AES is a FS9 product by Aerosoft that creates animated jetways, a service fleet(pops up), marshaller,docking and follow me car.
Some users have asked to make my Xtreme range compatible with this "addon to an addon"
I've look into the program and what it would take to implement it into a product like Gatwick
Xtreme or Heathrow. It would require a very large change to almost everything, its not
just the air jetties, but also the docking system, clutter around the parking bay, and the service fleet. Almost every file would need massive alterations, and the compiler I use to do it.(dont use Gmax, I use Anim8or and my own compiler). I simply dont have the time to do all this, it would effectively be a new product just to make it compatible with AES. My current animation and interactive parts have to stay for those who dont have AES (most of us)
If I just made one or two airports then fine, or if I had a team of people helping then yes I
would take the time out to make an AES version of Gatwick or Heathrow.
But with a list of 30 UKairports to make, 5 mass GA products to make, I have to prioritise my work and I feel its more important to get on with new airports. AES has to wait
I known this may disappoint AES users, but I have to look at the bigger picture and majority of users just want me get on with more airports and stop getting side lined into other work. So far I've spend more time this year getting side tracked than making airports, this is not good, tough chosses have to be made, I regually have to turn down user requests weekly and have to stay focused on the primary goal.
Im not going to start debating the 'sales' angle either, more airports is better than spending all my time on one or two.
I'm also looking at the future, I admit my current system is not as accurate as the AES FS9 docking system. But I will continue to improve and I'm already well into a true FSX docking system and a DLL to 'setup' the docking parameters. My system may end up being far better than AES as I dont like some aspect of AES, there service fleet just pops up next the aircraft, my version actually drives in from a far.
There docking system is generic, mine are specific to the airport, and in future will be specific to EACH stand (most stands vary) , oh and we dont have a VW van in the UK as a "follow me"
I also question the wisdom of depending on someone else addon to complete the airport. What happens if AES stops selling?, what happens when a new Sim is released and AES is not updated?.
If producttion improves, I will then spend some time to make a AES version of Heathrow or Gatwick, but it could never be all the airports, it would take far too long
Thred is locked, as this subject as been talke about before, and Im simple informing you of the situation.