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Its been a while since NLS released any updates or info regarding there A380 add-on. Does anyone know if the project is still on going, or if its dead.cheers

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I believe it is still alive. (when last i checked), but still no further announcements.

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At this rate FSX will be obsolete by the time the A380 is released. I had a look in their forums before they closed it and progress seems awfully slow.

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I think they've just changed the forums for reporting about their progress (which isn't their main intention, so it happens very infrequently). Their old forums just collected the usual 'when will it be there' questions, in escalating tones from the customer side, so I can understand their decision to leave this path until something to report comes up.

At this rate FSX will be obsolete by the time the A380 is released.
When looking at the guys still using FS9 with pleasure (one of them is you), you seem to point to a time far, far in the future.

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Given that MS Flight isn't out yet, and a decent complex airliner for it would probably take three years to do, by my reckoning they've still got until well after 2014 before they need to worry about FSX being considered obsolete, and frankly, I bet some people will still be flying FS9 at that time.Any software in the world (O/S system compatibility notwithstanding) only becomes obsolete the moment you stop enjoying using it. Just look at all the efforts to get things such as Fly! still usable. Yes people will buy MS Flight on the day it comes out, but on that day they will probably have a go, think 'mmm this has got potential' and then fire up FSX and fly their PMDG NG or whatever.Al

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Don't forget about the portovers, Alan, they may arrive sooner. However, you are right of course, until the one sim goes completely out of interest, a new one (and there are Flight and XP10 coming up) has to be established first and also has to develop enough attraction to let the old product become "old" in the eyes of the user.We can only speculate though, about the portover path. Hopefully the devs know more about it so they can adjust their current FSX projects a bit to enable some nice transition with not too much downsides and waiting time.I think a current FSX thing will look good for some time to come and an in-depth A380 would be a nice thing in all current and upcoming sims.

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It seems they listened to you, they put up a video and some screenshots just yesterday.

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When looking at the guys still using FS9 with pleasure (one of them is you), you seem to point to a time far, far in the future.
The only reason the vast majority of us is still playing FS9 is because FSX runs like a snail even with overclocked machines. If MS Flight turns out to be good then I can't see many people staying around with FSX. (Think of how many people stayed with FS2002 when FS9 was released. Not many, I must say.) Imagine flying the Captainsim 707 on approach to Orbx's Melbourne, with full sliders+ENB Light Bloom, full UT traffic and REX clouds. If you can run that with 30+FPS without Phase Change cooling I would be surprised. Remember FSX is almost 5 years old.

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What was the topic again? Ah .. found the screenshots? I like them. :(

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Imagine flying the Captainsim 707 on approach to Orbx's Melbourne, with full sliders+ENB Light Bloom, full UT traffic and REX clouds. If you can run that with 30+FPS without Phase Change cooling I would be surprised.
So, because FSX cannot handle all that, FS9 is the better option? Interesting argument ...

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So, because FSX cannot handle all that, FS9 is the better option? Interesting argument ...
If by keeping the framerate acceptable means that FSX will look the same or worse than FS9, then FS9 has the advantage of having a wider variety of compatible aircraft and scenery to choose from, especially if you have invested a lot of money on FS9 payware addons.

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Although this is **NOT** from FSXOli B says the project iv very much alive with this video posted yesterday

a side note I wish MS Flight's big city lighting would almost exact what shown in this great little video!!Josh

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If by keeping the framerate acceptable means that FSX will look the same or worse than FS9, then FS9 has the advantage of having a wider variety of compatible aircraft and scenery to choose from, especially if you have invested a lot of money on FS9 payware addons.
HelloI am still flying FS9 but I also use FSX, It has been a long time since FSX ran like a snail.You have a better machine than mine and if you are not getting great FSX performance from that setup then something is wrong.Time for you to take another long look at FSX IMO

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HelloI am still flying FS9 but I also use FSX, It has been a long time since FSX ran like a snail.You have a better machine than mine and if you are not getting great FSX performance from that setup then something is wrong.Time for you to take another long look at FSX IMO
IMO It's not my settings which are at fault, it's the payware aircraft/scenery being too hard on the frame rates. Match the two together and FSX grinds to a halt. Normally this shouldn't happen on a machine that is 4 years newer than the game but due to poor coding by ACES we have to overclock the CPU to extreme heights just to achieve better framerates. And this is why I believe that if MS flight is properly coded then most would make the switch very soon. You just can't squeeze more performance with newer hardware in FSX.

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Please, guys, mind the topic. The FS9 against FSX thing isn't new at all, the update on the NLS A380 is. :(

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Looks very nice. If I understand correctly, part of the team from SimCheck (the makers of the A300!) are helping with this project

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As far as I understood things NLS did the 3D works on the the Simcheck model. I don't know if the dev to dev path goes the other way around too.But from the latest Simcheck statements, they are doing an A300 FMC variant. So their capacities are at least partially in use.

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Please, guys, mind the topic. The FS9 against FSX thing isn't new at all, the update on the NLS A380 is. :(
Yes, sorry for being off-topic.As for the NLS A380, IMO the 3D model is the easy bit, coding the gauges will be much tougher. Currently no one apart from perhaps Airsimmer has accurately simulated the Airbus FBW Laws + Autotrim. What the Airsimmer bus couldn't achieve was to create an autopilot that flies within the boundaries of the control laws e.g. not triggering alpha protection and kicking itself off. Hopefully the FSLabs bus will perform better.

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You name it. Ain't no current Airbus in the sim. The Wilco ones are still a benchmark (and get advertised like this :() but this doesn't mean that they are close to modern standards of 2011, regardless of their "evolution".Fingers crossed that e. g. FSL progresses nicely, NLS too.

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I wonder if they simulate the 'catch that CRJ' mission then. Black%20Eye.gif

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I wonder if they simulate the 'catch that CRJ' mission then. Black%20Eye.gif
Good one! biggrin.gif

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