• Black Box Shows Off Bird Dog For MSFS

    Black Box Shows Off Bird Dog For MSFS

    Aircraft developer Black Box Simulation have shown off some really nice previews of their upcoming Bird Dog for MSFS:

    Black Box Shows Off Bird Dog For MSFS

    Black Box Shows Off Bird Dog For MSFS

    Black Box Shows Off Bird Dog For MSFS

    The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog is a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all-metal fixed-wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army following the Army Air Forces' separation from it in 1947. The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military, as well as in other countries.

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    13 Comments
    1. Rexbo47's Avatar
      Rexbo47 -
      I'll look forward to this one.
    1. rooitou's Avatar
      rooitou -
      Blackbox has very convoluted DRM. They have own proprietary loader which permits only 3 installs and you must always remember to re- and deactivate when installing/uninstalling. I am tired of such nonsense and will be passing on this one. It is a nice aircraft and I had some fun with it in FSX/P3D but that installer is a major disincentive.
    1. scottm's Avatar
      scottm -
      No business for PSS from me, ever again, matter what they call themselves now.
    1. Rexbo47's Avatar
      Rexbo47 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rooitou View Post
      Blackbox has very convoluted DRM. They have own proprietary loader which permits only 3 installs and you must always remember to re- and deactivate when installing/uninstalling. I am tired of such nonsense and will be passing on this one. It is a nice aircraft and I had some fun with it in FSX/P3D but that installer is a major disincentive.
      Thanks for the heads-up.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      That is good information to know. I was interested in this as soon as I saw the plane but, this thing about DRM gives me pause. Especially when you pay for the software license to use on your own computer and they tell you you can only do it so many times. I ran into the same thing the VRS Superhornet. I couldn't find my original install file even though I had all my keys and such. It had been a number of years and they wanted me to pay something $10-$15 to reactivate it so, I just went without it from that point forward. It was that same kind of thinking that made me and many others stop using fspilotshopt.com because they would charge you $5 to reactivate links after a year, so I know only buy direct from the creators, and if they don't have a store of their own, I don't buy their products.
    1. sky44's Avatar
      sky44 -
      Agree, and after all the trouble setting up controls in the Airbus Series I will never pay them a cent!
    1. billythebassman's Avatar
      billythebassman -
      Thanks for letting us know. It's companies like this that we really need to avoid. Predatory business practices need to be exposed in order for them to be discouraged.

      Thanks again
    1. tacan_dme's Avatar
      tacan_dme -
      A giant thank you for alerting me and others about the installer issue!! Too bad for me as I was looking forward to adding old friend to my sim hangar. I have had too many bad experience with overly complex installers and restrictions to consider this purchase any further. Thanks to all who issued this alert.
    1. dennya's Avatar
      dennya -
      Do we know for sure if the MSFS plane has the DRM?
    1. dennya's Avatar
      dennya -
      Quote Originally Posted by dennya View Post
      Do we know for sure if the MSFS plane has the DRM?
      The publisher confirmed on the Microsoft FS forum that there is NO limitation on number of installs for the MSFS version.

      Also, they've already released the first patch to address reported problems.
    1. Arwing's Avatar
      Arwing -
      Any chance of a paint kit coming with it? For that matter, are layered paint kits still a thing in the new sim?
    1. KennethKerr's Avatar
      KennethKerr -
      The old installer seems to be gone. It installed effortlessly for me. Simply run the exe, confirm your purchase code, point to your community folder, and that was it. And already the first patch. I am loving it, and will be reviewing it.
    1. stretch's Avatar
      stretch -
      Demo= CTD every time! Gonna be a NO!
      Tried the Bulldog Demo also...CTD! NOx2!!

      I also tried the Airbus stuff from them a good while back...that never really worked very well either.

      Oh well...NEXT!
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