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Speculation on P3D, Flight and the Price of Coffee

Some days...

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Mind if I throw in some more nonsense?
If things are going to continue that badly, I am afraid I won't be able to afford the kind of coffee that makes my eyes bulge.
Woke up early (6 am),
Had my big mug of very strong coffee as usual,
Walked my dogs to the forest and back (after almost one hour because one of them managed to start chasing some deer before she felt like coming back),
Wanted to make myself a slice of bread and butter (but the bread was finished and my wife was still asleep),
Found some crackers I ate with some Dutch cheese,
Checked my E-mail,
Was disgusted because the problem with the electricity company in Spain still was not solved (they wanted to have my particulars of the contract of 20 years ago and my passport number written in the contract, which has changed at least four times in the meantime),
Found my passport number and replied,
Started to work on my mesh problems,
Found out that the gdal conversion of an SDTS format to Gtiff is is not quite accurate,
Found out how to change the coordinates of the mesh so that the phototexture would coincide with this mesh,
Found out that the conversion is not accurate,
Checked FSdeveloper for new replies and new threads,
checked the news and the weather forecast (good but not for tonight),
Finally showered,
Had my first sigarette,
Got rid of all the spam in my E-mail and found a message from Iberdrola (the electricity company in Spain) that they could not pinpoint my adress nor my name and asked me to supply them with my second family name (the family name of my mother) and the correct address (which the ayuntamiento/town administration changed 5 years ago),
Sent E-mail back in my best Spanish to explain that I have not changed my address but that the township changed the names of the street and gave them my mother's family name,
Started to feel like another mug of very strong coffee,
Had a call from the pool company that my leaking sand filter container and my pump were fixed,
Went to fetch it straight away because the pool is starting to look very green,
Bought 100kg of sand, poured it together with a lot of sweat into the reservoir,
Connected the pump and the reservoir,
Filled the reservoir with water,
Started the pump,
No nothing,
Went back to the pool technician(by car it is 5km) and brought the pump back,
Mowed the lawn and checked the weather forecast again because they said some heavy thunderstorms are expected tonight,
My wife got out of bed and wanted to swim,
Explained that the pool was still green and unless she was a frog it were better to wait a bit longer,
She made me some sandwiches for lunch, and left it for me in the kitchen while she enjoyed the, for once, lovely day on a garden easy chair in the yard in the shadow of the metasequoia,
Dogs were apparently faster than I was,
Had to make my own sandwiches again and ate them,
Got a call from the pool technician that the pool pump was ready but that it was a matter of time before it would give up again,
Went to fetch the pump,
Installed the pump and connections,
Pump leaking water,
Disassembled the pump,
My wife asks me if I have made an appointment with the accountant to make my tax declaration long overdue,
Call from the next German tenant of our house in Spain to ask about the whereabouts of the keys to the house (the UK tenants still have it of course until next week),
Mixed up the Germans with the English :eek: and told them the neighbor had the keys,
Called back (long distance) to tell them I was wrong,
Got an E-mail from a transport company saying that the Spanish customer had not yet paid the trucking invoice from Denmark to Spain, told him I would call him tonight,
Think it is time to have a drink because this is a day to forget,
Had my drink (it is after four),
Thought it would help if I could write 'away' my everyday sorrows by speculating about P3D,Flight and the price of coffee, and
sh...t ... my internet connection is gone again,
Trying to repair it,
Solved (but why does it happen all the time?),
7 PM.
Weather news says we have to prepare for some heavy thunderstorms tonight, guess I's better start unplugging.
Have a better day,

Yours,

Roby:yikes::coffee:
 
Roby, what a perfectly charming and delightful day you've described! (not!). I hope tomorrow is less stressful... ;)
 
Weather news says we have to prepare for some heavy thunderstorms tonight, guess I's better start unplugging.

...and it looks like the weather forecast was right as well. Just sitting in a hotel room some km south and wondering if whole Holland gets flooded now..

Looking forward for my Morning-:coffee:

Kai
 
That sounds familiar. No nicotine or caffeine for me either. Maybe I should start a thread about the price of tea, since I can't do a day without tea.

And that flying vs. developing is probably true for most of us here. For me FS is just a nice platform now to learn more about 3d graphics and file formats.

Hi Arno,
Tea contains less caffeine than coffee but still a lot of caffeine. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine). I'm trying to wean off all the caffeine since I got withdrawal headache every time I try to stop drinking coffee.
But I'm getting to addict a new thing, P3D. Hopping it does not contain caffeine inside.
I still confused what to sign up as developer. What will happen if we stop developing P3d? and stop paying licence per month. If it is possible to then come back again? Are there any licence for a life time? And if I have a computer that does not hook to internet, it can still be able run P3D?
Best Regards,
Tic
 
jtanabodee, last I heard normal (commercial?) P3D license was somewhere in 200 dollars range. Figure it makes better sense to pay a monthly fee for three years and then see whats what than to commit that kind of money at once. I dont know if you can run it offline though.

Robystar, now that sounds like a proper day. :eek:

Yay to coffee anyway. Just finished my first cup of today. With amount of sleep I had this night, I suspect my progress of daily coffee intake is about 20-25%.
 
Of course you can run P3D "offline." After all, it really works just like FSXA! :rotfl:

The "developer's license" allows up to two installations, and is month-to-month. I pay for 12 months at a time. If you let your subscription lapse, you can renew it at any time later. I know this because I let my original six month subscription lapse and waited another six months before renewing my subscription. During that interim period, I couldn't even start P3D at all...

Since v1.4 is about to be release, and given that there is no telling when the next major update (v2.0) might be ready, I'd stick with the dev license until then. There will be an "upgrade cost" from v1.x to v2.0, and no one knows just how much that might be at this time.
 
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Thanks for the information.
I think I'd rather addict to P3D than coffee then.
 
50 Signs You’re A Coffee Addict​

1.You pregame coffee with coffee or other forms of caffeine.

2.You were once seen shotgunning a Diet Coke outside of a café to prepare for drinking more coffee inside.

3.You make it a rule to have coffee before any important coffee meeting, because you want to already be alert and perky in advance.

4.You leave some of the coffee you drank before bed on your nightstand, just so you have coffee ready at the moment you wake up.

5.You prefer to date other coffee drinkers because their mouth tastes like coffee.

6.You have strongly considered hooking yourself up to an IV filled with coffee and carrying it around with you at all times.

7.Your formula for making your own coffee is two bags of coffee per cup of water.

8.You make your coffee so strong no one else will drink it and other people will actually beg you not to make coffee.

9.You work at a soup kitchen not just because you want to help people but also because it’s an endless hook up for free coffee.

10.You look at your expenses for the month and see that you spend more on coffee than clothing or food.

11.You sneak coffee into bars, movie theaters and sometimes sex.

12.You’ve ever taken a break during sex to “caff up.”

13.You know what “caff up” means and can say it without laughing.

14.You sometimes color coordinate your coffee thermos with what you are wearing that day.

15.You openly judge others on their coffee orders and are vehemently anti-Frappucino.

16.You drink Frappucinos anyway, when life gets desperate and you really need any caffeine.

17.You like your coffee like you like your men. In any form you can get it.

18.You have recurring sexual fantasies or sexual daydreams that involve coffee.

19.You would marry coffee, if coffee were a person.

20.You go to pick up coffee beans at the store to grind and a large number of them don’t make it back to your home, because you ate them.

21.You learned how to brew your own coffee before you learned how to cook.

22.You sing Harry Nilsson’s “Without You” at karaoke and mentally dedicate it to coffee.

23.You have dated numerous baristas because of their proximity to free coffee.

24.You would get turned on when your ex came home from work smelling of the brew.

25.You have gotten a number of your friends addicted to coffee, because people who are around you always end up drinking it more often than they ever would elsewhere.

26.You don’t believe in wasting coffee and have actually stopped others from pouring it out by shouting, “No coffee left behind!”

27.You always tell waiters they can just “leave the pot.”

28.You will probably put on your tombstone: “Keep it coming.”

29.You plan to be buried with a to-go cup in your hand.

30.You spend more time at the café closest to your house than you do at your apartment.

31.You are on a first-name basis with most of the people that work at said café, their immediate family members, their children and their friends.

32.You have your family, your chosen family and your “coffee family.”

33.You don’t take cream in your coffee because it leaves less room for the coffee.

34.You don’t believe in Americano because you would just prefer a cup full of espresso and started ordering red eyes so there will be no superfluous water in your cup.

35.You don’t believe in Santa Claus; you believe in Juan Valdez.

36.You can order a tall blonde with a red eye and know nothing bad is happening.

37.You have named your mugs.

38.You don’t remember what life before coffee was like.

39.You plan on — if you ever win an Oscar — thanking coffee in your acceptance speech.

40.You secretly don’t see the point of tea.

41.You once tried to give up coffee and replaced caffeine with crying spontaneously.

42.You once asked if you could order your coffee “by the barrel.” (They said no.)

43.You know who the CEOs of Starbucks, Caribou Coffee and Intelligentsia are without looking.

44.You are known to be a regular at multiple cafes.

45.You know all of the banks in a ten-mile radius that leave out free coffee for their guests.

46.You have strongly considered asking a barista to just pour the coffee directly in your mouth.

47.You can’t get that addicted to smoking or alcohol, because you only have room for one addiction in your life.

48.Your body is 80% coffee, 20% thinking about how to get more coffee.

49.Your blood pressure is probably through the roof.

50.You might have a problem.




2 Signs You’re A P3D Addict​

1. You are always dgte dcs5 hdb f k hehjhfejf ehfe
(You need to save your settings, and restart)

2. You might have a problem.
 
Red Neck coffee comes in 2 forms:

Weak: The spoon stands up by itself

Strong: The spoon disolves
 
Red Neck coffee comes in 2 forms:

Weak: The spoon stands up by itself

Strong: The spoon disolves

More years ago than I care to remember I was a trainee electrical engineer working for a large company. Tea was provided on a trolly in a large aluminum urn. My collegues and I were somewhat suspicious of the stuff so one day we added two copper wires to a battery and put them in a cup of this brew. The results were startling in that there was a considerable amount of bubbling and one electrode dissolved in a few minutes. We stuck to water after that :eek:
 
tropical heat wave

Can you believe this?
Living in Holland, shutting doors, windows and blinds to keep the heat out for once and wondering why nobody spoke of Ice Coffee!!!
Ice coffee recipe: make yourself a cup of espresso coffee with or without milk and sugar, fill a brandy glass (no not a French one but a Spanish one, the latter being a bit smaller) with ice cubes, pour your cup into your brandy glass, stir (do not shake:)) and enjoy a very refreshing and invigorating drink.
Can you believe this as well?
Living in Holland, shutting doors, windows and blinds to keep the heat out for once and wondering why hardly any one buys P3D?
(Slightly different) coffee recipe: make yourself a cup of espresso coffee with or without milk and sugar, fill a glass with brandy, no ice cubes, pour your cup of espresso into your glass of brandy, stir, check your bank account, and enjoy a very invigorating drink that helps you forget about P3D for the time being.
And I imagine you may not believe this?
Living in Holland, shutting doors, windows and blinds to keep the heat out for once and wondering why hardly any one buys Flight?
(Rather different) ice coffee recipe: make yourself a cup of espresso coffee with or without milk and sugar, fill a glass with brandy (no not a Spanish one, a French one) and ice cubes, pour your cup of Espresso into your glass of brandy, shake (do not stir), load Flight, check the withdrawals of your bank account for it and be in for a tipsy,very diluted and devigorating experience.
Next time I will betray the secret of the coffee you get in an Amsterdam coffee shop and be in for a very hallucinating experience where the profit they make on coffee goes to the coffee plantation (and some other plantation) workers, where P3D lowers its price to match FSX and where Flight is rebaptized into FSXI with the rehired Aces crew!
Gee, it must be the heat;).

Roby
 
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...(Rather different) ice coffee recipe: make yourself a cup of espresso coffee with or without milk and sugar, fill a glass with brandy (no not a Spanish one, a French one)...

Don't you like Fundador? If that ain't rough enough, I'm told Metaxa (Greek) will do the job, plus strip the paint from anything it touches. :eek:

There's also Irish coffee with whiskey, but since I don't drink it's all wasted on me. I still enjoy Guatemalan Maragogype - I finished a big cup half an hour ago - and shall ignore all bleating on the topic.

Roby, try the Italian option for summer: get up early and enjoy a cappucino before it gets really hot. I can still taste the first one of an Italian holiday, straight from a Milan cafe at 7am.
 
Red Neck coffee comes in 2 forms:

Weak: The spoon stands up by itself

Strong: The spoon disolves

I also heard that they test to see if it is ready by throwing an old horse shoe into it. If it sinks, add more coffee.

@scruffyduck

Amen!
 
More years ago than I care to remember I was a trainee electrical engineer working for a large company. Tea was provided on a trolly in a large aluminum urn...

Was that NAAFI tea perchance? The electrolyte would have been potassium bromide and I don't blame you for finding an alternative! :rotfl:
 
Was that NAAFI tea perchance? The electrolyte would have been potassium bromide and I don't blame you for finding an alternative! :rotfl:

Nope - not NAAFI tea - I have drunk more than enough of that stuff too ;)
 
Yep that's correct, I think it's a lemur if i can remember correctly it's a Civet that the beans pass through. :)

Kopi Luwak/ Luwak Coffee is the most expensive even I can get it cheaper here in Indonesia, if you could see how the way of making it you will not dare to drink it. But Luwak Coffee is the best when you try it, we have a white coffee now :D

Whether in your country there is a coffee candy? Hmm... we have "Kopiko" here for you dont like coffee but want to taste the coffee is.
 
Red Neck coffee comes in 2 forms:

Weak: The spoon stands up by itself

Strong: The spoon disolves

I did have some "coffee" in Egypt one time. It looked quite liquid, but the colours were different at the bottom of the glass (yes, it was in glass, perhaps it stripped the pattern off anything else). Black above, gradating to brown.

Turned out that I could push a spoon down to the bottom of the glass and lift the whole thing up just by the spoon.

I thanked them anyway.
 
Perhaps they misspelt the sign, just one little letter after all .... toffee. :p
 
I did have some "coffee" in Egypt one time. It looked quite liquid, but the colours were different at the bottom of the glass (yes, it was in glass, perhaps it stripped the pattern off anything else). Black above, gradating to brown.

Turned out that I could push a spoon down to the bottom of the glass and lift the whole thing up just by the spoon.

I thanked them anyway.

I used to work in Cairo at the airport and that does sound familiar :eek:
 
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