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Question: most of addons are not free, so i am wondering if some of the addon suppliers are also providing a kind of payed assistance for clients that are willing to pay for online assistance ( ex teamviewer assistance?)

Many FSX users are expierenced computer geeks, but remember also many simmers are just amateurs who like to fly sims. Because of the huge number of addons, different releases, updates, all these different operating systems, different performance in PC systems,  there is no general advice that can be given to a user (in my opinion) in order to solve issues. Every single issue has to be evaluated, conc system performance, versions, history of downloads, etc.. Trying to solve a simple issue sometimes takes months, just because the user is not enough experienced to locate the small issue, burried somewhere inside one of  the thousands of files... so, as myself, i am sure there are hundreds of enthousiasts who like to fly, but they are encountering problems for 1 years already, payed a lot money in trying to find other addons that maybe work better ( can this be the target of the providers ?)    So , in my opinion, many users would be happy to have a choice:  keep on trying and trying with the help of forum-free-advice, OR, contacting a kind of service that sales blocks of teamviewer assistance time, in order to help people that have been messing around for months and spent also lots of money, searching for their systems to run smoothly

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While I see the necessity for this, I'm afraid there are not many specialists around who have the time to do so. I myself find me totally busy with testing and adopting all my tools to Windows 10 since months, installation and basic testing with the ever changing versions of P3D, so that I rarely find time for this forum, and development of new stuff, while it is clear what is needed, has almost come to halt due to these external issues forced upon me.

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It is a nice hobby, but indeed, it stays a hobby, meaning spare time hobby...

Unfortunatly w've arrived at a level that there are hundreds addons, more than 5 FSX versions, thousands of differences in PC performances, so this must lead to issues, especially when combining.

The negative point is that non-computergeek simmers often encounter issues,  and trying to solve these issues by means of forumhelp, can take weeks or even months (as i experienced myself).

PC vendors cannot help on these specialised matters, so... only one solution; patiently wait for help and keep on trying for weeks or months...

So i had the idea of people with some spare time, wanting to provide individual help be means of teamviewer sessions.

As teamviewer is not ment to be free for this purposes, this kind of help should be at a certain fee of course.

Most of addons are not free, so why should individual help be free ?

Also i nice idea would be to have specialised PC vendors that provide you a wish list with your preferences ( warbirds-airliners-jetfighters - wanted addons etc) then they assemble a PC meeting your needs,  with the needed performance and with the preferred addons installed, tuned and ready. More expensive ? Sure ! But worth considering; fly like a pro-sim or being busy for months to have the system where you want it to be...

 

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Maybe once I have retired, if my wife allows me...

But you speak about thousands of hours going into building such knowledge up, for 10 sales maybe, so the extra cost might easily be 10K$ or more - in a world that buys cheap only...

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It depends, i know people playing the sim on the addict with a ten years old PC and i now people using a triple laser-video-projector screen for their sim...

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