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CaptainSim 757 Freighter released, maybe?

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Looks like CaptainSim has or is about to release the 757 Freighter Expansion for $49.99. Not sure if it includes all the engine models or if you need the RR model for the RR freighters. It lets you get to checkout but it won't except PayPal payment. 

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Just seen the announcement. Any idea on what liveries available with it?

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https://captainsim.net/products/y757/y574/

757 FREIGHTER EXPANSION

THE MOST ADVANCED AND COMPLETE FREIGHTER EVER BUILT FOR ANY SIM

THE 757-2PW BASE PACK REQUIRED!

The 757 FREIGHTER EXPANSION supports all features of the 757-2PW Base pack and delivers the following eleven highly detailed and accurate digital replicas of the Boeing 757-200 Freignter variants wearing Captain Sim House livery:
  • 757-200PF with RB211-535E4B engines 
  • 757-200PF with PW2037 engines 
  • 757-200PF with PW2040 engines 
  • 757-200PCF with RB211-535E4B engines 
  • 757-200PCF with PW2037 engines 
  • 757-200PCF with PW2040 engines 
  • 757-200SF with RB211-535E4B engines 
  • 757-200SF with RB211-535E4 engines 
  • 757-200SF with RB211-535C engines 
  • 757-200SF with PW2037 engines 
  • 757-200SF with PW2040 engines

Each engine variation provides:
  • Custom engine performance
  • Custom FMC setup
  • Custom Flight Model

Misc features:
  • Complete VC including high resolution cargo cabin with wing views, animated doors, loader and ULDs.
  • Animated High Loader.
  • FMC cargo management features.
  • Cargo management 2D panel.
  • Custom cargo management sounds.
  • Integrated GPU.
  • Trueglass rain effects.

Moreover, hundreds of optional equipment (winglets, antennas etc) variants and free liveries are available.

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29 minutes ago, Wise87 said:

It lets you get to checkout but it won't except PayPal payment. 

It looks like you can enter your credit card number.  I didn't try Paypal.

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22 minutes ago, Greggy_D said:

It looks like you can enter your credit card number.  I didn't try Paypal.

PayPal says to try again later when you check out. I’m glad it’s not working now. Saved me $50, 😂 

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1 hour ago, Greggy_D said:

 

THE MOST ADVANCED AND COMPLETE FREIGHTER EVER BUILT FOR ANY SIM

 

So the headline on their product page is literally a straight up lie. Wow. 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAH What a joke! Heck no I won't be buying this for $50.....They must really be joking. 

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2 hours ago, Wise87 said:

Not sure if it includes all the engine models or if you need the RR model for the RR freighters.

Their web page says you do not need the RR expansion.

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Very expensive. I pass.

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Talking to a friend who purchased it, you are correct it comes with all the different freighter models. He said the problem is there are no Freighter Repaints option under Online in the ACE program. 

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Why do flight simmers purchase overpriced expansions on Day 1?  If people would have some sort of self-control and not have a trigger reflex, maybe the prices would come down.

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2 minutes ago, Greggy_D said:

Why do flight simmers purchase overpriced expansions on Day 1?  If people would have some sort of self-control and not have a trigger reflex, maybe the prices would come down.

Same goes for hardware. JUST gotta have the newest and greatest.

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35 minutes ago, Wise87 said:

Talking to a friend who purchased it, you are correct it comes with all the different freighter models. He said the problem is there are no Freighter Repaints option under Online in the ACE program. 

Did he say which liveries come with the package?

36 minutes ago, JLuis said:

Very expensive. I pass.

Well, yes, not cheap.  But then again it's the only current mid-sized freighter available for P3Dv4, now and for the foreseeable future.  Nobody else that I know of is doing an advanced A300, A310, B767, MD-10, or MD-11 add-on for 64-bit P3D.  I like my PMDG 777 and 747 freighters, but there are a whole bunch of add-on (and real-world) airports where you just can't fit a ginormous 200-plus foot widebody freighter, so for the freight dawgs, I think this add-on is gonna be a thing.

I bought the base model during the CS $25 sale over Christmas (so if you feel really strongly about prices, you can wait until you find it on sale), and it's turned out to be surprisingly decent--actually better than I expected based on past history with their FS9 and FSX add-ons.  The CS757 III is a little bit quirky, needs a few minor FDE tweaks, but it's stable and does the basics well enough.  If you're Jonesing for a 757/767 in P3Dv4, it's kinda the only game in town. 

What I sense is different this time around is that it appears they've stuck with this one and (so far) keep fixing issues, rather than their old modus operandi of releasing an 80% complete product, promising to fix the other 20%, and then moving on without ever addressing the issues.

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The only liveries that come with the F is house colors. Apparently users provide the repaints. Not even a UPS, FedEx or DHL was ready for release. 

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Releasing this at this price seems basically nuts in any case, but to release it at this price with no liveries? That’s some real chutzpah right there.

James

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2 hours ago, Greggy_D said:

Why do flight simmers purchase overpriced expansions on Day 1?  If people would have some sort of self-control and not have a trigger reflex, maybe the prices would come down.

I think a big chunk of people purchased it during the $25 sale they had last month.

Picked up the base + RR expansion during the same sale...its a great aircraft but $50 for a freighter is unsettling. 

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Totally agree. Way overpriced. Also they have fake graffiti on a load chart in the interior saying "Global Warming is a Total Fraud". I sim to escape not see some polical opinion. No way I'm supporting them.

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They said the on the forums that they changed the model for release, so repainters have to adjust the repaints before releasing them on the ACE platform.

While I agree that $50 is too expensive for an expansion, PMDG and FSL charged a similar amount for their expansions and no one complained. I'll just wait till the sale next year to get the  Freighter expansion.

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44 minutes ago, ninerwhiskey9W said:

They said the on the forums that they changed the model for release, so repainters have to adjust the repaints before releasing them on the ACE platform.

At this price you figured CS would have at least supplied their own paints like they did with the base back. As it stands now they rely heavily on users to provide the repaints. From what I’ve seen in the 757 group it’s mainly one person doing all the repaints. I sure hope they at least offer him a free copy for doing all their work. They didn’t even offer the DHL like in all the preview shots. 

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I'd like to paint a few liveries, but I'll be buggered if they're getting $50USD for it. What a joke..

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8 hours ago, Chapstick said:

So the headline on their product page is literally a straight up lie. Wow. 

I too read their advertising blurb on their website as they tried to justify the costs of the new add-on, and alluded,in a veiled dig at a certain 'word-not-allowed' developer's freighter that cannot be faulted, except CS pointed out that it has no cargo holds views in the VC.

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8 hours ago, Wise87 said:

Talking to a friend who purchased it, you are correct it comes with all the different freighter models. He said the problem is there are no Freighter Repaints option under Online in the ACE program. 

Not yet, they said give it time.

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8 hours ago, w6kd said:

Did he say which liveries come with the package?

Well, yes, not cheap.  But then again it's the only current mid-sized freighter available for P3Dv4, now and for the foreseeable future.  Nobody else that I know of is doing an advanced A300, A310, B767, MD-10, or MD-11 add-on for 64-bit P3D.  I like my PMDG 777 and 747 freighters, but there are a whole bunch of add-on (and real-world) airports where you just can't fit a ginormous 200-plus foot widebody freighter, so for the freight dawgs, I think this add-on is gonna be a thing.

I bought the base model during the CS $25 sale over Christmas (so if you feel really strongly about prices, you can wait until you find it on sale), and it's turned out to be surprisingly decent--actually better than I expected based on past history with their FS9 and FSX add-ons.  The CS757 III is a little bit quirky, needs a few minor FDE tweaks, but it's stable and does the basics well enough.  If you're Jonesing for a 757/767 in P3Dv4, it's kinda the only game in town. 

What I sense is different this time around is that it appears they've stuck with this one and (so far) keep fixing issues, rather than their old modus operandi of releasing an 80% complete product, promising to fix the other 20%, and then moving on without ever addressing the issues.

Regards

 

Fully concur with you, Bob. Same here.

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The $80 price tag on the just the base aircraft has always kept away. But now its on track to cost over $200 for all the "add-ons" for what is just a middle of the park aircraft I'll definitely never be buying. Ridiculous

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