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Dardango

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KDTW in 2018
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:01:18 PM »
So looking forward to it!

Berthony

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 11:20:48 PM »
I would like to know the exact source for the information you publish.

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 02:33:04 PM »
Got it from the top brass at SSJ.

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 08:39:56 AM »
Good October, guys. I'm sure you guys are working diligently to push this product as soon as possible.

Just wondered if 2018 is still likely and if you have any firmer idea of the timeline for launch. Thanks for your work on this.

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 06:13:12 PM »
I was hoping and was told it would be out last year. Is 2019 finally the year this happens? Also, can we get at least an estimated date of release and some regular updates? My son was a junior in high school when this was announced. He's now graduated college and working in his career. I'm sure the scenery is amazing, but the time this has taken has only been made more challenging by the lack of consistent information on progress.
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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 04:41:32 PM »
It looks like the last time Shez replied about this was October of 2018.  I sure hope KDTW isn't dead, or even worse, I hope that Shez is not ill.  He usually keeps us updated.

His KPHL scenery is fantastic, but I wonder if KDTW was too much for him to do?  I know there were a lot of screenshots but it's been quite a while.

I hope he's ok.

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 06:58:03 PM »
I hope he's ok as well.

Is he the only one working on it at this point?

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 03:27:14 PM »
Just relax people, it will be done when its done. I'm sure Shez is not ill, maybe he is a little sick of always being asked if DTW is done yet  ;D
As far as I know his part is done, we are waiting for a 2nd party to finish up their part of the project.

I live 20 miles from DTW so I want it done just as much as the next guy but we just have to be patient. It will be free so we have to show some respect. I know I sure as heck couldn't do it any better or faster.

bobterri6

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 12:52:20 PM »
With all due respect, PWJT8D, it is not disrespectful to ask in a polite and respectful manner what the status is for KDTW.  And, asking for status updates is not asking him to do things any faster or better.  Asking us to "just relax" is demeaning and condescending.

All people are asking for is a status update!  Is that really asking for too much?

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 11:33:31 PM »
PWJT8D, thanks, but frankly, telling anyone to relax regarding a project that has been in the works for going on 7 years, with inconsistent updates and responses, is almost laughable.

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 08:45:09 AM »
Sure, but you can't hurry these things up, no matter what you do. So the advice to relax is just for your own well being, I suppose. haha

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 12:39:44 PM »
True. But other developers do this same work in much less than 7 or 8 years. What compounds the issue here is the lack of communication on a timeframe, or much else.

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 04:33:52 PM »
It is kind of at the point where I just wish Shez would let us know what is going on. If it is a matter of money, I would donate if I knew it would be released (PM me Shez if this is the case). I'd also be willing to pay for the scenery if it was released as payware. I am starting to wonder if he is ok. He did post over at AVSIM last month, so I assume he is.

He really is one of the most prolific freeware developers this hobby has ever had, and assuming he is ok, I'd hate for something to make him dial back his contributions. His original DTW (FS2000, I think) was one of the things that turned me into a scenery slut. It seems fitting that the next quality version of DTW is released by him.

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2019, 12:25:24 PM »
It is my wish to release this tomorrow but I don't have the final source files. I only have a beta version from back in August 2018.

As I stated over at AVSIM, Ian is again underground and not responding to messages. He is busy with his real life stuff I know.

I also feel it is unfair to the community to hold this back more as I think we are in the half decade anniversary of development or something.

If anyone wants the current version in its current state then send me an email.

Shez

Dardango

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Re: KDTW in 2018
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2019, 10:35:41 PM »
Sorry to hear about the difficulty with reaching Ian, but we appreciate you sharing where things are. What's your email address?