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    Steve's DX10 Fixer taken off FSS shelves?

    According to Adrian at FSS, Steve has instructed them to remove the product from sale. No statement from Steve on this so far. Anyone know the scoop?
    Last edited by odourboy; June 20th, 2014 at 07:42.

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    I have yet to download v2.3! This is not good...

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    The download link in your account should still be there for 2.3 - mine is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odourboy View Post
    The download link in your account should still be there for 2.3 - mine is.
    Same here. Downloaded 2.3 a couple days ago and then again a couple minutes ago. Download works fine.

    Curious though that the product is no longer for sale at FSS.

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    Was wondering if an update had been released, so thanks for the HU.
    Hopefully this does not mean the end of the fixer?

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    Seems he has withdrawn it due to personal reasons but he may reconsider at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Seems he has withdrawn it due to personal reasons but he may reconsider at a later date.
    According to his blog, it's to do with the sheer volume of support calls he's having to deal with - the down-side of producing such a technical bit of wizardry.

    I think this is where forums like this can help out. If we're all as helpful and patient as possible to new Fixer users it will take the load off Steve and allow him to spend more time developing/improving the product.

    Quite often, add-on developers choose to distribute their products as freeware (with no support) for exactly this reason. The problem with the Fixer is that it's not just a simple aircraft add-on: what the Fixer does relates to many complex FSX issues that many people often struggle with - particularly people that haven't been tempted to "look under the hood" before. There's still so much conflicting (or outdated) advice out there - it can be a bit of a nightmare.

    IMHO, the Fixer should come with a "Beware: Not for Noobs" sticker. It's a powerful add-on, but requires a lot of work from the user (in getting their systems and FSX set up properly before you even start). I'm often amazed at how little research people do prior to tinkering with FSX at such a fundamental level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski_NZ View Post
    IMHO, the Fixer should come with a "Beware: Not for Noobs" sticker.
    That wouldn't stop the noobs from buying. But I agree with your idea of helping them out though. And I think pulling the product is probably Steve's best option right now (simply as a method to preserve his sanity). Hopefully, he'll keep developing it and offer to new buyers from time to time. Those of us more familiar and comfortable working with the Fixer can then lend a hand.

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    I hope he doesn't give up on it as he has made such great progress with it.
    But I agree he needs to be left alone to develop the software and direct the end users to the support forums.
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    This is per Steve's blog...

    I have just stopped selling any new copies for the time being, that is all that has happened. You can still download if you have purchased. I felt that too many people have been buying it recently without trying dx10 out first leading to a mismatch in their expectations ( and an increase in support calls)





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    Quote Originally Posted by odourboy View Post
    The download link in your account should still be there for 2.3 - mine is.
    I went to Flight Sim Store and gave my order number and name and the say to contact him. How does one get the update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    I went to Flight Sim Store and gave my order number and name and the say to contact him. How does one get the update?
    Go to FSS; Click on 'My Accont', Under Previous Orders, locate your order for the Fixer and click 'View'. That should bring up an order information page which includes a 'Download' link on the lower right. Latest version is 12.05Mb That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    NP... odourboy beat me to it.

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    I have a strong feeling that Steve will be back...but after he's had a rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    I have a strong feeling that Steve will be back...but after he's had a rest.
    I tend to agree - I don't think he can resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odourboy View Post
    Go to FSS; Click on 'My Accont', Under Previous Orders, locate your order for the Fixer and click 'View'. That should bring up an order information page which includes a 'Download' link on the lower right. Latest version is 12.05Mb That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
    That was the trick. I downloaded it and re-installed as per the instructions.
    One question, I think I already know the answer, I don't have lights in the gauges on some planes, Is there a work-around for this?
    The Cessna 185 by Coronado is the one I use most. I don't think that it ever had lights in the gauges but there was a red flood that was on the gauges that doesn't work now. The overhead does work.
    Joe Watson
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    One question, I think I already know the answer, I don't have lights in the gauges on some planes, Is there a work-around for this?
    The Cessna 185 by Coronado is the one I use most. I don't think that it ever had lights in the gauges but there was a red flood that was on the gauges that doesn't work now. The overhead does work.
    I'll dust off my old 185. I rarely fly at night, so can't say I'd have noticed any oddities with the instrument lighting. Watch this space!

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    Found this at Avsim:

    http://forum.avsim.net/topic/445273-23-missing-file/

    Don`t know,if it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big-mike View Post
    Found this at Avsim:

    http://forum.avsim.net/topic/445273-23-missing-file/

    Don`t know,if it helps.
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    Thanks Mike,
    Downloaded now will apply to Fixer shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big-mike View Post
    Found this at Avsim:

    http://forum.avsim.net/topic/445273-23-missing-file/

    Don`t know,if it helps.
    Mike
    It's a necessary file alright - but to do with *external* lights, mainly, I think (landing light etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    The Cessna 185 by Coronado... I don't think that it ever had lights in the gauges but there was a red flood that was on the gauges that doesn't work now. The overhead does work.
    I just checked the 185 and I don't have the red flood from the lamp on the left side pillar. When I click on that lamp I get the gauge lights on or off. The overhead red lamp works using its switch, but it is very dim (almost totally lost in any kind of ambient light). I already applied the fix Steve posted for 2.3.

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    DX10 Shader Fixers upgraded to version V3.2.3

    Steve Parsons upgraded his freeware DX10 Shader Fixers to version V3.2.3, which now includes a fix for DX10 ORBX FTX Global Lights (those annoying black squares).
    http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...root&Go=Search (you need to login)

    Thanks Steve, that's a nice move for those who missed the payware DX10 Fixer.


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