P-12C Pilot

The Flight Simulator experience and other tangential thoughts

August, 2006

  • Video Miami to Tampa on Vatsim

    One of our beta testers pointed out this video of a pilot flying from Miami to Tampa starting in a dark cockpit of a Level D 767. For any that haven't seen what it's like on Vatsim or IVAO, this is a good example. The pilot did a great job explaining...
  • Flying MP in FSX

    Those that don't have bugs that must be fixed have all turned into testers, so several of us have been having fun in multi-player sessions. We can't easily access Gamespy from our offices, so we are playing on our LAN. Yesterday we were flying the...
  • Fire Storm of Opinion

    I knew I was dropping a small bomb by talking about ATC in my last post. I know it's a charged subject and nobody from ACES has really addressed it at all. A side effect to my post is that I've found out just how passionate you are about single player...
  • FMS, ATC, SIDS & STARS

    All of these features are often requested and we are very aware that one segment of our users want these in the product. We seriously talked about all of these during the development of FSX and there were several reasons why each fell off the plate...
  • Simulation Enhancements in FSX

    A lot of users have asked what we have done in the way of enhancements to aircraft and the simulation in general. Here are some that stand out for me off the top of my head (not an all inclusive list). New Sim Connect API so third parties can more...
  • No More "Blurries?"

    Adam has been working hard on our scenery system and he has recently checked in a fix that should remove most of the blurries from FSX. That said, if you're flying a fast aircraft with autogen and other stuff cranked up, you can still outpace the updates...
  • Moving Carriers

    We do now have landable carriers that move in FSX. They are configurable so that you can move them as fast as you want. Because these carriers can now move, there is no need to rely solely on wind speed to be able to get aircraft off the deck. We even...
  • FSX Demo Thoughts

    Thankfully Mike Gilbert (aka TDragger ) has been a blogging maniac to make up for all of us that haven't been able to keep up. He has been great at responding with really useful information and answers for people, and hopefully the increasing readership...
  • FSX Hell

    It's pretty much hell in the office these days. Not that it's particularly unusual when trying to wrap up a huge software project. It's always this way with pretty much any game, but at the end of a three year cycle after pushing agressivly for over a...
  • Team Ramrod in the 2006 Mongol Rally

    My firend and co-worker Justin Wood is one of the mission designers on FSX. He has been gone for the last few weeks (seems like much longer) participating in the London to Mongolia rally. Reading through his blog it sounds like he is having quite an...
  • My Trip to Spain

    I’m on the plane flying back to Seattle from NY and thought I would take this time to write down some details about my trip. To be honest I didn’t really want to go to Spain . Considering my love of aviation and airplanes I had really wanted to go to...