For what it's worth, I very seldom do payware anymore. I have quite a bit of it sitting on the shelf, useless, because the sim has advanced beyond it.
Some of it looks very good, but freeware has caught up with it in that department. I bought Aerosims liners for the L-1011's. It came with some DC-8's and DC-10's. The DC-8's don't look as good as yours, and the DC-10's are really no better than POSky's. I had a hard time getting the L-1011's to work visually in FS2002, but I finally did get there. I know they said it was for FS2004 only, but the right tweaks can do wonders.
I have FS2002 and FS2004. I use 2002. Why? Because it doesn't spazz my computer out to run it. Most of the stuff I like works fine in FS2002, and it runs smooth as silk.
I've been simming since FS98 and it's been a great ride, but it doesn't hold quite the excitement that it used to, so, if Microsoft wants to maintain my simming interest, the next sim better be a smooth running masterpiece. Same thing with any payware, don't sell me something that hasn't been thoroughly tested. It should work, period. And software KEYS, I should not have to get a new KEY if I change computers. We go through computers faster than we do cars. For all the frustration I went through with Captain Sim, they have seen the last buck from my pocket.
Payware is o.k. if you have the interest and the money, but by all means, sell us a good working product then provide good support if we need it.
Same here, Bob. I have very little "disposable" income, and I have to be very careful about what I spend it on. To be quite honest, I can fill my add-on aircraft desires with a few minutes spent on AVSIM.com or FlightSim.com without paying one red cent. Oh, I will admit that some of the eye candy on certain payware models is nice, and the more complex the cockpit the more I like it. Yet even those aren't worth the monetary investment when freeware downloads can be just as good.
Still, I may pop for a payware some day. BUT - it will have to be a darned good package that I can't get remotely close to with a free download.
Rules of flight #19: In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.
I use as payware only a couple of products of Flight 1, the DC-9-30 Professional and the Cessna 172: the DC-9-30 is great, specially his cockpit,panel and sound.Also to recomended the DC-9s series of Erik Cantu(freeware) utilising the panel and sounds of the Flight 1 DC-9.
for dc9 stellan hilmerby's www.hilmerby.com DC9 package is hard to beat, especially when used with the SGA DC9's. i used to fly the flight1 one,but i love the hilmerby more, it is so much more immersive,imho. and it looks the part,too
I was just wondering if it was permissable to mention on this site something about a different type of payware? One speciffically dealing with a retailer in Canada who has produced several DVD's about DC-8's and 707's featuring films produced by Boeing and the airlines. Please let me know.
dare i say it........i actually have the captain sim 707.......and i actually think it is pretty good..... my favourite piece of payware is the australian simulations piper warrior set. it doesnt get better than that.