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Falcon 50 v1.7 Beta Released to Flysimware Store for Testing

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Version 1.7 of the FSW Falcon 50 is now available for download  and beta testing from the Flysimware store.   Please comment and report any possible bugs or issues found during beta testing IN THIS THREAD.  This will help speed up release of the final version if any changes are needed.


We anticipate releasing  Falcon50 v1.7 to all stores in about 3 days.

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I always struggle to work out how to re download the Falcon 50 from the Fightsimware site? as the re download is not that obvious...well, at least to me.

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I wasn't able to log in.

I sent a message to the "webmaster" about it.

I'm sure it'll get sorted soon enough.

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2 minutes ago, Mace said:

I wasn't able to log in.

I sent a message to the "webmaster" about it.

I'm sure it'll get sorted soon enough.

I already sent you an email. If you make a new account it says right there a email confirmation is sent. So you need to confirm your email. 

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7 minutes ago, por930 said:

I always struggle to work out how to re download the Falcon 50 from the Fightsimware site? as the re download is not that obvious...well, at least to me.

Yeah. I know what you mean. 

You have to access the 'Payware Store' and then you'll see your orders. From there a link to the download is found. There's no indication as to which version you're downloading.

So, select the Payware menu item from the main website. Click on any of the payware aircraft. Log in. There you go.

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Just now, Flysimware said:

I already sent you an email. If you make a new account it says right there a email confirmation is sent. So you need to confirm your email. 

Oh my.  I apologize, the confirmation e-mail went to my junk folder and I didn't check there.  I worked all day, I guess that is my excuse 🙂  Thanks for your help.

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4 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Yeah. I know what you mean. 

You have to access the 'Payware Store' and then you'll see your orders. From there a link to the download is found. There's no indication as to which version you're downloading.

So, select the Payware menu item from the main website. Click on any of the payware aircraft. Log in. There you go.

The only way I re-downloaded it was from my original purchase docs which has 6 downloads on it. Had a look at the store, but ?? I wish the download had the version on it, because my download engine says you have already downloaded this product.

Do we have to remove the previous version then reinstall the new version? I thought I did this last time, which means I have to reinstall the GTN750 

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6 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Yeah. I know what you mean. 

You have to access the 'Payware Store' and then you'll see your orders. From there a link to the download is found. There's no indication as to which version you're downloading.

So, select the Payware menu item from the main website. Click on any of the payware aircraft. Log in. There you go.

Once we notify customers there is an update you simply just download again. To know if you have the correct version the installer name has the version listed. And after installation the version is listed on the windows add and remove program page. This info is listed on our help page. And our recent emails we to customers also tell you to re download. We have not sent a email yet and will in a few days. So this thread is a jump on the new release for testing.

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Thanks for the reply. 

I use my original docs with download links. OK? or is there a preferred way?

My download says Flysimware_Falcon_50. Should it be saying ....Flysimware_Falcon_50_1_7

OK, see where you say that we can choose to uninstall and reinstall or simply install over the top of previous version.

And yes, I looked at my add/remove page to find I was way behind in version loads

 

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22 minutes ago, por930 said:

Do we have to remove the previous version then reinstall the new version? I thought I did this last time, which means I have to reinstall the GTN750  

I always uninstall the old version using the Win10 Programs and Features page in the Control Panel, and then go to the location where the a/c was installed and delete any files the uninstaller left over. While this may not be absolutely necessary, I have found it helps to avoid unexpected issues.

You should not have to reinstall the GTN 750 just because you uninstalled the a/c. You WILL have to rerun the GPS Management tool, but not go through the Flight1 or Reality RXP install process.

Al

 

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10 minutes ago, ark said:

I always uninstall the old version using the Win10 Programs and Features page in the Control Panel, and then go to the location where the a/c was installed and delete any files the uninstaller left over. While this may not be absolutely necessary, I have found it helps to avoid unexpected issues.

You should not have to reinstall the GTN 750 just because you uninstalled the a/c. You WILL have to rerun the GPS Management tool, but not go through the Flight1 or Reality RXP install process.

Al

 

OK, thanks for the reply.

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I uninstalled my earlier version 1.2 and reinstalled 1.7 But, although I can see in my add programs 1.7 installed, when I fire up P3Dv4.3, the Falcon 50 various aircraft are nominated under Flysimware, but there are no Previews available?  And when you go past this and load the falcon 50, say G-PALS, I get a warning, "Visual model could not be displayed Falcon G-PALS"  the aircraft loads and moves, but is invisible? All other Flysimaircraft load and are visible ok. 

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14 minutes ago, por930 said:

I uninstalled my earlier version 1.2 and reinstalled 1.7 But, although I can see in my add programs 1.7 installed, when I fire up P3Dv4.3, the Falcon 50 various aircraft are nominated under Flysimware, but there are no Previews available?  And when you go past this and load the falcon 50, say G-PALS, I get a warning, "Visual model could not be displayed Falcon G-PALS"  the aircraft loads and moves, but is invisible? All other Flysimaircraft load and are visible ok. 

Something is really not right. I would uninstall the a/c, delete any files that then remain in the Falcon50 root folder under simobjects\airplanes, and then reinstall. Make sure you install for the correct sim. Before doing all this it might be good to redownload the installer in case that was corrupted somehow.

Al

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5 minutes ago, ark said:

Something is really not right. I would uninstall the a/c, delete any files that then remain in the Falcon50 root folder under simobjects\airplanes, and then reinstall. Make sure you install for the correct sim. Before doing all this it might be good to redownload the installer in case that was corrupted somehow.

Al

Hi Al, I uninstalled and went into simobjects and removed Falcon50 from the root, and then ran a small program 'everywhere' to make sure nothing else lurking. Now, maybe the graphics are for P3Dv4.4 only? I have P3D v4.3

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8 minutes ago, por930 said:

Hi Al, I uninstalled and went into simobjects and removed Falcon50 from the root, and then ran a small program 'everywhere' to make sure nothing else lurking. Now, maybe the graphics are for P3Dv4.4 only? I have P3D v4.3

Your mixing something up when choosing the installation choice. The 32 bit into a 64 bit sim or vice versa. Make sure you select V4 if you in fact are using P3D V4.

Do not select V3 for V4.1, V4.2, V4.3 or V4.4. You need to slect V4 for all V4 versions.

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Just now, Flysimware said:

You mixing something. The 32 bit into a 64 bit sim or vice versa. Make sure you select V4 if you in fact are using P3D V4.

Yes, I did choose v4, it made me wonder about V4.4, but only the ref to v4...anyway, I shall uninstall again and re download the installer and reload etc

 

 

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As I understand it, PBR textures can only work in 3D 4.4 and don't work in P3D 4.3 and earlier. If the version Falcon 1.7  is using the new textures PBR, it will not be able to work in P3D 4.3

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1 hour ago, Nickbe said:

As I understand it, PBR textures can only work in 3D 4.4 and don't work in P3D 4.3 and earlier. If the version Falcon 1.7  is using the new textures PBR, it will not be able to work in P3D 4.3

That is correct. PBR will not work unless you have V4.4 so i would update to V4.4 as well.

I also found when i updated from 4.3 to 4.4 the PBR would not work. So i tried to update more than just the client. And according to P3D they say only the client was needed. But i found i had to un install 4.3 and install 4.4 to get PBR to actually work. This may not be that case for everyone as from what i read but it just did not work until i did a fresh install.

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55 minutes ago, Marc320 said:

Hello

What is the change log?

 

Marc

We are holding off on posting this on the website until later.

VERSION 1.7 UPDATES: 2/13/2019

New Features:


Major texture update. New specular maps throughout the interior and exterior. P3D V4 now includes full PBR textures for the exterior model.

Re-modeled the virtual cockpit ceiling, pilot window, cabin window shades, walls and all window panes for more details and accuracy. 

New pillows and seatbelts added to the cabin couch. Improved seatbelt modeling and textures for all seats.

Two new GPU units that you can cycle through using the aircraft option panel. The Hobart 4400 and the Jetgo. Both include there own sounds.

New 3 position landing light switch which includes new pulse option.

Windshield wipers now include sounds.

Bugs & updates:

The engines N1 idle has slightly has less power so with a light payload the aircraft does not creep forward.

Landing lights are slightly lower in brightness to allow the runway lines to show more.
 

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1 hour ago, Flysimware said:

That is correct. PBR will not work unless you have V4.4 so i would update to V4.4 as well.

I also found when i updated from 4.3 to 4.4 the PBR would not work. So i tried to update more than just the client. And according to P3D they say only the client was needed. But i found i had to un install 4.3 and install 4.4 to get PBR to actually work. This may not be that case for everyone as from what i read but it just did not work until i did a fresh install.

OK, thanks for this. I wondered if v4.4 was in play here. I do not know yet if all my addons are v4.4 friendly,so I will hold off on that move and reinstall one of my older versions of the Falcon 50, and when I have confirmed all will play nicely with v4.4, will do the change to 1.7 then.

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Enjoying the 1.7 update ! I love the new textures and PBR looks awesome.   I have an issue that is probably not a bug, but someone may have some input.  I can only see the new pulse lights during dawn, dusk, or night conditions.  During daytime they are invisible even though the landing lights during day are very bright and visible.  I use HDR and was wondering if HDR is causing the pulse lights from being seen during daytime.  Thanks again for the great update :biggrin:

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18 minutes ago, vcarlo said:

Enjoying the 1.7 update ! I love the new textures and PBR looks awesome.   I have an issue that is probably not a bug, but someone may have some input.  I can only see the new pulse lights during dawn, dusk, or night conditions.  During daytime they are invisible even though the landing lights during day are very bright and visible.  I use HDR and was wondering if HDR is causing the pulse lights from being seen during daytime.  Thanks again for the great update :biggrin:

My understanding is the Falcon 50's pulse landing lights will be visible during the day (if you look right at them) in the 'official' release of ver 1.7 .

Al

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Hum Big issue on my p3dv4.4 FPS drop at 10 fps !!! 

 

So By Day no problem 60 fps

By night 10 FPS if i set Dynamic lightning off i go around 60 again.

Marc

 

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