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Mathijs Kok

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10 minutes ago, DriverX said:

A question. Nvidia has brought a new light/shadow technology with their new 2xxx series (Raytracing). Will that be programmed as well or does Lockheed Martin needs to program that and then all planes inside the sim will have that feature. Bye Pascal 

That would require a major overhaul of the entire graphics engine, it is not something developers can add to products without LM adding it to the graphics engine of P3D

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2 hours ago, vin747 said:

With rumors of P3d 4.4 coming around end of the year, I hope this release takes advantage of the new PBR effects the platform promises to bring.. I would like to see what the native PBR effects look like instead of using hacks like tomato shade which looks really good by the way.. 

 

Is this release going to be based on 4.3 sdk or 4.4 sdk? 

 

Depends on what is available by that time. Right now we are developing based on 4.3 as that is the latest one available. If a new version comes along at a later point and it is not like literally one day before release, then we will certainly consider to implement some of the new features if it does not mean a significant extra delay because of them.

 

Be aware though of the issues we had because our A318/A319 were only for 4.3. We had hundrets of support queries because people updated incorrect or did not update at all and obviously did not check the systemrequirements.

By now the dust has settled a bit, but many people might be unhappy if they are forced to update. We will have to keep this in mind for the A330.

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1 hour ago, data63 said:

 

but also keep in mind, that there are many users not having the latest graphics hardware and nobody wants to update any plane or scenery to be compatible with the lastest P3D

 

At some point, sooner or later, users are expected to have updated to the latest version of the simulator available. We will always make sure newly released products support the latest version of the sim available. There will be no extra work done to make them support older versions than the one available by the time of release.

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The Airbus projects will always be done to the latest sim, we will try as hard as we can to avoid legacy code. As you might have seen with the current version, having them compiled with the very latest compilers makes a huge difference in framerate. We have great confidence in Lockheed.

 

So yes, our modelers are working hard to understand where PBR could be beneficial to prepare for the moment P3D will include it. Believe me, there is a lot of good things to come.

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A quick word on the timing of the A330.

 

Currently we are ironing out a few of the last issues the A318...A321 but we expect that to be closed next week. Then we'll work on the big service pack that is planned. That will include new features like the Connected Flight Deck. At the same time Stefan is on the modeling of the A330.  The code we build for the A318...A321 is designed to be used in the A330. It's only a matter of different configuration files (exactly how Airbus does it btw). So all that is currently done for the A318...A321 is absolutely vital for the A330 as well. 

 

We are not sure if modeling or coding will be first to finish, but it does not matter a lot to me. For us the Airbus projects were always projects for the long run.  It's not only P3D add-ons that we make, parts of the bus projects are used professional and Stefans modeling will be seen next year in at least 2 TV programs and one major movie. 

 

All in all I simply have no idea when the A330 will be ready. It's not in the next few months for sure. You can start asking when we are at Service Pack 1 level for the current busses!

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3 hours ago, Haleef I said:

Mr.Mathijs, please consider making the bus also available for P3DV4.3 as well if considering to make it compatible for 4.4. Just my opinion. :) 

 

That depends totally on the new features. If it's easy we might do but if Lockheed adds a lot of things that we find cool and that are not backwards compatible we might not. 

 

See P3d V4.3 is so much better than 4.2.....

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7 hours ago, marvic said:

I bet Aerosoft would be glad to do a NEO. Do you have complete access to a real A330 NEO and technical data?

 

Indeed, if somebody promises a good NEO airbus (any model) he is either overestimating his skill or has access to data that Airbus absolutely does not want to share. Using that would endanger any possible Airbus add-on for sims because Airbus would come down on us like a ton of bricks. But they got it pretty well covered. A lot of the info is locked to devices, so you would need to steal an iPad to get the info.

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If Mathijs would have wanted to share that information he would have done that already ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Trevor11350 said:

Anyone mind enlightening me on which tv shows and movies that the AS busses will be shown on?

 

I'm sorry, we are bound by NDA here and can not answer.

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Time for a small friday update. Exterior texturing works on the cargo bays have been finished now. Next week integration of the aircraft into the sim is one main task and also introducing new technologies available...

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6 minutes ago, mseder said:

So if I translate your answer in regards to the 330 version, a decision for having it released on FSX (32 bit) will be taken after the release of the P3Dv4 (64-bit)?

 

Yes.

 

6 minutes ago, mseder said:

But I can also see switching to P3Dv4 seem inevitable in the long run

 

That is 100% true.

 

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21 hours ago, LukeThommo14 said:

Does anyone know the estimate price of the A330?

 

It will be similar to the current busses. We are not big fans of very high prices products. We rather sell more with lower margin.

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Out of curiosity, what will the paint kit for the A330 look like? Will it be like the A320 ones or is it going to be similar to something like PMDG's or QualityWings?

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If you like the paintkit different let us know. With over 1300 repaints on our own server we think it sort of works but we can always do better.

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8 hours ago, Mathijs Kok said:

If you like the paintkit different let us know. With over 1300 repaints on our own server we think it sort of works but we can always do better.

The biggest request I've seen people have is a master template. It makes the livery painting easier and a little simpler. With the current A320 family paint kits, it requires constant checking and verification that text or other livery elements match up, which can be time consuming if you don't have it right on the first or second try. A master template will almost eliminate the need for alignment checking (almost because there will always be some elements that need to be checked for alignment).

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1 hour ago, MaxZ said:

Will the A330 have an EFB like TFDI‘s 717? It would be very cool if it has. 

 

We did a survey about an EFB not so long ago and people clearly voted against one.

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Just now, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

We did a survey about an EFB not so long ago and people clearly voted against one.

 

On top of that... all the functions in the B717 EFB are done on MCDU #3.

 

Best wishes!

 

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10 hours ago, Evilpig12 said:

Hello! Did you concider an A340, I mean it's pretty much the same as the A330 but with 4 engines if not then what is your future aircraft plans?

 

We are at this moment looking at what our devs will be working on mid next year, but nothing has been decided yet.

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4 minutes ago, Faisiecot said:

Hang on a sec... If Airbus isn't letting you use the manuals, how do you get the A320 family to be licensed by them?

 

Obtaining a license to use the name is not the same as getting proprietary technical information, N'est-ce Pas?

 

 

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That's a sales license that Dovetails has with Lockheed. Nothing related to our developments and only covering the versions we sell on Steam.

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3 hours ago, masterhawk said:

You know, the 330 will use a lot code of the 320s?

 

 

In fact it is 95% the same. Just as Airbus does we use one base code and config files to make it fit the aircraft.  The current A320 already has a lot of the A330 code in it!

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Could  you implement a function that the Airbus start whit the same windows as i have closed it the last time. I have 3 monitors. The first for the simulator the second for the overhead panel and the third for the option mcdu and the FO mcdu. I had everytime to open the option mcdu, the FO mcdu and a new window with the overhead panel. Every panel i had to undock, put it to the other Monitors and change the size. Thats very annoying with the A318/319/320/321.

 

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