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Origami Studios Announces Gatwick Airport for X-Plane 11

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Developer Origami Studios, the team behind the Scottish Aviation Bulldog, has today announced they will be bringing Gatwick Airport (EGKK) to X-Plane 11. As the second busiest airport in the UK, Gatwick serves a wide range of short-haul and long haul routes around the world. Gatwick is unique due to the fact it has two runways but mostly uses a single runway for normal operations. Gatwick Airport is home for airlines such as easyJet, TUI, British Airways and others.

This will be Origami Studio’s first venture into scenery development, but the team has promised to spare no details in the release. The airport will come with full 4K PBR ground textures, SAM compatibility, moving ground traffic and realistic lighting. The airport has been designed based on the 2019/20 confirmation and ground layout of the airport and the current architecture of both North and South terminals.

The team said that the airport is “coming soon,” but no further details have been released. We’ll keep a close eye and inform you of any new information related to Origami Studios’ Gatwick Airport for X-Plane 11.

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Xvision Releases V2.00 with Support for Vulkan

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The team behind xVision, a utility to change the visual appearance of X-Plane, has released an update to version 2.00 which brings full compatibility with version 11.51 of X-Plane and the Vulkan API. When Laminar Reasearch released the latest version of X-Plane to incorporate support for the newer Vulkan rendering option, they revamped the shaders and the way X-Plane creates
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Nimbus Simulation Studios Shares 2021 Plans

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Scenery developer Nimbus Simulation Studios has shared their 2021 plans via Facebook. Whilst 2020 may have been perceived to have been quiet from the studio, they were busy developing products in preparation for 2021. 2021 also is the 10th anniversary for the studio and will be celebrating with plenty of releases for the flight simulation community. To begin, Nimbus Simulation
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Orbx Publishes Brief 2021 Outlook

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Orbx CEO Anna Cicognani has taken to the forums to provide a brief outlook on what the future of Orbx looks like for 2o21. To set your expectations at the start, no product announcements were made at this time, but some hints for the future were given in the statement shared. Anna opens her message by highlighting the busy 2020 the
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Boundless Simulations Announces Shannon, Palm Springs and Much More

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Scenery developer Boundlesss Simulations has shared with FSElite an extensive roadmap for their future products. Whilst 2020 was an exciting year for the development team, the future looks even busier for them. They've already released a brand new update for Birmingham (EGBB) v2.0 and also a brand new product which will please helicopter pilots. There are also brand new airports
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UK2000 Scenery Ends Development for Future X-Plane Airports

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Update 16JAN21: UK2000 Scenery has since updated their original Facebook post to remove FSX as a development platform. We have updated the article to reflect this.

An announcement made on Facebook has confirmed that UK2000 Scenery has ended development on future X-Plane airport products. The new information will be effective immediately due to ongoing issues developing for the platform. Current X-Plane 11 airport scenery products will continue to be made available to buy through UK2000 Scenery’s website, but there is no indication if any of them would be further updated with bug fixes or changes when they occur in real life (e.g. Luton Airport runway number changes).

On Facebook, the spokesperson for the company said that “there is simply not enough time in the day to develop for 4 simulators” and as such felt that time was better spent on Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Prepar3D. It was also stated that UK2000 Scenery feels that Microsoft Flight Simulator will be the “next major simulator” and whilst it isn’t there quite yet, it will be in the “near future.” The post also reminded people that UK2000 Scenery products are created by a single developer who has other commitments to focus on outside of the flight simulation space.

UK2000 Scenery is apologetic about the news, but once again reassured customers that X-Plane 11 products will continue to be made available to those wishing to buy a copy through their website.

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Short Final Design Updates Munich Airport

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X-Plane 11 users who own Short Final Design's Munich Airport (EDDM) can update their product to version 1.1. The new update is freely available to all current customers and can be downloaded from The new update adds SAM Season compatibility, improved runway textures and also the new construction sites at terminal 1. This extensive update also brings with it
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Navigraph FlightSim Community 2020 Survey Results Now Available

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The results from the Navigraph FlightSim Community 2020 Survey has been released. The survey took place late last year and saw over 23,500 people respond to the survey answering a range of questions to help developers, publishers, media outlets and content creators better understand the community to continue creating great flight simulator related content. The results of that survey has been
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Gaya Simulations Vienna International Airport Updated

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Gaya Simulations has updated their rendition of Vienna International Airport (LOWW) to version 1.2. The update is available right away for Prepar3D and Microsoft Flight Simulator through Orbx Direct, with other stores (including the Microsoft Marketplace) to follow in the next few days. The update will also be coming to X-Plane soon. The 1.2 update is quite significant, and adds
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ToLiss Updates Airbus A321 Series for XPL to V1.2.1

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Highly renowned XPL aircraft developer ToLiss has quietly updated their Airbus A321 Series product for Xplane, bringing the highly regarded addon now up to Version 1.2.1. While mainly concerned with the addressing and fixing of bugs, the update is also set to provide users with a couple of new features introduced to the developers' A321 product line. Among said new
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