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What kind of HiFi add-ons are you most interested in?

What kind of HiFi add-ons are you most interested in?  

117 members have voted

  1. 1.

    • Weather Engine
      33
    • Sky/Environment Graphics
      18
    • Passenger Simulation
      14
    • Flight Planning
      49
    • Other
      3


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Hi all,As HiFi looks to further expand its product line, we were hoping to get some feedback on what types of add-ons our customers would like to see us focusing on. Thanks in advance for voting and any comments!Best,

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I figure you already do options 1 and 2 and seeing as this is for expanding the product line I recon passenger simulation is the way to go. FSPassengers was really cool when I ran FS9. A good flight planner is probably number 2 for me. The existing FSX planners user interface design bugs me too much to use them! FSNavigator was my favorite.Steven.

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I would love software that manages an airline AND an airline career.But nothing cheesy. A great engine that manages fleet, stores company plans, provides cost index, pilots, flights, revenue etc..I would love to fire up one engine, have the weather, graphics, passengers, dispatch, ops, available flights (based on real time and the schedules we can make) etc.. etc.. Maybe it can read AI traffic files as an option for scheduling....Right now, I do much of this in Excel..... because I'm a severe planning geek. The flying part is fun, but the planning and statistics are where I can relax at my computer and enjoy the rewards of my flight.Oh you shouldn't have asked..... I could go on for a week.... :)

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Yea I like to see a good stats program myself. Hours, mileage, total fuel consumption,number flights per AC and where to. Being able to analyse your current logbook also would be a plus. Of course an option for editing because the FSX logbook does screw the pooch sometimes and need a fixing.

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I third the last two posts!!! Some nice analytical / flight planning / airliner simulation software!!

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ya know another cool thing I thought of is if you have previous saved flights ( I have about 120 LOL ) and you had AC parked at the same airport as your current flight you could see them there also but I'm probably dreaming the impossible.Daveo ESSB

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Okay nobody else makes one so I guess you can make an FSX TCAS system also :D

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I found out today that an FS X version of FS Navigator will not be coming out (the product is being discontinued.) So that would leave an wide open opportunity for a moving map/navigation/flight planning program. A program to replace FS Navigator would be so peachy keen! I don't think there is any other program that I'm aware of in this category. If anyone knows of one let me know. Santa brought me FSX! :-)

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>I found out today that an FS X version of FS Navigator will>not be coming out (the product is being discontinued.) So that>would leave an wide open opportunity for a moving>map/navigation/flight planning program. A program to replace>FS Navigator would be so peachy keen! I don't think there is>any other program that I'm aware of in this category. If>anyone knows of one let me know. Santa brought me FSX! :-) I use Flight Sim Commander for that. It will also load Level-D PMDG and I-Fly.

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Thanks Daveo,It looks like a great program and I'm going to give it a go. Appreciate it. Have a great New Year!

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Fleet management is the only current thing I really miss a lot. By that, I mean an addon where you can actually old and new planes, the old one being less reliable, the new ones becoming less reliable if not maintained properly, the reliability showing up in flight with breakdowns. It's one of the best things in FsPassengers that you don't find in Cargo Pilot for example.Nice addition to fleet management would involve simulating the whole fleet movements, that could show as AI aircraft in the sim, and that would generate special events such as a plane being stranded somewhere needing delivery of an engine to be able to fly again etc etc. It could sounds like a lot, but then again I think my standards have increased since I discovered what FsPassengers could do. In that sense, XPax was a total miss for me, it is like the surface of FsPassengers but has no depth. I don't really thing I'm attracted by this new "mini-addons" philosophy.

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Hi Jim / Damian,I thought I'd resurrect this poll as there's been no mention of its results.By far the most requested software was a flight planner. Your web page did mention one some time ago but has since been removed.Now that I have a powerful enough PC I find I'm flying more with FSX but the supplied planner is really dreadful and by the time I've created a plan my blood pressure is a lot higher than when I started.So, given your reputation for producing quality software I was wondering if you have any news for us. I keep looking at FSBuild and FSCommander but I'm holding back in the hope that you chaps will be bringing something out that will blow the competition out of the water.Thanks,

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Hi Jim,I know you don't want to reveal details of what you are working on until the release is imminent but at the same time you need to be mindful that many people who are dissatisfied with the FSX planner may buy one of those I mentioned earlier and you could potentially lose out on a sale.Without pressurising you if I knew a planner was a couple of months away from release I would be inclined to wait. But if you're not working on a planner then I could move sooner.I know you're not daft and are mindful that there is a desperate need for a FSX planner. I'll say no more and keep my fingers crossed. :-)Cheers,

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I'm with you Ray, we are in desperate need for a "True" FSX SimConnect planner.PS. Very famous name you have there Ray. It is a historic referance in Australia as well. :)RegardsSteve

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Hi,I'm currently looking to purchase a planner for FSX and wondered if HiFi was still working on one? I only ask as I'm not keen to buy one of the other planners to find out a month or two later that a HiFi version is due out. Due to the high standard of HiFi addon's I know a planner from them would be the best planner on the market.Well, my fingers are crossed. :)Regards,

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