IMO, the implementation of the Garmin is more of an indictment on Microsoft’s decision to release the software early, rather than on Garmin. If we get 2 or 3 years into this and nothing changes with the Garmin, or if it gets worse, that would (more than likely) be an indictment on the developer. I mean come on, at least match your competitor’s default plane with the G1000…right?
But in saying all that, in no way shape or form does a video game, or the way the game implements licensed products, shape my thinking on what products to buy.
If product implementation in this this software does influence your decision making that strongly, then logic dictates you should never buy a ticket to fly on an a320 or Dreamliner.
That was my point, we’re not likely to know (nor would I want to), what the licencing agreements between Microsoft and other orgs, and with that lack of knowledge we can hypothesise what obligations Microsoft has, but we can’t state it outright
I hate to be, “that guy”, AGAIN, but, Asobo and MS have there hands full trying to get a solid simulation platform built that will allow this title to flourish. I find it disturbing that a 3rd party mod is even listed on the feedback. FlyByWire should not appear on the Snapshot any more than ORBX or PMDG. I do not want Asobo wasting their time backtracking on the promise to let the 3rd party developers develop the more complex aircraft. FlyByWire has a great mod and they should be encouraged by Asobo/MS to keep up the good work, but that should be the extent of the involvement.
Let’s get the SIM up and running at its full potential. The hanger will fill up on its own.
[Shouting to be heard over the sound of an axe grinding]
I agree with N6722C – who I will refer to as Charlie . I bought the 182T in this sim, and it’s pretty and the doors open, but the flight model is no better than the tweaked C172. The GPS is nowhere near as functional as the default one with the mod. And since the 182T is payware, you can’t tweak the flight model or mod the GPS.
I think I flew it a few times after buying it, and tried it again a couple of times they updated it, but it’s basically been a hangar queen. I haven’t bought any more Carenado / Alabeo planes because my experience with them in X-Plane is the same. They’re pretty, but not as realistic as other vendor’s aircraft.