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    Yesterday, 14:35
    In fairness to PMDG, they do support P3D. The 777 for P3D has been released, the 737 is due for release momentarily, and their announcement about the DC-6 says that it'll be available for P3D and for FSX - it's just that they're releasing the X-Plane version first, which I guess makes sense if they decided to treat it as their testbed project. Not everyone is happy about their P3D pricing, which if I understand it correctly involves the full purchase of a new license, no discount for previous ownership. But that may have to do with the amount of work involved or with licensing requirements. I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other. But the good (I guess) news is that there'll be a PMDG DC-6 for P3D -we'll just have to watch the X-Plane guys get to the flightline...
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    Yesterday, 09:14
    IIRC, the NGX (and maybe others) include service-based maintenance, so I'd hope for something similar here. Maybe not as characterful as the Accusim variety but we can hope. My first impulse was to wait for the P3D version, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to get me to load up X-Plane again...
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    Yesterday, 09:12
    Hope that's the case. Managing a DC-6 isn't exactly fodder for FS2Crew (unless Bryan York decides to go in a completely different direction). But some degree of crew assist would be... well, definitely helpful, and maybe required.
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    Yesterday, 07:30
    Impressive, but what worries me is all that complexity without an A2A-Captain of the Ship-style crew assist. It's going to be a handful. I'm probably just reflecting my biases but I stayed away from the A2A 377 'til the crew came along, and I'm not sure how eager I am to cope with three flight-deck jobs on my own...
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    February 28th, 2015, 22:16
    @Javis - no, I understood that the eyebrows were 3D objects. Sorry, my message wasn't clear. I was thinking that a clean/no eyebrows and a worn/no eyebrows version would do the trick and would be easier for you to manage. But it sounds from your reply as though eyebrows on/off is a matter of one click. If so, and if that's in fact easier, then that'd be an equally good (or better) way of providing different wear options - and with lighting variations, too. I'd be fine with that. Actually I'd be fine with anything you've shown so far - the current lighting looks good, too. Really glad to see all this coming together.
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    February 28th, 2015, 11:10
    Alan_A replied to a thread Navy Duck in FSX General Discussion
    Coast Guard, yes, said this son of a Coastie...
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    February 28th, 2015, 11:06
    Here's another late vote for #1, but... a luxury request... although the instrument lights on #2 make it a bit cluttered to my eye, I like the idea of two alternative texture sets, one with light use and one with heavier wear that'd fit with some of the "beater" repaints. An analogy - over on the A2A forums, member "warbirds" posted an alternative, heavy-use set of VC textures for the B-17. Here's the thread. I've taken to using the original textures for modern aircraft like Sentimental Journey and Fuddy Duddy, and the worn ones for some of the high-mileage repaints like Jankees' Outhouse Mouse, Ol' Gappy and A Bit o' Lace. It'd be nice to be able to mix and match between, say, the HD American Airlines DC-3 repaint and 102DH or some of the CBI C-47s. Obvious but important...
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    February 27th, 2015, 09:10
    Version 6 of My Traffic, P3D compatible, said to be on track for late March.
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    February 24th, 2015, 09:34
    Note to self - need to log lots of time in all my other aircraft, because once this comes out, it's the only thing I'm going to be flying. Stunning. Will continue to wait, both patiently and impatiently...
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    February 18th, 2015, 11:48
    Patiently standing by (clicks 'refresh'... clicks 'refresh'... clicks 'refresh'<clicks 'refresh'=""><clicks 'refresh'=""><clicks 'refresh'="">...) :cool:</clicks></clicks></clicks>
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    February 14th, 2015, 12:01
    I have to put in a word in favor of Jetline. I haven't bought from them yet, but that's mainly because, when I called them late last year to ask about a replacement for my current system, I had a long and technically sophisticated conversation with someone I took to be the owner (though I'm not sure of that), at the end of which he told me not to spend anything with him for at least a year because I wasn't going to gain enough in performance to make the expenditure worthwhile. Right then he won my loyalty. How many computer sellers would invest all that time in talking to a prospect and wind up turning away an immediate sale? I was extremely impressed. As for the cost of labor - it seems like a lot on the face of it, especially for somebody like me who's built several flightsim...
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    February 11th, 2015, 14:11
    Was born and raised in Manhattan - third-generation New Yorker - lived there for 47 years - and never knew that! Just one more reason to love the SOH community. Many thanks! PS - from a baseball perspective, I was never a fan of the Yankees. But am happy to root for the JanKees...
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    February 10th, 2015, 17:28
    Alan_A replied to a thread Prepar3d 2.5 is out in Prepar3D
    People seem to be reporting good performance, though it's hard to tell in early hours if that's legit since they mostly haven't overloaded it with add-ons yet. Speaking of which... I think that when I do get around to installing it, I'm going to try to keep a promise to myself and keep the installation relatively clean. Am tired of managing truckloads of performance-taxing products, and of having a setup that's so complex that reinstalling seems like an enormous burden. So maybe this time, I'll limit myself to a few good planes/airports/textures. Of course, I've told myself that before...
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    February 10th, 2015, 14:44
    Alan_A started a thread Prepar3d 2.5 is out in Prepar3D
    Prepar3d 2.5 full install (remember, no patch this time) released this afternoon, US east coast time. I won't be among the early adopters - am waiting for third-party compatibility and maybe a hardware upgrade - but will be eager to hear early reports. Please share!
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