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ALERT CAPTSIM B757 BLOCK F IS OUT !!!!!

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I was just at their site and they claim Blcok F is out which also includes updates to the original B757.I always wanted to get the 757 but hesitated due to the incomplete pkg but now I might be in.Hope some of you can post some feedback for us before we make a plunge ....ThanksAndy

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feedback?2 years and another 32$ later here is my summation:it doesnt work nor delivers- VS is broken. you have no VSI!!!! NONE!- YD errors- fuel config errors- none of the promised lightning (leveld, pss, pmdg etc backlight)- 15fps performance hit (be aware!)- no integration between hydraulics, electrical and air systems. they are just dummy buttons, AGAIN- no visual or model updates that i can see.. not sure where they changed those but right now its another empty claim.- call buttons (ground, crew) are dummies. not even a sound effectI hope they make a patch within 24 hours otherwise i am wiping this and going back to the base block and using the gps. at least this one works; right after i file for my money back with the financial institution.... disgrace!

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Duh?People tend to forget that Captain Sim is incapable of doing anything except making good looking models.

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Correct, but given the secrecy and time delay i was pretty confindent they would outsource block f to real programmers......... guess not. I just reloaded the 757 after another plane just in case it might be a bug.. nope, still no VSI. its there, it just says its "off" and it doesnt work. Well i am almost about to run down to the hartsfield and go into a random 757 to ask the captain where is that hidden 757 switch that turns on your VSI.... also, no speed bugs on the ASI, they are supposedly all set automatically through the FMS. speaking of the FMS, ZFW doesn't seem to be calculated on its own when you tell it to...let me go play with the gauges and see if maybe the VSI is a new buggy gauge and see if i can replace it with the one from the base pack

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I never purchased anything from the given their lackluster user feedback,but I was willing to make an exception if block F worked in conjunction with the base.I know LVLD is passing us FS9 users on their 757 so I thought this was the only player left ....Andy

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Dont hold your breath on ld. airlinerxp anyone?my bet is on the pmdg11 coming out before anything else

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Nobody agrees with me but I swear since FSX cane onboard the releases of any major a/c have virtually dried up.Updates to exsisting FS9 products for FSX does not count ....Andy

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Ok time for an update.. CS have come to the rescue and this is what we are missing and why stuff isn't working..* you must align the IRS before flight for things to work *Hopefully the manuals will be back on in due time, but until then that is what is not mentioned anywhere. So yea, align the IRS and the VSI will work. So, not as bad as it could have been... just some really frustrating couple of hours due to that oversight.

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one word comes to mind...."PASS". Dummy gauges huh? Any company that has a bunch of dummy gauges should be going back to fs2002. Dummy gauges are a thin gof the past and all the top leading devs have proven that.

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How many dummy switches are we talking about ????Is there even a FS or NS switch off lol I mean the bottom line is is this bird worth the doe???Andy

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hydraulics, electrical and AC seem to have no actual effect on the operation (asides from making the efis go dark).. they just send warning messages when misconfigured. also the sim is applying brakes (the wheel variety) while in mid air at random.. not sure why that is.

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Basically it is a piece of s##t so for now as I see it we will wait for a PMDG LVLD quality A320 and never see a B757.Andy

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that or wait till a patch or 2 comes out.. i took one for the team today... they are rewriting the manuals. i am curious how much of hte original they will remove so now they can say "we never promised you that".. wait they already did but thats another issue. so just wait and see what they fix after this initial release

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You're completely right. The last true airliner released I remember was FeelThere's A330/340 sometime last year. Airliner development seems to have come to a halt. CS seems to be one of PSS/FeelThere party...Andreas

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Yep, Block F is OUT, but from the looks of it they should put it back IN!Over 2 years in the making. In that time they could have built a real 757! :-lolGreat job.Mike T.

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>i took one for the team today... >As a TEAM none of us would buy this crap so we can stand united and demand not to be ripped off and demand better quality but as FS'ers we are pathetic that way.

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Don't know why but I'm sure that the majority of 'issues' you have will be resolwed with RTFM. And, what is even more interesting, most of those who are complaining even haven't used the product.

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What about getting the pss 757, looks great has a FMC also has a lot of systems on it ? I like it for sure :)

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Got that right, even within typical PSS limits their 757 systems-wise is vastly more representative of the aircraft overall than Captain Candy'sregards,Mark

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>Got that right, even within typical PSS limits their 757>systems-wise is vastly more representative of the aircraft>overall than Captain Candy's>>regards,>MarkMark, the Block F/D we are talking about here adds advanced systems and flight model to other 'Candy' blocks. As to PSS - it is no longer supported since there is no such a company as PSS any more.

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Ok ok ok I admit my general biased dislike of this company is showing to the extent of preferring a dead PSS to a live? CS :-hah To be honest, no I've never owned a CS product, but good grief man, that's because of the chorus of discontent that's erupted over the years, many of those voices highly experienced and knowledgeable users. Add to that my impression of videos, screens, reviews, their own forum interactions and a very brief hands on with the pre D/F 757 and I'm left thoroughly turned off despite some hits like their C130.They're not for me but more power to anybody who wishes to venture forth - I truly hope this product meets your needs.regards,Mark

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>Don't know why but I'm sure that the majority of 'issues' you>have will be resolwed with RTFM. And, what is even more>interesting, most of those who are complaining even haven't>used the product. Irony in 1, 2 3here it is: I dont know about you but i am sure the majority of people posting such things havent even been over to the designer's site, else they would know that there are no manuals available. This actually puts you on the back of the train of the naysayers that dont even have the product.

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My post was to alert users of the status and secondly what they think of the product as it stands now.I am willing to buy it if I could get a real sense of what I am getting which is unbiased towards the company regardless of their thoughts of CS.Justwould love a B757 in my hangar ...maybe the PSS is worth a shot if the plane is true to life and a technical challenge.Andy

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their forum is down, clearly to hold back the hordes of complaints coming in... hilarious. i expect a patch soon so hang on.. they might actually fix it!! it is evident that they put this together in a week and released it so people can test the fs9 version before they roll out the fs10 one. this whole beta testing by the customer is getting old in the fs "industry"

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