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FSPassengers question?

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Is it compatible with Radar Contact 4? Or is it supposed to be a kind of replacement? I don't entirely understand.

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FSPassengers does nothing in the realm of Air Traffic Control. As for your first question, I can't help you there :P

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IMHO FSCaptain is a far better way to go.

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+1 for FSCaptain ...

 

I was willy nilly making an impromptu go-around and as I lined up for final I heard someone in the back puking their guts out...

 

Laughed so hard I crashed anyway... :-)

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If say the engines fail in FS passengers, does it cut off the engines that fail or do you just have to pretend that the engine failed and can do whatever you want?

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It depends on the coding of the particular aircraft:

 

- default aircraft (or "SDK aircraft") get their engines cut off by the FSP failure generator.

- if the engine is externally coded/custom-coded you'll have to follow the FSP message and cut off your engine yourself.

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Take note that FSPassengers is an old addon that isn't supported/developed anymore. You might be way better of getting something else, like FSCaptain. Or wait for REX SimAir.

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the problem with FSCaptain .. doesn't that make you install a guauge in each aircraft?  and won't this screw up with planes like the majestic dash 8 and pmdg 737ngx and 777?

 

has anyone made sure that it works for this?

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the problem with FSCaptain .. doesn't that make you install a guauge in each aircraft?  and won't this screw up with planes like the majestic dash 8 and pmdg 737ngx and 777?

 

has anyone made sure that it works for this?

 

Yes you have to install the gauge on whatever plane you plan to use FSCaptain with, no it won't screw up anything. It even backs up the panel.cfg of every aircraft you install it into, thus if it somehow managed to mess up something (which I highly doubt) it's easy for you to go back to the original panel.cfg. 

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FSCaptain currently works fairly well with the Majestic Q400 and PMDG NGX.  

 

Dutch hasn't yet picked up a PMDG 777 because currently he's making progress with the gauge-less version of the ACARS.  I've made two very short flight using it this week m'self, and it's coming along nicely.  Doing this has forced him to re-work the entire audio system, so there should be improvements there as well.

 

Not in the... umm... quality of your FO, just in the ability to control it.   ^_^

 

FSCaptain will be interfaced with the PMDG 777 soon enough though.  I'm making tweaks with the AXE, the TOE, and the Q400 currently.

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ARE YOU part of the dev team?  Good to hear that he is working on the gague less version.. that is what I'm kind of holding out for.. very nice.

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Brian,

 

I am on the FSCaptain dev team - Dutch is the coder though.   I do cheerleading, support, wacky ideas, and can write an XML interface.

 

I finally posted a document to our file sharing area that attempts to detail the steps needed to collect data for these interfaces.  If there are any PMDG Trip7 owners who can run LINDA or some other LVar watching tool and would like to gather data for me to start on an interface, I'd be more than welcome to pitch in.

 

 

Oliver, FSCamp,

 

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts!  If there's anything we can do to make FSCaptain better for you, please let us know.

 

I find I spend more time in an engineering role than I am as a Captain.  It's all fun though, and it beats real work.  :lol:

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Still on the fence for FSCaptain.    I had to go through hell to get FSPassenger running right with all gauges active in PMDG with FS2Crew running due to Window panel limits.   I see that FSCaptain can export data to Virtual Airlines which is what I use FSPassenger for mostly, which is a key selling point for me.   FSCaptain looks like it has greatness in it but I would be sad to see some features go if I made the switch that I just like in FSPassenger.   I am a button pusher.  I love pushing buttons!   I like controlling the seat belt lights, saying when it's time to feed the peoples and that service giving buffs to the happiness meter.    I saw an ad or praise for FSCaptain that basically said, "Do your job and let the flight crew do theirs" but I like bossing them around.  XD    Does FSCaptain have that feature where feeding/issuing drinks to passengers affects their mood?   Does it follow and track all procedures and penalize you accordingly for failing to adhere to them?   Does is have Adrian, my favorite flight attendant to use in FSPassenger.   Her safety demonstration speech cracks me up everytime.  

 

Before someone yells, "Try the Demo!"    I have the demo.  I have not started it yet.  I want to hear from those who already have done the demo or are using it full time.   I will give it a spin this weekend.

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Hopefully (cross fingers)  by this weekend the beta of the "gaugeless" FCDU application that runs on your desktop outside FSX will be available for download.  It can be installed into the current 1.4.5 release, and of course will be free like all FSCaptain upgrades.  (It only works for FSX not FS9 because it uses SimConnect.)

 

We'll let everyone at AvSim know with a note on the FSX forum here.  I have talked to many folks who have been waiting for this to try it out.  It will work with an unregistered FSCaptain too of course so as always, you can try before you buy.

 

Dutch

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"gaugeless" FCDU

 

Wow great news, though a part of me will miss the juggling between FS2Crew and FSCaptain in more complex aircraft.

 

Seriously, once the idiosyncratic gauge installation has been resolved, FSCaptain will be an amazing product, i don't fly with it now.

 

 


Does FSCaptain have that feature where feeding/issuing drinks to passengers affects their mood?

Yes...well sort of, you can control the cabin service should you choose.  It does affect your final score, FSCaptain doesn't have the same 'on the fly' happiness meter that FSP has.

 

 

 


Does it follow and track all procedures and penalize you accordingly for failing to adhere to them?

Yes, pretty much the same as FSP, more penalties here and there and of course you can choose to disable them.

 

 

 


Does is have Adrian, my favorite flight attendant to use in FSPassenger.   Her safety demonstration speech cracks me up everytime.

I would guess not...you can create your own voice pack, i dare say you can import the sound files from FSP, i don't know this however.  I really didn't like the 'humorous' cabin crews in FSP, it's funny the first time, then it just grates.

 

Honestly, the only thing missing are the economic aspects of FSP and I at least, don't miss that one bit.

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Hopefully (cross fingers)  by this weekend the beta of the "gaugeless" FCDU application that runs on your desktop outside FSX will be available for download.  It can be installed into the current 1.4.5 release, and of course will be free like all FSCaptain upgrades.  (It only works for FSX not FS9 because it uses SimConnect.)

 

We'll let everyone at AvSim know with a note on the FSX forum here.  I have talked to many folks who have been waiting for this to try it out.  It will work with an unregistered FSCaptain too of course so as always, you can try before you buy.

 

Dutch

 

Hey.. the man himself!  Wow this is great news.. for sure.. 

 

This does work even with small single engine piston a/c as well?  I like to do charters, etc.  C210, C206, C172, some light twins. etc.. I'm sure it plays nice with this style of play?

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I highly recommend FsCaptain!!!  PLUS it's on sale right now at PCaviator for 50% off....only $19.47....great buy!!!

 

Oh really?! :O I bought it 2 days ago on FS pilotshop! (~39$) , What a chance!

 

No problem , hope be little extra support for its nice dev team. :smile:

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his does work even with small single engine piston a/c as well?  I like to do charters, etc.  C210, C206, C172, some light twins. etc.. I'm sure it plays nice with this style of play?

 

Yes, i was using the A2A 172 for flying around, not even scheduling flights, just use the (very attractive) FCDU and pick an airport, you can even use the same airport just fly around for a while then land, it really is very flexible.

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