GCBraun

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  1. I am referring to the wing-tip dropping when the plane is still on the ground, even when there was not much fuel loaded. One of the many topics where this issue has been discussed: Again, I did not follow this kerfuffle closely, but I definitely noticed the problem and in most topics the issue was not really recognized by PMDG. Nevertheless, I believe something was changed, because I do not see this problem anymore, so cheers for that! As long as the issues are fixed, I don`t mind the PR strategy. 🙂
  2. I think PMDG will not confirm that there is a problem in the forums, but rather fix it eventually. I did not follow all the discussions regarding the 747 wing dropping almost into the ground, but, even though the problem was clear, the general statements by PMDG were that the issue was not clear and that "more data would be required". Eventually, that got fixed in one of the recent patches... The same will happen with the rain effects, I presume.
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    xEnviro 1.10 in Beta

    No VR support as well, which means I won't be buying this.
  4. I've bought this ages ago, but barely used it. The fact that I need to do a stupid check-ride for every single aircraft that I buy/lease annoys me to no end! Even if I create a new company and have already completed this step in a previous one, I still have to do it again. I have limited time for simming and this is just a completely waste of time... The fact that it does not support XP11 also does not help.
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    Fslabs

    Is Pilot2ATC compatible with the FSLabs A319? I have tried to file a plan but, for whatever reason, PTT would not work and the frequencies would not be automatically changed by the PNF. P2ATC works fine on other add-ons that I have, so I wonder if this is a problem just with the FSL. Thanks
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    P3d in VR - using eyes only?

    I have been using 1.6 super-sampling on my Rift with great performance, which totals to 3.456.000 pixels per eye being rendered (if I am not mistaken). The Pimax 5K has about 3.686.400 pixels per eye, so it should not be dramatically slower.
  7. I have uninstalled before formatting, but it did not help. In any case, I just got the e-mail confirming that my license was resetted.
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    Possible flashlight for VC use in 4.4?

    This should be a built-in feature, just like in XP11.
  9. I am also waiting for a license re-activation. This is a very cumbersome procedure! In my case, I did not change anything, but merely formatted my machine. No other add-on that I have needs this manual re-activation process!
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    [13JUN18] XPlane User Updates

    I believe the last comments are the proof that both communities are on par with each other when it comes to bad attitude. This is a thread about future PMDG releases for the XP platform. I am no moderator or PMDG employee but, in my eyes, it would be extremely helpful if users that clearly favor P3D would refrain from commenting here, especially if those comments express a negative view of XP in general. Discussing shortcomings of the sim or of its community is not the goal of the topic.
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    [13JUN18] XPlane User Updates

    If I were a developer, I would be happy that people come to my forum and suggesting that I should look into other platforms as well. It is just a statement of the quality of PMDG´s addons. Currently XP has made significant advancements in multiple areas that are inherent to the sim such as graphic effects, flight dynamics, VR, etc. The 3rd. party add-on ecosystem is also thriving. Now we have decent weather (with ActiveSky), ATC (with Pilot2ATC), Traffic (with WorldTraffic 3) and an extensive list of qualify freeware content. The only thing missing, in my opinion, are good long-haul jets, so it is obvious that part of the growing XP community would come to here and wonder if PMDG would ever support the platform. Personally, I am not even suggesting that! I would be happy just with an upgrade to the DC-6, so that I can fully use it in XP11, which was released months after the old-bird came out! In any case, I will keep enjoying both platforms. Hope you do as well, if your wallets allow, as there are great things about both simulators. Wishing everyone a great start in 2019!
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    [13JUN18] XPlane User Updates

    This perceived problem is not one exclusive of the XP folks. Similar behavior is seen in any sort of interest-based human groups, including in the P3D community. It just happens to bother you because XP is not your’s or PMDG’s favorite sim.
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    [13JUN18] XPlane User Updates

    As I mentioned previously, I think that this survey, more than an absolute truth, shows a trend. If you compare with the surveys of the previous years, this trend, namely XP`s growth, is quite clear. This is also validated by other developer`s remarks and by third-party statistics.
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    Interview of Adam Breed from Prepar3D

    And the private ones too!
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    Very Pricy Addons

    These skyrocketing prices and significant barriers to entry on the P3D side are, obviously, the main reason why XP11 is rapidly gaining market-share. I think that, not too long from now, P3D will be mostly be used by PMDG/airliners afficionados. Most of the newcomers will start with XP11 and this will have/is having a significant impact on the market as a whole.
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    Weird Antennas over the whole globe

    Yes, I have disabled the file an now they are gone. Thanks.
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    So what happened to Navigraph survey results?

    VR is the biggest advancements in flight simulation that I can remember. I am there, in the flight-deck, be it a C172 or a 777. It is something that I have always dreamt of coming true. And you call it “nothing of true value”. I think we just disagree to much to keep this discussion going.
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    Weird Antennas over the whole globe

    Those screens are from the NY region. I was flying from KLGA to KIAD and this is about 5-10 minutes into the flight. I only have this problem in the northern east coast of the US.
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    So what happened to Navigraph survey results?

    I don`t want only one, I want both. I cannot fly only in P3D with its antiquated graphics engine that reminds me of FS2002 in some regions and I cannot use only XP11 with its well-known deficiencies and sometimes sub-par addons. No matter how they progress, they will always be different. As someone who is always looking for a change, I the last thing I want is a dominant flight-sim platform. I think 60% market-share for XP and 40% for P3D is where we will end up being, which is fine, considering that the average P3D user spends more on add-ons and that should be enough to have a healthy third-party ecosystem. There is no reason why both platforms cannot thrive. That is already happening in my opinion.
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    Weird Antennas over the whole globe

    I have the same eissue.This cannot be what the real worlds look like... I think the problem started when I stalled Vector (something that I will never, ever do it again), but I have uninstalled it and these antennas are all over the US.
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    So what happened to Navigraph survey results?

    Well I think both platform have obvious SDK limitations and talented developers are expected to work around these limitations, something that PMDG or Majestic have been doing for years on FSX/P3D`s side. Moreover, I don`t think that these shortcomings, which may be more present in XP, matter much to the end-user, otherwise we would not have seen this explosive growth experienced in the last couple years.
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    Navigraph Flightsim Survey results published

    There are plenty. The TBM for instance is, for me, the gold-standard in GA flight-simulation, but this is a discussion for another topic.
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    Navigraph Flightsim Survey results published

    VAs is mostly a thing of the past at this point and most of its users are the least prone to change and experience a new platform, as shown by the FSX usage statistic. VAs are totally fine, but I do not think their data give a good prognostic of where the simming market will be in 5 years. I would love to see the data from ProjectFly, on the other hand.
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    So what happened to Navigraph survey results?

    I don’t believe VR will ever become mainstream, but it will be an important niche in a niche market such as flight or race simming. The fact that all major platforms already support VR natively is a clear indication of that.
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    So what happened to Navigraph survey results?

    Regarding VR, I think over 10% market penetration for mostly 1st. generation devices is quite remarkable. That is about half of what TrackIR and other head-trackers have and those have been present in the market for over a decade. I also think that once users experience VR, most of them tend to continue using it, so this percentage should only grow from this point.