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GayaSimulation Vienna Terminal Previews

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GayaSimulation is back with more previews of their upcoming Vienna (LOWW) scenery. The previews show off renders of the main terminal buildings. The modelling in the previews looks very detailed, and with the textures added, it seems the team is progressing quite nicely and pretty rapidly. GayaSimulation is hoping to preview more in-sim previews of the airport soon.

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Aerosoft Releases Milan Milano Malpensa for X-Plane 11

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Aerosoft has released Milan Milano Malpensa Airport for X-Plane 11. Milan Milano Malpensa Airport is the largest international airport in Milan serving as a hub for Air Italy, Ernest Airlines, Cargolux Italia, and FedEx Express. In 2018 Milan handled a whopping 24,725,490 passengers and was the 25th busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers. From Cathay Pacific to Hong
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Stairport Releases Previews of Saint-Tropez

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Over on Facebook, Stairport released some pictures of  their upcoming Saint-Tropez scenery for X-Plane 11. Saint-Tropez is located on the southeastern tip of France and only has two airlines that operate out of the airport, both using helicopters. The single runway is 3,871 feet long with a parallel taxiway, plenty of runway for business jets and general aviation aircraft. Due
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Orbx Previews Edinburgh Screenshots For X-Plane And Prepar3D

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Orbx has released screenshots of their upcoming Edinburgh Airport (EGPH) for Prepar3D and X-Plane. The airport is developped by Gaya Simulations, who released Courchevel for X-Plane 11 less than three weeks ago. Both simulator versions have been announced separately and will have slightly different features, each taking the best out of its home simulator. Emphasis has been set on night
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Maps2XPlane Showcases Seychelles For X-Plane

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Developer Maps2XPlane has published high definition screenshots of their upcoming Seychelles project. The scenery will cover the entire Seychelles archipelago. It will feature and custom photorealistic terrain mesh, dense tropical vegetation and specific autogen. It will also include detailed renditions of aeronautical platforms such as Seychelles International Airport - FSIA and the numerous landing strips scattered around. No release time
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Laminar Research Shares New Information Regarding Vulkan Upgrade

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The developer of X-Plane, Laminar Research has been working hard to deliver major upgrades to integrate the Vulkan Application Programming Interface.

Laminar Research has taken to their Facebook page to show two comparable graphs that detail the performance differences in terms of FPS that the new Vulkan system will bring to X-Plane.

OpenGL in simple terms is a way of rendering 2D and 3D graphics on your PC which communicates with your GPU to enable hardware-accelerated rendering. Typically, OpenGL is considered old technology which dates back to the 1980s. Obviously, it has seen some upgrades but developers, including Laminar Research, are moving over to newer APIs such as Vulkan and Metal.

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Self-Loading Cargo V1.5 Development Video

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Self-Loading Cargo is a utility that works with P3D and X-Plane and injects virtual crew and passengers into your simulator, giving each of them their own feelings, needs and desires. The tool, which was released in early-access a few months ago, continues to be updated in response to feedback from the community. The developer has since continued to add features
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Active Sky on FSX, P3D and X-Plane All Updated

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HiFi Sim Tech has updated their series of Active Sky products for FSX, P3D and X-Plane to all-new builds today. The updates are official and the result of feedback during various open-beta phases. All of the feedback from those testing phases have been taken into account to create these stable releases. For people using Active Sky XP (ASPX), the updates include
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Orbx Announces Edinburgh Airport

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Orbx is continuing their scenery products for the United Kingdom with Edinburgh Airport (EGPH) Orbx and their in-house team Gaya Simulations have announced a full rendition of the busiest airport in Scotland, Edinburgh Airport (EGPH) for both Prepar3d V4 and X-Plane. With most Orbx scenery products being announced, you can expect a quick release shortly after. This version of Edinburgh
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Zibo Mod Boeing 737-800 Updated to Version 3.37

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The popular X-Plane freeware, Zibo Mod Boeing 737-800, has issued a major update, bringing it to version 3.37. The new update adds a range of features, improvements and fixes a number of reported bugs. Some of the more major changes to the Zibo Mod include the addition of a toggle for airstairs and lights, along with support for the librain
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