Sign in to follow this  
PilotGW

PMDG 737 is it worth it?

Recommended Posts

Hi I don't buy PMDG737NG so I won't post personal openiun here, but to answer your question I think it is better wait and see. Wait till the reviews come out and better yet, wait to download their manual and see weather it has what you're looking for. That is if you are budget concious. Goodluck with your dicision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

It's most assuredly worth it. HOWEVER, if you have a lower end system, wait till the patch comes out to fix the memory usage problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,Is it still possible to complete a flight without using the FMC, eg VOR or GPS? (Pref VOR, NDB etc, i'm not too worried about GPS)Thanks,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok thanks for the replies. I have a feeling I can handle it. :-roll Cheers! :-hah The gregster has landed! :-wave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sure u can fly w/out fmc, tune radios manually and fly vors. it is most certainly worth it. single best airliner flight dynamics to date, in my opinion (i have them all). beautiful vc, cabin, model, u'll swear it's the real thing. i'm getting 20fps on average with a little stuttering that i'm sure the patch will fix. precise autopilot, smooth avionics, details, details, details, one word: excellent. a few bugs but they haven't really hampered my flying much at all, pretty minor to be addressed soon.Andre2.53 gig 512rdramti4200 64mb2048x768 2 x lcds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can only highly recommend this product. It's a beauty with wonderful exteriors, realistic flight dynamics and a great panel combined with a really good FMC.The only problem is that the fuel selector is on the LEFT position but it is actually taking fuel from the RIGHT wing (this should be fixed with the patch). Maybe you should wait for the patch to be released before you want to buy it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have it (read yet) but despite its current issues it sure is causing a stir in the community in a positive way.If you really want it then I would say just buy it. Obviously PMDG is going to patch it so I wouldn't worry too much about that. The liveries I have seen look great, the VC is amazing, the FMC issues will be worked out, and the aircraft just plain looks cool. lolI say go for it! Issues or not! (the patch is coming soon anywaysd, no worries!!) :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here`s what you should do.Go to the PMDG forum and check out all the sticky threads that address known issues and consider it the tip of the iceberg on issues.I say wait and see and I own it and have flown it unlike the person above me.It` amazing that someone who does`nt even own it would try to persuade others to buy things and act like they know what they are talking about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HiI own it and fly it. It is a very nice craft. But like others have said the forums speak for themselves. There are some issues with performance......I am runing P4 2.4, 512MB RAM , GF4800ti and I am still having stutters every now and then.I would wholey agree with others and wait till the patch has released which I am told will be 17th (ish) July.....not all that long to wait.As for FDEs very nice....visuals very nice.......but like everything else in the world, it is all down to ones humble opinion, and I am biased being a big fan for many years of the 73 series of a/c.As for the easyjet livery. Simple mistake....the word favourite was writen in the American text of favorite......so they have quite rightly removed it and are reworking it getting it right. The low cost revolution is here....viva la revolutionAnyway work calling adiosLiam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No question about it.IT'S FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Toni.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>No question about it.>>IT'S FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>Toni.Ill second this, she is wonderful, she flys like a dream and the FMC works for me. You just got to see the autoland in action..PMDG gets my vote!!!Jason:-hah

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll second Jason's second. Even with the FR issues being ironed out by some it is a work of art. I'm sure PMDG will iron out all issue is short order. A patch is due out by the 19th but could be delayed if necessary. But one is forthcoming. I have NOT had any frame rate issues as others have reported. I don't know why. Everything is smooth for me and I don't have that much power that others have. To be honest you should wait for the patch (but if you can't wait that decision would not be bad).Hope this helps,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi,Is it worth it? Yes it's worth it!!!! Worth every penny, Everything from the model to the 2d panel is just beautiful!! (and accurate except for one minor thing that I can see (the pressurization system is unfinished but I have a gut feeling that their gonna fix that in an update). She is a pleasure to hand fly :-) AndrewPS. As others have said there is a patch comming out that will fix all or most of the bugs people are reporting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi"hi,How far away from capturing the LOC and GS should I start slowing down to landing speed? This must be how the real plane handles when you try to slow it down. It takes a lot of effort to get this airplane slowed down to 120 Knots. The speedbrakes seem about as effective as sticking your hand out the window of a car trying to slow it down . My question is how far from the airport should I start slowing down from 250 knots down too 120 knots or so? Right now I'm just guessing, sometimes I get slowed down to landing speed way too early, sometimes I get it just right.Andrew"Your assesment fills me with much confidence.I think you should do a review.;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>Here`s what you should do.>>Go to the PMDG forum and check out all the sticky threads that>address known issues and consider it the tip of the iceberg on>issues.>I say wait and see and I own it and have flown it unlike the>person above me.>It` amazing that someone who does`nt even own it would try to>persuade others to buy things and act like they know what they>are talking about. I was just listing basic facts Iron. What did I state that is incorrect? I didn't talk about the FDE. I talked about the astethics of the product....which doesn't need to be purchased in order to comment on.Watch your attitude. No need to be a *insert colorful metaphor here*.:-rollBTW, Pilotgregster, there is a link to the Easyjet livery in one of thier forum links. I believe they were making a change to the livery and it was taken down in order to be fixed.Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ArkLight"I don't have it (read yet) but despite its current issues it sure is causing a stir in the community in a positive way."And what basic facts would they be?Hearsay?I suggest that you mind your attitude and when you have plunked down the 40 and know what this product is firsthand you would then have the credibility of stating how you feel about it.The fact that you think that hearsay is reason to post about is ridiculous but par for the course I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MichaelIt`s funny but I hear the same words everytime a new addon is released.When will it be time for us to download a payware addon and be confident that it will be close to being right the first out?It`s attitudes like yours that do nothing to pressure developers to improve release quality.I`m not looking for 100% bugfree software but for God`s sake it needs to be closer than what I`ve been seeing lately.Also the fact that people that don`t even own the addons insist on giving their two cents that cloud the waters even more do nothing to improve the situation and quite possibly are providing a disservice to their fellow simmers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,Well i'm considering buying the PMDG 737 but before I do I would like to ask a really stupid question: Is it worth the money? :-hmmmAlso before I buy it what happened to the Easyjet Livery link on the PMDG site? At the moment its not a link just plain text. Thankyou to all who reply. :)The gregster has landed! :-wave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>It`s attitudes like yours that do nothing to pressure>developers to improve release quality.Perhaps you are over-reacting slightly? On one hand one has to be a bit shocked at the number of bugs (where were those 'qualified' beta-testers ??) on the other it is refreshing to hear them admit there is a problem. Believe me, I have seen quite a few vendors in the past telling customers there was absolutely nothing wrong with their product despite obvious issues - and this is when it gets really frustrating.Michael J.http://www.reality-xp.com/community/nr/rsc/rxp-higher.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is going to be a wonderful and beautiful addition to FS just as soon as the few major bugs are worked out. I've had nothing but positively great support from the two team members I've talked to the most, Anthony (FMC) and Vangelis (FDE). They readily admit that the bugs got through testing somehow and the American members of the team didn't even stop answering questions and working on the patch for the 4th of July - that's dedication and they have my confidence that this plane will be made completely right before long.As others have said, the FDE is amazing. After spending the weekend messing around with it, I think I'm pretty much prepared to say that they have beaten 767PIC in this department - it feels very solid, yet responds to small corrections, trims very easily, rudder authority is great, engine spool times are very realistic as is the takeoff and stopping distances - all within a very small margin of the actual published Boeing specs. Vangelis actually has a PhD in fluid dynamics and really understands in detail all the forces at work on the airplane.The cockpit gauges are extremely smooth and are in the same class as Reality XP's gauges on the Flight1 Piper Meridian. Absolutely amazing to look at, and the NG's are even adjustable as to the internal framerate they're running at.If you're concerned about some of the bugs, then simply wait a few weeks to buy it and it'll all be fixed. If not, I have no reservations in recommending it now.Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>ArkLight>>"I don't have it (read yet) but despite its current issues it>sure is causing a stir in the community in a positive way.">>And what basic facts would they be?Hearsay?>>I suggest that you mind your attitude and when you have>plunked down the 40 and know what this product is firsthand>you would then have the credibility of stating how you feel>about it.>The fact that you think that hearsay is reason to post about>is ridiculous but par for the course I guess.>Hearsay? Go into the screenshots forum...look at all the pictures, there is obviously quite few people who like the product, even with the issues that are currently present. PMDG has stated that they are working on getting the bugsd ironed out....so IMO it really isn't an issue. Problems have been identified and problems are being addressed. So what is your problem?I was commenting on the visual appearance of the product. I can do that right? I do have the gift of vision. Or do my own two eyes constitute "hearsay"?I didn't say, "the FDE is great!! at least I heard it is!". If I think something looks good then I have the right to say so. I can see screenshots just as well as anybody else. If you dislike it so much then why don't you ask for a refund?I guess your attitude is "par for the course", figures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is worth every cent I paid. The FDE is outta this world, she is a dream to hand fly. The detail but in the plane is top notch. This is probably the only plane/panel combo that are both excellent. Of course there are some problems but they will soon be fixed with the patch due the 19th of this month. If you are deciding wether or not to get it I wouldn't wait to long because the price now is suppost to be a "discounted" price and will later it will be more expensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>It`s funny but I hear the same words everytime a new addon is released.When will it be time for us to download a payware addon and be confident that it will be close to being right the first out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>This addon is not a toy, it is a sophisticated,complex>addition to the sim world which by its nature is bound to have>ongoing development so give it and its developers some slack>;-)>>Peter>>Peter,I think this is the very attitude that he was complaining about. Should one have to pay for software that everyone agrees will have "ongoing development"?!These folks are used to producing software for Fly! fans -- a very forgiving, technically oriented group. I used to be part of that group and bought their software. However, by their own admission in their forum here, they are not used to dealing with the volume of the FS2k2 community.This is not just a problem with this development group, but with the software publishing industry in general, I think. They have taught us to EXPECT bug fixes and corrections for sloppy, half-baked work. Would you find it acceptable that a new automobile that you purchased worked "most of the time", and will work all of the time in just a few weeks or months? After all, it is a very complex piece of machinery. Would you give Ford, Cheverolet, Mercedes or BMW "slack"? Neither BMW nor these guys deserve "slack", any more than your neighborhood cardio-thoracic surgeon deserves slack.Oh, it is the PRICE that makes the difference? So that means that your coffee maker should make lousy coffee part of the time and your toaster should burn the toast until the bugs are worked out? Let's give Sunbeam and Braun some slack, right?No, these guys should not be singled out and pot shots made at them. They have simply been part of an evolutionary process. The whole software industry attitude needs to updated from the 70's perspective, when they could afford to be arrogant because no one understood how computers worked, let alone knew how to challenge the quality of their sofware.Sorry, but I respectfully disagree with your passive attitude of "give them some slack".It should be right the first time. Updates for payware should be enhancements, not corrections for things done wrong or not at all.(Geez, somebody knock me off of my soapbox :-) )Wilson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this