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Obviously there are many posts with wishlists etc for things we would like to see in FSX..My Question :Is FSX "feature complete" or are you still able to implement new suggestions or wishlists as requested by us ( your customers )?Thanks

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Guest tdragger

Let me put it this way, we're always interested in feedback, regardless of the phase of the project we're in. Plus, consider that we shipped FS2004 in July 2003 and we've annouced that FSX will be available this holiday season. Any intro book on software development will give you enough information for you to answer your own question. ;)

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Guest DreamFleet

:-lolI have to admit, "tdragger", even "pixelpoke" can't match your comments. He uses too many words, like me! :-lolYou say SO much with so little.Oh, "pixelpoke", I WILL quit on April 15th.No, not because it is tax day. Google April 15th + New Jersey + smoking you will see why!I'll make it easier:http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a.../601100323/1005Does this mean I cannot expect my house to be modeled in FSX?Do you mean I cannot expect my Piper Dakota to appear on the ramp at KCDW, along with my car in the parking lot?What? You will not have all the versions of New York and New Jersey accents simulated in ATC voices?Okay, can I at least get the simulation of this "gremlin" that has been affecting the engine of our Piper Dakota in cold weather?You know, the one that causes a slight loss in RPM over a second or so. It comes and goes before we know it.The one that our mechanic, Piper and Lycoming cannot figure out.The one that we have already spent $5000 to try and solve.If you cannot simulate that, what good are ya'?;-)Regards,http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...R_FORUM_LOU.jpg

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April 15th + New Jersey + smoking you will see why!You ain't seen nothing yet, Lou. Wait till they heap on (your already high) cig tax. Didn't ya know... smokers are easy targets when it comes to additional taxes.Greg

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Will just give you more time and money for new software and computers Lou ;)

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I take it to mean that you have been working for 2 years 8 months to get where you are on FSX. So how can you do much in 6 months that is left! YUP!

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Hey Lou,Tell them, 'you stop driving the car you drive and I'll stop smoking'...LOLI quite also, about 3 minutes ago until I lit the next one.

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Guest Fjorko

No Offense Mike, but I'm not going to buy a book to get a straight forward answer. I respect you as a valued contributer to this forum and part of the team that makes our hobby possible, but....I don't think my original question would cause you to break your NDA. All I wanted was:1. Yes we can still add features. or2. No, we cannot add any more features, but we will consider them for the next realease.I like straight answers - not beating around the bush....I won't expect you to disclose any TOP SECRET information about FSX.( BTW....I'm not in a bad mood :-) )

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wow..good thing you are NOT in a bad mood. Hate to see how it would be when you are!

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it is in violation of the NDA to even mention you're on the beta team (or so it used to be).It's certainly in violation of any NDA I've ever seen to say anything about the actual status of the project you're working on.

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What Mike is telling you is that there won't be any added features beyond what's already there. My guess is that they will be deleting features/enhancements as testing progresses, not adding them.DougEdited because I can't spel

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> What Mike is telling you is that there won't be any added>features beyond what's already there. My guess is that they>will be deleting features/enhancements as testing progresses,>not adding them.>>Doug>>Edited because I can't spelWhy on earth would they remove stuff that is already part of FSX ???? That's like building a car, and just before it leaves the production line saying - Hey ! Lets get rid of the seats...or...take off the side mirrors - who needs them ?

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> What Mike is telling you is that there won't be any added features beyond what's already there. > My guess is that they will be deleting features/enhancements as testing progresses, not adding them.Obviously you don't work in IT :) There should be a lead time of about 3 months (max) where no new features can be developed, and its only bugfixing and testing. Until then there is plenty of time to add features, make enhancements, optimise code etc. As for this talk about 'removing features', take it with a pinch of salt ;)

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Not only 'take that with a pinch of salt' but, IT IS NOT what the FS team has said.We have so far to go before we even get close to a release. If everyone's in this much of a frenzy, they surely won't be able to get out of the assylum in time to buy FSX when it does hit the shelves.

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I didn't mean to offend but keep in mind I have to walk a fine line when it comes to disclosure, hence I often have to be vague. If you expect straight answers you will sometimes be disappointed. My assumption at the moment is that even a vague answer is better than nothing but I could be wrong--would not be the first time.

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> they surely won't be able to get out of the assylum in time to buy FSX when it does hit the shelves.:-lol

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>>My guess is that they>>will be deleting features/enhancements as testing>progresses,>>not adding them.>>>Why on earth would they remove stuff that is already part of>FSX ???? My understanding is that part of testing is finding the things that aren't working as expected. Once those things are found a decision has to be made if it can be fixed on time (and how important it that feature is). If it can't be fixed then it gets dropped and hopefully saved for the next version instead.-Gary Letona

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Guest Fjorko

>I didn't mean to offend but keep in mind I have to walk a>fine line when it comes to disclosure, hence I often have to>be vague. If you expect straight answers you will sometimes be>disappointed. My assumption at the moment is that even a vague>answer is better than nothing but I could be wrong--would not>be the first time.Fair enough !I understand this. So I will come to the conclusion then that many of us have speculated and "wished" for things that we definitely will see (fixed or added or enhanced) in FSX, but without any confirmation from your side (because of the NDA you may be under).I DO hope my wish will come true.... and I guess you know what that is ----> spoken about it many times ----> to do with the word "smooth" and "visibility" ;-)Cheers

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> My understanding is that part of testing is finding the things that aren't working as expected. > Once those things are found a decision has to be made if it can be fixed on time (and how important > it that feature is). If it can't be fixed then it gets dropped and hopefully saved for the next > version instead.It will be really rare case. If your working on a complex app it is generally more risky to try and remove features than it is to leave them there and fix the issues.

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Guest Foxtrot 125 Tango

>>I didn't mean to offend but keep in mind I have to walk a>>fine line when it comes to disclosure, hence I often have to>>be vague. If you expect straight answers you will sometimes>be>>disappointed. My assumption at the moment is that even a>vague>>answer is better than nothing but I could be wrong--would>not>>be the first time.>>>Fair enough !>>I understand this. So I will come to the conclusion then that>many of us have speculated and "wished" for things that we>definitely will see (fixed or added or enhanced) in FSX, but>without any confirmation from your side (because of the NDA>you may be under).>>I DO hope my wish will come true.... and I guess you>know what that is ----> spoken about it many times ----> to do>with the word "smooth" and "visibility" ;-)>>Cheers SMOOOOOOOTH especially. Bring it on!! :-) Regards,Mark.

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Guest christian

Oh, please keep the vague answers coming. It certainly is better than nothing.Christian

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Guest tdragger

>Why on earth would they remove stuff that is already part of>FSX ???? It happens with every other piece of software. Why not FSX? That's why we're careful about what we say here. There could be some stuff in the game now that won't be there when it ships. (In fact, I know there is.)

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Not always. It depends on how it was written. I know of several new features that we'll be removing before we ship. Just not enough time to make them right.

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