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News, Announcements and Releases! 19JAN06

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Captains-This has been an extremely busy week for all of us, with a number of major hurdles being cleared on a number of projects....We'll have more detailed information at some point later- but I wanted to point your attention to a few pieces of information since they have been frequent topics of conversation in the forum.....1) Aerosoft Australia 747MCP hardware Interface: We have finally finished testing/development of the interface software required so that owners of this fine piece of hardware can use it effectively with the PMDG 747-400. This project took approximately 5 months longer than we wanted- but given that most of the work required interface between PMDG and Aerosoft Australia- we are quite with how well this has turned out! If you own the Aerosoft Australia 747MCP- you can download the updated PMDG interface from the MISCELLANEOUS section of our downloads area on the website!2) The PMDG MD11 has gone into alpha/development testing. This is a big step in the right direction as it means that the majority of our development assets will be dedicated to this project in the coming months. We are not going to be sharing many images or screenshots in the near future- but you may begin to hear a bit more about the project form our team of technical advisors and from the PMDG team....3) The PMDG 747-400F has gone into BETA testing- and we expect to be prepping the airplane for release very shortly. The 400F includes a few things that we honestly weren't certain were goin to happen with the 747-400, but in the end some critical pieces have fallen into place and we are thrilled to see the finish line just on the horizon!I'll be back to give you some more information on the 400F later!I'm pressed for time at the moment- but I thought you'd all want to share in these important steps forward!

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Awesome news! :)Thanks Robert and the rest of the PMDG team.

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Great news...I am so excited about the 400F :-)Thank you to the whole team!!!!!!

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Thanks Robert. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of both of these products. HooRah!!!------------------------------------------------------------------Joe F."It's not the fall that kills ya. It's the sudden stop at the end"http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/ng_driver.jpghttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpghttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/pmdg_744F.jpg

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Tom-They are "basically finished" and completed testing. A few more minor tweaks and tests then they should roll out.I'm goin to refrain from offering a "oh- certainly by" date- because we both know that if i do- I'll be wrong....then i'll be flogged. :-)Not long, tho....

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On second reading I saw that the Aerosoft-drivers are being provided free of charge in the download section. I presume that will be the case with the Engravity-drivers aswell?

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Yuppieeeeeeeeeeeee :-)Thanks Robert..... really i will be happy to use my CDU with 737!!!!!Finally.... thanks PMDG.....hoping to have drivers soon ;-)Stefano

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Hi Robert,Thanks to you and the complete team for bringing us the Aerosoft drivers. Great to see there is coming progress in the interface world ;)The PMDG 747-400 super addon and good hardware is creating a super sim ;) ;)B. rgdsMichel

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Tom-ABSOLUTELY NOT!There was significant development time dedicated to the building of the interface DLL code. The interface will be for sale, with individual licenses for each product family (737NG and 747-400/F).Best regards,

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Okay Lefteris, thanks for the reply.I was under the assumption that both situations were equal, since the Aerosoft took a long time to develop, and they are provided for free.Hopefully a combo-pack will be provided :)Thanks for providing these interfaces, they will add another dimension to the experience!

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Michael,I am finding a problem with this install.....I have placed the two new required files into the AerosoftMCP folder as instructed.But when trying to open the program I get the following message...=================================================The application failed to start because the file LVDLSDK.DLL not found=================================================Is there a workaround for this problem?Hope so!!Mel Ott

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This is all great news, but it sure is dangling a carrot in front of people who don't own an Aerosoft unit. If anyone is selling or knows where I can get one ,please let me know. The ability to use it with the 'Queen' is mouthwatering!CheersJason.

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To all,I found the missing file off of the GoFlight web site.Problem solved!Mel

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Just wondering if PMDG is working on the CPFLIGHT MCP and the GoFlight MCP PRO to work with the 737's and the 747's??Also if they are, can you give a projected estimate?

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Ditto. Thanks to Andrew in Australia and to PMDG for sticking to this and bringing this capability to use our fabulous MCP hardware with the equally fabulous PMDG software. Now I am going to order my CDU!Rob

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The mcp747.exe program is also designed to work with the Level D 767 and it is looking for the .dll file specific for that airplane as well when you load it. Should find that on the Level D website downloads page (or I can send it to you).Rob

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I am getting some strange behavior with this version of mcp747.exe. When I select either the PMDG 737 or the PMDG 747 I am getting an error message "Invalid license. Check that you haven't renamed the application or it's installation name."I haven't changed any installation names or locations and I do not get this error when selecting PMDG (which is the 737) with the previous version of the driver (v 2.4c) which was released for the LDS 767 and the PMDG 737.Never mind - I figured out what was wrong -- the driver is not remembering the path to my MCP folder. I have to re-enter it each time I load the driver. Then everything works fine. MCP, EFIS and EICAS all work beautifully -- WONDERFUL!!

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Well, take back the "never mind." The error messages are back and I can't get rid of them. Furthermore, I am now getting the error when I select PMDG in the previous version (2.4c) and when I click on either the PMDG 737 or 747 in the new release (but not if I choose FS2004, Project Magenta, PIC767, or LVL-D 767). The message is "Invalid license, Check that you haven't renamed the application from its installation name" which I have not. What are the PMDG selections looking for?My PMDG installation was a standard install using default locations for the files and the planes themselves run normally.Also the mcp747.exe still does not remember it's installation path and I have to reset it each time it loads.Help, please.

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2) The PMDG MD11 has gone into alpha/development testing. This is a big step in the right direction as it means that the majority of our development assets will be dedicated to this project in the coming months. We are not going to be sharing many images or screenshots in the near future- but you may begin to hear a bit more about the project form our team of technical advisors and from the PMDG team....MIRACLE!!! God bless you and ur team!After some years! hehehe just kidding.. :-lol MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11 MD-11

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