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timeframe on Prepar3d v2.0

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I do not have Prepar3d will wait till version 2.xx with DX11

Seached the web but can't find any place where they say anything about the timeframe for this release..

what do you guys know ?? Dont need a date... but is it fall 2012, spring 2013........

 

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I bet it's gonna be between now and spring 2015. You've been with us since the April. Didn't you learn anything? There are virtually NO timeframes when it comes to any development in flightsim world.

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I bet it's gonna be between now and spring 2015.

 

Honestly, with the speed of their updates, it will take them a few more years until v2 it out.

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2015? Nah, I think it's gonna be before.

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There are actually TWO dates one should be concerned with.

 

(1) Initial Release date

(2) Date a viable working updated version is released.

 

Learn from history, when MS tried to produce a Dx10 version of FSX, that tried to be backward compatible with items designed for DX9.

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I hope that in the meantime they can bring DX10 mode to version 1.x.

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I hope that in the meantime they can bring DX10 mode to version 1.x.

 

I don't think that is going to be happening, they are not even working on that. LM said they are not going to watch over backwards compatibility, but care more about the performance. There must a time where we turn a new leaf.

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Kota, I agree. It should be a fresh version and a new start. If there is a significant move across the add-ons will come quickly.

 

But a suggestion to LM - and aren't we free with these - install as default one complex GA aircraft and one complex Airliner with working autopilot and glass cockpit for the first ... no default GPS ... and a functional CDU and Mode Control Panel for the airliner. I am certain that more than one dev would fall over themselves to supply you.

 

With this the instant capture of the addicts will occur (we rarely fly default except for testing) until the third party offerings arrive. I can only assume that Orbx will be right there with you.

 

Of course keep the other lite defaults for general sales purposes.

 

 

Warmest regards,

 

Ian McPhail

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2015? Nah, I think it's gonna be before.

 

They have been doing a 6 month release cycle for updates... I personally feel that v2 is very far away. The artificial hype seems to be surrounding the fact that this thing is right around the corner and is going to save the day!

 

6 more updates till v2.

 

6 updates X 6 months=36 months

 

Aprrox. 36 months till v2 release.

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They have been doing a 6 month release cycle for updates... I personally feel that v2 is very far away. The artificial hype seems to be surrounding the fact that this thing is right around the corner and is going to save the day!

 

6 more updates till v2.

 

6 updates X 6 months=36 months

 

Aprrox. 36 months till v2 release.

 

I don't think that each update is bringing us closer to v2. They're developing v2 while improving v1, so it could come earlier or later.

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I don't think that each update is bringing us closer to v2. They're developing v2 while improving v1, so it could come earlier or later.

 

I think that's correct. Why would they have to do all number between 1.4 and 2.0? Makes no sense... They said V2 is under way, it would be stupid to name it 2.0 while not knowing how many between updates you are having.

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LM names it version 2 because it has new technology that version 1.x does not have. In this case that would be DirectX11.

 

One thing that may affect the release date is the release of Windows 8. They probably want to make sure that ver 2 works seamlessly with Windows 8.

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In all honesty, I think Windows 8 is going to blow off so quickly that you won't be able to say "cracker". W8 is not going to become mainstream over W7. There are too many negative reports on the internet about it, companies saying that they are keeping W7. MS is gonna lose big time on this one.

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Windows 8 is a Tablet OS. It runs on desktops, sure, but that's not what it's made for. It's definitely not what it's optimized for. If you choose to run it as a desktop OS, just accept going in that you'd be better off just buying a tablet to run it on, if you feel you "must" have Windows 8. Windows 7 will remain the dominant desktop OS until at least Windows 8's sucessor arrives.

 

I don't see any major software companies building their future software around Windows 8 features. They may strive for compatibility, but you can take it for granted that running it on Windows 7 will be at least as good as Windows 8, and likely better.

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Yes, it is for tablets. It was designed for that. But - as often with MS, too late. While MS was thinking Apple and Samsung were releasing - iPads and Samsungs TABs virtually took the market. What is MS looking for here with the W8, a 0,01% piece of the cake, if even...? Seriously...

But let's go back OT here.

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MS is gonna lose big time on this one.

 

I spoke with a computer salesman recently. He was extremely knowledgeable about the entire computer market and he is very concerned with Windows 8.

 

He said that manufacturers like Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba, want to stick with Windows 7. - He said that Win7 should be around for a long time...

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Somewhere back in late 2011, it was posted by the used to be forum manager at the Prepar3d forums that they were shooting for a late 2012, early 2013 release for v2.0.

 

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Somewhere back in late 2011, it was posted by the used to be forum manager at the Prepar3d forums that they were shooting for a late 2012, early 2013 release for v2.0.

 

:shok: What?!?!! If that is the case then, holy cow! - I'm pumped! LOL!!

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Somewhere back in late 2011, it was posted by the used to be forum manager at the Prepar3d forums that they were shooting for a late 2012, early 2013 release for v2.0.

 

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Somewhere back in late 2011, it was posted by the used to be forum manager at the Prepar3d forums that they were shooting for a late 2012, early 2013 release for v2.0.

 

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Sounds good. Will it use the same or a different engine?

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Somewhere back in late 2011, it was posted by the used to be forum manager at the Prepar3d forums that they were shooting for a late 2012, early 2013 release for v2.0.

 

The "used to be forum manager" respectfully known as John Nicol never stated such claim. He stated that the progressions being conducted in 1.X versions were in mind with the building towards v2.0. In the L.M. forums he clearly did state that they were looking (working?) on the DX11 update to Prepar3D back in January of 2012, but also followed up with a very clear statement that v2.0 was still quite a ways out and to enjoy the current product in its most recent form. From the statement made by John you may be missing out on a great simulation platform by holding out for v2.0. If you're serious about simulation and performance, I doubt you will be able to last that long. FSX as of last week no longer resides on my computer. Prepar3D 1.4 is already too far along for me to ever look back.

 

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum-5/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=619

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Uh... yes he did, otherwise I wouldn't say it. Like I said, it was back in 2011, the first time version 2.0 fever was started after they announced DirextX11 support. I've searched and searched this morning but can't find the post, and one of the later posts of his, now known as Legacy-Support, said that v2.0 was a "looong way off" back in April 2012 (in response to Ben Cap's question on the P3D forum about v2.0).

 

I agree though, no reason to wait for v2.0 when 1.4 is such a great product!

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Agree, no bother waiting for 2.0.. 1.4 is the definitive answer to FSX right now IMHO. Well to be really honest 1.3 was `my' definitive answer to FSX but 1.4 just makes it more so with the increased smoothness and even more bugs eliminated.. It's just solid.

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FSX as of last week no longer resides on my computer. Prepar3D 1.4 is already too far along for me to ever look back.

 

I am about to make the full transistion also... P3D is vastly superior when it comes to performance.

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The best thing about Windows 8 is Vista is now off the hook as the worse MS OS.

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