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User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7474 times:

Hello

Over the weekend I purchased Captain Sims Boeing 757-200 (and 300)…

Wow I am surprised on how good the product is – it’s amazing.

I am not saying it’s better (or even as good) as PMDG’s Boeing 737 & 747 however it’s on the heals of Level-D’s Boeing 767 and far better then any FeelThere’s products.

Does anyone else have the product on here?

Kimberly.

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7473 times:

Hey Kimberly,

I sure do...or I should say, I have parts of it. Captain Sim makes an AMAZING product, but it still isn't completed. I waited 2 years for Block D (FMC etc...), and although it's finally out, it still isn't perfect. The lack of a good 2D panel is also very upsetting (especially considering the oversight required to not include a 2D throttle quadrant). Their customer service is atrocious, really snobby, and there are times when it seems like there's nothing being done.

I can appreciate the amount of time required to build a true to life 757 from scratch, but they don't take constructive criticism, nor really respond to any customer service requests.

That being said, if they ever release the next (and apparently final) service pack for the FS9, I'll be a happy person.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

I considered buying a Captain Sim product recently - but a couple of things put me off. First, the modularised multi-pack system they seem to have going - just hit me as weird. If I'm forking out good money for an aircraft sim, it has to be complete.

Second, and by far and away the most important to me - their focus seems to be on creating a beautiful external model rather than hardcore avionics and systems accuracy. I read lots and lots on their site about how accurate and good-looking the B757 model and visual effects are (and I don't doubt it) - but next to nothing on the avionics simulation, just a couple of lines on "extensive systems programming" and the presence of an FMS.

Having said all that, I've never actually used a CS product, and I've heard great things about them. From my point of view though, it's extremely hard to jump off the PMDG bandwagon.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7144 times:

I own the following Captain Sim addons:

L-39
727
757
C-130
Space Shuttle (I was bored...)

Everything said in previous posts is true, except maybe about the customer service. I've had to re-download and re-install a few times, and never had much problem with them. Be warned that if your computer is more than several weeks old, CS birds can be resource hogs.

I am still having issues with the CS 757 not recognizing some of the functions on my PFC console, but I've not had time to chase down the issue. Perhaps it's in FSUIPC.

Either way, they are great aircraft, I will be buying more!

PMDG is great, but dear God - you can damn near rent sim time from Flight Safety for what they charge for those things.

Level-D is still one of my favorites, as is the Wilco 737. Great birds!



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User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7102 times:



Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 3):
PMDG is great, but dear God - you can damn near rent sim time from Flight Safety for what they charge for those things.

I actually don't agree that PMDG stuff is expensive for what you're getting (even though I said the MD11 seemed a tad pricey in another post - I withdraw that comment now I'm using it regularly).

As I've said before, for me, a simulator or aircraft is only as good as its accuracy to the real thing. For the price of a PMDG 747/MD11, you are getting a level of systems accuracy that I haven't seen on a readily available PC product with the exception of Aerowinx's PS1, which I also own, costs 5 times as much, and is a pure B744 systems/glass trainer (virtually no external graphics). And the products are not dumbed down or simplified in any way, which is great.

Just have a look at the 1,500+ pages of manuals and handbooks that come with the MD11 - I'm surprised it doesn't cost more - and wouldn't complain if it did, they've put that much effort into it. I'd go as far as to say I couldn't really see myself buying any other company's products, unless they reach this level.


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