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Digital Design Release Leipzig

Digital Design have released their long awaited Leipzig scenery. This scenery comes as a welcome replacement to Aerosoft’s slowly dating scenery. Once again it seems that the developers behind the brilliant Salzburg scenery have brought us another wonderful product. The scenery looks stunning judging by the screenshots alone.

The product includes a variety of great features including detailed objects and vehicles as well as photorealistic buildings, custom runways and more. The scenery is currently only available for P3D and FSX. However all the sceneries that have been produced for P3D and FSX by Digital Design have also appeared in XPlane not much later on. So make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that.

If you wish to purchase this scenery you can pick it up for the price of EUR 25.20. A reasonable price for an excellent scenery. You can purchase it from SimMarket.

Feature List:

  • Detailed airport objects and vehicles
  • Photorealistic textures on the airport buildings
  • Custom textured taxiways, runways and apron
  • Highly realistic night time effects with custom 3D runway and taxilights
  • Custom reflection map. Reflection map is used for setting what should be seen in window reflection
  • Custom surroundings
  • Friendly FPS and low VAS usage
  • Compatible with FTX Global
  • Automatic season change
  • Animated SODE Jetways
  • Animated airport vehicles, cars and trains.
  • Inclusion of manual in PDF format

New Screenshots of FSDG Agadir

Agadir, Morocco is somewhere that I have not yet heard of. But it turns out that for some time now this scenery has been in development for quite sometime. Having seen the quality of this scenery I am suprised that I have not yet heard of this scenery. It looks fantastic.

For an airport that I have not heard of, the route selection is huge with airlines such as easyJet, Condor and Ryanair serving the Moroccan destination. A destination that I am now very interested to fly to with this upcoming scenery.

FSDG, as always are looking to produce another excellent scenery. I am looking forward to seeing what the completed product is set to look like. The developer states that release is close and requires just a few bug fixes and improvements before final release.

The scenery covers everything within the airport fence but nothing outside. Not at all a problem considering the detail that seems to have gone into this scenery.

When the product hits the shelves we will be sure to let you know.

 

New Video Showing Off Navigraph Update Progress

Navigraph have released another video showing them back at work working on their new charts application which is set to release soon. In this video we enjoy a sneak preview of what to come as well as some more emojis.

It’s great to see the progress being made on this application. This video shows off one of the key features for the new update, enroute charts. This will give you the ability to see your route on a much wider scale no matter where you are in the world. Although we do already have some enroute charts within Navigraph this new update will bring a far greater expanse of en route charts with more detail.

That’s all from them for now, it’s obvious that they are hard at work. Any more news regarding this upcoming product will of course be reported by FSElite. For now, enjoy the video.

Back in the office! We just got airway search to work in Charts Cloud. You can search airways by text or by clicking in the chart. No more tracing routes with your finger on busy enroute charts. 👆🌎🚫

Posted by Navigraph on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nvidia Driver 381.65 VAS Issues

Thanks to Rob McCarthy over on the P3D forums we have gathered some information regarding P3D’s compatibility with Nvidia’s latest drivers, 381.65. P3D and Nvidia drivers are a tricky combination sometimes. Most commonly due to the inherint VAS leaks that they so often drag along with them. The latest seems to be no exception.

According to Rob, a test was performed where P3D was left running for three days in the default scenario. A loss of 300mb was seen without any intervention. Although not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things. That 300mb could be the difference between running out of memory or not.

My personal recommendation for P3D is 376.33. Although old drivers I saw a drastic improvement in my VAS after beginning to use these drivers. Most Nvidia graphic cards support this driver so if you haven’t already I can’t recommend them anymore highly.

If anything new arises regarding these drivers we will try our best to make you aware of it.

New Video Shows Off Navigraph Charts Update

In a brief video, our friends over at Navigraph have shown off their upcoming chart product. Including enroute charts, a moving map and much more. What is already an excellent product is set to become even better.

The biggest change being made is that they are making the change from LIDO to Jeppesen charts. A change that many may take a while to adapt to but a very welcome one nonetheless. The video itself shows off what we’ve already seen in images but is cool to see how it actually works.

The video will be linked below this article.

Aerosoft Update Frankfurt

An update for Aerosoft’s Frankfurt V2 scenery has just been released. This fix has covered a small number of issues that were present within the previous update. This is update 2.11.

Fixes:

Some Fixes in the AFCAD
Aivlasoft EFB was not able to select Runway 18 for Depature
Some Gates has a small offset from the centerline.
Stoplines and Gatelines in the south apron not displayed in P3D (FSX was not effected)
Wrong Taxiway Number on ground fixed
Excludes optimized to remove object of other addons

Just Flight’s Richard is up and running!

You might be familiar with the name Richard Slater. Richard is part of the Just Flight development team, recent projects he has worked as lead coder on include the Tornado GR1 the Canberra. PR9 and the recently released Hawk T1A Advanced Trainer.
On top of working hard on the development of those and other projects, Richard has been training hard over the winter in order to tackle the Brighton Marathon on the 9th of April on behalf of Action Duchenne the UK charity dedicated to finding a cure or treatments for Duchenne & Becker muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle wasting disease which the son of a family friend has sadly been diagnosed with. Instead of just asking for donations from the FS community, however, Richard has come up with an idea to give something back in return for any support you might be kind enough to give.
Richard has spent a lot of his own time developing a great new utility called GPS Anywhere and you can get the slick and very handy GPS Anywhere app for FSX or Prepar3D for only the cost of a donation to charity. Everyone making a donation, however small, through Richard’s JustGiving page will get a reply from him with a link to his GPS Anywhere and in turn will help drive him on to complete all 26.2 miles of the Brighton Marathon this weekend and support a very worthy cause.
Here’s the link to find out more.
Many thanks in advance for anything you are able to give!

 

Pacific Islands Simulation Salt Lake City (KSLC) : The FSElite Review

Developer
Pacsim
Publisher
Pacsim
Price
$35
Version
1.0.0.0
Provided by
Pacsim
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Salt Lake City International Airport is the largest airport situated within the state of Utah. It primarily serves the population of Salt Lake City but is used by much of Utah outside of Salt Lake City. It is very much Utah’s gateway to the world. In total, the airport serves 2.5 million people within a 30 minute drive from the airport. The airport handles vast amounts of traffic with roughly 900 flights operating into and out of the airport everyday. In the year of 2015 the airport handled some 22.1 million passengers. The vast amount is vastly aided by the fact that the airport is a hub for both Delta Airlines and Delta Connection carrier, SkyWest Airlines. Salt Lake City serves as the 4th largest hub for Delta following behind airports such as Atlanta and New York’s JFK. The airport in relation to other airports within the US ranks it at the 15th busiest.

Pacific Islands Simulation (Pacsim) are a well known developer who have created multiple high quality sceneries for P3D and FSX. They have brought to us products including Manila and Taipei. Both airports that I have had the pleasure of being able to use within my sim and was very impressed. When I heard that Pacsim were developing Salt Lake City I was rather excited I have to admit. I am a big fan of flying within the United States so any opportunity to pick up a new airport is great for me. Even better when you can expect a high quality scenery from a great developer.

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IndiaFoxtEcho Release Eurofighter Typhoon

IndiaFoxtEcho have released their eurofighter typhoon. The nimble fighter jet is a combination from the works of Leonardo, Airbus Group and BAE Systems. The jet is a highly agile fighter, designed to perform very effectively during dog fights.

IndiaFoxtEcho are a developer that I personally have not heard of as I am not a fan of military jets, so am unable to comment on their reputability and detail level. However according to the product page on SimMarket the aircraft has a high detail exterior and interior model, a high fidelity cockpit interface as well as a custom flight model. On the face of it this doesn’t sound too bad.

If you are interested by this product then it is available for purchase from SimMarket and will set you back the reasonable price of EUR30.00. A decent price for a good looking and well performing rendition of the popular European fighter jet.

Orbx Releases Innsbruck (LOWI) for Prepar3d and FSX

Over the last few weeks we have been showing off some magnificent screenshots of Orbx’s Innsbruck scenery. We have been nothing short of amazed by what we have seen of it so far and I look forward to having it within my sim.

The scenery has just now been released, you can buy the scenery from OrbxDirect for the price of $39.95AUD. By the looks of it this will be money well spent. In typical Orbx style, no detail has been spared and they have even gone to the extreme lengths of modelling 2500 kilometres squared of area surrounding the scenery at 1m/30cm/60cm. A picture showcasing the whole coverage area can be seen above. It’s absoloutely massive!

Please do bear in mind that this scenery REQUIRES FTX Global Base or OLC Europe. It will not work without either one of these other Orbx products installed.

Whilst you’re here, why not check out one of our Orbx Developer Month Interviews by Alex Goff.