due to a recent onslaught of phoney registrations, I have locked new registrations for now. I also will need to replace the software with another version, because support for our current software is no longer available and simple upgrade of the forum software is not available either.
As soon as I can find a little more time, I'll get to replacing the current site with a more modern one. Stay tuned.
Obviously triggered by all the shinaningans around the 'original' FS-Shipyards and the 'other' one, because of the sad passing away of Ian and because of some other facts of (FS) life, BOTH of these 'shipping sites' have gone pretty dormant.
Well, that's going to change!
FSAddon Publishing is working on a MAJOR shipping (naval!) project and although we've been quiet about it for a long time, we're still hard at work AND making progress. Getting enough skilled people together was the main problem (and to some extent still is), but we're getting there and getting bits and pieces developed and working!
We all have 'real lives' to contend with too, and often that's a limitation on such projects. They are too small for real professional development by one of the major 'houses'. Alas. But we'll get there.
We'll be making more announcements soon AND we'll be looking for people to help us and support us soon too. Stay tuned for FS ShipNet !!!
PRESS RELEASE - FSAddon Publishing, Netherlands, September 13th, 2010.
FSAddon Publishing Helps to Continue Legacy
As many of our readers will already know, Ian 'Thatch' Thatcher sadly passed away on Saturday 28th of August, 2010. With
him yet another one of the icons of Flight Simulator add-on development and freeware support was lost. His widow, Tracey, has expressed the desire to keep Ian's work and dream alive and continue his famous FS-Shipyards website.
FSAddon Publishing is happy to announce that they will be supporting Tracey to achieve her goal to continue the FS-Shipyards.org website and serve her community.
FS-Shipyards.org is Ian's original site dedicated to ship and naval simulation based upon Microsoft's Flight Simulator franchise and provides free ship model downloads and a forum for developers and shipping enthusiasts. It has done so for many years, and, with YOUR help, will continue to do so for many more years to come.
Ian, who was also known under other names such as Andy Weir and Thomas Trewin and publishing FS add-ons under those names, set up this site many years ago to further the development of the shipping aspect in the sim. He built a considerable community around it. Ian was also a member of the Golden Wings Gang, among other things providing landclass for 'Golden Hawai' and working with Bill Lyons. Many of Ian's source files for ships will remain available for free on the FS-Shipyards download pages for others to use and learn building ships.
FSAddon Publishing, as one of the world's smaller but top quality add-on publishers, supports other freeware and commercial developers and sites and is also currently involved in a major shipping project for FSX. We feel FS-Shipyards is both a good cause to support and an opportunity to benefit from each others skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to keep the 'FSX shipping market' open for business.