Mathijs Kok

Alea iacta est.......... Aerosoft A318/A319 professional

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11 hours ago, Mathijs Kok said:

...July 12th is now our goal. 

 

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.  While not to sneer at the A318/319, I'm waiting for the A320/321 myself and one little tidbit we all seem to be forgetting in the anticipation is that the 'Buses still run beautifully in FSX. ;)

 

July will be a very good month; lots of birthdays here too (myself included) and looking forward to the new arrival once she finally appears!

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A quick question to you on that new goal Mathijs, since this is a back office delay, will this also delay the A320/321 + 2 Weeks?


Cheers

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From Watkin: A quick question to you on that new goal Mathijs, since this is a back office delay, will this also delay the A320/321 + 2 Weeks? 



Watkin, I would expect so. While the back office change is the cause, I'd anticipate the testers and code fixers will welcome the release delay, since it will allow more time to assess/incorporate P3D v4.3 impact and allow a break before digging in to the follow-on projects.

 

As you seem to know, all the following releases are downstream of the A318/319 with previously stated sequence and intervals between each described in the pinned topic at the top of the page. Here they are, copied from the pinned topic:

  • A318/A319 Professional D-Day
  • 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 later
  • 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.

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5 weeks between the A318/A319 and A320/A321? Are the service packs charged updates or free?

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They are of course free of charge as you already paid for the new version before.

Just like with the service packs of the current version (1.10, 1.20, 1.30, 1.31) which were also for free.

 

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2 minutes ago, macca22au said:

Only 6+ days to go....

 

The release date had been shifted yesterday:

 

19 hours ago, Mathijs Kok said:

I just had a talk with Winfried (who says hi to all people he met in Vegas!) and he told me we need to delay the bus with two weeks. The reason has nothing to do with the product but with the fact we are changing our back office system  (SAP) and one of the last steps of that is to include our outdated warehouse system into the new system. Now please keep in mind that Aerosoft is a pretty sizable company these days and flight sim add-ons are just part of what we do and while this is a very important release for us, we can't reschedule these important internal changes around it.

 

Obviously as Project Manager, I am not happy about this, but Winfried is not only a good friend he is also my CEO. Of course some people will believe this is a ploy because we are not ready but there is not a lot we can do about that. July 12th is now our goal. 

 

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23 days to go, and this is the most left-field showstopper of them all.  And if your migration to a new 'better' accounting system goes like many similar in the business world I suspect 23 days may be an optimistic estimate.  Oh Glory.

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On 19.6.2018 at 13:34, Mathijs Kok sagte:

July 12th is now our goal.

That's my birthday :o It would be awesome if it's ready for release until the 12th, so i can buy it as my birthday present B) :wub:

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10 minutes ago, jonFezza said:

You can delay it till the 22nd of July if you want, would be a nice birthday present :D

 

How about they DON’T delay it, we will all buy it on the 12th and you can wait and buy it on the 22..?

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1 hour ago, Jude said:

Aerosoft are migrating to SAP. Not an easy task in itself.

To Mathijs, I hope you are not the project-manager for this task, best of luck with the migration. 

 

Hell no.... I got enough on my plate. A318/A319 Profesional, CRJ SP1, An-2 major update (very cool), World of Aircraft, two professional projects and I still am also the idiot who runs the support department (also 5 people).

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10 minutes ago, walterg74 said:

 

How about they DON’T delay it, we will all buy it on the 12th and you can wait and buy it on the 22..?

 

On release we'll list ALL the known issues (and update it with what is found after release) so people can decide to step in whenever they want. 

 

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vor 3 Minuten, Haleef I sagte:

Hi. Just to make myself sure, the Airbus package will also be released for FSX isn't it, along with the P3D version?

The first release on the 12th of July will only be for P3Dv4. A 32-bit Version could be released later.

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Just now, StarGames said:

The first release on the 12th of July will only be for P3Dv4. A 32-bit Version could be released later.

Thank you for this! Just needed to make sure. :)

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9 minutes ago, Haleef I said:

Hi. Just to make myself sure, the Airbus package will also be released for FSX isn't it, along with the P3D version?

 

The first post in this article, which is linked on top of every page gives the exact information to this question.

 

On 2/21/2018 at 5:18 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

[...]

 

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.

 

[...]

  • 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.

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12 minutes ago, Haleef I said:

Hi. Just to make myself sure, the Airbus package will also be released for FSX isn't it, along with the P3D version?

 

We have not yet decided. It's a lot of work to scale down the project with less graphics, all converted back to 32 bit etc. Keep in mind this is one of the very few aircraft that were designed for 64 bits and not converted 32 bits aircraft like virtually all others.

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48 minutes ago, Mathijs Kok said:

 

We have not yet decided. It's a lot of work to scale down the project with less graphics, all converted back to 32 bit etc. Keep in mind this is one of the very few aircraft that were designed for 64 bits and not converted 32 bits aircraft like virtually all others.

 

Then don't...

(Oh boy, I'm gonna catch hell for that one!)

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Just now, Teufelsrochen811 said:

ok, so is there a new release date? Wasn't it the 26. June for the A318/319? If the 26. is right i missed something:wacko:

 

Please read the few posts on this page, or the first post of this topic, which is linked on top of every page. Thank you.

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7 minutes ago, Tom A320 said:

 

Please read the few posts on this page, or the first post of this topic, which is linked on top of every page. Thank you.

 

Could you please stop answering every question on this topic with "Read a few pages back" or "This question was already answered on this topic" 

It's anoying

 

How about you answer the guy's question instead of indicating where the answer is?

This way you would be much more helpfull

 

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13 minutes ago, Mazurek said:

 

Could you please stop answering every question on this topic with "Read a few pages back" or "This question was already answered on this topic" 

It's anoying

 

How about you answer the guy's question instead of indicating where the answer is?

This way you would be much more helpfull

 

 

I think Tom is doing a great job. If I were in his place I would just delete those messages. It is more annoying to have 75% of my alerts be from new messages by people that are too lazy or too stupid to read as they should instead of real updates,  and it is also annoying that this thread has over 90 pages and most of it is people asking the same things over and over again. 

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24 minutes ago, Mazurek said:

 

Could you please stop answering every question on this topic with "Read a few pages back" or "This question was already answered on this topic" 

It's anoying

 

How about you answer the guy's question instead of indicating where the answer is?

This way you would be much more helpfull

 

 

I second what Walter said.  Tom, you're doing a great job for us here in the forums - keep it up!

 

For anyone who disagrees... merely take a look at any other developers commercial forums.  Moreover, people who don't read the pinned post at the top of every page and ask questions which are answered in that pinned post.... we don't hate them or want to make them feel uncomfortable, but their questions (which have been answered so many times that it's difficult to put a number on them) simply detract away from the purpose of this thread - and that can lead to the thread itself becoming worthless for those who read this thread to get updates.  That is what we're trying to prevent.  Things like this always get this way when a product is nearing release as we get people logging in who have not been following the product's developmental progress.

 

My vote was to make this thread read only, and have another thread for questions, but it was decided to keep this thread bi-lateral and as such we have to remind people to read the pinned post before posting a question.  That is all Tom is doing, and there is everything right (correct about it).

 

Please, let's now stay on target and not divert into another area.

 

Best wishes.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mazurek said:

 

Could you please stop answering every question on this topic with "Read a few pages back" or "This question was already answered on this topic" 

It's anoying

How about you answer the guy's question instead of indicating where the answer is?

 

About as annoying for all other readers to read the same question and the same answer several times a day. This is a topic followed by thousands of people and we will not have it hijacked by people who are not even willing to read the very first post. If you want a private conversation we advise you to use our ticket system. That way the other thousands of people do not have to read what has been replied to hundreds of times. It's just a matter of respect in our opinion.

 

We have replied dozens of times. This forum would be useless if every third post was a date. 

 

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If I may just add... I agree 110%. There is a pinned topic that contains all the information for the very repetative questions on here all the time that bog up the thread.  However I must say, if I was a new person, the pinned topic title doesnt stand out enough to have relevant information.   Perhaps if it said, 'Most commonly asked questions' in bold, or Current information as of xx.xx. date. Just a suggestion

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