Wilco 737 PIC EVOLUTION Announced

Via SimWare Simulations, Wilco Publishing have this morning announced that their popular 737 Classic package “737 Pilot in Command” is getting the EVOLUTION treatment, with a number of upgrades being added.

Highlights of the package include:
* 3D interactive virtual cockpit
* Multiple 2D control panels
* Numerous aircraft variants, with and without winglets
* Weather Radar

* Fire protection system with test and extinguish procedures
* High resolution liveries

With most companies opting for the newer 737 Next Generation series for their FSX packages, 737PIC EVOLUTION fills a gap in the market that many people may well appreciate. If that includes you, then the package is scheduled to become available in October 2011.

More screenshots and information can be found on SimWare’s Facebook page.

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  1. I would have thought a lot of the people who this product is aimed at will have committed to the PMDG 737 NGX. Which is just an awesome bit of software?

    Odd time to releases.

  2. Not really. Presumably they’re releasing it when it’s ready to be released.

    It’s not the same aircraft as the PMDG, the iFly or the other company that all made NGs, so that’s a bit like saying that no-one should release an MD-80, a B757, anything from the A32x family or an Embraer Jet any more, because the 737NG can do their jobs as well.

  3. Agreed, not even related. My concern is more in that this remake will resemble their A32x “evolution” product and not do the justice that the classic series deserves. We already have a ported version for FSX, so hopefully they do something a bit extra for this one.

  4. What pisses me off here is some of the screenshots of this add-on are taken in FS9 yet their only going to release this package for FSX…

  5. Obviously, I don’t have this upgrade either yet, so can only go by what’s been announced, but it does sound like there are new models being made as well (“Numerous aircraft variants, with and without winglets”) which wasn’t done with the Airbus Evolution packs, to the best of my knowledge. It’s possible, therefore, that the models may be being brought up to be native FSX? I don’t know.

    What I can say, in response to Dillon, is that a lot of FS9 users still seem unable to understand that the older platform does not, will not and can never support a lot of the features than FSX does. Therefore, if panel code uses those features, it will never work in and cannot be made available for FS9. That’s regardless of whether they are using old screenshots or visual models that work in FS9 (I don’t know what is the case here – as I said, I don’t have the product. It’s not out yet! :))

  6. Ian that’s why there’s allot of hope Flight will bring us all back on one sim (one way or the other). If Flight comes out and it’s a hack job of the series many FS9’s at that point will migrate to FSX.

    The crap that’s going on now is getting long in the tooth. If your going to make an FSX only add-on don’t post FS9 screenshots and then say it can’t work in FS9. I could see if the panel had no gauges and the shots were only of the visual model (it still makes no since to post FS9 shots). One can plainly see the add-on works in FS9. This whole split community is a big mess and those saying FS9 is no longer viable even though people are still using it are high on themselves because their FSX users. My thing is make an FSX add-on with FSX screenshots and not pull this kind of stunt…

  7. I don’t disagree, Dillon, that the split community is a mess. However it’s not the FSX users that are praising their almighty sim, it’s some FS9 users that cannot accept that their sim has greater limitations than its successor. If a developer says “FSX only” they say it for a reason. Not to defraud FS9 users, but because their add-on does not work in FS9.

    There’s no point at all in you saying “One can plainly see the add-on works in FS9” because the develpers say it cannot. That’s it. It doesn’t. End of story.

    (Edited to remove superflous word)

  8. They could at least have the decency to post pictures of the add-on in the FSX environment and not FS9 to avoid confusion. I see nothing wrong with having an issue with that.

  9. Again I have no disagreement with that at all.

    On a slightly more humerous note, is it part of Muphry’s Law that if you edit your own post to take out a superfluous double word, you’ll manage to misspell the word superfluous in so doing, or is it someone else’s?

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