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Zane Gard Jr. has written a wonderful review of ROTW's Socata TBM-700 and it is posted on Flightsim at http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/tbm700.htmIt was surprising enough to see Fly! even mentioned there, and a real pleasure to see that Zane had written his review based as a comparison btwn Fly!II/ROTW and the real thing (he recently took a test flight in a real TBM-700 and was able to give a detailed description - photos and images included). That isn't all - Zane does an outstanding job of covering the history of TRI/Fly! and incorporates some of the interplay btwn. Rich Harvey & TRI, Rob Young, PMDG, and of course, developers such as ROTW.Some of you have Zane's own recent contribution - the TBM Panel Fix that allows for EFIS Navigation in the 2000/XP environment that heretofore was depositing us unceremoniously on our desktops. This review is also great for polishing up your procedures and getting more satisfaction out of flying a unique (and fairly accurate) simulation!

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Has anyone ever figured out what causes the CTD some people get? Particularly on macs? I have tried many times to get this plane up and going and failed. Then I read a review like this and am inspired to try again. But fail again.I have tried everything from unziping all of the DLLs to placing them in the "correct" system folder. Nothing seems to work. the error is allways the same."subsystem (tbm) not registered."I did find something interesting though, if you remove certain Dlls entirely from the system folder, you will recive a coresponing CTD with the abriviation for the DLL in the error message. Seems to stand to reason.This looks like a wonderfull aircraft and I would love to see it runing on my machine, but I just can't figure it out.Oh well... Zane's review looked great! Loved the comparisons between plane and sim. The panel is so acurate! Hope to see afew more review's like this out there.

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Zane actually found the crash for XP/2000 (clicking the NAV assign on the EFIS) to be related to the (I believe) HSI on the copliot's panel. He then created a temporary fix by building a set of PNL files that removed the offending instrument - NO MORE CRASHES. Zane uploaded the fix to Avsim.I can verify the fix works on my XP machine for both the original and the repaint version by Grant Millikan. However, it does not work for the repaint version by Dan Larson - I believe it came out after Zane made the original fix - he may be reworking it to handle Dan's version too, but that's where it stands at this time. There is also a new repaint by Steve Brown - I haven't had the opportunity to test the fix with it.BTW - in case you were using one of the repaints without ROTW's original TBM-700 installed you would get an error similar to the "subsystem not registered" message. The original aircraft must be installed for the repaint to function - just checking.. ;-)I can't tell you anything about the Mac version.Here are all the current TBM files available from the library:Original ROTW aircraft:http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=15103Grant's repaint:http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=15847Zane's Panel-fix (for XP/2000):http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=43442Mac Version:http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=19126Other versions:Repaint by Dan Larson:http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=17605Repaint by Steve Brown:http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?DLID=40203

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I belive my problem is with those DLLs. Particularly with the internal seperator. My CTD allways seems to allways have some thing to do with that.Thanks for helping! :-waveRobert

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G'day Randall,Great review! and a great promo for Fly! II. A well balanced review by a guy lucky enough to actually fly the real aircraft. Thanks for the link. Well done to Zane. He has obviously put a lot of time and effort in producing the review. I think this review does however point out the dire necessity of getting Fly! II (fully patched) re-released by TRI. I wonder if the guys at TRI have seen this review. :-)Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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I sent them the link and asked that they forward it to Brendan - I don't know if it will get to him....we'll see.

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