My second project at ACES Studio, the Flight Simulator X: Acceleration expansion pack, has gone gold. Well, 12.5 percent of it has: We sent the English release to manufacturing but we have seven more languages we’re shipping over the next couple of weeks. So while the extra-long days are a bit more normal now, the weekends are still fairly busy, coordinating builds and releases with our international folks in Dublin and Tokyo.
Acceleration was a “small” release, but only by the standards of a 14GB, two-DVD Flight Simulator X. Here are some mildly interesting statistics:
|Number of DVDs||1|
|Number of files||7121|
|Compressed byte count||2,567,158,638|
|Uncompressed byte count||4,014,683,859|
|WiX version used to build installer||3.0.3304.0|
|Visual C++ version used to build setup UI and custom actions||8.0|
|Number of new custom actions||5 (plus rollback and scheduling CAs)|
|Number of new custom tables for data-driven deferred custom actions||2|
|Number of WiX custom actions consumed||2|
|Percentage of WiX custom action enhanced for Acceleration where enhancements were contributed back to WiX||100|
Seven more languages to go!