Flight Sim World News

FSDG La Romana Released for FSX/P3D


FSDG has released La Romana for FSX and P3D. La Romana Casa De Campo International Airport (MDLR) is a single-runway airport located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, right next to the town of La Romana. It has a small terminal with 4 main gates and sees the majority of the business action in La Romana.

FSDG’s version is next in line in their ‘LITE’ series, so the porduct only covers the La Romana airport and nothing outside of the airport boundaries. This keep frames high and conflicts low with additional world terrain products.

Feature List includes:

  • Accurate rendition of La Romana International Airport, Campo de Casa (MDLR)
  • Realistic shadow and light rendition
  • New dynamic lights technology (P3Dv4)
  • Optimized for great performance and smooth AI traffic behavior
  • Compatible with all known add-ons including AES, GSX, UTX, FS Global and the ftx series.

La Romana airport is available for FSX and FSX:Steam, and all versions of P3D. You can grab it now from the FSDG online store for $11.11 USD.

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SXAirportDesign Share WIP Images of KHOU

SXAirportDesign shared a few images of their rendition of William P Hobby airport in Houston, Texas. KHOU  is like the little brother between big brothers Dallas Fort-Worth (KDFW), and Austin (KIAH). The team mentioned that about 90% of the modeling is done, and just a few items remain. SXAirportDesgin's version will include SODE jetways, night lighting,'GP AO', vehicle and vegetation
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Milviz Releases DHC-3T Turbo Otter

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Developer Milviz has released the DHC-3T Turbo Otter for FSX and P3D. Known as a true workhorse, this follow-up to their award-winning DHC-2 and DHC-3 brings closely simulated flight modelling and tons of configurable options to your simulator. This sturdy bushplane features the 750HP Pratt and Whitney PT6A-34 turbine engine, giving it powerful performance and increased reliability. Available in a
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Flight Sim World Free Mission Packs

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With the upcoming closure of Flight Sim World on May 24th, developer Dovetail Games has made the announcement that the mission packs they had created for FSW so far, will now be available for free. There are a total of three mission packs, respectively named ‘Epic Approaches’, ‘The Last Frontier’ and the ‘Spanish Job’. The mission packs can be downloaded
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Dovetail Games Discontinues Flight Sim World

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Dovetail Games has made a shocking announcement to discontinue their Flight Sim World product, with the intention to withdraw it from sale as of May 24th.

Flight Sim World stemmed from Dovetails agreement to purchase some of the rights to Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X product back in 2014 after FSX itself was discontinued and the Microsoft Flight Simulator product team disbanded.
Dovetail revamped the codebase and aimed to build a product to appeal to the simming community that FSX left behind. With features gradually added over time, the product was beginning to look like a serious player in the market when an open beta branch was launched in March to include the beginnings of a career mode.

The decision to discontinue Flight Sim World does not come as a light one to the Dovetail team, they said in a statement. The decision comes down to the commercial success of the product so far, making it not viable to continue with development.

Users who currently own Flight Sim World will be able to continue to use the simulator beyond May 24th, however, the product will receive no further updates. Anyone wishing to grab a piece of flight sim history will need to purchase the product prior to May 24th.

Add-ons for FSW will also be removed from sale as of May 24th, but once again, anything already owned will remain in users Steam libraries.

While Flight Sim World was a very small piece of the flight sim hobby, it certainly played an important role in introducing more casual pilots to the hobby. For that reason, it will be missed.

FSElite would like to congratulate the Dovetail Games team on their achievement, despite the sad ending that it now has.

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PILOT’S Almeria Updated to v1.1 and Available for FSX, P3DV3 and FSW

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PILOT'S released their Almeria to a high standard a couple of months ago, and they have continued to work on the scenery since then. We previewed that the team were adding in some brand new features to make it more realistic than before. Almeria v1.1 will introduce Living Environment and Sound Environment.  As described before, Living Environment will introduce animated
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Flight Sim World Introduces Career Beta

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Developer Dovetail Games has introduced a new beta branch for Flight Sim World that will test out the initial steps towards a career mode. In a post on their page, the developer said that career mode isn’t a full-fledged feature as of yet, but the foundation is being laid for future work, along with getting IFR functionality and the first
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