Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This scoop has not been denied and there will be a new Dubai from Fly Tampa. Remember though, that they often work on two projects at a time and Montreal Trudeau (for instance) might be released eventually first.
PS : others good news tomorrow !
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The thing is Gary Summons (UK 2000) planned a Luton a long time ago as well but he was pretty busy everywhere with its new Xtreme serie. So, now, who is loosing ? Not Terry, not really Gary (Summons) but us, simmers, as usual... Too bad.
Ricardo (Latin VFR) has just put a useful comment about my post.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
More on http://forum.qwsim.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=2831
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Feb, 17/20h UTC / American designer LimeSim is launching a new project ; US CITIES Cleveland with Aerosoft reseller. LimeSim announced 33 880 objects (does that mean really something ?), four heliports and 640 majors buildings. One brillant idea is to choose Cleveland, which is not too far from US Cities Buffalo... There is also this mythic Lakefront airport. LimeStudios is also supposed to release a patch for US CITIES Las Vegas, in order to add night textures on Vegas buildings.
More pictures on Aerosoft forum, "Preview". Support Airdailyx ! Tweet and retweet !
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011
Emilios, from the greek team Live in FSX has accepted to answer some of our questions. The designer is actively working on Corfu airport (above) and has released Corfu island, Rhodes Xtreme, Diagoras airport and Zante X.
Question 1 / Airdailyx : After the Rhodes Diagora, you have just released your second airport, Zante X. What did you think of this experience ? Very positive and if so, why ?
Emilios : Zante X was indeed a very enjoyable project, and has been appreciated accordingly from fellow simmers. Despite being released during the winter, it still has a satisfactory sales record. The feedback we get has been very good so far, but admittedly there still is a lot more room for improvement. This is exactly what is now being done with Corfu Airport expansion.
Question 2 / Airdailyx : Live In Fsx, is it just a one person staff or a team with 2, 3 or more people ? What is the history of Live In Fsx ?
Emilios : We tend to work freely. That is a person could take on one scene and another one may start on the production of a separate scene etc. Currently the team is comprised of 2 people, both working on Corfu for the time being. The history is still very short, but we aim to the establishment of this name as a quality add-on company for FSX.
Question 3 / Airdailyx : Hearing about a Fly TAmpa's Athens Airport, what was your first thought ? Nice opportunity for you or Wow, how they dare ?
Emilios : When I first read that FlyTampa was taking on Athens LGAV, I was ecstatic!! FlyTampa is guaranteed quality in terms of looks, precision, and support, and taking up on a Greek project was an honour. I believe this would bring even more interest in the Greek FSX scene which has so much to offer, especially during holiday season. It is clear that our team is dedicated on Greek sceneries so far, but no country belongs to no company whatsoever. There have been several people trying to claim Greece as being their own territory and try to obstruct other developers for that region, but not us. The world is free for all developers to explore, and we have already assisted fellow developers working on Greek sceneries for FS.
Question 4 / Airdailyx : Do you fly yourself in FS world and what makes - on your point of view - a good airport ?
Emilios : I fly all the time in FS, preferrably in Greece :) A few points on a good airport add-on
-Detailed ground texture, accurate depiction of buildings, realistic animations, detailed terrain surrounding the airport and frame rates, frame rates... frame rates !
Thank you very much to Emilios, Airdailyx.
13 Screenshots : http://airdailyx.blogspot.com/p/blueprints-klax-screens.html
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wilcopub announced its Airbus new evolution a few days ago and he has just upadated its website with major announcements ; Tower ATC availability, Airbus evolution upgrade and a new surprise aircraft. The two evolution versions will include all the previous aircrafts from Airbus Vol.1 and Vol.2 plus a weather radar and a HUD. The FMC will contain (at last !) full SID/STAR management plus (according to Wilcopub) accurate Top of climb/descent calculations (Eric Marciano, developer of an advanced navigation module has been associated). According to their first video, aircrafts exterior model has not changed a lot except for the cockpit external view, now working (the FSX A320 version has a bug). To be continued...Available around february 21.
After its Valencia airport, the spanish team Akesoft is now working on its next project, the Vitoria-Gasteiz airport and surroundings. A video and three screenshots are already showing the high definition photoreal ground, obtained from Gobierno Vasco administration. Akesoft's team claim they will use the highest definition ever seen in spanish sceneries.
Very first echography of the Boeing 737-100 from Captain Sim's maternity. The baby has an empty weight of 24,5 tons and is in great shape. Others scans will be released. The Boeing 737-100 will be followed by two expansions, a B-737-200 and a freighter version equiped with its own interior cabin. Unfortunately for FS9 simmers, Captain Sim has clearly stated that this one will be for FSX only. Updated 14h UTC : another baby Boeing born - a 737-100 too. To see this first personal project, http://www.fsdeveloper/forum/
Speaking of Boeing, i was looking for some news on Quality Wings forum and i red a very good post from "Silverbird", who was refering to a Seattle Times's interactive feature. You can follow Boeing history on an animated board from 1915 until now with informations about materials, first flights and span of life.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, Jorge Amengol (Terra-Brasilis, OZX developer) has released its last freeware, the brasilian airport Ilheus (SBIL) in Bahia region. The terminal (here on the picture) is a fineness work and includes a lof of objects. Previously, Jorge made one other FSX airport, Cachimbo (SBCC), and several FS9 airports (Sao Luis..). Updated 10/02 : include in the scenery, ground textures, very detailed city with houses, bay and some skycrapers. Several typical aircrafts, well positionned, with My Traffic X, one animated person at the terminal, customs car traffic.
"Hmmm..... I think it takes a LOT more than just two weeks to build the same airport or scenery for 'the other' version. Ben Gurion for FSX took more than 10 months of hard work to build. The designer is now making an FS9 version upon many requests from the customer base.. and it will take him at least 2 months. There is NO additional cost involved in either of the products. We basically built ONE FSX airport and are charging (too little) for that. We could argue that the FS9 version takes a lot less time and hence, should be cheaper, also because many parts of it have already been designed for FSX. But since the FS9 market is now much smaller than the FSX market, that would be commercial suicide. Pricing in this niche market and industry is not as simple as it may seem ;-)
As a matter of fact, when i wrote my article, i was only thinking about backporting from FSX to FS9 which is now the largest and common way amongst developers (writing vice-versa was my mistake). In some cases, two weeks are even too much. On Fly Tampa's site, George told that it only took 4 days to backport Buffalo on FS9. Mason Dominique.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
So, this is cool, all these "FSX is the best", or "no, no, FS 2004 forever", or "'forget it, its gonna be Flight !". The fact is that we will keep paying for 1, 2 and maybe 3 different versions. This is definitely a lose-lose situation for them AND for us. Its a lose situation because we pay too much while they could spare much more time for newer projects, more projects...