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It probably has to do with some deep psychological processes. Non pilots see wings when they look out of the cabin windows. Now that the sit in a virtual cockpit they maybe need the subconscious confirmation that they are still sitting in an aircraft the way they know it from RL. 

 

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4 minutes ago, olibarke said:

Particularly disappointing the lack of commitment to producing variants of the A330.

 

What is wrong with a statement like this?

 

On 4/18/2016 at 1:11 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

We start with the A333 with RR engines but we might expand, nothing decided yet though, a full coverage of all possible models is not our goal

 

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8 minutes ago, olibarke said:

 

I mean, I don't really understand this argument.

 

 

We are talking sims here. 

 

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also VITAL when taxying around an airport in such a large jet.

 

„Vital“ is in the eye of the beholder. Imagine how I feel in an A346. ;)

 

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Considering systems and functionalities, can we expect the same level of detail as in the 318/319? I suppose the mayor systems needed are simulated. However I would like to know if the aircraft is still able to run on batteries only. In real its only possible to use the aircraft when it is powered by extermnal power or the apu, batteries dont really give you anything to work with.

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The A330 wil be modeled with the same system depth as the A320 family. 

 

I do not follow your battery statement. The battery will do what it does in RL (if you follow SOPs), just as we modeled in the A320 Prof series. 

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8 hours ago, Frank Docter said:

„Vital“ is in the eye of the beholder. Imagine how I feel in an A346

 

"Frankly" speaking, imagine how the A346 feels with you "pre-flighting" her all the time. Running your hands along her fuselage, poking this, tugging on that, even a kick now and again - then spending most of your time looking at her wings hour after hour, especially when you think she can't see you?  ;)

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7 minutes ago, captainmirza14 said:

Will you guys be adding like the old round rectangular displays like how the a330-200’s have it??

 

 They stated a few times that they won't, since their reference aircraft is an up to date one.

Also, between the old and new versions are far more differences than just the shape of the displays.

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18 minutes ago, 747-400fan said:

 

-and also, will we get an actual fms unlike the A320 to control ground parameters?(I think a 2D popup is quite old-fashioned IMO)

 

 

The third MCDU on the pedestal will be used for this. (Among other things, think tier one)

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1 hour ago, imemyself said:

I don't think I've seen this posted before - what weight variant will be modeled?

 

Past quote from Mathijs:

 

"We start with the A333 with RR engines but we might expand, nothing decided yet though, a full coverage of all possible models is not our goal."

 

 

Best wishes.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Evilpig12 said:

Hello! I would like to know if the A330 professional will gonna have more engine types. Which engine types will be available at start and can we expect a cargo version of the A330?

 

Please read through this topic, and you will find all relevant information to answer your question.

 

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On 8/2/2018 at 12:38 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

 

No plans for a 340 and we have not decided on any follow up for the current 330.

What about the A350 with its amazing spaceship cockpit, Is that something you might consider instead of the 340

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Absolutely impossible to get the information we need for a project like that.

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1 minute ago, Ahmed Maalej said:

What do you mean by the term "information" ??????. 

 

Technical information, specifications and stuff...

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And more specifically information that is NOT available without violating rules and regulations.

This concludes this discussions, back the 330.

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4 hours ago, Trevor Graupeter said:

I'm assuming there will be a shared cockpit feature in the A330 aswell. How much people can connect to the flightdeck 2 or 3 ? Regards.

 

Yes. 3 active people and an unlimited number of spectators. 

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4 minutes ago, europe.au said:

The A330 will get the coffee, phone, and papers too right? :P 

 

Yes. 

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No, we really focus with these products on the task of the pilots, not the flight attendants.

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5 hours ago, MatthewS said:

 

Yes exactly... and especially when Mathias says in the original post "You can see what the advantage of doing an aircraft directly for 64 bits is, If we would work with a 32 bit model we would never dream of this level of detail ".

 

Once they commit to supporting 32bit they will "never dream" of what might have been possible if they had committed to 64bit only.

 

The conversation might go like this...

Dev A: Let's add this cool feature X but it's 64bit only... (eg thinking of something like PMDG's 64bit only "Rainmaker")

Dev B: Nice feature BUT we have to support 32bit also.

Dev A: Oh yeah, forget it then.
 

 

 

Guys,

 

This conversation really goes nowhere as it's based purely on the presumption that Aerosoft neither understands the market (what people want, etc.) or how to create excellent addon aircraft.

 

I'm going to give you guys one example, and then let's shelve this entire conversation.

 

Leonardo recently released the Maddog X for FSX, P3DV3 and P3DV4.  Each version has it's own software and different capabilities, and the 64-bit version did not lack for anything because we did a not one, but two 32-bit versions.

 

Aerosoft is a leading developer in the flight sim world, and deals with many professional clients as well.  If we decide to produce a 32-bit version of the A330, then the 64-bit version won't be affected.

 

 

Best wishes.

 

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1 minute ago, KIE said:

Uhm I think a Quantas Livery in the final product is not an impossible thing, but I so no reason for a collection of Quantas Liverys as this would take too much time and "hobby-painters" can add those as an additional download afterward.

 

We will have a Quantas livery in the release.

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Guys, please stop requesting repaints. Once the A330 is out there will be a rapidly growing numer of repaints available from other repainters here in the download section.

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46 minutes ago, Trevor11350 said:

Aerosoft please can you do the sounds as good possible because the Trent engines are the best sounding in the world

 

Trevor,

 

At Aerosoft, we always do things "as good as possible".  No need to ask that question my friend!

 

Best wishes.

 

 

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1 hour ago, flaps16 said:

I'm disappointed! How can I forget those who pay my glass of wine for many years. Every day, when I slam ONE door (32-bit) and open a NEW door (64-bit), those who have paid for my glass of wine wait a long (until JAN 1st 2019)time.

 

There is no new information in Mathijs' post. Ever since Aerosoft pointed out the timeline of the releases of the new buses, it has always been said, that the 32 bit versions (if they will be done) will be done at the very end.

 

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  1. A318/A319 Professional
    D-Day
  2. A320/A321 Professional
    5 weeks later
  3. 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.
  4. A330 Professional
    Unknown period later
  5. 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.
     
  • After this we'll most likely add more A330 models (more engine types etc).
  • Of course, we'll always do hotfixes as soon as they are more or less stable. We promise not to keep them on our systems waiting for a larger update. 
  • 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. Please do not ask about this right now as I am not going to say anything else then that we'll look at it after point 5

 

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4 hours ago, flaps16 said:

I'm disappointed! How can I forget those who pay my glass of wine for many years. Every day, when I slam ONE door (32-bit) and open a NEW door (64-bit), those who have paid for my glass of wine wait a long (until JAN 1st 2019)time.

 

 

 

I understand the disappointment. But there are several factors that are in play.

First of all I think that are current version are still damned good. Nothing in the same price range comes close. 

Secondly, the 32 bit market is not very strong. To convert the current 64 models to 32 bit means several months of work, a few new license here and there and to be honest I doubt we will be able to pay for that work. It will also draw resources from the 64 bit development that is profitable for sure. 

Lastly, a new 32 bit version will NOT be like the version we have now. The VC will have to be simplified (and thus only be a modest update from the current version), the new connected flight deck is not possible in 32 bits, things like true dimmable lighting and rain on windshield are not possible.  FSX is a 12 year old simulator that we have supported for all that time and for many products still do. But there has to come a time to drop it. We might be close to that.

 

The 64 bit version is super easy on FPS because we could make it 64 bits, a new 32 bit version with extended features would be at best as fast as the FSL bus is. Unacceptable in our eyes (as we also create and sell scenery, we like to make add-ons work together). I hope you understand why it is a difficult decision and why we take our time for that. We first complete the current projects. 

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3 hours ago, MatthewS said:

 

So why not just commit to NOT ever releasing a 32bit and put the FSXers out of their misery?

Forget about FSX, let it die, it had it's time in the sun.

Presumably Aerosoft has got better things to spend its resources (ie developers time) on than FSX ports.

 

Just we were one of the last companies to actively support FS2004 we will be the same for FSX.  We have tens of thousands of loyal customers who are on that platform and when it makes sense and we don't loose serious money on, it we'll support them.

 

Now we just had a meeting to make some decisions and we have decided that we'll NOT do new 32 bit busses but that an 32 bit A330 will most likely be done (mainly because there is not good A330 for 32 bit). But the final decision will be taken early next year and development will NOT start before all 64 bit projects are completed. The reason we are not announcing a definite decision is because we need to look at the market share of 32 bit at that moment. 

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