Prepar3D is a continuation of the FS franchise (or so I'd like to think) by Lockheed Martin on behalf of Microsoft, who trashed their 25 year legacy quite foolishly in an attempt to make money (but I can't blame them). On the website itself, they stated that it has a backwards compatibility with FSX's addons.When do you think Prepar3D will be available in a more public version?
Also is it worth buying it as it is now?
Any market for addon developers?
As of now, if you think 500 dollars (It's actually 499.99, which is apparently MUCH cheaper! ) is worth LM's continuation of FS, go for it. If not, well...you'll have to wait, as we all are doing.Prepar3D furthers the development of Microsoft® ESP™ while maintaining compatibility with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, allowing many thousands of add-ons to be used within Prepar3D.
NO! We "developers" have two choices:Oh, and you have to pay 10 dollars a month to use their "SDK", apparently...
The prepare3D sites states:NO! We "developers" have two choices:
- License the current major version of Prepar3D for $499. Whenever a new major version is released, there will be an unannounced "Upgrade" cost.
- License a two seat "Developer's" edition, which includes free "Upgrades" for $9.99/month.
We do NOT have to do both!
The SDK is free to use by anyone, whether they license Prepar3D or not.
Doesn't that mean developers need $499 retail licence to distribute their products?* Note that development licenses are for internal development use only. Deployed systems will require a full commercial license.
My nephew must hang out with your nephew, I look away for 30 seconds and he's "driving" an F18 down the freeway at 450 kts. Yep, leave the room...
Goodness..... My nephews would do this on my sim, crashing the plane over and over and laughing. It would upset me, I would have to leave the room.