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HiFi Simulations Releases Hotfix 021517 B6255

HiFi Simulations have released a new hotfix which improves the max upper visibility rendering for Active Sky 16 for Prepar3d, as well as other fixes and updates for all current weather engines. This includes Active Sky 16 and Active Sky Next for both FSX and Prepar3d.

The team have also fixed high CPU utilisation when you disable wake turbulence and other minor things.

You can read out full review on Active Sky 16 and Cloud Art here.

The full list of changes is here:

Changelog for AS16 for P3D/FSX Hotfix 021517
– P3D Experimental upper visibility depiction handling change via previous HotFix made permanent
– Fixed issue where CPU usage would climb and app may eventually crash if Wake Turbulence Strength setting was set to zero (disabled)
(Experimental upper visibility depiction handling change with Volfog on (P3D), attempts to increase apparent visibility while still masking cloud draw distance using typical “masking” upper max visibility settings of approximately 80 miles)

Changelog for ASN for P3D/FSX Hotfix 021517
– Fixed CPU usage increase issue when Wake Turbulence Strength option was set to zero (disabled)
– Fixed issue where custom/manual weather would not export into current_wx_snapshot.txt file

You can download from the HiFi Simulation’s downloads page.

Drzewiecki Design Releases Washington X

On the 17th of February Drzewiecki Design released their latest addon Washington X. Covering 5 Airports, Meany Heliports, and recreating several of the famed cities landmarks.

2017-02-17. Users may fly around the area of Washington DC and enjoy 1500 custom made buildings putting all of Down Town DC in 3D plus other landmarks and bridges, Night and Seasonal Textures, and Detailed Autogen. Washington National Airport (KDCA) has been recreated in Detail, along with Lite versions of Joint Base Andrews (KADW), College Park Airport (KCGS ), Potomac Airfield (KVKX ), and Washington Executive Airport (W32 ). Lite meaning the airports have Custom Buildings and a Ground Poly Layer. All scenery in the package was made with a highly advanced performance friendly design. the package is also compatible with UTX, FS Global, as well as FTX Global and Vector. Its also compatible with Airport enhancement services.

The Scenery is compatible with FSX, P3D V1, V2, and V3. Installation of the scenery is fully automatic however do remember to uninstall all versions of included airports you may have before prior to installing this product. The product is available from SimMarket at the price $31.72 (€28.45, £26,81). There is no registration key and you simply download the installer upon purchase. If you wish to try before you buy a Demo is available. The demo features the same airport layout as the full version but with limited 3D objects and Low-res textures.

Normally I would include a brief description of the area the scenery is modeling. However seeing it is Washington DC I feel the point of that is a bit moot. I will however link to the Wikipedia page on the city here. Below are a few select images of the scenery from Drzewiecki Designs website.

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JustSim working on Dusseldorf

Whoa, calm down there guys! Only a few days after they have released Hamburg, JustSim have announced to be working on Dusseldorf next! It looks like Aerosoft is finally gonna get some competition when it comes to the German sceneries. And that could be a good thing for us as customers with the original scenery from Aerosoft dating back to 2012! No previews have been released yet. But make sure to follow us to find out as soon as we hear and see more!

Washington DC previews from Drzewiecki Design

Set to release in only 4 days Drzewiecki Designs decided to warm us up a little to their next scenery: Washington DC. As the screenshots will show they have done their absolute best and made this city in true Drzewiecki style: the textures look very crisp, very high quality and it seems like no detail has been spared. Even the commander in chief is probably signing some new executive orders in his office.. Washington DC will come with a number of features. One of the features that stands out most is the way they will include airports into the scenery pack. First of all, it will include a high detailed rendition of KDCA including terminal interiors, SODE jetways, beautiful textures and more. Second, other airports, which will come in a “lite” variant, will be KADW Joint Base Andrews, KCGS College Park Airport, KVKX Potomac Airfield and W32 Washington Executive Airport. These lite airports will feature custom airport buildings with realistic ground poly layers. Also included will be a number of helipads.

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Richer Simulations’ CaribSky St. Kitts released

Richer Simulations have released their rendition of St. Kitts island! This island is home to Robert L. Bradshaw airport, formerly known as Golden Rock Airport. It services a certain number of airlines with destinations around the entire world. But the real beauty of this addon is that Richer Simulations have covered the entire island in beautiful photorealistic textures. This makes flying around in some GA aircraft absolutely amazing. Other features include a lot of custom autogen and mesh as well as custom night lighting and textures for the reefs that can be found nearby the island. You can pick up this addon now for only €12,50 from SimMarket.

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TOGA Projects ENVTEX – New User Interface Preview

TOGA Projects, the team behind ENVTEX, have shown off a new user-interface for their great product. We have been massive fans of the team for a while now, so it’s great to see so many improvements based on the community and our feedback.

As you can see, it’s vastly different compared to what we have today. As we said in our review, it works, but could do with a lick of paint to make it great. Not only that, but there’s brand new customization options which will give you more control than before. This will include sun textures, lens and glow effects, airport textures and much more.

Of course, everything you see is work in progress, so you’re welcome to leave feedback and we’ll pass it onto the developers. I assure you, the team listens and they’re fully prepared to ensure this is a great product for everyone.

Finally, TOGA Projects confirmed that they are prepared for future sim versions as well as some exciting news to share with their friends over at HiFi.

JustSim release Hamburg airport (EDDH)

The busy guys over at JustSim have just released their rendition of Hamburg airport on SimMarket. EDDH is fully compatible with Orbx Germany North and FTX Vector Global, has high resolution textures for both the terrain and objects/buildings, features custom autogen, custom AI AFCADs if you desire and will feature SODE supported jetways after an update that is yet to come. Oh and did I mention there are 3D birds..?

If the screenshots are anything to go by this airport will look very detailed and amazing! We’ll have a review for you shortly but if you really can’t wait then you can pick up EDDH yourself right now for €19,80 from SimMarket.

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JustSim Hamburg (EDDH) Sent to SimMarket

JustSim have confirmed that Hamburg (EDDH) has been sent to SimMarket for final preparations and should be on sale soon. JustSim have stated that this is probably their most detailed scenery yet. Not only that, but the jetways will be animated using SODE, and users of both FTX OpenLC and Orbx Germany North will be able to use correct background photos for the surrounding area.

With Hamburg currently having on-going building works, JustSim have also confirmed that if you buy today, you will have technical and update support for free for 2 years.

As soon as it’s out, we’ll let you know.

On Facebook, there’s loads of images to look through!