Airing laundry

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Should you have a spare week, browse through this thread on SP2/Acceleration AVSim.  Although I don’t agree with all that is said, it seems that many users and developers used the opportunity to vent on FSX/SP1/SP2, and I’m hoping that with that done, the focus will be on how we can all work together productively.

Outside of that thread, Francois posted some of his own thoughts.

Buried in AVSIM thread is an important statement from Phil Taylor: “I meant it when I stated that this was a precursor of things to come, back compat is about to undergo serious changes. In the future it will very likely no longer be possible to resell old content for the new platform. At all, as in the platform will refuse to load it. ”

Developers take note.  And I don’t see this, with the right support from Aces, as a bad thing.

Now back to Misty Fjords …

  1. Dick Boley
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 4:14 am

    The original FSX release said it was backward compatible with FS2004. Indeed it was, except for the usual FS8 things. Thus for a year we had known backward compatibility. Now we are told that the rules have changed and that SP2 may not allow some previously functioning things to work.

    The topper is an “official” statement that there will be no further fixes. WYSIWYG. Nasty financial decision based upon revenues to-date.

    I am sure that the Community Talent will come to the rescue if anything crops up.

  2. Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I’m not so sure I like the radical approach of cutting all backwards compatibility because this means that the half year pre-leading to FS11 (who will develop for a ‘dead’ sim?) we won’t get much in freeware or payware add-ons and in the past this was the time when we got some of the best add-ons.

    But I couldn’t more agree with you when you say that it’s time to move on.

  3. Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    I’m not sure I like the approach either, it means a lot of work for me. But it means CLARITY and I’ll take that any day.

  4. Clem
    Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 3:59 am

    Good, about time we moved on.

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