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Captain Sim $9.99 sale - 24 hours only - January 11th

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It's back, the Captain Sim $9.99 Sales.  Jan 11th from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC.  Go get it!

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Have quite most of the CS aircraft and although they are all very good to look at both externally and internally, they tend to be a little variable in terms of systems depth and replication. For anyone who doesn't have them however (and doesn't expect PMDG standard systems!) the 707, 737, L-1011 and C-130 are great bargains at that price, particularly the C-130 which is possibly their best product.

 

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Their 707, 727, 737 and C-130 are all excellent products, well worth it at sale prices. If you don't want to spend a fortune, their Triple Seven and 757 are worth a look too. Amd their weather radar and weapon system are fun add-ons too if you fancy souping up your FS aeroplanes with radar and weaponry. Good fun putting missiles etc on your Airbus or 737 lol.

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The only one I would be remotely interested in, the 767-300 base pac is the only thing not on sale. :nea:

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What time is the sale over if im in New York 

Starts at 7:00PM Eastern time new york in jan 11 and ending at 7:00pm the 12th? 

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I have most of the captain sim planes and love them. Great time to get them at that price.

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Is the 767 any good in P3D? Does it work properly as a simulated aircraft?

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Not much is on sale, not too exciting.

 

Yes, if you read (and understood) the first post, the sale isn't active yet. It will be tomorrow, which will be 11th. 

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Is the 767 any good in P3D? Does it work properly as a simulated aircraft?

 

Partially ... A manual edit of the DLL.XML is necessary to make gauges work. With the FMC I have doubts, sometimes a proper T/D is calculated, sometimes not, even if the flightplan seems to be correct and works with other AC (I use the iFly 737 to compare and confirm sometimes).

Else I can conduct and finish long range flights if I take care to keep VAS usage down (low-res settings everywhere).

 

Saving a situation does not work however; when the CS 767 is the active aircraft strange things happen. It modifies the Default Flight xml in a way that makes P3D not starting anymore after it has been closed after the CS 767 usage - a section of configuration settings from CS is added to that file which makes it "unreadable" for the XML parser. If one removes that section from the Default Flight xml P3D is able to start again.

The same thing happens to save files from saved situations. They can be modified to remove any offending sections from the xml to make the flight startable but the panel settings - especially the status of the IRS' are lost.

 

Despite these shortcomings I like this aircraft very much. It radiates a certain atmosphere that makes me want to use it regularly for medium haul flights.

 

I really hope CS would update their 767 to make it P3D compatible, but I wonder if they are still alive.

 

Cheers

Frank

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I really hope CS would update their 767 to make it P3D compatible, but I wonder if they are still alive.

 

Alive enough to forage for sale revenue. Dead enough to prevent fixing broken aircraft.

 

Thanks for your comments though.  I think I'll pass.

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Alive enough to forage for sale revenue. Dead enough to prevent fixing broken aircraft.

 

So true...

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Hmmm i still see all prices as regular... At least for P3D. The expansions are with discount but nothing near 9.99.

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Hmmm i still see all prices as regular... At least for P3D. The expansions are with discount but nothing near 9.99.

Starts the 11th

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I also agree, seems like there just trying to make some extra cash because they haven't really done anything new or fixed the bugs with the current production. I'm also passing. 

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ErichB, on 10 Jan 2017 - 1:33 PM, said:snapback.png

Alive enough to forage for sale revenue. Dead enough to prevent fixing broken aircraft.

 

So true...

 

And so sad ..., but, opportunities for other developers to jump in when the P3Dv4 train will start departing ...

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That's up to you, but I for one think that the opportunity to purchase the P3D version of the TriStar for $10 is a bit of a bargain.

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If 1 is the default FSX airliner treatment, and 10 is PMDG/FSLabs airliner treatment, where would people consider that the Captain Sim 737 and 757 would be on that scale?

 

I have both, bought in the last 9.99 sale, I'm just wondering [a] are they worth firing up for someone who already has the PMDG NGX and  is it worth grabbing a couple of new versions of each in the latest sale?

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I have both, bought in the last 9.99 sale, I'm just wondering (a) are they worth firing up for someone who already has the PMDG NGX and (

 

I was a CS fan for years. I'd get really excited when they released a new aircraft years ago. But that was years ago.

 

A CS aircraft is like meeting someone really hot, taking them out to dinner and realising very quickly that this isn't going to work out - because they just don't have very much to talk about.

 

Once you've had PMDG quality and fly them regularly, it is extremely difficult to go back to Captain Sim. I'm not sure what you'd get out of it.

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