Does anyone know what is happening with SimWorks Studios? They are not responding to support questions regarding issues with any of their SWS Carrier programs. Specifically I am unable to calibrate the landing hook to any compatible plane sims in P3DV4, even their own SWS F-4B Phantom, while on the USS Midway or USS Coral Sea decks.
The specific problem is this: Even though the green instruction text appear when Calibrate is selected, the yellow bar and rounded bar do now appear, hence the tail hook cannot be adjusted. The result is that landing on either carrier, the arresting hook never catches the arresting lines.
So, there are two questions:
1. What is going on with SimWorks Studios?
2. Does anyone have any clue as to why arresting hook calibration does not function?
Thanks for any reply
Your inquiry is indeed multifaceted, tackling both the status of SimWorks Studios and a technical issue you're experiencing with the landing hook calibration. Let's attempt to address these points one by one.
1. SimWorks Studios' Situation
As of my current knowledge, SimWorks Studios (SWS) is a relatively small team. Being small has its pros and cons. On one hand, it provides more focused and meticulous development, but on the other hand, it could mean that there may be periods where the team is overwhelmed by support requests. Rest assured, as a dedicated and passionate group, they will likely get back to your concerns as soon as they're able to.
As a suggestion, have you tried reaching out to them through different channels? Sometimes, social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter might prove to be more effective than traditional emails. This is not to say it's an excuse for any perceived lack of communication, but it might be worth exploring if you haven't done so yet.
2. Troubleshooting the Arresting Hook Calibration
This sounds like a rather perplexing issue. The arresting hook (which is used in an aircraft carrier landing to catch the arresting wires and subsequently stop the aircraft) not calibrating correctly is indeed problematic. Let's consider some possibilities that might be at play here.
I hope this provides some direction for you to troubleshoot the arresting hook calibration issue. In addition to these steps, I also recommend seeking help from fellow enthusiasts. Many times, the community is a great resource for resolving such issues.
Please keep us posted on your progress. Your insights might be beneficial for other users facing similar issues.
Best of luck and safe virtual flying!
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