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Space Shuttle Mission 2 => General discussion => Topic started by: Braker on October 28, 2015, 05:55:26 PM



Title: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Braker on October 28, 2015, 05:55:26 PM
Even if is too inaccurate... Just a date range (e.g. "this year"; "the next year"; "the next decade"; "this century").

Because if you don't know when your product will be ready, thats mean that you don't know if your product will be ready in 100 years... So in this case, i can kill myself right now...

Cheers.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Mogget on October 29, 2015, 10:00:12 AM
Considering what happened to one of the development team, not the greatest post you will ever make in your life.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Braker on October 29, 2015, 07:20:40 PM
I understand the pain of the development team, but I misunderstood the relation between the loss of a colleague / friend and the fact to give any indication on the product's release date.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Admin on November 18, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
Okay, lets try a serious guess here.
Since this is a sparetime side project its hard to tell how much time things will take.
It all depends on workload in our "civilian", boring life, that puts food on the table.
And also how well things go during production.
We had a lot of problem solving when it comes to shadow volumes, wich we fixed , and 3D modeling/texturing is a never ending story.
We have a lot of ideas to implement, but lately we decided to go for a release as soon as possible, and save more cool stuff for later add-ons. Just like the first version.
That still means we have a lot to do before we even can release a beta.

So, we cant promise anything, but just to end all speculations we can say that we will aim for release before the end of 2016. With beta testing starting after christmas/new year holidays.

Hope that answer is good enough for ALL of you guys that have supported us all these years.
Never give up hope.

Admin


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Richard R on November 19, 2015, 01:45:02 AM
Thanks Admin,

I'm really looking forward to its release. Lets all remember that the Space Shuttle Program was also a few years behind schedule, and it finally flew in 1981. Thank you Admin, and all the staff for all your hard work.

Richard R
Cyber Astronaut


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Pappolus on November 19, 2015, 11:06:19 AM
Thanks Admin,

I'm really looking forward to its release. Lets all remember that the Space Shuttle Program was also a few years behind schedule, and it finally flew in 1981. Thank you Admin, and all the staff for all your hard work.

I concur and I copy with your call, we are still no-go for launch but for sure it will worth the wait ;) ;D I would also like to know, since I would like to take part to the beta testing, what I have to do to be a beta tester. Regards to all the SSMS2 team, good work guys  :)


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Mogget on November 19, 2015, 11:13:00 AM
Thanks for the update, Admin. I think we forget sometimes that many developers are programming stuff like this in their spare time, and have separate day jobs that pay the bills etc. To be honest, I wasn't aware of that in this case, so I have learned something today ;)


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: thammond on November 19, 2015, 10:05:18 PM
Hi Admin,

Thank you very much for the update.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: mborgia on November 20, 2015, 06:11:42 PM
Thanks, Admin.  As someone who's been waiting for this ever since it was called Space Shuttle Mission 2010, I truly appreciate the fact that this is the first time in six years we the public have gotten anything close to a time frame for release. 

I think your strategy for a release as soon as possible, with more missions, features, bells and whistles later is the soundest way to go....thank you.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Braker on December 04, 2015, 05:40:44 PM
Thank's for the update, sorry for being aggressive, but I'm among those who think that in all project, a release date can be (roughly) estimated, it is not a crime if these estimations are wrong. You can provide some margin in order to prevent vaccum waiting, and you can specify that these are only estimates.

Good luck for the future and regards.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Ricovandijk on December 04, 2015, 10:47:21 PM
Quote
Hope that answer is good enough for ALL of you guys that have supported us all these years.
Never give up hope.

Many thanks for the update! and respect for doing this as a side job! it's hard work for a hobby!

"All I want for christmas.. ::)..  2016.. is ... SSM2"  ;D


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: ALT326 on December 06, 2015, 08:10:52 PM
Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Pappolus on December 07, 2015, 12:53:53 AM
Maybe it's a silly question, but I was wondering: there will also be the ALT(Approach and Landing Tests) with Enterprise?


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: GeoffW on December 14, 2015, 02:19:46 AM
Thanks for the update Admin.

Merry Christmas!   :D


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: DenisFerrari on December 25, 2015, 09:21:06 AM
Thanks for the update Admin, launch is approaching and we are all GO to receive new SSMS as soon as it will  be the case  ;)

P.S.
I already applied for previous version, now, what should I do to become a Beta Tester or help someway ?


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: Pappolus on December 25, 2015, 10:09:39 AM
I would like to wish to all the Astronauts, ground controllers and flight controllers very happy Christmas and new year's eve holidays. I would like too to become a beta tester or at least to help with the development of next SSMS, so I would like to know what I have to do for that.
Cheers

Pappolus


Title: Re: Need a percentage of completion, please...
Post by: simking on January 15, 2018, 05:06:35 AM
so who gets to be TEST pilots? for the new Beta