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The state of Payware

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I think personally we expect too much from developers. Microsoft rarely allows third party access to new FS products and as such the developers have to wait for the release before they can start to develop new scenery and aircraft. Couple this with the sometimes extraordinary demands and juvenile comments of some posters on the developers forums the pressure is on to release early.Then at best the shelf life of a new product is one year, very little time to recoup the development costs. Very often the distributors compound the problem. Developing FS2002 products has gone way beyond the halcyon days of previous releases where one man and his dog could develop a plane or scenery in his bedroom. These days it takes teams of people thousands of man hours to produce a single item. Couple this with the ever increasing demands of an ever diverse customer base for more and more detail and innovation, we are leaving the door open for substandard software. I believe Wilco and Captainsim have both fallen into this trap, particulaly Wilco. There FS2002 Airport series had to be innovative to make money especially with competition from Simflyers and Gary Prefect. The concept is FSnats is fantastic but its has'nt had enough time to be developed. I believe that PSS has the best attitude despite appearing arrogant. They refuse to talk about their products, just develop them the way they want to. Another problem that develpers face is the incredible diversity of equipment and platforms. There must be literally billions of possible permutations all giving potential problems yet every buyer expects the software he/she just bought to work in thier machine straight out of the box. Its a miracle that most of the product work on most of the machines. Im sorry if this seems to be a bit of a rant but I beleive that we are just as much to blame for the state of third party payware as the developers. If we left them alone to develop their products instead of demanding that every nut and bolt is in the right place and every airport sign is in place, we might just find better products on our hardrives

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All I want is value for my dollar. If you make a great chair at a good price, I'll buy it and sit in it.I don't care how you do it or if you are a kook in your spare time.

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