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Aerosoft A318/A319/A320/A321/A330 Professional Preview (part 4)

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13 minutes ago, Aldarean said:

Is it planned to integrate a monitor-self-test after turning up the ND, PFD and ECAM Screens?

 

Yes, this is planned. Most airlines do not completely switch off the displays, but also in this case there will be a selftest when power is supplied. And ofcourse the DCDU will also have it. 

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vor 2 Minuten, Frank Docter sagte:

 

Yes, this is planned. Most airlines do not completely switch off the displays, but also in this case there will be a selftest when power is supplied. And ofcourse the DCDU will also have it. 

Thank you. That's nice.

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5 hours ago, Gantalyetos said:

Just like the previous one, no NEO planned, the new engine option it’s still very new to develop it accurately. ;)

Oh right! Thank you very much for the info! :D

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DMC Selftest is only done at Powerup. Even should the displays be turned off the 3 DMC's will perform its BITE in the backround. its not always done when a displays was turned off (DIM/BRIGHT Knob in OFF detent) but only on powerup the first time.

This is also a safety reason. on the Enhanced Airbus (EIS2) DMC1 supplies CAPT PFD, ND, EWD and ECAM, DMC2 FO PFD and ND and DMC3 is STBY for both. If the displays in a Power Bus Change first needed to perform the BITE the Crew first would need to wait up to 40s before they see vital data again. Thats why no other BITE is performed after initial start up.

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12 hours ago, datguytho said:

Has there been any change regarding the structure of the audio files?

 

In other words: Will we be able to just replace our current soundsets with the default ones?

 

The structure is kept the same, only the location of the files is now different being in the documents/p3dv4 addons folder as Lockheed wants it for all addons.

The installler of your custom soundset may not work anymore, but the structure is kept the same. You should be able to install your old soundset by simply copying over the files into the new location.
Yet keep in mind that some things may still change, while it may work in our current beta there is still a possibility for changes for the releaseversion.

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2 minutes ago, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

The structure is kept the same, only the location of the files is now different being in the documents/p3dv4 addons folder as Lockheed wants it for all addons.

The installler of your custom soundset may not work anymore, but the structure is kept the same. You should be able to install your old soundset by simply copying over the files into the new location.
Yet keep in mind that some things may still change, while it may work in our current beta there is still a possibility for changes for the releaseversion.

 

Should we infer that the Professional Version of the Airbus Narrow Body bundle will install into the Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder instead of the Prepar3d base folder like the current Bus? 

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27 minutes ago, CheapCharlie said:

 

Should we infer that the Professional Version of the Airbus Narrow Body bundle will install into the Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder instead of the Prepar3d base folder like the current Bus? 

 

Correct, we'll follow Lockheeds recommended folderstructure with the new Busses.

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6 hours ago, AlonsoJin said:

Unfortunately, i think the developers made a wrong decision. The thought a320 is more popular than a330 without any investigation.... and then, you know the story. ... we may have to wait for  more than two years

 

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. 

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Whats the current count on bugs? I understand there was a count a few days ago, sorry to be a pest. Just need my daily motivation to get through the wait :D 

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4 minutes ago, Agera1204 said:

Whats the current count on bugs? I understand there was a count a few days ago, sorry to be a pest. Just need my daily motivation to get through the wait :D 

I don't a bugcount will say something about the total status. I.E. you can have 100 small bugs which can be easily fixed in a week, or 2 nasty ones that will take months... Mathijs said that release will be in Q1, and he is posting a weekly update ;)

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vor 27 Minuten, Er!k sagte:

I don't a bugcount will say something about the total status. I.E. you can have 100 small bugs which can be easily fixed in a week, or 2 nasty ones that will take months... Mathijs said that release will be in Q1, and he is posting a weekly update ;)

 

Mathijs said, he hopes or they intend that the release will be in Q1 so that's quite a difference. ;)

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I've just had a discussion in a facebook group about the upcomming aerosoft airbus vs the FSlabs one, and it really annoys me, hearing the FSlabs fanboys still claiming that the FSL is 10x's better and that the AS isn't a study level sim. I have tried to explain that 1. How can they compare the two products when your's isn't even released yet, and 2. The only difference in study level (as far as I have understood it) is that yours don't have the failures part. So (and maybe I have missed it) is there a list of what features the AS A320 will have, so I can shove it in their face to see how advanced your sim actually will be?

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With the very greatest of respect and no offence intended, I suggest stop rising to the bait.  You'll be purchasing what you consider is top of your personal tree.  What they have or think they have is up to them and their wallets.  I have little to spare and live on a day by day basis but I know where my limited funds will go.  Let the fan boys go vroom vroom while you fly the model you so obviously really love.  As long as AS make enough to support the company it really doesn't matter what others think and they will answer any untrue accusations.  Honestly, no matter what you claim in FB they will try to turn it around.  No wonder I use FB on a limited needs must basis.  I've seen the streams of the other products and if I wasn't already purchasing from As I would be now.

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There is no fixed list yet. And you should also not see the two products in the same light. It is comparing apples with oranges. Both add ons are good in different ways.

 

In the end it comes down to what you want and if you have the means for it. 

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21 minutes ago, Jlunddk said:

I've just had a discussion in a facebook group about the upcomming aerosoft airbus vs the FSlabs one, and it really annoys me, hearing the FSlabs fanboys still claiming that the FSL is 10x's better and that the AS isn't a study level sim. I have tried to explain that 1. How can they compare the two products when your's isn't even released yet, and 2. The only difference in study level (as far as I have understood it) is that yours don't have the failures part. So (and maybe I have missed it) is there a list of what features the AS A320 will have, so I can shove it in their face to see how advanced your sim actually will be?

 

As we've long said, they are two different sims for two different markets. As such, it makes no sense to compare them, so we don't engage in that conversation here.  As far as I know there is no complete list of capabilities, and I wouldn't expect one until the product is ready for release.

 

Thanks for your support!  But don't worry about comparing the two products with those who wish to do so.  I'm confident the Aerosoft Airbuses will appeal to a much broader market, and that's fine with us.

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1 hour ago, Agera1204 said:

Whats the current count on bugs? I understand there was a count a few days ago, sorry to be a pest. Just need my daily motivation to get through the wait :D 

 

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. 

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In the present Airbus, I was unable to walk below the bus with the P3D avatar, for example below the wings. Was this a bug or will this be possible with the 2018 version? When walking too close to the aircraft for example for inspecting the engine inlets, the avatar just stopped and moved a bit backwards away from the plane.

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2 minutes ago, Meyerflyer said:

In the present Airbus, I was unable to walk below the bus with the P3D avatar, for example below the wings. Was this a bug or will this be possible with the 2018 version? When walking too close to the aircraft for example for inspecting the engine inlets, the avatar just stopped and moved a bit backwards away from the plane.

 

Mmmm, wasn't there a setting with avatars that prevented collision detection? 

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vor 13 Minuten, Mathijs Kok sagte:

 

Mmmm, wasn't there a setting with avatars that prevented collision detection? 

 

Didn't hear about that. The general P3D crash detection is off at least. Does anyone know?

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On 1/23/2018 at 5:01 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

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.

 

Thanks for the update Mathijs.

 

In regards to the above, I'm assuming consideration has been given to falling back on this initially with the move to your preferred option being made as part of an update/service pack to prevent extended delays while LM have their own internal discussions/decision making on this?

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We are in daily contact with Lockheed (they now even have the source of the A320 to test something, yes we trust them that much). We still have very good hopes Lockheed will find and fix the issue. We would hate to lose the advantage of doing things we are doing them now.

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2 hours ago, Jlunddk said:

I've just had a discussion in a facebook group about the upcomming aerosoft airbus vs the FSlabs one, and it really annoys me, hearing the FSlabs fanboys still claiming that the FSL is 10x's better and that the AS isn't a study level sim. I have tried to explain that 1. How can they compare the two products when your's isn't even released yet, and 2. The only difference in study level (as far as I have understood it) is that yours don't have the failures part. So (and maybe I have missed it) is there a list of what features the AS A320 will have, so I can shove it in their face to see how advanced your sim actually will be?

 

Oh Lord... thousands of frozen atpl taken with that study level bus at 8 fps...ahahahaahah

 

 

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