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GEX for Prepar3d

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Anyone have any news? I know flight1 is working on it but haven't had an update since: "Don't use GEX for FSX in P3D, and we are working on a P3D product".

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Disregard

 

Lee

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if they ever produce it ,you wont be able to afford it, look at the P3d version of ifly 737 ,last time I checked cost approx £15 more  than the fsx version , and  is now  available in the professional section of flight1 site with a disclaimer that  states (Please note that this product is not licensed for commerical training.) if it is not for  licensed training why is it in the professional section of their site (by the was they spelt commercial wrong) and why is it £15 approx more expensive than the Fsx version ,most other dev provide P3d installers for free  ,in my humble opinion wait for Orbx Global

Peter

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Flight1 are on an anti-Prepar3D campaign:

http://www.flightsim.ee/news/2013/on-flight1s-new-policy-and-on-the-most-bizzare-customer-weve-ever-had

 

Fortunately, FTX Global will soon replace GEX as the standard texture replacement package.

 

Same with other Flight1 products - e.g. the C177B has a built-in check that disables the virtual cockpit if you try to use it in Prepar3D.

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Looks like Flight1 and GEX developer is pushing customers over to FTX Global. As I see it GEX is a dead software when ORBX brings their software to the market.

 

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strange attitude for any company to knock P3D by lack of support ,when P3d  will finish up  as good as or a lot better than Fsx ,what I find really strange is that the developers of ifly 737 have  put all that work and effort  into developing their 737 add on,then  they allow flight1 to promote the P3d version,when as far as I can see flight1 do not want to support P3d,but I am constantly amazed by the way a few  developers /retailers  carry on ,Also the link to flightsim estonia,s site is good ,but it is also worth reading the actual thread ,sadly it speaks volumes about a certain company

peter

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What could be a logical commercial reason for discouraging use of P3D? Right now P3D looks like it will become much more popular than FSX. Maybe it is because Lockheed Martin is  a very big contractor for a very big government. There are some people who hate both.

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What could be a logical commercial reason for discouraging use of P3D? Right now P3D looks like it will become much more popular than FSX. Maybe it is because Lockheed Martin is  a very big contractor for a very big government. There are some people who hate both.

 

It looks like Flight1 is trying to separate their product line into a "Professional" branch of Prepar3D addons and a "Consumer" line for FSX. The "Pro" products sell for much more than the entertainment products. Since the distinction is purely artificial (as P3D is 99.9% compatible with FSX addons), they need to find a way to keep people from using their cheaper consumer products in place of the more expensive Pro products. It wouldn't surprise me if they come out with a P3D version of GEX that costs several times more for the same product.

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The problem being that if a flight school/ instructor is teaching with it, they wouldn't exactly care how it looks, doesn't make sense to me.

 

UTX makes a little sense there

 

 

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I would imagine it is not a high priority for them with their other commercial products but I believe they are still working on it. Considering that they are one of the several developers who have both an entertainment and a commercial product, I would also expect that the pricing would be more in line with the commercial market.

 

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It looks like Flight1 is trying to separate their product line into a "Professional" branch of Prepar3D addons and a "Consumer" line for FSX. The "Pro" products sell for much more than the entertainment products. Since the distinction is purely artificial (as P3D is 99.9% compatible with FSX addons), they need to find a way to keep people from using their cheaper consumer products in place of the more expensive Pro products. It wouldn't surprise me if they come out with a P3D version of GEX that costs several times more for the same product.

 

Well said and nail on head I think.

 

I love Flight 1...but.............

 

This poilcy is clearly designed at protecting their pro market and nothing more. Flight 1 clearly bet the farm on P3D and the original ESP(?) as being a cash cow and never being avaialble to us 'mere mortals'.

 

As i have said many times, any addon developer that chooses either to not support P3D or raise the price to absurd levels (for non commercial use) is fine by me. I will simply spend my $ elsewhere. There are plenty of addon devs who are supporting P3D at zero extra charge. As P3D heads into V2 territory and continues to improve on the old FSX code we should all be uniting and jumping for joy (users AND addon devs). Instead we are determined to fracture the market with petty infighting over EULA's and such like. I wouldnt mind, but the EULA argument in most cases is simply used as an excuse to stealth protect another side of the addon devs business. I would have more respect if they just came out and said so honestly.

 

It certainly looks as though GEX will have to do something to compete as FTX Global will be P3D ready and GEX loses its status as the only global texture replacement set available.

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I've been supporter of Flt1 GEX and UT since the beginning. I respect their business decision not to support PD3 the same as FSX. But now the must respect my decision not to continue support with their GEX product line. I to will move on to FTX textures when it releases, because it give me the opportunity to move on from FSX. Which is my future goal. They really ###### me off when they updated their GEX installers not install into PD3. So I will fight back with my wallet.

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I respect their business decision not to support PD3

 

They really ###### me off when they updated their GEX installers not install into PD3.

 

How can you be ###### off if you respect their decision? Do you mean that you respect their decision but at the same time you wanted to use their product in P3D no matter what? No offence to you but am I missing something here?

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How can you be ###### off if you respect their decision? Do you mean that you respect their decision but at the same time you wanted to use their product in P3D no matter what? No offence to you but am I missing something here?

You can always respect something but not like it. Sometimes I don't like speed limits when I am running late, but I still respect them since its the law.

 

 

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Just adding to the 'FTX Global' - all the way for me too. I have a ghost image of my recent FSX install before I installed GEX. Soon as FTXG is released my ghost image is getting installed and GEX install files are being permanently deleted.

Had enough of the pea green effect anyhow.

My scenery base will consist mainly of FTX and from the sounds of things to come I shouldnt have to worry about addon compatibility etc

P3D is the next thing I am waiting for which FTX will work in. Seems the most logical direction to go.

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You can always respect something but not like it. Sometimes I don't like speed limits when I am running late, but I still respect them since its the law.

 

 

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Bill is saying that since his last oil change his car manufacturer set his car speed limit to the max allowed by the law and he got ###### off because he want to break them, so to be able to use his car the way he want to he will by another car produce by another manufacturer.

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Maybe they have good commercial reasons, and they, as software producers, can choose their marketing stategy.

At the same time I, as customer, can choose my buying strategy.

 

As I almost abandoned FSX more than one year ago and moved to Prepar3D, my strategy at moment is not install in P3D all not P3D compliant or not P3D licensed products, and substitute them with some or other products made by companies supporting P3D.

 

So as GEX is not licensed to P3D, no GEX for me, waiting for FTX Global, bye bye Flight1, hello Orbx.

 

At the moment I'm still using FSX only to fly PMDG 737NGX, but if they will persist in their policy (maybe they cannot change it... for now), in same way bye bye PMDG, hello Ifly, Quality Wings, Aerosoft, Majestic, and so on.

 

Only my humble opinion and personal choice.

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Maybe they have good commercial reasons, and they, as software producers, can choose their marketing stategy.

At the same time I, as customer, can choose my buying strategy.

 

As I almost abandoned FSX more than one year ago and moved to Prepar3D, my strategy at moment is not install in P3D all not P3D compliant or not P3D licensed products, and substitute them with some or other products made by companies supporting P3D.

 

So as GEX is not licensed to P3D, no GEX for me, waiting for FTX Global, bye bye Flight1, hello Orbx.

 

At the moment I'm still using FSX only to fly PMDG 737NGX, but if they will persist in their policy (maybe they cannot change it... for now), in same way bye bye PMDG, hello Ifly, Quality Wings, Aerosoft, Majestic, and so on.

 

Only my humble opinion and personal choice.

 

 

And that's the only right and honest thing to do. :hi:

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With P3D having the ability to handle larger land classification textures, I would more interested in who's going to develop those, rather than bringing over FSX-sized textures.

 

Guesstimating a download size of 130gb~ or about 20 hours on my cable!

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