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Just got their newsletter, good offer. http://www.captainsim.com/store/sale.htmlI with I did not have all their products, othervise I could get them almost for free. E.g. their C-130 will cost $9,99 only. Although the sale will last for one day only, December 12, it is enough time to get a present for Christmas.

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Hi StamWhat a nice guy you are letting us all know this and even providing a link and everything.;)Now I know that you are not affiliated with CS and just want to have fun in FS but I would`nt touch CS stuff no matter what the cost as they have done nothing but screw their customers for years.Anyway thanks for letting me have my say and have a nice holiday season.Pete

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>Hi Stam>>What a nice guy you are letting us all know this and even>providing a link and everything.;)>Now I know that you are not affiliated with CS and just want>to have fun in FS but I would`nt touch CS stuff no matter what>the cost as they have done nothing but screw their customers>for years.>Anyway thanks for letting me have my say and have a nice>holiday season.Hi Pete,Nice to know that you are not CS basher and not affiliated with their competitors! I am sorry about your bad CS experience although I have my OWN opinion about CS products, as well as many people here, and I have reight to express it. Have a nice holiday season too!

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If they ever release their phantom "F package" for the 757, I will give them a second chance.Until then, I kinda feel the same way.

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. . . same here; once bitten, etc. . I've spent nearly $200 in addons this past week, but until their support manner changes. . . my money goes elsewhere.

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Same poop - different day.I was just pimping around in my CS F-104 and as alwas, having a pretty good time of it. Flying at 1280x1024, 8xAA and 16xAA, that Starfighter had a sharp and wicked shine. :-sun1 As always, I think it's fair to mention I bought several of their planes, the F-104, two versions of the C-130, and the 707, and I enjoy them all. From payment to DL to flight, everything was good. I'm completely satisfied with CS.However, it's also fair to say that CS should square up with it's clients who said they got a bum deal. Business is business. If people got ripped off when making payments that is inexcusable and CS has to square up. Also, their forums could use a touch of gentlemanly conduct on the part of the moderators. Now that that's said, maybe I'll go for a pop in my lovely RCAF C-130.

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I am glad he posted it. I am looking forward to the Herc.I have always liked the CS 727 and the 707 that I bought recently.The only thing I don't care for is their 757. I have a reasonable IQ but I still can't figure out..what the #### they are selling. Its just broken into too many pieces. I would have considered a 757 with a nice VC with custom flight model and custom sound. 1 single complete aircraft and plenty of liveries. Thats what I want and it looks like they do not have a single product that is a complete addon 757. MAnny

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Yep. That 757 is a mess. Charging an extra $6 for the skin manager, which came free with all my CS planes, is just plain out of line. Also, the enhanced sound set should enhance the plane without costing yet another $6. "Here's your plane, but if you want it to sound nice or change the skin, please pay extra." Terrible decisions on their part.

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Yeah you're right C1; it wasn't so much a "bad" experience - I bought the 727 from JustFlight a few years back; when it came to the upgrade they told me to go to JustFlight. OK - so I did, and that was ok. This time I asked if the 727 FSX upgrade was going to be available to me from CS, or would I still have to go to JustFlight? They said "Yes - it would be available to me" - they didn't say "from us, or from JF" - which is kind of ambiguous. Then - as Paul Golding suggests he will be improving his 727 (which I also have) in his upgrade, I also asked "Would the CS727 be upgraded in a similar fashion to that of the DF 727?". That part of my post was deleted and replaced with commas! However - I was not unhappy with the CS machine, either - it always was a toughie to land, but that's part of the fun, too, and I'm not as "full of myself" as some of the posters I see here from time to time, and so I might just go and get the 130. I've always been pretty envious, reading all the great writeups it's had and I might be dumb not to get it. It sure looks absolutely terrific, doesn't it?The sale page shows only the gunship expansion at $9.99, with the Pro Base at $34.99, and the 130 Base at $24.99. The other exp. pkgs. are $5.99 ea. - all good value, I think.

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Well, I'm a CapSim "basher" myself since I wholeheartedly loathe their bait-and-switch marketing techniques.However.... 10 bux for their C-130 Pro package is a steal and easily worth it, regardless of what one thinks about them. I paid premium price for it upon release and still fly the thing every week. If you've got 10 bux lying around, it wouldn't be ill spent on this one. I can't say the same for the rest of the packages. :)

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>Well, I'm a CapSim "basher" myself since I wholeheartedly>loathe their bait-and-switch marketing techniques.>>However.... 10 bux for their C-130 Pro package is a steal and>easily worth it, regardless of what one thinks about them. I>paid premium price for it upon release and still fly the thing>every week. If you've got 10 bux lying around, it wouldn't be>ill spent on this one. >>I can't say the same for the rest of the packages. :)I too can be considered a CS basher by some (more like a CS public service announcer in reality...but that is just semantics...a game CS plays just as well :)), however, $9.99 for the C-130 base package is indeed a good deal. Dispite what "I" think of them is irrelevent, if anyone has been eyeing the C-130 but couldn't get over the original price, this is your time to buy. ;)I am tempted to add the base package to my KC-130 model (only) I bought a while ago, but principal might get in the way. :( Now, if my spouse were to buy it for me...maybe that can be the loophole. :-lolOf course like many, I won't touch the 757 blocks with a virtual 10 foot pole. I will look at the "Pro Line" (complete) 757 when (or more aptly "IF") it ever comes out for FS9, but its going to have to be better than anything I've ever seen before if they want my money.Regards,Steve Drahttp://img47.photobucket.com/albums/v144/S...Dra/banner1.jpgDownload my planes at Avsim here:http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID...&Go=Change+View

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Its on sale now. But it looks like they took the FSX option out. I thought I saw that. Maybe I am wrong.Now I am thinking, They would give a free FSX upgrade for FS9 owners who bought the C130 prior to a certain date. They may not give that offer of upgrade if you buy today.So we might be stuck with a FS9 version without an FSX upgrade. I know, I am speculating here. They have this... if you pruchase before certain date..then free upgrade and stuff like they might come up with.so the Q is... Would we be treated differently after we purchase today?MannyLike this."If you purchased any FS9 757 Block after 17:00 GMT of 2 Nov '06 you are not entitled for free FSX Upgrade."

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Well, I now own a C130 Pro version...... I purchased something from Captain Sim. . .I purchased SOMETHING from Captain Sim. . .I PURCHASED something from Captain Sim. . .I PURCHASED SOMETHING FROM CAPTAIN SIM!!!!!!AAAaarrggh!! I FELL FOR IT!!!:-grr:-hmmm:-hangpj

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I have their 727 and their C-130.Have to say the Herc is a pretty nice aircraft. The 727... not so nice. At its release it wasn't that horible though. You should feel confident with the C-130.Scott

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Hi,I said it before, and I say it again,......I will never get anything more from CS, before they release a thorough patch for the Legendary B707. :-hahI think CS has to learn once and for all to finalise previous products before they release new ones.http://www.scandicair.com/images/sa_banner.gifDell Dimension 4600 P4/2.8 at 3.0 Ghz1024 Mb DDR333 Dual channel memory (2x256,1x512)AGP 256 Mb ATI Radeon X850 Pro ViVo, flashed to a X850 XT PE. Omega 2.6.87 (CAT 5.12)DirectX 9.0cW XP Home with SP2E171FPb Flat panel monitor 17"370Gb HD (120 GB Maxtor, 250GB Samsung) 7200rpm ATA Lacie 250Gb Extern HDBlogg: http://blogg.passagen.se/primeaviFiles: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?CatID=...&Go=Change+View

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Hey Paul J,Aside from the inescapable feelings of guilt you're experiencing, do you like the C-130?I also bought the CL-130 float plane. It's fun to hop lakes in something that big. Would love to puddle jump on the FSX water with it. Most of all I want an FSX patch for my F-104. Could take a while...

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All right I bought it. Bought the 130 and the 757 for FSX + sound package.:(Manny

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>Its on sale now. But it looks like they took the FSX option>out. I thought I saw that. Maybe I am wrong.>>Now I am thinking, They would give a free FSX upgrade for FS9>owners who bought the C130 prior to a certain date. They may>not give that offer of upgrade if you buy today.>>So we might be stuck with a FS9 version without an FSX>upgrade. I know, I am speculating here. >>They have this... if you pruchase before certain date..then>free upgrade and stuff like they might come up with.>>so the Q is... Would we be treated differently after we>purchase today?>>>Manny>>Like this.>>"If you purchased any FS9 757 Block after 17:00 GMT of 2 Nov>'06 you are not entitled for free FSX Upgrade."They stated a while ago that the C-130 was NOT elegible for a free FSX upgrade, no matter when you purchased it.I guess their thought was that it still has resale value to it so they were not going to give it away as an FSX upgrade.Likewise with the 757 missing blocks. You will have to pay for both flightsim versions of blocks D&F, since they never released it before they announced the free upgrade on the 757. This technically makes sense, but one has to wonder why those blocks are not released yet? Yeah I know...It's not done yet, but man, talk about a looooooooong development cycle. :-lolThey stated back in the beginning of August:"Just a sneak preview and short progress report on the Block F: development is going very well, most of the systems are functional by now. Standby for updates."No updates since then, other than them changing their policy to no news at all, and no timeline when it might be done. :-rollRegards,Steve Drahttp://img47.photobucket.com/albums/v144/S...Dra/banner1.jpgDownload my planes at Avsim here:http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID...&Go=Change+View

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PJYou can add me to the list as well for the PRO C-130. No problems on install. Would like to get the Coast Guard tex as well. Carl

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OK...I flew the 757 and the C130.The C130 is a good deal for this sale price and its nice. It does take a small performance beating. But then I have a good machine to run this thing (FS9).The 757. Well, I got the FSX version base package and the module D sound addition..I didn't find the aircraft as good as their 707 and their 727 on the outside. The VC for the 757 is very nice. however, the night lighting, they could have done it a little bettter. when you turn off the overhead lights, I was hoping to see the lights just on the panels...but nope..there are other lights than just on the panels. Its too bright or overwhelming. I am of course comparing it to the night lighting in Lvl-D which is awesome. Its either turn off all lights...are bright lights and very brights lights.They also have not done anything special with the FSX version, meaning, they have just ported it over to FSX. I think..not 100% sure. But thats what it looks like,The Sound... Well I am not qualifired to say if its authentic or not...but I felt a little let down.See..the outside parts and the sound in the CS 707 and the CS 727 is spectacular. But I didn't feel like that here.I don't like the default flight model in it. Now, I have no choice but to get the custom flight model when it is released.Atleast I have half decent airliner for FSX. So from that angle... and considering I got it on sale.. Can't complain too much.MannyAnd Steve,I posted the same Q in the CS Forum and they answered, Todays purchase would be treated the same as if you bought it earlier.If they had come out and said that there will be no Free upgrade for FSX already. Thats fair. I can't complain. Thats their choice. As long as they have comminicated it I have no issues.Not many vendors are giving away free FSX upgrade anyway. So they are not unuqie in that regard.

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hahah! I'm not the only one!. It looks great, eh? I also picked up Reagan from Cloud9, and ended up sitting on the active in the 130, trying to get it to fire up, while about 30 or more pieces of heavy metal were piled up behind me, waiting for me to go! . . . I suppose it's a case of needing to RTFM. . . Regards,pj

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Block "B" is everything you need. Ok I fell for it (for $10 I grabbed the 757-200 base). Added my LVD sound to it.Nice panels and stuff, REAL nice to look at, but that is it. Flys like the default planes and has no systems that work (did a flight from CYYC to CYEG with all the OH switches lit up).If you own the LVD and Andres excellent VC texture update save your $10. I wish I did.......

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>And Steve,>>I posted the same Q in the CS Forum and they answered, Todays>purchase would be treated the same as if you bought it>earlier.>>If they had come out and said that there will be no Free>upgrade for FSX already. Thats fair. I can't complain. Thats>their choice. As long as they have comminicated it I have no>issues.>>Not many vendors are giving away free FSX upgrade anyway. So>they are not unuqie in that regard.>>>Hey Manny,Yeah I'm not faulting them for not offering their C-130 as a free upgrade, or even the 757 unreleased blocks. I know they are in the business to make money.I just wish they finished the 757 for FS9 before they started on the FSX version, and the space shuttle, and the FSX C-130, etc. They have alienated many loyal customers who bought into the "block" program who saw their main interest (the unreleased blocks) get pushed to the back of the developement cycle in favor of CS's desire to get FSX stuff out the to market 1st), and I can guarentee that they will never make money off that scheme again (at least from customers who know the history).In fact you can see that they renamed the "block" system and now refer to it as the "Pro or Express" line. Same concept, different packaging. (like they will fool everyone with that). And with ONE systems programmer to handle ALL the planes they are planning to release, you can guess how long it's going to take to get the "Pro" version of the new planes. (just use the 757 as a reference and you'll get an idea when to expect the systems module for the space shuttle) :-lol Now, new customers who don't frequent forums like this one, well...they are in for a sad suprise if they look at the beautiful marketing hype and think they'll just get the existing blocks now and have a short wait for the meat of the plane. (actually, they will have a short(er) wait than the existing customers who've been waiting for almost a year now with still no firm commitment from CS that they'll even get an FS9 version. An FSX version? Who on earth would want that with the performance issues of FSX itself and their current 757 conversion? Many people have reported that while other planes work fine in FSX, the CS 757 is a slide show, with their only response somthing like "We created a highly complex model, so it will not perform as well as those basic models, and besides, we're sure its your system causing the problem, not our plane...etc" )Anyway....great deal on the C-130....go get it now if you've always wanted it. ;)Regards,Steve Drahttp://img47.photobucket.com/albums/v144/S...Dra/banner1.jpgDownload my planes at Avsim here:http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID...&Go=Change+View

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