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TFDi Design MSFS 2020 Compatibility Plans


"Will X be compatible with MSFS 2020?" is a question that we havebeen asked a lot recently, both in Discord and on the forums. For thepast couple of days, I have been testing the compatibility of bothsmartCARS 2, smartCARS Premium and PACX. These tests have not beenthorough by any means, but we feel that enough has been covered tomake this announcement.

smartCARS 2 and PACX will be compatible with MSFS2020 at launch.

From our tests using FSUIPC7, the results were staggeringlypositive. All variables that our application reads to and from are allworking and being recorded inside of smartCARS and shown in the flightlog. PACX was also able to correctly identify the stages of flight,and all announcements were spoken at the correct time.

Although these two pieces of software both run well, we havenoticed a bug with the flight pausing system included within smartCARSPremium, in which abnormal flight (such as steep banking or stalling)would cause the simulator to pause. This behaviour is normal, butduring testing, we were unable to unpause the aircraft while thisoption was enabled. At the moment, we do not know whether this bug iswithin our code for smartCARS 2, FSUIPC7 or the simulatordirectly. Until we have more test flights completed using smartCARS,we will not know immediately. In the mean-time, this option can beturned off, then re-enabled once normal flight has resumed, and youcan still enjoy using smartCARS in MSFS 2020.

We look forward to the launch of the sim next week, and we will beasking for users to help test these products following the release ofthe simulator on Tuesday, 18th August. Should you wish to help testthis upon launch, or if you have any additional questions, please askin our Discord server and one of our team will reply to you.

At this stage, we have no immediate plans to bring the TFDi Design717 to MSFS 2020.


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