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Milviz FG-1D Corsair Preview

The guys over at Milviz are working on their FG-1D Corsair for our virtual skies.

If you’re looking for high quality WW2-era aircraft in your simulator, then look no further: this is the plane to get. Back in 1940, it boasted the most powerful engine along with the largest diameter propeller of any fighter aircraft yet. The result was such that it was the first aircraft to exceed 400 mph, and they were built right up to 1952.

More information will come once it’s available, so make sure to check out FSElite and Milviz Facebook pages for the latest updates and releases.

Turbulent Designs Preview of Idaho Falls Regional Airport – Releasing this Month

Turbulent Designs have had a busy few weeks. They released MBS International Airport and have already pinned down a release date for the latest scenery: Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Turbulent Designs have confirmed that it will be released on Monday July 31st 2017, on FSX, P3D v3 and v4. You’ll only be able to buy it through their web store.

In the mean time, take a look at some of the preview images below.

No word has yet been released on pricing.

UPDATE: PMDG DC-6 Now Out at $69.99 for FSX and P3D

UPDATE:

It’s now out and available via PMDG’s store for $69.99. That’s for both FSX and P3D versions.

We will update this post once it’s confirmed released.

The past few weeks has seen PMDG work extensively on delivering P3Dv4 compatible versions of their extensive Boeing line-up of aircraft. The 747, 777 and the 737 (except the 600/700 add-on package) now sit firmly in your new sim. Also during that time, they have been teasing the release of their DC-6 aircraft.

Over the past 5 years of development, it’s seen a release on X-Plane and has since been converted for FSX, FSX: SE, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4. The team have been previewing the classic aircraft over on their forums and Facebook, but today, Robert confirmed that the DC-6 is planned to be released today.

Along with the news, he gave a very detailed insight into what you can expect from the new aircraft once it arrives in your sim. Furthermore, there are plenty of images to feast your eyes upon.

We will update this post with an official price and feature list when available.

FSDG Releases Agadir for FSX and P3D

The team behind Thessaloniki, Paro and the Seychelles has released their latest development: Agadir.

In the heart of Morocco, Agadir is one the busiest airports in the country, providing for many of the travellers who arrive in the country. The airport sees airlines from all over the world touch down.

FSDG have created the airport to the latest standards, which includes volumetric lighting, dynamic lighting (for P3Dv4), animated apron traffic and more.

You can buy Agadir now from FSDG’s website for €14.50.

Here’s the full feature list:

Features:
  •  Fully accurate rendition of Agadir Al-Massira airport
  •  Ultra-realistic shadow and light rendition on 3D objects and ground
  •  Volumetric lights for supreme experience between dusk and dawn
  •  New dynamic lights technology (P3Dv4)
  •  Animated apron traffic
  •  Optimized for great performance and visual quality
  •  Compatible with all known addons including FTX Global, UTX and FS Global
  •  Manual included

Drzewiecki Design Releases New York Airports v2 X

Over the past few weeks, Drzewiecki Design has been previewing their new version of New York Airports v2 X. Today, the development team has released the product, spread over two different packages. Over the two packages, you will be able to fly and explore the following New York airports:

John F. Kennedy International Airport – KJFK
LaGuardia Airport – KLGA
Teterboro Airport – KTEB
Newark Liberty International Airport – KEWR
Essex County Airport – KLDJ
Linden Airport – KCDW

There are plenty of differences between this version and the previous one, including new ground polygons with improved textures, better detail on objects, up to 300% better performance, and all models have been re-exported and complied in ultra high resolution 4096px. As it’s becoming the norm now, SODE has also been included to allow animated jetways and seasonal changes to the scenery.

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REX Release Soft Clouds for Prepar3D V4 and Provide an Update on Development

REX has today released an update for Soft Clouds which adds P3Dv4 compatibility. The team has been working over the past few weeks to ensure that the product integrates nicely with the new sim. You will need REX Soft Clouds – Service Pack 3 – Hotfix 4 if you wish to install this update. Furthermore, there are a few things to be mindful of, so we’ve summarized them below.

If you use REX Texture Direct with Soft Clouds combine, DO NOT use this update. REX has confirmed that an update for these users will be available soon. Another thing to be mindful of is the following:

During the installation process, the installation wizard will ask you to identify a location where to install the upgrade. Be sure to click the “Check for Updates” button and select the main folder where you originally have Soft Clouds installed. If you do not select the correct location, the upgrade will not work properly, and you will have to start over.

The installation process should be pretty straightforward, but REX have supplied some step-by-step instructions on how to install over on their forums. You can download the update from this link.

In addition to that, REX have updated their roadmap for P3Dv4. I’ve copied the information down below for your convenience. Keep Reading

Orbx Release Bilbao

Just yesterday we showed off some final shots from Orbx Bilbao. Just one day later, the scenery has been released. For the price of $39.95 AUD you can purchase this scenery from the Orbx website.

Not only have Orbx modeled the airport, they have also modeled the entire city of Bilbao. The scenery also includes animated jetways alongside 30 to 60 cm/pixel ground scenery. Additionally, the airport has full compatibility with P3D v4.

This is Orbx’s first payware airport to enter P3D v4, which hopefully means more are likely to follow on soon.

FSFX Packages 737 Immersion Now Available for P3Dv4

Now that PMDG have released the 737NGX for P3Dv4, FSFX Packages have been able to test their immersion package and release the final version for P3Dv4. FSFX Packages also took the opportunity to fix an issue wherein the engine spray effects were assigned to the wrong engine.

You can download the update for free via your VFC Central account. Furthermore, the update has also been rolled out to other versions of the simulator for everyone to use.

Orbx Bilbao (LEBB) – Final Shots Appear

Orbx are on another roll as Iain has posted his final shots for Bilbao (LEBB) – all from P3Dv4. We are super excited for the Spanish scenery, which boosts an impressive feature list. I’ve posted what I wrote in a previous post below:

The scenery itself will include the whole city of Bilbao, with around 300,000 – 400,000 hand placed buildings and trees scattered around. This will include the famous Iberdrola skyscraper, complete with functional helipad. For heli-pilots, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll also be able to land on some nearby tanker ships situated in the fully modelled harbours. The airport itself will benefit from high-resolution scenery, internal modelling, movable gates and other small details including people, objects and vehicles. It’s sounding like an incredibly detailed package. You can see that in the previews below!

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Active Sky for P3Dv4 Has Been Released

HiFi Simulations has officially released Active Sky for P3Dv4 (ASP4) today. Since the release of Prepar3D V4, the team has had a copy of the popular weather engine in beta for users to test out. The platform is essentially a 64-bit compatible version of Active Sky 2016.

ASP4 comes with a new 64-bit ASConnect simulator interface, 64-bit XGauge, air effect enhancements, new visibility depiction enhancements and more. Furthermore, ASP4 also works in conjunction with Active Sky Cloud Art – which is also compatible with P3Dv4. Active Sky Cloud Art enables you to have real-time texture changes in the sim to match the weather situation.

Active Sky for P3Dv4 offers the same functionality as Active Sky 2016, but provides compatibility for the new 64-bit sim. It’s a little confusing but here’s the basics:

If you use FSX, FSX:SE or P3Dv3, then continue to use Active Sky 2016.

If you use P3Dv4, then download Active Sky for P3Dv4.

If you were using the ASP4 beta, be sure to uninstall it before you install the official release.

Also, if you own AS16 already, there’s no upgrade fees or additional payments needed as your AS16 (for P3D) licence is also valid for ASP4.

Head over to www.hifisimtech.com/downloads to download the latest version of Active Sky (regardless of version).