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  1. 2 points
    I'd say it worked out fairly well on both sides of the Atlantic. Maybe you were just placing us in ready reserve status in case the Germans got too feisty, which they did, twice. Anyway, it looks like that hatchet has long been buried and I count the UK as one the US' two greatest friends in the world. (The other one? I'm not saying but it lies somewhere south of Lebanon and north of Egypt.) John
  2. 1 point
    The news on every flight sim news site, Twitter feed and Facebook is that the Flight Sim Store has stopped responding to support requests and contact from developers with updates to their software, so have dropped any contact with the outside world. Some developers have stopped dealing with them, but FSS keep on taking orders, and as far as I know delivering files. Adrian Lehmann, the owner of FSS has been uncharacteristically quiet of late but we at Mutley's are not in the business of building a tidal wave of unfounded emotions and knee-jerk reactions so we wait and see what response FSS have to the claims. Another related site, also administered by Jay Kae, fsfiles.org, and aussiex.org have been down for a long time reporting they have been hacked, things are not looking very healthy down under. Orbx, however, took control of their servers and delivery to customers some while ago and FTX Central, developed by Ben McClintock, is the best product interface in the business,
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    I just did a slow troll through the 27-1/2 pages (10 per page) of new files in the Flightsim.com file library and would like to share a few impressions and thoughts. I think their "New Files" button brings up everything uploaded in the last 30 days - 257 new entries in this case. First and foremost, this has reinforced a creeping sense I've had lately that X-Plane really is becoming a mainstream contender in the flight simulation genre. There is a surprising amount of new freeware listed there for X-Plane, along with much also for FSX and P3D, of course. It's also worth noting that the flow of FS2004/FS9 stuff seems to continue unabated as well. There is even some new stuff being added for FS98, though I can't imagine why. The makeup of what's there in terms of content is about the same as always with one exception. It seems to me that AI flight plans have fallen out of favor and I didn't see too much of that offered. In the not too distant past there were pages and pages of that being uploaded every month. Otherwise, in descending order of frequency, it seems to be repaints, scenery (including airports), fixes to earlier things, complete aircraft (AI and flyable) and the occasional panel, instrument, sound file or utility. Repaints dominate, as always. Of course this is just what's been uploaded in the past month - all the older stuff, barring the odd deletion for one reason or another, is still available in their file library. It's a great resource. I have to acknowledge the developers here. I believe a large part of the reason for the popularity and longegevity of this hobby/addiction of ours is because of the unending stream of new "stuff" that we're presented with. This applies to both the freeware and the payware developers. Both have done sterling work to keep pushing us forward. One of the many charms of the whole FS thing is the richness of our options to make of our personal simulators what we want them to be with add-ons of one kind and another. In addition to those who produce the new freeware, we should also be grateful to those who maintain the on-line file libraries for us. Flightsim.com is my favorite but there are a number of others as well and they make an important contribution. It doesn't hurt either that the hardware has largely caught up with the software. Middle of the road systems seem to be able to handle a fairly robust FS without too much in the way of problems. It hasn't always been like that. It's a great time to be a flight simmer! John
  4. 1 point
    I agree with you Matt, and this particular point will be highlit in my review.
  5. 1 point
    Chris, please excuse my ignorance, but Stargazer is a separate product, yes? I am presently reviewing Stargazer and hoped to publish this weekend, but RW events has put a stop to that so it should be along soon.
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