I just want to have a moan - and decided to post here as my wife and kids don’t understand why I’m so fed up.
I WAS really enjoying the sim after years away from playing flight sims. I was loving the challenge of learning how to fly the A320, the flybywire mod adding to the realism and was already planning my next PC upgrade (when GPU stock becomes available) and a new HOTAS set up…
Then the last patch was released…and, as most of you already know, this screwed up the AP, flight dynamics, avionics etc that the 320 has now become unflyable (for 90% of flights and without having to turn everything off and mess around with cfg files and whatever else I have read!)
So I gave up for a week or so. Until last night when I watched a YouTube video of someone flying the TBM 930. Having not flown this plane before, I thought it would be fun to learn a new plane, taking in some of the scenery, whilst I wait, hopefully, for next week’s patch to fix the problems with the 320. After one successful flight and ILS landing (not quite sure I did everything correctly, but somehow managed a smooth landing), I found a new lease of energy and love for the game.
Today I had planned an early finish from work, and had already planned (in my head) what flights I would take in the 930 and where I wanted to try landing. Midway through today’s first flight, after receiving an altitude change from ATC, I realised that the PFD screen was frozen. Nothing I could do would “unfreeze” it. I managed to eventually land manually, using the alternate speed and altimeter dials. Concerned what had happened, I decided to reboot before starting another flight. Same thing happened again! This time I quickly fired up a browser to check on this forum if this was ANOTHER KNOWN ISSUE…and yes, you all know that it is!!!
I am so fed up, frustrated and annoyed. I know someone is going to tell me that everything works fine fo them…or I should try switching something off, or tweaking my stick sensitivity…whatever.
I have worked in IT for over 20 years so don’t need to be patronized with the comment that this is normal in software development…because it isn’t. This is a complete joke and in my field of work, Investment Banking IT, you would be fired and your project shut down if you demonstrated half of the incompetence that we are having to put up with.
Anyway, moan over, dinner’s ready and I’ve opened a nice bottle of wine so will hopefully chill out.
Have a nice weekend all.