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Pmdg 744,How Do You Rate It?  
User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6731 times:

Im a bit disapointed in the PMDG 744 i dont think it looks as good as their 737NG which looks amazing,their 744 has no real texture ,especially on the wings.It looks like its been cut out from a coca cola can.
Id rate it behind the Level D 767 and the PMDG 737.


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
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User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

Although i think it flies well and my frame rate hasent been affected by it.


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Looks: 6/10
Price: 1/10

If I had to pick between the 747 and LDS 767, I would go for the 767. At least it's at a realistic price



"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineSTARalliance24 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

I tried downloading it at the official site but it said error. Do you have to pay to get ???

User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 3):
Do you have to pay to get ???

Yes, and it costs more then the sim itself.


User currently offlineSTARalliance24 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 4):
Yes, and it costs more then the sim itself.

 eyepopping .........okay that just went off my (have to buy list)!!!


User currently offlineFrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

Overall: 10/10
Graphics: 10/10 (try the 32bit textures!)
PMDG homepage and servers: 1/10 (servers are now back to normal, however)
Price: 8/10 (55 bucks for 18 months of development by mostly non-professionals resulting in such a realistic, extremely high detailed, bug-free add-on is not that much)

Sebastian


User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6595 times:

Quoting FrancoBlanco (Reply 6):

Yes i did use the 32bit. id give the PMDG 744 6/10 for graphics but id give the PMDG 737 10/10
and the Level D 767 8/10 for graphics.



your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

I must say I'm not very happy, I used the DXT3 textures for a reason to see if I could get similar fps to a good solid 20-25 at LHR with all my AI and so on, in contrast the 744 I'm finding is poor with all these new techniques to assist the rates, perhaps I've got more tuning to do but the visual model hasn't really done it for me either.

In addition I find the sound jolts up (I have my sound settings as suggested in the manual) so on takeoff if you're applying the power from 0-100% by engaging the AT to take it up results in a sound replication along the lines of:



 Sad

Henry


User currently offlineFrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6523 times:

Why do I get the feeling that everybody is bashing a good product just for the sake of it?

You don´t like the visual model? Don´t buy it! They posted enough screenshots before the release.

You don´t like the sound? Download the MelJet 744 and stick with the default Microsoft 737-400 sounds!

Did you actually READ the manual? Did you read how they simulated the complex fuel system in every little detail? Can you imagine the complexity of this add-on?

If your answer is no, you should better stay with a free-ware product. If you just want a good-looking visual model and don´t care about accuracy or details, go for MelJet.

If you want a highly-detailed, extraordinary add-on, go for PMDG.

Just my 2 EuroCents

Sebastian


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

External textures not very good? I wouldn't know - I can't see them from the cockpit. As a simulation of flying a large airliner goes, I'd say it's every bit as good as the 737. My only gripe is that I don't seem to be able to use the mouse wheel for rotary switches but it's no big deal. The virtual cockpit in conjunction with Track-IR is superb.

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

And if you want something worth the money, don't get the PMDG 744!!


"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6509 times:

Quoting A3204eva (Reply 11):
And if you want something worth the money, don't get the PMDG 744!!

Please yourself but PMDG are going to sell a bundle of these.


User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

Yeah, shame they don't give refunds... maybe they should think about giving a demo out with the costs as they are.


"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17339 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6457 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 12):
Please yourself but PMDG are going to sell a bundle of these.

Just send me the money, dowload Project Opensky's 744, a sound package off of avsim.com, and you'll be just as happy.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6450 times:
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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6416 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14):
Just send me the money, dowload Project Opensky's 744, a sound package off of avsim.com, and you'll be just as happy.

Sorry, it'll take a lot more than a slightly enhanced default 744 to do that, as FrancoBlanco says. I only had the POSKY 744 briefly so I may have missed something but, from what I saw, the PMDG version has these extras:
  • fantastic virtual cockpit (does the POSKY version even have a virtual cockpit?)
  • 3 FMCs with auto-tuning nav frequencies
  • 3 autopilots
  • APU
  • systems such as fuel, bleed air, generators, fire-fighting
  • buttons, levers and switches for everything
  • locking/unlocking cockpit door (part of the checklists)
  • huge manual with all the information you need in one document

The POSKY may be great value for a freebie but it's not in the same league as the PMDG version. I have to confess, I haven't seen the Meljet version (yet). It's a bit like saying a BMW or a Jaguar is a waste of money, just give me the extra money and get yourself a {insert name of cheap car here} - mind you, a lot of people do  Smile.


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