X-Plane News

Short Final Design Announce SFD Global for X-Plane 11

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Announced on ThresholdX earlier today, X-Plane 11 scenery developer Short Final Design announced his intentions on developing a global texture and autogen replacement program. Aptly named SFD Global, the payware product is designed to compete with the likes of Orbx Global for X-Plane 11.

The product has been designed to completely overhaul the simulator. The primary change will be that the default terrain textures within the simulator will be replaced with handmade stuff.

According to the article, the package will also include regional autogen that consists of PBR materials. Things such as trees, cars and buildings have been designed to fit their surroundings on a region by region basis. The first three regions to be released with the product will be the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. More will come in the future.

The final part of the product will include some well-known landmarks. So far the Petronas Twin Towers and the Leaning Tower of Pisa have been completed. Again, more will come in the future.

There are a nice library over on the source post, which shows off the texture replacement, autogen and landmarks.

It’s still in early development, so no news on any possible release date at this time.

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Little Navmap 2.2.4 Update Released

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Back in December, we reported on a neat little utility called Little Navmap. The freeware tool is a comprehensive map display tool that gives you a range of features including automatic flight plan calculation options, elevation profiling, aircraft performance planning and integration with VATSIM and IVAO. You can do a range of things including exporting routes, finding detailed information about your
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Just Flight Update all Aircraft for X-Plane 11

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In an email sent to us from Just Flight, it has been confirmed that an update has been issued to all X-Plane 11 aircraft which will take advantage of features found in X-Plane 11.30. Working with developer Thranda Design, the updates for all in-house Just Flight aircraft on X-Plane 11 include rain effects, improved Virtual Reality (VR) and brand new
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Aerobask Epic E1000 G1000 Edition for X-Plane Released

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Developer Aerobask has released a new version of their Epic E1000, adding a custom-enhanced Laminar G1000 suite. The plane uses a Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6-67A turboprop engine, making 1200 SHP which provides a speed of more than 325 knots. This makes the plane one of the fastest in its class. The new version of the plane includes a completely
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Vertical-Simulations Announces Corpus Christi

Developer Vertical-Simulations, who released his Iowa (KCID) scenery just a few days ago, has announced his next project. Over on his Facebook page, he announced to be working on Corpus Christi International Airport (KCRP), located in Texas. This is a small airport with two runways and 5 gates for commercial service. The airport is mainly used for connecting flights to
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Aerosoft Airport Frankfurt XP (EDDF) Updated to v1.10

Announced over on their blog, Aerosoft has pushed a minor update for their popular Frankfurt (EDDF) scenery for X-Plane 11.

Version 1.10 introduces fixes two minor issues and introduces SAM plugin support for use of SAM jetways at this airport, you can find the full changelog at the end of this article.

If you don’t already own Aerosoft Airport Frankfurt XP, you can grab a hold of it over at simMarket for a price of €25.17 (Excl. VAT) exclusively for X-Plane 11.

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X-Plane 11 Live Q&A (February 2019) Re-Cap

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On Saturday 9th February 2019, members of the X-Plane development team gathered to give a comprehensive update on their future plans and answer questions from the community over a live stream. The hour-long stream saw the team talking about mobile, the newly implemented ATC and of course, Vulkan/Metal. We have watched the live stream and re-capped some of the key
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Vertical Simulations Release Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID) for X-Plane 11

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We shared previews from the development team Verticle Simulations a couple of weeks back and the team has today released their latest airport. Eastern Iwoa Airport, in Cedar Rapids, sees a number of airlines operate a range of routes. The likes of Delta, Frontier and United all frequent the airport. Vertical Simulations has worked hard to ensure that Eastern Iwoa Airport is
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Supercritical Simulations Group Update on the 747-8 V2

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In celebration of the Birthday to the Queen of the Skies, Supercritical Simulations Group has provided news that they are working on the 2nd version of their 747-8 for X-Plane and shared some new previews on the project. The aircraft is being worked on from the ground up, meaning everything is going to be redone. This will include a new
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GayaSimulation Courchevel Previews

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GayaSimulation has released some previews of their latest development Courchevel. Initially announced in 2017 we have received very few updates on the progress of the project. On Saturday some previews of the altiport were released. Very few details have been announced however we do know for sure that it will feature realistic hand painted asphalt textures and PBR. GayaSimulation announced
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