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Thread: Flightsim world closure announced by DTG:

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    Not a surprise. I know there were some updates to the UI, but other than that I don't know if they ever did anything with this program which they themselves said was incomplete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjohnston View Post
    I know there were some updates to the UI, but other than that I don't know if they ever did anything with this program which they themselves said was incomplete.
    They added trueSKY to it - a huge change which had the potential to revolutionise weather depiction.

    I'm not surprised that it's over but I am saddened.


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    This flightsim had such future potential if they had only made it a little bit backward compatible with the thousands of FSX addons. I wouldn't expect everything to work. Plus the interface was not user friendly. I am saddened but not surprised.

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    Flight Simming is a tough market to crack unless you have very deep pockets. It relies on a relatively small number of users who have come to expect the entire world at a level of fidelity undreamed of even ten years ago. Without vast resources and the ability to almost instantly integrate most existing add-ons, any such project is doomed to failure. The popularity of the Flight Sim franchise has, in many ways, stymied any radical new development. Flight enthusiasts well understand the effects of weight and inertia. My hat is off to Dovetail for giving it a shot.

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    You are absolutely correct. I said exactly that to Dovetail Games, if only they had listened many many people must have also told them that backward compatibilty was a must to help sell the product to get it going. In the right hands it could have been an FSX replacement because let's face it and this is exactly what I said `Most people only want a 64bit FSX' we have everything else. Ah well lockeed Martin listened!

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    I wonder if Steam will now be investigating Dovetail activities? Here we have a company that has reneged on its early access promise despite having quite possibly taken over £1million in sales (Steam Spy shows up to 50k copies sold) but are now sitting behind the ea "policy" and Steam's autobot refund refuser. Yet just today they issued another train sim DLC at £25 a shot.

    There must be something that can be done to bring this company to boot - it's not the money (I put £20 of fuel in the car each week) more the principle that in any other walk of business this type of action would be regarded as fraud.
    Vern.

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    Read the EULA, Vern, for god's sake man. YOU agreed to buy the software AS IS with no guarantee of it ever being completed in any way. Steam's refund policy for ALL game titles is less than 2 hour's play within 2 weeks of purchase, and always has been. Grow up.
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