Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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If the Flight Model is anything to go by MSFS 2020 looks like it'll have support for legacy models:

https://youtu.be/ctmzO6DBydc?t=189

Also, MS just joined the Blender Development Fund, which I hope is no coincidence. With any luck the SDK will be fully integrated with Blender, which could open the flood gates for freeware (and payware) developers :thumbsup:
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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Airtrooper wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 18:25 Also, MS just joined the Blender Development Fund, which I hope is no coincidence. With any luck the SDK will be fully integrated with Blender, which could open the flood gates for freeware (and payware) developers :thumbsup:
Yes, I noticed that too. I've been looking at getting my head around Blender recently just in case! :lol:
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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I downloaded it before I went away. Certainly looks like a powerful piece of software and there’s loads of tutorials. :cpu:
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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TSR2 wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 16:00 The one bit of consistency seems to be the flight plans for AI and ships look to be the existing format, in fact I was able to decompile the default one using AIFPC.
IMO that is double-edged sword. On the one hand I'll be delighted to have Phil Chandler's (Flying Stations/Bravo Zulu) HMS Victorious etc. sailing around in MSFS... plus many other models from other developers too. On the other hand the AI ships in FSX (and P3D) are very crude when it comes to their interaction with waves, swell and wind, making their movements very unrealistic. LM (and now MS) put a lot of effort into improving the water itself... but not the ship dynamics. I was half hoping MS would have started with a blank sheet in this regard, even at the expense of loosing compatibility with existing FSX/P3D models.
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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With the ability to fly VFR around the globe ( allegedly ) I'd like:

H.P. 42/45
Short C-class flying boat ( Rob Richardson...any hope ? ;) )
A certain D.H. Rapide, updated for MSFS
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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Ah... don’t be getting to excited. The plans are the same format, the models are not. So you don’t seem to be able to just drop legacy aircraft / ships etc in. There’s a new format, so models would need to be recompiled with a new SDK from what I can see, and the SDK is a way off.

Airtrooper wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 21:45
TSR2 wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 16:00 The one bit of consistency seems to be the flight plans for AI and ships look to be the existing format, in fact I was able to decompile the default one using AIFPC.
IMO that is double-edged sword. On the one hand I'll be delighted to have Phil Chandler's (Flying Stations/Bravo Zulu) HMS Victorious etc. sailing around in MSFS... plus many other models from other developers too. On the other hand the AI ships in FSX (and P3D) are very crude when it comes to their interaction with waves, swell and wind, making their movements very unrealistic. LM (and now MS) put a lot of effort into improving the water itself... but not the ship dynamics. I was half hoping MS would have started with a blank sheet in this regard, even at the expense of loosing compatibility with existing FSX/P3D models.
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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If I had to pick three it would be (in no order)

Tiger Moth,
Avro York,
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Joe Cusick,

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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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For me it will have to be

Tiger Moth
Rapids
Auster
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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@DaveG I heard a rumor that your actually upgrading the DH-89A too MSFS. Is that true?? (( Hope hope hope )
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Re: Classic British wish-list for MSFS 2020

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Hi Pam, yep, the Rapide is coming. :)
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