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[23FEB19] Weekend Update: The Future of FSX and P3D v3 development and technical support. Also some PBR update information

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    #61
    If I had one wish for future development of PMDG products, it would be that the FMS be updated to work with nav database files in industry-standard ARINC 424 format. That could open up a world of new possibilities....
    Jim Barrett - KELM

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      #62
      Thanks for the updates Robert. Been on the fence too long with FSX. Looks like I need to pay a visit to the P3D page.
      Randall Smith
      KDFW

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        #63
        Originally posted by Steve Dra View Post
        Testing my new account here...
        Waiting for PBR:
        tiger 05.jpg

        Have this in the paint hangar queue....just waiting for the GO-PBR button to be pushed at PMDG headquarters.
        I'm half thinking (like I always do LOL) that I should start coding the RGB channels as if the PBR architecture is the same across all P3D, as I already "know" how to paint PBR from a previous project.
        This way I could post this paint (and possibly other metal beauties...look for posts by me at the "other" forum if your curious) shortly following the aforementioned GO button is pushed.
        However, given the history at PMDG to fully utilize the SDK, they may have some tiny internal mods that would render my work moot and I'd have to start all over again.

        Either way....I suspect I won't get away with just slapping some texture mods in the red channel and popping these liveries out....so I'll most likely take the "I'll wait to see what PMDG did with PBR" option and save myself some work.



        And seeing the news that the 777 will get PBR as well....this one may get the treatment too!
        tiger 06.jpg
        ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

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          #64
          super thanks for the update
          - Death is the way of life telling you, you are fired
          - Once I suffered from Split personality, today we feel a lot better
          - I do not suffer form Insanity, I'm enjoying it

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            #65
            Hello,
            Testing my first post in this warm new house. Many thanks for the updates and news! indeed great news, and wish the team the best success in any future development for both XPL and P3D platforms.
            Cheers,
            Alexander Colka

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              #66
              Yay!!! Some of the PMDG beta testers will be glad to kill off the space three simulators are taking up on the ole hard drive. I might keep one around, I still have a few old addons that until there are better versions out for P3Dv4; I'll have to stick to FSX:SE. On that RSR, PLEASE for the love of all things Boeing....make a 767!

              Jhan
              Jhan M. Jensen
              KSLC/KOGD

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                #67
                Nice. Thanks .

                Craig Gear

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                  #68
                  Can't wait to see the PBR update
                  Jeroen Doorman

                  Video Developer
                  Co-owner of FlightSimGlobal

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                    #69
                    64bit only... good news!
                    MatthewS

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                      #70
                      Congrt. with the new site.

                      We are waiting for the xplane in 777

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by erdemaslan View Post
                        Congrt. with the new site.

                        We are waiting for the xplane in 777
                        Please do me a favor and set yourself up with a signature to automatically attach to your posts. That will keep you in compliance so that when we start enforcing the rules (which you read... up there at the top) you won't run afoul... Thank you

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

                        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                        PMDG Technical Support
                        http://www.pmdg.com

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                          #72
                          Thanks for the update and congratulations on the new forum.

                          Cheers
                          Pedro Trindade

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                            #73
                            Here's to the future with PMDG! Thanks for the update and good luck with the new forum!

                            Edit - my signature didn't appear on this post but was OK on the "test thread" (???)
                            Edit 2 It's there now!!
                            Last edited by dafyddp3d; 25Feb2019, 16:52.
                            Dave Nash
                            P3Dv4.5 & v5 on Win 10 64 bit (2004.19041.329) 3 x 4k Monitors

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                              #74
                              Awesome news! Glad to see the legacy systems being retired to focus more on the future!
                              John Burke

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                                #75
                                Originally posted by dafyddp3d View Post
                                Here's to the future with PMDG! Thanks for the update and good luck with the new forum!

                                Edit - my signature didn't appear on this post but was OK on the "test thread" (???)
                                Edit 2 It's there now!!
                                Looks like when you hit post, it doesn't show up. You have to refresh the page for it to show up.
                                Captain Kevin

                                Kevin Yang

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                                  #76
                                  Previously, PMDG states that "at any time LM could change course and enforce their EULA prohibiting entetainment use", and for this reason user (https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/3...eulas-for-p3d/) s of PMDG products did not have a secure investment. Now, PMDG has swung over to exclusive P3D development. What has changed? Are PMDG's products now solely for professional use? Has LM indicated to PMDG that their unofficial/wink/nudge system is permanent?

                                  Darrol

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                                    #77
                                    Darrol,

                                    Much has changed since 2012. Welcome to the future.
                                    Robert S. Randazzo
                                    PMDG Simulations
                                    http://www.pmdg.com


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                                      #78
                                      Well, I suppose that's answer. Guess I'll probably wind up getting it for the NG3.

                                      Darrol

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                                        #79
                                        It's nice to be part of this forum. Looking forward to the upgrades as they come. And it's always the simple stuff that slows me down. Ah, is the battery switch on?

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                                          #80
                                          What better way to make my first post then to say thank you for years of enjoyment.

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                                            #81
                                            Originally posted by Cessna65 View Post
                                            It's nice to be part of this forum. Looking forward to the upgrades as they come. And it's always the simple stuff that slows me down. Ah, is the battery switch on?
                                            Please do me a favor and set yourself up with a signature to automatically attach to your posts. That will keep you in compliance so that when we start enforcing the rules (which you read... up there at the top) you won't run afoul... Thank you

                                            https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...pdated-25feb19
                                            Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                            PMDG Technical Support
                                            http://www.pmdg.com

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                                              #82
                                              Originally posted by Saigon Heli View Post
                                              What better way to make my first post then to say thank you for years of enjoyment.
                                              Please do me a favor and set yourself up with a signature to automatically attach to your posts. That will keep you in compliance so that when we start enforcing the rules (which you read... up there at the top) you won't run afoul... Thank you

                                              https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...pdated-25feb19
                                              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                              PMDG Technical Support
                                              http://www.pmdg.com

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                                                #83
                                                Hi Chris,
                                                You will see from my post that my banner is not appearing on my posts. I am failing to add something around my banner .jpg text. What do I have to do?
                                                Last edited by RichardMcDonaldWoods; 27Feb2019, 09:20.
                                                Cheers, Richard McDonald Woods
                                                i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz, Win10, P3Dv5

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                                                  #84
                                                  Originally posted by RichardMcDonaldWoods View Post
                                                  Hi Chris,
                                                  You will see from my post that my banner is not appearing on my posts. I am failing to add something around my banner .jpg text. What do I have to do?
                                                  Richard, It seems you are trying to add multiple signatures, I can see you have set Beta team signatures and normal ones. I suggest to go to your signature edit. Select everything in the edit box and delete them. Then follow the instructions on the below link to add only one picture.

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

                                                  Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                                  PMDG Technical Support
                                                  http://www.pmdg.com

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                                                    #85
                                                    Hi Chris,
                                                    Cleared and then re-entered.
                                                    But I still don't understand what the .jpg should be wrapped in.
                                                    Cheers, Richard McDonald Woods
                                                    i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz, Win10, P3Dv5

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                                                      #86
                                                      Originally posted by RichardMcDonaldWoods View Post
                                                      Hi Chris,
                                                      Cleared and then re-entered.
                                                      But I still don't understand what the .jpg should be wrapped in.
                                                      Richard,

                                                      Again you had multiple signature. I removed the extra one and you should be OK now.
                                                      Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                                      PMDG Technical Support
                                                      http://www.pmdg.com

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                                                        #87
                                                        (If you listen closely, you will likely hear me using profanity in a loud voice when I discover that after many hours searching, it was something simple... It happens sometimes. )

                                                        Excellent news Robert and team looking forward to the update and thankyou to you and your team for all the hard work.Also Robert don’t grind you teeth it’s not good for them.😀
                                                        Best Regards.
                                                        Last edited by Ausflight; 28Feb2019, 05:46.
                                                        Danny Z.Cebis

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                                                          #88
                                                          Congratulations on the forum, well deserved.
                                                          I think it's great FSX and P3Dv3...production lines have been discontinued. I think it will encourage other developers to dedicate to using ALL of their time to utilizing 64bit possibilities. I think right now, developers are struggling to find the middle grounds to: "What can we put in both 32-64bit that can easily and time considerately be made possible for our project." Time is money, and developing for both was time consuming and limiting of resources. Cheers!

                                                          Gabriel Guzman- KIAH (My ANA 77W Fleet project)

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                                                            #89
                                                            Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                                                            Darrol,

                                                            Much has changed since 2012. Welcome to the future.
                                                            One of the reasons I havn't yet made the switch to P3D is the lack of a valid EULA for me (and let's face it, the vast majority!), has this somehow changed or will be changing? This does matter largely due to my other reason for not having switched ….

                                                            My cost of change to P3D is quite significant (in my terms anyway) and the EULA risk element IS off-putting so any guidance in that direction would be most valuable.

                                                            I'd already decided that I wouldn't switch until there was a "killer reason" to do so. I don't get OOMs or performance issues so would the NG3 be that "killer reason"? With what we know of it so far probably not since the NGX is still hugely capable for my uses. A 757 would however DEFINITELY be a "killer reason" because there's never been a decent one.

                                                            EDIT: darned sig vanished again

                                                            Bill Casey
                                                            Bill Casey

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                                                              #90
                                                              Originally posted by Billc View Post

                                                              One of the reasons I havn't yet made the switch to P3D is the lack of a valid EULA for me (and let's face it, the vast majority!), has this somehow changed or will be changing? This does matter largely due to my other reason for not having switched ….

                                                              My cost of change to P3D is quite significant (in my terms anyway) and the EULA risk element IS off-putting so any guidance in that direction would be most valuable.

                                                              I'd already decided that I wouldn't switch until there was a "killer reason" to do so. I don't get OOMs or performance issues so would the NG3 be that "killer reason"? With what we know of it so far probably not since the NGX is still hugely capable for my uses. A 757 would however DEFINITELY be a "killer reason" because there's never been a decent one.

                                                              EDIT: darned sig vanished again

                                                              Bill Casey
                                                              Bill signature is there, it's not visible to the poster until he refreshes his post. Others see it OK.
                                                              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                                              PMDG Technical Support
                                                              http://www.pmdg.com

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