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PMDG 747-400F Version Update (ALL READ)

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Captains-Based on some of the feedback we were reading in the "Frame Rates in VC" thread, we have some news that we HOPE will make some of you happy.I have just replaced the version that is sitting on the server with Version 1.01.0000.This version includes two updates that may be of interest to some of you:1) It was fairly obvious to us right after release that the ISFD is putting a bit too much strain on some of your machines in the VC mode. 2D seems fine- but in VC, it's just enough to push frame reates to an undesireable level. Lefteris has spent a few days and nights developing a mechanism by which the ISFD will monitor your VC frame rates, and adjust it's own update rate "on the fly" in order to preserve your VC frame rates.The catch here is that you most likely won't notice the ISFD frame rates unless you are trying to use it. If you are using it- then it is likely that you have lost other screens- so in effect it becomes a self correcting system: When all the displays are operating- the ISFD may slow it's own update rate to preserve your FPS in the VC mode... If you lose screens and need the ISFD, then your FPS should naturally improve since you don't have all the displays running- and the ISFD will bump up it's on frame rates!We have done some testing- and feel that you will notice a measurable difference in VC mode.2) A few users reported that the airplane would sometimes fly away from a hold without having been commanded to do so.... That's been fixed- since we were doing a gauge update.Now- here's the catch: Since we have to do a full-on gauge file replacement- we have just replaced the installer on the server.If either of the above problems affect you- then just click on your download link and redownload the full Version 1.01.0000.DO NOT UNINSTALL..... (unless you have to...)Simply run the new installer- and it'll automatically detect and update your installation to V1.01.0000 without having to go through the process of installing all your liveries, etc...Please let us know if you think this made a difference.... Normally we'd prefer to wait 30+ days before updating the airplane- but we are more interested in helping you guys enjoy the airplane than anything else, right now.

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>The catch here is that you most likely won't notice the ISFD>frame rates unless you are trying to use it. If you are using>it- then it is likely that you have lost other screens- so in>effect it becomes a self correcting system:Simple solutions are best, but this one just made my day :-lol Thanks for quick update on the holds - downloading now.

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wow Lefteris you da man!! :)im in work right now do wont get to test till later..hope to read some positive results from users with the FPS problem

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I hope you did something on the security too, because there are a lot illegal versions going around since last monday x( I'll update tonight

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Guest svedman

Thanks a lot for doing this update!However, I have a question. When you do updates this way, by simply replacing the original installer, what happens when our download URLs expire?Do we have to purchase an extended download thingy to be able to download these "minor" updates after 7 days?

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Good question. I also wondered about that. - Doug

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Guest mikelally

I've just redownloaded from my email download link and I appear still to be getting version 1.00. File name PMDG747_400F.exe dated 18-03-06. Is there a problem?Mike Lally

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Guest bigun

Nice job Capt. and crew! Eveything looks/works great now.THIS is why I never, ever hesitate when PMDG releases a product.

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Guest svedman

>I've just redownloaded from my email download link and I>appear still to be getting version 1.00. File name>PMDG747_400F.exe dated 18-03-06. Is there a problem?>>Mike LallyEmpty your cache first, then re-download.

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Guest Nico M.

I emptyed my cookies and my Cache from Firefox.Now im loading the full installer of my purchase Email.Is that right?

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Capt. Randazzo,Once we installed v. 1.01, how can one tell if it was successfully installed? Is there a place where we can look to see if we are using v. 1.01?ThanksMaxim

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Guest milliotseb

Hello,I think you should better go to our PMDg shop account than your prurchase emailI juste download from my shop account and no problemThe exe is from march 22th at 20:16, and a little smaller than previous one.I have launch the installer (and I saw 1.01 ->version is written after 2 or 3 next button press)Now I will test itThanks for fast support (even if I don't have see something special in F 3d cockpit -> but I don't have made a freight flight yet ;) )

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Guest Nico M.

Ok.I opened at my PMDG Account that Link.Now im loading.Already 93%.RegardsNico Markert

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Guest Senior Captain

To Lefteris, Robert and Team,Wow I just downloaded and tried it out at FCO with a severe thunderstorm and as much stuff running including AS6 with 512 textures as I could. I even put the VC slider back to 15. I have gone from 6-8 frames in VC to nothing less than 20. Also did a hold and she held. IMHO you have shown once again why you are above the rest. Team get her done got her done. To think I was the first one to nominate PMDG for the AVSIM Peoples choice award today 5 hrs before you even released this. Go figure. Three cheers team. A loyal customer.CheersAndrew

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Guest Nico M.

It works.Now ive got more frames in the 74F ase in the 744. :D

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> If you are using>it- then it is likely that you have lost other screens- so in>effect it becomes a self correcting system: When all the>displays are operating- the ISFD may slow it's own update rate>to preserve your FPS in the VC mode... If you lose screens>and need the ISFD, then your FPS should naturally improve>since you don't have all the displays running- and the ISFD>will bump up it's on frame rates!Very ingenious solution.Michael J.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/pmdg_744F.jpghttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg

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Guest SteveK

To Robert, Lefteris, and the rest of the fine team behind PMDG.Thank you very much for acting on this problem and developing a patch for it as quickly as you have.This is a prime example of quality support when people have a problem and are prepared to handle it in a mannor that is beneficial for all concerned parties.Although I have not downloaded the new installer yet, I am sure that this problem will be solved. From your explination of the new ISFD guage Robert, it sounds like Lefteris has worked some serious magic there, and as always, pushing the limits of FS.Thanks once again Team!Cheers,

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Guest bbalfe

Well done guys, Was about to post enquiring about whether I was doing something wroong in relation to the hold problem, and there you go and patch it before I'd finished asking!!Some people... SheeshWell done!!!

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"The catch here is that you most likely won't notice the ISFD frame rates unless you are trying to use it."hi all. what does robert mean when he stated the above? how does one "use the ISFD"? can one undock the ISFD? isn't it there all the time, and cannot be toggled?thanksTomas

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Guest JTH

Hi will there be a patch for the F eventually or do we all have to re-download and re-install if we want this problem fixed?Thanks a lot, Paul.

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just wanted to report that the update worked fantastic for me! great job PMDG for the quick response and hard work!

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