[jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

  • From: "Tom Smith" <ftd.smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:47:35 +0100

good point Mike. bones would you pass it on please
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:44 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

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

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
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!


Not exactly the answer you were hoping for..


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