More reasons to not worry about DX10.1

Extremetech has a thorough review of the new ATI chip the RV670, in its R3870 form here. And it states this about DX10.1: “A quick word about DirectX 10.1, which is coming to Vista users with Service Pack 1 early in 2008: While this is the first chip to support the new API standard, and AMD…

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More on FSX-SP2(DX10) delay factors

I will try one more time to explain why SP2 is taking longer, since there are persistent doubts as to Aces intentions in general and my truthfulness in particular.While the features may have been final, they have not been tested. What do you mean, they haven’t been tested – you said there are no new…

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ESP Part III

Let’s start with the details in my last post “ESP is a separately versioned, side-by-side application. With an SDK that targets that separately versioned, side-by-side application. And issues like: 1) Branding ( being brand neutral ), 2) EULA ( licensed for commercial purposes that are expressly forbidden in the FSX consumer EULA ), and 3)…

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FSX-SP2 Beta posted

To the beta tester group. Size is approximately 166M. This is an important milestone in the drive to deliver SP2 before “end of the fall”.

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More on ESP

I see some people talking about ESP already, which is good. But I see the discussings blurring ( pun intended ) the boundaries between consumer and commercial, they are distinct. By that, I mean ESP is a separately versioned, side-by-side application. With an SDK that targets that separately versioned, side-by-side application. And issues like: 1)…

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FSX-DX10 Info, Part III

Sebby makes a nice post about the DX10 Water feature with a video, here This is his 3rd about DX10 features

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FSX-DX10 Info, Part II

Sebby makes a nice post about the DX10 HDR feature with a video, here This is his 2nd about DX10 features.

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Microsoft ESP announced

Starting Jan 1, 2008, the FS technology will be available for commercial purposes as a platform for solution providers to develop on top of. See http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2216455,00.asp http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/AQW08614112007-1.htm Interesting times ahead. Note the name is not an acronym for anything, it is just the 3 letters.

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AVSim FanCon news

AMD showed this unannounced system at FanConhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jpG3rv4zIit will be announced in the next week or so.What they showed was the new Phenom Quad core CPUs, planted on a mobo with 4 PCI-E slots and the new chipset, and the mobo loaded with 4 new RV670 GPUs. This is the fall lineup for AMD/ATI, called the Spider platform….

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Great Tool for AI carriers when using Acceleration

http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=111605 This package, aicarriers2.zip, uses the same carriers that FSX Acceleration uses. It allows you to place them ( or a fleet ) where ever you like. Note the cruisers and destroyers have hard decks, which I believe means you can land a helo on them!Another package by the same author, aicarriers1.zip, allows placement of the…

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