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Inibuilds Dubai + Abu Dhabi deal only this week-end

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I usually wait a bit when INI releases something new as they don’t typically wait long before having some kind of deal.

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1 hour ago, Christopher Low said:

That is fair enough. You cannot really expect developers to back date special offers. I am trying my hardest to be patient and wait for another MS Marketplace sale before I go on another spending spree, but it is hard work!! :laugh:

Not fair at all, and yes, I can expect a developer to support me as I support them if I buy their products at release.

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21 minutes ago, Joe L said:

Not fair at all, and yes, I can expect a developer to support me as I support them if I buy their products at release.

No, it's unreasonable of you to expect a retroactive discount.

Either wait for the popular sales periods throughout the year or know that by buying at launch you are paying full price for owning the product for longer than everyone else.

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2 hours ago, GSalden said:

Advise : wait a short while after they release an airport as it might be bundeled with another one in a deal like now.

That’s what I would always recommend, if you can be patient enough. 

I never buy a scenery at full price now, as they will 99.9% be on sale a few weeks later.


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1 hour ago, F737MAX said:

No, it's unreasonable of you to expect a retroactive discount.

Either wait for the popular sales periods throughout the year or know that by buying at launch you are paying full price for owning the product for longer than everyone else.

No, you are wrong.  Months maybe, a week or two, not hardly.  

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4 minutes ago, Joe L said:

No, you are wrong.  Months maybe, a week or two, not hardly.  

Sorry, but OMDB was released 2 months ago (13 Dec) - you’d expect them to give you a retroactive discount now?

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1 hour ago, SierraDelta said:

Sorry, but OMDB was released 2 months ago (13 Dec) - you’d expect them to give you a retroactive discount now?

SMH

Yes, actually I do.  I wouldn't expect it for the raw difference, but if the discount on the combined price of both products is x%, then I would x% off the retail of the remaining product.  I do not see them as some poor struggling developer.  They have an almost well maintained professional storefront, and come across as wanting to be a top tier professional reseller.  

My expectation may be outside FS norms, but not without precedent.  Many of the various 3rd party developer titles purchased on Steam have offered this scenario from high end racing sims to military strategy games to plain FPS games.  Buy a bundle that you already own a part of and you are most likely getting the new content at an adjusted cost (and not have to pay for what you already purchased before).   So, in that respect yes I am a spoiled consumer.

Doesn't really matter, because I am not getting a discount, and as said, just wait for a sale.  I also have learned not be an early adopter with them knowing they may toss out deals like this one (and seem to have a habit of rushing titles out).

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55 minutes ago, SierraDelta said:

Sorry, but OMDB was released 2 months ago (13 Dec) - you’d expect them to give you a retroactive discount now?

SMH

Yes, as there are people who bought OMDB when it was released and now miss the deal because they did so.

Abu Dabi is just released and immediately it is stacked in a deal.

If both airports where released months ago I would agree with you.

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I, fortunately, waited and was able to take advantage of the deal. However, it does seem a bit backward to get more money from someone, earlier than those who got the deal, and not give some sort of discount to those who allowed the developer to benefit from a quicker profit. Essentially, it’s an incentive for people to wait to purchase, but in no way would that be beneficial to any business. Likewise, it seems a bit odd to reward those who decided not to purchase at release. Just my two cents. 
 

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I hope IniBuilds follows precedence and updates BOTH for better performance. They do seem to get the airports out and THEN tweak.

They are lovely, but they could take a lesson or two from FlightBeam and FlyTampa.

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From the inibuild forum - and so i was right with the performance issue :

 

 

Thanks for all your patience while we sort out performance issues with AUH. We've now located the main issues and have just released this version to the iniBuilds Store and SimMarket. 

Unfortunately, in the last stages of OMAA development some issues crept in that ultimately created a perfect storm, as it were, for performance bottlenecks for many users.

First off, there was a duplication of the main airport placement file. This file includes pretty much all of the art assets including jetways and animations along with custom nav elements and approach lighting etc. Although the sim is meant to identify duplicated ICAOs being present, whether or not one gets excluded is unknown.  Regardless, this was an error on our part.

Although we've not been able to replicate the issue with GSX or activating aircraft systems, it's most likely that the above is the root cause.

Second, although the terminal exterior, interior and internal detail models are all LODed as they should be, those LODs were ineffective due to the way the models had been exported. The physical, real-world, size of the main terminal is so large that even the highest LOD levels meant all the terminal elements were visible from a good distance away. To make matters worse, the duplicated file mentioned above meant that disabling the detailed interior in the control panel was ineffective, therefore the expected improvement in FPS just didn't happen.

Finally, we've identified an issue with the interior model itself. This is related to instancing of objects within which designed to reduce the impact of large, complex models on the system. Without getting too much into the weeds, instancing simply tells the sim to load and draw the same object once, then repeat it many times to visualise a large model. As opposed to the large model being loaded and drawn in one action which creates a bottleneck, particularly when panning to/from the airport. There's a fine balancing act in getting this right and unfortunately there's little documented guidance and how best to use this for scenery. It's something that we have experimented with since LAX but never managed to quite get right. With AUH now, I'm confident that we've found the right balance. 

Importantly, that same balance can be applied retroactively to our other large sceneries (DXB, HNL, LAX and to a lesser extent JFK).

Avoiding any one of the above issues would have 'fixed' the problem and prevented most of the negative reports we've seen. Combined, they create a situation where no amount of tweaking settings would help in any meaningful way.

Regarding our old products, we're 100% committed to getting all of our large hubs working as well as they possibly can and I can assure you all that we now have a team of developers and testers working full time on fulfilling that commitment. Armed with your feedback, screenshots and videos along with our wealth of knowledge and experience, we will get there. Our team are working hard on LAX and JFK with HNL being tested by internal testers this week.

Zayed International Airport (OMAA) Changelog

v1.0.1 of iniBuilds Zayed International (OMAA) for MSFS has been released. This update addresses some performance issues and should provide a more stable experience for users as well as some general improvements to the terminal areas.

This update can be downloaded via the iniManager.

v1.0.1
- Improvement to performance due to duplicated placement file, corrected LOD ranges for terminal models and interior clutter modified for proper use of instancing 
- Added missing PAPI lights
- Added touchdown lights on runways
- Corrected all apron gaps
- Terminal A  floating issues improved
- Terminal A landside bridge touching perct on the ground improved
- Jetway idle position markings correct
- Terminal 2 issue fixed 
- Added additional taxi signs

 
 

Matt Y.
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23 hours ago, cavaricooper said:

hey are lovely, but they could take a lesson or two from FlightBeam

Better not take a lesson from Fightbeam. KSFO has been in development limbo for years, KDEN was promised further work on the new terminal reconstructions. Nothing is happening, everything takes forever with them.

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What I meant is their RELEASES are superb- in appearance AND PERFORMANCE.


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I wonder if that will fix the lack of any AI traffic that I had there?


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