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Microsoft Flight Simulator releasing 18 August 2020

Started by GodAtum, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:18

Hardy Heinlin

Could anyone tell me the first two letters displayed in L4 and L5 on the FMC IDENT page of the 747-8 in the newly  released MSFS?

mgeiss

Cheers,
Matthias

Hammerstan

#42
Capturing the mood of the moment, I've rolled my arm over for the first time at video editing:

How we all felt when this next journey began...  https://youtu.be/ENrtZhmmf68

(Family friendly version here ... https://youtu.be/q8WmcfuuMH4)


Hardy Heinlin


Ton van Bochove

Ton


Ton van Bochove

Ton

martin

Quote from: TonIs it difficult to convert PSX to PSX-8 ;-)

Depends on the approach, Ton...  ;D

 

Cheers,
Martin

Ton van Bochove

Ton

Hardy Heinlin

The initial joke refers to this post:

http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=5960.msg65109#msg65109

These codes ...

AW-P010-0-0
AW-C010-0-0

... are Aerowinx codes. They refer to PSX version 10.0.0 from summer 2014.

These codes are now displayed on the FMC IDENT page of Microsoft's 74-8 model. I guess they thought it's a standard code in the real FMC (like "747" etc.), and just copied it to their FMC model.


|-|ardy

Will

Will /Chicago /USA

Hardy Heinlin

Maybe.

But no matter what they intended to symbolize; after all, they recognized PSX -- or its IDENT page, at least :-)

G-CIVA

Steve Bell
aka The CC

Avi

If they know PSX (and take things from it), I wonder why they didn't make a simple connection.
Avi Adin
LLBG

G-CIVA

Probably because the individual who created the image used in the said software simulation does not know their arse from their elbow .... it's eye candy.
Steve Bell
aka The CC

Avi

Can someone upload a picture of the upper EICAS when only on standby power or AC/DC-2 is out?

Thanks
Avi Adin
LLBG

Will

Regarding tribute: I doubt very much that Microsoft would officially put a nod to Aerowinx into their sim.

However, the community of people who write and test simulators is fairly small, and it's within the realm of possibility that someone on the Microsoft development team had some familiarity with PSX or PS1.3 and threw in a secret nod to a like-minded spirit.

The other possibility is that the Microsoft team didn't have access to an actual FMC was using PSX as the basis for their understanding of what the FMC did and looked like. That's also a form of tribute, I suppose.
Will /Chicago /USA

philmw

Quote from: Hardy Heinlin on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 21:50
The initial joke refers to this post:

http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=5960.msg65109#msg65109

These codes ...

AW-P010-0-0
AW-C010-0-0

... are Aerowinx codes. They refer to PSX version 10.0.0 from summer 2014.

These codes are now displayed on the FMC IDENT page of Microsoft's 74-8 model. I guess they thought it's a standard code in the real FMC (like "747" etc.), and just copied it to their FMC model.


|-|ardy

This is hilarious.

Avi

Quote from: Will on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:26
The other possibility is that the Microsoft team didn't have access to an actual FMC was using PSX as the basis for their understanding of what the FMC did and looked like. That's also a form of tribute, I suppose.

No it doesn't. This is, if happened, a criminal act.
Avi Adin
LLBG

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

Quote from: Will on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:26
The other possibility is that the Microsoft team didn't have access to an actual FMC ...

Which I think is exactly what happened. It is not at all trivial to "get access to an actual FMC". That basically is the same as either getting access to an aircraft under electrical power at a base, or a full simulator. Neither are attractive, not even for MS, as they both cost a heap of money per hour.


Hoppie