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  1. 10 minutes ago, pinlifter said:

    Maybe these guys will jump on board...

    https://www.thresholdx.net/news/lvlup1

    Nope, this is another extension of the Zibo mod by X-Plane developers, again the assets come from Laminar. Reading the full article would have that revealed that

    ""Working with Zibo and his excellent 737-800X as a starting platform, we began deconstructing the plane down to it’s core, to produce the most vanilla and clean outcome possible. We’ve also been working directly with Laminar Research and using their developer copy to redevelop the visuals and optimise the entire package."
     


  2. All the Zibo graphical assets and much of the code belong to Laminar. Zibo modified to code to make it a more rounded plane. There is no way Laminar will allow those assets to be used on a competitors sim which means Zibo would need to start from scratch by building his own model. That assumes that 1. he has model building skills and 2. he even wants to develop for MSFS. It's much more likely a freeware developer from the FSX/P3D world would take up the mantle and even then it would probably take a lot longer than the Zibo did because there is no model to work with. In conclusion, if you want to fly a decent quality free 737, use X-Plane

     

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  3. 1 hour ago, Murmur said:

    It's clear than anyone asking to end XP glo-mo (supposedly because "it steals resources from desktop development") is either a troll or has the IQ of a turnip.

    Make your call!

    In this case I think it's both. In all reality the guy is a huge troll and constantly negging on X-Plane. Best just ignored. Starve him of the oxygen of publicity and let him talk to himself. Which he may be doing anyway

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  4. I cannot list them all, and indeed I have almost certainly forgotten some but it's in the region of 140-150 countries on every continent. By every continent I include Antarctica. Seeing as I was working at sea, I pretty much got paid to visit all of them. 


  5. 2 hours ago, CJ1045 said:

    Half a dozen airports IN THE WORLD are not in the sim. How can this possibly be the case. What sort of word not allowed released a sim without those airports.

    Some people.......

    Microsoft's marketing claim to have modelled "over 2 million cities and expansive environments" .It's disappointing but not surprising to see major airports missing and as someone else said, an entire major Spanish city. Imagine the uproar from Americans if they had left out Miami International and Miami city. 

    Whilst it's great to bush fly out of obscure Indonesian Highland strips, it's not so much fun flying VFR along the Spanish coast to find LEMG completely missing. 

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  6. 5 minutes ago, Slides said:

    Sometimes you strike gold and get people who are both passionate but can also deliver profits (Asobo). 

    As passionate as Asobo are, they are not pulling the purse strings on this. The money comes from Microsoft and if it doesn’t start coming back, they may well pull the plug. They have history in that


  7. I have been tech alpha on MSFS for several months. I spent the entire weekend flying it trying to decide whether I wanted to buy it or not. In the end my money went to Inibuilds and their amazing A300. Zero buyer regret. MSFS has immense potential but for me,  at this moment, it's visually stunning and simultaneously very boring. It just does not push my buttons just yet. I will keep an eye on it and wait to see what high quality third party planes bring to the immersion. 

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  8. 50 minutes ago, Martin Byrde said:

    i have a feeling the fs2020 launch will be exactly like the FSX launch...too many problems and no computer hardware able to play/run it well with all settings maxed out.  Xp11 and p3dv4.5 and 5 will remain with me for a long time.  I have a new $4000 2020 gaming laptop but a few days ago i canceled my fs2020 pre-order....i will wait for reviews and maybe 1-2years before buying it again.  Plus PMDG not lowering their prices back to Entertainment Pricing made me angry and sad😡😪

    I have a feeling you are right. It seems to me that Microsoft are rushing Asobo into an early release that they are not ready for. Three week beta is not going to iron out the problems that seem to exist and the "ongoing project" is clearly a euphemism for early access.

    As for PMDG, I totally agree. There was uproar when the P3D price was $139 not $89. They spent months defending the concept that P3D was a commercial level sim not aimed as an entertainment product. Now they have established $139 as the norm they don't even seem to be trying to justify the price on what is clearly an entertainment product. I wonder if they will even try to sell it to Xbox users for the same price

    I have bought a few PMDG products and they are clearly the pinnacle to the sim world. However whilst I fly as realistically as possible under normal flight conditions, the huge amount of bells and whistles and non normal procedure that their products have, are not really needed in my sim world. The Zibo mod does just fine for me on X-Plane and dare I say it, just feels more immersive despite not being as high a standard as the PMDG. XP11 will remain on my drive all the way up to XP12 which I am equally excited for. 

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  9. 11 minutes ago, MatthewS said:

    You're an alpha tester? Great...

    Can you post a picture on final to 24 at RPLL (from about 1000 ft AGL) I want to see the rendition of surrounding suburbs and Manila bay 🙏

    Pretty sure the NDA would not allow him to do that. Everything we see is released by Microsoft and not directly from Alpha testers. 

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  10. Just now, ZKOKQ said:

    It only looked good because it disabled the new features when he copied the v4 cfg over.  It works great if you happen to live on the same planet as Adam J.

    Yep basically he made P3D v5 back into v4 but running on DX12. Genius

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