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    Roadmap for the DC-6

    Every company has different policies regarding public communications, some are super transparent and some have more or less no communication at all. That's fine, who am I to judge? PMDG strucks me as one of those that are more communicative than others given the periodic updates about the 737 development etc which is very nice, I find it very intriguing to read about what's on the horizon. However, it has been very quiet about any plans for further development of the DC-6 (or have I missed something?). I understand and respect if PMDG doesn't want to share this information with the community but it would be really nice to get some insight on any plans. To my knowledge there are no severe bugs with this bird that needs to be addressed but we've had some posts about features like engine smoke, EFB and AFE etc and it would be interesting to hear if there is any ongoing development.
    Anders Högqvist
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.0GHz), 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16, Asus RTX 2070 Super 8GB ROG STRIX

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    I think (reading the updates etc) that the majority of the focus is on the Boeing lines and 737 in particular, it'll be nice to have further additions, but I get the impression the DC6 is 'completed', and doubt there's any more development for it (in the near time anyway) but I could be wrong
    Joe Colehouse

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      #3
      If you poke around enough, you can find some breadcrumbs pointing to something coming further down the pipe. Things like Rob's comments on something they were working on to show where your physical throttles are compared to what the AFE has set so you can transition between auto and manual control easier, which we still don't have.

      I would guess that something is planned, but like Joe said above they're all hands on deck for other products whereas the DC-6 is stable and complete. I haven't been around terribly long, but PMDG strike me as the kind of people who post news where there is news to share and not a moment before, so the fact that we haven't heard anything on that front only means exactly that: that there haven't been any new developments on that front.

      Similar to the advanced tutorial videos. Announced, and then radio silence. Filming is apparently done, just need Rob to find more hours in the day to do the voice overs and editing.
      Regards,
      --Joe Markowski

      In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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        #4
        +1 with this. was wondering if there was a roadmap of any sort giving an overview of future updates/bug fixes/additional features.

        while the Redwing Connie is currently in a different league than the DC-6, they do indeed do a great job of showing their customers a high-level roadmap which I really appreciate. Cheers!
        Daniel Lucas - KLOU
        i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
        PPL SEL (SR22)

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          #5
          What things can be added?
          Cenk C.Demir

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            #6
            We desperately need Asobo to fix/activate the rendering channel to boost the FPS in the cockpit as it’s considerably lower than any other aircraft in the sim. I get higher fps in the 787 ect. I know it can be done as it was activated during the SU5 beta in which FPS was almost double

            Karlo Wagstaffe
            Last edited by Karlow17; 12Jan2022, 20:08.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jsmarko3 View Post
              If you poke around enough, you can find some breadcrumbs pointing to something coming further down the pipe. Things like Rob's comments on something they were working on to show where your physical throttles are compared to what the AFE has set so you can transition between auto and manual control easier, which we still don't have.

              I would guess that something is planned, but like Joe said above they're all hands on deck for other products whereas the DC-6 is stable and complete. I haven't been around terribly long, but PMDG strike me as the kind of people who post news where there is news to share and not a moment before, so the fact that we haven't heard anything on that front only means exactly that: that there haven't been any new developments on that front.

              Similar to the advanced tutorial videos. Announced, and then radio silence. Filming is apparently done, just need Rob to find more hours in the day to do the voice overs and editing.
              When the 747 v3, Queen of the Skies II was released it was promi.... spoken abou.... mentioned that Aerosoft's Navdata/charts in LIDO format would be implemented soon*ish... I'm still looking forward to it but I have acquainted myself with the Jeppesen formate in the meantime
              Ryzen 9 5900X, RX 6900XT, 32GB DDR4 RAM @3600MHz, 4k
              Marc Eland
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              • jsmarko3
                jsmarko3 commented
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                Hey at least PMDG are doing it.

                Poor Aerosoft are stuck in a holding pattern unable to add charts to the CRJ EFB, and PMDG just announced they're working it for their new MSFS jet.

              #8
              Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post

              When the 747 v3, Queen of the Skies II was released it was promi.... spoken abou.... mentioned that Aerosoft's Navdata/charts in LIDO format would be implemented soon*ish... I'm still looking forward to it but I have acquainted myself with the Jeppesen formate in the meantime
              Lol... I guess, I am a bit fortunate... Jepp Charts and NAS Charts are the only ones I have ever used... (Working in Airline flight Ops helps) 😁
              Brian Murphy FSX- 747-400 / MD-11 / MSFS DC-6/ 737-700

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                #9
                Originally posted by cenkcnk View Post
                What things can be added?
                For instance engine smoke during start and more AFE settings. These are by no means necessary and as I wrote in my original post there are no critical bugs that I'm aware of, but there are always room for improvement. My point is that it would have been nice to know if we can expect any future updates or if PMDG considers the DC-6 to be finished.
                Anders Högqvist
                AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.0GHz), 32 GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16, Asus RTX 2070 Super 8GB ROG STRIX

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                  #10
                  Hello,

                  Will there be a performance update for the DC-6? I read in the MFS forums that there is a setting in Developer mode that must be turned off to get a performance boost. Since SU5 I've read there was a drop in performance on the DC-6 and that has kept me from buying it.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Floridaman View Post
                    Hello,

                    Will there be a performance update for the DC-6? I read in the MFS forums that there is a setting in Developer mode that must be turned off to get a performance boost. Since SU5 I've read there was a drop in performance on the DC-6 and that has kept me from buying it.
                    There was no performance drop. There was an additional rendering channel that the DC-6 can and will make use of enabled in the SU5 beta, but it never made it into the final release because it's not fully cooked yet. That feature is now available in Dev mode with SU7, but it's still unstable.

                    I have a 900 series i7, a GTX2080TI, and 32GB of RAM with MSFS running on a platter drive (yes you read that right) and I don't really see any drops in the DC-6 compared to any other add-on or stock plane. There's a few FPS hit but it's not drastic. Maybe I'm spoiled because I have a G-Sync monitor and a drop from 50 to 40 or 40 to 30 isn't noticeable as a result, but that's just me. Some people have large drops, some don't.

                    Anyway, back to the rendering channel: that's on Asobo, not PMDG.
                    Regards,
                    --Joe Markowski

                    In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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                      #12
                      Thank you for the reply. Has Asobo been made aware of the the rendering channel issue and have they indicated there will be a fix coming, possibly in the next sim update that is meant to mainly address bugs in the sim (some that have been there since launch)?

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                        #13
                        As I understand it, the channel isn't bugged, it's still incomplete. So yes it is being worked. I'm not aware of any firm release commitments.
                        Regards,
                        --Joe Markowski

                        In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by cenkcnk View Post
                          What things can be added?
                          one thing i'd like to see added/fixed is the prop startup animations. imo they're really clunky and the transition from initial rotation to start jerks around and looks like it's running at 12fps even when the sim is running 60fps.

                          this is a problem with several of the addons so may be an asobo problem. however imo it's the least polished visual i see and could use a touchup.
                          Daniel Lucas - KLOU
                          i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
                          PPL SEL (SR22)

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