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Orbx Shares New Details of Orbx Central

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Teased during the roadmap post late last year, Ben McClintock from Orbx took centre stage today to share the immense number of changes coming to the new Orbx Central. Orbx Central will replace the current FTX Central V3. In his post, he gave a detailed account of what features and benefits the new tool will bring.

The biggest piece of news is that the new tool will be cross-platform ready. So whether you fly in FSX, P3D, X-Plane 11 or Aerofly FS 2, and whether you use Windows, Linux or macOS, Orbx Central will work for you. Downloading and installation can be down across any platform on any sim through Central. The new modern User-Interface will be the same across all platforms and the various new views will make finding new products easier than ever before. You can also use the search functionality to find an airport of your choice.

One of the cooler new features is the fact you can now purchase your products within the application. With a few clicks, you can easily find, purchase and install any Orbx product. You will also be able to save card data and use the built-in one-click purchase and install button.

With updates from Orbx products coming frequently, it can be tough trying to update them all the time. Fortunately, the new automatic update system will update your products automatically when the simulator is not running. You also have the ability to turn this off globally or on a product-by-product basis.

Orbx Central also introduces the ability to finally have Orbx products as ‘Add-On’ packages for Prepar3D. With Orbx products now being able to download and installed anywhere on your PC (or attached hard drives) through the new library system, you can have your products spread throughout and when you re-install a simulator, you won’t have to re-download your many gigabytes of data anymore.

As for downloading and installation, the team in Melbourne have spent considerable time and effort into creating a brand new system to make it even faster than before. One example of improvements is the scanning of files. In the example given by Ben is that EGCB in FTX Central takes 4,080 milliseconds to scan, whereas now it only takes 24 milliseconds. This will yield significant improvements for products with many thousands of files. In addition, JPG to DDS conversions are now done whilst the product is downloading. The will bring overall installation times of up to 66% faster. Finally, downloads are done in multi-thread and you can now pause/resume downloads at any time.

With Orbx Central, you will be able to easily backup and restore your content really easily. No more having to download hundreds of files again and giving you the chance to fly even faster.

The final few improvements mentioned are now the fact you can manage your account from within the app itself, including password management, Fastlane status and also enabling Multi-Factor Authentication. Finally, from launch, Orbx Central will support multilingual UI. Initial languages will be English, German and French. More languages will be looked at in the future.

Ben and his team are hard at work at completing Orbx Central as soon as possible but are looking for help. If you’re keen to beta test the new tool, please sign up via the Google Form application.

 

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Just Flight Releases Duchess Model 76 on AeroFly FS 2

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Just Flight has released the Duchess Model 76 on Aerofly FS 2. The four-seater, twin-engine T-tail aircraft has a cruising speed of 155 knots, a range of 780 nautical miles and a service ceiling of 20,000ft. This makes it a great aircraft for long-range tours. The aircraft has been modelled to the same standard you would expect from Just Flight, with real-world
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Just Flight Announces PA-28 Arrow IV for Aerofly FS 2

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Recently updated on their Facebook, Just Flight has announced development of the PA-28RT-201T Arrow IV for Aerofly FS 2. They claim that it will be their second add-on release for Aerofly following the Duchess later this month. The PA-28RT-201T Arrow IV is a four-seater, turbocharged piston-engine aircraft equipped with retractable tricycle landing gear and a constant speed propeller. The aircraft
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Orbx Release Swiss Cultivation for Aerofly FS 2 as Freeware

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Although Aerofly FS 2 was given just a brief mention during the 2019 roadmap from John during the Orbx Twitch stream, the team today released a new piece of freeware for users of the simulator. Orbx developer Sylvain Delepierre has designed a product which enhances the Switzerland DLC originally released by IPACS. The pack released by Orbx enhances the generic
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Orbx Update on TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland

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In response to a question on the Orbx forum, John Venema has provided an update on how TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland is coming along.

John has said that a large chunk of Northern Ireland ortho imagery is on the way to Orbx which will actually be a part of the up and coming TE GB North rather than being standalone like the FTX region.

As for the Republic of Ireland, John mentions that their ortho provider is nearly finished with flying the imagery zones with their aircraft and is waiting for them to supply the imagery. It’s not known when the imagery will be supplied so work can commence on the Republic of Ireland although it is estimated to be mid-2019.

Just like the United Kingdom series of TrueEarth add-ons, Ireland will eventually be compatible with Aerofly FS2 and Prepar3D.

We don’t have much more information on TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland, however, we will endeavour to keep you updated.

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Aerofly FS 2 Updated to v2.04.03.15

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Announced on the Aerosoft Blog, the widely popular flight simulator recently renowned for it's out of the box VR capabilities, Aerofly FS 2 has received a minor update. Version 2.04.03.15 brings along a new aircraft, the Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter (previews below), liveries, the addition of over 120 helipads, added controller compatibility, existing aircraft fixes and more which can
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Orbx KPSP Palm Springs For Aerofly FS 2 Now Available

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Palm Springs (KPSP) is one of the most unique airports in North America, surrounded by a vast amount of dry desert and situated 100 miles east of Los Angeles, it's a small patch of civilisation with a visually appealing airport to welcome those who make the journey there. Now, users of Aerofly FS 2 are able to enjoy the stunning scenery,
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Orbx Announces Palm Springs International for Aerofly FS 2

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Jarrad Marshall from Orbx has announced that his next project will be bringing his fantastic Palm Springs International Airport will be converted to IPACS Aerofly FS 2. The original FSX/P3D airport was hugely popular and Jarrad is bringing that detail to another simulator for people to enjoy. Because Palm Springs sits in the middle of the default coverage area for
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Orbx Releases Netherlands TrueEarth for Aerofly FS 2

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Developer Orbx has released the stunning Netherlands TrueEarth scenery for Aerofly FS 2. Made up of over 85,000 square kilometres of extremely detailed photoreal terrain, the package includes the entirety of the country with all of the cities, towns, and landmarks exactly where the should be. Already available for FSX and P3D, the TrueEarth scenery includes 43 airports, thousands of
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