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Is this going to be a brand new engine moving away from FS9 engine?

 

Tim

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It will completely change the way you think about flight simulation and indeed, the universe as a whole. The revolution is nigh. 

Alex

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49 minutes ago, Chapstick said:

It will completely change the way you think about flight simulation and indeed, the universe as a whole. The revolution is nigh. 

Alex

Good to know. Do you also happen to know which day it will be relaesed?

Thanks for sharing your insights, Michael

 

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1 hour ago, Chapstick said:

It will completely change the way you think about flight simulation and indeed, the universe as a whole. The revolution is nigh. 

Alex

It has been sometime now since we have seen any release of aircraft from the quality developers. Most are picking up a few bucks to feed the family making stuff for X-Plain. Me thinks that most P3d work is now looking forward to Prepar3d V. 4.0. I think it must be getting pretty close now. I don't know about a reveloution but it will pick up the traffic count. LOL Some will love it and some will hate it. Those still living in the basement of Mommy's house will complain for months that it cost to much. The old FS9 guys will remind us of the good old days when all add ons were free and the beat goes on. Then we have the group who complain that it won't run on their Walmart I3 special purchase from dell. :wacko:

PS. I did notice that the price of my favorite Popcorn has started to increase a bit which usually happens before a LM release. So yep getting close!!

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It will brush your teeth & raise the dead.  It be released when we are worthy and not before.

 

Lon Duncombe

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1 minute ago, Boomer said:

Ibtl.

LOL...Yep

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2 hours ago, pmb said:

Good to know. Do you also happen to know which day it will be relaesed?

Mathijs Kok from AS mentioned this last week:

"With P3d V4 around the corner I doubt that to be honest".

That' was mentioned in reference to a question in the AS forum about updating a scenery compatible with P3Dv2 and not with v3 (KDAB).

It's not obviously a date, but it implies will be somewhat soon.

Cheers, Ed

 

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Thanks Ed, I wasn't aware of this. Combined with LM's promises for the next (i.e. this) year we might indeed be not too far way.

Kind regards, Michael

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Its still only Q1. I'm thinking Q3 if we are luck but more likely Q4 and that's about 7 months away.

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5 hours ago, SidekickUBT said:

Is this going to be a brand new engine moving away from FS9 engine?

Prepar3D v3.xxx was already far beyond the "FS9 engine...." :huh:

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I agree with Avidean that Q3 is very likely. I am wondering with 2 other x64 sims nearing release, would LM decide to move their launch date forward?

A summer, "just around the corner," release would not surprise me.

just my .02c, of course.

Jazz

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WE are not LM's market so a "summer release" has no relevance to them. In the commercial world, it will be released when it's ready.

 

Vic

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My obvious worry is that we'll no longer have RealAir planes nor the Flight1 Mustang.  There could be a huge, huge quality gulf between big iron and GA.

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1 hour ago, n4gix said:

Prepar3D v3.xxx was already far beyond the "FS9 engine...." :huh:

Thank you for saving me the trouble of making a similar post. I continue to be amazed at how astute some of the posters at AVSim are about the nuances contained in the millions of lines of code that make up each flight sim app. This must be because Lockheed Martin has published the source code on GitHub so that everyone can see the internal workings of the sim.

But seriously, most of what drives P3d is 1) input file formats like BGL, MDL and AIR and 2) DirectX which is Microsoft's baby. And where was I back when I was running FS9? I could never find the tweaks to turn on tessellation, volumetric fog and a whole host of features that are "also" in P3d V3.

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

WE are not LM's market so a "summer release" has no relevance to them. In the commercial world, it will be released when it's ready.

I wonder which 3rd party add-ons the commercial developers use.

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1 hour ago, Avidean said:

Its still only Q1. I'm thinking Q3 if we are luck but more likely Q4 and that's about 7 months away.

If it is released in Q4 then it may be the longest Beta period in the flight simhistory LOL

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16 minutes ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

My obvious worry is that we'll no longer have RealAir planes nor the Flight1 Mustang.  There could be a huge, huge quality gulf between big iron and GA.

The RealAir Turbine Duke might be a casualty only because it uses Doug Dawson's 32 bit sound gauge file. Unless LM has decided to add the capability to call 32 bit DLLs from a 64 bit main app, the TD may not run properly anymore. Or at least it may sound like a glider. We shall see. There's always a hope that someone bought the rights to the TD from RealAir.

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7 minutes ago, shivers9 said:

If it is released in Q4 then it may be the longest Beta period in the flight simhistory LOL

Uh, haha, you obviously haven't been following the development of Aerosoft's CRJ 700/900.

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21 hours ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

I wonder which 3rd party add-ons the commercial developers use.

Was that a Joke? I am Pretty sure Prepar3d qualifies as a Commercial Simulator. Have you ever looked at their web sites and content.:huh:

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1 hour ago, shivers9 said:

Was that a Joke? I am Pretty sure Prepar3d qualifies as a Commercial Simulator. Have you ever looked at their web sites and content.:huh:

I was just curious what the companies use.  I know what we use.

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