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10 minutes ago, Dino1945 said:

Why have you deleted my message? I don't understand your action!!! ūüėě

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dino1945 said:

I still do not understand your system. Do you really believe that I have time to waste? I am engaged by Christian evangelization and I have only one hobby: the Flight Simulator. In this way you implicitly gave a moral downvote to yourself. And now, give me another downvote!

 

 

My friend, to be frank, you're really just setting yourself up for disappointment - and you won't get anywhere, with that self-righteous attitude. I can see, that you've been here for awhile, and by that, you should know that Aerosoft (or any developer in general) never gives any specific release information (it's actually rare that developers even give release dates) until they're very, very close to release.

 

The reason for that, is pretty straight forward: Software development is a fluent process, and while there's an internal time-schedule and time-frame, these figures are - typically - never made public. Because it's a moving target to develop, design, code, test and release software - especially as complex as the one's Aerosoft is producing - public release information is never a sure date and publicize that too early, would just open up Pandora's Box of problems, customer complaints and a really big headache for Mathijs... (and trust me - no-one want's that!).

 

Patience is a virtue - and that's about all the advice I can give you. Stay on the forums here and enjoy many previews that Aerosoft often release. There's a whole community full of friendly, knowledgeable people, who's is ready to help you out.

 

The thing you need to remember and respect is: Release information is not something, which you ask for - it's something which is given to you.

 

Happy Holidays.

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11 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

 

My friend, to be frank, 

 

You are Anders, I am Frank. ;)

 

Excellent post. We could not have said it better. 

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On 12/29/2018 at 9:26 AM, captainmirza14 said:

Looks like mine got deleted too ūüėāūüėā

Happy Holidays Guys!

 

Trust me, it's not personal.  We've given fair warning that we will remove any posts requesting release information, which is our policy.  The best thing to do is either monitor this forum, or head over to the Aerosoft Store and sign up for our Newsletter which when the time comes will contain release information.

 

Again, it's not personal. 

 

For additional information, please see the link below.

 

 

 

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We are doing the standard A330-300, not the Enhanced. None of the airlines we referenced during our research had the airport map installed in their aircraft.

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7 hours ago, CaneAE said:

will you do other variations of the A330 after you have released the A330-300 and are happy with it?

 

As far as I understand (and you can search the forums for the correct/more precise answers) the current position is basically:

Nothing's been decided. No use crossing that bridge, until (or unless) they come to it.

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10 hours ago, Kristian1484 said:

Any news on the release date yet? or price???

 

The actual date depends a lot on our professional projects (mainly flying schools and universities) but things are looking good. 

 

I don't think we have set the price but it will probably be below 50 euro (plus VAT when applicable). Of course, as we use many parts of the A320 series there will be a discount for users who own any of those. You never pay two times for the same files after all. 

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any chance that you guys will give us a glimpse of preview of the Trent 700 howl?

 

before the release?

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To keep this thread as relevant and current as possible, it's time for some pruning, which we do occasionally to keep the thread concise. Messages more than two weeks old that are simple comments, messages that ask about release date, or messages that are later answered with a quote of the original message will be hidden from all but the moderators. That should reduce the page count considerably for new or occasional posters. If your message is one hidden and you're convinced it doesn't fit the above criteria, just post again. As always, PLEASE NO QUESTIONS ABOUT RELEASE DATE OR PRICE. When they're known, Mathijs will post about it.

 

Edit: See Mathijs' comments below for info on 32 bit versions (FSX/FSX:SE/P3Dv3). It's the latest. Further questions on these versions will also be removed from view.

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9 hours ago, pepi√Īo said:

so.. it gonna come out for fsx? please reply with yes or no

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Sorry, I am unable to answer yes or no. It all depends on how the market is at the moment we can work on it.

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42 minutes ago, Carl Wideman said:

I am sure that you guys (AS 330 Dev team) will have noticed, it is becoming rather apparent that the company is becoming the brunt of quite a lot of ironic humour interns of release dates etc. across social media -

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Unavoidable if you have 40 running projects (and not one or two as almost all competition) and are open to customers.  It would not happen if we would just not say anything or not even announce what we are working on. But this is 2019 and that is not how we want to treat customers. But when I read it I find it all pretty amusing to be honest. There are 4 people working full time on the bus projects and things go as fast as we can hope. 

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Mathijs, totally fair answer and yes the fact that your are actually communicating is better than a zero comment route. It would appear that this particular product is awaited by many. You will know the commerciality of the product but I must confess that I am surprised that the team size is so small ? Does it simply not make sense to ramp up the team size ? Is it really so difficult to make money from this market ? (You can see I know little about the business, despite being responsible for a gaming development cluster) I ask as I am professionally inquisitive and have resources available in the sector.

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Carl, Mathijs didn't mention the number of people not working full time on the A330 but split their work over several projects. Don't mistake the number of 4 to be the total number of people working in the Airbus. And also you seem to have overlooked his first sentence. With 40 projects running simultaneously you can't throw all your resources onto just one project. 4 FTEs are actually a large number in this respect. And as I said, they are by far not alone, its just that the others are not FTEs.

 

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It is a fine balance between the team size and being profitable, more people reduce the production time but, in my experience, not productivity. And the margins are slim indeed. The average sales price of our busses is around 29 euro's (plus VAT when applicable) because of the low costs updates, VA discounts etc that we offer. 

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7 minutes ago, Bhyzog said:

Hi,

 

Sorry if this already been asked on the forum or has been already said but is the a330 in beta testing or not?

 

anyways thanks

 

Yes, but that means very little as the complete bus series has been in a continuous state of testing since 2012. 

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Indeed it was, but let me explain one more time. Converting this product back to 32-bit status means removing many features and simplifying others to avoid it putting too much load on the small amount of memory and minimal use of the GPU. Basically, it is the difference between our 32-bit buses and the newer 64-bit ones. So it would feel outdated on release and with at least three months of development ( I scheduled 2000 hours) for the whole team it would cost serious amounts of money. 

 

IF we feel that at the moment we can start selling it the market is large enough to bring enough sales to pay for that we'll make a 32-bit version, if we feel we might break even we'll make a 32-bit version. If we feel we will lose serious money we will not. Keep in mind that while doing this work no other work that is without a doubt more profitable can be done. It's a complex calculation. But it will be done when the time is there. 

 

At the same time, we can simply see how downloads for 32 and 64-bit files compare, how many people get updates for what version. Combined with standard market research this will give us a good picture of the potential market.

Always keep in mind that the amount of FSX pilots compared to P3D pilots is not important for us. It is the number of people who are willing to buy add-ons.  If you look back at the time when FSX took over from FS2004 we saw that the moment FSX was available FS2004 users stopped investing in their hobby. It's the same with FSX and P3D, even when the P3D market share was just 25%, more 75% of our sales were for P3D.

 

I hope this explains it. Now if you promise to buy 5000 copies I promise there will be a 32-bit version. Now I only promise we will consider it.

 

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10 minutes ago, ols500 said:

Is the FMC the same in the A330 as the A320 etc?

 

No FMC in Airbuses, but the MCDU and FMGS are either the same or very similar.  You won't have any issues if you're already proficient with the MCDU/FMGS in the Bus.

 

If interested, please see the following post:

 

 

 

Best wishes!

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Thomas Hao said:

Do you guys have any news about A330?

 

We still have people on a well deserved vacation, so the entire team won't be back until January 14th and of course we need to give them time to get back up to speed on things.  With that, I wouldn't look for a substantial informational update until sometime after mid-January.  But one never knows when Mathijs will jump in and share some info!

 

I hope this helps!

 

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2 hours ago, Lennart1948 said:

Uhh what happened ?

some 25 pages were deleted?

Last Wednesday I posted about a clean-up. All the old "Is it ready yet?", "How about FSX?" and "Can't wait" and repeated sort of posts were hidden not deleted. That way, moderators can unhide them if need be, and the clutter is greatly reduced leaving useful content.

 

Since there are 35 pages in the unhidden view moderators have, you can see that 25/35 pages or over 70% of the posts were not really useful or on-topic.

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11 hours ago, Lennart1948 said:

Oh didn't read about that part. 

But what is to be said against a cleanup¬†ūüėÜ

Fair question. Keeping things on point is one of the things moderators are asked to do. I was still typing when you asked, but as you see, over 70% of the content didn't add value or raise questions that can be answered at present.

 

Also, there were several earlier moderator warnings about deleting off-topic posts or extended comments after an issue was closed. Clean-up is nothing new.

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That is an ‚Äúofficial‚Ä̬†video that was posted by a betatester. It was made many moons ago when P3D V3 32bit was cutting edge.

 

It does not represent the AS A330 in it’s current state but please do not expect any new videos soon. If we have anything to show we would ofcourse do it in an heartbeat. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Budlake said:

I cannot help but think, from various comments in this post, that the A330 will NOT be released for FSX contrary to impressions given in very early posts that there will be an FSX version.

It has been said in earlier comments that one should not assiduously visit this forum if one gets frustrated by the lack of information but the reality is that if one does as suggested then one is likely to be even more frustrated on one's return when learning that earlier understandings are not likely to materialise.

If we are not allowed to repeat questions posed by others on this forum how will it be possible for Aerosoft to measure the market for an FSX version?

Mathijs's statement regarding FSX therefore makes me doubt that we will see an Aerosoft A330 for FSX, indeed I would probably extend that to include all future Aerosoft products.:wacko:

 

Please see Mathijs' post here, which is already quite clear. There's no decision yet made, whether or not an FSX version will see the light of day...

 

On a purely personal note, I applaud and salute the idea, that more and more developers are leaving the legacy 32-bit platforms behind and are concentrating their efforts on the future platforms. It can only mean more advanced functions, enhanced features and more complex and realistic aircrafts. 

I can understand, that some people - for personal and/or financial reasons - continue to use the older and outdated platforms, but to be a little frank (and brutal), those people should also understand that making such decision, also automatically implies leaving something out; and that is new and updated addons. It's not really fair to expect, that older and outdated platforms should be target development indefinitely.

 

I know this probably isn't the most popular statement (and I'm getting ready for some 'flak'), but that's just how I see it...

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