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What's your WORST Flightsim Payware of 2013?

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my worst, most disappointing paywares are:

 

1- World Traffic for Xplane10

2- SkyMaxx Pro for Xplane10  (clouds look out of place and many issues with real weather...only REX can save XP10)

3- Wilco CRJ for FSX

4- Wilco Airbus Evolution vol.2

5- BBS A330

 

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Oh, this is just asking for trouble.......  :P 

(Searches for popcorn)

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This is just asking for trouble....... :-)

 

(Searches for popcorn)

 

Is this seat taken?

 

(Shares Armrest)

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  • Justflight Airbus 318 (I uninstalled it and I don't really remember the details why anymore)
  • Wilco Airbus 380 v2 (reverse thrust on all four engines, different L/G indications in the 2D cockpit from the VC, during taxi electrical power gets lost if not APU left on, sub-par soundset, some indications on the PFD are really off - I still fly it "for the fun of it", though)
  • dbs Studio Airport GPS (loses "airport focus" during taxi, suggests taxing via runways despite nearby parallel taxiways)

P.S.: The Wilco Airbus Evolution Series vol. 2 isn't that bad, IMO!   :lol:

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That's got to be some kind of record. RISK OF CLOSURE in only three posts. Let's not let this get out of hand guys. It's fair to say what your least favorites are, but do yourself and the community (not to mention the vendor) a favor and explain WHY YOU FEEL THAT WAY. Just slamming products without explanation will get this topic shut PDQ.

 

BleedAir and Olli, you need to provide explanations for your choices.

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I don't have a worst.  The only payware aircraft I bought was the A2A Cessna 172, and it's pretty darn good.  Lessee, I also upgraded AccuFeel to version 2 and replaced my UPS.

 

Hook

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The thread title should not have been WORST payware, rather REGRETTED payware. Of which I have a bundle. None of them because they are intrinsicly BAD, but because I don't fly the aircraft or fly to/from the airport.

Now if you asked for the BEST(Well, you started with the caps) payware I would have a job knowing where to start.

 

 

Was that alright Staff? :P

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Was that alright Staff? :P

 

You didn't blow the thread up Ron... Good Job!!! :Applause:

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I rarely regret any of my purchases.  However, my credit card, my bank account and occasionally my wife, all feel differently about the topic than I do!  ^_^ 

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I HATE THE PMDG T7. IT IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST ADD-ON I HAVE EVER BOUGHT AND SHOULD BE 90 CENTS INSTEAD OF 90 DOLLARS!! (Nuclear meltdown of avsim in 3...2...  :biggrin: )

 

In all seriousness, the one purchase that I regret the most would be Traffic 360 from Just Flight. I bought it for only $7 on sale, but even at that price I am regretting it. The flightplans are largely made up (US airports do not see the regular bank of night departures to Europe and Midwest Connect seems to be based at Detroit instead of Milwaukee, for example), the models look pretty bad to me, and altogether WOAI and other freeware AI traffic is much better. 

 

(I was joking about the T7, of course. I do not have it yet, but I have been seriously considering it for a while).

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I love the plane but hate the throttles of aerosoft airbus extended x after I got fsupic the throttles no longer work. So I don't know if I regret the plane or fsupic it was my favorite for a long time but now no matter what I do I can't get the throttles working

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I love the plane but hate the throttles of aerosoft airbus extended x after I got fsupic the throttles no longer work. So I don't know if I regret the plane or fsupic it was my favorite for a long time but now no matter what I do I can't get the throttles working

 

 

Assign the throttles via FSX, not via FSUIPC. And run the Airbus Configurator to determine single throttle, or dual throttle configuration.

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Assign the throttles via FSX, not via FSUIPC. And run the Airbus Configurator to determine single throttle, or dual throttle configuration.

I have a custom throttle quadrant the requires fsupic the throttle quad works great with the NGX and 777 but the a320 acts like its not there

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Oh yea, definitely anything from ORBX, PMDG, REX, Carenado. Terrible products   :lol:  (Sarcasm)

 

 

I rarely regret any of my purchases.  However, my credit card, my bank account and occasionally my wife, all feel differently about the topic than I do!  ^_^

 

I'm with Jimmy, I research a lot before I buy and enjoy everything, just some I enjoy more then others as I get into personal preferences, but the quality from those company's I mentioned above are excellent.

 

I also have to be careful with my spending   :ph34r:

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Aerofly FS -- Buying it from Just Flight with Steam as the only option it's sold under is still not my favorite way to go (I know some swear by Steam).  Also the sim has to grow, having a basically dead VC the ability to land an F/A-18 on water and the limited geographical area.  The Just Flight releases leave allot to be desired as well in the eyepoint and flight dynamics department.

 

Now I'm saying all this as a person who actually likes this sim but since we are isolated to 2013 that's all I could think of that kinda fits the topic.  :wink:

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Just flight traffic 360. Thank GOD I bought it for just $7. Many models, but LOL at the AI sounds. It's like hearing a bunch of Saturn V boosters go off on takeoff. Lackluster models, honestly, I expected low res, but I got low res with models that don't resemble the real thing. I.e. The 767 looks like something imagined.

 

Captain-buggy-sim 72-glitch-7.

 

Beautiful model! If I could just complete a flight with it.

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Make sure you explain why it's considered the worst or it will be removed.

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Abacus A380, they charged you for a basic model and DEFUALT gauges and the only thing that was original was a basic overhead panel.

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I'm happy, or I was happy for a time, with all my payware add ons of last year, otherwise I wouldn't have paid for them - yes some may now sit in the hanger but I bought them for a reason; sometimes those reasons get overridden by new add ons, that doesn't mean the others were bad.

 

I do research before I buy, except in the case of the Just Flight L-1011, but hey at $5 who cares, even then it's not bad. My research encompasses this site and others, I've never been a "buy on release" kind of simmer, except for the T7 that is. I'm just happy that people still find it worthwhile to develop for FSX which is, after all, and old sim.

 

just my 2c

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I don't regret any of mine, if I had to pick, it would be the captain sim 757/767 but i got them at a 9.99euro sale.

PMDG spoiled me!

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JustFlight Eurofighter Typhoon.

 

Not really happy it cost me £25. I hoped the service pack would improve it but it didn't. Really subpar for payware in 2013, especially when you consider Dino Cattaneo's freeware jets are better in almost every respect.

 

To be fair though, at the time I voiced my criticism here along with some others and I was contacted by JF and asked if I wished to test the service pack. I declined because I was on ship at the time and didn't have a reliable net connection or indeed the time.

 

JF did try to improve it, but to be perfectly honest the Eurofighter had absolutely no business being a £25 payware in 2013.

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2- SkyMaxx Pro for Xplane10  (clouds look out of place and many issues with real weather...only REX can save XP10)

 

Now here's something interesting about your choice. SkyMAXX Pro is the first foray by its author into consumer software. Prior to this, Sundog Software only provided SDKs to developers. These SDKs allowed developers to add clouds, sky conditions (Silverlining) and water animations (Triton) to their 3D apps. And guess who used the water/wave SDK (Triton)? Yep, Lockheed Martin used it for the water displays in P3d2.

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Aerosoft Mega Airport Rome (FS9)

 

I get horrible FPS with this add on and overall quality is below average, IMO.  There are better looking freeware out there.

 

It's already uninstalled and will probably never be installed again.

 

That's the only 2013 purchase I can think of that I regret buying.

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I can't say it is the "worst" by any definition, but since buying the Wilco TBM850 I have zero interest in flying the Carenado version. The Caranedo version is a pretty girl, but as soon as she begins to fly, blah. 

 

All in all, quite happy with my purchases in 2013. Oh, I guess if I was going to be picky I could say the Lycoming sound set for the Iris Christen Eagle could be better...

 

Looking back, 2013 is my *first* year of flight simming. I purchased FSX with the Logitech Extreme Pro stick for my son last Christmas (2012), and he just said "meh". So I installed it anyway, took a short flight, and haven't spit out the hook yet!!! Purchased the Gold Edition (yes!), UTX (yes!), GEX (yes!), etc, etc, etc. Don't regret a single one of them, despite the fact I now fly P3D 1.4 only, run Orbx scenery only, and instead of a couple of hundred free-ware aircraft, have a hanger of diverse, but representative (biplane, float plane, twin, etc) GA payware aircraft that I love to take out and polish now and then. 

 

About the only thing I really regret is that flying simulated aircraft makes me sit on my butt too much!!!  :lol:

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