P-12C Pilot

The Flight Simulator experience and other tangential thoughts

Back to work as they say

Back to work as they say

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And happy to do so. After a week in Reno, then a couple days of work followed by a week in Maui, not only am I ready to be working but I have a ton of work to do. I already find myself working past midnight to get a couple of real-world courses ready for the Red Bull Air Race finals in San Francisco. I seem setback with some bugs I'm having trouble finding, but I'm sure they will be worked out and everything will go well.

On the Red Bull TIme Trial course in FSX I spaced the gates out pretty far to make it easier (and it's still pretty hard), but with the real world courses with real locations for the pylons it's hard to imagine the pilots completing it for real. But they do, and they make it look easy.

I don't know what we will do with these courses after we are done with them. If they are well received maybe we can share them via download. No promises as I don't yet know exactly what we will do for download stuff. I'll be sure and let you know if they go out though.

Tomorrow I'll be back in the Microsoft video studios helping with the video capture for a TV show, and then probably another long night working on these courses and prepping for a planning meeting on Wednesday.

I must be blessed to have so much work to do :)

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  • Thanks for your efforts in getting Red Bull courses into FSX. I'm really looking forward to them. I'd particularly like to see the Longleat, UK course as I sat for 8 hours in the wind and rain to see this year's race, only for it to be cancelled. Never the less, the wait (plus three hours in the car park) was worth it as I got to fly the FSX beta in the Microsoft tent. Strangely enough, that tent was very popular that day :)

  • I was also very happy to see the red bull air race put in. the amount of attention its got all over the world recently is a true testament to its excitement and the bravery and skill of the pilots.

    On a side note matey, i would like to ask a quick question out the second demo released on microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce12726c-0eba-4653-8270-3365b98a76ef&DisplayLang=en). this appeared to be either an updated demo, or a RTM demo because a few of the bugs had been fixed. but there was one major problem we spotted, the autogen is ALOT worse that previously. Some have noticed that decreasing the autogen slider doesnt actually decrease autogen...

    theres more info here...

    http://www.fs2004.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=91385

    P.S dont get me wrong im a bug fan of your site, but tdraggers new site is looking mighty pretty atm ;-)

    Regards

    Rob.

  • You're still here? I thought you would have been drug away to one of our "concentration camps" by now. Har har.

  • Just because you are Paranoid, doesn't mean they are not out there to get you!

    :)

  • I'm not to interested in competing with tdragger, but I must agree his new skin looks great. Maybe I better go shopping for a new one...

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