• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

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MSFS ADE and FS2020

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Sooner or later I have to write something about this. I've been asked once or twice whether ADE will work with FS2020. The short answer is I hope so.

The reason for my caution is two fold. First there are internal tools in the FS2020 SDK and some folks will prefer the in sim way of doing things. So is there going to be an audience for ADE 2020?

The second is that FS2020 is really quite a lot different than FSX (yep we need to talk about FSX not P3D remember the developer is Microsoft). I've been told by some that it really isn't much different. Well maybe but I think it safe to say that it is FSX with lots of added bits and quite a few changed bits. I am still aware of the NDAs (God how many of those have I signed up to) but don't expect that we can just fiddle a few bits in changed file formats like we did with P3D v5 and on we go. So here is the plan
  • There is an ADE 2020 in development. It is a separate application from the current ADE which will continue to support legacy FS9/FSX and P3D.
  • It will be a while in the works and meantime I will continue to watch the progress of the internal tools.
  • Don't expect to see the same stuff in ADE 20 (yep that's the catchy working title) as ADE. It's not a straight port.
  • I will be asking in a little while for some folks to help with this in terms of testing etc.
 
Good Luck Jon. I will be very excited about this new FS2020 and ADE 2020. I hope I can get everything library Objects.

Thank you.

Stuart
 
Sooner or later I have to write something about this. I've been asked once or twice whether ADE will work with FS2020. The short answer is I hope so.

The reason for my caution is two fold. First there are internal tools in the FS2020 SDK and some folks will prefer the in sim way of doing things. So is there going to be an audience for ADE 2020?

The second is that FS2020 is really quite a lot different than FSX (yep we need to talk about FSX not P3D remember the developer is Microsoft). I've been told by some that it really isn't much different. Well maybe but I think it safe to say that it is FSX with lots of added bits and quite a few changed bits. I am still aware of the NDAs (God how many of those have I signed up to) but don't expect that we can just fiddle a few bits in changed file formats like we did with P3D v5 and on we go. So here is the plan
  • There is an ADE 2020 in development. It is a separate application from the current ADE which will continue to support legacy FS9/FSX and P3D.
  • It will be a while in the works and meantime I will continue to watch the progress of the internal tools.
  • Don't expect to see the same stuff in ADE 20 (yep that's the catchy working title) as ADE. It's not a straight port.
  • I will be asking in a little while for some folks to help with this in terms of testing etc.
These are Good news Jon.
 
As always, thanks for your splendid, fantastic and generous work, I am looking forward to the ADE 20, if at any time you need Betatester or any other help, I am at your disposal
 

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As always, thanks for your splendid, fantastic and generous work, I am looking forward to the ADE 20, if at any time you need Betatester or any other help, I am at your disposal


Thank you, I am sure we will be asking for help before too long :)
 
Great news Jon! Only downloaded 2020 yesterday, but already I've found things that need "fixing". Can't wait for ADE 20 to come online! Thanks for all your efforts over the years.
 

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Thanks guys - it will be a few weeks before I get anything that I would risk releasing to y'all :)
 

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Yes it does I have connected ADE to F20 and been able to move the plane around from ADE. Pete/John have done a great job with it. I kind of expect the FSUIPC functions in ADE to all work. ADE also auto connects
 
Great.

All I need now is to find some way to get a top-down view in 2020 and to be able to slew with the joystick.
 
Apparently it comes well equipped with views, however for those of us who have Copickt, I can't find a way to remove the instruments from the external visual to fly from my copickt which we have always done with the W key, it may not be possible at the moment ?
 
Apparently it comes well equipped with views, however for those of us who have Copickt, I can't find a way to remove the instruments from the external visual to fly from my copickt which we have always done with the W key, it may not be possible at the moment ?
I believe you can use the drone camera and there is a “top down” bind for it
 
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