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    [18APR22] PMDG 737 Developer Update: Kicking things off on youtube, and lifting the embargo on beta testers and streamers

    Captains,

    During the evening last night, we finally kicked off the PMDG 737 for MSFS video series on our official youtube channel. The first three videos of the series are all now visible and lay the foundation for beginning the process of getting deeper into the hows-and-whats of the PMDG 737. We anticipate releasing new content every couple of days, focusing with increasing levels of specificity on the airplane, it's features, functions and options, as well as the actual systems of the airplane and their various quirks and behaviors.

    If you are a long-time PMDG product user, you may find the first few videos to be only mildly informative, but we think that beginning with the next couple videos in the series you will likely learn some things about the PMDG 737 that you didn't know, even with all of your years of experience. The video series is being developed to serve multiple purposes, including some preview work, general familiarization with a PMDG product as a whole, and of course detail instructions and information so that you can use the video series as a handy reference for tasks that you might have forgotten or need a refresher on later in the summer.

    I anticipate we will be releasing one new video approximately every other day for the next couple of weeks as we work through the entire content plan. We hope you enjoy them!

    Tonight I wanted to share with you two detail interior shots that came from Jason's photoshoot on Saturday. They show you opposite ends of the main panel, at different times of day, with plenty of detail in close to the panel in both day and night lighting. In this first image, you can see the ever-pervasive dust that is attracted to the screen surfaces in every modern cockpit. While flying in the real world, many of us carry micro-fiber and other devices to rid the airplane of this type of stuff, but it seems no matter how hard you try, there is always more by the time you land.

    Vin did a great job of capturing it here

    PMDG_MSFS737_panel1.jpg

    An area where MSFS really shines (pun intended!) is the night lighting. We have been able to really accurately replicate the various types and styles of lighting in the 737 cockpit, giving the flight deck a really nice ambiance glow that is very convincing to the eye. One of my favorite things about the lighting engine in MSFS is the ability to set the panel flood lighting to very very dim levels, which is what I do when flying at night for real. I find that having only the panel backlighting active makes it a bit hard to see some switches and knobs, but having just a slight level of light washing over the panels makes the details stand out far more clearly- and this effect is well modeled in MSFS.

    PMDG_MSFS737_panel4_depth.jpg

    In this image, Jason has the lights turned up quite a bit, but you can see how the lighting model allows us to create an environment in which the lighting plays off of surfaces and mixes with the lighting created by other sources, giving an overall incredibly realistic feel to the cockpit.


    If you like these images, you are about to begin seeing quite a bit more, I suspect, as we are releasing our beta team from their embargo effective at 1500Z today. We have put a few limitations on them when presenting video as we know of certain areas in our sound implementation that aren't finished yet so we don't want them showing you those sections until they "sound right." That may just be a matter of a few more days.

    We are in the process of looping in a few content creators that we think are positive role models in the community so you will soon begin to see content created by those folks in the coming days as well.

    As of this moment, we are still quite happy with the pace of progress as we move the PMDG 737 for MSFS closer to release. We have an exceptionally busy agenda this week, but I remain convinced that we are close to setting a date-certain for release. Once we have that date set, we will communicate that information to you here.

    On the topic of releases: There has been some drama from some corners regarding our release timeline. It is safe to ignore said drama, as most of it is purely synthetic. The product continues to move forward toward release and we continue to evaluate all aspects of the product to determine it's suitability for your use. Our over-arching goal is to ensure that you have a smooth entry into 737 flying within MSFS and nothing else except this goal figures into the evaluation and determination of release readiness for the product.

    We wish you all a smooth start to the new week!

    LATE EDIT:
    I almost forgot to let you know that we dropped a fourth video for the evening a few moments ago. This video was something I threw together a bit whimsically. I had a video created that simply wasn't coming together the way we wanted visually, so I thought it would be interesting to repurpose it for an information session and answering some user questions that we see frequently. (I am often asked "why don't you fly drones?" Well... when you watch this video, you'll agree I should stick to airplanes. )



    Next video up will be a full powerup of the airplane. Things are beginning to get exciting!
    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    太好了!期待早日发布

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    • 736279662
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      直接用中文哈哈哈,NB

    • GuiZiJinCun
      GuiZiJinCun commented
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      SS4G前来帮顶.....

    • SIXONS
      SIXONS commented
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      我还以为浏览器自带翻译打开了,原来真的发的是中文XD

    #3
    Can't wait to see some of the streams of the plane. Luckily it's a holiday today so no reason to miss anything.
    Jared van der Berg

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      #4
      Exciting stuff! Fantastic looking shots here, thanks for yet another update! Cannot wait to get this plane in my hands 😀
      Jeff Hendershot

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        #5
        Omfg 🥺iam very hyped i hope we can fly that soon,😍🥺

        Pilot:Lukeflymsfs

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          #6
          Flying all day today so excited to check in this evening and catch up
          Neil Wetmore

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            #7
            Does the 737 support Nano VG or is the cockpit entirely done on the CPU?
            Jared Koscinski AX75
            i7-8086K 32GB 1080Ti 11GB

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              #8
              Factory fresh 737-700 no wear and tear

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                #9
                The first three videos are not worth watching them.

                Video 1 is a 2 min commercial for the Renton Scenery by Drziewiecki Design, followed by three still images of the 737.

                Video 2: Wow, showing the installation process, at least with some warnings that everything will fail if you do not follow the installation manual due to MSFS limitations. And some seconds of a sequence showing that the 737 at least is able to roll.

                Video 3: Just the operations center and livery installation. Guess what, if you want to install this livery, click on this livery. No further images of the 737 in action.

                But of course, we are very very close to release

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                • MattS
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                  TomJay so basically you admit that your only purpose for participating in this forum is to be a troll. <Slow clap>

                  Crabby you’ve hooked a live one here my man lol. Biggest clown I have seen on this Forum in a very long time and that is really saying something.

                • Crabby
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                  MattS funny thing is I don't hook them. They are more like spoonbills swimming through the water with their mouth open until WHAM they run into an un-baited hook. Food chain, you have to love it.
                  Last edited by Crabby; 20Apr2022, 03:46.

                • MattS
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                  Crabby “There’s always a bigger fish.” - Qui Gon Jinn 🤣

                #10
                I feel compelled to say that my desire to open up p3d are fading. I will occasionally trying to fly the other heavy ones but WOW this quality of details make p3d history I will be watching your videos to see what I'm missing I can't wait for my first fly ( KRNTKMWH) I will enjoy of real PMDG jet in MSFS! -) RO
                Rolando Olmo

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                  #11

                  So we have to wait and wait and wait

                  image_15345.jpgAlex Teichrib

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by TomJay View Post
                    The first three videos are not worth watching them.

                    Video 1 is a 2 min commercial for the Renton Scenery by Drziewiecki Design, followed by three still images of the 737.

                    Video 2: Wow, showing the installation process, at least with some warnings that everything will fail if you do not follow the installation manual due to MSFS limitations. And some seconds of a sequence showing that the 737 at least is able to roll.

                    Video 3: Just the operations center and livery installation. Guess what, if you want to install this livery, click on this livery. No further images of the 737 in action.

                    But of course, we are very very close to release
                    Not sure what the need is to be so negative. Just because the videos aren’t useful to you doesn’t mean they won’t be to other people.
                    Mark Flynn

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                    • TomJay
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                      I guess many people are expecting more from the videos than just still images. Or some clicking on buttons that are self-explaining, even to completely new customers.

                    • Mark1102
                      Mark1102 commented
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                      They’re the first introductory videos. Robert even said at the end of the video that the next video will be powering up the aircraft. But I’m guessing you didn’t bother getting that far because it’s easier to complain about something when ir doesn’t suit you.

                    • Crabby
                      Crabby commented
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                      Yet said "I will never buy the 737 for MSFS". So, the questions are:
                      1. Why are you watching the videos?
                      2. Why do the videos content bother you?
                      3. Why are you in this post?
                      4. Why do you care about what folks expected from the videos?
                      If you have some type of intelligent answer to those questions given your stated position, I will crown you king of something.

                    #13
                    Originally posted by TomJay View Post
                    The first three videos are not worth watching them.

                    Video 1 is a 2 min commercial for the Renton Scenery by Drziewiecki Design, followed by three still images of the 737.

                    Video 2: Wow, showing the installation process, at least with some warnings that everything will fail if you do not follow the installation manual due to MSFS limitations. And some seconds of a sequence showing that the 737 at least is able to roll.

                    Video 3: Just the operations center and livery installation. Guess what, if you want to install this livery, click on this livery. No further images of the 737 in action.

                    But of course, we are very very close to release
                    Might not worth looking for you. There are users that have not installed any liveries or previous products and they find these videos informative. So I do not see any reason for your post currently...
                    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                    PMDG Technical Support
                    http://www.pmdg.com

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                    • Ephedrin
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                      Tom, sometimes it‘s better to say nothing, it might sound extemely funny xD

                    • JOE8617
                      JOE8617 commented
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                      As a first-time PMDG customer, I appreciate the basic videos. And guess what... there are a lot of new customers coming! We're starting from scratch.

                    • CAPT Shark
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                      TomJay states he will never purchase the PMDG B737, and yet he returns to complain. "And you won't see me complaining here because I will never purchase the MSFS 737."

                    #14
                    Robert; thank you for staying up till 4 in the morning to get these out to us.
                    Appreciate it. S!

                    Arthur

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                      #15
                      While I would like to be enjoying flying this great aircraft, I’ll take this update and the video series as a nice little birthday treat to myself Thanks again Rob and all the PMDG team
                      Alaister Kay

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                      • rsrandazzo
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                        Happy Birthday, Alaister! - RSR

                      #16
                      I have never owned PMDG product in the past and I just can't wait to get my hands on this one! I think that these videos are great to get hype up (even more) and for sure those will be helpful for some folks (that was actually my first time ever seeing opertations center). Hope that it's not long anymore
                      Aleksi Rastas

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                        #17
                        Thanks Rob, can't wait to see more after the embargo is lifted
                        Joe Colehouse

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                        • petterws
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                          737 Developer Update: Kicking things off on youtube, and lifting the embargo on beta testers and streamers

                        #18
                        Thank you for posting the 4th video! Pays to stay up late sometimes! 🤙
                        Mark Guinto
                        KSAN KNKX 🛫

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                          #19
                          You still up, rsrandazzo ? Don't you ever sleep?

                          Thanks a lot for the videos. Even though, I'm a long time customer, I really enjoy them!
                          Thanks a lot!!!

                          One question, though: Is the tow-truck included in the product or is that another addon (Part of FS2Crew Pushback Express?) ?
                          Last edited by Anders Bermann; 18Apr2022, 10:40.
                          Best regards,
                          --Anders Bermann--
                          ____________________
                          Scandinavian VA
                          Pilot-ID: SAS2471

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                          • DrFilippas
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                            Anders - I think all the ground equipment including vehicles are included as part of the product, I remember Robert stating in one of his updates that they will be there for us.

                            Filippos

                          #20
                          Originally posted by TomJay View Post
                          The first three videos are not worth watching them.

                          Video 1 is a 2 min commercial for the Renton Scenery by Drziewiecki Design, followed by three still images of the 737.

                          Video 2: Wow, showing the installation process, at least with some warnings that everything will fail if you do not follow the installation manual due to MSFS limitations. And some seconds of a sequence showing that the 737 at least is able to roll.

                          Video 3: Just the operations center and livery installation. Guess what, if you want to install this livery, click on this livery. No further images of the 737 in action.

                          But of course, we are very very close to release
                          As a first time PMDG user all vids are use full for me - sometimes its an idea to keep negativity for your self

                          Mikael Jensen

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                          • subben2003
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                            Tom why so negative - enjoy and have a blast when something you like comes your way

                          • YankeeTendy35
                            YankeeTendy35 commented
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                            Vids were great for me as well, another first time PMDG user.

                          • gordongreig
                            gordongreig commented
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                            I guess it's a life choice. Assume negativity and apply negativity in all your thinking and then you'll never be disapppointed, right? Well I choose to live my life with positivity. Also, btw, why are you even here commenting if you are never going to buy the plane? Just sprinkling your negativity far and wide?

                          #21
                          Good luck with the release. It will be amazing!
                          Espen Torgersen

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                          • Bolton
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                            Will look amazing with that crest on its tail, with "this means more " on its side just like the team coach. YNWA.

                          #22
                          Thanks Robert, great to see the thing becoming "real". I'm looking forward to all the attempts to "fix" perfectly normal things and the inevitable rabid "bug" reports because it doesn't operate like the 737 from ClampettSims that they already have 🙄
                          Bill Casey

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                            #23
                            The question I'm yet to see asked... Does the Tug have an interior with animated speed indicator and RPM? 😅 I jest of course... Nice to see it in motion out of the paint shop! Thanks for the update


                            Luke Carter | Flight Sim Content Creator & PPL Student Pilot
                            youtube.com/britishavgeek

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                            • Crabby
                              Crabby commented
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                              LOL, look in your tug and let us know! Nice video by the way.

                            #24
                            Alright everyone, we have been waiting for a while, haven't we? WE SHALL WAIT NO MORE!

                            I'll be streaming the PMDG 737 reveal on stream at 1500Z. Today. Monday, April 18th. Link in signature.

                            .....
                            ........

                            Sorry, I've been wanting to write that phrase down for a little while. Now, I finally am doing it. Wow. This is a happy, happy day

                            Tune in for a complete, multi-day (that's right, we'll be streaming just 737, as much as possible, every day of this week) deep-dive into PMDG's next foray in MSFS.

                            Oh boy, I'm excited. OK, things to prep, let's gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
                            Fabio Miguez
                            twitch.tv/TheFlyingFabio

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                            • Sylvenzo
                              Sylvenzo commented
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                              I'll be present at 15z… are you limited on what you can show like the sound implementation? I hope it’s not a stream with the sound of the sim set to off!

                            • The Flying Fabio
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                              Sounds will be full on, and I think you'll like it See you at 1500Z!

                            • rsrandazzo
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                              You know- if I were truly as mean as some say I am, we'd have sent Fabio an empty installer. Just to watch his facial expression. :-) - RSR

                            #25
                            I was looking forward to them! Thanks for the update
                            Enrique Hugo
                            Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hugothester
                            Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/hugothester?lang=es

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                              #26
                              Nice 👌 keep them coming !!!!
                              Andrew Bolton

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                                #27
                                Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                                I am often asked "why don't you fly drones?" Well... when you watch this video
                                And that’s where I could be of help. I fly them professionally IRL, and am pretty proficient with them in the sim. I sent you a DM 😉
                                Tomas Hoste

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                                  #28
                                  Who are the streamers that will be showing off the aircraft?
                                  Peter Walsh.

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                                  • Mickel
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                                    Post #24 in this thread will get you started. :-)

                                  #29
                                  Well, I hate to say this but guess what just happened… I told myself I wasn’t going to do it but I did… I just bought the darn thing… I bought the Premium Deluxe Edition of MSFS. Those videos convinced me to get it. I am still a huge P3D user and didn’t want to make the change and I will continue to use it but wow… this airplane looks stunning and I want it.

                                  You guys have done it once again… thank you, thank you, thank you PMDG.

                                  Now… Robert… Go and get some sleep man… you deserve it 😁
                                  Last edited by Pablo Vazquez; 18Apr2022, 12:04.
                                  Pablo Vazquez
                                  Flight Attendant for a major US airline

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                                  • TomJay
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                                    Doesn‘t your NGXu in P3D look stunning as well? 🤔

                                  • Pablo Vazquez
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                                    Yes, my NGXu looks stunning in my system and flies amazingly good 😊

                                  • rsrandazzo
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                                    Pablo- Lately, "Sleep" is a four letter word. Oh. wait. No. There goes the deprivation again. LOL - RSR

                                  #30
                                  Too bad there will be no efb on release. Looking forward to the new one though. Thank you Robert.
                                  Mark Tegge

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                                  • NegativeApproach
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                                    There will be an EFB, the old style one. The new one will come after a while.

                                  • AirBadger
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                                    No, he's correct - the Boeing EFB was removed entirely from the NG3 in anticipation of the new EFB coming later.
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