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6 hours ago, Milton Waddams said:

My only question is why does it matter so much if they’re using summer or winter data? Does it really make THAT much of a difference to most people? It’s not like most will sit at an airport and say “hey, that aircraft going from XXXX to XXXX is supposed to be an 777, not an A330!” I’d argue most wouldn’t notice, and if they did then wouldn’t care.

This. The airports I visit are all populated with all kinds of aircraft, there is traffic all around me, there is even GA at very small strips, and all that without any impact on performance, even with AI at 100% and every gate occupied. I am really extremely happy with UTL. 

Now I must say I don’t own UT2 and I only ever used MT a few years ago and that one brought performance to its knees even with AI at 25% so I don’t have much to compare with... but well, UTL gives me what I want, even a LOT more than I expected, so I am very happy. 

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Also happy with UTL. Big advantage compared to MT6: The aircraft models look much better.

Just install it, set the AI percentage which fits to your PC resources and go flying.

Now I do not bean count (no pun intended) AI planes, but on all European Airports I came across so far the impression felt just right. That`s all I wanted. 

Mike 

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I've been following throughout their Early Access, or what it was called, and now I installed the final. I was a satisfied customer with UT2, but like UTLive even better. I have to say, I don't care that much if a B777 goes from EGLL to JFK exactly at 09:32, but just want plausible traffic instead of void airports. As a mostly GA flyer I acknowledge the fact GA being modelled quite well.

UT2 already had the least impact of all traffic programs (yes, I did a test myself time ago) and UTL seems to be even better in this respect, at least not worse. Plus, they finally solved the issue that every time you go into the menu it restarts from point zero. Plus it's the only native payware Prepar3d4 AI program available so far.

Might be interesting to see how it will compare to Just Flight's Traffic Global (https://www.justflight.com/product/traffic-global, a reworked T360, if you ask me) later.

Kind regards, Michael

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11 hours ago, tooting said:

dont worry Simbol will be here in a minute to give us a very simple answer. what season data are they using. simple.

 

Confirmed via email from dev and Flight1 Staff:

"It is mid-2017 data, we will likely do a schedule update like we did for UTII when the time changes back."

Regards 

Simbol 

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7 hours ago, vp49p3 said:

They are using mid 2017 data, per the developer.

Thanks although what does mid mean?? It's either winter, summer or shoulder season there isn't a mid season 

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8 minutes ago, simbol said:

Confirmed via email from dev and Flight1 Staff:

"It is mid-2017 data, we will likely do a schedule update like we did for UTII when the time changes back."

Regards 

Simbol 

There is no mid season Simbol does he mean summer season? 

For example 

http://www.slotcoordination.ch/xml_1/internet/en/application/d4/f20.cfm

W1724MAR2018 End of Northern Winter Season 2017 

   

   

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3 minutes ago, tooting said:

There is no mid season Simbol does he mean summer season? 

For example 

W1724MAR2018 End of Northern Winter Season 2017 

   

   

I only posted what I received by email m8.

Simbol 

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Pet's gonna hate me for this, but......I still have Monarch flying on my PC :ohmy:

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Just now, simbol said:

I only posted what I received by email m8.

Simbol 

Only because this chuckie previously did us over with ut2 and my gut feeling with this ut2 live is just a rehash of ut2. 

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1 minute ago, Christopher Low said:

Pet's gonna hate me for this, but......I still have Monarch flying on my PC :ohmy:

And air berlin and flyniki? 

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1 minute ago, tooting said:

Only because this chuckie previously did us over with ut2 and my gut feeling with this ut2 live is just a rehash of ut2. 

The schedules are being handled now by F1 staff.

Simbol 

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No, Air Berlin has been removed. Not sure if I ever had Fly Niki (I only have flightplans installed that are relevant to my flights around the UK and Ireland, plus quick trips across the North Sea to Amsterdam Schiphol and Copenhagen Kastrup).

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My initial test with P3D v3 yields that the quality-performance "product" of UTL is better than with MyTraffic 5.4. The frame rate is higher despite much better visuals (assuming a given number of AI planes processed).

The other advantage over MyTraffic is that the simulator does not need to process hundreds of airplane folders upon start, which significantly reduces the start-up time. I will keep testing.

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I always remember that there were fewer AI issues at startup when using UT2 over BGL driven traffic. By that, I mean those annoying habits of AI planes to land short of a runway/dive down from high altitude/approach way too high etc. How do the AI planes behave in UT Live on startup?

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Hi Pete,

No offense, but would you please consider to change your avatar?
It is (extremely) annoying when reading posts to see in the corners of your eyes something moving continually.
It really distracts from reading.

Thanks,

Egbert

 

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10 minutes ago, Egbert Drenth said:

No offense, but would you please consider to change your avatar?

Hi Folks,

Yes please...

Regards,

Scott

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No offense here also Pete. Please stop the moving and all is good.

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I had UT2 ages ago and switched to Mytraffic because UT2 kept crashing and then telling me to reboot my computer.  Any issues in that regard?  Also, can you just start it manually after you start your sim?

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I really like UTL. What are people using for traffic percent settings? I found 100 a bit overwhelming at large airports (though realisitc), so I'm trying 75 for airlines and 85 for GA. 

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7 minutes ago, MarkSC said:

I really like UTL. What are people using for traffic percent settings? I found 100 a bit overwhelming at large airports (though realisitc), so I'm trying 75 for airlines and 85 for GA. 

I am using 75% for both. Started of with 100% and I liked it but on arrival all gates tended to be filled. :happy: With 75% things are lively but there are still spots to park my plane. I also don't like too much traffic ahead of me while I taxi to the departure runway.

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After many years of using UT2, switching to MT6 after Prepar3d, I am now back on UTLive.  I could not be happier.  I don't look up a schedule to see if flt353 is leaving on the same schedule as real life.  I look at a couple things:  1.  Models  2. Paints  3. Performance.   For me I had MT6 at 25% to keep it usable.  In UTLive I have it at 100%.  The Models are better (Better than the stick gear on MT6), Paints are alright (Still better then MT6, but what I like more is a can install better models, and paints (Finding them are hard with Redcarpet75 being down).  I am a happy customer.   If you owned UT2 this is a no-brainer for the price.  If you don't then I recommend it

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I have a fairly extensive set of ai traffic based on AIG flightplans and freeware aircraft.  I’m tempted to get this though to cover off the more obscure airlines/airports/countries that I visit less often and as such haven’t put the time into AI for those regions.  Looks like it would be pretty easy to sub in my FAIB and FSP ai fleets too.

And hey, I’ve got 30 days to refund if I don’t like it so what’s to lose.

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22 hours ago, w6kd said:

Anyone know if it can be installed and run from a different PC over a network?

 

Bump....
I'm wondering as well. I have read the installation guide but couldn't find any reference.
My suspicion says no, but I would like to know for sure.

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