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FS2Crew for IFly 737 Out!

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Bryan Yorks new FS2Crew project for the IFly 737 came out today,its a button control not voice.The program works great,seamless install with the IFly Version 3.Bryan will have a video on the webite very soon. JeffG

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Bryan Yorks new FS2Crew project for the IFly 737 came out today,its a button control not voice.The program works great,seamless install with the IFly Version 3.Bryan will have a video on the webite very soon. JeffG
And here's the Video...FS2Crew and iFly are among the last of the devs who bother with FS9... FS9 can still look very pretty as you can see in the video... it's not totally dead yet.

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FS2Crew and iFly are among the last of the devs who bother with FS9... FS9 can still look very pretty as you can see in the video... it's not totally dead yet.
And we FS9 users thank you for that! Just bought your FS2Crew for iFly and itching to use it :(

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I just did my first flight with it and man is it easy to use. Really good integration, It's my first button-type of FS2crew and have to say good job!!

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Thank you, Vince.Out of curiosity, which do you like more: The Voice Control versions or the Button Control versions?Best,

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Thank you, Vince.Out of curiosity, which do you like more: The Voice Control versions or the Button Control versions?Best,
I prefer the Voice Control versions... but the Button Control version is better than nothing.

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Honestly I would pay for one that offers both. I like the button one due to it's training ability. I bought all the voice FS2crews, but have yet to quite get it down right. Maybe if on the voice ones you offered a sort of what's next prompt similar to the button one would help. Back to your orignal question I still like the voice ones more due to more flexibility.

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Honestly I would pay for one that offers both. I like the button one due to it's training ability. I bought all the voice FS2crews, but have yet to quite get it down right. Maybe if on the voice ones you offered a sort of what's next prompt similar to the button one would help. Back to your orignal question I still like the voice ones more due to more flexibility.
It may be possible in a future Voice version to display a "what comes next" display like the latest button control versions do... but due to the inherent flexibility with voice, it might be trickier because there are more options.As for getting voice down pat, just print out the manual and go through the tutorial flight. I'm doing my best to model realistic airline crew procedures, so there's an inescapable complexity associated with that unless I want to dumb the whole thing down, in which case it would no longer be realistic (and in which case I'd loose half my user base :( )Cheers,

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And, I find the push-button versions very restrictive and prescriptive... I like the sound of the voice activated versions as it addsanother layer to the sim: being able to use it as a copilot who can make changes to the MCP etc. at yourcommand.For me, that alone is worth the entry price.What would be better still, is if you could switch off the checklist stuff and only use the basic copilot commands as and when... ala "Its Your Plane" or MC Experience.The choice of one or the other, or both, elevates the product substantially.

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Great news about the button control version. I have kids, so wearing a headset is not an option (and I don't have room on my desk for a mic. LOL).

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Great news about the button control version. I have kids, so wearing a headset is not an option (and I don't have room on my desk for a mic. LOL).
Sounds like more of a reason TO wear a headset. :( Count me in as another that prefers the voice version. For the same reasons listed. Hitting a button to respond to the first officer, or call for an action seems a bit plastic and repetitive for my tastes. Voice control may be performing similar actions in the background, but the interface is much more natural to call for them vocally. After popping for the Airline xtreme version there is really no going back for me.So, while I congratulate you on your iFly release, I'm going to have to hold out with hope that voice finds its way to this great add-on as well. Thanks for you continued efforts Bryan!

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Sounds like more of a reason TO wear a headset. :( Count me in as another that prefers the voice version. For the same reasons listed. Hitting a button to respond to the first officer, or call for an action seems a bit plastic and repetitive for my tastes. Voice control may be performing similar actions in the background, but the interface is much more natural to call for them vocally. After popping for the Airline xtreme version there is really no going back for me.So, while I congratulate you on your iFly release, I'm going to have to hold out with hope that voice finds its way to this great add-on as well. Thanks for you continued efforts Bryan!
Glad you like Airline Pilot Xtreme.We'll see what happens with Voice for the iFly...Seems a lot of you like it.But as mentioned, 'Voice' is great for anglophones from English countries... but it really does exclude a large chunk of the non-English market, especially Germany.Cheers,

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I'll be very glad if Voice commander for the ifly will be release.PS: I'm from Russia and get the great pleasure of flying with Voice commander for the Level-D 767

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I'll be very glad if Voice commander for the ifly will be release.PS: I'm from Russia and get the great pleasure of flying with Voice commander for the Level-D 767
Hi Artem,Glad you like FS2Crew 'Voice' for the 767. I know you're Russian, but a lot of Russian user would probably feel uncomfortable speaking English.I know if I had to talk to my computer in Russian, I don't think the results would be all that great if you know what I mean :( Cheers,

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Glad you like Airline Pilot Xtreme.We'll see what happens with Voice for the iFly...Seems a lot of you like it.But as mentioned, 'Voice' is great for anglophones from English countries... but it really does exclude a large chunk of the non-English market, especially Germany.Cheers,
I don't understand that, People using Flightsim in the way that they buy a add-on plane and FS2Crew are on such a level that they want to go "as real as it gets" so they have to be familiar with the english language and ATC is normally in English. The European real life pilots (GA and ATPL) flying under JAR FCL have to do a English Language Skilltest these days, even if you are flying already for a very long time. I did mine last saturday after having my PPL-A and RT for more then 20 years.I'm using the voice version with Level-D 767 and also have the iFly 737 but don't want to use a button version so I'm voting for a voice version iFly/Fs2Crew.

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I don't understand that, People using Flightsim in the way that they buy a add-on plane and FS2Crew are on such a level that they want to go "as real as it gets" so they have to be familiar with the english language and ATC is normally in English. The European real life pilots (GA and ATPL) flying under JAR FCL have to do a English Language Skilltest these days, even if you are flying already for a very long time. I did mine last saturday after having my PPL-A and RT for more then 20 years.I'm using the voice version with Level-D 767 and also have the iFly 737 but don't want to use a button version so I'm voting for a voice version iFly/Fs2Crew.
But a lot (probably the majority) of simmers in Europe are not real-world pilots who need to have a certain level of English proficiency.Granted, a lot of Europeans speak great English (probably even better than me :( ), but a lot can't, and I have to account for them.Other big issue is that if using Win 7/Vista, you need to be able to set your Windows Speech Recognizer to English - US; this is problematic for a lot of Europeans with localized versions of Windows 7/Vista.For XP it's not a factor though.Cheers,

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Jee.... and I was hoping the Win 7 may steamline the voice recognition stuff somewhat !!!

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Jee.... and I was hoping the Win 7 may steamline the voice recognition stuff somewhat !!!
If you have Win 7 'Ultimate', you can download the English language pack from Microsoft.If you don't have 'Ultimate', you'll need to use Vistalizator to set your OS to English.This is for Voice Control.Button control does not have this limit at all.Cheers,

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Just my opinionUnfortunately I never bought products from fs2crews before...I am a simmer from italy, and even if I'm pretty able to speak and understand basic english, I sincerely prefer the button control version...I think I will buy it next few hours and I would like to use a button control fs2crew for the maddog too!

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Just my opinionUnfortunately I never bought products from fs2crews before...I am a simmer from italy, and even if I'm pretty able to speak and understand basic english, I sincerely prefer the button control version...I think I will buy it next few hours and I would like to use a button control fs2crew for the maddog too!
Hi,Yes, this is why we did the 'button' control version for the iFly... it's not exclusionary like 'Voice'.FYI, there will be no 'button control' version for the Leonardo Maddog version; it'll be 'Voice Only'.Cheers,

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It's kind of sad though that since iFly offers a great SDK a voice version would be outstanding similar to your level-d offering.

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HI ,when I go to the fs2crew site I can only find the button version for the ifly,is the voice version available or am I just under caffeinated and missing it on the site?thanks,Grant

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No voice version for the iFly. As of right now Bryan has no intention of doing one. The button version is still great though.

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