[jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:44:27 +0100

I'm not sure that Grant has grasped what I meant by wanting to run
across my LAN.  My flying pc is a lowly P4 2GHz with just 512MB RAM.
Great for running FS9 in fullscreen with FSNav active on a second
monitor with acceptable frame rates of 15-20.  All other s/w needed for
a satisfactory FS experience ran on a second pc hard-wire linked across
my home LAN.  Using WideFS I ran ASv6, ServInfo and the full FPI/ATOC
package including Voice on this second pc.

In tests, however, I found that I was unable to run the alternative ATOC
Express package across my LAN which meant that it had to be run on my
already busy 'flying' machine.  With voice etc this reduced my FS frame
rates to a unacceptably poor 5-7 and was very tedious to use.

I don't think that any of us LAN users actually want to fly/control in
private sessions independent of the internet and the pilot-club servers
which I suspect is  what Grant thought that we meant...

I hope that I'm wrong, nevertheless I shall certainly be trying out the
new s/w to see if I can duplicate my 'old' cross-LAN set-up with it!!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:20 PM
> To: JHB Email List
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Pilot Club
> Reply from Grant..
> "Hi Bones,
> We will not offer a LAN possibility. It is a free-of-charge
> online network
> (you do not need to be a ?paying? Pilot Club member to use
> the network ? we
> changed our minds). Anyone can logon and fly & control
> completely free of
> charge ? thus, we don?t need a LAN connection (would also not
> be in our
> interest).
> We have decided to go one step further with the JHB pilots.
> At the end of
> this week we will provide your pilots we complete access to
> Pilot Club. They
> way they can already get a first impression of it, make
> recommendations,
> etc. They can even order products from the shop if they want
> ? and we will
> ship them out now (expect FSX ? we need to wait for Microsoft
> to lunch it
> first) (naturally, they are not at all required to order
> products if they do
> not want too!!). Please make it very clear to all your pilots
> that we are
> still 4 weeks away from launching Pilot Club ? thus, the layout is not
> finalized, not all products (payware/freeware) have been
> uploaded, not all
> areas have finalized text, etc., etc. They can happily watch
> as we finalize
> it over the coming weeks J. However, I must ask that they do
> not communicate
> anything they see within the Pilot Club to anyone else
> (normally, we would
> pass out NDA?s ? but we trust the JHB crew) until it is
> officially launched.
> They will also be able to sign-up for the online network
> themselves ? thus,
> the list you sent Stefan we will not use.
> OK, as soon as the online network is functioning I?ll provide you with
> further details.
> Have a good evening!
> Grant"
> Not exactly the answer you were hoping for..
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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