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Ultimate Traffic Live – First Impressions

Ultimate Traffic Live came out the other day as a “soft launch”. Many of you have been asking our thoughts on it as part of a review. Right now, we have around 20 product reviews currently on-going, so this one will fall behind until an official ‘full’ launch has been released. Of course, we didn’t want to leave the community in the dark. As a result, I’ve put together a list of stray thoughts from the product.

This isn’t a review, it’s simply a collection of first impressions for the product.

  • “What the hell is a ‘soft launch?'”

  • “Oh, it’s just beta software. Grrr!”
  • Installation was a bit difficult as Avira thought it was a virus. Ended up having to reinstall a few times to get it to work. Also, when you start the sim, Avira’s real time protection will also identify it as a false positive. Bit annoying really.
  • Main user interface looks good and instantly recognised I use P3D V3.
  • Delving around into the menus a bit more, you’re able to view a ‘live’ map of traffic being populated by the software. Over 14,000 populated and 7000 displayed!
  • Plenty of options to adjust for the sim to get a nice smooth experience. Complete with short cut keys!

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Ultimate Traffic Live – Soft Release

Steve from Flight One Software today announced that Ultimate Traffic Live has been “Soft Released”.

Soft Release?

The team have been beta testing the product for a while now and are feeling confident that the product is ready for a much “broader” use. Looks like we’ll be playing the role of “tester” again, but with the privilege need to pay. So similar to what other developers have been doing lately and offering the product early for people to test across a magnitude of platforms so they can iron out issues before a full release. Yeah, I’m not really sure either.

As this is a “soft release,” there’s no manual or quick start guide, but they should be available soon.

The team also warn that once the full product is out, there may be some changes that affect liveries as well as some functionality.

We recently posted some preview screens of the product, but Flight One Software didn’t really leave much in the way of features or what to expect, so anyone partaking in the “soft launch” gets to find out for themselves.

If you’re willing to pay for the chance to be a beta tester, then you can for the same price as the current Ultimate Traffic 2  ($44.95). Or if you already own UT2, you can get around 33% off by using the following coupons:

If you originally purchased the Download version, click here for the download version coupon.

If you originally  purchased the DVD version, click here for the DVD version coupon.

To download the UTLive program, here here: http://flight1.100megabyte.com/UltimateTrafficLive.exe

As I write this, Jordan say a “firm release” will be much more exciting than something “soft”. We’ll let you be the judge.

There were some instructions from the team that are important to read, so I’ve left them below:

 

 

IMPORTANT:

Ultimate Traffic 2 cannot be run at the same time as UTLive. You need to make sure UT2 is disabled. The easiest way to do this is to locate the EXE.XML file for the sim you are using.

For Prepar3D, that would be in the following location:

C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3 (or v2)

For FSX it will be in:

C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

To make it easier, you can download the XMLFolder tool which can find and open the folder for you. Download this tool at http://www.flight1.com/files/XMLFolders.zip

Once you open the EXE.XML file in a text editor, such as Notepad. Right-click the file and select “Open With”.

There, you will see this section. You need to set Disabled to True:

<Launch.Addon>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Name>UT2</Name>
<Path>C:\FSX\Flight One Software\Ultimate Traffic 2\UT2Services.exe</Path>
<NewConsole>True</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>

The price of UTLive is the same as UT2 ($44.95).

Make sure you report any issues only in the forum

Ultimate Traffic Live Previews

Over on the Flight1 forums, some previews for the upcoming Ultimate Traffic Live was shown off. Complete with a brand new interface a new traffic engine and fully compatible with Prepar3d v2 / v3 (as well as FSX).

As you can see from the previews, there’s plenty of statistics to be viewed including the breakdown of domestic and international routes, number of airlines and number of flights per hour/day/week.

You can see the inflight maps, adjust various options and look at a live traffic board.

Some cool stuff in the shots so take a look.