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The PMDG 747 is not coming out....?

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Scott,no release schedule has yet been set.

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We're working on it and the summer should heat up soon. Don't forget, June 21st was only yesterday.Quite the controversial subject line there...

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it's still no summer yet, was my sentence and I mean with that: It was planned to be released in the summer anyway, but now it is summer. It's past 21th jun.

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Don't expect it anytime soon. I would imagine actual release would be Fall. Just a dumb guess :)

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expecting it in fall has a major advantage... if it comes out in summer you'll have a nice surprise :DLuca

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Guys, I guess you all know that summer start on the 21st of June and ends on the 20th of September...Give PMDG a break, don't be greedy and get into your cockpits of the 737 or Beech and enjoy what you have!! The less we bother PMDG with questions like when, when, when, the sooner we will be in the cockpit of the 747 !

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Now you know why a lot of folks don't put out any sort of release date. Sometimes I think developers shoot themselves in the foot by making it sound like the bird is about ready to roll out the hangar rather than just a bunch of concepts on paper and no hard code.If you want to get a good laugh about release dates, grab a gaming mag such as Computer Gaming World, and keep tabs on the release dates. Remember the term vaporware? Bob K.

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">>>Wed Jun-23-04 05:34 AMby AndyBrockbank :)

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Future Airline Pilot I heard in a reply to the PMDG747 subject that somebody said somewhere along the lines of "still no summer" about the release of the pmdg 747. Does this mean that the PMDG 747 is no longer estimated to be announced over the summer of 2004? Someone please let me know. Thanks. Kinda regards, Scott

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Some game developers have an interesting way of handling the problem of announcing proposed release dates. One in particular is a game called "Tribes: Vengeance". The developer, Irrational Games, releases periodic screen shots to the gaming community press. At the bottom left of each shot is a line of text something like the following:Tribes: Vengeance (36% complete)There is wild speculation on exactly how that percent value is calculated (based on objectives met, lines of code, time, etc.) but it does give a relative indication of progress. Those that are anticipating the release are free to make their own projections as to when they hope to see the final game. The benefit is that it keeps the gamers informed without committing to a date. Obviously, some people still ask when it will be out, or when the beta will start, etc., but not nearly as many as would ask if there was no information conveyed. The main benefit is that the problem of having to push back release dates is eliminated, while still keeping the gaming public excited about the project.(There is no point to my reply here, just interesting in the context.)

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Actually,No I didn't. In the UK we are half way through summer and its the first time I've noticed that the seasons in US are not in line with ours. I agree that we should just let them get on with it, but to make any of this more relevant for others, surely 1st quarter, 2nd quarter etc. would be more useful.Just dipping an oar in.Simon Rigby

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:DDon't use the british seasons... they don't count... if you live in the london area you don't even have a summer. :) (11 months winter and 1 month it's not summer). Anyway summer begins on june 21st in the northern hemisphere, and that happens regardless of the sunny weather... ;)Luca

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Okay .. lets kick this off.Firstly, UK has no seasons. The only one season is usually gloomy clouds and rain expected.It is summer here people 50C and counting .. I'm burnin' up and i need to cool down .. hence i need the 4 fans to do that .. :D

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>>Firstly, UK has no seasons. The only one season is usually>gloomy clouds and rain expected.Just check out with the guys from Wimbledon, they'll tell you all about rain ;)

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Then there is, Scotland!Matthew Murray,[bR]AVSIM Online,Library Manager,mmurray@avsim.com

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Hey,Well I am more then happy to wait until fall as August is going to be a little crazy for me (and the bump).I think designing an aircraft should be like flying one!? It takes as long as it takes. Give me pics of it every so often and I am a happy lass!

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A note about release dates: First, I think PMDG has a huge advantage not having to go through a distributor so there is less pressure to make a buggy product make it to gold distribution before it's ready. Let's not bug the development team and the beta team hard at work on making the next product!It arrives when it arrives.One thing I absolutely despise about software releases, especially in the gaming (however serious) industry, is that the longer people wait, the more the need to come up with creative rumors is felt about features, possibilities, etc... The product finally arrives with hype, and can fall far short of expectations, not because it's not a good product, but because the gaming public has built this stuff up too much.So, the plane will be ready when it's ready, and I'm sure that it will follow the previous quality work shown to date (still the best dang CRT displays I've seen in FS ever), and so as not to start rumors, the 747-400 actually has flight attendants that give you the three peanut bags (you can set the number of peanuts between 1, 2 and 3 in the config menu and select roasted or unsalted, pretzels will come in a patch), all the while you can see the wings flex with turbulence, oh, and of course the product increases your normal FPS by at least 30%.;)Loving to cause trouble,

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Hey,We do have summer in Scotland. It was today .. oh and a couple of days last week :).Simon Rigby

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Guys,summer... what is summer? Here - in the Heart of Europe (ELLX) we are happy to see some days without clouds, wind, rain etc... On the otherhand last years summer was something quite a few people don`t like to remember - hot, sticky, humid - weeks of +40C (+100F`s)...So, let`s all hope the developing team will bring sunshine SOON to all of us... The sun will even shine brighter and warmer if it is in the form of a "Freighter" :-) and has different engines types ;-)Cheers,Norbert - CLX001www.virtualcargolux.orgtakeoff.jpg

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>">>>Wed Jun-23-04 05:34 AMby AndyBrockbank <<<">>Hmmm........practicing self censorship Andy? :)>Yep - saved the moderators from ditching the response and handing a right ole bollocking for what I said - which they did anyway (ditched it that is)Andy b

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>First, I think PMDG has a huge advantage not having to go>through a distributor so there is less pressure to make a>buggy product make it to gold distribution before it's ready. >For some reason the release of Fly!II pops into my mind...

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Simon,Im in the UK and in the Northern Hemisphere Summer commences at the summer soltice, not before, not after. Thats why it's called the summer soltice.In school they tell you, "Summer is June July August", It's not. It's 21/22 June to 20/21 Sept. Ends on the Autumn equinoz (night the same as day).When the day is longer than the night you have spring. When the day is at it's longest you have summer, autumn begins when they are equal again and winter when you have the shortest day.

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What if it doesnt come out i mean its already the 28th of july and no 747 i want it to come out so bad people give us feed back people of pmdg give us feed back reply to this as soon as possible :-(

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Mr ____? You need to sign your name on your psots in this forum, thank you. PMDG have been very clear already. The 744 is in the production phase. Work is now geared towards this product and as soon as the beta phase happens PMDG should let folks know here on the forum. Best Wishes,[h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4][h3]P M D G's 747-400[/h3][h4]coming to a runway near you[/h4][/font color]Caution! Not a real pilot, but do play one on TV ;-)AMD 64 3200+ | ASUS KV8 DELUXE | GFORCE 5700 ULTRA @535/1000 | Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA 80 GIG | 512 DDR 400 | Windows Xp Pro | Windows Xp Pro 64 |

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As I remember some years ago most addons were with set release dates. But then some big company stopped announcing the release dates and then everybody followed them. I can't remember how it exactly started, but I can recall that for example even Captain Sim C-130 had a wide release date marked a year ago when it said Summer 2003 :D But now its October 2004 or something like that. Ofcourse its easier to just work behind the scenes and tell nothing to the customers, to be honest, its hard to tell anything as you dont have an exact development plan made for every day and there may be plenty of things that need to be added that oyu didn't know about before. For example, if Boeing gives an order to PMDG to make the 777, they probably want to set up a due date. Then PMDG can make a plan and start building faster or slower to be ready on the due day. But as they are making the products on their own, without nobody's request, they have no limits. And let's just hope that the product will be out this fall maybe :) At least there is one thing that is different from waiting for other developers products - PMDG has proved itself with 737 and we all know that they are only making good products. We KNOW that the 747 will be awesome and there's no doubt at all. That's most important.

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