I am simply amazed at the freeware aircraft. there are some talented people out there willing to share there art for free. Most of it is easily downloaded and unzipped into the aircraft files some even have self installing software. There are some that are NOT configured correctly and have to be modified to work, or dont work at all (repairs being beyond my expertise). I would like to contribute to MISSIONS using actual Military and Humanitarian Missions from the US. I NEED to learn how to write missions for FSX and scenery editing (remote firebases for helo's, ships etc) where do I start?
Post by Dan K. Hansen on Nov 28, 2007 12:10:56 GMT
Regarding writing missions for FSX. A VERY good place to start is in the SDK.... there are some very descriptive information on how to do this. backed up with a lot of examples. So if you haven't read that I would most strongly advice you to first before consulting various forums. Always a good thing to do your homework first ;-)
but for some funny reason i allways end up flying the freeware.. the freeware has just gotten so really good these days.. so i actully stopped buying payware=),,,PMDG,LVLD,PSS. by all means.. they all great=)
but i logg most of my flying hours in a 747-200(POSKY( with the RFP panel. simply unbeateble combo =)...i just love those old analog panels=)
and not to mention the BAE with the avro panel...simply sweeet!
oh and btw... i,m one of those guys who absolutely refuses to use FSX,,, i bought the darn thing and installed it.. boy! that is the worst crap i ever spent my hard earned money on.. i mean FFS!... it looks like something out of a cartoon movie.. the graphics i mean..now the darn game just sits in my cd rack,pfff,,,
long live FS2004..untill something better comes up=)
Captsims 727's are nice, Just flight called it "Legendary 727 Professional" has\had 100 passenger & 100cargo, 727-200 and the cargo version both their flight decks are alike. Still a very nice payware version.
I used payware when I didn't know how to download aircraft/textures and it was fine....throw in the disc and it would do everything for me. I accidentally found HJG a few years ago and had a co-worker teach me how to unzip files, cut n paste and manipulate the cfg. file and I haven't purchased anything since. I'm a 45 year old airline brat (TWA) so everything here at HJG is what I flew on as a kid and is sentimental, I rarely fly modern aircraft. HJG is great because if you have any problems, just fire off a question here at the forum and someone will give advice or point you in the right direction almost immediately...you can't beat HJG classics and the staff here.
I have 3 pieces of Payware. The 50N North 737's which I bought simply because, there were so many of the different Alaska schemes done for them. I have been disappointed though, because many upgrades were promised but nothing delivered. The second one was Nick & Dean's Jet City DC-9's / MD's /717. Even though Nick has upgraded them here, I have not moved over, simply because I many repaints of my own & others, and I don't feel like spending the time doing them all over. I would switch to Nick's new HJG ones, if the textures would be compatible. 3rd one is the Alphasim C141 Starlifter, which I got because nobody else had one.
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The only problem with payware products is that in order to stop piracy, software developers have to modify the simulation or have side programs running to validate the authenticity of the product, this in the long run causes incompatibilities with other add-ons and even future flight simulator versions. I prefer 'clean products' with no nonsense and those are hard to find if you are looking for payware...almost every developer always screws up the simulation in an attempt to protect their $$$
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