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Here we go again ....

Both the site and activation server appear to be down - from NZ at least.

Can't run PTA, as activation fails.

Adam.

EDIT: The ProjectFly site is also down ... yet last time this happened, Matt said that the two sites had been separated.

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Well ... I allowed Firefox to bypass the certificate error and I finally got the ProjectFly (https://projectfly.co.uk/) site to come up. It says "upgrading".

However - Simtweaks (https://www.simtweaks.com/) is still down - so PTA is still out of order.

I'm seriously unimpressed by the way PTA has been handled for a fair while now.

In its current state, PTA offers nothing that Tomatoshade doesn't already do - so it looks like I'll be dumping PTA, removing all my presets from my site and continuing with Tomatoshade.

Adam.

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6 minutes ago, Adamski_NZ said:

Well ... I allowed Firefox to bypass the certificate error and I finally got the ProjectFly (https://projectfly.co.uk/) site to come up. It says "upgrading".

However - Simtweaks (https://www.simtweaks.com/) is still down - so PTA is still out of order.

I'm seriously unimpressed by the way PTA has been handled for a fair while now.

In its current state, PTA offers nothing that Tomatoshade doesn't already do - so it looks like I'll be dumping PTA, removing all my presets from my site and continuing with Tomatoshade.

Adam.

Why not trying ENVSHADE (TOGA Projects)?.

Cheers, Ed


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6 hours ago, edpatino said:

Why not trying ENVSHADE (TOGA Projects)?

I don't think any of the TOGA products give you the flexibility of PTA or TS. I haven't used any TOGA add-ons, but get the impression they're for people who'd rather not spend hours tweaking - and are happy with a quick fix.

Adam.

Simtweaks still down, BTW.

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10 hours ago, roi1862 said:

I really think about moving to Tomatoshade at this point...

And I bought PTA 5 days ago! - do you think I can ask for a refund,and move over to Tomato. At leasrt that's free.

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Just now, rwy12 said:

And I bought PTA 5 days ago! - do you think I can ask for a refund,and move over to Tomato. At leasrt that's free.

Its up to you... if i were you i would wait for till the end of day and than ask for refund or dispute. I tried to tell Matt many times that this method of online activation just to use the software is a big no no.


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12 hours ago, Adamski_NZ said:

Well ... I allowed Firefox to bypass the certificate error and I finally got the ProjectFly (https://projectfly.co.uk/) site to come up. It says "upgrading".

However - Simtweaks (https://www.simtweaks.com/) is still down - so PTA is still out of order.

I'm seriously unimpressed by the way PTA has been handled for a fair while now.

In its current state, PTA offers nothing that Tomatoshade doesn't already do - so it looks like I'll be dumping PTA, removing all my presets from my site and continuing with Tomatoshade.

Adam.

Hi Adam, 

Not sure if know, but before I am pulling the trigger on Tomatoshade, does the figures and values of PTA should be same as in TS ? Meaning 1.20 terrain lighting is same 1.20 in TS ? 

 

Thank you 


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6 hours ago, Adamski_NZ said:

I don't think any of the TOGA products give you the flexibility of PTA or TS. I haven't used any TOGA add-ons, but get the impression they're for people who'd rather not spend hours tweaking - and are happy with a quick fix.

Adam.

Simtweaks still down, BTW.

Probably not, but in the latest version of ENVSHADE (the only one that can be equivalent to PTA or Tomatoshade - ughh I don't like that name -) they have included more parameters to play with (12 in total).

Cheers, Ed


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1 hour ago, edpatino said:

Probably not, but in the latest version of ENVSHADE (the only one that can be equivalent to PTA or Tomatoshade - ughh I don't like that name -) they have included more parameters to play with (12 in total).

Cheers, Ed

That is still way less than PTA and TS. And both also have lots of Postprocessing features...


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Statement on the Project Fly site :

Hi all, Matt here.

I purposely left it until today to publish an update as yesterday I wasn’t in the right headspace to write something. I would have spent the entire update talking about irrelevant personal stuff, which although has an impact, isn’t something that’s going to “fix” things any time soon.

However, now I’m being “threatened” by various outlets (mainly media), who are quite happy to post (trumpism coming) “fake news” until I say something… so, I’ll keep it straight to the point (and a massive fu…. actually no, not worth it - you know EXACTLY who you are).

V4 is essentially complete. Beyond adding further features (which will forever happen) and perhaps tweaking a few things here and there, it’s good to go. This is pending the “green light” from our dispatcher data partners, AviationCloud. They were away on a business meeting last week which wasn’t communicated in time for me to do anything about.

Yesterday, in a similar situation to October, our Google Cloud Platform account was suspended for lack of a better phrase, not paying the bill. As I learned from October, normally a part payment restores the services. I paid as much as I could physically afford (around 1/4), but sadly, they didn’t restore services. At the time of this message we’ve got around £1950 to clear which is about the same as Octobers bill.

It’s just bad timing - that’s what it boils down to. That and Google’s strange billing setup (they tell you they’ll bill you for example on the 15th, but then apply for it days earlier and if it doesn’t go through, they suspend you).

OK, SO EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING… RIGHT? KINDA.

Since the October issues, we’ve had so many awesome people reach out to offer their services and as a result of this, our v4 infrastructure is not only faster, but cheaper(!).

We’ve also, as a result of some advice from fellow software developers upgraded our core systems to use either different or more up to date versions of the frameworks we use. That has rapidly improved the speed of the app.

The good stuff aside. As in October, we have outstanding server costs that until cleared, stop us from migrating the data from Google Cloud to our new infrastructure. I did mention there may be some sort of secondary funding drive - I definitely left it too late and for that I apologise (if you follow my Twitch channel you’ll know what’s been going on in my personal life).

So I’m appealing to the side of the community that continues to humble me in the midst of all the idiots.

If you’re willing (and able!) to contribute to projectFLY & it’s costs, you can donate using the link below (or on the website):

 

I will naturally pay the bill off the moment it’s possible to do so. We have kept a record of every projectFLY supporter & their supporting amount. Once v4 is out and settled, we’ll be in touch with a small, but hopefully meaningful way of saying thank you.

Once we have the data back, we will migrate it over to the new infrastructure and then release v4. Between now and then, we’re continuing to push builds out to our internal testing team & eventually the wider Focus Group. This will at least ensure you have the best possible experience from the new app.

I will end this update by saying that once this is resolved, there will be no further issues in terms of downtime or funding (unless something catastrophic happens… never say never, I guess!). As I said in the last update, v4 should continue to keep projectFLY completely self sustained and we can then continue to work on other projects.

Thanks for your continued support & patience, we’re almost there!

Matt

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On 12/11/2019 at 8:19 AM, Adamski_NZ said:

Here we go again ....

Both the site and activation server appear to be down - from NZ at least.

Can't run PTA, as activation fails.

Adam.

EDIT: The ProjectFly site is also down ... yet last time this happened, Matt said that the two sites had been separated.

So glad I just recently dumped PTA all together in favor of ENVShade. Used PTA for a long long time and must say, ENVShade is much better. 

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