View Full Version : OH - - - DEAR ME - - NO YET AGAIN !!
05-08-2002, 04:58 AM
Yet again - another Fsgenesis mesh terrain review - - Andrew Herd just covered this subject a couple of months ago!! Netherless Fsgenesis USGS terrain mesh for Usa - - is the same as many of hundreds USA 30 or 10 m mesh which are available on the net - -
So Please - - Robert Jubb - or whoever write the next Mesh review - -- Make sure that next time - - you change the argument - - as we are get bored to read always 1 publisher works reviewed - - - - - -
Are you working with FSgenesis????? or they pay you to review always their product??
05-08-2002, 08:46 AM
Huh? I did not realize the scenery reviewed by Andrew Herd was by FS Genesis.
Below is a listing of reviews published so far this year. I see nothing from Andrew Herd that has to do with FS Genesis, or from any other reviewer.
Yes, there are other scenery reviews, but none concerning FS Genesis, and even if there were, what is the problem with that?
Frankly, if FS Genesis produced a new scenery product every month, and someone wanted to review it, fine. What does this have to do with nonsense about beng paid by the developer to write a review. This is a complete and utter falacy!
Sorry, Marco, you are quite wrong on this one. Please get your facts sraight in the future.
It has been stated numerous times that neither the authors or FlightSim.com are paid by anyone to do reviews. In addition, a reviewer is under no obligation to review either freeware or commercial products. What they review is up to them, and often when they review a commercial product, they have paid for the software themselves!
I would also suggest you read Andrew Herd's recent editorial concerning reviews and other matters. It is 100% true, and it is one of, if not the best editorial I have ever read in FS.
Golden State by Robert Jubb
(FS2002 7 May 2002)
FS2002 Replacement Textures by Aman Kumar
(FS2002 3 May 2002)
Orlenok A-90 Ekranoplan by Mathias Elsaesser
(FS2002 30 April 2002)
Emirates Airbus A300-600R by Ali Mujtaba
(FS2002 23 April 2002)
FSAssist For FS2002 by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 19 April 2002)
Flight In The Cockpit 19 - Royal A310-300 by Jonathan Ho
(Video 17 April 2002)
Embraer Regional Jet 135/140/145 by Andrew Herd
(FS2000/FS2002 15 April 2002)
E-D trackIR by Art Burke
(Hardware 12 April 2002)
American Airlines Boeing 727-200 by Paul Stabile
(FS2002 11 April 2002)
WidevieW by Rory Gillies
(FS98/FS2000/FS2002 10 April 2002)
Area 51 Scenery by Akbar Sherwani
(FS2000/FS2002 9 April 2002)
RealView / Swiss Edition by Patrick Wanner
(Civilian Sim 2 April 2002)
ELITE 7 by Patrick Wanner
(Civilian Sim 1 April 2002)
FScene.02 by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 27 March 2002)
FSD Cheyenne by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 22 March 2002)
Phoenix Simulation Software Airbus Pro by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 18 March 2002)
FSLandClass by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 15 March 2002)
Falcon 50 by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 10 March 2002)
Sabre vs Mig by Andrew Herd
(CFS2 4 March 2002)
MiG 21UM by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 21 February 2002)
Flight Computers by Andrew Herd
(Hardware 15 February 2002)
Piper Seneca V by Adam Stanger
(FS2002 12 February 2002)
German Airports 1 2 3 by Andrew Herd
(FS2000/FS2002 8 February 2002)
BAE SA3 Bulldog by Adam Nardone
(FS2002 31 January 2002)
UK 2000 Part 4 by Andrew Herd
(FS2000/FS2002 25 January 2002)
FS Panel Studio by Terblanche Jordaan
(FS98/FS2000/FS2002/CFS/CFS2 24 January 2002)
FS2002 Pro - A Pictorial Review by Ulrich Klein
(FS2002 23 January 2002)
RealAir Simulations Citabria by Andrew Herd
(Fly!II 18 January 2002)
FS Architect 2002 by Peter Saul
(FS2002 16 January 2002)
Cessna 185 Package by Glenn Davy
(FS2002 15 January 2002)
Vickers VC-10 by Dickson Chan
(FS2000/FS2002 11 January 2002)
FS Scenery Enhancer by Andrew Herd
(FS2002 10 January 2002)
Precision Flight Controls Digital Throttle Quadrant by Louis J. Betti
(Hardware 8 January 2002)
FS2002: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly by Phil Colvin
(FS2002 6 January 2002)
05-08-2002, 08:51 AM
Your post is exactly why people give up on trying to do something nice for folk. It would be different if you had found a bug or some other show stopper that would have contradicted the review. But to complain that you are bored? Well, there is one way to solve that problem, get on the keyboard and start putting out articles.
I love posting on this system, but it would be a very very cold day in Hades before I do a review or how to article because of these kinds of posts.
05-08-2002, 10:17 AM
Yes I do understand your point - and I agree with Lou.
My point is actually another - and more looking into mesh scenrey.
There are many authors - freeware and shareware - which never get pick up in reviews at flightsim.com - Why?? Why Fsgenesis get pick up twice in a couple of months - and not the other few to mention:
just few to mention - they all produce good mesh scenery and is worth to have a look at their works - rather than reading fsgenesis works continuosly! That is my point.
LAST EDITED ON May-08-02 AT 02:50PM (EDT)[p]Well the reviewer is in The United Kingdom, so probably ordered the CD, because dial up is expensive over there, they don't have free local calls and low taxes enjoyed here in the free world. That's my theory, anyway! :-)
I'm very happy with the freeware work for the US, since high quality data is available for free download.
If the review needs criticism then we must ask the reviewer what added value is provided by the payware? After all, it's a mesh, elevation points. Were any improvements made and up to date landclass files used in this scenery?
Well, apologies on my part. I really should have mentioned that the data used in this mesh scenery is sampled from the very latest United States Geological Survey terrain data.
My apologies to you Marco, if I offended you by writing a review about "yet another" Mesh Scenery terrain. However, I am sure many FlightSim.Com users have read the review and found it most informative.
On the United Kingdom and *INTERNET* point... We DO have broadband here, but only just. However, I prefer to order CD's, and then if anything were to happen to my computer, I don't have to spend many hours downloading my 25Gb or so worth of Flight Simulator Add-On's.
05-10-2002, 05:42 AM
"they don't have free local calls and low taxes enjoyed here in the free world"
By that I guess you mean the good old US-of-A ? Believe it or not we also have a free democracy, as do large parts of Europe and Australasia. I'm sure you do have free calls and low taxes, but you do not have a monopoly on freedom.
Yes, it would be nice to see other products reviewed, but as they're all written by volunteers, I guess the Forum managers can only publish what's presented to them. If you have a product you'd like to see promoted or reviewed, do it yourself. My first scenery review will be appearing shortly !
05-11-2002, 10:58 AM
"Well the reviewer is in The United Kingdom, so probably ordered the CD, because dial up is expensive over there, they don't have free local calls and low taxes enjoyed here in the free world. That's my theory, anyway!"
The reason why local rate calls in America are free is because you pay an absolute fortune for your line rental compared to Great Britain.
If I didn't use my telephone at all, and just paid my line rental, it costs me the equivalent of $33 for three months. And at evenings (after 6pm) and all weekend the local rate is 1p per minute, expensive?.
And as for the 'free world' statement, why use such a provocative remark? Are you really that arrogant...or just plain ignorant?
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