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  1. I echo what Peter Webber says above, this thread i am sure started with the best of intentions; but now it's begining to look like a personal attack on a member of the community and frankly that makes me uncomfortable.
  2. Yes and i standby that, but i did go on to explain i understand it to some extent, your reply didn't have any nuance at all, it was just rude directly about Kyle.
  3. Yikes, what dreadful responses. You two are to be congratulated, you have managed to make me believe that the problem isn't with Kyle it's with the entitled immature members of this community.
  4. In my opinion both Chaseplane and FS2Crew appear to have superb support. I think the comments around PMDG are unfair to be honest, yes i would agree Kyle can be a little abrupt but he is also knowledgable. I can only imagine how frustrating it is dealing with the same questions from people who just refuse to read the manual or complaining that their i3, GTX760 and 4Gb can't run P3D v4 at max settings and it's the fault of the PMDG 747. In the defence of Kyle (something i didn't think i would ever do) Tabs was very similar when he ran the forum, i think it's dealing with certain customers. FSL is very much the same as PMDG. ...and no FSL are not streets ahead, that is just an absurd statement. A2A do offer friendly support, but charging more for the Professional version of P3D leaves a bad taste in the mouth, neither PMDG or FSL do that. As stated above, i don't think you can judge the support of an organisation from a forum, only from the official channels and in that respect PMDG are one of the very best.
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    Heatblur Simulations F-14 A/B

    I'll be tuning in for tonight's reveal, i think this aircraft is sooooo close now i can almost hear Kenny Loggins. Day one purchase from me i won't even wait for the reviews.
  6. Lol - So not a fan then? I think you are little wrong (albeit i know tongue in cheek) on the crew, generally they are young, keen and wanting a break into the industry, not the "rough scallies" you elude too.
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    P3D V5

    It's interesting, i wonder what LM will offer for v5? They have heavily focused on memory management in previous releases, so v2 to v3 was all about the memory scavenging process, v3 to v4 was all about the move to 64-bit. What would make simmers and perhaps even more importantly commercial customers want to upgrade?
  8. Your enthusiasm shines through, it looks a little more combat orientated than Star Trek TNG actual was. Did you ever play a game called Bridge Commander, it had a vast array of mods that really did capture the Star Trek feel? Personally, i always felt that No Mans Sky would have benefited from being a Star Trek themed game.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    I am not sure that i agree entirely with your post, you make some excellent points but if what you are claiming is true then my question is why do LM still let us buy the product and get the support, they could stop us tomorrow if they wanted to? You say that "blurry textures" aren't a problem to commercial users, i agree if you are only looking in the civilian spectrum, but if i am wanting to simulate a mission for the RAF i want sharp textures all the way for my target and package assets. Yes the DCS model i mentioned in my post, small areas with superb detail, but LM didn't go down this route with P3D, i guess they could have but they choose to simulate the entire world at a lower level of detail; i suppose if you want to use DCS to simulate a potential attack on the DPRK you have to wait for DCS to release a module by which time i am sure that the Earth will have formed the federation and we will be battling Klingons. Using P3D what we have is exactly what you say, areas that are low detail, and areas that we are interested in are high detail, often with add on packages. Not sure, i can see why a military mission might want to simulate a 12hr mission profile with all assets on route. Nope sorry i disagree entirely here, if your point was correct the big Level-D sims would just consist of a runway, why else is anything needed, but in fact they have been getting better graphically along with the home sims. I mean, i guess you have a point when it comes to things like GSX, but i would suggest Active Sky (or something like it) is very welcome even in the commercial space. Not sure what your point is here, commercial customers are far more demanding than we are and indeed LM are probably more responsive to their requirements than to ours but it doesn't mean that our desires don't cross on occasion. People said that LM would never go 64-bit because that was only a desire for simmers, that commercial customers wouldn't be interested because (as you say), they only ever run small areas in low detail; but LM went 64-bit. I don't think we are (or even should be) a priority for LM, but equally i don't think they want to stop us using the product and they do fix things that we flag up, they even attend flight sim conferences with the same simmers that buy the product, they have done nothing so far that says you shouldn't be buying this product.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    I will put money that doesn't happen, at least not in the way you have described. The only realistic sim that could take the place of P3D is X-Plane, the others aren't really even direct competitors. DCS is heavily focused on military aircraft and even if it wasn't the area's covered are way to small and release in geological timescales, by the time the entire world is simulated (if ever) i suspect the AC will have answered the last question. Aerofly is much like DCS, small areas with superb detail, they would also need to add numerous functions to the core sim. The only way people like me are moving from P3D to X-plane is if LM pull the rug from under us, not because i dislike X-Plane, but because i have so much money invested in P3D. I also have the Professional License for which one of the allowed uses is Simulation, exactly what i do with it! Don't forget it's also not entirely a one way street, us simmers are effectively paying beta testers for LM, we often find problems that commercial customers would take much longer to find.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    I get it, but you are still at risk if your PC has a connection to the Internet (albeit remote risk), for things like real weather, updates for your aircraft or additional software you buy / download. Ultimately each to there own, if you are willing to forgo further updates and perhaps even the next iteration of P3D that is your call.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    I think that a lot of simmers probably have multiple sims, i bought FSW, DCS, X-Plane 10, FSX:SE and P3D, but i only have P3D and DCS installed. You are right that the risk for fragmentation probably does affect add-ons, more than sims. Whilst i have all those sims i have only spent significant money in DCS and P3D.
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    Where are the developers of Maddog(Leonardo)

    I don't have the Aircraft so i am not aware if your statement is correct or not...but, the developers did this last time, entirely vanished for years then came back to launch the product for P3D to (i think) pretty much everyone's surprise. They are far from the only developers to do this but the Flight Sim hobby seems disproportionately affected, maybe because of the number of part-time developers.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    Hmm...yeah i guess i agree a little, there was a long period of stability with FSX, over 12 years i think lots of simmers got used to this. With the arrival of P3D, the later arrival of FSW, the resurgence of X-Plane and especially the move to 64-bit it has seemed like the hobby is in turmoil, but really i think we are just back to normal; i think it was the FSX period that was the exception.
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    VULKAN for Prepar3D v5?

    Yes absolutely, Windows 7 was a excellent OS, in truth i still prefer the GUI from Windows 7 over Windows 10.