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PMDG 777 Demo?

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Hi All, 

 

After searching, I think I know the answer to this, BUT

 

... does anyone know if there is a demo or beta version of PMDG 777? I don't mind if I can't even get it off the ground. 

 

I'm sold on it, but before i take the plunge (expensive addon!) I want to be sure it will work. My specs meet the requirements, but you know how temperamental FSX is, based on installed addons, hardware clashed, etc. 

 

 

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After searching, I think I know the answer to this, BUT

 

If you know  the answer  they why post your question, you would have been better if you would have posted  "would my pc   run the 777 without any issues"  and since you havn't  said  what you have got  than how  can anyone advise you. 

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Thank you for your reply.

 

"would my pc   run the 777 without any issues" would be an unanswerable question. 

 

My question is perfectly reasonable compared to that one, whereby I can install the demo and find out if it will run without issue. 

 

As I said in my post, I have checked the specifications but this isn't a workable way forward where FSX is concerned. 

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would my pc run the 777 without any issues" would be an unanswerable question.

 

No one will know till you post your pc  specs,  since  there are other posts where  users have "asked will my pc  run the t7"  and they have  posted  their pc  specs  and  got answers. So cant see why you havnt unless you want  to keep it  a secret :Thinking:

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Windows 8.1 Pro 

64bit

Intel Core i5 2500k

16 GB RAM

GTX550

 

Happy to take upgrade advice on any of the above- but I don't think my brain could take a processor upgrade...agh!

 

...

 

My concern was with my unique set-up; you know, how certain things clash with certain things, etc. Seems every modified FSX set up is different and reacts in different ways. 

 

I'm running with Orbx installed and Ultimate Traffic 2. Some airport upgrades, plus FS Passengers. 

 

Kind regards

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Hi N,

 

I would like to add that, if you do take the plunge, you will find the PMDG 777 an awesome fly!

HTH,

 

Good luck with setting it up on your PC.

Cheers, Richard

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Thank you, Richard, I appreciate that! I do want to be able to get the most out of it. I have had a lot of CTD problems recently. 

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I suggest you search the forum for comments on Win8/8.1 and PMDG's position on supporting it.

 

DJ

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I'm sold on it, but before i take the plunge (expensive addon!) I want to be sure it will work. My specs meet the requirements, but you know how temperamental FSX is, based on installed addons, hardware clashed, etc.

No there is no demo version of the addon. But you will find that this addon is very cheap compared to what it offers. On the face it seems expensive.But its very cheap for what it offers. you get two planes for 100 bucks if you go with -300 ER also.

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... does anyone know if there is a demo or beta version of PMDG 777? I don't mind if I can't even get it off the ground.
They don't release Beta version for general use. They don't do trials or demos. Youtube has lots of good vdeos of it that may convince you.

 


I suggest you search the forum for comments on Win8/8.1 and PMDG's position on supporting it.
They will have to look at this soon as Windows 9 is just round the corner. Most new computers bought by people with no prior knowledge are loaded with 8.1 these days. I personally have no issues running my planes on 8.1, but that may not be the case for everyone. Having a laptop with 8.1 does not automatically mean you cant use the PMDG products.

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N Ross

 

Rest assured that if I could run it before the -300ER release on a Q6600-based system with the standard CPU clock of 2.4GHz later o/c'd to 3.2GHz, you should with that i5-2500K have no issue whatsoever.

 

As Richard has suggested, go for it. A dream of an aircraft to fly in a sim that you will never get tired of.

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I took the plunge.

...Wow. It's...just wow!

 

Performance was fine- about the same, if not better, than Airbus X Extended. 

 

However, 15 mins into a short test flight, I got 'Fatal Error' and FSX crashed. 

 

I'm hoping this was a one-off. 

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Can i run this on my system i have a Surface pro 4 Intel core i5-6300U CPU At 2.40 GHz oc to 2.50 Ghz

And 4GB of Ram. Im planning on getting a monitor and yoke too and i want to know if it is worth my money

 

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13 hours ago, WalkersAviation said:

Can i run this on my system i have a Surface pro 4 Intel core i5-6300U CPU At 2.40 GHz oc to 2.50 Ghz

And 4GB of Ram. Im planning on getting a monitor and yoke too and i want to know if it is worth my money

 

Welcome to the forum. Please note that full names - first and last - are required here in the forum.

Additionally, the product page provides the min specs. I honestly wouldn't run Flight Sim on a Surface, because of how limited the processors are there (and because they lack GPUs). Moreover, they're going to throttle quite a lot because of cooling.

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Really, there should be a demo soas to test compatibility etc.

Not directed specifically at PMDG but at the industry in general:  software EUAs are decidedly one-sided, not in favor of the consumer.

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15 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Really, there should be a demo soas to test compatibility etc.

Not directed specifically at PMDG but at the industry in general:  software EUAs are decidedly one-sided, not in favor of the consumer.

Give people a working copy of software as something to hammer on to further piracy...? No thanks.

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11 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

Give people a working copy of software as something to hammer on to further piracy...? No thanks.

What about waiting until after the software is already cracked and available to pirates (as virtually any software inevitably is in time)? What's the downside of a demo then?

I say this as someone who's already sold on the incredible work that PMDG does, who's bought everything you guys put out. I don't need a demo! But clearly you guys are losing at least some quantum of potential customers who would be wowed by a limited demo of what you can do.

James

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1 minute ago, honanhal said:

What about waiting until after the software is already cracked and available to pirates (as virtually any software inevitably is in time)? What's the downside of a demo then?

I say this as someone who's already sold on the incredible work that PMDG does, who's bought everything you guys put out. I don't need a demo! But clearly you guys are losing at least some quantum of potential customers who would be wowed by a limited demo of what you can do.

Simply a business decision: what's the risk versus the reward? Our business decision is no demo.

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48 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

Give people a working copy of software as something to hammer on to further piracy...? No thanks.

That ship has sailed, brother Kyle.  You know that.  ;-)  On occasion they're even fool enough to show up here looking for support.

Demos might expand your paying customer base.

 

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6 minutes ago, Boomer said:

That ship has sailed, brother Kyle.  You know that.  ;-)  On occasion they're even fool enough to show up here looking for support.

Demos might expand your paying customer base.

Has it, though?

You know that people have actually successfully, and fully cracked our software? You must have some shady friends, or I don't know you as well as I thought I did...interesting information you have there.

Again: people keep asserting hanging software out there for free will magically increase paying customers more than it would sacrifice sales by essentially handing crackers a free version to hammer on. How, exactly, are you coming by this information? How can you legitimately argue that, if one were to be a cracker, and had an opportunity to crack any software out there, that cracker would go for something behind a pay wall, versus something just hanging out there like proverbial low hanging fruit...?

You all are walking dangerously along the line of publicly acknowledging knowing more about this part of the industry than you should. I get what you're saying, in theory, but what you're saying is somewhat the equivalent of telling Tesla: "hey, if anyone could just jump in your car at any time of day, you'd sell more copies! Ignore the fact that people steal your cars sometimes, because people steal cars. Once they're stolen, you might as well just leave one out in front of your dealership unlocked so that people can test drive it before they buy it. Just put a limiting radius in the software to force them to come back to the dealership. Don't worry about people getting in the cars and attempting to disable any of that. Like I said...people steal cars. Why worry about people stealing more, since leaving said car out to be test driven all day will increase sales?!?"

Guys...c'mon...use a little bit of logic here...

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Hi,

Just a thought since I don't know how the protectction works. Why not issue demo with license key that expires after sometime like it already exists for other software? wouldn't it protect the copy the same way a definitely sold copy is protected? Once your demo free license expires you would have to buy a definitive license or you could not use your copy anymore?

What would be the difference with a directly definitive license?

Edit: I guess you thought already about that, but just wondering...

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Okay. We're going to end this one here.

We don't do demos. The risk outweighs the reward. Period. End.

I know you all think you have groundbreaking ideas about how to run businesses. If you like your idea that much, you can be the ones to hang your IP out there in the open, for free, to depend solely on the anti-piracy measures of the product itself. Be sure to link me when you do, so I can support you.

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