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6 hours ago, commandantyuuki said:

doors, payload and pax

IIRC, they said that the 3rd MCDU on the A330 will be used for the menu items (i.e. the doors, pax, etc.).

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On 9/20/2019 at 4:20 PM, Mace_RB said:

Are you sure about that?  One of the target platforms for Microsoft Flight Simulator is the XBox, and it is not exactly a powerhouse of hardware.

Yep. “XBox” is a brand as well as a platform (hardware console). Go to the XBox website (here) and you’ll see a clear division between “console” and “PC.” When MS uses the term XBox in the trailer and websites for Flight Simulator, they’re referring to the brand, not necessarily the console. Compare the titles made for Xbox One and the ones for PC and you'll see the more graphics demanding ones are for PC. As Mathijs notes, it will take very serious hardware to get the “anywhere” free flight fluid experience you see in the trailer and sample vids you find on the website. I don’t see a console providing that right now. It can for a constrained space in a game, especially a scripted one, but not a flight sim. Also, while there is current mention of MSFS being for the Xbox some time in the future, the current efforts are all on the PC side.

 

Edit: Just remembered this; here's another big clue - At the bottom of the MS Flight Simulator site, the banner states (image not used because of copyright):

          Microsoft Flight Simulator

     Windows 10 XBOX GAME STUDIOS

 

So, Windows 10 PC and not the console at launch. Another clue, if you apply to be a Tech Alpha tester, the qualifying questions apart from your aviation background are all about PC sims used, PC sim peripherals used, time spent on PC sims, download speed of your ISP, and a copy of your dxdiag file. Currently, they say it will be done for the console later, but that's well downstream.

    

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23 hours ago, europe.au said:

IIRC, they said that the 3rd MCDU on the A330 will be used for the menu items (i.e. the doors, pax, etc.).

 

Yes for now that will stay as it is.

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vor 10 Stunden , Mathijs Kok sagte:

 

Yes for now that will stay as it is.

 

Maybe the EFB could used as options panel. Like the Zibo Mod. The third MCDU can be used then for sth else. That would be better for CFD. Or let‘s say more realistic.

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Sorry, no plans to change that. Keep in mind that we want the EFB to be also usable on your tablet and it is damned hard to get full access (read and write) to al;l Lvars that way.

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13 hours ago, Thomas Hao said:

Thank you Mr.Mathijs, I am very glad about the news. So can you show us a video about the new light in the VC and the EFB functions?

 

I think next week most of these things will be functional. Right now they are all in separate bits.

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Will the external model textures be done in 4K like the cockpit?

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You understand 512kb textures can be more detailed than 4k right? It all depends on what area is covered by the texture. The dimensions of the textures say nothing on it's own. 

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Keep in mind the VC you see is NOT complete, but here is an overview of the GSX2 implementation in the A330. Video (and a lot of the coding) by Rolf.

 

 

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14 hours ago, BudSpencer said:

It's also very nice to have "official" flows that exactly fit to the cockpit. Also good that there is an option to do it alone, because as long as I'm living in a house with a family and have a lot of work for the job to do at home, I will always fly alone with the option to press "Pause" - even if it's unrealistic.

 

We realize that most pilots will fly on their own but because of realism we like to make sure you are doing the job of two persons. When you doi we advise you to run the flows alternatively, like this:

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So line by line.  

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Mathijs I appreciate you may not be able to answer this question but have you guys been working with OldProp on any type of immersion package?

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vor 18 Minuten, Miguel_V sagte:

Mathijs, I hope you have noticed the BUG?, which is seen from the beginning of the last video published, if you notice you notice that in the booth on the E/WD, THE FLAPS ARE AT THE MAXIMUM OF EXTENDED, and in the next view from the outside THEY ARE COMPLETELY RETRACTED. All this when you're coming to the GATE, It also notices that the FLAPS lever is at 0, nobody's noticed in that?

 

Miguel,

Sorry it is not a bug but the whole thing is WIP and the video is consisting of several "takes" so maybe I mixed up something! But the main purpose of this video is to show you how the GSX-Integration works and not to look into details of the plane itself.

Regards,

Rolf

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Don't you think that everyone in the development team is well aware of all the things still not finished and polished? Please understand, that all the information given and shown here are all "work in progress". 

 

Let me try to make this more graphic: assume you are building a house and you are half way through the process. You want to share a tiny part of the project with others and on the picture of it one clearly sees that all around there is still a half finished house. It wasn't your intention to show a finished house, you just wanted to show the current state of the door frame, which might also still change until the house is finished.

 

All craftsman and you yourself know that all around the door frame everything is still unfinished. Do you think it is necessary that you get told "hey, your house isn't finished yet?" Of course it is not necessary, as you only wanted to point out one tiny detail of you house.

 

It doesn't show any disrespect to the people telling you that your house isn't finished. It just tells them that of course you know that you are still standing in a construction place and are well aware of all the things still needed to be done. These things are no bugs but simply unfinished work. 

 

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2 hours ago, Aaron1 said:

Mathijs I appreciate you may not be able to answer this question but have you guys been working with OldProp on any type of immersion package?

 

No, but they are welcome to do so!

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6 minutes ago, JarredP said:

Is there absolutely no chance of someday you start using the actual Airbus font in the displays? I remember a few years back there was some issue with that (was it licensing?), is there any reason now for still not using it?

 

We'll keep what we have because we have to ensure readability, we feel this is the best balance.

 

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1 hour ago, klisura said:

Did the new P3d 4.5 hotfix solve the issues with your gear animation or with Real Light+PBR?

 

Nope.

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13 minutes ago, 747-400fan said:

BTW, speaking about GSX: Will the bulk be modelled? I know some luggage actually gets in there and unlike on the a320 it's quite a large space

 

It is entirely up to you.  Via GSX you can set any type of loader to go to any cargo door you wish.  We'll provide one GSX profile which you can modify anyway you wish.  With GSX, you can have cargo loaded to three different places on the aircraft.

 

Best wishes.

 

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9 minutes ago, AirbusCG said:

 

Since when does GSX support three cargo loaders? It can only handle two cargo doors, unless you tick the option for a freighter. Only then it can handle three.

Or are you in some secret insider program which none of us knows about yet again Dave? ;)

 

Been common knowledge since at least the fall of 2017.  It's also covered in the GSX documentation, and there are many Youtube videos where you can see it in action. 

 

While I call Aerosoft home (and who wouldn't), I have long been a part of numerous development teams by other developers.  But again, the matter in question has been common knowledge for quite some time.

 

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1 hour ago, Aaron1 said:

Will the VC feature callouts such as "on runway 30 left" and "V1" etc ? (sorry not sure of the technical name for callouts)

 

This is a function of RAAS, which is built in to the Airbus Professional (A318/A319/A320/A321 and the A330).  You have the option of installing RAAS during the installation, and turning it on or off as you please.

 

Best wishes!

 

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Guys there are indeed a lot of routes flown in RL with the A330. But please refrain from posting them all. Thanks. ;)

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6 hours ago, BrianThePilot said:

Out of curiosity, is the EFB the last major thing to do on the project? Seems that now we have the cockpit lighting configuration figured out and landing gear figured out for a release state, what else other than more PBR work is on the to do list? Again thanks so much for the A330 as she’s looking marvelous. Man it would be cool to fly this bird to Munich for Cross The Pond. Hopefully she’ll be in my hangar by then but no rush! Much rather have a complete plane to fly her

 

No, but there are many people on the team and they all work on separate parts, other major parts in progress are the tweaking of climb and descent profiles. Still on schedule for this year.

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7 hours ago, austrian niki said:

Hey! Will the A330 be for FSX as well?

I know this question was asked a lot, but I didn’t find a correct answer.... So please answer with yes or no! Thanks and regards from Austria!

 

With the new MS Flight Simulator around the corner we have decided it's better to look ahead and not 10 years back. This is also done because there is a lot we simply would never be able to what we are doing now on that platform. To give you an example, we would have to lose at least a quarter of a million polygons and half of all textures.

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1 hour ago, marcusjm said:

Maybe it is too early to ask but what are the chances we will get the new SAS livery for this? (they just changed).

Would be nice to have for 320/321 as well :).

 

For those who wonder what they look like. I personally love it.
https://www.facebook.com/SAS/videos/the-new-sas-livery/468541627331135/

 

I can't wait to buy this. It is one of the main long haul planes for SAS.

 

26 minutes ago, BudSpencer said:

 

I would say 99% chance that you get it by a talented repainter in the download section of the forum within few weeks or even days after release - as well as any other nearly popular airline repaint. Just look at how many of them there are for the A320/321 now.

 

BTW, I also prefer the new SAS livery over the old one.

 

 

No doubt about it.... I love the new SAS livery as well, and I forwarded it to Stefan the day it was announced.

 

Our last official statement regarding liveries delivered with the Airbus Professional A330 was there would be 4 liveries delivered with the product:

 

1. VIRGIN ATLANTIC

2. DRAGON AIR

3. CATHAY PACIFIC

4. LUFTHANSA

 

Now it's possible that may change, but please don't bet on it unless you see an official announcement from Mathijs or Stefan.

 

Also, we are well aware of which major airline liveries people are interested in having (because after all, they exist in real life too), so there is no need to ask for them in this thread.  One the product is released, we'll likely have a Livery Request Thread you can use if you can't find a specific livery you're looking for.

 

Bud is also correct, and has the best answer. After the paintkit is released to the community, the extremely talented repainters (whom we are all very grateful for) will go to work and likely produce a large number of different repaints, which usually start with the larger and more popular airlines and eventually work themselves down to the less known ones.

 

Additionally, and due to the low number of present liveries, I've asked Mathijs and Stefan to see if it was possible to release the paintkit before the aircraft is released, so that repaints could get to work and have other liveries ready when the product is released.  That decision has not been made mostly because the graphics aren't completely done yet, so more time is needed before that decision can be made. But if the paintkit can be released, even if it's just to the repainters we know, I'm sure it will be.

 

By the way, my favorite livery Delta (which doesn't use RR engines, but like most I don't care about that), which is also a VERY large user of the A330-300, did not make the list - and Stefan is a friend of mine!  LOL!!!  But as Bud said... one of our beloved repainters will surely tackle that as soon as the painkit/product is released.

 

I hope I answered your question!

 

My very best wishes!

 

 

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vor 10 Stunden , aplong sagte:

Could you please advise what doors will be operational? Cabin and Cargo and bulk cargo doors? Could the bulk cargo doors be added also to the A320 series? Even if GSX cant load things in there, it would be a nice addition to be able to open them.

 

All doors can be opened and closed ........

 

Regards,

Rolf

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