Final Message


Why has ES ceased trading?

 A number of factors have been instrumental in the decision to close down Earth Simulations.

  • We have been unable to secure enough orders for our most recent product line to raise the capital needed to pay our way and therefore remain in  business.
  • Recent changes to taxation rules make running a small business such as ES extremely difficult. We are now required to register for VAT separately in every country we sell to and keep  records of each sale accordingly. The added bureaucracy involved is  quite honestly more trouble than it's worth.
  • Within a  month of setting up ES Microsoft pulled out of Flight Simulation  development. Since then there has been a steady and continued decline in the add-on market which seems unlikely to improve any in the  foreseeable future. Rather than things getting easier we can only see  things getting harder.
  • With the relentless struggle it  has been up to making this decision, just to keep ES running and a roof  over our heads, we have each worked consistently very long hours for  what has been far less than even a minimum wage. As a result our health  has suffered and the fun we once had making scenery has become  increasingly hard to come by.

We would like to thank sincerely all our past customers, many of whom we consider to be our friends. We  hope that you have had, and will continue to have many more hours of  pleasure from our scenery creation efforts.

This Helpdesk &  ESInstaller will remain active for as long as possible but not  indefinitely. We encourage you to create backups of your scenery  installations.

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