PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

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PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby Dave Blake » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:30 pm

The PMDG B777 was released today.

For more info go here: http://www.precisionmanuals.com/pages/product/777LRF.html
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby Dave Blake » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:50 am

PMDG 777 Release Trailer by Angle of Attack on YouTube:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOm1oBD6eQ0[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOm1oBD6eQ0
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby RichW » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:20 pm

I downloaded it last night and plan to do a couple training flight before doing a revenue flight this weekend.

It only has popups for 2D so it is flown mostly with the 3D panel. I don't really like that but its the way everyone is going now, Aerosoft's A320 and Majestic's Q400 are also 3d panels.

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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby Dave Blake » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:03 pm

PMDG 777LR/F - Tutorial 1
CAUTION: Video run-time = 1hr 42Min :wink:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1xRtO5UsCE[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1xRtO5UsCE
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby airifr » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:26 pm

RichW wrote:It only has popups for 2D so it is flown mostly with the 3D panel. I don't really like that ...Rich


It has the customizations within the CDU like the 737-800NGX (not through Add-ons) Im sure you've looked at it already, maybe there is an option to enable full 2D panel in it?
And apparently for what I've seen on the website, it is optimized for 16:10 (or 16:9), so maybe to allow us to see more VC cokpit on default zoom 1, that would be good for me because I have a small widescreen 15".

Could you confirm if 2D panel option? I am waiting on the 747v2 and I guess if this one doesnt have full 2D the 747v2 wont either :(.

But if everything (instruments, digits etc) is viewable reasonably like the 2D panel view without having to zoom in to be able to view comfortably the read outs (meaning still being able to view outside on zoom 1 like same ratio of 2D panel but in VC cockpit, I like to keep outside view to zoom 1) then I guess I could use VC.

Cool video Dave, thx.
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby Dave Blake » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:25 am

PMDG B777 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit (older OSes such as Windows XP, 32-bit OSes, and Windows 8 may work, but we cannot guarantee compatibility or support)
Processor: Core 2 Duo or greater
RAM: 4GB
Video Card: 1GB DirectX 9 compatible Nvidia or ATI card. Onboard motherboard or CPU video is not supported. Some of the newer Intel designs may work but we cannot guarantee compatibility.
Monitor: Widescreen 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio highly recommended

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5/i7 Sandy Bridge/IvyBridge/Haswell series
RAM: 8GB+
Video Card: 2GB+ latest generation Nvidia. (example: GeForce GTX 760, 770, 780)
Monitor: Widescreen with 16:10 aspect ratio

PMDG *highly* recommends that you choose a 64-bit operating system to avoid problems with FSX running out of memory due to a 32-bit environment.
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby RichW » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:31 pm

747l9v wrote:
RichW wrote:It only has popups for 2D so it is flown mostly with the 3D panel. I don't really like that ...Rich


Could you confirm if 2D panel option? I am waiting on the 747v2 and I guess if this one doesnt have full 2D the 747v2 wont either :(.



There is no 2D panel but there are popups for the MCP and CDU. There is no popup for the overhead panel so it is hard to see some of the buttons and switches from the left seat so you have to zoom in.

Still it is a great flying bird and I'm looking forward to putting some hours on her.

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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby David Vega » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Richard,

On the issue with the overhead, can you press "A" and see a direct view of the overhead?

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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby RichW » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:08 am

Pressing A will get you to the overhead panel, but it cycles you through a few screens before you get there. There may be a way to map a key to get there quicker.

I'm going to have to spend a little more time in the manual ;-).

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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby Marty_Becker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:56 am

Have you tried Ezdok? http://www.ezdok-software.com/ It allows keyboard presets and naturally pans the VC to the preset view.
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby RichW » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:54 am

Marty_Becker wrote:Have you tried Ezdok? http://www.ezdok-software.com/ It allows keyboard presets and naturally pans the VC to the preset view.


I checked out their website and followed some of threads on Ezdok but I haven't tried it.
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Re: PMDG B777-200 Released for FSX

Postby chriszdc » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:55 pm

I'm getting used to the virtual cockpit, hated them, but it is growing on me with the A320 and the 772- i'm now using the virtual in the 737 :lol:

One quick way to get to the overhead is right click in the windshield, it opens a view menu. same thing coming out of overhead or pedestal view, right click somewhere on the panel where there are no buttons :wink:

Also, if you didn't see it, PMDG recommends to NOT use the S key to change views in the 772. They say to use the menu. Then menu also has external and aircraft views (like overwing)
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