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  1. What defies comprehension is that it was left to Tom to explain the withdrawl of PSS support on Avsim. There is no PSS presence here and no attempt being made to retain customer goodwill.I always had the impression that customer service was very much Normans role and from his departure PSS mgmt failed to recruit or cover this aspect of the business.I have seen at firsthand technical manager/directors frightened of communicating with customers who are less than satisfied and have found such evasion a dereliction of management responsibility - where does the buck stop? And guaranteed to make the customer feel worse.In very small organizations founded by individuals with a flair for the technical aspects of the products, elementary business process - planning, sales, support, management and communication can get ignored simply because the directors aren't interested and regard human- beings as an inconvenience.PSS development had been shakey for sometime - remember the 757 load editor fiasco - Norman left high and dry on these boards.If PSS directors foresee any future venture in this field they'd find it in their own interests to bite-the-bullet and talk to their customers.
  2. Hi,Following the patch issued for FSX I began adding some AI, but have noticed a very significant 'hit' associated with even a few AI aircraft on screen.For example, a test at PHOG, with only TWO Aardvark B737-200s on the apron.From the default microlight; panning around, the sim maintains 55-60 fps, however the moment the AI is in view this induces stutters of 12-15FPS every 2-3 seconds.1. I removed ground vehicles in case it was the processing logic for these.2. I removed the AI the frame rate was steady - no stutters.3. I added mips to the AI textures, in case it was connected with rendering the textures.4. Re-defragged the HD in case it was an AI Aircraft file access issue.The frame-rate drop does not appear proportional to the amount of AI, a test at Las Vegas with approximately 30 AI shows similar size stutters.Has anyone else encountered this sort of smooth/stutter experience with even very occaisional AI?Rgds,Chris.P.S. I'm using ttools to compile the traffic bgls (which presumably are in fs9 format), I'm wondering if that's the issue?
  3. >>I'm sorry guys - we do not allow discussion of our internal business matters in our forum. I did not make the rule and I'm not singling anyone out.Apologies PMDG, but how is product pricing an INTERNAL business matter? If your company is not open to informing customers of the reason for the price-hike in an existing product then it welcomes the simple perception that the company merely wishes to generate additional revenue from its customers abritrarily.Unfortunately the market in which PMDG, Wilco, PSS, etc operate does not contain sufficient direct competition and so consumers are sensitive to the possibility of being taken-for-a-ride by any one company establishing a strong position, particularly where the userbase is price-sensitive. Perhaps the powers that be in PMDG should consider that (as an internal business matter, of course).Rgds,Chris.
  4. >#1 rule in software development: It is done when it's done.>Hmmm, not under my roof my friend. Actual #1 rule in Commercial software development: It's done when the plan says it'll be done. (Assuming there's a half-decent Project Manager involved to bang heads, sort priorities and generally get up everyones backs).
  5. I guess 'fair' is a subjective concept. Logical, may be what is meant.Certainly regarding comparisons with the Level-D Simulations product this was version 7.0 of a much earlier piece of work started by Eric Ernst many years previously. I believe version 6.4 was the last freeware release and even at that stage it wasn't comprehensive by any means. It seems this is still available (as ported to FS9) here in the library: cpb767p11.zipAnyone involved in software development will comprehend that a product on version 1.0 and one on version 7.0 will show differences in the scope of attention to detail, hence the popularity of RAD processes and interative development.It's unlikely, however, that in the wholly commercial/payware environment that the Feelthere product will get the time that LvlD had in it's genesis, PR/Marketing takes over and as consumers we have our expectations and will judge accordingly.
  6. >>Consider, say a B747 with some 200,000 lb of static thrust. If it doesn't move then there must be an equal and opposite force of -2050,000lb. Please explain where this additional force comes from and how it changes to match the thrust if the thottle position is changed?<
  7. One month on and Chile keeps coming.I reckon it's an initiative sponsored by the Chilean State Tourist board?
  8. This has been a longstanding blindspot by Microsoft with FS9, and is it fixed in FSX... no.
  9. Thanks for the links, although I've started building the procedures from information available on the web.I have Lhasa (ZULS) there and 2 approaches:1. Standard ILS for Rwy272. RNP procedure for Rwy09I'm going to work on SIDs for Lhasa and then look at procedures Nyingchi, which opened last autumn.I was thinking of posting the reference data here for any other ambitious souls wishing to try their luck in the high plateau, but would want to check whether there are there any copyright restrictions on the data formats used in the PSS navdata files. (entirely self-written I should add - thank goodness for google earth).
  10. I think you can 'fudge' approaches by using STARS to the FAF (final Approach Fix) and making the STAR runway-specific.If you need these to connect with true STARS you may need to have these as Transitions.
  11. Thanks for the response on this one.I do have FSX installed (albeit on a separate partition).Rgds,Chris.
  12. I have an english version of Windows XP (w SP2)But get:'757 Fuel Planner.exe - Application error'"The application failed to initialise properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."and'757 load editor.exe - Application error'"The application failed to initialise properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."(running both from double-clicking the exe files in PSSBoeing 757)Having rebooted following install.Rgds,Chris.
  13. The following site offers quite a bit of information on procedures for Lhasa/Gonggar.(http://www.naverus.com/Services/Resources.htm)
  14. I've been hoping to fly some of the Air China routes, in particular those to the high altitude airports their 757s operate into, but the data doesn't seem to be provided by AIRAC.Does anyone have the data for these airfields (i.e. ZULS, ZUNZ, ZUJZ). Especially great if any of the RNP procedures are included.Rgds,Chris.
  15. No response from file library here (in UK)
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