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posted 12-26-2000 06:13 AM     Profile for Bonzonie   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I love the way Microsoft adopted the way of open architecture for their flight sims. I think open architecture sims will attract more attention and eventually more money

What do you think?

For instance, I would never have bought FS2000 if it wasn't open architecture as I usally fly only small jets/props. Being able to download and add new planes is awsome.

Do you think this is a good way to make more money or is it just effort wasted?

I don't mean opening the source code or anything difficult like that(This would only let experienced people make their own files.) I mean letting other software companies make small easy-to-use software to make new planes, scenery, etc for the game (And opening/selling them to the public thus letting "normal" people to easily make their own add-ons and present them on a web page and such). Things like Abacus Flight shop for FS2000.

I am suddenly finding myself getting bored of making textures only .

I hope the next jet-fighter sim would adopt this way!

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