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TFDi Design Updates their Boeing 717


TFDi has finally released the long awaited update of their Boeing 717 for FSX and P3D. This updates contains fixes for the crash to desktop that occurred when switching between internal and external views, and another fix for people who have more than one active graphic cards in their use computer, where some graphics would flicker.

The TFDi 717 will be automatically updated when launching the TFDi Addon Manager. People affected by the SLI flicker will need to do the following steps manually :

In the Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\TFDi_Design_717\Panel\LegacyRender folder, there will be a Panel.cfg and 717.dll file. Copy these two items into the directory above, TFDi_Design_717\Panel folder. This will allow the TFDi Design 717 to support SLI.

The TFDi Boeing 717 can be bought for $59.99 from the TFDi website.

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X-Plane 11.50 with Vulkan/Metal Beta Released

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Laminar Research has released to the public their X-Plane 11.50 Beta Update. This major update features the native support of Vulkan and Metal API. Vulkan and Metal API target at replacing OpenGL in rendering engines in order to take a better advantage of the hardware technology currently available. This leads to a better rendition as well as better performance on
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PMDG April 2020 Development Update

PMDG Founder Robert S. Randazzo posted on the PMDG forums and on Facebook an update of their current work in progress. Boeing 747 Update The upcoming Boeing 747 update has been pushed to the beta team. While the release to the public was actually planned for a few weeks ago, the current worldwide COVID-19 situation, while not affecting much PMDG
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FSX3D Releases Aspres-Sur-Buëch Airfield (LFNJ)

French developer FSX3D has released their Aspres-Sur-Buëch Airfield (LFNJ) scenery for FSX and Prepar3D. FSX3D has created a rather complete rendition of the airfield, with custom mesh, very precise satellite imagery, seasonal textures, ambient sounds etc. The airfields has two runways of which slopes are represented as is by FSX3D. While it lacks PBR, the depiction remains of high standards.
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Just Flight Announces Diamond DV20

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Just Flight has announced on their Facebook page they were developing a Diamond DV20 “Katana” light aircraft for Prepar3D. The editor indicated on Twitter the aircraft was still in early stages of development and was not scheduled for release before year end. The Just Flight Diamond DV20 is developed in partnership with Propair Flight, who previously released a Falke SF-25 motor glider.

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Orbx Announces Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU/61B)

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In a lengthy forum announcement, Jared Marshall has announced the upcoming release of a Boulder City Airport and area scenery for Prepar3D v4. The scenery was developed by Ken Hall, who has previously created Catalina (KAVX) and the Papua New Guinea packs. The Boulder City and airport have designed to be used in conjunction with either Orbx Southern California, Global
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FSDG Announces Beziers Cap d’Agde Airport (LFMU)

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FSDG has announced on their Facebook page they were very close to releasing a previously unannounced rendition of the Beziers Cap d'Agde Airport (LFMU). The scenery was first teased with a Ouigo TGV train picture. The Beziers Cap d'Agde Airport (LFMU) is located along the Mediterranean Sea coast, between Montpellier and Perpignan. It is currently served by Ryanair, and saw
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Torquesim SR22 Development Update 5

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Weeks after weeks, Torquesim keeps updating us about their SR22 development progress. This week's update is about the aerodynamics of their upcoming general aviation plane. The aerodynamics model of the Torquesim SR22 has been created by an external developer called X-Aerodynamics. They are known for their previous works on the Aerobask DR-400 and DA-62 as well as  many other addons
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TrueGrit Virtual Announces Eurofighter for DCS

In their weekly newsletter, Eagle Dynamics, the editor of DCS, has announced that a brand new company called TrueGrit Virtual Technologies is developing a Eurofighter Typhoon for DCS. This new company is led by Mr Gero Finke, a former instructor pilot of the German Air Force who has 15 years flying experience on the aircraft. His team is backed by
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