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I have been really busy with work and life and I am now looking to purchase this beautiful looking product, here is the question

Is it worth the price of $90

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"Worth" is a relative term and will vary depending on the person forking over the money.  It is arguably the best aircraft simulation ever created for FSX.  If you are going to to without some meals because of the $90 then it's not worth it if however, $90 is hardly going to make a dent in your budget then it's an easy decision.  The question also might be is what would you buy with that $90 if you didn't buy this.  Any real FSX enthusiasts MUST HAVE the PMDF 777 IMO.

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if you have to go into debt to buy it.. DON'T!

 

I have it, ,I think it is awesome.. but I don't fly it.. why?  I'm just not into heavies that much.. once in a while I'll take it around the patch.. maybe someday I'll fly it.. I'm into GA stuff

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If you are a hard core simmer, with a high end machine, then I would go for it.  What other add-on planes do you have?   

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It's amazing, worth every penny. But depends on what you like to fly! If you're more of a low and slow kind of guy, the 777 is not for you! If you like planning a long flight, looking at charts, calculating fuel requirements, then the 777 is made for you.

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"Worth" is a relative term and will vary depending on the person forking over the money.  It is arguably the best aircraft simulation ever created for FSX.  If you are going to to without some meals because of the $90 then it's not worth it if however, $90 is hardly going to make a dent in your budget then it's an easy decision.  The question also might be is what would you buy with that $90 if you didn't buy this.  Any real FSX enthusiasts MUST HAVE the PMDF 777 IMO.

+1 .... very well said Philip.

 

Also like Brian, I too have it but rarely fly it as it is just not an aircraft I like at all in the real world. I was always going to buy it though because I buy almost everything! ... if I hadn't of bought it I would be wondering what it is like.

 

It is worth $90 in my opinion, but as Philip said it's relative to how much $90 is worth to the individual.

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She is amazing..
But if you really have to ask if a addon is worth a certain price, it's probably not for you.

(I hope this doesn't sound disrespectful, is certainly not meant that way)

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I would watch some tutorial videos with it in action to see if you think its a plane you would like. If you like jetliners then I think its a safe bet. If you are neutral to jetliners then it becomes a bit more of a tough choice. It is not the 737ngx. It is very automated so it is not as hands on when flying as the 737ngx is. This is the way the real plane is as well. However, even though it is highly automated that does not mean the software is simple. Many details have been modeled and I am always learning new things about the plane. It would be an ideal choice if you are interested in doing long haul flights and works well with flight planners like pfpx for etops flights.  

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Have the PMDG737 NGX and the PMDG 777. I do enjoy all aspects of FSX and love aviation in general. As for the 777 it is the most accurate aircraft ever developed for FSX. A FSX beginner could start and fly this bird but you also can go explore the depths of the systems. It's your choice.

YES, buy this bird.

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I enjoy it.  I like complexity, though, so there's a part of me that dislikes it, mostly because it does all the switching and thinking for me.  Still, it's one of my favorites to date.

 

Every time:

"Okay, engines started.  Go reconfigure the pneumatiiiccccssssnope...done for me.  Moving on..."

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If you like complexity and realism, the 777 won't disappoint. It's just so immersive and realistic. 

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I have been really busy with work and life and I am now looking to purchase this beautiful looking product, here is the question

Is it worth the price of $90

 

 

If you are into realistic (ultra) long-haul airline operations with heavies, there is no better 777 than PMDG's.

 

It is more than worth the price if you value realism, systems depth and detail. 

 

It might not be worth the price if you are looking for an easy, Ctrl-E engine start type experience for some very casual after work flying with mainly enjoying exterior graphics.

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Hello to you all,  I have not purchased the T777 as yet due to the disappointment of buying the 737NGX which ended up being patched several times plus there are those of you who are delighted with the T777 and others who have found fault with it.  If the faults exist its taking PMDG some time to rectify them, hence my dilemma.  However, all that being said, I will at some time soon, take the plunge.  Richard Welsh.

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I have not purchased the T777 as yet due to the disappointment of buying the 737NGX which ended up being patched several times plus there are those of you who are delighted with the T777 and others who have found fault with it. If the faults exist its taking PMDG some time to rectify them, hence my dilemma.

 

Funny that you put it that way.

 

I wasn't a fan of the multiple hotfix, and then SP approach, either.  Then again, I wouldn't exactly call that "disappointment."  Just not my choice of words.  Frustrating to be sure.

 

After seeing the issues with that last approach, I think they're trying the opposite approach:

Find all of the issues and just release one SP, which ends up taking longer to get fixes for things.

 

Either way, it's frustrating in its own way.

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I prefer the hot fix approach, that way you don't hold up a lengthy list for one problem that is difficult to solve. As for the 777 go for it if you can spare the cash, the bugs are small stuff that are not very noticeable and I've flown a few long flights with no problems at all.

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It is definitely worth the price.

If I think of the large amount of time I spent with the T7 having great fun I must say: amazing with how little money you can have a big time...

I fly the freighter versions of the PMDG T7 exclusively: OO-TSC, D-AALA, D-ALFA which was delivered to Lufthansa just last saturday.

For all PAX flights (scheduled) I use the PMDG 737 NGX (because it is fun to simulate e.g. Ryanair's 25 minutes stopovers at european airports).

 

Greetings,

Claus

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I bought the 737NGX late in the cycle, after it had been all patched up.

 

Satisfaction with that experience led me to day one purchase of the 777.

 

I feel PMDG has offered MORE for the money with this simulation even compared with the excellent 737NGX.

 

I think I will spend more time with the 777, though, once it has gone through one cycle of thorough Next Patch development.  I prefer their current approach to a hotfix approach, actually; hotfixing lots of little things can end up with you chasing your own tail, if the resolved issues are interactive in any way (fix one thing, break three others or uncover five other issues that weren't apparent until you'd debugged the original problem.  Debugging and fixing often uncovers development issues that weren't apparent prior to the process; a wholistic approach to that in a complex systems cycle is thus better).

 

I'm not at all disappointed with the 777 but it is a new release (actually quite stable, btw, for all its complexity), and I am running it on Windows 8 64-bit Pro (now 8.1), which is officially unsupported, so I think with some time the only issues I've run into (mainly, the temporary freezes in long flights with heavy-duty 3rd-party scenery or AI traffic not scaled back enough) will hopefully be optimized in a patch.

 

Plus there are a bunch of little things PMDG will resolve at that point as well; none of them seem earthshaking to me.

 

Steve

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Hello Guys,  Thanks a lot for your views and encouragement, I was not aware of so many Philosophers in the Forum. B)      Richard Welsh.

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Hello to you all,  I have not purchased the T777 as yet due to the disappointment of buying the 737NGX which ended up being patched several times plus there are those of you who are delighted with the T777 and others who have found fault with it.  If the faults exist its taking PMDG some time to rectify them, hence my dilemma.  However, all that being said, I will at some time soon, take the plunge.  Richard Welsh.

I bought the 737ngx well after it had been released and all patches were done and absolutely love it. There are a few bugs with the 777, but they seem very minor. I can't wait for fs2crew to come out with an addon for it as that will help increase the immersion, but I find the product to be very stable as is and I would recommend you purchase it now instead of waiting for minor fixes. That being said if you still didn't like the 737ngx after it was patched up then maybe this plane is not to your taste and you should pass on it. 

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Awesome AC. I rarely did long haul flights but now they are my preference. I even take long flights with the 737NGX where before I stayed under 2 hours. Flying at 2X and 4X is good for me and sometimes 8X over great ocean expanse. PMDG 777 used to crash frequently for me but after following advice from forums it is a rare occurence. It seems since the last NVidia drivers (331.58) update that things have been more stable with FSX. Most of the crashes I had were usually due to me stopping and messing with settings enroute which isnt a good idea. I got this as a B-day gift from my wife and havent regretted it.

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