MSFS Marketplace Program: Which of your favorite 3rd Party Devs do you want to see?

As you may know, the Marketplace Partner Program has a large amount of pending applications. We’re very excited that over the past few months we have slowly been approving applications for new Marketplace Partners as our bandwidth increases. (yay!)

Here’s where you come in:

In order to help prioritize the products that are most desired by you, the community, we are looking to collect input on some of your favorite 3rd Party Developers that you have been watching for in the Marketplace.

Please feel free to respond here answering the above question, but refrain from any conversation here about this to keep the topic clean. Please do not comment on removal of companies, just additions.

Even if someone has posted the company you thought of, please post anyway!

As a disclaimer, this thread is solely to gather your feedback. We are not able to make any promises as to when or who will be accepted into the Marketplace Partner Program, or accept a developer who hasn’t applied to the program.

Thank you,

MSFS Team


:loudspeaker: For anyone who wants to contribute on this thread, Click on the button below to use this template:

Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Wombii

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Fun and witty stuff. Often for very little money!

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

WombiiActual

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Because, it’s Wombii :smiley: His addons are fun and make this wonderful simulator much more amusing. His addon airports are also high in quality and definitely much better than many payware airports out there. In my opinion, he makes the best addons for MSFS. And on a personal note too, he has helped greatly with me getting started with the SDK and learning how to make addons for myself. He is a great developer, and a great person. :saluting_face:

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

@BilingualHarp7 and @Vincent1064 as examples.

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

I don’t mean to speak for the two particular contributors (sorry!) that I tagged above (I have no idea if they are actually interested in being part of the Marketplace), but I would like to use them as examples of how the Marketplace and the sim in general would be better if their tireless contributions were made available.

Both of these individuals are freeware contributors, and thus this means by default the Marketplace is not an option for them, as there is no “freeware” section. As a PC user, this is only a minor issue for me as I can download and install their contributions with little fuss, but unfortunately this means they are off-limits to XBox’ers.

Crispy’s liveries and Vincent’s custom airport work are relatively “small” in scale compared to some of the large payware projects, but they add some much needed love to less common planes and smaller airports that really enhance the sim experience. If there was a way to make the Marketplace accommodate these types of folks without making the Marketplace any more of a, umm, challenge to navigate, it would benefit all of us!

That’s my $0.02 :slight_smile:

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Mamudesign

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Amazing must-have freeware for years and now he’s going commercial with a pending MP application. If anyone deserves to be on the MP, it’s him.

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Mamu Design

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Some of the cleverest and most ingenious additions to visually enhance and improve great big chunks of the world at a global scale. I love the scope of these products and he deserves recognition for the skills he’s put into creating the various masterpieces he’s so far offered to the community.

26 Likes

Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Puffin Flight

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

The excellent recommendation of Mamu Design immediately made me regret not adding the We Love VFR folk(s)! Such a great add-on, covering the entire world, and adding those little bits and pieces to the world to make it more alive.

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

The ones that make freeware!

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

They’re the ones that really keep this hobby alive!

Wanna see the mediocre devs step up their game? Wanna see real competitive pricing? Allow access to freeware and see what happens!

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

FlyByWire

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

They make the best freeware planes in the sim.

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Mamu Design

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Various projects that really deserve going into the payware route, They make the world much more alive and real looking. Marina’s has done a lot to make the coast and lakes much more interesting.

16 Likes

Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

FastCow Simulations

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

They make lovely helicopters, and have many promising projects in store.

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Jean-Pierre Fillion

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Because he’s one of the only ones who make remotes Quebec Airport, such as La Grande and Kuujjuaq

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Mamudesign

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

His world enhancement mods add so much to the sim, especially Marinas and Powerlines & Solarfarms.

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Black Square

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

THeir amazing Steam Gauge Overhauls…

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

FlyByWire Horizons Sim

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

mamudesign

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

covers the whole globe with detail!

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Fenix and as mentioned bellow, freeware devs!

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

Literally made one of the most study level aircraft in the entire sim, as for us xbox users who cannot download flight models such as these extremely high detailed aircraft, there’s no way to be able to download except from the marketplace and having most if not all the marketplace addons be paid for is a downside when there are so many incredible freeware addons available that us xbox simmers cannot download

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Vertical Reality Simulations

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

The F/A 18 Superbug

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Which 3rd Party Developer do you love but isn’t in the MSFS Marketplace yet?

Backwood Studios

Why do you love this 3rd Party Developer?

They clearly have a passion for quality

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