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holding off until service pack... users, thoughts on timeframe?

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It was suggested to me to wait until the service pack arrives before I purchase. Do any of the users (not PMDG) have any thoughts on possible when? Thanks

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Mike, with hot fix 2 or 3, the aircraft is 100% stable in all phases of flight. More important than a SP, is your hardware and Windows install ready for the NGX? Finally, is your FSX installation pristine and ready for the NGX? I'm thinking a lot of instability issues (not panel freezes) could be traced back to "disorderly" FSX installations and hardware shortcomings.

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Mike, with hot fix 2 or 3, the aircraft is 100% stable in all phases of flight. More important than a SP, is your hardware and Windows install ready for the NGX? Finally, is your FSX installation pristine and ready for the NGX? I'm thinking a lot of instability issues (not panel freezes) could be traced back to "disorderly" FSX installations and hardware shortcomings.
Not really 100% stable. I experienced 3 freezes today (2 of them at LOWI/Aerosoft).First time ever since I bought the plane though.But I can't fing the reason. Me? My rig? The NGX?? Dunno.

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just buy the plane already. What a useless thread
What a friendly community you make this forum!
Not really 100%. I experienced 3 freezes today (2 of them at LOWI/Aerosoft). But I can't fing the reason. Me? My rig? The NGX?? Dunno.
Hmm. I spoke too soon! I've been flying all of my routes with no issues.

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Mike:I know by visiting the forum you might think everyone have issues with the NGX, the reality is that the forum complaints or issues are coming from a very small percentage of the people who bought the NGX. For me even before the first hotfix my NGX was working perfectly and all my friends who purchase the NGX also had no problems. So, you don't need to wait for the first SP, you can buy it now as long as your FSX installation is ok and your computer have at least the minimum specs for the NGX you are ok.

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I definitely would buy the plane, but I am also waiting for a SP to fix the occasional CTD

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community aye. well i'll be the local garbage collector getting rid of all the trash which are in the form of tedious facecious posts.

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community aye. well i'll be the local garbage collector getting rid of all the trash which are in the form of tedious facecious posts.
Let the mods do that. Use the report function if it's that serious (don't abuse it).

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I definitely would buy the plane, but I am also waiting for a SP to fix the occasional CTD
How do you know you will have an occacional CDT, I haven't had any problem with the plane.

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Let the mods do that. Use the report function if it's that serious (don't abuse it).
Serious... no. I dunno im just trollin. However people really need to see, as in this thread that people make threads for the hell of it in the hope of getting responses. And then people actually get suckered into it.Really. Asking whether to hold off on the most anticipated fs thing ever. Hey actually do that and hopefully the price has been raised by then. The fine you pay for this thread... And me trolling... And my net usage to type this message

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buy it!!!! this is definitly for me the best addon i have ever purchased, i do get a CTD when flying in orbx regardless of the hotfixes and suggested tweaks but im sure the sp will fix it asus ROG x58Core i7-970(6core) @ 4.4GHZ12GB Ram2 GTX480's SLI

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Support forums are traditionally full of "negativity" because people come to get help for problems. Far less come to give praise. That's the nature.You might not need hotfixes or a SP. I don't. And the majority don't, so you don't see posts from those people.

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O only installed the hotfix today because PMDG have recommended it. I was having no problems anyway and still have no problems. I did notice that after capturing the glideslope that it now correctly announces " Single Channel "Before the hotfix it announced " CMD " which of course is wrong. I love this plane !! Love.gifLove.gifLove.gifLove.gifLove.gifLove.gif

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saturdays are usually good days to buy and install new addons without issues. so my suggestion would be to try it out tomorrow

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I would say go for it! Personally I've never had so much fun in FSX!Chances you'll run into trouble I'd guess are pretty slim. Guess most people, just like me, are out there merrily surfin' around in their NGX's.And after a few tweaks FPS's are as good as ever! Party.gif

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It was suggested to me to wait until the service pack arrives before I purchase. Do any of the users (not PMDG) have any thoughts on possible when? Thanks
Go for it !! You won't be sorry !

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It was suggested to me to wait until the service pack arrives before I purchase. Do any of the users (not PMDG) have any thoughts on possible when? Thanks
Even without the hotfixes I did not have a single crash or freeze in all my flights.If installed properly into a well maintained system with reliable hardware, I'd say you shouldn't see much trouble. I recommend: go get the NGX! Be warned though: this thing makes you an addict.

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when i buy something i buy it with assumption that it will do what it says on the tin. Aditional research reading reviews, asking at forums is what is done when you want make sure its what you want. This addon is complex, price reflects that, is it worth? To me it is, even if it has bugs, to someone else it may not be till all the bugs have been polished. As much as i do not like unfair bashing of anything i equally do not like peoples sky heaven best of the best comments, both are subjective.In my experience it is very hard to judge any product on any forum as there is huge influx of for and against attitudes. If you do not have any other advanced addons to fly with go for it, if you have, be it PMDG, Captain sim, or any other high quality plane wait till this baby has been service packed. You will have tons of fun even if it has occasional glitch here and there, as it does work as what it is meant to be, one step higher and further than any other addon i have tried. Most of the best things in the world have had difficult upbringing till they have reached the state of nirvana. In a strange way i do enjoy playing with stuff as it receives revisions and improvements, i am an early adopter, you may not be......

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Why wait for the SP? The SP will also likely contain other features - hence a service pack not a Hotfix - The SP may then need Hotfixs to fix new items in the SP! My NGX is 100% stable with the latest Hotfix - Not a had a CTD - but I imagine at some point I will, not because of the NGX , but just because FSX as a habbit of doing so eventually - its a "Feature" of FSX - I think youll find a whole forum on it here on AVSIM somewhere, For those that post to say they havent or dont need the Hotfix because there sim as worked from day one - they not quite telling the truth - Although the main purpose of the Hotfixes was to sort out the issues with OOM and Freezes, they also contain a few bug fixes that everyone will have regardless of how stable their NGX is. Items such as the MINS bug from panel save states, wing flex, strobe issues etc. So my tip to you is buy it, start to learn how it all works, with the latest hotfix you wont have any issues and then when the SP comes along with even more features you will only have them to learn then! I flew into LOWI today - No Freeze or OOM in fact I have had FSX running now for nearly 2 days flown into 7 airports EGPH-EGBB-LXGB-LEPA-EGBB-LOWI-OMDB with some long layovers in between with the sim running constantly- and still no freeze or OOM - I dont think even my trusty LevelD 767 managed that many hours without a CTD.

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Buggy. Not for all but will thou be one or not? Wait till fully developed
It's not a buggy product, believe me I've seen some buggy addons out there and this is not one of them. Somehow it's hard for me to believe that problems that occur with the NGX is not within the eyes of the beholder.And to say it isn't fully developed is just an insult to the guys who spent three years on it!

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If you call this a buggy product what would you call the Airsimmer A320? Been in production for years, yet still only the Basic FS9 edition is released.

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What worked for me was my original download link from my purchase had a new installer with all updates, uninstall the old and loaded new exe all is great just wishing for my runway lights at dawn and dusk hint hint guys.

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community aye. well i'll be the local garbage collector getting rid of all the trash which are in the form of tedious facecious posts.
What time will you be passing ? So I can put the bins out

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It was suggested to me to wait until the service pack arrives before I purchase. Do any of the users (not PMDG) have any thoughts on possible when? Thanks
Don't be deceived by reading support forums for an accurate idea of how well the NGX runs. People come here with problems for the most part... those running it without issues aren't going the come here and make threads about all of the problems they're not having. Personally I've been flying it since day one, and the only problems I've had were solved by the hotfix.
What a useless thread
What a useless post.

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