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  1. Holger Sandmann is still supporting it in case people have technical problems.... and he left for Orbx long time ago. Too long a story, am not going into that here and now......
  2. Hi Ted, yes, no problem. Just make sure you download it before I take the shop offline. Thank you ! Merry Christmas, Francois
  3. Dear all, first of all let me wish you a Merry Christmas, even when in lockdown or otherwise limited. Hopefully, you are all still healthy. Also hopefully, next year will see a return to normalcy, and no, not the ‘new normal’, the regular one. Here’s hoping. Talking about next year….. the reason I am writing to you is that I have decided to stop my commercial activities under FSAddon Publishing. It is getting too expensive, and too much work. Too much for the time I still have to spend on it, and too much for my age, I guess. Even though we are spending most of the time at home here in Italy, forced by the circumstances, I seem to be running out of time most every day. I guess the slower tempo of living and moving has to do with it ,-) Anyway, after all these years of FSAddon it is a tough decision. But with the advent of the new MSFS the sales have now dropped to almost nothing, and the cost of the websites has not gone down. So it just does not make sense to continue. Most of my work these days is responding to former customers who managed to lose their downloads and request new links and registration keys. As of January 1st the Shopify Shop will be off-line. It also means support for previously sold products will be a problem because I am not continuing the almost daily efforts I still put in currently. More like once a week. And over some time the server contracts holding the software will also lapse, making the downloads no longer available. It has been a long road, sometimes bumpy, never boring, and I think together with my developers we have brought some joy to flightsimmers all over the world. I will now try and build my own home cockpit before it is too late and either Covid or old age catches up…. You will still find me on various forums from time to time. Best regards, Francois
  4. FSAddon Publishing will stop selling its products via third party distributors as of January 1st, 2017 ! That means you will no longer be able to buy FSAddon products from simMarket, Aerosoft, Flight1 and other such general webshops. Instead you will find everything FSAddon produce on their own (Shopify powered) webshop. https://fsaddon-publishing.myshopify.com A Quote From Francois Dumas ""I understand that this may be somewhat of a disappointment to customers who prefer to buy at the large resellers, and we'll probably even lose some customers (and yes, some visibility), but the fact is that I am running all this on my own. The combination of an ever shrinking FS market, high cost of the third party selling, high workload on all the administration (not the least because of EU tax rules), my 'other' activities (such as moving house and building a place in Italy and other work), (my) age induced slow reduction of energy....... all for a few hundred bucks a month just doesn't justify it anymore. So instead of spending energy on all that, I'll now focus on my own webshop ONLY, with the added advantage for most authors of earning higher percentages that will offset lower sales because of not being in the big warehouses. (As I do not have any overhead, I charge a lot less for selling products than the competition does. This advantage goes 100% to my authors). At the same time I have added new payment gateways, assuring safe and industry approved financial transactions, am working on improving server space and download speed, building new installers and also working on more freeware projects. The only exception is our (very modest) sales via Steam and Dovetail Games, currently only Ben Gurion X Airport. Hoping to see you check our shop and forums regularly, and helping spread the word about the great FSAddon products I'd like to thank you all for being our loyal customers for the past 12 years. And last but not least I'd also like to thank especially simMarket and Aerosoft for their professional help in selling them for all these years."" Kindest regards, Francois
  5. FSAddon Publishing has released the long-awaited WACO bi-plane collection by Simon Smeiman. Simon has outdone himself once again in the amount of detail, special animations and effects, and has also added some unique models to the pack. The FSAddon WACO Collection is made up of no less than 8 different models, all with different liveries and animations. The WACO's modeled are the ATO, CTO, QF2, UPF, YMF-5, YMF-5D Super. And on top of that a YMF-5 Floatplane and the famous Jet Waco !!! So yes, 'Taperwings' included ! And to make things even more interesting, also including some FREE extra's! How about the WACO CG-4A WW2 glider? And not just one, but 3 differentvariants and 2 different models! And last but not least, Simon has made the included 'cargo' Willys jeep driveable too, so you can make a tour of the landing zone! All in all FSAddon are offering a unique package, even for current owners of other WACO's and they invite you to have a look at their product page on the FSAddon Publishing webshop (the sole and unique distribution point ) .
  6. Only seen this now. So sorry to hear it, Garry always was a very enthusiastic flightsim supporter and contributor !! Rest in Peace Garry.
  7. Rest in Peace, Mr. Avsim. Without your perseverance the flightsim communities of today wouldn't be what they are.
  8. Orcas of course...... but that's because we sell it ;-)To be honest, you should get BOTH. Each has its specific attractiveness. Emma is a fantasy airfield, but with lots of added features such as glider towing, moving objects and built-in sounds.And the biggest Virtual Flying Club on the internet attached to it ;-)Orcas Island on the other hand, by the same author, is all about a REAL airfield on a real island and accurate to every detail, providing the same immersion and moods as every Georender scenery does. There are no sounds (but you can add FSE sounds), but lots of animatons (the new Geomotion ones !) and a whole island with accurate photo textures to discover.Contrary to another post in this thread, there is NO mesh included. Orcas, like ALL georender sceneries, is built on the default MS mesh.New Geodrender and other titles published by FSAddon.com will included highres mesh and add the final missing bit in perfect scenery :-)Kind regards,FrancoisCreative Directorwww.FSAddon.com"No-stress nature flying"[br]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif[link:www.fsaddon.com/]FSAddon.com][/b
  9. To all staff of AVSIM: Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2004 !!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/53855.jpg:-outta Francois :-waveEmma Field Flying Club]"No-stress nature flying"[brhttp://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif
  10. I figure Justin knows me well enough to understand what I am saying ;-):-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm]Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][br][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2][/td][tr][/table
  11. Without going into LOD's, SRTM, interpolation and all other 'difficult' words and expressions, I'd just like to approach the issue from the user's perspective. I live in the mountains in Europe part of the year, and know some places as the back of my hand.What I do when evaluating mesh (and yes, I am a sucker for mountains so I get all the mesh I can put my hands on) is just go with my virtual aircraft to those places I know so well and 'look'.So far I have found the Thierry Pignot mesh (which is sold by LAGO as TerraMesh) to be the most accurate for the places I looked (!). The new SRTM mesh comes close, but some of the mountains just look ridiculous. I guess Thierry has either corrected this or used better data.FYI, I looked around Interlaken in Switzerland, especially at the Jungfrau region, and around Courchevel/Meribel in France.Seeing the speed with which the SRTM meshes have been published lately I cannot imagine that these have been corrcted for errors other than in an automated way.... and taht would leave plenty of 'holes' compared to the real world IMHO.Cheers,:-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm]Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][br][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2][/td][tr][/table
  12. There's also an interesting review (more pictures) by yours truly, to be found :-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/bfu/index.html|Bush Flying Unlimited]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm]Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][br][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2][/td][tr][/table
  13. Heck Joe, you even have trouble loggin into sites you are a full member of (Cub Flyers !)... :-lol :-lolFSFreeware is free and anybody can enter it...... Only if you want MORE there is the option to pay and get faster access or download speeds... just like Flightsim.com. I am sure that Raimondo will take your files off if you ask him to, he's a gentleman and 'respected author' too.... LOL ! ;-):-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm]Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][br][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose4.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2][/td][tr][/table
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