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    [31AUG21] Very Small Update for PMDG DC-6 just pushed... and a couple of quick tidbits...

    Captains,

    A few moments ago we updated the PMDG DC-6 for MSFS to build 2.00.0037. You can get this update via the PMDG Operations Center update page.

    The update is VERY small and just cleans up a few things that became necessary after the Microsoft SU5 update to MSFS. These items include:

    PMDG DC-6 for FSX / P3D / FS2020 - 2.00.0037
    ===================================
    Released 2021-08-31
    0010150: [Sounds] Seat belt / smoking chimes sound if airplane power is turned off (hvanrensburg)
    0010149: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Pilot avatars are missing (cbpowell)
    0010148: [External Model - Lighting] Prop side reflection in direct sunlight is suboptimal (jbrown)

    This update was ready a few weeks ago, but we were chasing our tail on a few other items that we have determined will require corrections within the MSFS platform itself and thus there was no reason to keep holding these three items. This bring the DC-6 up to a state where we feel it is ready to go into the MSFS Marketplace and we will (we hope?) hand that off to Microsoft - so good news for folks that have been waiting for that avenue to open.

    In my last update, I mentioned that we were caught out by Microsoft's major platform update in late July. We received our testing access for the platform change only about 5 days prior to it releasing to the market- so we scrambled a bit to get the DC-6 to play well with the new platform update and this knocked us off our game a bit. This update made some significant changes to the core of the platform that required a bit of re-work on the DC-6, and that pulled quite a bit of our development time away from the 737, thus slowing that project down unexpectedly. While we have moved resources back to the 737 where we want them, I am still finding that progress is going a bit slower than we would like because the changes brought to the core platform have been a bit challenged, it would seem. We have had to feel our way through a few things trying to determine "is this something we need to change permanently in the 737? Or is this something we should ignore for now because it is a bug in the platform that Asobo will fix later?"

    Normally we would simply bounce the questions off Asobo, and we have continued to do so- but this is the holiday season and that has slowed the reply loop. When the sun comes up in the morning, it will be 01SEP and we are expecting that things will speed up readily and that should get us back to moving at normal pace here shortly.

    The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...

    On the 747 side of the house, the new LNAV module is in testing and is about to get another update for our beta testers later this week. WIth any major logical update of this size, there are always corner cases that need to be adjusted, but so far the feedback is that the update is a significant improvement over the legacy LNAV model. Once it completes testing we will roll it out to you via a micro update. The timeline for that is a bit fuzzy, but i'll keep you posted!

    Okay- that is all for tonight... we hope you are all enjoying your end of summer and remaining healthy!



    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    Thanks for the update Robert, very nice to hear.

    Was wondering though; do you have any of the new particle effects planned for the MSFS DC-6? Would love to see those radials billow out a bunch of smoke on startup.

    Looking forward to teasers on the 737.
    Mart Jansen

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      #3
      Thanks for the update Rob! Very exciting days ahead . The MSFS DC-6 continues to blow my mind, amazing work from you guys! Can't wait to see the new 737.

      Jeff Hendershot

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        #4
        Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
        The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...
        Okay, but there's only 3 hours 58 minutes left of this month.
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang

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        • AngelofAttack
          AngelofAttack commented
          Editing a comment
          What time we use here anyway? UTC?

        • Captain Kevin
          Captain Kevin commented
          Editing a comment
          Not sure. He made his post at 19:08 PM Eastern on August 31st, which means it would have been 23:08 PM UTC on August 31st anyway, so that wouldn't have changed anything other than the fact that at the time of posting, there were only 52 minutes left of the month if you were going off of UTC.

        #5
        Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
        Okay, but there's only 3 hours 58 minutes left of this month.
        Thats a great point Kevin!

        I hope RSR reads this.
        Jordan Collins

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        • Michael Codd
          Michael Codd commented
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          RSR reads EVERYTHING, Jordan. But please give him a break because he needs 3hours and 58 minutes a month to sleep! LOL

        #6
        The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...
        That's a great news.It's been nearly one year since MSFS2020 release,but there hasn't a study level jet on the SIM.Looking forward NG3!!!!
        EricLin - Java web developer - Hunan China
        Intel i7-10875H \ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 \ Kingston DDR4 8Gib * 2

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          #7
          Originally posted by fakeflyer737 View Post
          Thats a great point Kevin!

          I hope RSR reads this.
          I assumed he meant September anyway, but just felt the need to point that out. I seriously doubt anything gets posted in the next 32 minutes that remain of the month.
          Captain Kevin

          Kevin Yang

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            #8
            Thanks for the update, really can't wait for the NG3
            Joe Colehouse EGCC

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              #9
              This month was September.
              Kim young ju

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                #10
                Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post

                The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...
                You made me spill my coffee, great news, so hyped for this! The quality of the DC6 was superb (though I would like to see smoke coming out of the radials too), I can't wait for the 737 to become my main plane.
                Enrique Hugo

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                  #11
                  Sounds amazing - can't wait to see the 737 in-sim and alive! It's going to be fantastic having such a highly anticipated high fidelity aircraft in the sim in what seems like the near future (avoiding adding pressure!). Keep up the good work, look forward to seeing it soon

                  Luke Carter British Avgeek

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                    #12
                    Great news RR!.... I'm happy to report I'm flying the Liftmaster with a full crew now! (this plane is an incredible masterpiece and an absolute joy to fly!)





                    However, I'm also anxiously (but patiently) waiting to transfer my 737 paints to the new platform, and take this KLM 737 around Europe in MSFS.

                    Regards, Steve Dra
                    Click here to download my P3D, FSX, 2004 paints at Avsim
                    Click here to downloads my MSFS DC-6 paints on flightsim.to

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                      #13
                      Yes we need the 737, I need it, I want it, I desire it....I must have it ahhhhhhhhh Please before October.. I have so many wonderful Airports, and nothing really real (study Level) to fly into to them. I just cant wait for the 737. I'm going to do 5 days with 4 legs per day straight I loved the 737 for FSX, I am using another one at the moment in another sim, but I just look at it weep, its not the PMDG!!!

                      Kind Regards

                      A drooling Jason.

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                        #14
                        How about the triple 7. always last in the queue..........sigh.

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                          Captains,

                          The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...
                          So this socall month(August) has passed now and no screenshots yet

                          Jokes aside happy to read progress is being made and cant wait to see the 737 in MSFS!
                          Have a great week
                          Kristian Berg
                          Someone

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                            #16
                            Rob a B767 Please!!!
                            Steven Silva

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                              #17
                              Originally posted by Celin View Post
                              How about the triple 7. always last in the queue..........sigh.
                              First, PMDG requires you to sign your posts with your first and last name, which you agreed to when you created an account here. Instructions on how to do so can be found here:

                              https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...pdated-25feb19

                              If you read the post carefully, he didn't mention which simulator for the 747. The fact that a micro-update would be issued after testing is completed would imply that this would be for P3D. As far as I am aware, unless they've changed anything, the order for MSFS is 737, 777, and 747.
                              Captain Kevin

                              Kevin Yang

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                              • RichardMcDonaldWoods
                                RichardMcDonaldWoods commented
                                Editing a comment
                                I have decided to have only MSFS as my sim, and to wait for the B777F and GFO to be available. I hope that it won't be too long!

                              #18
                              Hi Robert,
                              The 1 million dollars question: wil the 737 in FS2020 have a realistic weather radar?
                              James Goggi

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                                #19
                                Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                                I am aware, unless they've changed anything, the order for MSFS is 737, 777, and 747.
                                I thought it was 737, then 747 and finally 777, it would be nice if someone could confirm the correct order.

                                Originally posted by jgoggi View Post
                                Hi Robert,
                                The 1 million dollars question: wil the 737 in FS2020 have a realistic weather radar?
                                Good question, I can live without it for a while until the SDK is complete, but it would be good to know if possible.

                                Enrique Hugo

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                                  #20
                                  Originally posted by Hugothester View Post
                                  Good question, I can live without it for a while until the SDK is complete, but it would be good to know if possible.
                                  I believe it's not available in the SDK yet for WASM, so I doubt it'll have it, unless it gets added for WASM (I would assume PMDG will use WASM for piracy protection, but I could be entirely wrong).
                                  Mart Jansen

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                                    #21
                                    Originally posted by Hugothester View Post
                                    I thought it was 737, then 747 and finally 777, it would be nice if someone could confirm the correct order.


                                    Last RSR said was the 737, a remote chance of the 777 before years end, and the 747 by end Q2 2022. Although I have a sneaking suspicion the timeline shifted right because of the July SU5 update

                                    Information from;

                                    https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...ight-simulator

                                    Specific sentence, "We fully expect to have the DC-6 and 737's released this year, with a remote possibility of the 777 releasing as well by year end, and the 747 during first half of 2022."
                                    Last edited by EasternT3; 02Sep2021, 12:37.
                                    Joe Colehouse EGCC

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                                      #22
                                      Any news about the increase in performance?? can we expect it in world update 6 ?
                                      Doshi Kevin
                                      Computer Science graduate

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                                        #23
                                        Really looking forward to having long-haul aircraft in MSFS with the 777. But the wait has been good on my wallet, allowing me to wait for discounts on third party international airports before buying.
                                        Fahad Al Riyami
                                        PMDG 737NGX, 737NGXu, 747 (+ -8), 777 (+ -300ER). MSFS-exclusive, Honeycomb Alpha & Bravo.

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                                          #24
                                          Should we still be expecting that performance boost on the DC-6 at some point? Assuming that's part of what is being delayed due to Asobo vacations?
                                          Bill Williamson

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                                            #25
                                            Thank you for the update. Can you provide some insight for those who enjoy PMDG products in Prepar3d what plans and product development intentions are for this platform?

                                            Thank you.
                                            Jeff Bea

                                            I am an avid globetrotter with my trusty Lufthansa B777F, Polar Air Cargo B744F, and Atlas Air B748F.

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                                              #26
                                              I am excited to know you are closer on the NG3 for MSFS2020!
                                              Lyle Jayma

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                                                #27
                                                Originally posted by ahuimanu View Post
                                                Thank you for the update. Can you provide some insight for those who enjoy PMDG products in Prepar3d what plans and product development intentions are for this platform?
                                                Looks like right now, it would be the LNAV update for the 747. Remaining planes to follow.
                                                Captain Kevin

                                                Kevin Yang

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                                                  #28
                                                  Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                                                  Looks like right now, it would be the LNAV update for the 747. Remaining planes to follow.
                                                  Thanks Kevin, I thought as much, but I wasn't sure. Other developers have quit Prepar3d cold turkey of late and I have seen PMDG do product portfolio changes in the past. I can only hope that some residual commitment to Prepar3d is in the cards.
                                                  Jeff Bea

                                                  I am an avid globetrotter with my trusty Lufthansa B777F, Polar Air Cargo B744F, and Atlas Air B748F.

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                                                    #29
                                                    Thankyou for the information Robert looking very much forward to the 737 pics.
                                                    Danny Z.Cebis

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                                                      #30
                                                      Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                                                      Captains,

                                                      A few moments ago we updated the PMDG DC-6 for MSFS to build 2.00.0037. You can get this update via the PMDG Operations Center update page.

                                                      The update is VERY small and just cleans up a few things that became necessary after the Microsoft SU5 update to MSFS. These items include:

                                                      PMDG DC-6 for FSX / P3D / FS2020 - 2.00.0037
                                                      ===================================
                                                      Released 2021-08-31
                                                      0010150: [Sounds] Seat belt / smoking chimes sound if airplane power is turned off (hvanrensburg)
                                                      0010149: [Systems Behavior/Functionality] Pilot avatars are missing (cbpowell)
                                                      0010148: [External Model - Lighting] Prop side reflection in direct sunlight is suboptimal (jbrown)

                                                      This update was ready a few weeks ago, but we were chasing our tail on a few other items that we have determined will require corrections within the MSFS platform itself and thus there was no reason to keep holding these three items. This bring the DC-6 up to a state where we feel it is ready to go into the MSFS Marketplace and we will (we hope?) hand that off to Microsoft - so good news for folks that have been waiting for that avenue to open.

                                                      In my last update, I mentioned that we were caught out by Microsoft's major platform update in late July. We received our testing access for the platform change only about 5 days prior to it releasing to the market- so we scrambled a bit to get the DC-6 to play well with the new platform update and this knocked us off our game a bit. This update made some significant changes to the core of the platform that required a bit of re-work on the DC-6, and that pulled quite a bit of our development time away from the 737, thus slowing that project down unexpectedly. While we have moved resources back to the 737 where we want them, I am still finding that progress is going a bit slower than we would like because the changes brought to the core platform have been a bit challenged, it would seem. We have had to feel our way through a few things trying to determine "is this something we need to change permanently in the 737? Or is this something we should ignore for now because it is a bug in the platform that Asobo will fix later?"

                                                      Normally we would simply bounce the questions off Asobo, and we have continued to do so- but this is the holiday season and that has slowed the reply loop. When the sun comes up in the morning, it will be 01SEP and we are expecting that things will speed up readily and that should get us back to moving at normal pace here shortly.

                                                      The 737 looks absolutely sumptuous in MSFS and I am *pretty* sure we will start showing her to you this month...

                                                      On the 747 side of the house, the new LNAV module is in testing and is about to get another update for our beta testers later this week. WIth any major logical update of this size, there are always corner cases that need to be adjusted, but so far the feedback is that the update is a significant improvement over the legacy LNAV model. Once it completes testing we will roll it out to you via a micro update. The timeline for that is a bit fuzzy, but i'll keep you posted!

                                                      Okay- that is all for tonight... we hope you are all enjoying your end of summer and remaining healthy!


                                                      Robert, you said "This bring the DC-6 up to a state where we feel it is ready to go into the MSFS Marketplace and we will (we hope?) hand that off to Microsoft - so good news for folks that have been waiting for that avenue to open". This means that we are going to have PMDG products on marketplace? Even the 37 and all upcoming products?

                                                      Thanks for the beautiful work!
                                                      By Guilherme P. Wish you all the best!

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