The Little Wheel Goes in Back

Musings on simulated things, now being of the large and extremely heavy variety.

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish!

They say change is good. So after 6+ years of working in the simulations group I've decided to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/26/2007

Busy Week

It's been a very busy week around the office. Most of the team have been engaged in getting ready...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/16/2007

Kuju Rail Simulator Screenshots

Copies of Kuju Rail Simulator has finally started to make it into customers' hands. UKTrainSim.com...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/11/2007

Fight Finished

Yes, I have to admit I was caught up in Halo mania this week. Those of us who work at Microsoft Game...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/29/2007

If It Quacks Like a Train Sim...

The past couple of weeks have been pretty interesting. For starters, in that time we have moved into...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/27/2007

Lookin' Good!

If you haven't seen it yet, Kuju posted a video of their route editor. you can find it here:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/21/2007

Why Simulations Are Better Than The Real Thing

Realism... It's a term that's used often in the context of our simulation titles. Of course, realism...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/10/2007

Like Yogi Said...

"It's deja vu all over again!" Now that we've made the "official" annoucement about Train Simulator...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/01/2007

Coming Out

Well, it certainly is good to be able to talk more about the project after all these long months....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/29/2007

Leipzig Recap

Well, I'm back on American soil. (Actually, living in this modern society I don't think my feet have...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/28/2007

Leipzig, Tag Zwei

It's day two of press briefings at the Game Conference. Yesterday I spoke with 19 journalists from 7...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/24/2007

Guter Tag von Leipzig!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post but there's been a lot happening. Nonetheless I thought...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/23/2007

Back

As in, "I'm back" and "Oh, my back!" It's been too long since my last post. On the other hand, if I...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/29/2007

One Down, One to Go

An update. I did get Vista set up on my dev box the other morning. The RTM version is really nice....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/08/2007

Has to Love Vista, Baby?

I'm in early this morning--6:30 a.m. My goal is to get the Vista RTM bits on my development machine...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/06/2007

Black Helicopters in Train Simulator?

Ya know, it's certainly reassuring that despite my move from Flight Sim to Train Sim, some things...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/05/2007

The People Have Spoken

In fact, they continue to speak. Of course I'm referring to all you current and potential Train...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/03/2007

From the Engineer's Mouth

Jamie, our development lead on Train Simulator, posted a great blog post about what it means to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/02/2007

No, I Can't

Well, based on the emails I've received at least a few people are reading my blog. Unfortunately all...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/26/2007

Hello Again

With the annoucement of Microsoft's new Train Simulator project it seems likely that many more new...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/20/2007

And in case it's not obvious by now...

What's been occupying my time over the past few months. Oh, what am I doing? Well, same sort of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/19/2007

Now that's a hangover

Has it really been over two months since my last blog post? Sheesh. Well, I think I'm almost...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/12/2007

Office-a-go-go

Microsoft recently sent the next version of Office, called the Office System 2007, to the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/08/2006

Thanks for all the fish

Well, I think it's time to move on. Despite the fact that I'm no longer assigned to the Flight...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/31/2006

Plugging Along

UPDATE: Bookmark this page and check back regularly: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/11941. A new...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/25/2006

Aha!

Wow, talk about obscure. It seems one cause of the activation problems some people have had is a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/23/2006

Growing Pains

With the official US street date now passed we're seeing more and more people trying to install and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/20/2006

DVD Issues

Briefly (I need to bug out early today) there are a couple of install issues emerging related to the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/18/2006

Revolt!

If you're reading this blog you're no doubt up to speed on the release of Flight Simulator X....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/17/2006

Just a Reminder...

Many folks have followed my suggestion and sent their experiences to the tell_fs@microsoft.com...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/16/2006

Insight...

...It's one of the hardest thing to gain when dealing with customers from afar. Still, it is...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/12/2006

Yes, We're Here

Well, Flight Simulator X is starting to trickle out. Despite restrictions in the street date a few...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/10/2006

Pinch-Hitting Across the Pond

Just when I thought I was done with Flight Sim it turns out I need to jet to Europe next week to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/15/2006

And So It Begins (FilePlanet Beta)

Well, people obviously have it now since forum threads are starting to pop up. AvSim has a nice...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/01/2006

FilePlanet Update

...and the saga continues. From what I can gather it appears that FilePlanet has a beta build they...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/28/2006

Demo Lesson Learned: Seagulls Must Work!

Ya know it's funny. Before we released the FSX demo the online forums where flooded with posts...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/23/2006

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

One of the last planning discussions I was involved with as I was making my transition to a new set...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/21/2006

The Last Word on Dual Core

Well, my last word, anyway. It seems there's quite a bit of anxiety on the FS boards about whether...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/21/2006

Stupid Flight Sim Tricks

Any Letterman fans out there? Well, here's one to try if you have the FSX demo: Launch any flight...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/18/2006

Many Thanks, Intrepid Demo Users!

A quick update on the Flight Simulator X demo: Thanks to all of you who've been clicking "Send to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/17/2006

Keep It Coming!

With the FSX demo not even a week old I want to give a "shout out" to all the folks that have tried...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/14/2006

Real World Weather Back Up

Looks like the upgrades went as planned as the weather servers are back online. Thanks for your...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/14/2006

Here's a Tip

So much of the buzz surrounding the demo seems to be about performance with a hailstorm of varying...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/12/2006

FS Real-World Weather...

UPDATE: The server facility is undergoing power system upgrades and is likely to be offline until...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/12/2006

More...

Reports from the field: Strange shading on aircraft that blinks with the lights: this is a bug with...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/12/2006

Demo Notes, Take III

Here's a few more hints on the demo that I've come across while purusing the forums. It won't help...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/11/2006

A Brave New World

Now that people have had a good couple of days to experience the FSX demo I thought I'd post my...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/11/2006

Just Like Election Night

I went home after work last night and monitored the forums to see who had a chance to download and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/10/2006

Phew!

Well, the demo version is out the door and getting ready for it's debut on GameSpot later today....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/09/2006

Fast Forward

...and then I woke up and it was August! How did that happen? Actually I think it has to do with...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/08/2006

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