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Quiet after the storm........

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I note that after the big rush of interest and speculation regarding the purchase of the Microsoft flight simulation franchise, things have dropped from an interest level of "frenzied" to nearly dead forum in just a few days!  :lol:

 

We all just in watch and wait mode?

 

 

It will be interesting to see what happens when we finally get more news. I'm expecting a madhouse........  :ph34r:

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Uhmm, Devon, this post has no screenshot. Do you want us to add one for you? :lol:

 

Best regards.

"Screenshot Junkie" Luis

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Well...... In keeping with my post, I could give you this little oddity.......

 

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I think that's typical with just about any major topic on Avsim. If anything new comes up, there are pages and pages of speculation that eventually dries up to a trickle.

 

If anything else comes up concerning this, it will start all over again.  Sometimes it makes for an interesting read and at other times it becomes tedious.  We'll just have to wait and see what the next hot topic will be.

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I'll add some speculation!

 

Steam has launced the SteamOS... which i believe is a Linux offshoot. They claim they are porting all their games to this new OS. They may have bought the licensing to Flight in order to port it to the new OS.

 

Also. I don't recall anyone claiming Microsoft has given up all rights to it's flightsim products... only that it is licensing development out. It may be a mistake to believe that even Flight has been "sold". Perhaps development rights have only been licensed... and we don't even know if those rights are exclusive to all other development, or what format that may be.

 

Steam is very well versed in DLC and gaming. Large pocketbook. Already handling Flight, and DLC. Ready to move the product beyond PCs, and into tablets, phones, gaming devices...

 

Dick

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Just sitting around here on the tarmac talking about what is to become of Flight. It seems everyone has a differing opinion about what that is. Well, we will see before too long I hope.

 

Steve

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Microsoft will not sell the license and will keep on supporting Microsoft Flight as the rumor we all thought was true, isn't. Steam will only port the games that were successful, which are the games they sell currently. They removed Flight a long time ago, so it is highly unlikely that Steam will put Flight back on its marketplace.

 

     We hope the answer will come quick, but for now, let’s keep our hopes up and see what the Toolkit will bring to us. 

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Well, just wait. Over at flighsim.com someone's claiming he's going to crowdfund a totally brand new flight sim.

Maybe we can persuade him to purchase the MS Flight license instead :lol:

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Well, just wait. Over at flighsim.com someone's claiming he's going to crowdfund a totally brand new flight sim.

 

 

Heard that one before.................

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I too am following the DoveTail thread. I find it from humorous to ridiculous. There are some really narrow minded people out there in this world. (Makes me think of the Tears for Fears song “"Everybody Wants to Rule the World “.) People change with time, but they don’t seem to learn. Is it a game, is it a simulator? They can’t seem to realize it’s what you choose to make of it, life is one big mind game. Can anyone tell me what a hardcore simmer really is? Just one of the things I really find humorous. And this is just my humble opinion. :P

 

Now for a shot, just before I went to Davy Jones locker. :lol:
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Back into silent mode........

 

(Submarine pinging noises)

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It may be slow in here, but I have been super active working on the tools.  Getting closer to being able to have scenery addons in Flight.

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It may be slow in here, but I have been super active working on the tools.  Getting closer to being able to have scenery addons in Flight.

Thank you stonelance, thats exciting news :)

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Its nice to see some progress being made in the background! Thanks Stone!

 

      Its quite awkward in this silence. So, I'd like to thank Devon for breaking it!  :lol:

 

Here you go Devon:

 

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Its nice to see some progress being made in the background! Thanks Stone!

 

      Its quite awkward in this silence. So, I'd like to thank Devon for breaking it!  :lol:

 

Here you go Devon:

 

 

Thanks! The forum should make that sound when there are no new posts.

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Thanks for that tidbit of info Stone, hope you'll be able to expand on just what that means sometime soon.... :smile:

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Steve, is not a man of many words...  :lol:  He just keeps us all wondering!

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So are these going to be all original tools or are they ways to access the original tools?

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original tools

 

     I don't think he's allowed to release the original tools; they have usage restrictions. As always, the tools that Steve releases are "ways to access the original tools."

 

Well, at least, this is what I thought you meant.  :unsure:

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The original SDK is MS property, and was never officially released so there is no way to use it unfortunately.  The tools I am working on are a collection of either new things I have written from scratch that emulate the original tools, or converters that will convert content made with FSX SDK tools into a format that is compatible with Flight.  I am working on a few major file formats that still need to be able to be converted right now (airports and aerial imagery).  Once that is done we will try to convert the base FSX scenery to Flight as a test to make sure the tools are working properly, and then perhaps test it out on other content.

 

It isn't something that will be available super soon, so keep your patient hats on :)

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My patient hat is always on. Xcept maybe for Xplane, where my patient hat is a bit frazzled.  :lol:

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The decision to not release an SDK is one of the significant factors which brought the game down, but hopefully, DTG will use Flight's technology and we could fully make use of Steve's toolkit and the SDK which will be released!

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Let us hope so. Thank you so much stone for all that you have done and will do. Keep the faith. :Applause:

 

Steve A

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