Orbx Now Accepts Paypal Again

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Along with the release of Prepar3D v5, Orbx has restarted accepting Paypal as a mean of payment.

Orbx had dropped Paypal for payment since December 2016 after several problems occured with their account (see here for further explanations). This will please many users who for various reasons prefer using Paypal.

The Paypal payment service is only available for payment through Orbx Central, and for those users who have opted-in Fastlane. See here for further explanation of this process.


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IVAO Future Software Close To Release

IVAO Public Relations Director Fares Belkhiria has posted a statement on Virtual Sky, IVAO's magazine, regarding the release date of the three upcoming software of the multiplayer network. The three software are ATC Client Aurora, Pilot Client Altitude and Connector Artifice. The three softwares will be showcased next week-end (see details below) on the Youtube Channel of IVAO and released
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VATSIM Cross The Pond 2019 Eastbound Voting Open

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VATSIM has opened the polls for choosing the airports that will be featured during their bi-annual CTP event. Only VATSIM members are allowed to vote. They are asked to pick one departure and one arrival airport among twelve choices for each. The event will be eastbound this time. VATSIM CTP events are the busiest events of the VATSIM community. They
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PMDG Comments on MSFS Trailer Release

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Over on the PMDG forum, Robert Randazzo, of PMDG Simulations has commented on the PMDG stance regarding the release of Microsoft’s trailer of their upcoming Flight Simulator 2020.

Having received many questions about possible developments for the new MSFS platform, in efforts to manage expectations of the community, Robert commented that although Microsoft has clearly been working on the title for some time, PMDG has received no more information on the release than the wider community. Randazzo recapped that PMDG had made contact with Microsoft in order to purchase FSX/ESP platform in the past, Microsoft favouring Dovetail Games for the franchise, and that Microsoft would be able to reclaim their original core code even after any advances were made, should Microsoft choose to re-enter the marketplace for simulation.

PMDG is ultimately taking the ‘wait and see’ approach to the news and development of MSFS 2020. A lack of information released by Microsoft regarding any features and their vision for aftermarket developments has restricted PMDG in making a ‘smart business decision’ to be made in terms of their development and support of their products for MSFS2020.

Randazzo, along with other developers has made comments in reference to Microsoft’s decision to develop add-ons themselves rather than allowing third-party developers access to their platform, possibly in the hope to sway Microsoft to include the option for third-party development.

If you would like to read the full statement made by Robert, you can find it here.

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FSExpo 2019: POSCON Beta Roadmap Updated

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The folks behind the all-new simulation network, POSCON, have updated their beta testing roadmap as part of their showcase at this year's FSExpo in Orlando, FL. For some time now, as the network has been developed and improved, the developers have had a very small testing team of just 58 people on hand to assist them in fault-finding their new network.
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VATSIM Announces Signups for New Audio System (AFV)

Flight simulation network VATSIM has announced signups for their new audio solution. The new solution, Audio for VATSIM (AFV), will feature clear VHF communication, minimal latency, realistic range-based VHF range, incorporation of blocking tones and the ability to use voice on any frequency, yes even UNICOM. VATSIM needs help in testing these new systems through beta testers, who can apply
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VATSIM Announces Large Scale Audio Testing

Over their forums, VATSIM has announced that their team is planning large scale audio tests on the production servers this month. They've notified members that applications will be available to those who wish to be a part of the testing. This audio update has been awaited by many VATSIM members. Most notable of this update is the updated CODECs that will
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