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2017 Steam Summer Sale

2017 Steam Summer Sale begins!

The day of reckoning for gamer’s everywhere has finally come. The 2017 Steam Summer Sale has started. Expect big sales on meany titles on the Steam store. Titles big and small, including Flight Sim World, FSX Steam Edition, and X Plane 11. At time of writing FSX Steam Edition is 50% off ($12.49, Normally $24.99). X Plane 11 is 26% off ($44.39, Normally $59.99). And Flight Sim World is 10% off ($22.99, Normally $24.99).  All of the bundles for FSX are on sale as well. You can also purchase the Train & Flight Sim World Twin Pack for $50.12 (Normally $64.98, that’s 23% off).

While to numerous to list a lot of the DLC available for FSX is on sale to. A few highlights include the F16 Fighting Falcon from Aerosoft, REX 4 Texture Direct from REX, Accu-Feel and the Piper J3 Cub both from A2A, and the R66 Turbine from Carenado. Meany meany more are available.

The Summer Sale runs from June 22 to July 5. Now is the time to get your favorite games for low prices; And of course your favorite Flight Sim and addons for low prices to!

Flight Sim World Community Update 2 Now Available

Since the release of Flight Sim World a few weeks ago, the community have been very vocal about their feedback for the product. Dovetail Games have been working really hard and have been listening to the comments to be able to put together the latest community update.

The update pushes a lot of fixes for the included aircraft. These fixes include contact point adjustments, optimizations to cockpit instrument selection and more. Furthermore, the 205mb update also includes various crash and localisation fixes and users of the Sidewinder 2 will be pleased to know that it now works.

The update for people experiencing performance issues in full screen and multi-monitor set-ups will have to wait a little longer as they complete further testing. Rest assured, Dovetail Games say it’s coming.

You can find the full update list below. Don’t forget, as it’s a Steam product, it will download and install upon starting up nice and simply. Keep Reading

FS-FlightControl Now Supports Flight Sim World

For those of you that use FS-FlightControl, you’ll be pleased to know that the software is now fully compatible with Dovetail Game’s Flight Sim World. It is one of the first commercial add-ons available for the Early Access game, which you now buy on Steam.

If you don’t know what the app is, it’s described as a “touch-optimised instructor station” for all the current ESP-based Sims. X-Plane version will be coming soon. The idea is to assist with flight simmers to allow them to see aircraft approaching the airport, define weather conditions, trigger failures and more. It will also enable you to see a moving map, have flight-plan overlays and even track your flight and landing performance.

There’s a whole host of features and you can try it out now for 14 days for free. if you like it, you can purchase it for 49.95euros.

Dovetail Games Releases Flight Sim World Early Access

With the surprise announcement from Dovetail Games just last week of their new sim, Flight Sim World, we’re pleased to be able to tell you that it is now readily available from the Steam store for just $24.99 / $19.99.

The early access version of the game will be used to help Dovetail to continue to develop the sim for the future. It’s 64-bit and has a big focus on ensuring performance is right.

You can grab it from Steam right now.

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Flight Sim World Live Stream recap

Dovetail Games had a Live stream showcasing their upcoming title Flight Sim World. This was the first Live stream of meany as they apparently plan to utilize them to discuss things with the community as they Develop FSW. This live stream featured Steve Hood and Cryss Leonhart. The FSW Executive Producer, Flight community Manager for Dovetail games respectively. There were meany things talked about including their road map for development of Flight Sim World. They also showcased a new trailer, and some game play footage. Release date and price was confirmed, and 5 lucky people got a free copy of FSW. All in all it was a good showing. You can watch an archive of the live stream on Dovetails Twitch channel here. Lets recap what happened in the stream.

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UPDATE: Flight Sim World: Console Version Possibility, No Firm Decision on Airliners, Third Party Support and Why 64-Bit

UPDATE: Aimee from Dovetail Games sent us a comment regarding the headline about no firm decision on whether airliners would be in the game. She clarified “there will be airliner content for FSW however we haven’t announced whether they will be add-ons only or implemented in core.”

Youtube and community member Froogle today released his weekly news show and went into depth with the huge announcement from Dovetail Games. Of course, we’re referring to the reveal of Flight Sim World. There are plenty of questions surrounding the new sim and Froogle did a bit of digging to find out more for the community.

Throughout the video, Froogle made some observations from the announcement video as well as asking Dovetail some questions regarding the sim. Be sure to check out the video as it’s full of useful information. Most importantly, we’ve extracted some of it which we feel is vital for the community to know about.

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Bought Dovetail’s Flight School? You’ll Get a Free Copy of Flight Sim World

Dovetail revealed their newest simulator Flight Sim World in a video trailer just the other day, showcasing it’s impressive graphics engine and in-sim physics. We have all known about their fully-fledged Sim for a while, but it was nice to put a name to it all.

As we all know, Flight Sim World isn’t the first entry Dovetail has had into flight simulator. With their FSX: Steam Edition hitting PCs for years and their now cancelled Flight School. If course, investors into Flight School were worried what would happen to them.

Thankfully, Dovetail today has confirmed that anyone who previously purchased Flight School will receive a gifted copy of Flight Sim World upon release.

Thanks to how easy Steam is, as soon as Flight Sim World is released into early access, you’ll find it sitting in your inventory ready to download and install.

Price for those waiting to buy it anyway has yet to be revealed.

Dovetail Games announces Flight Sim World

Just a few minutes ago, Dovetail Games announced the name and some of the features of their long awaited new flight simulator.

In a video on YouTube the name “Flight Sim World” following the trend set by the recently released Train Sim World was announced.

According to the video, the new sim will make the jump to DirectX11 and 64 bit, furthermore it will use physical based rendering just as X-Plane 11.

On top of that, Dovetail promises to work on balancing the CPU and GPU load, which has been an issue for ages within the ESP based flight simulators we have today.

Dovetail also announced that they have been working with well known developers to bring their expertise and products into the base product.

More information on Flight Sim World can be found in the YouTube video and on the FSW website

Expect an Early Access version on Steam in the not too distant future.

For more news on Flight Sim World as it becomes available, stay tuned to FSElite.

Dovetail Games Flight School Shutdown

In a post on Facebook, Dovetail Games have announced to be shutting down Flight School. Flight School, according to them, had two ideas in mind: create an entry level sim for people new to the hobby and implement technical functionality to build upon in the future. Though the exact reason for the decision to shutdown the sim isn’t known, they do state that they don’t want to ‘compromise the depth and complexity demanded by more experienced flyers’. The sim, together with all your saved data, will remain in your Steam Library. The game is however not available for download anymore. Flight School launched almost a year ago.

More news of Dovetails upcoming sim and something special for existing Flight School owners will come in the following weeks.