Sign in to follow this  
BMagann

Pro-ATC-X Update Looks Imminent.

Recommended Posts

Their forums are down, and they said they would close and be re-set just before the update was released. I guess they are on target for tomorrow as planned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I'm looking at getting back into flying my pmdg 777 and 737, are the updates proatc x going to put this product ahead of other atc programs out there? Currently have voxatc and don't feel like buying another atc program unless its going to be a leap forward for my experience. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody can say.

 

Currently the version is buggy and development was ceased this year.

 

Now they announce an update with many features and fixes, should be released today. Yesterday they said it is postponed for a week. Now at the forums they say they release it today ... nobody knows.

 

 

I hope also this is a big (and very necessary) step forward, but I do not trust them before I have seen it.

And after that, it depends if and how the support is going on there.

 

 

In your case: just wait, be patient and see several weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea I'm waiting to see the final results of this myself.

Skeptical to say the least.

 

:Raised Eyebrow:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello!

 

Just wanted to stop by and relay latest info from the forum. The release is planned for today evening/tomorrow morning based on the timezone where you are located.

 

As always, there is an if. I and many others are currently doing testing for the final version. If there is a MAJOR problem. The release will be postponed.

 

@Daveo: BTW we found a bug in ProATC's ASN integration during testing and it should be fixed in the release version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello!

 

Just wanted to stop by and tell, that the release is planned for today evening/tomorrow morning based on the timezone where you are located.

 

As always, there is an if. I and many others are currently doing testing for the final version. If there is a MAJOR problem. The release will be postponed.

 

@Daveo: BTW we found a bug in ProATC's ASN integration during testing and it should be fixed in the release version.

You are using the latest 5410 build correct?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are using the latest 5410 build correct?

 

I tried to say, that the bug was in ProATC and now fixed. Only effected couple of airports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. Really looking forward to using the new version. Well done to everyone involved, I can imagine effort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The latest news is, that a glitch was found during last minute testing.

 

The good news: it will be fixed before release. The bad news: The release will be delayed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can someone refresh my memory ... is ProATC-X the product that uses Text to Speech process?

 

Cheers, Rob.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. You have to punch a key to communicate with ATC. Lots of options.

 

Best regards,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can someone refresh my memory ... is ProATC-X the product that uses Text to Speech process?

 

Cheers, Rob.

 

You're thinking Pilot2ATC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. You have to punch a key to communicate with ATC. Lots of options.

 

Best regards,

There is no menu driven function at all for communicating with ATC?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no menu driven function at all for communicating with ATC?

 

It has similar menu driven approach as the default FSX ATC, but a bit different.

 

Once airborne, I let the ProATC co-pilot handle the radios and confirm ATC's instructions. By doing so, I don't have to click any buttons or open any menus (unless I want a different approach than the cleared one and so on).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are there plans to add the control ai on the ground? I am very interseted in this to expand on the default atc. Does it use the default voicepacks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are there plans to add the control ai on the ground? I am very interseted in this to expand on the default atc. Does it use the default voicepacks?

 

As far as I know, the ground interaction has been one of the most difficult parts of the update to implement. This is due to the fact, that an external ATC program has very little possibilities to effect/control the FSX generated traffic.

 

ProATC uses it's own voice packs, that are user/developer generated. A new voice recording tool is in the making to make it easier for users to generate their own voice packs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you able to go direct to any waypoint on the flightplan?

 

To be honest, I don't remember. I have never needed to request a DIR further than my next waypoint (or the one after) and that has worked well for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks,I couldn't find any reference to that in the downloadable manual.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I let the ProATC co-pilot handle the radios and confirm ATC's instructions

That's one of the greatest things about ProATC. That happens a lot in real life too. The co-pilot also sets the altimeter, the headings, the altitudes as ATC directs to get to altitude and back down again, and, of course, you, as the PIC can take over anytime you want. He does the landing gear too and makes sure the NAV data is properly entered in NAV1 and 2 and the course is set. It will be great when it is fully compatible with PMDG aircraft as well as many other addon aircraft. It's a shame Mourad got seriously sick and couldn't keep the updates coming. I worked with him a lot when the product was first released and when a problem was found, he immediately fixed it with an update. I'm glad he has a team of moderators and beta testers to further enhance this excellent product.

 

Best regards,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm excited about ProATC.................I believe it is finally going to make it out Beta.....it has been a long wait............I bought it a year and a half ago....but haven't flown it for a really long time

 

If it gets fixed and the new features perform as advertised, it will be a game changer for ATC!

 

I hope the training material is complete, be it video's or PDF's.

 

Bill Clark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this