| I was gonna give them a chance to fix it before puking on the NG, | but they wrote today to confirm it doesn't run on my Matrox video | card. A free update will be available shortly, they went on to say.
Lovely. Though to be fair, I only buy NVIDIA now, just because everything works with it. ATI would be close, but they don't support Linux quite so well.
| Framerate is awful on my wife's PC; I have to turn off all the graphics | features and hide the scenery objects to get a halfway usable framerate. The | irony is a bit too rich for me. Somebody go give that not so hot hotshot | programmer a well deserved kick in the bejeez for me, would you please.
Before I kick somebody on your behalf, I'd need to know more about your wife's PC.
| On the happy side: post stall handling is much improved; slope soaring is a | blast.
The Slope Soaring Simulator has been out for a while, and is great fun. And free!
The screensaver mode certainly gets people's attention at work :)
| And no shadows, at least not with the wife's crappy onboard Intel | graphics.
Ah. Well, that's hardly Real Flight's fault, is it?
| G2 has been a staple here since forever almost.
A mighty expensive staple. And I notice that there's no upgrade from G2. I saw something about a rebate for G2 owners, but certainly can't find it now.
Ahh, I found it -- it was hidden in plain sight.
`Rebate Offer For Recent Purchasers of RealFlight Generation 2.' `Rebate Offer For Owners of Previous Versions of RealFlight Only.'
Recent purchasers? Gee, thanks. So, if you're stupid and bought RFG2 right before RFG3 came out, we'll give you a little extra.
If I bought G2 recently (09/01/2004), I get $50 in GP mechandise, or $25 in cash. If not, I get $25 in merchandise. Lovely.
I see no RFG3 in my future. I've already spent $280 on it ($200 for RFG2, $80 for the interlink controller upgrade.) I'm not spending another $200. (And the $25 merchandise rebate is more of an insult than an incentive.)
If they put out a $100 upgrade from G2 to G3, I might do it. $50 and I'd definately do it. But in traditional `Real Flight' fashion, squeezing their customers for every penny is job one.
(Or, they may be selling G3 at full price for a while to get those who really want it to pay full price, and in a few months THEN they'll put out the upgrade version to get those who aren't willing to pay so much. I can certainly see this happening.)