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PTaylor's WebLog

Flight Sim discussions; mostly on the core platform ( graphics and terrain, platform team, sim engine, geo tools and geo data, international, internal tools, technical art ) plus news on releases and updates, and the occasional tweaks and tips.

March, 2007

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News about Aces Studio and our products ( Flight Sim, Train Sim, ESP )  from the source.

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    FSX SP1 Update:Beta

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    Good news and bad news. The good news is, we are real close to putting a strong beta build of SP1 out on the beta forums. The bad news is, it just isnt going to be this week. We have had 2 team members sick for the last couple days and we need...
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    FSX:More on SLI and Multi-core

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    Compatible versus Capable I keep hearing "FSX isn’t SLI or Dual core compatible/capable"; although strictly we should be speaking of multi-core. This statement is not really accurate. Let’s look at the definition of compatible and capable...
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    Two things, today is my birthday and we have posted FSX SP1 Beta to the beta forums

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    It should be live within the hour. There are still a few issues to work on, but its good enough to get feedback on. Now thats a nice birthday present! To those of you in the beta, we hope you like it. We expect to drop a beta refresh next week to...
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    Optimized for Vista does not mean DX10

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    There is a common misconception that "Optimized for Vista" equates to DX10 support. “Optimized for Vista” from a platform perspective means your application qualifies for the logo. It’s a technical marketing term and the logo requirements define...
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    3rd party complications due to multiple FSX releases?

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    Multiple times a concern has come up that our release plan unduly complicates the 3 rd party developer’s lives and they now have support issues across multiple platforms. I have replied at least once, but instead of my posts getting buried out there in...
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    Blog posts:context is important

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    Sometimes we here in Redmond forget how much people focus on what we say and what can and is read into what we post. For each and every sentence, and sometimes for each and every word in a sentence. For instance, I see people taking my comments about...
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