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Ok folks,The "quick" update is that development hardware has been arranged, and should be arriving shortly. It looks like I'll have it long enough to do quite a few things, specifically bringing the Mac up to version 230 (actually, a little past that since my code base has been changing) and tackling some frame rate issues. If you ever wanted to give yourselves a pat on the back, here is your chance because it was specifically due to the constructive feedback and concerns here on the board that got the attention of some very special folks (who will go unnamed for now until I get their permission to give them public credit). Your voices ARE being heard both at the publishing and Apple corporate level, and I'm getting significant offers for help.Once I get started I'll either post updates on my progress, or provide them to Franklin and Allan to pass on to the group.Rich

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Dear Richard,Thank-you very much for the update on your (voluntary) development work. Needless to say, -as ever- your dedication to Fly! and it's users is a special blessing to us all.Jeroen (EHAM)----------Fly! II 2.0.216 Mac versionOS 10.1.4,. 832 MB RAMG4/400

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This Really nice RichAnd I hope the help you get is really usefull. GREAT!!! :-yellow1 Koen (EHAM)

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Will there be copies of Fly! II Mac avaiable for resellers in Sweden, for example Nordic Softsales? Looks like the current versions are withdrawn due to bugs and other problems.Keep'em flyin'!Bertil PerssonESPC Fr

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Great news Rich! Thanks for your prompt update ... and a BIG pat on the back to you as well for all you do for us Fly! simmers!Rich@KLEWBeige G3 233 MHz DT rev.1 G4 400 MHz NewerTech upgrade OS 9.2.2 384 MB RAM ATI Radeon Mac (PCI) Thrustmaster FCS/WCS

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Hello Richreally great news, and I'm happy that at least the discussions here have some positive impact - hopefully also for your work!Just some days ago I started a thread in this forum because I had really disappointings results after installing the new ATI Radeon 8500 64 mb on my G4/400, 1GB RAM: frames rates are virtually the same as with my old ATI Rage 16mb. How is that possible!?Perhaps your new patch will help a little bit - that would be nice ..Good luck for your Mac adventure!Max

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Rich,Many, many thanks for your determined dedication and continued support of the Mac platform. And it's reassuring to know that our voices are heard "other" places beyond TRI -- thanks for sharing that with us.Remember that just about all the Mac beta testers who stuck it out to the end are still here. If there is anything we can do to help, we are ready and willing.I was having a tough day -- you just made it better!!

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Rich,Thanks very much. It's good to know that my letter to the White House did some good. :)-Franklin------------------------------Franklin TesslerG4/500Fly! for Mac Forum Co-moderator

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...so that's why you moved to Maryland, Franklin! Will all the new plane models have a "W" on the tail?

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Rich,As always, thank you so much for keeping Mac users in mind. We (obviously) couldn't be happier knowing that the king of this sim is on board, and is (on his own time, mind you) taking care of his loyal subjects.I think that we'll be pretty close to what we anticipated with FLY! 2 once the 230 (and beyond, whatever that is) patch is released.We are very grateful to you for taking the time to do this...I have never seen a developer take such an interest in helping.Thanks again...Jim

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Mr. H,You are tenacious indeed ;) It's great to see you doing what you luv...

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A great hurrah from the French Mac users !!!!!! What if we did'nt had Rich ?

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Rich,Wow, that is great news. Maybe you should run for president in 2004!Allan, don't forget me when the updates come through!!!Barry Williams

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Hi Rich,Thank you so much to Rich.Thank you to those helping Rich.Thank you to this forum and thank you to those that have written constructive comments.This is great news for the MAC community!!I'll be looking forward to the enhancements.What a perfect day. . . sigh!!!Peter

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Rich,Thanks for your tenacity! You're so well regarded in the Fly community -- both Mac and PC -- that you could post a message saying nothing but 'burp' and it would still garner a tremendous number of views. :-lolAnyway God bless also those guys at Apple too since you say they are indeed hearing our pleas for help.You're the man, Rich!-Rick

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Hey, Rich, I just had a thought...(uh oh...)Regarding the "fixes" for FLY 2 Mac, would it be possible with the aforementioned patch for FLY 2 to enable Mac users to use the Precision Manuals aircraft, as well as anything from, say, RealAir Simulations and ROTW (simvol.org)?Thank you for your time...Jim

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Rich,It's been quite some time since we've heard fromyou, so I thought I'd try and get an update for everyone.Originally posted on April 24th, and here we are in June...Do you have an update yet? Have you managed toimprove frame rates, or have you even gotten that far yet?I understand you're busy, but if you could just drop anoccassional "progress log" it would help, (if you havethe time).Please understand that we know that you're doing this on your own time and we greatly appreciate you takingthe time, but when I see no posts here for almost a weekit makes me nervous...like everyone gave up!(Allan and Matthew, are you guys still here?)Best regards,Jim

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Jim,Allan's away on vacation for a little while.I agree that there's not been much activity here lately. I think that many of us are waiting to see what happens with the patch. I personally have had little or no time to devote to Fly! lately because I'm moving in a few weeks - I plan to jump back in as soon as I'm set up.I haven't seen any posts from Rich in this forum for awhile - I've chalked this up to him probably being busy with work at TRI. However, he did post in the main Fly! forum today, so he's around.-Franklin------------------------------Franklin TesslerG4/500Fly! for Mac Forum Co-moderator

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Hi Jim,I'm still here :-)With regards to some stuff that I've been doing:I've managed to port the TBM 700 dlls to the Mac, so it runs on the Mac now. We're probably just waiting for Rene from ROTW to upload the necessary items.The DC10 project has come to a temporary halt, because our graphic artist, John, is Mac based and he can't work on anything until a patch is released to correct an sdk bug which prevents custom gauges from being drawn correctly (there's far too many custom gauges in the DC10).I've ported some of the dlls for RealAir's Citabria (a long time ago now), but once again there's drawing problems with the sdk, so this won't get released until that gets fixed.Porting DexImport by Frank Racis: Frank's done a lot of work to make the code non platform specific (thanks Frank!), so I'm attempting to port it to the Mac, but I've still got A LOT to learn with CodeWarrior and Powerplant, Mac Toolbox, FSSpecs.... arghh!! In other words this may take a while. :-)So, there is stuff happening :-)Cheers,Matthew.

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Hi Everyone,May I just say a big thanks to each and everyone of you who has supported this forum and FLYs future. The Mac community is a very special one and its down to your constructive feedback and technical observations that has enabled Fly development to go forward.To all of you who are involved backstage from publishers to development...a BIG... Thank You, and especially APPLE for observing our views and concerns and for the commitment you have shown.....you have made a lot of faithful follwers very happy.Finally...I have difficulty expressing thanks to someone you has gone through so much personal trauma.....only to continue thinking of others and our hobby......and continually goes above and beyond the call of duty...................THANKS RICH .....we are all so very grateful.JohnDC10 ProjectB737-500

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Matthew,Excellent news about the TBM700 and DexImport!I've been reading about Randall's approach updates over the past 6 months and it's been driving me nuts that there's no way on the Mac to import navaid changes. If you get DexImport working, then kudos to you!Keep us posted on when these two items might become available.Best,John

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When the day comes, I'm sure every minute of it will have been worth the long wait. Rich@KLEWBeige G3 233 MHz DT rev.1 G4 400 MHz NewerTech upgrade OS 9.2.2 384 MB RAM ATI Radeon Mac (PCI) Thrustmaster FCS/WCS

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