FS ‘Tycoons’ To Meet In Amsterdam

people-meetingArnie Lee of Abacus Software in the US has managed to arrange a meeting in Amsterdam next Monday. Attending are the creme-de-la-creme of Flight Simulator add-on publishers like Aerosoft, Flight1 and Just Flight, some smaller development and publishing companies like FlightSimLabs, CaptainSim and FSAddon Publishing, a couple of individual developers and some retailers.
The scope of the meeting is to see how the add-on industry can possibly work together in extending the life of our beloved ‘sim hobby’ now that MS has pulled out. Stay tuned for more news.

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Ian P
Sunday, April 26, 2009 18:34

The snobbishness in here is starting to smell a little. Abacus, who produce a lot of low cost, slightly-above-freeware-quality add-ons, have been around for longer than almost anyone else in the FS sphere. They’re still going, so their products clearly still sell. One of those products is FSDS, which is used by a good number of freeware developers still, who haven’t moved to Gmax for whatever reason. If people want to use products that cost $30 instead of $60, but don’t come with the same systems depth, that’s not a “rip off”, it’s an alternative for those who don’t want… Read more »

Colin Ware
Sunday, April 26, 2009 16:28

Funny, my reaction was the same thing. If Abacus made decent products I would think this a more significant event. Let’s hope the discussion is about making higher quality prodcts and reducing the number of “me too” rip offs out there (like the “other” MD-11 that isn’t made by PMDG).

Sunday, April 26, 2009 00:49

The Vehicle Simulator package looks interesting, with possible expansion and funding, this could go far… Info here:

Saturday, April 25, 2009 22:26

I AGREE with Bart about the abacus products thats why I myself stopped buying them. Heck leave them out of the pick. The picture itself needs the little man as Seinfeld would say from North Korea in it. FS Tycoons sounds like a new simulation already along with the other Tycoon products you see in Walmart aisle 19. Good idea about the pod casting. There are several podcasts flight sim related available at the US itunes site regarding flight simulation already and are free. Also not promoting apple but I must say my I love my Ipod touch with XPlane… Read more »

Saturday, April 25, 2009 16:21

Reactions is what we want here in the comments section… so all’s good …LOL !