Saturday, February 23, 2013

And where is Blueprint ?

FS9/FSX. B.P.S. Blueprint Simulations. Rings a bell ? This small team has released dozen of airports around North America, for years. We have sent them an email a few weeks ago. But the answer was... odd and laconic.


Airdailyx (by email) :

Hi I****
i wish you a happy new year
And i really hope everything is going well at Blueprint Sim.
Just send us a small hello and maybe a thing or two about your projects.
i will be happy to alert and reassure our readers.
Best to you
Dom


The answer to Airdaily's last request in January  4th :

" Thank you for contacting the BluePrint Simulations team. We have received your communication and we will respond as soon as possible. Your business is very important to us.

Please note that we no longer provide free 64-bit compatible installer replacements for our oldest sceneries (KCLE, KDAL, KRDU, KIAD, KSDF and KMSP). The installers available for ALL BluePrint sceneries purchased from our authorized resellers after July of 2007 are 64-bit compatible. A new purchase is the only way to obtain a 64-bit compatible installer if you purchased any of the six sceneries listed above before July of 2007 and failed to obtain a replacement. Exceptions will be made for our most loyal customers ONLY.

We do not tolerate any kind of destructive feedback. Please realize that you will be wasting your time attempting to communicate with us if you are unable to provide constructive feedback in a polite and respectful manner.

BluePrint Simulations sceneries are not intended for everyone. Please make sure that our sceneries will satisfy your needs before purchasing any of them. For your convenience, we offer two free sceneries that are representative of the level of detail and quality of our products. You may download the free sceneries directly from our web site.

For detailed information regarding our products, features and design philosophy, we suggest you visit our web site at:
http://www.blueprintsimulations.com

For tech support issues, please visit:http://www.blueprintsimulations.com/BluePrint_Support.html

Thanks for your interest in BluePrint Simulations

The BluePrint Simulations Team

BluePrint Simulations is a registered trademark of OnDuty Support Systems, LLC
"


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If you want to know more about their products :

Remember that Blueprint never made an argument of high graphic design. They have always supported strict dimensions and resolutions of their airports.

http://www.blueprintsimulations.com/index.htm




 
Airdailyx
February 2013
DM
 




 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It almost sounds as though they're unhappy with how they're perceived by the public...

Or they've been kicked out of Mom's basement and now have to get a real gig...

DAndre Newman said...

Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

"A new purchase is the only way to obtain a 64-bit compatible installer if you purchased any of the six sceneries listed above before July of 2007 and failed to obtain a replacement. Exceptions will be made for our most loyal customers ONLY.

We do not tolerate any kind of destructive feedback. Please realize that you will be wasting your time attempting to communicate with us if you are unable to provide constructive feedback in a polite and respectful manner."

Those two comments just totally turned me off EVER buying something from these guys, that is just totally screwed up

Thank you AirdialyX for the headsup

Anonymous said...

I would NEVER purchase anything from people like them and I would advise everyone else to stay away from them. The quality of their airports are a mile away from a good payware quality airport.

Anonymous said...

It appears to me that this developer in incapable of handling any form of critizism.

Anonymous said...

Imaginesim, Flightbeam, Latinvfr, Flytampa, Tropicasim, etc... You can pick any of them and get scenery a thousand times better than blueprint. Just look at their dull textures and modeling, absolutely disgusted to see stuff like that to be sold.

Anonymous said...

[Exceptions will be made for our most loyal customers ONLY] ??

Wow, great service and encouragement to be a loyal customer!

Anonymous said...

While I recognise that Blueprint may not be in the top echelon of airport designers they do, in the main, fill in the gaps. Considering the price the only real disadvantage is the permanent lack of AES support. As always ... to each their own.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with Blueprint.

I'm 63 years old & all my Blueprint scenery has been stress free & does the job.

FSDT Vancouver on the other hand has crashed consistently & stutters.

I'll take the working scenery thank you very much.

DAndre Newman said...

Disagree. Even todays freeware standards have surpassed the quality of blueprint. If they made money, they made money on the notion that people will purchase their quality lacking airports out of desperation because they were in high demand and not being covered by legacy developers. I personally feel they were taking advantage of people and I have always been clear on that. So if they closed up shop? Well good. Let their so called "most loyal" customers keep them alive.

Anonymous said...

Their sceneries are the same as alcohol free beer. They both make no sense and are just useless.

Anonymous said...

As I said ... to each their own.

Anonymous said...

Their textures look like they were textured by 5-year olds.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy this blog and I think there's a lot of good information on here, but frankly, I don't understand the purpose of this post (nor the majority of the replies).

Any one of us could've sent Blueprint an email and received the exact same auto-response from the company, so I don't understand the news/information element here. It isn't like some hidden information has just been uncovered.

Additionally, Blueprint very clearly states on their website their philosophy behind scenery design and provides a number of screenshots, as well as stating certain features that their scenery may or may not have. I'd understand this to be a problem if they were deceptive in their marketing, but they're not.

In the end, it is up to us to choose whether or not to purchase their products, nobody has placed a mandate that we have to buy regardless if we want to or not. We're not obligated to buy from each and every developer of FS addons.

As another reply above stated, their products do work, and accomplish their job depending on what your goal is in your simulation environment. I've never had a Blueprint scenery ruin a flight or degrade my FSX flying experience in the same fashion that other payware products have from other developers.

Anonymous said...

Did they actually use blueprints to create their sceneries? It would appear so, because they are the most accurate sceneries I've seen!

Anonymous said...

Very well said.

Anonymous said...

'...people will purchase their quality lacking airports out of desperation because they were in high demand and not being covered by legacy developers.' BOS, DFW, JFK, IAD, and SBGL were all made by legacy developers and most if not all of these titles were released after the legacy releases. How is this taking advantage of people? This most likely reduced their revenue potential rather than increased it. I'm shocked that you are taking such a hard stance against them.

DAndre Newman said...

You are shocked? Really? How many of their products do you own?

DAndre Newman said...

Well if you are looking for a product that just "does the job" then you were the target audience and I retract my statements. But i'll maintain, there was no real passion or attention to detail in the quality of their products. But if people loved them, then I think that's a great thing.

Anonymous said...

ur joking right?

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