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FSCloud

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Post by Barthe Hogenboom » Sun May 17, 2015 7:45

I had I nice flight on FSCloud while flying for ACH today.
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It's a sort of continuation of the HippyHappy Germany(FSXTools.de) community. I used to fly with that once in a while. It was quite confusing with all sorts of command line stuff. Often I couldn't get permission to take off.

FScloud is still in development but it's a lot more user friendly. The application is a bit heavy to run beside FSX because it's not optimized yet(debug version).

It's not as serious as VATSIM etc. but you fly with other pilots and you get ATC(bot). There's also a slight game element with points for successful landings.

There's also something for VAs on FSCloud; I'll explore that later on. Maybe it's possible to officially fly for ACH over there...I'll try to figure that out.
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Post by Rafal Zielinski » Sun May 17, 2015 8:41

it is not working with fs9 so some of us will have to change to fsx stem or not fly with it.
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Post by Tom Weber » Sun May 17, 2015 8:50

And what about x-plane?
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Post by Ricardo Rementería Troncoso » Sun May 17, 2015 12:19

FSCloud can be used with X-Plane. The problem is not the simulators, but the OS...

You can use FSCloud with "Vista, Win 7 or Win 8" and you must have ".Net 4.5 or later".
This means: unusable with Linux and with OS X.

Another software I can't use it...
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Post by Tom Weber » Sun May 17, 2015 13:48

Thnx Ricardo, so I do not see any good reason to promote this software. I myself will stay on VATSIM where all SIM worlds fit together.
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Post by Barthe Hogenboom » Sun May 17, 2015 18:14

so I do not see any good reason to promote this software
I'm not saying people should change whatever they're used to for FSCloud. I'm just "promoting" it for pilots who want to try some new free software to have some fun with it. Just like others here use FSEconomy etc.

I just like to try out new software, especially when it's free. I do some developing myself too and I know how it goes. People fall in love with a certain programming language and environment and it's various possibilities. The newest .NET in combination with SimConnect offers a lot of powerful tools. But...it also locks out a lot of potential users.

I have the same experience with other (free) software like Open Rails. That doesn't stop me from trying it out and having fun with it as long as I have some hardware and software laying around that can run it.

FSCloud is not a very serious network; you just install a small application, fill out a nickname and you can fly. Not many rules or restrictions. It's really aimed at people who miss the built-in network function in FSX after Game Spy left.

Networks like VATSIM make the "same" application or parts of it for various platforms and make them connect. They can do that because they're large networks. And large networks come with...a lot of people and they need a lot of rules to make them work together peacefully. Like a famous Dutchman says: "Every advantage has a disadvantage". :)
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Post by Tom Weber » Mon May 18, 2015 5:20

Barthe Hogenboom wrote:
so I do not see any good reason to promote this software
I'm not saying people should change whatever they're used to for FSCloud. I'm just "promoting" it for pilots who want to try some new free software to have some fun with it. Just like others here use FSEconomy etc.

I just like to try out new software, especially when it's free. I do some developing myself too and I know how it goes. People fall in love with a certain programming language and environment and it's various possibilities. The newest .NET in combination with SimConnect offers a lot of powerful tools. But...it also locks out a lot of potential users.

I have the same experience with other (free) software like Open Rails. That doesn't stop me from trying it out and having fun with it as long as I have some hardware and software laying around that can run it.

FSCloud is not a very serious network; you just install a small application, fill out a nickname and you can fly. Not many rules or restrictions. It's really aimed at people who miss the built-in network function in FSX after Game Spy left.

Networks like VATSIM make the "same" application or parts of it for various platforms and make them connect. They can do that because they're large networks. And large networks come with...a lot of people and they need a lot of rules to make them work together peacefully. Like a famous Dutchman says: "Every advantage has a disadvantage". :)
Hi Barthe,
of course you are right. Everybody is free to do what he wants especially in our Air-Child VA. I like very much to promote good ideas and cool software on air child like I did it for FS Economy with the help of Ricardo and the Concorde Flight Bag with the help of Pierre. I think software for flight sim in a VA should work for all sims.
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Re: FSCloud

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Post by Barthe Hogenboom » Mon May 18, 2015 15:25

Hi Tom, I think we agree on this. Of course the software we promote here officially should work for everyone. I'm sorry if anyone was thinking I was suggesting this to replace any software we have in place right now.

With flying for Air-Child on FSCloud I just mean being able to choose ACH in their VA plug-in(when it's finally ready). I don't know what's needed to do this. I've found some info here and here. This is quite a nice YouTube "video" about it from the "competition".This is an overview of current VAs on FSCloud.

As far as I can see on their forum the VA app is far from ready and has all sorts of problems. I think it's best to wait a bit and see how it develops. At the moment I see pilots on their forum who can't even escape from the Test VA anymore. :lol:
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