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https://www.justflight.com/product/dc-designs-concorde

Roll on payday, unless someone has "taken one for the team" already?

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Just purchased, will test out with new Orbx TE SoCal ... that should be a good stress test.

PBR textures ... and of course "afterburner" support in P3D, something MSFS doesn't yet support.

Cheers, Rob.

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Thanks, Rob! 🍻

@Beardyman (great avatar pic BTW!) I hear you, but seeing as there is an undertow of thinking that FSX and P3D are dead sims, then I for one will pay due consideration to a product designed for those "dead" sims and offered to the present day market, in light of there not being any alternatives (apart from not having any product at all).

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FSL confirmed that they will continue their Concorde 👍

So, how is DC Concorde ?


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40 minutes ago, Beardyman said:

FSL confirmed that they will continue their Concorde 

Yes, but unfortunately although not unexpectedly, it won't be for 32-bit platforms. So the DC Designs Concorde will almost certainly be the only option for those of us still flying on 'dead' sims who want to experience this iconic airliner.

Although I don't have any experience of other aircraft from DC Designs, I don't anticipate this version will be in any way comparable from a systems viewpoint to a Concorde from FSL. Hopefully however it will be immersive enough to maintain my interest for a while so I am planning to give it a go in FSX anyway!

Bill

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5 hours ago, Beardyman said:

So, how is DC Concorde ?

About what I expected, but really should be sold for $15-20 not $40.  I'll upload a video if you like, the VC is FS9 like.  PBR materials usage is very limited.  Systems depth is not there ... but it's leveraging the fact it's really the only Concorde currently available.

On the plus side, Afterburners work, Nose droop is animated and has 5 degree for takeoff and 12.5 degree for landing.

Cheers, Rob.

 

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4 hours ago, scianoir said:

Although I don't have any experience of other aircraft from DC Designs, I don't anticipate this version will be in any way comparable from a systems viewpoint to a Concorde from FSL.

The Developer of DC Designs stuff said that he started making stuff because nobody was making what he wanted, which was essentially 'fun stuff you can jump in, but not overly simplistic, yet able to get decent frame rates'.

I think he manages that well with his first release, which was the F/A-18 Superhornet for FSX/P3D. That one flies really well, not least because the developer did have a genuine jet fighter pilot help him with the flight modeling, so it has accurate roll rates and all that kind of thing. It's no study sim by any stretch of the imagination in terms of systems, but the fact that it works with payware carriers to allow you to find them on its TACAN makes it fun for messing around with carrier landings, so it strikes a good balance between fun and usability for semi-serious stuff. anyone who wants a serious one can pay more and get one for DCS or go for the VRS one. so there is some choice in that regard, especially given that FSX has an earlier F/A-18 variant as a default aeroplane.

Whether that somewhat simplified 'jump in and go' treatment is what P3D users will want out of a Concorde is another matter, but if you have to have a Concorde for FSX or P3D, now at least you can do so because I suspect that FSL one will be a while coming, and as I understand it, this DC Designs version isn't completely bereft of some of Concorde's operating nuances.

If nothing else, it will allow users to laugh at people who are claiming FSX and P3D are dead platforms with a quick 'okay, where's your brand-new Concorde then?' 🤣

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18 minutes ago, Chock said:

laugh at people who are claiming FSX and P3D are dead platforms with a quick 'okay, where's your brand-new Concorde then?'

Sorry, but they'll still laugh at it ... especially the VC.  I'll agree it is VERY FPS friendly, but there again so are my PMDG and FSL products in P3D V5 ... in fact, just about everything is FPS friendly in P3D V5 (Win10 GPU scheduling, DX12, and updated nVidia drivers have made a world of difference on the performance side of P3D V5, heck in TE SoCal with maxed out settings and my tweaks and I'm still lock solid at 30 FPS).  Like I said, I didn't have huge expectations, but I bit more than what was provided.  No disrespect to the developer because I know how hard it can be make aircraft.

Cheers, Rob.

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Rob,

What Nvidia driver are you using?

Do you use a driver "cleaner" prior to install of new Nvidia driver, if so, what is it?

Bill Clark


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Hi Bill,

I haven't needed to use DDU recently ... last time I used DDU was with the GPU Scheduling drivers from nVidia which I think was 450.xx ... so all the driver updates between 450.xx and 456.55 I've just used the standard nVidia update process via nVidia Experience.

It did take some time to get the Win10 GPU scheduling update.  Not sure why but 2 out of my 4 PC's got updated early, there others had to wait for the update but eventually came (no idea why).

Cheers, Rob.

EDIT: be careful with the Win10 Game Mode setting for Flight Sims ... try Off first then see if On make any difference.

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29 minutes ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

Sorry, but they'll still laugh at it ... especially the VC.

Yeah, to be honest, the cockpit screenshots I've seen didn't exactly blow my socks off.


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Ok then, so next in queue is Aeroplane Heaven.

Surely visually will be superior to DC, how deep they will go with systems - time will tell.


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Thanks Rob............appreciate the tips.

I will see what is configured on my system.

Bill Clark


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2 hours ago, Beardyman said:

Ok then, so next in queue is Aeroplane Heaven.

Surely visually will be superior to DC, how deep they will go with systems - time will tell.

Aeroplane Heaven is usually pretty good with making Brit airliners, having made a lot of the Just Flight ones in the past, and French ones too since they are making a Caravelle, but, on the other side of the coin, Concorde ain't no ordinary airliner. So I guess we're just going to have to wait and see.


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