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    All ok at PMDG?

    It seems to be rather quiet - Robert hasn’t been online for almost a week, and it’s been over a month since we got our last update on progress of EFB, 900 for MSFS.

    Just hope everything is ok and we hear something soon, as it seems to be a bit of a departure from the regularity of the past couple of months!
    Damian Newell

    #2
    The silence is indeed deafening.
    - John Svensson

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      #3
      RSR's updates on MSFS products is unusual, these were much less frequent in the days of FS9 FSX and P3D.

      Think of PMDG as a duck on a pond, seemingly effortless moving along without much effort on display. Below the waterline is where all the action is.
      Dan Downs KCRP
      i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 3080Ti

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      • JWarner32
        JWarner32 commented
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        Lol! This is true. The silence right now means progress is probably moving forward, or there is a beast of a disaster they're working out. 777 is in progress, -900 is in progress, bugs are being worked out, and tablet is probably well under way.

      #4
      PMDG's communication frequency varies according to what they have to report. After finishing up with the 738, it was, and still is, known that the next major events would be the release of the 739 and the release of the new tablet system. In his last update, and in his recent interview on Sky Blue Radio, RSR discussed both of these, and also mentioned that he was giving some of his staff a bit of down time. And so, the fact that he has not posted any updates since Aug 24th simply means that he feels there is nothing noteworthy to report yet. I think one can safely assume that they are actively working on the two items listed above, along with routine bug killing and performance improvements as per usual. As time permits, they are probably also doing groundwork for the 777 and maybe even 747, as well. When they have something substantive to report, I am sure it will be posted in the forum promptly, In the meantime, enjoy the 736, 737, and 738, comfortable in the knowledge that they have not abandoned their posts to join the French Foreign Legion, the war in Ukraine, or a misdirected but nostalgic impulse to port all of the old Abacus add-ons from FS2002 to MSFS 2020. As Douglas Adams would say, "DON'T PANIC!"

      Andrew Jones
      Andrew Jones

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        #5

        That reminds me of... 😉:


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        Marcel Heller
        BoD and CHRO, LeipzigAir VA
        www.leipzigair.eu

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        • JBDBOW1970
          JBDBOW1970 commented
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          LMAO!!! spot on

        • valexyo
          valexyo commented
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          market changes... anyway the impatience of people is also due to some declarations that devs often make... still better than the guys who promised a 787 for Q4/20 while we are in Q4/22 and they did not say anything since... that's not good lol

        #6
        Im a "veteran simmer" and i like the frequent updates, even if there is nothing much to say its nice to hear something or see a few pics. I for one do not want to go back to the old days.
        -Mike Iacovetta

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        • Crabby
          Crabby commented
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          Today's update: There are no updates. Stay tuned for more exciting news.

        • DrFilippas
          DrFilippas commented
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          Crabby - I have to admit, I laughed a lot with your comment! (I'm not being sarcastic, don't get offended )
          Looking forward to receiving more of these exciting news.
          Last edited by DrFilippas; 27Sep2022, 16:08.

        • Crabby
          Crabby commented
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          Offended? LOL. I have never been offended in my life so no worries there. I don't take offense to anything, it keeps me happy.

        #7
        I would imagine the last few months has been absolutely hectic for the PMDG team and now is the time for them to have something of a break and for us to enjoy our 737’s and explore the new performance SU10 and DX12 is allowing us to enjoy.
        In the meantime, work continues on the -900 and the 777.
        There is lots to look forward to.

        Arthur.

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          #8
          You can make your own updates by learning or trying new things about the 737. I’m going to try and learn the HUD today. That’s going to be my update.
          Mark Tegge

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            #9
            The only thing that would be very important to me is the so promised SDK. As per their own rules EULA unfortunately customers are still waiting for that in order to have FS2crew or other addons for the aircraft and so on. For ex. some improvements in mobiflight depends on that. That with the ability to maintain altitude and a more realistic deceleration and we will be good for some time.

            A Marinho
            ADSMarinho

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            • Crabby
              Crabby commented
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              In the meantime, I made my own version of a co-pilot with Axis and Ohs and using the voice command capability. I will get FS2Crew when it comes out, but I am in no hurry. I like to be in charge of my own lot in life.

            #10
            In the last interview on Sky Blue Radio, there was mention that some amount of the team was taking some overdue / well deserved time off, after the 737-800 shipped. So, I fully expected things to be a bit quieter while the -900 and other updates continue to move along in development.

            The team basically ran an extended marathon (maybe even an iron man?) so to speak from a development perspective, over the last year or so, to get these products out the door. A moment to slow down and catch their breath will certainly help keep things moving in the year ahead.
            Jason Kitch

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            • moxiejeff
              moxiejeff commented
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              That's what I had guessed -- RSR is probably taking a week or two off, much deserved. That said, I sure wish we would have that EFB.

            #11
            Basically what others have already said. RSR’s radio interview served as an update in the forums to me. With the biggest fish (-800) out the door, it was implied some staff would get a well deserved break. Based on that and the general vibe, I was expecting the gap to the -900 to be a little longer. For me it feels like the start of “calmer” development with the 737 almost out of early adopter phase and the 777 a little ways off.

            The next big ticket item for me will be the EFB, and I’m excited to see what they’ve cooked up, hopefully sometime in October if their “implied” timeline goes to plan. But I’m quite happy with where the 737 is at and glad SU10 didn’t break it, besides the slight let down that DLSS is blurring the screens so I’ve stuck with TAA (my understanding is this is a NVIDIA/Asobo thing to work out though).
            Last edited by SaintBean95; 26Sep2022, 19:48.
            Ben St Jean

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            • moxiejeff
              moxiejeff commented
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              Well said -- I sure do wish we got the 777 soon... MSFS is in dire need of a long hauler. And yes, the 787 is my fav airplane ever, but it's nowhere near the quality of a PMDG plane.

            #12
            Im still very happy with my 700/800, and wish the team some well deserved down time.

            I will say though that i really appreciated the communicative style PMDG (and other modern sim studios) have shown this year, just being there is a bonus for many customers and potential buyers.

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              #13
              Everything is OK. As others wrote, some team members are/were on holidays to decompress a bit. Work on tablet and 900 is still ongoing.
              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
              PMDG Technical Support
              http://www.pmdg.com

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              • Mucdude
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                Who cares about the 800? We have the Fenix A320 to fly those routes. We need something bigger that can fly the A321 routes! Therefore the 900 is urgently needed!

              • Bocca_Racing
                Bocca_Racing commented
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                nice troll dude

              • Mucdude
                Mucdude commented
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                I am actually being serious!

              #14
              25 words from Chris. And I'm OK
              Last edited by mortenha69; 27Sep2022, 19:54.
              Kind Regards
              Morten Haughom
              ATO TKI - ENTO -Torp, Norway.
              GS66 Stealth 11UE, Intel [email protected], GeForce RTX 3060, DDR4 3200MHz 2x16GB RAM. Tobii Eyetracker 5. Thrustmaster TCA Boeing Yoke.

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              • Schmegg
                Schmegg commented
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                Haha. Me too. That's all it takes.

              #15
              Great news, I can't wait to see the first photo of our dream EFB.
              Last edited by Ernani Ferreira; 29Sep2022, 03:20.

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                #16
                Until I hear differently, I’m going with Robert pushed the wrong button again and reverted the entire 737 line of products to some early, in-house alpha build from FS9 (or earlier) and they are trying to rebuild the whole thing from scratch.
                Ryan Collier

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                  #17
                  Originally posted by cmakris View Post
                  Everything is OK. As others wrote, some team members are/were on holidays to decompress a bit. Work on tablet and 900 is still ongoing.
                  And the SDK?

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                  • Crabby
                    Crabby commented
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                    I got mine. You didn't get yours? It came in the mail three days ago.

                  #18
                  Someone needs a bit of copium.
                  Peter Walsh.

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                    #19
                    Today we will celebrate T7 day .
                    Aleks Matrosov

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by Ernani Ferreira View Post
                      Great news, I can't wait to see the first photo of our dream EFB.
                      Gotcha covered. AF_blog-1024x508.jpg
                      Mark "Crabby" Crabtree AAL311 | PHL
                      I7-9700KF | 2070 Super | Honeycomb Alpha/Bravo | MFG Crosswind

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                        #21
                        I'll bet Robert has taken the opportunity to take well some well-deserved time off as well. As long as they end up delivering what they promised I'm happy.
                        Mark Tegge

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                        • JBDBOW1970
                          JBDBOW1970 commented
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                          Stop using the word "promised" its nauseating.
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