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What happened to the FU2 and FU3 teams?....

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From time to time I recur to this message board and sim. I no longer have my FU3 box, but will try to find one at some old software store in Lisbon...Well, what I would like to know is if there is any track of the FU2 and FU3 teams. Where are they now? What do they do - still sim development? What happened to the FU3 Mentor - A guy whose name I no longer recall, but posted several messages here at AVSIM during FU3's development and post release...I will try to find FU3 and make it install and run on my Windows XP system. Really look forward for it, and... I still dream of the day when someone decides to give a new life to FU and go ahead with FU4...

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Welcome to the forum JC.I hope that you find a copy of FU3. It works perfectly with Windows XP, so you have no problems on that front. Just make sure that you download and install the relevant patch from the AVSIM FU3 file library. You may also experience a problem getting the game to run with XP if you do not have the Intel Indeo movie codec installed. This can be bypassed by adding the following line to your flt3.cfg file (I added it at the top):-nomovieOnce again, it's nice to see yet another new face in the forum. Long may this continue.Chris Low :-wave

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>Well, what I would like to know is if there is any track of >the FU2 and FU3 teams. Where are they now? What do they do ->still sim development? What happened to the FU3 Mentor - A guy>whose name I no longer recall, but posted several messages>here at AVSIM during FU3's development and post release...Peter was here in Avism for a short while but never stopped by the FU forum..... odd huh ?As far as what some of those guys are doing these days.... where do you think all that new weather is coming from for FS9 ? :-)Best,

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I was given Peter James' e-mail address a few months ago, and I received replies to two e-mails regarding the possibility of him visiting this forum. However, my last two e-mails have gone unanswered, and one was even returned undelivered. I really hope that he hasn't changed his e-mail address.Chris Low.

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Ah ah!!!Great! Now, if only they brought the other features, like realistic icing (including carburetor ice at low RPM for asphirated engines...), etc... as well as the unparalleled fligth model of FU3...I had fs9 installed for quite a while. What kept me from wiping it soon after install was precisely my interest on the new wether engine, and a few add-on airplanes, but, as I use it more and more, the more I feel the need for the FU series. Never - ever! - has any other sim brought the feeling of really being there than either FU2 or FU3. FU was great when I bought it in 98, but I can't say I liked it as much as I did enjoy FU2 and then FU3.It simply puzzles me how such great products can't get further support... Well, not talking about the support this forum gives to the FU cause after all ;-)================================J. C. MonteiroDivis

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Well, the 'lure of the Lire', as they say!Anyway, WE'RE here so I suppose WE become the current team ;)Welcome (back) aboard :-wave******************* Jonathan Point *******************

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JC (and others who have not seen this),Here's the most complete story I've read so far:http://www.ttlg.com/articles/lgsclosing.aspAs has already been mentioned here, the current 'team' appears to be us! If you have any specific things you require, please post questions here on the Avsim FU3 forum. :-wave******************* Jonathan Point *******************

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I have loved all of the LGS games, usually before realising it was LGS - and this includes UW, SS1&2, FU2, FU3, Terra Nova (but I never bought the game!) and I would have loved the Thief series except I thought it would be too time consuming! - the demo was superb - and I already had too many games for my health. They were a brilliant company, and it has always mystified me that they didn't develop their marketing better - they provided games for others (such as Origin), hiding their talent, and the advertising for FU3 was a joke.But I don't like golf so never played their golf game.Thanks Jon,RobD.PS I got your request for the database stuff and have put it together but its been a bit too busy here for me to send it.

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Hi All,Rob I did buy theif..it was on budget for around

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Hi All,Rob I did buy theif..it was on budget for around

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Hi All,Rob I did buy theif..it was on budget for around

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Hi All,Rob I did buy theif..it was on budget for around

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Whaddaya mean where's FU4? There is a new 'open' version available:* It has lots of new planes (more than FU2 or FU3 came with).* Hundreds of new models.* New scenery areas.* Better AI.* An online, interactive development forum, allowing you to: - Discuss problems or issues with the creators. - Suggest new aircraft or other add-ons. - Find out about the inner workings and limitations of the game. - Learn from the developers so you may contribute yourself!* Believe it or not, it's free!Sounds too good to be true, huh? It would be if it was M$F$ but it's not. And it's right here, on Avsim...Welcome to the Avsim FU3 library and forum :-hahPS Unlike most other game sites, the members here are exceptional. You won't get spammed or abused - not here anyway.:-wave******************* Jonathan Point *******************

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Rob,Are you trying to make your post count look more respectable ? :-lolChris Low.

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I think Rob needs a new mouse :lolChris, back to your attempts to find Peter James, did anything ever come off? I've had a similar issue trying to contact Tomi Lehto. All I wanted to do was thank him for his efforts but it appears he is off-line nowadays. I emailed a couple of Finnish sites where he had software projects hosted and they all said the same thing - 'we don't know where he is'.I just hope that no tragedy has befallen him. I can accept someone turning their back on 'the past', especially if something terrible happens or, if one's life should change for the better. In another life, I was a sound engineer. Lord knows what I used to get up to (I DO remember but I'm not proud about it) but I'm glad to put it behind me now. Definitely not a lifestyle suitable for bringing-up children ;)Maybe, IF I get to Denver in September, I may ask a few people there. So far, Tom (Wunder) and I are THE FU3 contingent (again, IF I make it - I'm due to present my paper and address the day before, so I have to get from Chicago to Denver THAT night which could be tricky).:-wave******************* Jonathan Point *******************

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Jon,Mark Embleton gave me Peter James' e-mail address, and I did receive a couple of quick responses from the guy. However, it appears that he has changed his e-mail address, so contact with him is currently impossible.I have asked Mark to let me know if Peter James contacts him again.Chris Low.

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Maybe, one of us will bump into him in Denver? I'm still planning to be there, even though the itinerary is a bit tight. As far as I know, a few (like a lot) of Avsim folks will be there too so it may be possible, even if everything goes wrong, to ask one of them to 'scout' for us!BTW, in reference to Tomi Lehto, an email I received from someone in Europe suggested that something tragic may well have befallen him. Problem is, about 1% of the population of Finland appears to be called 'Tomi Lehto' so this person may well be mistaken. I hope so.:-wave******************* Jonathan Point *******************

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What Robs really needs is a bagful of time and more patience!!The computer didn't react when I double clicked so I tried again and maybe the odd extra time too.... It then seems to post them all.Anyway I got my last flight of concorde video as it is parked 2 mins down the road. Gotta watch it soon.Where's FU4? I agree with Jon here that there is much to celebrate about the FU3 gold additions with new planes. It is the flight sim I have most fun with.But what I meant by FU4 was a basic engine update. There is sooooo much power around now that wasn't there when FU3 was written.Make it simpler to calculate flight dynamics from the shape and just make the flight dynamics nicer for thermals and turbulence and maybe a 3d cockpit for 3d glasses for true spatial awareness....the graphics cards and procs could handle this - true 3d environs. And I like helicoptors.... :-( and I know that FU3 cannot support helos...it's torture...the only flight sim that supports the ground resolution to chase cattle thru the trees.Until then FU3 gold is the best there is. My message is keep your wish lists handy in case some developer wishes to truly take up the challenge.RobNow to try and submit this once! :-D

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Rob,How are you getting on with Filton ? If you are having any problems with the AI planes, then maybe you could send me a few screenshots to my home e-mail address ? I promise not to redistribute them. It would also be useful to have one or two screenshots showing your airport within FLED itself.....maybe with just the taxigraph lines visible ?Chris Low.Christopher.Low@btinternet.com

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J.C.Have you managed to find a copy of Flight Unlimited 3 yet ? If not, then why not try bidding for one on eBay UK (www.ebay.co.uk) ? There are usually one or two copies on there (and a much larger number of copies of FU2, which I strongly recommend that you purchase for the excellent San Francisco scenery).Chris Low.

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Chris,I have to say life changes here force a reduced time spent on FU3 Filton.I have been working on some of the pavement areas - long boring job and have had to make some compromises...which you know about.I don't mind sending you a few screen shots! I had to do some redesign to take the 747. There is a real one parked at filton but taxiing is a real challenge at some points.AI still plays up and I was reading about starting from the ramp because I only get hassle if I don't start from the ramp! Maybe it's inherent.Anyway I will send some shreen shots when I can....soon. Taxigraph I'll have to work out how to do.Might get a chance later.Rob.

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