Well Arwen, I guess we called that one. I kept it on my machine till I got tired of essentially doing the same thing every day. Microsoft seemed to have left 2 people running the server and trying to keep interest going on their FB page and steam but this thing is dying a slow death. Because it's free to play, they will continue to get people coming in because it's FTP and the newbies will buy a couple of DLC's till they figure out it isn't being developed. Being supported is much different that being developed. Sort of like FSX. The 3rd party devs are supporting it but no one is developing it.
With the release of Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d simulator which is based on the commercial ESP code bought from Microsoft by LM, the simulator is now being developed. I bought it and have it loaded on my machine and, after LM released version 1.4 it was good enough for me to unload FSX and start supporting LM Prepar3d. There are rumblings and grumblings in the flight sim community about EULA's and other sort of legal issues regarding using 3rd party addon software designed for a Microsoft product on to a Lockheed Martin product. I'll let the real lawyers, the wannabe lawyers (mostly at a_v_s_i_m), and anyone else debate that issue. My feeling is that if I bought it, then I'll do as I please with it on my computer as long as I don't pirate or give it away on a torrent. In other words....."don't ask; don't tell"
That said, some enterprising fellow in Estonia, where the laws are different than ours, and saw a need, designed a migration tool to fool addon installers into thinking they were installing into FSX but, in reality, installing into prepar3d. It does this by creating a "virtual FSX" on the drive with LM and points to it. Ingenious and for $15. it worked and the guy is updating it as LM updates prepar3d.
Anyway, Arwen, since the last entry for FLIGHT was yours on July 26th and anyone posting in the rest of cyberland is really bitching about the demise of FLIGHT...how about archiving this forum and, when you make the move to Prepar3d, start one here. This sim is in its infancy. LM has an official support forum that is tightly regulated because of legal issues. A_V_S_I_M has an unofficial forum but you and I know how that place works. The other biggies are still hanging on to FSX and discussion of Prepar3d is limited to general discussion forums rather than dedicated ones.