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Ryan Parry

Blue Sky Star Simulations Photoscenery

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It looks like Blue Sky Star is cooking up a new project that deviates from their normal sound set niche. They announced on their facebook page they are working on a new photoreal scenery project that will cover the entire USA. According to their post, all autogen is included and sits on top of the photoreal images giving a rather
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TFDi Design 717: The FSElite Review

DEVELOPER TFDi Design PRICE $59.99 USD PUBLISHER TFDi Design BUY FROM TFDi Design Store Intro The TFDi Design 717 has been one of the most highly anticipated addons for FSX and P3D for a couple of years now. It has seemed as if there may be a new kid on the block ready to bring us high fidelity aircraft simulations.
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Captain Sim Sale happening soon!

Captain Sim announced on facebook it is having it's traditional sale on January 11 from 0000z until 2359. All products will be $9.99 and then will return to full price at 23:59. If you're looking to try out a Captain Sim product, want to add an expansion to an existing product, or upgrade to a P3D version, now is the
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TFDi 717 Immediate To-Do List

TFDi posted an immediate to-do list for fixes and updates to their newly released 717. The quickness and attention to details in their support of the 717 has been fantastic! The listed improvements and fixes are as follows... For the first major update, the following show stoppers are on the list: Blue screens of death/nvwgf2um CTD Low performance for some
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TFDi Design 717 Release Set!


TFDi announced last night that their highly anticipated 717 product will be released today, December, 22, 2016 at 6:00PM Eastern (that is 2300z). The price has been set at $59.99 and you get the aircraft for all sims. Yes, you read that right, it isn’t a sick joke and no, you are not dreaming, you will get the TFDi 717 for $59.99 on FSX, FSX:SE, AND P3D. Just like the glory days when addons were reasonably priced, talk about a throw back Thursday. Thanks TFDi!

TFDi also mentioned an intriguing update system that will allow for easy, quick updates to the 717 as required. This will be very interesting to see how they approach this and if it can change the way other developers do updates as well.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this bird! Expect an intense review of the product in a few weeks right here at FSElite! Also, don’t forget you can win a FREE copy of the 717 from FSElite in our Christmas Giveaway!

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TOGA Projects ENVTEX: The FSElite Review

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Overview TOGA Projects ENVTEX is a newly released texture enhancement package for Flight Simulator 9, Flight Simulator X, and Prepar3d. The goal of the product is to provide sky and ground textures, as well as special effects, to enhance your simulation experience. There has been some confusion about what this is, so I want to point out that this is
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Orbx Offers Explanation for Removal of PayPal

Orbx has decided to post an explanation detailing why they removed PayPal as a payment method for their products.  As it turns out, there are some issues with their account and they are working with PayPal to resolve them as quickly as possible. In order to protect Orbx and their developers they decided to pull PayPal until the issue can
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QualityWings 787 Enters Beta

After years of previews, promises and screenshots, QualityWings have FINALLY confirmed that their long awaited 787 is in beta testing. After we first broke the news of an early December testing start date, which was confirmed to us by our sources, we're really pleased  hear we're on the final stretch before release. The team at QualityWings have described this as
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Turbulent Designs Publishing Announcement

Turbulent Designs posted on their website stating that Idaho Falls, and MBS International, will be self-published but also available through a select group of established distributors. The move seems to indicate a push to distance themselves from Orbx in an effort to break out independently. They also announced that they are also working with Dovetail Games to bring their products
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