[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 20:57:24 +0100

To be fair XML gauges were supposed to be the norm with FS2004 but as this
was backward compatible with FS2002 designers just kept bunging out GAU
files. It has only been in the last year that I looked at XML seriously and
remade the Tiger Panel - and am still playing with the Aztec rebuild.

XML gauges are mostly contained in a CAB file which collects the XML and
bitmaps into one nice package. Some designers don't have a CAB creator so
you might also spot individual XML files in your Gauges folder together with
a sprinkling of "loose" bitmaps. These would almost be impossible to sort
out and port over to FSX.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 11 August 2006 20:46
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo

I agree. At first glance the Carribean Autogen looks a bit better. It's
not significantly better, though, than some of the third party FS9
additions for that area. Most disturbing was the impact that so little
detailed scenery had on framerates. On those settings, in FS9, I'd have
been seeing 70 to 100 fps. In the Demo I'm getting an average of 13  !

Panels are an 'orrible disappointment. The Baron's is a straight lift
from FS9, from FS2002. The CRJ200's 2D panel is pathetic. If I'd
downloaded it with a freeware third part addon I'd be off looking around
for a replacement.

Add to that the fact that gauges don't seem to be backwards compatible
and the FS9 Hangar becomes redundant.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

> I'll look at it a bit more but I'm getting horribly reluctant to fork
> out 70 quid on what I've seen so far.
> bones
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of
>     *FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
>     *Sent:* 11 August 2006 20:21
>     *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     *Subject:* [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo
>     Just tried the ATC menu, prettied up but very similar to FS9, the
>     taxi guide has changed from magenta to red.
>     Frank T.

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