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Pmdg 777 For FSX Released  
User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10461 times:

http://precisionmanuals.com/pages/product/777LRF.html

$89.99 USD

Downloading now.

[Edited 2013-09-03 15:41:05]


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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10454 times:

I will wait for my holiday vacation. Gives time for a service pack or two, lets the servers and forums calm down and of course gives me time to work on my school work 

Really looks like a great airplane! Can't wait to take it for a spin. I already have ideas on what I want my first routes to be
777LR
MIA-LAX-SYD-HKG-DXB



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User currently offlinehorstroad From Germany, joined Apr 2010, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10402 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 1):
Gives time for a service pack or two,

some release information on that:

Quote:

These notes involve v1.00.5376, which is the original Release To Marketing version of the PMDG 777.



POWER UP SELFT TEST:
====================
Shortly before release, we discovered a logic problem that we want you to be aware of as it may impact some users:

When saving a panel state in which the airplane is parked and/or powered by the APU and/or Ground Power, it is possible that during initialization of the airplane, a quick spike in power will cause the warning system and display electronics system to go into a power-up self test mode. This mode is similar to the test mode you may see during initial application of power and will not interrupt your flight or hamper the airplane.

We will address this in a future update, but for now simply let the self test continue and the rest of your flight will be normal.


PMDG 777 SDK:
=============
The SDK for the PMDG 777 will be made available shortly after release. Check http://www.precisionmanuals.com for details.


RARE PAUSE:
===========
Late in testing the airplane, we had a couple reports that on very rare occasions the PMDG 777 will *PAUSE* for about 30 seconds before returning to normal operation as if nothing had happened. We are working on some replication methods to determine which process or interaction is causing this pause, and we will eliminate it in a future update.

The users who saw this pause reported that "if they left the sim alone" the pause cleared after about 20-30 seconds and the remainder of the flight proceeded normally.

We recommend this procedure if you should experience such a pause, and we will find/fix this quickly.



##END OF NOTES 03SEP13

*installing*


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21641 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10373 times:

Are they eventually going to include the other models, or is it just going to be the -200LR/F indefinitely?

-Mir



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10359 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Are they eventually going to include the other models, or is it just going to be the -200LR/F indefinitely?

There are plans to include the 300ER as the next model, as far as I know.



Cheers
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21641 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10351 times:

But no 200ER? That's disappointing.

-Mir



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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10265 times:

Quote from the manual:

"Over the next few months we intend to expand your 777 fleet by adding the 777-300ER, the 777-200ER and possibly a few others."


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10262 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):

But no 200ER? That's disappointing.

Seems like the 200ER will be included also. I love the LR but the 300ER is what I really want.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9981 times:

Amazing work by PMDG - I've owned the aircraft for a week and have enjoyed every moment of virtually flying it. Highly recomended for those who aren't sure of whether to buy it or not - be warned however that it is a little performance heavy.

Quoting BA777 (Reply 6):
"Over the next few months we intend to expand your 777 fleet by adding the 777-300ER, the 777-200ER and possibly a few others."

They said in a blog post somewhere that the differences between the respective aircraft require rather a lot of programming and subsequent testing. The 777NGs (-200LR, -200F and -300ER) actually have quite a few differences from the 777 'classics'. At least from an airline's point of view, the changes can be a bit of a pain when trying to integrate the newer aircraft into the fleet. I'm looking forward to the RR powered birds.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21641 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9876 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 8):
be warned however that it is a little performance heavy.

Can you elaborate on this any? What system you're using, what detail settings, add-ons, where you noticed the performance hits, etc.?

-Mir



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9310 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 9):
Can you elaborate on this any? What system you're using, what detail settings, add-ons, where you noticed the performance hits, etc.?

Oops, didn't see this. Sorry for the delay.

-Windows 7 32bit (I think this might be the problem).
-2.8 GHz X3.
-4Gb of Ram (probably needs more, but that would only have an effect once Windows 7 64bit is installed).

-No global scenery or graphics programs such as REX or FTX Global.
-Most of the graphics settings at ~80% with autogen off (looks ugly).

Previously I was able to run the 737NGX without trouble. The only noticeable performance hits occurred very occasionally when running high quality airport scenery (eg Aerosoft Nice X) in conjunction with high volumes of AI traffic.

The 777LRX only seems to impact performance when using Virtual Cockpit view - everywhere else is fine. In one of the manuals, PMDG makes good reference to the OOM and VAS issues that FSX has. In short it says that Windows in 64bit should run significantly smoother than 32bit and that this is more so the case when running software such as this. I think I'll install 64bit when I have a bit more free time. Hope this helps.

For more info have a read of this. (you will need an avsim forums account though).
http://forum.avsim.net/topic/421554-...h-this-system-when-using-pmdg-777/



Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9238 times:
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Quoting zkojq (Reply 10):
In short it says that Windows in 64bit should run significantly smoother than 32bit and that this is more so the case when running software such as this

Exactly. That's what I read as well. I run Windows 7 64bit and I must say the 777 runs smooth. Sometimes when I change from outside view to the inside view it takes 1 seconds until the view through the cockpit window comes visible. But my framerates are between 20-30, so cannot complain.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9228 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 11):

How do you think the 777LRX handles compared to your 744s and 748s?  



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9185 times:
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Quoting zkojq (Reply 12):
How do you think the 777LRX handles compared to your 744s and 748s?  

Nothing, I say again, nothing beats the 744 and especially the 748   I just love those airplanes.   

FS cannot really show how the airplane is in real life. BUt the 777 is for sure nice. But I prefer the 74's...

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineFSXJunkie From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 19 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 13):

FS cannot really show how the airplane is in real life. BUt the 777 is for sure nice. But I prefer the 74's...

MSFS, aircraft are governed by the .air file, how accurate the plane performs is dependent on what's been coded in the .air

X-plane actually simulates an atmosphere, the model has to fly purely on it's own merits.


PMDG has a reputation for accurate system simulation and their products are licensed and reviewed by Boeing, safe to say their .air files are as close to realistic performance as possible (doubt 100%, there are things MSFS is too simple to accurately emulate.).


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 9122 times:
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Quoting FSXJunkie (Reply 14):
PMDG has a reputation for accurate system simulation and their products are licensed and reviewed by Boeing, safe to say their .air files are as close to realistic performance as possible (doubt 100%, there are things MSFS is too simple to accurately emulate.).

Yes, PMDG is for sure very realistic. I am flying 744's in real life and own the PMDG 744 as well and the systems are indeed excellent.   
About flight characteristics. I guess they cannot be 100% accurate in FS. The real feeling of flying is simply missing and this cannot be simulated.
It is with the Level D simulators. They are very precise and when you then change to the real airplane you feel like 'home' quite easily, but there is still some difference.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8938 times:
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Has anybody an idea what happened here:

Where is the 777? photo Finde_die_777_zps26f8676f.jpg

It is the PMDG 777. It started yesterday and now everytime I start the FSX and the PMDG777 it appears like this or similar. But never the full 777 is visisble. The flight deck looks ok.

The black things are the engine fans and that is all you can see of the 777.

Any help?

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineN521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8825 times:

Wilco737,

Read something in the introduction manual saying adding this line to your fsx.cfg would prevent seeing a skeleton aircraft:

 HIGHMEMFIX=1


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8772 times:
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Quoting N521NA (Reply 17):

Many thanks for that. I will give it a try.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8721 times:
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Quoting N521NA (Reply 17):

I tried that and it seems to work fine for now. Just doing a 1,5 hour flight and so far the whole airplane is visisble.

Many thanks for the help.

wilco737
  



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3650 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8388 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 8):

Amazing work by PMDG - I've owned the aircraft for a week and have enjoyed every moment of virtually flying it. Highly recomended for those who aren't sure of whether to buy it or not - be warned however that it is a little performance heavy.

I've got a middle of the road i5-2500 w/560ti and I can run it maxed out with Active Sky and Traffic. If you can run the 737NGX well, the T7 won't be any different.



PHX based
User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6688 times:

Hey guys,

Just a quick question for all of you. What kind of graphics card are you running with this ? I'm firmly stuck in FS2004 but this 777 really has me thinking about changing to FSX and seeing as my system could use an upgrade too i am now looking at several options.

I've got my eyes on a nice system (windows 8 meh) which beats all FSX & PMDG requirements except for maybe the graphics card which would be a GeForce GTX 650 1GB. While that will cover the minimum requirements shown on the PMDG website i can't help but notice the recommended requirements showing a 2GB graphics card.



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User currently offlineeirbus06 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 6667 times:

I just went through your dilemma and bought a new computer. Whatever you do, DO NOT RUN FSX ON WINDOWS 8. Nothing but trouble for me, Constant crash to desktops. even with all the patches installed. If your building a new system, i would recommend windows 7.

User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

Seems strange that Windows 8 does not play FSX, given they have been conscientious in the past with follow on OS being backwards compatiable with older MSFS platforms. Hope they are not punishing the community for failing to support Microsoft "Flight" that died a quiet death.

User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6473 times:

Well i'm not going to go with Windows 8 anyway, the shop is offering the option to ''downgrade'' to 7 which is what i'm going to go with but FSX and Windows 8 can certainly get along. Having done some research I've now seen plenty of discussions online which show it works, leaving aside for a moment some others with unfortunate results.

The questions remains, should i break the bank any further by splurging out on a 2GB video card or will the 1GB card suffice nicely ?



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25 AF1624 : Sorry this is a bit of a late reply, but a 1GB video card will suffice nicely for FSX. FSX is an EXTREMELY CPU-hungry application, but uses very litt
26 flymia : Well I purchased it last Saturday and all I can say is wow. I flew MIA-LAX-AKL so far, all real time. No problems yet. Really impressed with the simul
27 Post contains images 9MMPQ : Slight off-topic as i don't have the 777 yet but i did get the 2GB videocard anyway (in for a penny, in for a pound) and am now happily running FSX wi
28 flymia : It is AWESOME! Had some time off so I was able to get long hauls in there. The amount of great FS flying I did with my 3.5 year old system was remark
29 Post contains images 9MMPQ : I'm mostly following/flying actual operated flights which gives me a great mix of A380/B747 A330/B777 & B737 flights to pick from. So for the NGX
30 Post contains images wilco737 : Time to beat that: DXB-SFO should be around 16 hours. The PMDG products are amazing. When I use FS (which doesn't happen too often) I usually use the
31 Post contains images zkojq : My longest is 15:30 going AUH-LAX. I had a nice tailwind for part of the flight. Next 'flight' will be a charter to AER for the French Winter Olympic
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