dal330200

Come on LM, Show us Some Love Here...When's it Gonna Be?

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Now that we've suffered through the beta release of XP11, and the bare bones, test run, or whatever you want to call it release of DTG's 64bit sim, maybe it's time to toss us P3D lovers a bone and do the same thing?  Of course, just make sure that it all of our v3 addons will be able to be migrated beforehand:-)

I'm really ready for v4, mainly because I think scenery developers are holding off on new releases until after that magic day arrives, and I'm starving for some new airports.  One of the only things that I like about XP11 is there is a ton of addon airports available, and I'm really hoping to see our options grow in P3D land as well.

If only LM could give us a guesstimate...come on folks, what do you have to lose, v4 can't be in any worse shape than the other releases, can it?

 

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17 minutes ago, dal330200 said:

Now that we've suffered through the beta release of XP11, and the bare bones, test run, or whatever you want to call it release of DTG's 64bit sim, maybe it's time to toss us P3D lovers a bone and do the same thing?  Of course, just make sure that it all of our v3 addons will be able to be migrated beforehand:-)

I'm really ready for v4, mainly because I think scenery developers are holding off on new releases until after that magic day arrives, and I'm starving for some new airports.  One of the only things that I like about XP11 is there is a ton of addon airports available, and I'm really hoping to see our options grow in P3D land as well.

If only LM could give us a guesstimate...come on folks, what do you have to lose, v4 can't be in any worse shape than the other releases, can it?

 

Nice thread fishing title

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Feck...delete this useless thread!  Where's the negative rep option?

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Err...bad choice of words methinks.  Sorry for the tease fellas.  

John

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Heres my 2c.

 

1. The beta page for p3dv4 is now gone (Suggests to me the beta is finished)

2. The finding of Website assets for the 05 month including p3dv4 logos and buy now banners, (The page is now locked access)

3. The Style of P3D website now the dark colouring which matches the leaked logo from Aerosoft's forum a while ago.

 

If I had to take a punt on the release it's by the end of May, 

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Love the useless claims of "have-a-clue". LOL :)

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I don't think that the LM simulation group is spending most of their waking hours contemplating  P3d. LM recently provisionally won this contract from the US Army:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2017/04/simulation-laser-combat-vehicle.html

The laser VTESS concept is explained  here (by one of their bid competitors):

https://www.cubic.com/Portals/0/Files/Tech-Center/11741_013_V2 Laser Engagement br_lr.pdf

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I also would like to know. Why even guess, we wont know till we know. I had hoped the website changes would have signaled an imminent release. 

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They did announce they would be at Flightsim con 2017.  I dont believe they would be there to talk v3.4. It will come, in the meantime v3.4 has been the best flightsim I have ever owned since I began in 1989.

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9 minutes ago, bravoboy37 said:

They did announce they would be at Flightsim con 2017.  I dont believe they would be there to talk v3.4. It will come, in the meantime v3.4 has been the best flightsim I have ever owned since I began in 1989.

They are attending, nothing about exibiting though..

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9 minutes ago, RancidViper said:

They are attending, nothing about exibiting though..

Ya, will see.  Personally I dont know why they would bother to show with nothing to say.

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From LM "participating in a panel discussion with fellow flight simulation developers on the first day of the conference"
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6 hours ago, jabloomf1230 said:

I don't think that the LM simulation group is spending most of their waking hours contemplating  P3d. LM recently provisionally won this contract from the US Army:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2017/04/simulation-laser-combat-vehicle.html

The laser VTESS concept is explained  here (by one of their bid competitors):

https://www.cubic.com/Portals/0/Files/Tech-Center/11741_013_V2 Laser Engagement br_lr.pdf

But we already know that the P3d group at LM are separately resourced. I can't imagine any of the P3d devs are involved in this. 

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I sure hope that the vehicle is not limited by 32bits, otherwise the weapons will be OOM every time a laser beam is fired.  On that note, I've been pretty happy with v3 also, but v4 coming out is like having a bonus X-mas in May? 

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33 minutes ago, dal330200 said:

I sure hope that the vehicle is not limited by 32bits, otherwise the weapons will be OOM every time a laser beam is fired.  On that note, I've been pretty happy with v3 also, but v4 coming out is like having a bonus X-mas in May? 

My 3.4 is working perfectly, no issues at all. Probably won't start with version 4 until all my add ons, and I have many of them, work properly in in version 4. I flew FS9, FSX and Flight for years, wouldn't mind keeping 3.4 the way it is now, for many more. No sense fixing something that isn't broken. 

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Remember, if v4 is 64bit, most addons are going to have to be converted which will take some time.

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It just occurred to me the great irony of asking a Defense Contractor where the love is.  LOL

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54 minutes ago, mwilk said:

Remember, if v4 is 64bit, most addons are going to have to be converted which will take some time.

Given the number of Prepar3D Developer Network Partners LM has listed on their website, one would think they have access to the SDK for V4 already - given that it has supposedly been in testing for months already.

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10 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Given the number of Prepar3D Developer Network Partners LM has listed on their website, one would think they have access to the SDK for V4 already - given that it has supposedly been in testing for months already.

Yep...like pmdg for example.

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9 hours ago, jabloomf1230 said:

I don't think that the LM simulation group is spending most of their waking hours contemplating  P3d. LM recently provisionally won this contract from the US Army:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2017/04/simulation-laser-combat-vehicle.html

The laser VTESS concept is explained  here (by one of their bid competitors):

https://www.cubic.com/Portals/0/Files/Tech-Center/11741_013_V2 Laser Engagement br_lr.pdf

Having been on the military procurement side and visiting LM I can assure you that they are fully capable of operating many, many projects at the same time. In fact, project teams don't even know what other teams are working on. I was asked to look at an aircraft, I asked about simulation training for the new aircraft and the aircraft team did not even know LM had a simulation branch. 

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46 minutes ago, denali said:

It just occurred to me the great irony of asking a Defense Contractor where the love is.  LOL

LOL - I always thought the same thing when we decorated our warships with Christmas lights...

Regards,

Scott

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It would be nice to at least know that the release is a matter of weeks or months or what? I personally have been holding out on buying 3.4 since a while and running my 2009 box on the first ever released i7 with 2.5. I have some major gear investments planned, all dependent on the 4.0 release. Any news from LM would be very welcome.

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Agreed it would be extremely useful to know for budget planning.

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I am also wondering if developers will be ready when the release comes.  Since many of them have been in the loop throughout the process I'm sure, then they probably are.  If that's the case, then we shouldn't have to wait for a lot of addons to be re-worked.  I also wonder how new default airports will look.  I'm not expecting miracles, but if they are based on satellite imagery, then they may be decent enough to use until addons are created as well. 

In the meantime, it took months to get 3.4 working to my liking, and I fly heavy metal all the time with all of the resource-intensive addons that are commonly talked about around here.  However, I really want to fly to different places, and addon options are scarce and often dated.  I'm sure that developers are either holding back or waiting to be able to release products once v4 is out.  If it's going to be a while, then developers who are not in the loop can keep producing halfway decent airports.

I am hopeful that the new website and those images/links that referred to v4 are signs of a May release.  However, if that's not the case, then it would be nice of LM to release a statement saying it's going to be a while just so we know.  I mean if the other platforms are out and still in development, what does LM have to lose? 

John

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PMDG for one promises a free 64 bit upgrade.

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