I am a bit late, so you might already have read this somewhere else. Microsoft is organising an ESP Developers Conference in both Orlando and London. For more details check the ESP blog. The one in London is at the 19th of November and I am tempted to go there myself as well. At the moment I am looking for affordable travelling options. So maybe I will see you there.
There is an article about ESP in the current MSDN Magazine. It gives a short overview of the platform and the ways you can extend it. Those that now FSX already might not learn so much new from it, but if you don’t know ESP or FSX yet it seems like a good introduction.
Tomorrow and on Friday I will be giving a presentation at the Dutch Microsoft DevDays titled “Flight SimulatorSecrets Exposed: The Microsoft ESP Visual Simulation Platform”. I must admit the titles comes from a presentation by Todd Landstad of the ACES team that I luckily could make use of when preparing. Originally it was planned that somebody from ACES would be giving the presentation, but I am happy to replace them as a local FS MVP. The presentations will give some background information about ESP and the Flight Simulator history where it comes from. After that I will get into the … Continue reading ESP at DevDays
For those of you in the Netherlands this might be interesting. This year I will be attending the MS DevDays in Amsterdam. I am going to give two presentations there, one about ESP and the other one about FS. At the moment the exact scope is still under discussion, once I know more I will post a bit more about it. So if you happen to be there and want to know more about FS I hope to see you.
The MSDN Developer Center for ESP has gone live. This is another great source of ESP information, besides the blog and forum mentioned before already. And as you can see they also feature the FS (or should I say ACES) MVPs there. This time it is my turn. Maybe good looking Nick will be next.
Here is some more exiting ESP news. The ESP team now has its own blog as well, so be sure to check it out. You can find some ESP code samples on the MSDN Code Gallery, just search for ESP over there. That should provide you with a starting point when exploring ESP further. Seems like ESP is getting more alive now, I can’t wait to see what else the future will bring.
An forum for ESP has been opened at the MSDN forums. So if you have ESP development related questions, be sure to take a look at this new forum. I am sure this forum will become more active, once it is known that it is there. For now you will have to do with some questions from fellow MVP Nick.
ESP seems to be getting more and more attention. I just came across this post on this site about serious gaming. I think it is an interesting development that ESP gets know better.
For some while already I wanted to learn a bit more about SimConnect and this week I found a good reason to do so. I wanted to try if I could connect FSX to CIGI. CIGI stands for Common Image Generator Interface and this is a common way in professional simulations to talk between the simulation host and the image generators. At work we also make use of CIGI for this. What I wanted to do is try to use FSX as an image generator with our simulation host, so for that I needed to connect FSX to CIGI. This … Continue reading SimConnect and CIGI
I know this is old new, and I guess you must have read about this multiple times already by now. But as I think it is still very interesting I am writing this blog post about ESP. ESP is a new simulation platform that Microsoft has recently announced and it is based on the same simulation engine as FSX. Or to quote the description from Microsoft themself: “Microsoft ESP is a visual simulation platform that brings powerful, high-fidelity simulations to widely available, low-cost Microsoft Windows®-based PCs. Organizations that rely on Microsoft ESP can improve their workforce readiness more efficiently and … Continue reading Microsoft ESP