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14 minutes ago, Ricardo41 said:

But I don't really miss any of the old developers. Plenty of new blood - FbW, WT, Fenix, etc. - has entered the arena, so I think gaming wise we are in good hands. 

There's a lot of nostalgia at play in this thread for sure!


While it's difficult to truly compare older developers' products to contemporary ones due to advances in tech, this is how I see it:

  • AIG and FSLTL are more capable / better versions of World of AI and AI Aardvark, etc. (We now have more detailed AI sounds, takeoff and landing configs depicted, AI injector tools, all-in-one installers)
  • FBW and WT are more capable / better versions of Project Opensky, MelJet and Project Airbus, etc. (EFBs, proper systems architectures, better sound packages, more detail)
  • Fenix has produced a more advanced airliner compared to DreamFleet. (And say it quietly, may surpass the quality of the Level-D 767, once all variants and the new engine modelling are released).

While sentimentality is a strong force and there were some fantastic payware and freeware products, Flight Simming has moved on and is well-represented right now.

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Dreamfleet, Digital Aviation, RealAir, and Flight One's old GA line.  For companies that are operating, but unfortunately not in MSFS2020, RealityXP & HiFI.

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Add me to the list of RealAir turbine Duke admirers - I still fly it in P3D. If only FSW would release the turbine version of the C414 (the Conquest) for MSFS2020 -  that would be a suitable alternative to the turbine Duke.

Bruce

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On 2/14/2023 at 5:58 PM, Bert Pieke said:

I added the Garmin GTN Waypoint name, distance, ETE, and changed some of the airspeed and altitude font sizes for a more readable look.  If you use the GTN 750Xi for navigation, the G3X will give you an accurate PFD depiction.  Try it!

 

I will. Thank you very much!

Cheers,
Andre

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On 2/14/2023 at 2:22 PM, Paul Golding said:

Me too 🤣

Wow. I just took a walk down memory lane. I am missing a 727 for MSFS and thought, "what happend to Lou Betti and Paul Golding". No hits when searching for Lou Betti, but PG brought me here 😄 My first add on, was the 737-400 - but later I was flying the lovely 727, it was a masterpiece. I also remember the ATR72, I think you were the creater of that too? Anyway, glad to see you are still around.

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On 2/25/2023 at 4:42 PM, Steen Pedersen said:

Wow. I just took a walk down memory lane. I am missing a 727 for MSFS and thought, "what happend to Lou Betti and Paul Golding". No hits when searching for Lou Betti, but PG brought me here 😄 My first add on, was the 737-400 - but later I was flying the lovely 727, it was a masterpiece. I also remember the ATR72, I think you were the creater of that too? Anyway, glad to see you are still around.

Thanks Steen, nice of you to say.  The ATR was Lou and Hans Hartman, who became the lead developer of the CRJ amongst other things, released by Aerosoft,

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Cheers

 

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Such a fantastic stroll down memory lane Gents, cheers! I completely forgot about many of the aircraft you guys mentioned, especially the awesome Digital Aviation PA-31T Cheyenne, that aircraft was far beyond it's time in terms of systems complexity, lighting and other features. Another one that was mentioned was the Diamond DA20-100 Katana 4X by Marcel Felde. It was the first time, long before A2A developed their amazing aircraft, that I felt true "ownership" of an aircraft in FSX, taking care of the airplane was just as fun as flying her.

Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years since I made this video of the Katana 4X in FSX.
 

 

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47 minutes ago, Jocko Flocko said:

Such a fantastic stroll down memory lane Gents, cheers! I completely forgot about many of the aircraft you guys mentioned, especially the awesome Digital Aviation PA-31T Cheyenne, that aircraft was far beyond it's time in terms of systems complexity, lighting and other features. Another one that was mentioned was the Diamond DA20-100 Katana 4X by Marcel Felde. It was the first time, long before A2A developed their amazing aircraft, that I felt true "ownership" of an aircraft in FSX, taking care of the airplane was just as fun as flying her.

Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years since I made this video of the Katana 4X in FSX.
 

 

Digital aviation's  DO27 was to my knowledge the first one whose instrument panel would shake and rattle depending on the engine rpm. Also engine fouling, circuit breakers popping, engine fire, oil leaks...

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majestic software with the dash 8

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33 minutes ago, pilotter said:

majestic software with the dash 8

Majestic is coming to MSFS with their Dash 8, they announced it already. It will probably take them a few years before it's released though.

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On 2/14/2023 at 5:11 AM, Steve Dra said:

Same.  Flew more hours in it I think I did in all of the other aircraft I owned at the time combined.  Also was one of the 1st I ever painted.

I have to say for FS2004, this UPS I painted looks pretty good for its day.  😉

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And of course...the AA that I converted Ed's stunning metal textures from the POSKY 767, to the LDS 767.

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Still my highest downloaded livery of all time with over 17,000 downloads here at Avsim alone (she was reuploaded to several other sites back in the day...last time I cared to count she was over 30,000 downloads at the combined sites I could find)

LevelD 767 was TOP NOTCH at this time..

And still today for me one of the best 767

 simulation's we ever had since..

cheers 😉


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On 2/14/2023 at 5:11 AM, Steve Dra said:

 

 

Sorry, double Post.. 

cheers 😉

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Captainsin miss I will NOT ...😊

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