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Purchasing Scenery from Marketplace? Recommend?

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Hi All,

Was after peoples thoughts on purchasing stuff from Marketplace Icon? I've just downloaded some free stuff which where to world updates, but wasn't sure on Airports and wondered what people thought? 

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Jason


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Sure you can.. unless you can get it directly from the developer.. in which case you are going to get updates faster.

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Bert,

So it had its fors & against by the sounds of it? I've seen some scenery I have from Simmarket is on offer there that was what made me ask.

I'll have a look at it but appreciate your help 

Jason


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The ease of the marketplace has caused me to be pulled in and buy a lot of scenery from there. I couldn't care about the long wait for updates as long as the scenery works as it should. I do have a lot more scenery from Orbx though as sales are frequent there too.

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I avoid Airports from the Marketplace as much as possible. The scenery files are encrypted so you can't edit ade's to get proper parking. But the same sceneries from outside of the Marketplace aren't encrypted.

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2 hours ago, jay907uk said:

So it had its fors & against by the sounds of it?

The only "fors" really are the fact that all your stuff is in the same place. 

The delays to updates and the large percentage of revenue MS takes from developers are enough reason for me to never use it.


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I buy all my sceneries from the market place. I like the idea of having everything in a single place in case I ever need to reinstall MSFS. Also I hate to fiddle around with custom installers or the file system, the in game market place makes it all a breeze.

Also, I think it's a big plus that MS gets its cut from these sales. It's more likely that they keep developing the game forward when they see the money flowing in.

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For scenery it's fine.  But I still buy direct from dev when possible.

For aircraft I avoid it because you can't edit flight models and xml files.


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Consider that you also cannot remove static aircraft. I have bought EKCH recently and the static aircraft are soo annoying. I don't know who had the idea to place a B747 by Lufthansa at Copenhagen. Anyway, for online flying this is bad!!

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Marketplace: Everything downloaded from a single area.

Direct from Devs or their preferred outlet: Faster updates, probably better support, often cheaper, and sale prices often cheaper than Marketplace sales. Dev gets more profit with MS not taking a cut.

 

No contest for me.

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I only buy sceneries from the Marketplace, but that's because of the exchange rate differences. And since I use the Steam version, there's no encryption to worry about.


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I actively avoid the marketplace due to the limitations already listed. I would like Microsoft to get a cut of my money to keep them interested in the sim. But not enough that I can accept the limitations 

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Not buying on the marketplace means possibly large amounts of updaters and updates you have to track by yourself. Check website, download update, rinse, repeat. Launch updater, check for update, rinse, repeat.

With MP you start the sim and click update and you're done.

 

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