Benjamin J

CS757 III v1.1 released

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Haven't tried clearing shader cache (how do you do that again?).  I'm not running ezdok or any similar programs.  I'm a little bummed the developer doesn't seem to understand what's happening.  Can someone send them a video?

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The bouncing happened to me again after landing. I even tried completely disabling ezdok and it still happened. But it only happens sometimes. It's just a minor annoyance. I think it has something to do with the gear suspension. The 757 is very high off of the ground and the suspension is just bouncy in nature.

Despite having to work around some bugs, I am enjoying this plane. I have found vnav to work very well vs the previous version. Yes speed brakes are needed sometimes, but they are also often needed in the pmdg 737 as well depending on the wind. I last had a flight where I didn't need to use them at all and vnav descended perfectly and abided by all of the altitude restrictions. Sometimes some manual intervention is needed to limit to speed restrictions, but hey that's why you're flying the plane and not just watching it fly.

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How dose the 757 compare with the Quality Wings 787? I'm looking for a plane for my PREPARED v4.

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QW's by far a better choice over CS!!   You're comparing apples to potatoes.  Big difference!

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I’m pretty torn on this. I had the qw 757 on v3 and it was ok. I can’t deicde if I want to wait for the cheap port over or try the CS version. It seems most people like it and they’re working on the bugs so if they keep working it might be worth $75. Eh.

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6 minutes ago, sfgiants13 said:

I’m pretty torn on this. I had the qw 757 on v3 and it was ok. I can’t deicde if I want to wait for the cheap port over or try the CS version. It seems most people like it and they’re working on the bugs so if they keep working it might be worth $75. Eh.

Isn't the QW version lighter in terms of complexity? Are the 2 models comparable?

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27 minutes ago, Shomron said:

Isn't the QW version lighter in terms of complexity? Are the 2 models comparable?

I don't know how the old CS 757 was but this one looks to be much more complex from what I've read.  I'm just wondering if the extra $60 is worth it for the new CS version which is no doubt better and more complex.  

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The old QW version of the 757 was extremely light and was not to my liking. It was basically a default plane made to look like the 757 with some very basic FMC support. It relied on the default autopilot mechanics if I remember correctly.

The post above was asking about the QW 787 which is completely different and sophisticatedly modelled. I would say it depends what you are looking for. The QW 787 definitely has bugs too. If you want to try a plane with the most modern looking EICAS/FMC/etc. available go with the 787.

If you want a plane that combines a more manual/hands on kind of flying with 80s/90s era systems go with the 757.

Performance wise the 787 is better.

Bugs in terms of CTD I think the 757 is better.

Bugs in terms of system models I think the 787 is better.

Sound wise I think actually the 757 is better which is unusual for Captain Sim but they did a good job with this one.

Hand flying I find the 787 to be better but that's my opinion.

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Thanks for the info. on the 787 verses the 757.

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Hi:

Can someone who is experiencing the bouncing take a video and post it to their forum please.  I'm not sure how do this and they aren't understanding the bouncing issue.  

Secondly, how do you clear shader cache.

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Dreamflight767 said:

Hi:

Can someone who is experiencing the bouncing take a video and post it to their forum please.  I'm not sure how do this and they aren't understanding the bouncing issue.  

Secondly, how do you clear shader cache.

Thanks!

http://prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=115887

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I am VERY disappointed that it took so long to release V1.1.....And you still CAN'T set a default panel state. Also, the night VC lighting looks terrible. The whole aircraft becomes black.

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2 hours ago, Le Français said:

I am VERY disappointed that it took so long to release V1.1.....And you still CAN'T set a default panel state. Also, the night VC lighting looks terrible. The whole aircraft becomes black.

I purchased it only after 1.1 release? What area of the aircraft you mean becomes black? Was it working better in the previous version?

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18 hours ago, sfgiants13 said:

I’m pretty torn on this. I had the qw 757 on v3 and it was ok. I can’t deicde if I want to wait for the cheap port over or try the CS version. It seems most people like it and they’re working on the bugs so if they keep working it might be worth $75. Eh.

Same here. I'm very tempted to go ahead and get it, since people that have it seem to quite like it, despite the stream of negative comments. On the other hand, it would probably be wiser to sit it out a little longer. Anyway the freighter expansion hasnt been released yet.

3 hours ago, Le Français said:

I am VERY disappointed that it took so long to release V1.1.....And you still CAN'T set a default panel state. Also, the night VC lighting looks terrible. The whole aircraft becomes black.

"Black"? Sounds like you're missing textures...

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47 minutes ago, Shomron said:

I purchased it only after 1.1 release? What area of the aircraft you mean becomes black? Was it working better in the previous version?

No it was always like that. It's not totally black but you can tell that all the sudden at sunset the whole aircraft turns a lot dark when the lights come on. I'll try to take a screenshot. PS: I have NEVER seen this with other add-on planes. 

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Yes there are definitely issues with the lighting. It has to get very dark before the lighting textures will load. I think the dome light works though.

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3 hours ago, Le Français said:

No it was always like that. It's not totally black but you can tell that all the sudden at sunset the whole aircraft turns a lot dark when the lights come on. I'll try to take a screenshot. PS: I have NEVER seen this with other add-on planes. 

I vaguely remember something like this happening on the PMDG 747 back in FSX. I haven't flown that plane in forever though as I switched to P3D many years ago. There';d be a magical moment at which the lights would start working because in "FSX time" it had become "night"; or something along those lines. I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens in P3D to some extent, but perhaps some developers did a better job of working around it then others?

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On 6/5/2018 at 7:36 AM, Dreamflight767 said:

Haven't tried clearing shader cache (how do you do that again?).  I'm not running ezdok or any similar programs.  I'm a little bummed the developer doesn't seem to understand what's happening.  Can someone send them a video?

I've uploaded the video to show the shaking and they are planning to fix this in a coming HF3.

They are also planning to fix another critical autopilot related bug I've reported.

I am happy with their response and looks like they are still finalizing the remaining bugs.

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7 minutes ago, Shomron said:

I've uploaded the video to show the shaking and they are planning to fix this in a coming HF3.

They are also planning to fix another critical autopilot related bug I've reported.

I am happy with their response and looks like they are still finalizing the remaining bugs.

Great thanks! Was wondering if you could link to the video of the shaking? Quite curious to see for myself what it is :)

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1 minute ago, Benjamin J said:

Great thanks! Was wondering if you could link to the video of the shaking? Quite curious to see for myself what it is 🙂

 

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Thanks for posting the video, I might just wait until they fix that. Hope they can figure out what's causing it! Pressing any buttons in the VC while that shaking is going on must be annoying.

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Appears Hotfix 3 is released. 

"HOTFIX 3 (09JUN’18)

The 757 Captain III Base Pack Hotfix 3 is available which includes the following new features and enhancements:
Fixed:
– Aircraft shaking on the ground.
– VNAV jetway waypoints speed/altitude assignment.
– Takeoff/CLB EPR decreasing.
– Panel State saving of COMM, ADF, XPNDR, Parking Brake position/values.
– Captain’s viewpoint.
– The Engine Start Selector, YD, Emergency lights switches positions for Cold And Dark panel state.
– Scratchpad BASIC STATES filename overwriting.

New features:
– P3D4.1 backward compatibility.
– Default panel state option."

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Man those sound like some good fixes! Hope to hear the impressions of those that posted in this thread before 🙂

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They definitely fixed my VNAV issues and so far no bouncing.

Their team deserves some credit for a fast turnaround. They actually e-mailed me a link to the beta hotfix a couple days ago but I couldn't get it to download.

From a stability point of view I think this is more solid than the QW787 right now. I still get some CTD and issues with the FMC on the 787 like waypoints getting out of order I entered them in and then CTD when I try to fix it.

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