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  1. Turbulent Design just made a great move (yeah no gruges !) by making 2O3 Angwin-Parret, a perfect place for your GA flights, very detailed, great ambiance and sounds as you taxi around... Free as now ! Even better : all the profits made on this scenery has been given to a charity ! https://www.turbulentdesigns.co.uk/forum/topic/833-2o3-angwin-parrett-field-now-free/ For good measures, I ordered it again ๐Ÿ˜› SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.turbulentdesigns.co.uk/product/angwin-parrett/
  2. Ok, I'm going public on this one cause so far the informations I have are BAD ! iBlueYonder (hello bill !) and Turbulent Design (hi Russel and Greg !) have both moved to a new editor recently, in getting into OrbX licencing. When I read the announce, I was pretty pleased because that would mean for the customer a better support Well, I was very wrong ! I've been a bit long to go to P3D 4.3 update (last time was hard enough :p), so I discovered the mess a bit late maybe, but read this ! The support has become a nightmare ! I bought Nantucket island from PC Aviator, which got support from JustFlight. I got 100$ burger from the iBlueYonder website. Almost at the same time. One I can get support (100$ burger runs) and I cannot get ANY SUPPORT so far for Nantucket island. I got an old archive from PC Aviator wich is not up to date, no option to gfet it from the official iBlueYonder website, and worst : the official answer from the studio is : "if you bought from our website we support you, if not, you're on your own, please buy our products a 2nd time from OrbX !" (I have translated the political tongue language used there) I have the exact same problem with some Turbulent Design products : Angwin-Parret and L35 Big Bear I bought from JusfFlight are not updated on the JF store, the official website explains that "they have licencing changes" and the customer can go die or buy ! More politely of course, but it does say the same. what are your call on these ? I know I could have done the quiet "I know some people bill and Greg, help me" but it seems to me that it would be very wrong to do that, instead of getting a decent and expected support ! In fact, I've been contacted by Bill very kindly (Russel sent me the other way...), but as I said : it is not easy, not streamlined, not normal ! And you will find some more testimonies from other customers from different shops/ sites... Some exctracts : https://iblueyonder.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=317 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  3. My point when I saw how easy it went with MinuteMan and Plum island, which was ported to OrbX for me ! Well I totally agree with me being hasty and impatient, and please accept my apologies for that. Still, a good explanation well visible about all those specifics would have helped me understanding both your position and the person I should get in contact to to get support... The absence of response on the forums tend to confused me, and most of the responses I got were mostly "go to OrbX", which I understand why... I really hope for a better structure for the whole flight sim hobby/ profession, and definitively the FTX platform, as well as products like DCTRY will be a blessing both for developers, distributors and consumers ! We need more stuff like that in the addon jungle !
  4. Will it update automatically without writing to the devs ? (yeah sorry ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž)
  5. Well, first I am happy to read your direct answers to that, as you could imagine So in the right order : thank you for your time and consideration ! Then I have to explain what happened to me in details so you could understand my state of mind and my rightful anger (not at you directly guys, but really at the support I have been experimenting, exactly as said above ! 1st : full reinstall of P3D up to date cause my last installation had problems. 2 I needed to get most, if not all of my addons reloaded, and you KNOW that can be a pita cause we have stuff all over the place 3 I go to my different accounts and cool everything is working so far. That's the moment you still realize you have hours of reinstall, if not days ๐Ÿ˜œ 4 when arriving to your addons guys, well all started badly : PC Aviator and JustFlight provided me with old versions of your addons from a fresh download. And it so seemed that I HAD to get the last update from the official source which is iBlueYonder and Turbulent Design's site. The misanderstanding is even worse when you try to update from your applications (ex: TD terminal) that will send you to your site telling you that you are not registered/ you have no valid licence there... YOUR apps does not allow updates with paid products and that leaves an even badder feeling... 5 Arriving to your sites, 1st I was unable to get any update. Worst, the information you have on your sites are letting people think that you are pushing us to get an OrbX licence by repaying the addons. It is definitively not clear that you would get support for the old not from YOUR site versions of your products. And I insist : your sites does not provide support, which I could understand if it was clear enough that you supported retailers and provided them wil everything the end user need. 6 then you have the community, most of which think that you "must" register your old products on OrbX (which I have not asked for !!!) in order to get support, another misleading part. I am really just a consumer, but I am still aware of some of my rights, and well, take my place for 10mns : getting support took me like 7 or more messages with 4 different parts, half a day, when all the other normal or "orbx users" will just have to launch a terminal or FTX central and get their updates no asking no pita no messaging and NO ANGER ๐Ÿ˜› I believe in rightful anger And intelligent people ! So now you have my point of view in a full state about all that mess wich is your responsibility I believe. But I am an understanding (and pretty active to argue I concurr ) person I hope too ! So time to settle ? ---- Some precisions on this : I have had some responses from JF, so far they provided me with a direct DL link to Nantucket island that may be the updated version (the PC Aviator one was wrong as said yesterday). They are checking if the TD files from their site are the good ones too and will get back to me.
  6. Did they find some of the pw on Facebook or Instagram ? ๐Ÿ˜‚ It is a fact that many new techs are indeed less secure, and chosen apon more secure, but less practical solutions. A civilian example is the credit card/ telephone and the RFID chips,. or badly secured WiFi, that are quire easy to read/ hack from a distance without the owner to know something has been stolen from him : informations... All thanks to one big thing : being lazy the bad way ! As a journalist I know information is a great power !
  7. FlyInside simulator is loosely based on the open source Flight Gear it seems. It is pushed towards Vr users (but can be used without). And what they propose is still very early. Quite interesting in the frame part tough, and cold be highly customizable too !
  8. You can now preorder your incoming F-14 for your DCS, 60โ‚ฌ/ $70 for a preorder. SOURCE INFO SHOPPING LINK : https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/tomcat/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://heatblur.se/ https://www.facebook.com/heatblur/
  9. You should say in the description that this one is a $5 purchase only !!!!
  10. SOURCE INFO STORE LINK : https://secure.simmarket.com/simbitworld-a-pilots-life.phtml WEBSITE LINK : http://www.simbitworld.ro/aplDetails.html
  11. Well what else to say : Vertical Simulation is releasing its depiction of KPVD Rhode Island's international airport T.F. Green, Warwick. As you can hope from a payware in XP11, the product has use of PBR materials, objects and vehicles are custom, AFCAD up to date... You can find this airport at around $15 at the X-Plane store or from SimMarket SOURCE INFO NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/VerticalSimulations/
  12. Fresh from Cosford Flight Sim Show 2018, Chris is presenting the new terrain engine, associated with better weather effects And some gameplay : The new terrain engine REMEx is using has drastically increased the testing area (remember that it is pre-alpha WIP footages) from a few tens of kmยฒ to 2500kmยฒ now ! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. It could open up for a whole new market ๐Ÿ˜œ
  14. Well this scenery is getting a lot of attention ! After Sparky giving it a view in The Sky Lounge Twitch this morning, we have also BelGeode having a flying interview of the two devs ! About one of those details : Propstrike Studio created a plugin that will randomly (or based on a dataref source) put some fallen tree/ trunk on the runway, so you WANT to do a fly-over before landing ! Have a look and a hear, very interesting Sparky's video : BelGeode's interview while flying the scenery :
  15. If you know OrbX, you know that what made them so popular and succesful is their absolute love for the details : the rust on a doorknob, the old sign with some missing paint, and I could go on like this a long time. PropStrike Studio, a pair of passionate people, is absolutely following these steps, specializing themselves in small airstrips and lodges, great ambiance and details, and plenty of love too for X-Plane 11. Today they release their 2nd payware scenery ! Animated vehicles, some custom trees, 3D grass and custom vegetation, hi rez textures, rust where there should be, old signs checked, so many details you'll spend time "walking" around... Quatam River airport, British Columbia, CA, is their 2nd payware addon. If you want to have a good idea of their work's qualities, they also offer a freeware addon, Machmell Fisheries airstrip near Bella Colla https://propstrikestudio.com/products/fisheries (video of this one at the end of this post) If you're interrested, you can pick this one up for $28.00 CAD or around $22.00 US JonFly made a video of his flight there if you want a complete overview I also wanted to post a short one but no trailer yet, so an older vid from their freeware scenery SOURCE INFO STUDIO STORE LINK : https://propstrikestudio.com/products/quatam-river-airport
  16. I guess most of you saw that Carenado is releasing a Diamond DA62 with their G1000 simulation inside. And I don't want to throw the 1st rock at Carenado, BUT it has been said by certain people that their work can be a bit sloppy, their interactions are sometimes a lot of strass and shiny, but not always a nice feeling that you're there to stay if you see what I mean... Well, this time again (it seems to happen more often !), they will have to face some potentially very good competition : Sean Molloney (RealAir v4 updates and a lot more) and Vertx Flight Simulation are getting their interpretation of the DA62 to P3D's market ! More in the articles of course, but here are some pics : SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?18696-Vertx-Diamond-DA62-Coming-Soon-To-Prepar3D-v4 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/previews/vertx-flight-simulation-announces-diamond-da62-for-p3d-v4/
  17. In this very interesting interview pointed to me by a friend, with Matt Wagner, the executive producer of Eagle Dynamics, the author and him are getting some blink of the future of DCS. And very early in the interview, Matt Wagner says that : Well we already know that a potential DCS module will be a heavy lifter, so my thoughts are that with the whole world potentially in DCS, GA already there, jets etc already there, and the arrival of heavies, we have a potential new "whole" flight sim along with P3D, XP11 and AFS2 ! Man, isn't our sim future great ! Still, it is not for an immediate future whatsoever, DCS has still some way to go on aspects like the weather engine and some systems before getting there. So what are YOUR thoughts on this very interesting interview ? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/5797/A-interview-with-DCSs-Matt-Wagner-/
  18. I think the MAC aspect of the sim could really be enhanced by the civilian side, don't you ? But I am sure the mission part of DCS won't interfere with the possible "whole world", There is already that kind of cohabitation, as you canchoose to free flight or do missions already. I'd love, however, that there would be a kind of open campaign integrated in the rest of the world, where I could fly civilian in a war zone, like delivering help to populations... Well many possibilities there !
  19. Hurray, some news about one of my favorite subjects these times ๐Ÿ˜› Video is not a very good quality. Fimed very recently, so we see a recent build of the incoming Early Access that should start in a pair of month. Chris and all the team (which is growing I heard !) keep up the good work ! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  20. Yay, touching buttons with no consequences
  21. Oh my... You're doing GREAT at fishing Edson ๐Ÿ˜œ
  22. So you have quarters in XP11 already Edson ๐Ÿ˜Ž How classy will be your firt flights on the new far side ! This attention to details btw ! Keep up your good work Monoblau ๐Ÿ‘
  23. The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a light two-seater, french piston engine helicopter. VSKYLABS made a very detailed recreation of the aircraft, with extensive use of all XP11 technologies for rendering (PBR, reflexions etc) as it has been fully created for XP11. Flight model also takes advantages of a fully XP11 development (expect no VRS simulation -Vortex Ring State - though, XP11 doesn't provide that effect fully fonctionnal yet...). The model is fully Vr compatible without any addon, with AviTab compatibility. Some pics : And a video I found on YT (beware loud music) : You can pick this one for 29$ SOURCE INFO WEB SITE LINK : https://www.vskylabs.com/2018/06/the-vskylabs-guimbal-cabri-g2-project.html
  24. Wow, that FMOD sound is CRAZYYYYY !
  25. Title says all ! This is a video of the 1st wave of production line v1 (200 sent to pre-orders). Getting closer... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER LINK : https://flyhoneycomb.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/