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On Orbit => Space Shuttle Mission Simulator (tm) => Topic started by: CapitanPiluso on July 30, 2009, 01:09:00 AM



Title: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CapitanPiluso on July 30, 2009, 01:09:00 AM
Hi everyone !
After playing for a week with the demo, I bought this game and I must say it's really AMAZING , I ve never seen a simulation of this quality, and the real thing is that designers know WHAT to do to get you hooked hours and hours trying to complete the missions.
Thanks for this great sim.

Regards


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: schmidtrock on July 30, 2009, 01:10:21 AM
Welcome aboard !


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Post by: USA~Driver on July 30, 2009, 01:18:08 AM
Seconded.   :D


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Post by: bradleyjs on July 30, 2009, 02:14:42 AM
Congrats!!! Now start saying goodbye to family and friends as you'll get addicted to want to spend plenty of time simming. ...


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Blotto on July 30, 2009, 03:47:04 AM
Welcome!!!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on July 30, 2009, 06:52:08 AM
/Whisper Mode On/ Don't tell him about the Synchronized Launches!  ;D /Whisper Mode Off/

/Admin
PS: Welcome Sir!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: bradleyjs on July 30, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
/Whisper Mode On/ Don't tell him about the Synchronized Launches!  ;D /Whisper Mode Off/

/Admin
PS: Welcome Sir!

Yep, that would be a terrible thing to tell a newbie!!! Might somehow cause "addiction"...


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CapitanPiluso on July 31, 2009, 01:18:41 AM
Congrats!!! Now start saying goodbye to family and friends as you'll get addicted to want to spend plenty of time simming. ...
Family and friends ...I guess these are the greater bug of this sim...lol :D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Mogget on July 31, 2009, 08:28:54 AM
Welcome to Space Academy, Capitan  :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Shadcuts on August 04, 2009, 07:40:39 AM
Hi folks,

I would like to greet everyone and introduce me in the community of SSM2007.  I bought the game today and i finished STS-1 mission and ho my god..  This is an incredible experience.  I tried DEMO version and i mean, i think this game will addict me. :o  The quality of graphic is very good and it's a great stuff for someone who like high quality simulation games like me.  I play MS Flight Simulator since 5 years.

I tought that it was an expensive game but like i saw, it seem to have a lot update since the game is launched.  I hope i'll enjoy for a long time.

You probably see that my english is not perfect then, your right ! My first language is french and I enjoy that we have a french topic.

Thanks for read me and have fun in orbit.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Nephi on August 04, 2009, 07:43:15 AM
Welcome aboard !
Bienvenue à bord :) N'hésite pas à nous rendre visite dans la section française qui est bien animée par ses divers membres !


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: uri_ba on August 04, 2009, 07:54:14 AM
welcome aboard! :)

the game has advanced quite a bit since the DEMO - I'm sure you'll have lots of fun! :)

As for english not being your primary language, nothing wrong with that. in fact it isn't it for many of us here :) but you will also find the french forum a friendly community too :) some good folks around there. (Nephi has posted faster then I did - see :P)


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Post by: Shadcuts on August 04, 2009, 06:32:10 PM
Thanks Nephi i'll go take a look soon.  8)

Thanks to you too uri_ba.  Well i think you post a lot of training video on youtube right ?   ;D This is cool.  It's a great stuff for me and you do a great job.  Gratz !!  ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: schmidtrock on August 04, 2009, 06:39:04 PM
Welcome aboard Shadcuts!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: uri_ba on August 04, 2009, 09:15:39 PM
Thanks to you too uri_ba.  Well i think you post a lot of training video on youtube right ?   ;D This is cool.  It's a great stuff for me and you do a great job.  Gratz !!  ;D
yeah,
Thats me alright, thank you for your kind words :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Ernst on August 04, 2009, 09:18:05 PM
Welcome aboard !
Bienvenue à bord :)

Välkommen ombord! :D


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Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 01:15:26 PM
Hey! It's Blazeord you can just call me Blaze

My wife bought me this last night, and would love to say great job on this awsome sim! will be hanging out here posting a lot getting to know all my fellow crew members as well. Feel free to say Hi, let me know what's on your mind, or tell me how your last mission went. After all. We are a team

Over, and out for now.
Best Regards
-Blazeord


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: schmidtrock on August 05, 2009, 01:54:41 PM
Welcome aboard Blaze !


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Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 02:21:45 PM
Welcome aboard Blaze !

Thank you schmidtrock!  8)


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Post by: Nephi on August 05, 2009, 03:14:37 PM
welcome aboard young astronaut :) Hope you'll reach stars and RMS mastery :)


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Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 03:54:41 PM
welcome aboard young astronaut :) Hope you'll reach stars and RMS mastery :)

Thank you Nephi, and completed my first RMS Mission! STS-41C Grappled my first try!  ;D but not without the help of the Grapple Index Cards. Love SSM2007 & RMS


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Blotto on August 05, 2009, 05:15:57 PM
Welcome Blaze!!


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Post by: USA~Driver on August 05, 2009, 05:34:01 PM
Hey! It's Blazeord you can just call me Blaze

My wife bought me this last night, and would love to say great job on this awsome sim!

A trip to a florist might be in order.......


Welcome aboard !    ;)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 05, 2009, 05:44:03 PM
Seeing that some of you like to "make an entrance", here is a thread to keep it all and tidy where any of you can post their "I've just joined the Astronaut Candidates team", and where the old hands can say their welcomes, give a friendly pat on the shoulder, shake hands, and so on  8)

Have lots of fun!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Lieste on August 05, 2009, 06:37:53 PM
Probably a trifle late to make my initial introductions ;)

Anyhow... I'm in QA, studied aero engineering, and have been flying simulations since 1982.

Still remember "Lightning Simulator" for the ZX48 which had analogue controls (keyboard), a gun cam, ILS, in flight refueling, and with it the (completely unreasonable) ability to fly from the UK to (say) Kuwait, and V and N limits for stores and flaps/gear.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 06:43:23 PM
Welcome Blaze!!

Thank You Blotto! :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 06:47:12 PM
Hey! It's Blazeord you can just call me Blaze

My wife bought me this last night, and would love to say great job on this awsome sim!

A trip to a florist might be in order.......


Welcome aboard !    ;)

Thank you, and already did that, and took her out to dinner. :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Shadcuts on August 05, 2009, 07:40:31 PM
Welcome Blaze and have fun in orbit !  :D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: blazeord on August 05, 2009, 07:59:12 PM
Welcome Blaze and have fun in orbit !  :D

I will, and thank you all for the warm welcome! :)


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Post by: blazeord on August 06, 2009, 04:19:00 AM
Welcome aboard Shadcuts!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: yoti980 on August 06, 2009, 04:59:59 AM
As soon as the flight surgeon clears you we'll get you on board lol... Welcome aboard man!!


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Post by: sgi on August 06, 2009, 09:35:37 AM
Welcome aboard, and my compliments for your grapple in STS-41c! It was not a simple start!
P.S.= I love RMS operations too!
Gianluca


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: blazeord on August 06, 2009, 10:46:28 AM
Thanks sgi yes it can be tough, but I love RMS!  8)


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Post by: Admin on August 06, 2009, 02:02:17 PM
Probably a trifle late to make my initial introductions ;)

Anyhow... I'm in QA, studied aero engineering, and have been flying simulations since 1982.

Still remember "Lightning Simulator" for the ZX48 which had analogue controls (keyboard), a gun cam, ILS, in flight refueling, and with it the (completely unreasonable) ability to fly from the UK to (say) Kuwait, and V and N limits for stores and flaps/gear.

Oh, the venerable Sinclair! I started my "career" on the ZX81 with the Psion Flight Simulator (AKA "the attack of the moving blobs") and moved on to Apple (FS I, FS II etc.), in parallel on the ZX Spectrum with the Psion FS again ("high res" and color) - it had two NDBs and two airports (and a lake) etc. Then the cool Apache and F16 from Digital Integration... memories....

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 06, 2009, 02:03:33 PM
Kindly locked this one since the "new dedicated thread for intros :)

/Admin


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Post by: Admin on August 06, 2009, 02:03:47 PM
Kindly locked this one since the "new dedicated thread for intros :)

/Admin


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Post by: Pocci on August 06, 2009, 03:47:46 PM
Ohh yea, I had a ZX Spectrum as well.
I should try to load the Psion Flight Simulator
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0001797
into the Spectrum emulator on my Psion computer. ;)

Armin


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Post by: bradleyjs on August 09, 2009, 06:22:11 PM
You guys are ancient!!  :D  And so am I!!

My first computer was an Apple IIc (cut my teeth on a co-workers IIe -- no disk drive just a cassette tape for storage) and I purchased Flight Sim v2.0 and F-15 Strike Eagle -- the graphics were incredible! On a green Monochrome monitor, I believe I was getting about 5 FPS and would have to move the CH Joystick about 7-seconds in advance of any movement/translation... What a great system that was!!!    j/k  

Eventually, moved into a IBM PC/XT, then the infamous IBM PC/AT - x286 powerhouse clocking at a massive 10mhz in Turbo mode -- or something like that.... LOL!!

Finally the USAF purchaed Zenith Z80 computers with a 5MB harddrive -- now there was some serious processing power!!!

 Those were the days!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: John Adams on September 10, 2009, 06:54:05 AM
Another new guy checking in here!

I played the demo through several times and I finally went and bought the game (thankfully), and now I'm addicted and haven't stopped playing for several hours straight! Looking forward to meeting the community!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 10, 2009, 07:53:09 AM
Another new guy checking in here!

I played the demo through several times and I finally went and bought the game (thankfully), and now I'm addicted and haven't stopped playing for several hours straight! Looking forward to meeting the community!

Welcome to the community John! I hope you have enough food rations ready, because you won't be leaving that PC anytime soon :)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: marvx on September 11, 2009, 08:31:05 AM
Welcome Aboard, John Adams. You disovered the most friendly, informative and topic-stick Community in the web. Addiction rate: HIGH ;)

/Marvx


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: FAAmecanic on September 12, 2009, 01:04:21 AM
Just got the sim yesterday (and have yet to figure out how to RCS my way into a proper attitude after my second OMS burn in STS-1)....

But am having a BLAST!  Great job devs on a great product...very engrossing indeed!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: marvx on September 12, 2009, 01:06:21 AM
And a warm welcome aboard,Sir!

/Marvx


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: neosonic2k on September 26, 2009, 11:32:19 PM
Hello!! I'm new here. I've been playing the demo for quite a while now, and now I managed to purchase the sim. Well worth my $50. Best Space Shuttle sim ever. See ya in the next sync launch!!!!!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: uri_ba on September 27, 2009, 12:04:41 AM
welcome aboard :) (and don't forget to patch up :))


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Post by: FAAmecanic on September 27, 2009, 02:27:41 AM
Welcome NEO!

Just remember (especially with STS103) PATIENCE....  dont let frustration ruin it for you.  Usually after a hard mission I find myself saying "why was that so hard"..then play it a second time and whiz through it.


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Post by: AztecConsulting on September 28, 2009, 06:18:03 AM
It’s funny that I have completed four missions before I noticed this thread…

I am a Sr. Programmer/Analyst at GameStop, the world’s largest Video Game retailer.  I live in the Dallas, Fort-Worth Texas suburb of Hurst.  For GameStop, I work on “Line of Business” systems like Inventory Management, Pricing, Allocation, Etc.  I have been with GameStop for almost 15 years but I started in a store in Columbus Ohio as temporary seasonal help…Guess the season never ended!  I have worked on everything from our Point of Sales systems to Help Desk call tracking systems. 

I also have been known to play a game or two…Let’s face it, I partially got a job a GameStop for the discount, and then I found a career.  I have played many games and been fortunate to beta test most on-line games.

In addition to my “day job” I am a free-lance writer for Examiner.Com as the Hurst Community Examiner.  I am also involved in local Government as a member of the City of Hurst’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. 

I don’t know what you may be looking for here by way of introduction, so I’ll wrap up by saying if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to ask!


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Post by: neosonic2k on September 28, 2009, 06:16:25 PM
Wow, that's great, Aztec! You got a lot of experience under the belt!

Me, I'm studying programming, and currently trying to get a job at Gamestop (among many other countless employers I've applied to...). :P Things are tough over here at PR. Wish me luck. :P I need the cash to keep studying. Don't wanna keep increasing my loan amount... T-T;;

I've been working with computers since I was 8. Of course, they were playthings by that age. 286's, 386's... wow, the 486 was a monster at that time... Windows 3.1... DOS 6.22... Win95... Those were the days indeed. I repair computers nowadays, although I've yet to be certified on A+ (aiming for that, both A+ and Network+ on November, I'm almost done with the courses!)

I've harbored a keen interest on all things NASA, but it wasn't until 1 minute before STS-119 lifted off that I truly became fascinated (and addicted) to it. I remember that a friend of mine called saying "Hey, the space rocket with the guy of puertorrican heritage (Joseph Acaba) is about to take off! Go to nasa.gov/ntv!". I followed the mission from that point on and grew incredibly fascinated by it. To the point that from that mission onward, I'd be showing highlights of all missions on my Facebook to all my friends, especially launch and landing days. I've made a point of not missing any ISS passes over where I live (there's a viewing opportunity tonight, a friend of mine's going to use what I call the super telescope camera, because it takes highly detailed and sharp pictures of even the moon, and while hand-held, too). All in all, really addicted. Until I said to myself, "Hmm... ...I wonder if at this point in time someone has made a space shuttle simulator...?"

...and here I am. :P Thanks for your welcomes. ^_^ And yup, I'm patched at 4.05. :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: MDBenson on September 30, 2009, 12:46:24 PM
Hey there, had SSM2007 since last Thursday, played the demo STS-1 mission and was totally hooked on it.

I'd just like t0o say what an excellent sim it is. It's so good, I even get butterflies at 9:00 hold waiting to Launch Control to give the go for launch just like I do on real launches ;)

I'm currently on STS-8 and trying to work out how to use the RMS arm - it's probably the hardest job on the entire shuttle!!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 30, 2009, 01:10:39 PM
Man, we have some serious gamers joining in! Welcome to the freak club and check your Oxygen levels. We have many more missions and goodies for you in store.

Adventure never ends!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: spaceboy7441 on September 30, 2009, 09:24:31 PM
Hey there, had SSM2007 since last Thursday, played the demo STS-1 mission and was totally hooked on it.

I'd just like t0o say what an excellent sim it is. It's so good, I even get butterflies at 9:00 hold waiting to Launch Control to give the go for launch just like I do on real launches ;)

I'm currently on STS-8 and trying to work out how to use the RMS arm - it's probably the hardest job on the entire shuttle!!
Wait until you get to the new rendezvous and docking. I have only done TORVA twice and that is all I have done since the new SP came. (Way too busy with school :() And I am a veteran or very close to one and I still have a bit of trouble with it. The RMS ops at least for me will come and will become as easy as OMS burns. Well not exactly but you get what I am saying. :)

Good luck and I would advise you run a few missions before STS-100 and STS-98 ;) They are the most fun/hardest missions. But you will get the hang of it. :)


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Post by: neosonic2k on October 03, 2009, 02:15:59 AM
I did one of the missions to the ISS... I think it was STS-124... the Kibo module mission. It was kinda easy to figure out to approach the station, and the RPM maneuver... but to get to the front, I sorta did an L rather than a curve, as the Shuttle traditionally does, translating forward till I was a bit ways off, then translated up till I was more or less aligned with the front, THEN pitched the Shuttle so the docking port faced the ISS, then closed in. It wasn't pretty but it got me docked. The 3D view is awesome for this, it almost gives your the feeling that you're in there, looking at the monitor, then at the Line of Sight indicator (in el/az mode), then up at the ISS, and back again, until the PMA is visible in the back window, about to latch to the Shuttle's docking port. :P

The RMS grapple cards are a tremendous help. I'd recommend it for those people having loads of problems getting to that grapple point, just make sure not to crash the RMS into the Shuttle or satellite or ISS while you're at it.

I'm lovin' this sim.


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Post by: Phixit on October 07, 2009, 12:55:29 PM
Hey all. Just bought the sim last night and been enjoying my purchase. I've completed sts-1 (easy since I played the demo) and just did sts-47. I know I skipped a few, but I was excited to float into the spacelab. Awesome work! I've been playing on hard using checklists, which in my opinion is a lot more fun. Next up sts-8 and the rms!

Thanks a lot for the sim!  :)


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Post by: lelleck on October 08, 2009, 01:08:17 PM
Hello, Im Henrik from Sweden. I´m 42 and work as tech on a powerplant.
i have harboured an interest in spaceflight since childhood reading all the books, and i have a clear memory from elementary school when i was about 10, my classmate said "hey they have build the Enterprise" and i was elated  ;D. Been at flightsimulation since FSII, on PC, then ATARI and finaly PC again in FSX, and hey admin: F16 from DI was really state of the art when it came!

My main interest in FS is procedural operations and heavy iron, and when i saw the ads on SSM2007 on AVSIM, the circle was complete, there would be spaceflight and heavyduty procedures and ops. What really tilted me over was reading a book by Fuglesang.

I have completed the first 3 misions, but had to abort STS51A, as the ACD wasnt cooperating that time. However, the entry and landing was magic!:
- my girlfriend watched and said: "hey that looked just like in the videos on L2!

FS fans know how a good landing feels, and that one topped them all!! 
Big kudos to the devteam!! , and admin? pls have a look at my post in suggestions in the "feedback in EVA" regarding 2D panels. Thanks for reading
Henrik owenius

STS 1 , STS 8 , STS 41C


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Post by: erk84 on October 23, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
hey everyone my name is eric im 24 and im a firefighter/emt....but in my free time i fly model rockets and remote control airplanes... i just bought this game after playing the demo over and over and over again...had to wait for the money...im a space nerd so i love this game...i just wanted to say hi


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Burger on October 26, 2009, 09:00:00 AM
Hi All, Time to introduce myself - I've been a "lurker" on this forum since getting SSM about 6 months ago, mainly because lack of time meant I was only able to slowly complete a couple of missions.

But having just had holidays from work means I was able to devote some serious time to the sim, & I've had a blast - this sim is brilliant! The attention to detail is amazing, the graphics are gorgeous, the sense of "being there" in the 3-D cockpit is excellent, & the excitement when approaching the ISS to dock or turning onto final to land is unreal. Congratulations to the developers for such a brilliant effort & for the tremendous ongoing updates/support.

So far I've completed 10 missions (following the "star" route), & am halfway thru STS-116. Oh yeah, my name's Steve, I work as Customer Service Adviser, have a Private Pilot's Licence, am a keen glider pilot & part owner of a "Jabiru" light sports aircraft. I'm a space fan from way back (can still clearly remember the first Shuttle launch in '81), & also enjoy Falcon, Condor & FSX.

I've enclosed a pic of where I live. Just above Discovery's wingtip you can see an island (Kangaroo Island). North of this you can see a peninsula shaped like a backwards "L". If you draw a line across the bottom of the "L" to the east, across the triangular shaped gulf, where you hit land on the other side is the location of Adelaide, capital city of South Australia. I live about 12 miles south of Adelaide, my power plane is based at Aldinga airfield another 10 miles south, & I fly gliders at Gawler airfield about 20 miles north of Adelaide. Thanks for reading, any other Australians on here? 

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6281/ohead1b.th.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/ohead1b.jpg/)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on October 26, 2009, 10:48:13 AM
Hi All, Time to introduce myself - I've been a "lurker" on this forum since getting SSM about 6 months ago, mainly because lack of time meant I was only able to slowly complete a couple of missions.

...<SNIP>... Thanks for reading, any other Australians on here? 


Welcome "Burger",

...and thank you for the warm words. I know that we have a quite a "few" Ozzies and NZs around here. Enjoy your stay, the company and the sim.

See you in Space, :)
/Admin


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Post by: ganlhi on October 28, 2009, 08:49:45 AM
Hi !

After a week playing the demo version, I bought the soft yesterday and I'm very excited about all the available missions and features !

See you, space cowboys ;)


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Post by: sean72714ar@yahoo.com on November 20, 2009, 07:01:47 PM
Hi everybody;

It has been a while since I've been on here and I finally downloaded SSM07 and man game feels so real.

I purchased the game back in 2007 when it first came out, but I was having a few technical difficulties.  Like switching from XP to Vista, finding out that SSM07 doesn't work on Vista.

So I took Vista out and put XP back in and now the game works like a charm.

Since it has been a while, I was wondering how I can obtain "back issues", if you will, on the service packs and mission packs?

For the longest time, I have enjoyed model rocketry.  And I think that this game is for all those who enjoy the hobby of sending a rocket or in this case the space shuttle into orbit and then landing it safely back to Earth.

Thanks a bunch.

Sean


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: christra on November 20, 2009, 08:04:32 PM
Welcome back! Just download the latest pack and install it. They are all cumulative.


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Post by: fleurenf on November 24, 2009, 10:06:54 PM
Hi all,

My name is Fred and I'm currently 53 years old.... well 54 tomorrow.  Purchased the SSM not long ago and now have updated to the latest version.  Looking forward to starting the missions and challenges ahead.  I too am an Aussie and live in Adelaide South Austalia so I look forward to checking out the globe from another perspective  ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Phixit on November 24, 2009, 10:44:59 PM
My name is Fred and I'm currently 53 years old.... well 54 tomorrow.

Welcome and happy birthday!  ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Jeff B on November 25, 2009, 09:57:26 AM
Enjoy this sim i know you will its hard no to. I too am an aussie in Melbourne. Good luck! and enter the shuttle when ready . . . T -1.50 and counting


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: JLM on November 25, 2009, 12:50:47 PM
Good day mates!, have you guys wrestled any crocs lately or threw a boomerang or seen a Kangaroo lately mates? :D ;D

I was only kidding , I hope I didn't affend you guys.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: baw563 on November 25, 2009, 02:30:13 PM
Hi All ,
just got SSM2007, so new to this sim i am a flight-sim X fan but this is way different looking forward to all the missions , by the way where do i get mission help if i need it ?.

well done on a first class simulation.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: bradleyjs on November 25, 2009, 09:29:00 PM
You can try the "Ground School" and the "Help, Hints & Tips" sections on this forum..

Also, there is plenty of info on the Wiki site (Tutorials and Media section) - http://wiki.ssm-fans.info/

Here's another site that can provide help too: http://portal.ssm-fans.info/index.php/blog


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: fleurenf on November 25, 2009, 10:00:08 PM
Good day mates!, have you guys wrestled any crocs lately or threw a boomerang or seen a Kangaroo lately mates? :D ;D

I was only kidding , I hope I didn't affend you guys.

G'day JLM,  for crocs one would have to travel to the Northern Territory (a 3 to 4 hour flight) where they roam around freely but for the 'Roos, about 1 hour from home and there are plenty to see.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on November 26, 2009, 09:21:38 AM
You can try the "Ground School" and the "Help, Hints & Tips" sections on this forum..

Also, there is plenty of info on the Wiki site (Tutorials and Media section) - http://wiki.ssm-fans.info/

Here's another site that can provide help too: http://portal.ssm-fans.info/index.php/blog

.....and of course, you can do a forum search here and if nothing is found on the subject, by all means feel free to post your question (in the appropriate board of course ;))

/Admin


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Post by: asterix on November 26, 2009, 01:01:59 PM
Good day mates!, have you guys wrestled any crocs lately or threw a boomerang or seen a Kangaroo lately mates? :D ;D

I was only kidding , I hope I didn't affend you guys.

Just don't mention the Ashes or Rugby World Cup ;D


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Post by: Richard R on December 24, 2009, 12:55:03 AM
Hi Guys I'm Richard R I'm from North Texas aprx 250 miles north OF JSC (Johnson Space Center) I love this sim. it's good to be onboard with you guys looking forward to many missions and wishing all my fellow crew members Happy holidays..


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: JLM on December 24, 2009, 02:11:41 AM
Welcome, live long and prosper Richard R! I'm JLM and welcome to Space Shuttle Mission and the forum. 8)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Jason on January 04, 2010, 03:15:18 AM
Hi everyone! After some doubt I made the step and bought myself a copy. Already completed the first mission without too many problems, looking forward to the real work.

I'm Jason, born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 18 years of age and studying Aerospace Engineering. I'm not quite sure what I wan't to do after I finish my study, but becoming an astronaut crosses my mind now and then.. though I think the chance is little. But for now, this is the closest I can get.

Might be a bit late, but I want to wish everyone the best for 2010, the last year of the shuttle. I'll keep you updated on my progress!  ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on January 04, 2010, 02:55:38 PM
Hi everyone! After some doubt I made the step and bought myself a copy. Already completed the first mission without too many problems, looking forward to the real work.

I'm Jason, born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 18 years of age and studying Aerospace Engineering. I'm not quite sure what I wan't to do after I finish my study, but becoming an astronaut crosses my mind now and then.. though I think the chance is little. But for now, this is the closest I can get.

Might be a bit late, but I want to wish everyone the best for 2010, the last year of the shuttle. I'll keep you updated on my progress!  ;D
Hi Jason,

Welcome to the SSM2007 world. Although 2010 may well be the last year of the (real) Shuttle, at this end we're commited to keeping it alive for many years after the last Shuttle makes the last flight to the ISS.

/Admin


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Post by: Jason on January 04, 2010, 03:26:13 PM
Sounds like music in my ears Admin!  :P


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Buzz on January 20, 2010, 07:43:37 PM
Hi to All, New but already addicted "astronaut" here..  :D


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Post by: Richard R on January 20, 2010, 08:38:19 PM
Welcome Aboard Buzz....


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Nicholas on January 29, 2010, 06:20:52 AM
Hi everyone,

Nicholas, 29, I'm a CPL-IR student pilot in Strasbourg, France.
Like everyone here, when I was young, I wanted to be an astronaut. In my case I wanted to be pilot too & that's what I'm doing right now, unfortunately not in space like in my dreams (but I'm watching very carefully the privatization of spaceflights).

I bought SSM2K7 'cause I'm a fan of a lot of flight simulators (Flightgear, X-Plane, Eagle3D, Elite Pilot, Falcon, Fly!, Shuttle, Virgin Shuttle, Silent Wings, MarsFlight, Exoflight, etc...), and the STS is one of the most complex vehicle to fly, mainly because it combines a blend of old technology with new, a great challenge ;)

By the way, if the game developers read this, hats off to you, you've done an impressive work!

Freely,
Nicholas


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Post by: caldero on February 02, 2010, 02:58:11 PM
Hello to all the people aboard!

Congrats to the developers of this marvellous sim SSM2007 and to all the hardcore simmers who make it better with tips & tricks, tutorials, wiki pages, and so on. I´m enjoying a lot reading the forum. My English is not native nor very fluent but I do my best for writing.

I´m a newcomer (total newbie) from Spain. Yes we have in Spain 1 & 1/2 astronauts with several US STS´s an Russian trips in their flight logs, including a few EVA´s: Pedro Duque & Michael Lopez Alegria. 

I downloaded the demo STS-1 and tried it several times before purchasing the sim and I´m highly impressed by SSM2007. Landing is no problem at all (I came from many many many flight simulator, civil and military sides) but yesterday i tried STS-88 for the first time an the RMS is another history... :-[ ::) so its time for reading docs and training a lot!

(By the way, to active member Dee-Jay from France: I think we have flown togheter in the past some F4AF intl. mission. I´m from the 5Js, pleased to meet you again)

And pleased to meet you all.


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Post by: Admin on February 02, 2010, 03:01:40 PM
Another warm welcome to all the new Virtual Astronauts!

Enjoy the sim, the forum and the company!

/Admin


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Post by: schmidtrock on February 02, 2010, 04:46:52 PM
Welcome to the community newcomers!
Community Synch Launch coming soon!


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Post by: rocket_man55 on March 02, 2010, 01:37:39 AM
Hey guys! I guess im just.. Reintroduceing myself. I was once a member of this place wayyy back in the year of 2008 but then i became very inactive because of multiple HHD and computer failures. But now I AM BACK. :3 I see that alot of work has been done with the sim and it is all VERY good. :3 I look foward to remeeting some of you.. and meeting some new friends. :3

Rocket_Man55


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Post by: Jeff B on March 02, 2010, 04:50:55 AM
Welcome back!  Lots of new features & missions to catch up on.

Dont waste another a minute . . . jump in and lift off!!


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Post by: schmidtrock on March 02, 2010, 12:42:26 PM
Welcome back Rocket_Man55! I'm sure you'll be pleased with the advancement of the sim!


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Post by: StarlightExpress on March 02, 2010, 08:30:09 PM
Hey everyone. Just getting started but already in love!
I look forward to being part of the community.  :)


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Post by: Richard R on March 03, 2010, 12:26:46 AM
Welcome aboard guys....


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Post by: rocket_man55 on March 03, 2010, 03:34:59 PM
Oh yes.. I am extreamly pleased at the progress of this sim. It is VERY well done. :3 I have compleated STS-1, STS-8, and the Aries rocket test mission. I love it. :3 I also love the free float feature. :3 Very nice. Kind of hard to get used to though. :p


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Post by: CapCom71 on March 04, 2010, 10:21:02 PM
Hi there,

now indeed, here´s a German astronaut, I lived 16 years 1 KM away at cologne Porz-Wahn where each (at least) european astronaut gets his/her 16-month basic training, so it´s just natural that I joined here at least :-)

Cheers

Jorg


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Post by: rstites950 on March 16, 2010, 11:26:42 PM
I played with the demo for a few days then purchased the game.  First time posting but I have been reading the posts for tips and tricks for about a week now.  Great sim.  Finished SST-51A today and I must say it was very stressful.  LOL.

Go KU! 
RMS


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Post by: Admin on March 18, 2010, 07:31:38 AM
...  Great sim.  Finished SST-51A today and I must say it was very stressful.  LOL.

Go KU! 
RMS

Now do that in HARD mode and you'll re-define "stressful" - LOL!

Welcome to the community, "rstites950"!

/Admin


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Post by: ASFalcon13 on March 20, 2010, 09:29:25 AM
Howdy folks!

I'm an Aerospace Engineer working down here at JSC.  I'm working on Orion, but I grew up with the Shuttle...it's been around longer than I have!  I was thrilled to see that someone had made a detailed full-system simulation of it!

I've got a lot of sim background.  Most recently, it's been Flight Simulator X, with the Level-D 767 addon, and Shuttle.  I was a TA in college teaching flight dynamics labs in an old Link motion simulator, and later on I TA'd a systems and automation course with the Level-D 767.  I've flown the KC-135 full-motion sim at Fairchild AFB, and have commanded the shuttle sim at Spacecamp (yeah, they have Adult Space Academy...go check it out!).  I've even worked on development for some "serious" simulations in the aerospace industry.  On top of that, I've got a private pilot license.

In other words, I've seen a whole bunch of simulation.  Probably more than is good for my health...

With that in mind, I've gotta say...y'all have nailed it!  Absolutely stunning!  It's definitely evident that y'all put some hard work into this.

I finished the STS-1 tutorial tonight, and am definitely looking forward to digging deeper into the sim.  In an earlier post, bradleyjs mentioned something about saying goodbye to friends and family...definitely add "sleep" to the list of things that this sim will eat up!

Glad to meet you all!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: desktopsimmer on March 20, 2010, 10:00:56 AM
Hello there and say goodbye to the following: Sleep, family & friends (limited), restroom breaks, regular food intervals, real daylight, use of legs (in simulated space, who needs them!), sanity...

Get worried when you start thinking about SSM2007 every 10 seconds, you approximate real-life things to shuttle procedures, or you want to press Next Event at work :)

P.S. Like the signature


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Post by: lassombra on April 03, 2010, 06:03:42 PM
Hey, my name is brian.  I am 23, and a private pilot.  I work as a ground handler for a major airline (which shall remain unnamed).  I have always been enamored with space flight, so when I discovered ssm2007, I didn't even think before dropping the 50 bucks to buy it, and I'm glad I did!  I'm working on STS-41C right now, after having completed STS-1, STS-8, and STS-121 all on hard.  It definitely takes some learning, but I think it's a great sim!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on April 03, 2010, 07:58:57 PM
Glad to have you with us, Brian!

Happy simming around Earth!

/Admin 


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Post by: schmidtrock on April 03, 2010, 08:35:36 PM
Glad to have all of you with us! Welcome aboard!


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Post by: M31 on April 05, 2010, 09:05:41 AM
Hi all, My name is Colin from Scotland UK, after having tried the demo a few times I ordered the full sim at the weekend, have added the SP and patch and look fwd to learning this simulation, also watching the live Shuttle STS-131 launch today on NASA TV.

Cheers.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on April 05, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
Hi all, My name is Colin from Scotland UK, after having tried the demo a few times I ordered the full sim at the weekend, have added the SP and patch and look fwd to learning this simulation, also watching the live Shuttle STS-131 launch today on NASA TV.

Cheers.

Welcome M31,

Set your RSS reader to http://ssm2007.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default and get the news as soon as they are released.

/Admin


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Post by: USA~Driver on April 05, 2010, 03:12:41 PM
Good luck in all endeavours to all the new astros.   :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Brian MacMillan on May 13, 2010, 01:13:48 PM
Good morning all,

As a long time space junkie and flight sim addict, I've been waiting for many years for a realistic space simulation to come out. When Space Shuttle Mission debuted, I knew I would eventually jump on board. Now that I'm out for three weeks recuperating from some minor surgery, I saw no reason not to buy it. One word: Wow! I'm a sucker for procedures and immersion and Space Shuttle Mission is simply amazing in that regard. I was so wrapped up in it last night after installing it, I forogt to take my pain meds! That's what you call therapeutic.... To the developers I say thanks for an amazing sim that is the obvious product of a lot of hard work, dedication and attention to detail. Needless to say...my wife doesn't share my enthusiasm :)


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Post by: Pocci on May 14, 2010, 12:19:18 PM
Welcome on board. Don't forget to start STS-125 at 11:35 EDT from the T-1:50 point. Maybe it is a little too much to follow a launch live for a newcomer, but you can stop, load STS-125 at T-1 minute, pause and wait for 2:19:07 pm to unpause and follow NASA TV on a second computer or TV.

/Armin


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Post by: Admin on May 15, 2010, 07:31:44 AM
Good morning all,

As a long time space junkie and flight sim addict, I've been waiting for many years for a realistic space simulation to come out. When Space Shuttle Mission debuted, I knew I would eventually jump on board. Now that I'm out for three weeks recuperating from some minor surgery, I saw no reason not to buy it. One word: Wow! I'm a sucker for procedures and immersion and Space Shuttle Mission is simply amazing in that regard. I was so wrapped up in it last night after installing it, I forogt to take my pain meds! That's what you call therapeutic.... To the developers I say thanks for an amazing sim that is the obvious product of a lot of hard work, dedication and attention to detail. Needless to say...my wife doesn't share my enthusiasm :)

Welcome on board Brian and thank you for the warm words!

I am sad to hear that it took a surgery to get you here - LOL - and we all wish youba quick and complete recovery, though we have no real cure for your new addiction, and for the wife complications and side effects.

Make sure you explore all the resources here and on the associated websites (check the SSM on the web post in the Announcements board).

I am sure you'll find plenty of pain-killer material :)

/Admin


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Post by: Torgonius on May 15, 2010, 10:31:19 PM
Long time flight simmer, back to the subLogic days on an Apple 2, and long time user of Shuttle. I was actually born the same time Apollo 11 lifted off.

Tried out the demo a couple days ago, and bought the game that night.

Looking forward to seeing more of the missions get added as time goes by.


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Post by: schmidtrock on May 15, 2010, 11:59:55 PM
Welcome aboard to you new folks! Great to have you here.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on May 16, 2010, 10:12:51 AM
Long time flight simmer, back to the subLogic days on an Apple 2, and long time user of Shuttle. I was actually born the same time Apollo 11 lifted off.

Tried out the demo a couple days ago, and bought the game that night.

Looking forward to seeing more of the missions get added as time goes by.

Welcome!

That's a great date to be born, Torgonius! I guess you had a great party during the 40 years to Apollo missions celebrations, eh?  8)

/Admin


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Post by: spock47 on May 16, 2010, 03:16:09 PM
just downloaded the game last week really good simulator


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Post by: Admin on May 16, 2010, 03:29:42 PM
just downloaded the game last week really good simulator

Hello Mister "Spock47",

Finally a Vulcan! Please fill in the Age Poll on the Polls board. As you see, we do have an upper limit of 300 years-old :)

Welcome!
/Admin


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Post by: spock47 on May 16, 2010, 08:34:38 PM
thanks for the welcome glad to be part of a great sim that will grow just put in my age on the poll looking forward to many shuttle hours


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Post by: Kingfosco on May 22, 2010, 02:24:14 PM
Hi all! My name is Alessandro and I live in Italy. Congratulations for this great piece of simulator, really addicting  ;D.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: schmidtrock on May 22, 2010, 08:29:01 PM
Hello Alessandro, welcome to the community!


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Post by: Richard R on May 23, 2010, 03:19:03 AM
 Alessandro welcome to the cyber astronaut corps.

Richard R


Title: I finally finished STS-1
Post by: InfiniteJoy on May 30, 2010, 07:19:33 PM
After a few glitches with the program skipping steps and a horrible time landing, I finally finished STS-1.  

This is the most amazing computer game ever.  I applied to NASA ASCAN last year in the hopes of this kind of experience...but this is as good as it will get for this man and now my kids can join in the fun too...

Chris
Minnesota


Title: Re: I finally finished STS-1
Post by: Admin on June 01, 2010, 05:35:42 PM
After a few glitches with the program skipping steps and a horrible time landing, I finally finished STS-1.  

This is the most amazing computer game ever.  I applied to NASA ASCAN last year in the hopes of this kind of experience...but this is as good as it will get for this man and now my kids can join in the fun too...

Chris
Minnesota

Welcome to the virtual ASCAN Academy Chris,

You better start flying and prepare for the next version of SSM! You'll need every ounce of sweat you spend on SSM2007 - 8)
 
/Admin


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Post by: Augustus on July 15, 2010, 07:21:07 AM
Hi.
I am located near Munich and new here.
At the moment I have fun with SSM 2007.
So: Launch the Schuttle !


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Post by: Nats on August 09, 2010, 12:13:48 PM
Hello my name is Nigel I'm from York in England, UK. I just bought this sim after trying the demo because I used to have the old Virgin Space Shuttle game for my Amiga 600. I remember seeing the first Columbia launch - I took the day off school just for it and recorded the audio on my old cassette recorder to listen again and again later - I will never forget that launch.

In fact I am surprised it took so long for me to buy this game as I've been looking at the website on and off for years now and I've always been interested in spaceflight. I guess because its actually quite a slow game I had to be in the right mood.

Ive always also liked astronomy and I got Starry Night Sky Pro a few months ago which is great for seeing the ISS and various satellites. I did see the ISS go over a few months ago which maybe seeded the item of buying this game - who knows? I looked for the HTV but got the timing or something completely wrong for some reason and never saw the shuttle docked, next mission I will be looking for it though.

Anyway I am up to mission STS-8 on medium difficulty and I've already blown up one shuttle due to re-entering at the wrong attitude, and crashed on landing several times. Certainly the game is difficult but I like a challenge. I am looking forward to the ISS missions.

Dont know whats going on at the moment with PC gaming - Shuttle, Space Shuttle Mission 2007, and very soon the Apollo/Space Shuttle Simulator (which looks pants but still nice to see these things coming out). Whats going to be next - a Wing Commander remake? Elite 4? Interesting times that's for sure.


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Post by: Ron737 on September 04, 2010, 08:24:45 PM
Hello I'm new here I'm Ron from the USA.  I just bought this sim from my locial Bestbuy store its called the collector's edition.  Anyway what a great sim I've been working with STS-1 lastnight.  I come from a backround with many years in MicroSoft flgihtsim and the VATSIM network.  I was always looking for a good space simutlator.
Thanks for great product and hello to everyone.
 


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Ronin on September 11, 2010, 12:30:26 PM
Hello everybody,

I'm new here, I'm from Germany and after a visit to Merrit Island this May(including KSC Admission, Astronaut Training Experience and Launch viewing of STS-132 from Titusville) I am more addicted to the STS program than I ever was.

I found this simulator 2 weeks ago and I am looking forward to accomplish all the provided missions one by one. Yesterday I finished STS-51A, you did a great job with this sim, keep up the good work! I'll try to finish all missions before SSM2010 is getting released, because then I can start all over again! ;-)

I can't wait to fly my first ISS mission, this stuff is so great! I am really glad to be part of this terrific community now, I could spent hours (wait... I acually do) reading your discussions about radiator deployment and all that.

So, to make a long story short: great sim, great community, for long fun evenings to come!

Good luck with your missions and see you all in orbit! Godspeed!

Cheers,
Ronin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 11, 2010, 02:58:25 PM
Hello everybody,

I'm new here, I'm from Germany and after a visit to Merrit Island this May(including KSC Admission, Astronaut Training Experience and Launch viewing of STS-132 from Titusville) I am more addicted to the STS program than I ever was.

I found this simulator 2 weeks ago and I am looking forward to accomplish all the provided missions one by one. Yesterday I finished STS-51A, you did a great job with this sim, keep up the good work! I'll try to finish all missions before SSM2010 is getting released, because then I can start all over again! ;-)

I can't wait to fly my first ISS mission, this stuff is so great! I am really glad to be part of this terrific community now, I could spent hours (wait... I acually do) reading your discussions about radiator deployment and all that.

So, to make a long story short: great sim, great community, for long fun evenings to come!

Good luck with your missions and see you all in orbit! Godspeed!

Cheers,
Ronin

Welcome Ronin,

We are happy you're enjoying being on (virtual) orbit together with us.

Now we're working on the next generation of the sim with which we hope to surprise the community with new, cool features and missions.

Have fun!
/Admin


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Post by: christra on September 11, 2010, 03:43:37 PM
Hallo Ronin,

willkommen an Bord!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on September 12, 2010, 01:40:18 AM
Welcome Aboard Ronin!

Richard R


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2010, 02:08:39 PM
Hi all,

At first, saddened for my not very correct English!
I had the happiness to discover the space in July1969, since it became one of my hobbies.
I am Belgian and fifty-year-old, my passions are the diverse simulators and SSM2007 brings one more in the dumping, thanks to the creators!
Dan


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 23, 2010, 05:46:12 PM
Don't worry Dan! Not everybody here speaks fluent English, but that's no problem. We are all bound by the passion for Space Exploration and that's more than enough :)

Welcome to the community!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2010, 05:53:33 PM
Don't worry Dan! Not everybody here speaks fluent English, but that's no problem. We are all bound by the passion for Space Exploration and that's more than enough :)

Welcome to the community!

/Admin


Thank you   ;D

Dan


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: jerrydrake on September 24, 2010, 01:07:38 PM
Hi to everybody,
I present myself.
My name is Stefano, I'm a SSM2007 addicted and I was previously an Shuttle addicted...
I've started doing the first missions in SSM2007 and I have to admit that it is really a wonderful simulator!

Thanks Devs!

Bye,
S


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: EdW on September 28, 2010, 08:44:15 AM
Hello All,

Many MANY years ago i played 'Shuttle the Sim' on the Amiga . . imagine my delight when i found SSM2007 online the other day, downloaded the demo and very quickly purchased the full game . .!!

An amazing job by all concerned, many thanks.  You should be justly proud of your work!

Ed Wilson
Manchester UK


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 28, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
Hello All,

Many MANY years ago i played 'Shuttle the Sim' on the Amiga . . imagine my delight when i found SSM2007 online the other day, downloaded the demo and very quickly purchased the full game . .!!

An amazing job by all concerned, many thanks.  You should be justly proud of your work!

Ed Wilson
Manchester UK

Welcome Ed and thank you!

We appreciate your kind words and your joining the (virtual) Astronaut Candidates Corps.

See you on Orbit!
/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on September 28, 2010, 12:20:08 PM
Welcome Aboard Ed.

Richard R


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: demondog on September 28, 2010, 07:23:41 PM
Hello to all,

I'm happy to be aboard.  This looks like it will be a very educational and entertaining sim.  I look forward to getting into the many missions presented.  So far I have only completed STS-1,  and am now ready to move forward. 

By the way, my many thanks to the admins who helped me get set up here when I e-mailed them a problem I had getting registered.  I appreciate the help.

Kind Regards.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: christra on September 28, 2010, 08:21:14 PM
Welcome in our community, demondog!

Have fun!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 28, 2010, 08:56:59 PM
Hello to all,

I'm happy to be aboard.  This looks like it will be a very educational and entertaining sim.  I look forward to getting into the many missions presented.  So far I have only completed STS-1,  and am now ready to move forward. 

By the way, my many thanks to the admins who helped me get set up here when I e-mailed them a problem I had getting registered.  I appreciate the help.

Kind Regards.

You're welcome demondog. Happy to see you made it safely.

Now it's up to you to get higher, into orbit, and then to the ISS and Hubble. Have fun!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CapCom71 on September 28, 2010, 09:38:08 PM
Hi there,

now I am not really a newbie in here, but I´d like to thank you Admin and ur team for creating such a good and indeed very detailed sim, and for the help ur team already provided to me and many others who maybe would have been lost in space without help :-)

CHeers

Jorg (cruisin´around a pint now insted of the orbit :-)



Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: temple182 on September 30, 2010, 05:06:04 PM
Hello, just checking in. started playing and didn t stop till i got into orbit in the second mission. I am hopelessly addicted. I ve been looking for a game like this since i was a teenager. Now that I have it, i can t make myself stop. I ve already missed a day of work so far.......


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Toyguy on October 12, 2010, 06:09:24 AM
Greetings everyone.  Astronaut noob here.  I'm not sure how I ever missed that this sim was available because I'd been looking for a Shuttle sim for ages, ever since the really old one I had quit working.

I'm very excited by how nicely implemented this one seems to be, and I'm looking forward to many, many hours of fun and learning.

Dave



Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on October 12, 2010, 06:14:02 AM
Greetings everyone.  Astronaut noob here.  I'm not sure how I ever missed that this sim was available because I'd been looking for a Shuttle sim for ages, ever since the really old one I had quit working.

I'm very excited by how nicely implemented this one seems to be, and I'm looking forward to many, many hours of fun and learning.

Dave



Welcome Toyguy!

We are to blame for not making the sim more known earlier, but we prefer investing more into R&D than into adverising, hoping that the word-of-mouth spreads the news more efficiently and directly to our targeted audience.

However, word of mouth takes longer, obviously (only bad news travel fast), so this is yet another good opportunity to kindly remind the forum members - SPREAD THE WORD:)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on October 12, 2010, 12:09:40 PM
Welcome Aboard Toyguy!


Richard R


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: clive2010 on October 19, 2010, 03:16:26 AM
Hello everyone,

My name is Clive and I grew up with the Space Shuttle program, well pretty much the whole space program from Apollo 11. I was christened on the very day that Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, July 20 1969, and made that "one small step" onto history. I can vaguely remember my father trying to tell me that something had gone wrong on Apollo 13, I would only have been barely a year to 14 months old at that time. Its one of my earliest memories so naturally its a little foggy. Apollo 13 (the movie) was therefore very moving for me as the events that transpired were put into perspective for me.

I was just into my last year of elementary school and living in UK (now living in USA since 2003) when the original STS1 took place in April of 1981 and in my last year of high school when the tragic Challenger (51L) disaster happened in 1986 and the Columbia (STS-107)disaster happened just two months before I moved to the USA. I've always been a keen follower of the space program given my historical connections to the moon landing as mentioned above and the way the space shuttle disasters touched me.

That's my potted history / background of getting into the virtual space program. As it happens it looks like I did this back to front. I posted a query in the "in orbit" section and then saw I was supposed(?) to log in here as a new member first(?) However this section appears to be more of a meet and greet section(?)

Anyhow, I have to say if the stunning graphics surrounding launch didn't blow me away, the amazing perspective you get when in orbit - depth perception even when not using 3d enhancement goggles (I don't have those btw) is astounding. When you look from top down, you feel just how high above the atmosphere you are, even those its a pseudo 3d rendition - I've not seen that in a simulation before. Even MS Flight sims rarely show that level of depth perception.

I was unaware of this, but I downloaded a demo version of what would become the original SMS 2007 put out online way before it went commercial, it was just the shuttle on the pad with take off pre flight checks, instrumentation for some of the cockpit was accessible but not all as in the finished version. The sim ran through to take off and to a point just a little bit beyond clearing the launch tower and going into attitude adjustment (roll) ready for orbital insertion. I downloaded it with no idea it was anything more than just an amateur (very good amateur admittedly) attempt at putting out a partial shuttle mission online. I had no idea the idea was picked up and released commercially. I've been looking for a decent PC shuttle simulator for years. The only half decent one I ever came across was by Virgin Games. This was in the days before the PC had really become a reasonable games platform back in the very early 90's and at the time I had a Commodore Amiga 500 and the shuttle sim that virgin released only had a handful of missions, nothing very complex as the real program itself was still comparibly in its infancy and of course the Challenger disaster was still very fresh on a lot of minds. Although I do remember that unlike the current STSMS:TCE, the Virgin version started the sim right from roll out of the shuttle hanger on the specially designed transporter that you could run in real time which would take something like 10 hours to get on site at the launch pad - thank God for the time skip function......LOL I'm glad that part of the mission was left out on this version. The only problem was that the Amiga was pushed right to the very limit of its work load with this sim and so whilst the graphics were quite resplendent, any vast change on screen was very jerky and slow - even pushing a button or throwing a switch could take 10 to 20 seconds to execute which was sad but not wholly unplayable overall. I recently managed to find an old copy of that game released for the PC, but because resolution back in those days was very low, I couldn't jack up the resolution enough on the game or reduce the resolution in my desktop settings enough to make it that playable. Also the number of clock interrupts to slow the game down enough messed with other clock operations. I think the PC version was designed for VGA or even pre-VGA monitors, and I think P33 processors - and my monitor runs at 1700 by God knows what pixels and I have a twin dual core 3.5Ghz set of processor chips so no wonder it was having a job trying to be that retro - so oh well.......thank God I finally found this collectors edition of SSMS which I gather was released just this year.

Oh and another notch of personal history I can lay claim to is that I am one of the probably relatively few people to have been able to witness the Space Shuttle and the Space Station with the naked eye at the same time as they flew directly overhead roughly this time last year. I live in Youngstown Ohio and the night in question was clear as clear could be, no haze to deflect or refract the light reflected from the two "heavenly bodies." OK, they were not distinguishable except the space station was a little brighter but it sure gives you an idea of what an object about 280 miles from the ground moving at roughly 21000 feet per second looks like......its FAST. The two vehicles passed over us on a South West to North East Trajectory and covered the visible horizon from terminator to terminator in roughly 15 seconds. It gave me a much clearer understanding on just how fast an object has to travel around the Earth in order to make an orbit once every 90 minutes or so.

Well I've waffled on for way long enough. I don't see many people who have taken to writing chapter and verse so I hope I haven't bored the more frequent visitors here. By the way, the query I made in the "In Orbit" section is referenced "Mission STS-41C - orienting LDEF-1" if anyone wants to take a stab at answering it (pretty please)  :)


Kind regards


Clive


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Post by: Admin on October 19, 2010, 05:49:29 AM
Clive,

Thank you for the long post. It's one of the most touching. We can see you're all in and with the STS program, at least virtually, and we wish you a long, exciting and enjoyable time in Space, capturing satellites, fixing the Hubble, docking with the ISS and performing EVAs.

At this end we'll be hard at work, improving, expanding and enhancing a the sim, preparing the next major version, making sure the flame keeps burning well after the real STS program is retired.

See you on orbit!
/Admin



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Post by: mantis on October 24, 2010, 07:40:51 PM
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and new (sort of) to the program.  I actually purchased the program a year or two ago but barely had time to tuch it - life and the job got in the way.  Needless to say, I've had a lot more time on my hands and I've recently purchased a very powerful new laptop computer which runs sims such as this amazingly well.  I've spent the weekend getting used to the program and flown my first four missions.  I'm really getting the hang of those manual approaches and landings!  I really wish that I had started playing with this when I first bought it - I didn't know what I was missing.  I'm a long time flight simulator enthusiast and this just takes it to the next level.

Cheers!

Mantis.


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Post by: we6jbo on October 24, 2010, 08:56:54 PM
Hello everyone,

I am the proud owner of Space Shuttle Mission 2007 and I also play games on Linux. After hearing about this simulator on a podcast I decided that I had to try it for myself. This is quite an amazing simulator and the graphics are astonishing. Yesterday when I was playing I saw the sun and I thought that if I looked at it that I would just see a floating orb. When I move my head toward the sun I was greeted with a flash of light that practically burt my retinas. I've never seen a game before that actually simulated the sun that well. When I finally made it to space and I was orbiting the earth after some time the simulator ended. Apparently I missed something and the craft burnt up. I also never knew that the shuttle landed with out engines. That's really hard to do! Right now I'm reading the manual on the game so I can learn more about the basics before I return for another try. I can't wait to make a successful launch, a mission and a landing!


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Post by: Admin on October 24, 2010, 11:22:31 PM
Mantis, we6jbo,

Welcome to the SSMS community. We are all happy to have you here. Check the wealth of information and enjoy the company!

See you on orbit!
/Admin


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Post by: Richard R on October 25, 2010, 02:14:26 AM
Mantis, we6jbo,

Welcome Aboard.


Richard R


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Post by: we6jbo on October 25, 2010, 05:41:36 AM
Thanks! I just completed STS-1 (using the help tips) with a successful landing. Now I'm ready to learn more.


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Post by: spacecowboy2 on December 26, 2010, 05:36:26 PM
Hi everyone,

 I bought my copy of the game around thanksgiving and i can stop playing it. I use to play the microsoft flight sim x and was about to buy a shuttle for that game when I stumbled across space shuttle mission in youtube (the trailer for the game).
I was impressed with the video so I downloaded the demo and played it, at first glance thought the graphiecs were not as good as fsx but interaction with the shuttle out did fsx (all switches,nobes,buttons worked).and was hooked from then on out,I am a long haul truck driver and every chance i get I am playing on the sim. I am currently working on the mission sts-51A and completated sts-1-8-41C and the ares test launch rocket. I am a life long customer for space shuttle mission sim.


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Post by: christra on December 26, 2010, 07:31:26 PM
Hi everyone,

 I bought my copy of the game around thanksgiving and i can stop playing it. I use to play the microsoft flight sim x and was about to buy a shuttle for that game when I stumbled across space shuttle mission in youtube (the trailer for the game).
I was impressed with the video so I downloaded the demo and played it, at first glance thought the graphiecs were not as good as fsx but interaction with the shuttle out did fsx (all switches,nobes,buttons worked).and was hooked from then on out,I am a long haul truck driver and every chance i get I am playing on the sim. I am currently working on the mission sts-51A and completated sts-1-8-41C and the ares test launch rocket. I am a life long customer for space shuttle mission sim.

Hi,
welcome here!
If you have any questions, please do a search in the forum. Lots of things have been discussed and answered during the last years.

Have fun!


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Post by: Admin on December 26, 2010, 07:40:14 PM
...<snip>...

I am a long haul truck driver and every chance i get I am playing on the sim. I am currently working on the mission sts-51A and completated sts-1-8-41C and the ares test launch rocket. I am a life long customer for space shuttle mission sim.

Spacecowboy2,

You're not that far from what you've been doing in real life: the STS Commander and Pilot  are in fact not more than "(very) long haul (space) truck drivers" too :)

Have fun hauling virtual crews and supplies to the ISS. Enjoy the company of other virtual long haul space truck drivers around here. I am sure you'll like the company.

Merry Christmas,
/Admin


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Post by: Richard R on December 27, 2010, 02:58:00 AM
Welcome Aboard  Space Cowboy 2!

Richard R


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Post by: spacecowboy2 on December 27, 2010, 01:04:28 PM
Thanks guys i will enjoy the company and i will keep on trucking lol (fly the shuttle) and will enjoy talking with u all.


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Post by: gsuwinsudont on February 22, 2011, 05:29:45 PM
Just checking in as a new owner of this great sim.  I lurked the forums for a while and I've had the demo for quite some time but didn't have the computing power to really use it.  I do now and this game should be illegal for how much fun it is!  Kudos to all involved!  :)


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Post by: christra on February 22, 2011, 06:39:27 PM
Welcome! It sems that you are familiar already with the forum.
Have fun!


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Post by: Cthulhus on February 23, 2011, 07:33:32 AM
Welcome here and enjoy SSMS!


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Post by: Richard R on February 23, 2011, 12:58:14 PM
Welcome Aboard !

Richard R


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Post by: graveyardspin on March 06, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
Hey everyone, new to the sim and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a pilot IRL and have been using flight sims for about 10 years now as training aids. As such the more realistic the better as far as I'm concerned and this sim is like nothing I've seen before. The demo had me hooked before I even got off the ground and I bought the full version as soon as I rolled to a stop at Edwards AFB.

I've always been fascinated by shuttle program and living in S. FL I always go outside to watch every launch (unless the clouds say otherwise >:(), so this program was right up my alley. Just finishing STS-8 and will probably be starting 41C tonight. Hope I don't have as much trouble with the MMU as I first did with the RMS. Don't want to go flying off into space. :o


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Post by: Admin on March 06, 2011, 09:09:31 PM
Welcome to the community graveyardspin,

In case of spinning out of control, you may want to lok for a tether in the Help, Hints & Tips board :)

Enjoy your stay and lots of success with the following missions!

/Admin


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Post by: DaveG on March 07, 2011, 07:27:42 PM
Hello everyone.  I've owned the boxed copy of SSMS for almost three weeks now and have completed STS-1 and STS-124. This is so much fun, and honestly this is now my favorite sim. I've been flightsimming for 15 years (MSFS, X-Plane, etc.) and have never enjoyed any of those to the level I do with SSMS. I have always been fascinated by the space program and the space shuttle, and it's such a blast to get a first hand look into what all is involved. I am looking forward to all of the missions and hours upon hours of fun with SSMS.


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Post by: Admin on March 07, 2011, 09:10:10 PM
Hello everyone.  I've owned the boxed copy of SSMS for almost three weeks now and have completed STS-1 and STS-124. This is so much fun, and honestly this is now my favorite sim. I've been flightsimming for 15 years (MSFS, X-Plane, etc.) and have never enjoyed any of those to the level I do with SSMS. I have always been fascinated by the space program and the space shuttle, and it's such a blast to get a first hand look into what all is involved. I am looking forward to all of the missions and hours upon hours of fun with SSMS.

Welcome DaveG! And don't say "blast" in this forum - not until all the remaining Shuttles are retired safely and honorably ;)

See you on orbit!

/Admin


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Post by: raven1309 on March 16, 2011, 08:59:47 AM
Hi
Well i finely got this fantastic sim and wow it is great the only thing is im getting a  sore back side from sitting in front if the pc all these hours lol ;D


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Post by: Cthulhus on March 16, 2011, 09:06:52 AM
Welcome raven1309 and thank you!

Thanks for joining the Virtual Astronaut Corps (VAC) ! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us :)

(http://www.avionic-online.com/photos/SSM2007/welcome.jpg)


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Post by: Admin on March 16, 2011, 09:55:23 AM
Hi
Well i finely got this fantastic sim and wow it is great the only thing is im getting a  sore back side from sitting in front if the pc all these hours lol ;D

Sore back in zero G? IMPOSSIBLE!

/Admin


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Post by: Cthulhus on March 16, 2011, 10:04:23 AM
The Shuttle is not on the time on space ! :) Try to stay many hours the the Shuttle during the launch sequence and in upside down position   :D


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Post by: SlickRick on March 23, 2011, 05:14:35 PM
Greetings, after playing the demo i was hooked, i fought a losing battle of waiting till the next gen of the game would come out, and purchased the collectors edition . All i can say is that you have made a magnificent sim, must be, the wife is glaring at me and holding a to do list.


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Post by: christra on March 23, 2011, 06:57:19 PM
Greetings, after playing the demo i was hooked, i fought a losing battle of waiting till the next gen of the game would come out, and purchased the collectors edition . All i can say is that you have made a magnificent sim, must be, the wife is glaring at me and holding a to do list.
Hi Rick,

welcome here!
Teach your wife to be your pilot during the missions...  ;D


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Post by: Richard R on March 23, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
Welcome Aboard Rick!


Richard R


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Post by: Cthulhus on March 23, 2011, 10:35:19 PM
One more :-) welcome here !


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Post by: onkelhenry on April 12, 2011, 01:50:23 PM
Hello,my name is Henry and after 20 years in flightsimulation i bought the Space Shuttle Mission 2007. Its a great thing and thats what i am looking for !
I am from Germany and i hope to find a good community and sometimes a little help. ;)

Cheers Henry


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Post by: Admin on April 12, 2011, 04:17:55 PM
Hello,my name is Henry and after 20 years in flightsimulation i bought the Space Shuttle Mission 2007. Its a great thing and thats what i am looking for !
I am from Germany and i hope to find a good community and sometimes a little help. ;)

Cheers Henry


Welcome Henry,

You already found a good community. Don't forget to also check the German board :)

Enjoy your stay!
/Admin


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Post by: Cthulhus on April 14, 2011, 07:23:46 AM
Welcome Henry !


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Post by: SteveTRM on June 19, 2011, 09:43:56 AM
Hi

I've Just bought The Collectors Edition and its a big step forward from the original Space shuttle from the early days which i still have somewhere :)

I've only just scratched the surface of the sim, but from what i've seen its excellent - highly recommend it to anyone thats into flightsims or fancy something challenging.

I cant wait for the new version :)


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Post by: Admin on June 19, 2011, 10:47:11 AM
Hi

I've Just bought The Collectors Edition and its a big step forward from the original Space shuttle from the early days which i still have somewhere :)

I've only just scratched the surface of the sim, but from what i've seen its excellent - highly recommend it to anyone thats into flightsims or fancy something challenging.

I cant wait for the new version :)

Thank you for the thumbs up SteveTRM, and welcome to our community :)

/Admin


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Post by: Ross on June 28, 2011, 02:55:55 AM
I am a long time Shuttle user, so it is a real treat to play a shuttle simulator as in depth as this.  I hope the second version will be even more spectacular!  And I'm sure it will be ;) is the dev team a part of the forums?  Is there a page where we can post specific requests (n regards to SSM2) or is the development cycle and the feature set pretty much locked in?  I always thought that the astronauts could use a hand grapple control instead of just going to the prescribed spot.  That is the only frustration I have with this game...err...sim :). Other than that I can't wait to see what's in store...should give me enough time to get the rest of the mission patches!


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Post by: Cuddly1956 on July 02, 2011, 04:36:55 PM
Hi One and all - Managed to sign up after realising my error lol.
Got this sim and manged to do a few of the missions so far and am extremely impressed with the immersion of it. I think the last shuttle sim I had was on a TRS-80 (showing my vast age there).
May the last shuttle go as well as the first and all come home safe.
John - Wilts UK


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Post by: Admin on July 02, 2011, 09:09:43 PM
Hi One and all - Managed to sign up after realising my error lol.
Got this sim and manged to do a few of the missions so far and am extremely impressed with the immersion of it. I think the last shuttle sim I had was on a TRS-80 (showing my vast age there).
May the last shuttle go as well as the first and all come home safe.
John - Wilts UK

Welcome John,

Enjoy the company and the sim.

We surely hope that Atlantis won't be going the way of Columbia though :( (although I know what you really meant)

/Admin


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Post by: Richard R on July 03, 2011, 01:36:40 AM
Welcome Aboard John:

Richard R


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Post by: Cthulhus on July 03, 2011, 06:18:50 PM
Welcome here John !


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Post by: astrotech on July 08, 2011, 04:55:47 AM
Hi there, I'm a new comer. Played the free version(shuttlesim.be) long time ago and last week I decided to try the demo version and ended up buying 1 even though SSM2 is on its way very soon. A pilot in real life but doesn't help much in commanding space shuttle.  :P

I've completed STS1 and STS8 mission so far and stuck at rendezvous with the satellite on STS 41C. Hope to learn from all the guru here :)


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Post by: Admin on July 08, 2011, 12:47:01 PM
Hi there, I'm a new comer. Played the free version(shuttlesim.be) long time ago and last week I decided to try the demo version and ended up buying 1 even though SSM2 is on its way very soon. A pilot in real life but doesn't help much in commanding space shuttle.  :P

I've completed STS1 and STS8 mission so far and stuck at rendezvous with the satellite on STS 41C. Hope to learn from all the guru here :)
Welcome Astrotech,

Being a pilot does help: you already have two of the necessary skills to start a (virtual) Space Shuttle astro career: Patience and Perseverance. Now you only need Practice ;)

/Admin


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Post by: Ricovandijk on July 23, 2011, 07:56:41 AM
Hi All!

My name is Rico and I just purchased the SSMS2007 sim about a week ago after trying the STS-1 mission in the demo.

My story is pretty much the same as Astrotech's. I am a CPL flight instructor for a living and looking up all the time to get a level higher.

I have enjoyed the last real shuttle mission of atlantis on nasa.gov but I can't let it go and continue the story on my laptop computer!

My virtual space experience started with Orbit-er (verstion 0.1 or something) up to 2010p1. Although it has some more freedom in the type of missions and spaceships, this dedicated shuttle sim fulfils my wishes the complex operation of the shuttle systems.

Also, I just looked at the SSMS2 VC screenshots, I don't regret buying 2007, but already hooked to the new version! keep up the good work and a big thank you!

Rico

(ps, I don't think it is necessary to automatically change or-bi-ter-sim into Shuttlesim on this forum, since the 2 programs are not really competitors and perfectly work parallel to each other ;-))


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Post by: Admin on July 23, 2011, 07:58:57 AM
Welcome to your new addiction Rico :)

We are happy to be here and able to keep the Space Shuttle Legacy for the enjoyment of all.

See you on orbit!

/Admin


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Post by: ZuluPapaKilo on August 08, 2011, 08:39:47 PM
Hello everyone.

I just purchased SSM 2007, my first Shuttle simulator since one just called "Shuttle" made for the PC in the early 90's. Like many others the culmination of the program re-sparked my interest in a simulator.

Normally I would not purchase a 4 year old program for which a sequel has already been announced but I also realize that the sim market is not PC gaming's most robust sales branch and every bit of support helps insure there will be a future version. That said, SSM 2007 stands up very well in the current market. So I consider it a good investment.

Thank you for turning your passion for the Shuttle Program into a simulator we can all enjoy.

ZPK


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Post by: Admin on August 09, 2011, 05:28:04 AM
Hello everyone.

I just purchased SSM 2007, my first Shuttle simulator since one just called "Shuttle" made for the PC in the early 90's. Like many others the culmination of the program re-sparked my interest in a simulator.

Normally I would not purchase a 4 year old program for which a sequel has already been announced but I also realize that the sim market is not PC gaming's most robust sales branch and every bit of support helps insure there will be a future version. That said, SSM 2007 stands up very well in the current market. So I consider it a good investment.

Thank you for turning your passion for the Shuttle Program into a simulator we can all enjoy.

ZPK

Welcome ZPK,

First, thank you for the support.

You are right re. the sim market. In a largely instant-gratification, casual world, RPG seems to be doing much better ;)

Second, I'd like to expand/explain the "age" of the sim: despite its (mistakenly chosen) misleading title, SSM2007 (AKA SSMS1) been released at the Zulu midnight of Dec 31, 2007 - I'd say, "the morning of 2008". That technically makes it a bit younger than 4 y/o :) However, after release, it kept on receiving monthly free updates - corrections, but mainly new, significant features and missions, allowing it to stay "young". The last update was last May, when we officially started working on SSMS2. Practically, that makes it a tad more than 1 y/o. That explains why it "stands up very well in the current market", as you correctly point out.

We hope to keep the SSMS franchise alive long enough to complete all the STS missions, and all the cool ideas we have for it.

Every support we get toward that goal, counts, so thank you again for yours :)

/Admin


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Post by: Moonwalker on August 09, 2011, 09:59:18 AM
I just purchased SSM 2007, my first Shuttle simulator since one just called "Shuttle" made for the PC in the early 90's.

Do you mean "Shuttle - The Space Flight Simulator" from Virgin Games/Vektor Grafix? And if so, do you still use it? I use it again since STS-135. It's old and slow but still a lot of fun 8) (I'm using the Amiga version in combination with an Amiga emulator which works like a charm).

And welcome by the way :)


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Post by: ZuluPapaKilo on August 10, 2011, 09:33:36 PM
Thank you both for the welcome!

Yes it was Shuttle - The Space Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_(video_game)) I was referring to. I no longer have the discs (they stopped working years ago) so I haven't tried the program in years.

One thing I particularly liked in that title was the inclusion of the Enterprise flight tests. That could be a good inclusion for SSM2, if it has not already been suggested  ;)



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Post by: Moonwalker on August 11, 2011, 02:48:22 AM
Thank you both for the welcome!

Yes it was Shuttle - The Space Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_(video_game)) I was referring to. I no longer have the discs (they stopped working years ago) so I haven't tried the program in years.

You can get it for free online since it is not produced anymore. But the PC version won't work on fast machines. The Amiga version will work fine in conjunction with an Amiga emulation ;D

One thing I particularly liked in that title was the inclusion of the Enterprise flight tests. That could be a good inclusion for SSM2, if it has not already been suggested  ;)

Yes. I also would love to see the rollout from the VAB :)


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Post by: Admin on August 11, 2011, 04:24:31 AM
Thank you both for the welcome!

Yes it was Shuttle - The Space Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_(video_game)) I was referring to. I no longer have the discs (they stopped working years ago) so I haven't tried the program in years.

You can get it for free online since it is not produced anymore.

...<SNIP>...


Not really.

It's still copyrighted and as such, "getting it for free online" is piracy. Even buying for downloading it, is piracy. The only legal way to get it is to buy an old copy from specialized traders.

The fact that it's not produced anymore is completely irrelevant. You are right only when it's declared as "public domain" by its developers, or publisher, or whomever holds the rights to the title, or wait for (I think) 30 years until it goes into public domain by default.

/Admin


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Post by: Moonwalker on August 11, 2011, 10:25:26 AM
Thank you both for the welcome!

Yes it was Shuttle - The Space Flight Simulator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_(video_game)) I was referring to. I no longer have the discs (they stopped working years ago) so I haven't tried the program in years.

You can get it for free online since it is not produced anymore.

...<SNIP>...


Not really.

It's still copyrighted and as such, "getting it for free online" is piracy. Even buying for downloading it, is piracy. The only legal way to get it is to buy an old copy from specialized traders.

The fact that it's not produced anymore is completely irrelevant. You are right only when it's declared as "public domain" by its developers, or publisher, or whomever holds the rights to the title, or wait for (I think) 30 years until it goes into public domain by default.

/Admin

Didn't know that, since it's available on some legal sites, even including the complete manual (as pdf) :o

I had contact with one of the producers a few years ago. He was very surprised that people not only remember the sim but also still play it ;D There was a little smalltalk and mentioning that it's available here and there but he said nothing regarding piracy. However, there was a try to use their extracted instrument panel graphics to create an addon for [that other] space flight simulator. It was not possible due to copyright.

But anyway, I Luckily have both, still the original blue Amiga disks (bought in 1992) and the PC CD ROM version (bought in 1997 if I remember correctly). I'm even going to buy the Amiga version one another time, on ebay, since my poster is lost and the manuals look very used. I currently bid on a extremely unused (good looking) box on ebay. And it looks like I'm the only one who wants it... :)

But I run the Amiga version (my old one from 1992) on my PC anyway. I transfered the disk contents via an adf transfer kit and run it with an emulator. It doesn't only safe the disks but also runs a little bit faster, since the floppy of the Amigas are quite slow (and I have only one floppy, not an external one, so I have to change the disks for loading the game which is quite annoying meanwhile) ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 11, 2011, 12:22:34 PM


...Didn't know that, since it's available on some legal sites, even including the complete manual (as pdf) :o

I had contact with one of the producers a few years ago. He was very surprised that people not only remember the sim but also still play it ;D There was a little smalltalk and mentioning that it's available here and there but he said nothing regarding piracy. However, there was a try to use their extracted instrument panel graphics to create an addon for [that other] space flight simulator. It was not possible due to copyright...

Yes, we too know of some developers who try to use our graphics as well (scenery and panels, but not only) - we watermark our designs, so we tracked and documented that. For the time being we are keeping quiet, bu that may change in the future ;)

The old "Shuttle" rights belong to Virgin. The only legal versions are available on floppies or CD, in their original boxes. The "downloadable version" is pirated. If it's sold on a site as a download, I'd question the legality of that site, or of their actions.

I own a 5 1/4,  5-floppy version with box, manuals AND poster in mint condition (although I doubt that the floppies still work). It's NOT for sale :)

I hope that our boxed SSMS:TCE will become a collector's item too, once SSMS2, SSMS3 etc. are released <G> I have one box of each language - LOL!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Moonwalker on August 11, 2011, 01:27:05 PM
Yes, we too know of some developers who try to use our graphics as well (scenery and panels, but not only) - we watermark our designs, so we tracked and documented that. For the time being we are keeping quiet, bu that may change in the future ;)

I actually don't like the idea to use existing stuff from a simulation and try to use it for a different product even if it would be legal :(

The old "Shuttle" rights belong to Virgin. The only legal versions are available on floppies or CD, in their original boxes. The "downloadable version" is pirated. If it's sold on a site as a download, I'd question the legality of that site, or of their actions.

But I wonder who has the rights now, since Virgin does not exist anymore for years.

But I've never seen Shuttle sold as a download. It's always free. There even is a Shuttle website where you can download all verions (Amiga, Atari and PC). And that's the case for many years and this is why I thought it would be legal. Maybe in terms of laws it's not legal. But it seems that the people who have worked on it and those who own the rights actually turn a blind eye to it, since it is not produced and sold anymore for many years. And I'm sure they know that it's offered for free, and where it is offered.

I own a 5 1/4,  5-floppy version with box, manuals AND poster in mint condition (although I doubt that the floppies still work). It's NOT for sale :)

Don't worry ;) I'm looking for the 3.5" version. And it looks like I get the good one from ebay. Once I have it, it also won't be for sale, EVER. I will put the poster into a big picture frame. The manuals will be scanned and printed in DIN A5. The original manuals won't be touched again.

I'm also going to buy a "new" very well-preserved Amiga 600. I will put a transparent acrylic glass box on it when I don't use it ;D

One can get some well-preserved Amiga hardware on ebay. I think I will make my own small "museum" including a well-preserved working Amiga 500, 600 and 1200. I still love those machines and the software of those days (I still have a lot of it and I think I will transfer all of them to my PC to do backups). If one consideres the size of the Amiags, they actually were quite modern machines.

I hope that our boxed SSMS:TCE will become a collector's item too, once SSMS2, SSMS3 etc. are released <G> I have one box of each language - LOL!

I think I definately will buy a boxed version of SSM2 in future. But only the english one ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 11, 2011, 04:39:13 PM
Virgin is well and alive: did you hear about Virgin Galactic? LOL. Virgin Games belonged to them and when they closed it, they retained all the rights.

Send in a picture of that new Amiga running the Shuttle. That is indeed a collector's item belonging in a museum. If the museums having the real shuttles on display have any imagination, they should go for such a display. And add SSMS1 too ;)

The original Virgin Games "Shuttle" developers (Vektor Graphics from Germany) seem not to care about it anymore and Virgin is busy with REAL flights into Space. But you never know when they might wake up.

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Moonwalker on August 12, 2011, 11:14:28 AM
Virgin is well and alive: did you hear about Virgin Galactic? LOL. Virgin Games belonged to them and when they closed it, they retained all the rights.

LOL ;D

Send in a picture of that new Amiga running the Shuttle. That is indeed a collector's item belonging in a museum. If the museums having the real shuttles on display have any imagination, they should go for such a display. And add SSMS1 too ;)

I will make a video too and load it up on youtube.

I wonder what must it be like to fly SSMS in 20 years from now... :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 12, 2011, 11:54:33 AM
...SNIP...

I wonder what must it be like to fly SSMS in 20 years from now... :)

You mean on a Holodeck?  8)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: ZuluPapaKilo on August 12, 2011, 07:16:16 PM
...SNIP...

I wonder what must it be like to fly SSMS in 20 years from now... :)

You mean on a Holodeck?  8)

/Admin

Oh! Does that mean you have one in the works?  ;) :P


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 12, 2011, 08:42:02 PM
...SNIP...

I wonder what must it be like to fly SSMS in 20 years from now... :)

You mean on a Holodeck?  8)

/Admin

Oh! Does that mean you have one in the works?  ;) :P

If there will be an affordable Personal Holodeck by then, you can bet your life we'll integrate with it.

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Moonwalker on August 14, 2011, 08:06:43 AM
...SNIP...

I wonder what must it be like to fly SSMS in 20 years from now... :)

You mean on a Holodeck?  8)

/Admin

Oh! Does that mean you have one in the works?  ;) :P

If there will be an affordable Personal Holodeck by then, you can bet your life we'll integrate with it.

And I will be the first one, or maybe the second one, who orders it! ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 14, 2011, 11:57:11 AM
You're right. We'll be the first because we need one for R&D :)

/Admin


Title: All I can say is "Wow"
Post by: kevinkowens on August 30, 2011, 05:41:06 AM
Hello Everyone,
I am in to flight sims especially Falcon 4.0 (Battlefield ops), Ef2000, and I like detail. Doing those sims for me was like settling because my heart was always in Space. I love Star Trek Online, but NASA as been apart of my life since I was 7 and watching the Apollo Launches on black and white TV. I was apart of the very first NASA Children’s Club and they would send the models out of the CM's and LM's before a launch. I never really knew how to get to the program so being an Astronaut always remained a dream for me.
I have always wanted a quality Space Sim of both the Shuttle and Apollo Missions. I bought this Sim literally at NASA this July while taking my son to Camp KSC there. He was in his world and I was hoping to find something for me. OMG did I ,lol. The "Liftoff sim" was a good intro but didn’t quit scratch the itch. I guess because there was no landing. What you have done for me was make a dream come true by giving this to the public. Hours go by without even realizing. My family can be pleasant interruptions but if I’m landing they go the other way now ,lol.
Please allow me to say from my heart, THANK YOU SO MUCH for this sim. May continued success follow you and the NASA community. Especially in a time where the narrow sightedness from our policy makers see destruction as more important than exploration. To all of my fellow Commanders/Pilots I'm happy to join this community.
(Whisper mode) Now,........... I heard a rumor about simultaneous launches? (end whisper mode) lol


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on August 30, 2011, 10:20:53 AM
Hi Kevin,

Thank you for the warm words and supporting the development of the sim. We have developed the sim out of love for Space Exploration, and the STS program, and we're continuing to do so, hoping that this will educate and inspire others to support Space Exploration.

Keep an eye out for the next version which is in Alpha stage now - dig the sneak peeks and announcements of things to come. We hope you like what you see.

You will also find that the community of this forum is like-minded, helpful and friendly, and also quite argumentative, but always mature and polite.

We run a tight ship because we want it to stay afloat long-term.

Enjoy the saliling mate!

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: ZuluPapaKilo on September 07, 2011, 06:41:12 AM
Heya Kevin

I am pretty new here as well, your post just reminded me that I have not said Thank You to Admin and crew myself. It is very rare these days that I buy a game or sim and it actually delivers on everything I hoped it would be. This title did exactly that and then some. That may not seem like much, but in today's market I consider it admirable and praiseworthy.

I unfortunately wasn't around for Apollo (I was actually born between 16 & 17) but I was 9 when STS-1 launched. I was from an Air Force family and already loved planes, so the launch mixed with the extra fanfare of it being the first, left quite an impression on me at that age. Like you I have wanted a first-class real space flight sim for a long time, with SSM I finally found what I was looking for. SSMS2 looks stunning as well so it just keeps getting better.

Anyways.. welcome Kevin and a big THANK YOU to the crew. I truly love this sim.

ZPK





(even though STS-98 is really :-X ing me off currently! LOL)



Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: RWS1965 on September 22, 2011, 06:45:22 AM
Hi -

I just joined this forum and am thrilled to be here.  I've been an astronomy and space enthusiast since I was a kid.  In addition to following the Space Shuttle program (I'm a little too young to remember the Apollo missions), I get a huge thrill from looking at the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, etc. with my telescope (yes, my wife calls me her "space geek").  I recently bought myself a NASA t-shirt at a Blue Angels airshow that has the NASA logo on it and says I NEED MY SPACE in big blue letters.

I received the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator as a gift last Christmas and am thoroughly addicted.  Although, at first I was overwhelmed by all of the switches, panels, buttons, etc. to the point that I didn't touch the simulator for several months but that changed back in the spring when I started playing it again and kept at it until I started figuring things out.  I have been going through the missions on the beginner/easy level chronologically and am up to STS-99 right now.  I plan on slowing down bit on the missions here so I don't go through them all.  I will be disappointed when that happens.  Anyway, sorry for the long and boring introduction.  Just wanted to say that I am glad to be here!

Rick


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: MECO on September 22, 2011, 12:23:34 PM
Hi Rick,

Sufficed to say we're all "space geeks" here so you're in good company.

Welcome onboard!

MECO


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: frantic69 on September 25, 2011, 09:30:58 AM
Hello,

I just buy the game and this is my first message on the forum. I wanted to introduce myself and say that this game is really amazing. I have been playing simulation for 25 years now (I am 40) and I must say that I am really impressed by the high quality and professional level of this sim.

I will now begin my hard learning (I already began few days ago and I read a lot of NASA documentation about the shuttle systems). I will probably ask you a lot of thing because it is a quite complex simulation and I am sure that there is a lot of high experienced people here.

Thank you in advance and sorry for my poor English (this is not my mother tongue).

Thank you
Frantic 


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on September 25, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
Hi frantic69,

Thank you for the warm words, and welcome to one of the friendliest communities in the simulation market.

Yes, SSMS is complex and not everything can be covered in a 130 pages manual. You're doing well reading NASA material. You'll find the extra information very useful in understanding the Shuttle systems, operation and handling, and invaluable in finishing the missions smoothly.

Nevertheless, in case you need help, check in the Help and Ground School sections here. The resident gurus and mods will be more than happy to make your journey in Space a pleasant one.

See you on orbit,
/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: steve c on October 03, 2011, 07:15:53 PM
Hi everyone

Just to say hello having recently registered.  Amazed how addictive and time consuming SMS is.  I am looking forward to many hours of challenging sim time.  Hoping to glean as much help and info from 'veterans' out there.

Thanks

Steve C


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on October 03, 2011, 10:25:37 PM
:)

Welcome Steve. Enjoy the company.

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CristiRo on October 05, 2011, 06:53:23 PM
Hi

I am happy that I went into SSMS community.I really like simulators especially missiles and aircraft. I bought the game two years ago because I liked very much.I have 14 years,and I'm from Romania.

Thanks

Cristi


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on October 05, 2011, 09:28:28 PM
Hi

I am happy that I went into SSMS community.I really like simulators especially missiles and aircraft. I bought the game two years ago because I liked very much.I have 14 years,and I'm from Romania.

Thanks

Cristi

Salutari Cristi. Speram ca te vei simti bine aici :)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Mrfoot on October 14, 2011, 09:16:34 PM
Hello,

For about 3 weeks now I have been browsing these forums after purchasing the game, and have decided that I would like to become a part of the community.

First and foremost I would like to say that this simulator is amazing! :D Before I started playing SSMS2007 I played X-Plane, which as the title suggests, is a plane simulator. With no instruction manual I basically learned how to fly a Boeing 747 by trial and error. :P But SSMS2007 has a manual literally built into the game! This, I think, is one of its most useful features.

As for how I ended up finding SSMS2007, I got it from the advertisement on the F-Sim Space Shuttle app on the iPhone. That app, as it turns out, has lead to me never failing a landing on SSMS2007 (except for that one time where i forgot what key the brakes was, but that doesn't count  ;))! I do however, keep getting yelled at by mission control for being too reckless while docking... Is there a specific docking speed?

Anyways, I think that this simulator is awesome and am looking forward to the release of SSMS2! That 3D cockpit is rather cool looking!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on October 15, 2011, 12:36:26 AM
Welcome Aboard Mrfoot.

Richard R


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on October 15, 2011, 05:32:27 AM
Mrfoot,

I am glad to see you online ;)

And yes, the max docking velocity is 0.1 feet per second as measured by the LoS. It's in the manual  8)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Mrfoot on October 15, 2011, 08:48:17 PM
No wonder they were irritated, I was steaming in at 0.5  :P.

Thanks for the info!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: kevinkowens on October 17, 2011, 02:03:32 AM
hi ZPK

Thank you for your message. The Apollo legacy is one to really get into deeply. NASA as a whole needs us right now like never before. I was just there in July right after Atlantis landed and all over KSC when ever I ran into an Astronaut or one was speaking publicly they were literally pleading for the general public to help them out and speak up for the program through our votes; which is basically our voice. To hold politicians accountable whatever your political preference is.
I feel this sim and those who produce it can further an entire generations interest as well as competence in the Space program. Frankly, if we had stayed on pace from the Apollo program we would be on our way to planets past mars by now. We were stuck in orbit around the earth for the most part. I do hope that whatever space craft is designed in the future that these guys will be involved in bringing something to the public to fly.
Yes ZPK, I dont even know how to put into words how happy I am with this sim. I hope they dont rush the next one. Get all the bugs out and take your time. We will enjoy this one until its ready,lol. Thank you for your note ZPK

Kevin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: JWvD on February 28, 2012, 09:23:54 PM
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to say a quick hello and express my first experiences with ssms and the impact it had on me. I have been interested in space all my life and, when I was a child, was almost fanatical about it. The ending of the shuttle era made me pretty sad, it did not just feel like the closure of an era but also the ending of some of the dreams everyone had at the beginning of the program.

Fast forward to me finding this simulation (three weeks ago now I think). I got here through related suggestions of youtube on space video's. It looked amazing (especially for being from 2007).

So I installed the demo, read through part of the quick start guide (impatient Ill admit), chose easiest difficulty mode and went for it. Finding the buttons was hard at first when you have no clue but easiest difficulty mode really is not that hard, it just takes a little perseverance.

After countdown up I went through the clouds. The audio from MCC is amazing and I looked at the MFD's showing me data I did not yet understand. After the trademark stages of separating the boosters and the tank I found myself after MECO floating in space. In time I figured out I had to load burn targets in the GPC to adjust the attitude of the shuttle. As I watched the RCS kick in from the external view I almost wanted to cry. I am not a flight simmer. But I love this!

Since then I have been with my head in the SCOM during every lunch break. I have invested in a good joystick (secondhand saitek X52 which performs beautifully) and in a TrackIR equivalent setup (Freetrack) for maximum enjoyment.

This is not just a sim for me. Its an experience.. One I have desired to live since childhood. I had goosebumps when I was allowed to test the manual control of the RCS system and had to flip the switch on the control panel to enable the flightstick.

When I was closing the cargo bays as one of the preparations for reentry I of course could not resist to look up through the top windows and was reward by seeing the earth "above" me. Somehow the 2007 graphics really did not bother me at all at that moment.  ;D

Getting all excited during the OMS burn for deorbit with the shuttle reversed to orbit trajectory. Seeing the DAP work the RCS through the lights on the control panel while the shuttle is engulfed in plasma. Watching the DAP make S turns through the HIS (fun to speed this part up with T and see it a little accelerated) Taking the stick for HAC intersection, hearing a rumble and realizing that was probably the shuttle going  subsonic. Looking at the HDI to see the shuttle speed just below Mach 1 as the music picks up (such a great choice of music and perfectly timed).

Resisting the urge to pull up too early (its not called a flare for nothing) and crashing the shuttle because in all the excitement I forgot that lowering the gear is actually a two step process (arm and lower).  :'( (I landed it perfectly afterwards though)

I love you guys for making this! Thank you.  :)

I actually got a hold of the boxed version and its my prized possession now. (although my friends think im crazy i bought something from 2007) I know ssms2 is coming but I'm probably covered for a looong time. Besides I need the training. I have no idea how active this forum still is but I just wanted to share the experience and, at the very least, say thanks.

Don't you dare stop working on ssms2 in the meantime.  ;)

Kind regards,

JW

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Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on February 28, 2012, 09:44:43 PM
Hey JW,

Thank you for the warm words.

We are honored and happy to help you enjoy the STS experience. Incidentally, despite the sim being marked as "2007", it was actally released on at 00:00:00 Zulu, 31 Dec 2007, so it can technically be regarded as having been released on 2008. Since its release, SSMS saw almost monthly releases of new features and new missions, the last package having been released on May 2010, so the game is not that old :)

You'll find this forum very friendly, and mst of its members, old hands at commanding the Shuttle and finishing the missions (multiple times). Just dig the most viewed thread of the forum - the "Astronauts Achievements". Once you finish missions, place an "add" request there and Cthulhus, the thread creator and one of the local gurus and moderators will be happy to oblige :)

If you have any issues with completing any mission, there are many experienced Virtual Astronauts here, with hundreds of active hours, some in real time, more than happy to assist.

Start at low difficulty and work your way up to the hard setting. Print the checklists and put them to good use.

We hope to hear more stories from your adventures in space. And remember: in order to be a successful SSMS Astronaut you need Patience, Perseverance, Practice and desire for Perfection.

Have fun on orbit!
/Admin



Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: JWvD on February 28, 2012, 10:13:04 PM
Thank you for the welcome "admin",

Good to hear the sim has been well supported since its release. It certainly gives me plenty of missions to play through (and I've always wanted to drive a MMU!).  ;D

I will keep your advice in mind and will most certainly share some stories of my experiences on orbit. For now it seems I need to do STS-1 one more time since I did not start from -1:50 so I do not qualify for the Astronauts Achievements yet. That will be my first "mission in a mission".  :D

JW



Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Minimum_Wage on March 17, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
Hello!

I got my copy of SSMS:CE last week in the mail and have been working my way through the STS-1 mission after work in the evenings and this weekend. What an amazing sim! I'm having a great time and look forward to exploring more.

Regards,

Mike  :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on March 17, 2012, 10:03:18 PM
Welcome Mike,

Enjoy your adventure in Low Earth Orbit! Don't forget to let us know how you are doing.

See you on orbit,
/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on March 18, 2012, 02:57:25 AM
Welcome aboard everyone!

Richard R


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Cthulhus on March 18, 2012, 08:55:17 AM
Welcome here !


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Minimum_Wage on April 19, 2012, 04:49:17 AM
Well, it took about a month but I finally got the STS-1 badge!  ;D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Cthulhus on April 19, 2012, 06:51:53 AM
The very first mission is very important ! Congratulation !


Title: Welcome to Min Wage
Post by: kevinkowens on April 20, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
I feel your excitement. U reminded me of myself when I started. Im currently doing STS 41c. (my 6th mission, I run them in numerical order) I find myself needing to get away from my daily stress and go to space. May never get there in real life but this sim captures much of the beauty of low Earth orbit. Just wait until you see whats in store for you. You will want to live there, lol. Again, welcome.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: SkylabI on May 21, 2012, 04:54:02 PM
Hello hello.

I bought the sim the other day. I've thousands of hours in MS Flight Sim and Shuttle Space Flight Simulator and I'm in the aviation industry, so the checklists and procedures weren't too alien for me. I've completed STS-1 and STS-8 and am about to start my next flight. I guess the biggest challenge for me has been RMS operations, and I can't quite get my head around how to move it with my joystick, so I've been sticking to the NUM pad.

Anywho, great work on the sim. I highly anticipate the next release.  8)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Admin on May 22, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
Hello hello.

I bought the sim the other day. I've thousands of hours in MS Flight Sim and Shuttle Space Flight Simulator and I'm in the aviation industry, so the checklists and procedures weren't too alien for me. I've completed STS-1 and STS-8 and am about to start my next flight. I guess the biggest challenge for me has been RMS operations, and I can't quite get my head around how to move it with my joystick, so I've been sticking to the NUM pad.

Anywho, great work on the sim. I highly anticipate the next release.  8)


You're moving on quickly - great job. When you're done with all the available missions, turn up a difficulty notch for a bit more challenge ;)

/Admin


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: SkylabI on May 22, 2012, 05:08:23 PM
Hmm. Can you not edit posts? I meant to say "Shuttle Space Flight Simulator" and not Shuttle... Anyway.


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Stannny on December 19, 2014, 02:48:56 PM
Hello everyone!

Nice to join your great community here!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: sneezedr424 on January 02, 2015, 11:25:40 PM
Great game, great community. Glad to be here!

Sneeze


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: thor336 on December 28, 2015, 01:16:08 AM
Greetings all!
I've owned my copy of SSMS 2007 for some time now, and really enjoy the game, it's awesome! So is this community, I'm really glad to become a part of it :) Enjoy your spaceflight everyone! :D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CDRMikkel on June 20, 2016, 01:21:11 AM
Hello all CDRMikkel here or just Mikkel.
I for some got in to the space shuttle about 1.5 years a go after playing F-SIM,
and i have been flying in FSX for many years. I did watch the STS-135 launch on TV almost five years ago by pure accident, when my dad changed the TV to the Danish news channel. at the time i havnt seen a live rocket launch so it was quite interesting.
So far i have completed STS-1 STS-26 STS-47 and Ares-1x, but the RMS is giving
me a bit of a headache. looking forward for being on the forum and SSM2.  :D


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Pappolus on June 20, 2016, 12:01:11 PM
Hello CDRMikkel, welcome on board. Enjoy the trip to space and good speed with all the missions ;) 8)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: CDRMikkel on June 20, 2016, 05:32:50 PM
Thanks Pappolus  :)


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Richard R on June 20, 2016, 07:37:25 PM
Welcome Aboard CDRMikkel!


Title: Re: Newcomers, please log in here :)
Post by: Pappolus on June 21, 2016, 08:34:14 AM
Thanks Pappolus  :)
You're welcome :)