we though we had it licked. Wrong, took till 09:00 this morning. A major issue of poop happening. An embarrassment to our partners and their customers. Solved. We also had customers (84 people we are in contact with but we know it is a lot more) who could not load the sim with Simple Traffic loaded. Now skipping over many hours of experimenting, customers calling us very nasty words, many emails and calls to people who know about this stuff, we have a solid idea on what happens. We also have a plan to solve it. That plan could mean we do nothing and wait 48 hours. Hint hint. A very good question is why did was not detected in the tests. I honestly do not know. It is something Jouka (my test lead) and I will look at next week. What I can say is that have been using Simple Traffic for a few months and simply never had ANY problem. That might have lured me into feeling secure. And in software development that is a mistake. I (we) also had the 'deal' with the very nasty comments from AIG users. I honestly do not understand that. We have been saying along we like that product, we have no problems with it and think many people should use it and not buy Simple Traffic. By now now my Blake playlist is out and I am on Thelonious Monk. Trading up according many jazz lovers. So where are we now? Well, both Jeff and Aerosoft are very happy to have one of those rare super sellers. With the CRJ you simply knew we would sell a lot, with this one all stars had to be aligned. They did. The plan is to sort out the not loading issue first of all, of course. If that is by us fixing the add-on or the sim fixing the add-on, same thing. Same result. Of course that will not solve every issue, but we will be able to proof that on a clean OS, clean MSFS the add-on will work. After a release the first thing you want to do is stabilize. When that is done Jeff got some files that adds coverage to more airports ready. At the same time we will send the product to Microsoft to be included in the Marketplace. Because that is where this product will REALLY take-off. Miles, take if away... I need some Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. Did you know he recorded that fully improvised while looking at the movie? He literally was on a recording stage without any score, watching the movie and 'invented' the music?
    23 points
  3. Several off-topic posts are now hidden to reduce the clutter in this thread about the Aerosoft Twin Otter. Complaints/opinions about the sim itself, what may or may not work after an update, why you love/hate/trust/don't trust Microsoft or Asobo, and comparisons with other developer's projects do not have a place here. If you have a question about the Aerosoft Twin Otter, please ask. If it's about something else, please ask there. Thank you for your future cooperation. Lots of us are looking forward to the Twin Otter. Negativity isn't necessary.
    21 points
  4. Here's some screenshots from last week, with the way it's shaping up and unless a lot of things goes sideways testing should start for full next month.
    19 points
  5. We had our weekly dev meeting and I am happy to share some images that show what our modelers are currently working on. Of course it is hard to relate this to a MSFS product, but at least you know they are creating a lot of lines on a screen. And please accept my assurance it is very very high-end. No prices but if you know what the second and third image show....
    18 points
  6. Mwahhhh, if all stars are aligned...... The plan is (next to some kick ass airports) to release the CRJ 900/100 and Simple Traffic in November. Those are both big projects. The Twin Otter is very much on the front burner at this moment, but one section had some delays. But this makes some other things possible. For example I decided to day to make the manual even better. It already comes in the form of a book (based on this) but I am now inserting things like audio interviews with pilots that explain why a Twin Otter is special.
    16 points
  7. DHC6-100 Standard wheel pax DHC6-100 Fuerza Aerea de chile 940 Seaplane DHC6-100 Westcoast Air C-FGQH DHC6-300 Amphibian DHC6-300 Viking Air N153QS Seaplane DHC6-300 Trans Maldivian 8Q-TMJ Seaplane short nose DHC6-300 short nose Trans Maldivian 8Q-MAW Ski/Wheel Cargo DHC6-300 British Antarctic Survey VP-FBB Tundra wheel cargo DHC6-300 Air Inuit G-GKCJ Tundra wheel pax DHC6-300 Norlanair TF-NLC Standard wheel pax DHC6-300 Aklak Air C-CDHC DHC6-300 Solomons Airline H4-FNT Standard wheel cargo DHC6-300 long nose Aklak Air C-CDHC Standard wheel cargo 4 blad prop DHC6-300 long nose Aklak Air C-CDHC Standard wheel Skydiving DHC6-300 Perris Valley Skydiving N708PV
    15 points
  8. Some images to keep you coming back. Tomorrow I will make some from the VC.
    14 points
  9. We have seen AIG has been released and like to take this opportunity to say it is simply good freeware. Now I hear many of you starting to snicker, wishing your 'competitor' all the best, right..... But it is true. At Aerosoft we love freeware projects and are well known to to support them. Ask the guys behind FlyByWire and others. And yes we will do an A320 so they will be competitors. Does not matter, we feel there is room for freeware and commercial products next to each other. Now clearly the two products are not the same in build, we base it on the standard AI traffic and try to keep things as simple as possible. Traffic add-on traditionally are complex and costly in support. The smallest issue with a livery can cause the sim to crash so quality control is super important. AIG software downloads older FS models, repaints, and traffic schedules from various AI forums, and then injects these as AI objects into the sim via a secondary program running externally. In contrast, Simple Traffic only reuses components that are already present within MSFS, and simply adds realistic liveries and schedules. This ensures minimal impact on system resources, loading times, and disk space, all inside the sim. Now you see why we called it 'Simple Traffic'? Because it is, run the installer and forget about it. Enjoy your sim. Updates are inserted automatic. No exe files that need to talk to the sim. So AIG aims for a totally different customer. We know we will sell the majority of Simple Traffic copies via the Microsoft Marketplace and that Xbox users will probably the biggest market. The Xbox market is massive and not being able to reach those will limit any DLC. So while we will have to compete on features for a part of the market, it does not affect us a lot. I have AIG running on one of my systems and I like it. I needed some time to get it running (Windows 11 caused a weird issue that is almost 99% sure not related) and while otherwise reported the fact models not created for MSFS do not cause more load, the simple fact they are more complex was noticeable on larger airports. But it is good freeware. No question about that.
    14 points
  10. In a few weeks we can really start to show stuff. At this moment it is all rather bare.
    14 points
  11. No idea on the tanks, something to consider after release. As so often it is not the process of development and the brilliance of the team working on it, but the calendar that determines things. After a product is 'done' we start with all the other parts of getting something released. Testing, sending to MS Marketplace, marketing, videos, screenshots, manual translations (a HUGE job in this case), installer making and testing, product pages (8 languages) and a lot of more small things. And if you scheduled all these things you want to avoid releasing at the same time as seriously cool product internally ( Brussels) or those of friends (PMDG). Also some discussion with partners like simMarket, OrbX and Microsoft need to be done. And then there is Christmas etc. So while completion of the development is a very important milestone, it only is the starting point for a lot of other work that comes with a larger publisher as we are. If there is a massive Playstation release planned that needs most of our advertisement and marketing staff, other projects move forward. Do not be confused, the Twin Otter is a very big release for us. But still, console stuff seriously sells in the last three weeks of the year while FS add-ons actually do not. They sell a lot better in the first few weeks of a new year, go figure. At this moment we are closing in on RC delivery. I will leave it up to you to determine what that means for release, you will not get a date from me until we are a few days out. I learned my lesson.
    12 points
  12. Hey we prefer OnAir, but whatever floats you boat! We set a rough release date today. And it is this year.
    12 points
  13. I do not own any of the Aerosoft P3D aircraft, but I do own many of your sceneries. Regardless, for those that just purchased P3D aircraft (i.e., during the Black Friday sale), might I suggest demanding a refund from Aerosoft or the continuation of support for a reasonable period. First, Aerosoft undoubtedly was aware that P3D v.5.3 was in development and close to release. Second, Aerosoft knowingly advertised their product as compatible with P3D v5 generally -- indeed the website specifically says, even now: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V4.5.x Hotfix 2 or V5 (the latest version of Prepar3D is always needed) The language clearly indicates that V5, including the latest versions, are supported without exception thereby creating a clear expectation that Aerosoft would continue to support the software for the foreseeable future or until v6 is released. Third, Aerosoft provided no notice of its abandonment of support of products purchased through the website. In other words, Aerosoft has engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices, including false advertising, that are contrary to its own terms and conditions which further incorporate the Ecommerce Europe Trustmark Code of Conduct and the Handlerbund Code of Conduct. Whatever their economic reasons, Aerosoft is not out of business, and it should not, and indeed cannot, avoid accountability for the representations it has made to customers.
    11 points
  14. And extend it indeed. I am adding multimedia stuff like discussions with real Twin Otter pilots etc
    11 points
  15. Hopefully the Aerosoft Twin Otter works better than this one
    9 points
  16. I'll make a list with liveries this week.
    9 points
  17. Guys, We, as users, need to stop doing something. It is blatantly incorrect to do so and just clouds the water. Every day I see posts like "blah blah blah CRJ and this never happens with other aircraft" or "blah blah blah CRJ won't/can't and other aircraft will/can" Of course the most common comparison is with the FBW A320. I am just going to say it. This is a dumb comparison on MANY levels but I will list a few: 1. Pay close attention as this one is the most important....the CRJ IS NOT AN A320. The only thing they have in common is French Canada, French France and Bernoulli's principle. So some people who work making these planes speak French. Daniel Bernoulli was Dutch by birth but lived, worked and died in Switzerland and so probably spoke French too. Because the CRJ is not an A320 chances are almost 100% that they fly different and the systems behave different. 2. In the sim, the CRJ is programmed differently than the A320. 3. Unlike the A320, the CRJ is automated just enough to be helpful and suffers from separation anxiety. If you leave it alone too long it will throw a fit and try to kill you and your simulated passengers. Unless you grasp this simple truth, you will never master flying the CRJ. I am on my third generation of owning this aircraft. As will EVERYTHING sim related today, it is an evolving platform and we should thank God for that and not be angry that it is not 100% finished. In real life you can't buy a 100% finished CRJ from Bombardier. There are constant updates to systems and procedures based on things learned while flying it. So when you happen upon an issue, a real issue, you get to simulate creating a report on the issue to the manufacturer and awaiting a resolution that has to be okie dokied by several regulatory agencies (or departments at AS). One last comment. If you find the CRJ unflyable, I will guarantee that it is either system or pilot related. FAR too many people are logging 100s of hours in this plane for it to be unflyable. I still see a number of "read the freaking manual" complaints. You bought a study or near study level (whatever the hell that is supposed to mean) so at a minimum STUDY the manual.
    9 points
  18. Everybody needs a hobby. As we were talking liveries, resolution and decals today. Here you see a fine example of the use of decals. The whole cockpit is made with very modest 2k textures. And that would make a detail like this sticker look horrible. It would be readable but not even close to as sharp as how it looks here. Even the dot at the end of the line is sharp. That's a 1 mm wide object in the real aircraft. And it is crystal clear and razor sharp. While it makes no sense we could do objects of 1/10 off a mm and they would still be totally defined. So the next time you see a MSFS advertised as using very high resolution textures, ask yourselves, why? Using high resolution textures makes the size of the bitmaps exponentially large (see the table), thus slowing down the sim and making use on Xbox extremely hard. Resolution File Size 128×128 59.1KB 256×256 196 KB 512×512 654 KB 1024×1024 2.17 MB 2048×2048 7.43 MB 4096×4096 24.82 MB 8192×8192 83.39 MB And you know, even at 8K textures, that sticker would not look as sharp. So even if you increase the pixel count more than ten-fold, it would still not look the same. And it would increase development time tremendously, so we would need to raise the price etc etc.
    8 points
  19. He said sorry ... Took responsibility ... has stated that fix is submitted to MS to be updated as soon as MS will update it.... Like they can not win ... You don't give us updates fast enough ... Now you did the update and something broke ... And you have already sent off the fix but I will never buy anything... I can't imagine you have never made a mistake in your professional life and have delivered perfect every time...
    8 points
  20. Sorry guys. Mea culpa! This one is on me, not on the marketplace. Apparently, I got confused and put one single wrong file into the package which messed everything up. I will provide a new version to the Marketplace people right away. Sorry again. As for VR: The knobs in question have been changed from my own templates to Asobo templates a while ago, so they should work in VR.
    8 points
  21. Dear all, first of all we would like to thank you for the years of support. PFPX - the program itself as well as the server subscription - will still be optainable on our homepage (www.flightsimsoft.com). As in past, our support ticket system is of course available for you (requests of resetting activation counter; Virtual Airline support; ...). We would especially like to thank Stephen Cooke for his tireless support! We are in contact with him as he still would like to give support for the PFPX community. Kind regards, Judith & Christian
    8 points
  22. That is very much our plan. What are you planning for Dec 24th around noon?
    8 points
  23. The just received info from Asobo that the HUD issue has been solved. However, there's is no ETA for the availabilty of the solution yet.
    8 points
  24. Nope, PMDG is a very good friend of Aerosoft and Robert a personal friend. I could not recommend their products more and when (or they) run into an issue we share information. Brussels seem to be slow in development because we are using it very much as a test bed for new developments.
    8 points
  25. Yes, we are closing up some smallish issues but all efforts will be on the Twin Otter next week.
    8 points
  26. My heart skipped a beat, but this is still positive as we don't want a broken Twotter. Good things come to those who wait. Just found this, my daughter and I looking at one near to where I live (Skybus livery wink wink)
    7 points
  27. Version 1.0.0

    208 downloads

    Recommend use with AIRAC 2112 for best results. Updates for RAD Restrictions and Directs are cumulative. Changelog Update: Route and Altitude/FL Restrictions Update: RouteCharges (Dec 2021) Update: added Free Route Airspace France for Brest, Bordeaux and Central sectors (LFFF UIR - FL195+) Update: added Free Route Airspace UK (EGPX UIR - FL255+) Update: extended Free Route Airspace Ukraine - Odessa (UKOV UIR - FL275+) Update: AirportInfo xml files for Edinburgh EGPH and Newcastle EGNT Update: adjustments in RAD and Directs to ensure correct routing - e.g.: Lisbon LPPT northbound departures via SID INBOM Warsaw Modlin EPMO west arrivals via STAR DOSIX Oslo Gardemoen ENGM south arrivals via STAR LUNIP Dublin EIDW eastbound departures towards Copenhagen EKDK UIR Paris group arrivals via London EGTT UIR Newcastle EGNT departures/arrivals via NATEB Best regards David
    7 points
  28. Three people on the modeling, three on the systems.
    7 points
  29. I wish that is the real Aerosoft Twin Otter, then this fleet would be complete (Livery Required wink wink)
    7 points
  30. We will provide the paintkit, of course.
    7 points
  31. Engine and prop will be a lot like in the PC-6 that is now in the sim.
    7 points
  32. Two questions: Will beta range be implemented in the Twin Otter? Have you found a way to assign beta range to the controls like in the Majestic Q400? Looking forward to the Twin Otter. Currently enjoying the Milviz PC-6 Porter while waiting for the Twin Otter
    7 points
  33. 7 points
  34. Honestly, people always think this is a cutthroat business, but nothing could be further from the truth. Just check whose product we sold in box in the last ten years. Or check whose products we now sell in our shop. We really miss the shows and events where we meet and drink beer. Certainly with our non European friends it has been a loooong time and that makes things hard. In this business we are used to online contacts and meetings, but the fact we just release Simple Traffic and it is a huge success and I have not been able to meet Jeff (the developer) is weird. Even weirder, I hired two modelers (in Germany!) that we have not seen yet. A whole new world, would never have happened in 2019. It is really conflicting. COVID that caused people to stay at home was without a doubt a huge boost to our company. So many people that had not looked at Flight Simulator for many years got back in the hobby. Sales have been seriously good even when we had to make the transition to the new sim, normally a painful period. But like every company we had to make serious changes, more people working from home (already 50% of us worked from home), we had to start invent coms methods. I think our size (a company between 50 and 100 people) helped a lot. If things got out of hand we could still pick up the phone and shout at each other.
    7 points
  35. It is way, wayyyyyyy to late to change the livery set, lol.
    7 points
  36. We love that aircraft. PMDG did good.
    7 points
  37. MSF checklist, fully animated and four different versions.
    7 points
  38. I've got to say (and I reckon many would agree..) that this is a form of torture 😂 - so near but yet out of reach. And in a serious note - AWESOME pics Mathijs!
    6 points
  39. Your approach is unacceptable. First: I'm not an Aerosoft employee, I'm just a user (with some add. rights in the forum) trying to help others. Second: If you would have read the whole topic, you would have see, that Hans, the dev of the CRJ, accknowledged that he made an error (which can always happen, nobody is perfect) and a fix is on the way to the marketplace. And this kind of acknowlwedgement and reaction I call customer oriented. Additionally: from the moment the fix is at Microsoft, it is out of control of Aerosoft, when it will be available at the marketplace.
    6 points
  40. That’s fine. All my purchases from you have stopped as well. I’m done doing business with you.
    6 points
  41. I know a couple of notable payware suppliers who would thank you for that statement, for me the second part is the key respected developers. Personally right now there is a lot more products available as paid content that is at very best weak(and I'm being as kind as I can be!), than on a par with Asobo, there are notable exceptions to that, including Aerosoft, but my advice to anyone would be a very big "buyer beware" do your research
    6 points
  42. Well that is my deadline. And literally everybody will hate me if we leave it till then.
    6 points
  43. It means that all modeling (stuff you can see) is completed.
    6 points
  44. 6 points
  45. This product was far from rushed, in fact development took over a year and there was very extensive testing. However after releases we have found an issue that we believe we have solved. And as I have mentioned, we have sold a few thousand in just over a day and it seem those thousands are rather happy! So the issue is not with all users, in fact we, counting you we now know about 77. If you do not want to wait for the fix, feel free to tell simMarket that Mathijs is okay with the refund. Seeing the tone of your message it is indeed better that you are not using the product.
    6 points
  46. No it means you get a nice video to watch!
    6 points
  47. Btw, this is one of the best vids on YT about the Twin Otter: They have to heat up the plane to get the radios to work.....
    6 points
  48. The list of covered airports has been increased to 1415 today. Airport list:
    6 points
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