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I'm seriously considering purchase of the IFLY version now that the fps has been sorted. I would sooner wait for the PMDG version but I have read no information at all, as to when It's liable to surface?

 

It was said to be in beta months ago and yet, no progress has happened.

 

Are you guys waiting for Christmas or something?

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They don't really give release dates until it's ready to ship. I highly doubt it will be this year though.

 

They have heard every cleverly worded question about release dates there is at this point so you just will not get the info you seek.

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We would be lucky if this is a 2015 release, but it is best to wait longer and have a nice finished product with very little bugs. In the mean time, fly the 777-200LR/300ER to hold you over until the 747v2 is released. After all the 777 is flying majority of the former 747 routes today.

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Are you  sure the PMDG one is in beta? I think it is still in alpha stage. If there was an anouncement I might have missed it. 

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It was said to be in beta months ago and yet, no progress has happened.

 

Really? I don't recall the announcement about that, which is incredibly odd, since beta announcements are very blunt, specific, and met with much commentary.

 

You've been around enough releases to know that, and to know that we don't unnecessarily time releases to arbitrary events...

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I'm seriously considering purchase of the IFLY version now that the fps has been sorted. I would sooner wait for the PMDG version but I have read no information at all, as to when It's liable to surface?

 

It was said to be in beta months ago and yet, no progress has happened.

 

Are you guys waiting for Christmas or something?

 

The last official remark about beta that I recall, was back in July when RSR said that it was "closer to beta testing." 

 

Andrew Jones

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I believe the DC6 for Xplane is the beta test focus at present, albeit without quite as much of the fanfare, mostly due to the slightly different composition of that team vs say, the 777. (as indicated by Robert)

 

My guess would be that the 744v2 would enter a beta stage towards the end of the DC6 test cycle once they have a bit more manpower to devote to that project. I would like to think that we will be seeing some good beta progress on the 747 by the end of Q1 2016.

 

To the OP, if you really want to fly now, get the other 747. I am awaiting the FSLabs A320 and recently bought the Aerosoft A320 simply to begin learning a bit more about the 'bus architecture. Not the same system fidelity as PMDG or presumably FSLabs, but that's not what they are aiming at, and it serves its purpose until that other product releases.

 

Point is, if you want a PMDG quality simulation, you wait until it is released.

 

I may be completely wrong on those timelines, it is just my own best guess.)

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mcbellette, on 24 Nov 2015 - 7:21 PM, said:

What stage is the 747 v2.0 up to? Is it in alpha or beta or pre-release?

 

I don't think it is in Beta yet, given Kyle's comment above:

 

 

Really? I don't recall the announcement about that, which is incredibly odd, since beta announcements are very blunt, specific, and met with much commentary.

 

You've been around enough releases to know that, and to know that we don't unnecessarily time releases to arbitrary events...

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Just to clarify a few things here:

  • No, the 747v2 is not in beta. Those who were around for the 777 release know that there was quite a lot of posting, previews, and beta team discussions that led up to release. Those who were around for the 777 release (or even the subsequent FSX:SE/P3D updates) know that announcements are stickeyed in the General Forum.
     
  • The DC-6 development team, and the 747 development team are primarily separate teams, so there really isn't a linear scheduling issue - it's parallel. Similarly, the DC-6 beta team is comprised of primarily different people than what I imagine the 747 will be.
     
  • We don't give release dates, and the plane releases when it releases.
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It´s true! There is a long term of silence about the PMDG 747 V2. The last update about the progress was a couple of month ago, which is really long, even for PMDG i think. I really hope that they don´t have some big problems with the development of the 747 V2. 

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Well I for one would just like an update, PMDG love saying we cannot wait to show you.........but that can be months down the line, is it 4 months now since the last update?

 

Will not make it get in our hands any quicker but its always nice to know how its going. Just hope we get an update "soon" < :Tounge: (The the people that don't know PMDG, Soon is between 1 month and 1.5 years)  :smile:

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As a reminder:

 

Pricing policy is not to be discussed. See Point 8, here. Expressing elation or disappointment about a price point is one thing, but picking at others for that expression is not. The price will be the price that is chosen when that point is crossed.

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I guess I can't say that I think your prices for PD3v3 are  high  because you deleted  my post and you will, of course, delete this one.  

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I guess I can't say that I think your prices for PD3v3 are  high  because you deleted  my post and you will, of course, delete this one.  

I think we can express approval/disapproval but we cannot discuss it. For example I could say "I think the P3D prices are fine", but I couldn't say "I disagree with Paul: the P3D prices are fine". Please correct me if I'm wring Kyle. 

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I guess I can't say that I think your prices for PD3v3 are  high  because you deleted  my post and you will, of course, delete this one.  

 

As I mentioned in my last post:

"Expressing elation or disappointment about a price point is one thing, but picking at others for that expression is not."

 

Your original post was the source of a drawn out argument which you actively participated in, though, so I decided that it should go. Apart from the minor, vaguely masked underhanded statement about moderating practices, there's nothing wrong with your last post.

 

You are welcome to that opinion, and we appreciate the feedback.

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If you want to be at the safe side, just dont discuss pricess at all

Agree, also no point in asking for updates as it won't get you anywhere if they're not ready to show and tell.

 

 

Sean Campbell

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Gents-

 

As with every product release cycle, we tend to go through periods of fast and slow communication.  There is no method or message behind what we do or do not say.

 

In some cases we are quiet simply because we are busy being head-down on stuff that you cannot see...  (system mechanics, etc) and other times we simply choose not to show what we are up to because we don't want any cheap knockoffs of our ideas to be germinated from this space with enough time for someone else to use the idea.

 

And other times, I just run out of energy after coding for 10-12hrs and decide to go play Battlefield for a bit before studying for recurrent and getting some sleep.

 

And sometimes I just need another double espresso.

 

As Kyle pointed out, the DC-6 and the 747s are on totally different tracks with different teams and different testing processes. 

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Everyone wants updates on upcoming products. I too want to know how the 747v2 is coming. But as with all companies, they will release any updates when they get to a point of giving you something to see/talk about. We could talk about NLS and their A380, but haven't had any updates on that program for months only to find out the developer had a family issue (mother's death). We don't know what is going on in their lives that may slow or speed up development of any project. But like you guys I am a proud supporter of PMDG products, having owned every one available for FSX and FS9. And I really hate software updates because of a project being rushed to satisfy potential customers. It gets really annoying having to uninstall a program several times for all the updates and service packs that keep coming out for minor issues and new features. I am perfectly content with the occasional update (if any) from the dev team on any progress or lack there of, they seem fit to hand deliver to us.

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[...]

And other times, I just run out of energy after coding for 10-12hrs and decide to go play Battlefield for a bit before studying for recurrent and getting some sleep.

[...]

 

No way LOL! What's your username then?  :P

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So, here we are months later..........................................

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So, here we are months later..........................................

 

Point being?

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Pffff..... build a digital, fully runctional and high fidelity rendition of a 747 yourself and see how long it takes you. I couldn't do what PMDG does as long as I have a hole in my saxophone, so just them get on with it. You have some great and knowledgeable people here on this forum, like Kyle, here to answer decent questions about existing sims, the development process etc. Enjoy that instead of floggin' a dead horse.

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