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‘Updated for Prepar3d V4’

A lot of stuff this week was released with compatibility for P3DV4. And there was almost just as much news from developers announcing their plans or giving us an update about their support for the updated platform. Instead of making a whole bunch of different posts, we’ve decided to collect everything that has been updated for Prepar3d V4 this week into one post. And there’s a lot.

REX

Over on their forums REX gave us an update into their product status for P3DV4. WorldWide Airports HD, Texture Direct, Texture Direct w/Soft Clouds and REX Soft Clouds will shortly receive a hot fix to be compatible. Release is estimated for this month.

Weather Architect, Essentials Plus and Essentials Plus Overdrive will require a major service pack to be compatible. The release time is yet to be determined.

ImagineSim

ImagineSim announced over on Facebook that all their sceneries are now compatible with P3DV4. People that have previously purchased any product for P3DV3 will receive a free update. ImagineSim compatible sceneries are: KATL, KLGA, ZSPD, KAUS, VIDP, KSJC and KCLT.

Jetstream Designs

These guys took the time to give a really nice update to some of their previous sceneries. Both updated with P3DV4 support are Marseille and Little Rock. The latter has also been updated with volumetric light halos. But that’s not all, because both sceneries got a nice overhaul and are now featuring brand-new, completely updated SODE jetways. You can find some screenshots of the updated sceneries below.

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Drzewiecki Design

UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo, EPWA Warsaw and EETN Tallinn have all received an update to be compatible with P3DV4.

LatinVFR

Miami V3 is now compatible.

MILVIZ

MILVIZ will be updating the majority of their aircraft. This includes aircraft that has previously been released for P3DV4, with a few exceptions. MILVIZ have stated they will issue a $5 upgrade fee. Every upgrade will come with MILVIZ new MVAMS tool which is used for framework features and includes the capability of updating their products in the future.

Global AI Ship Traffic

This freeware add-on loved by so many also got an update to P3DV4. The add-on has been split up in several separate parts which you can install almost independently (some files are required). There are a lot of new models (the total amount is now 179) and routes added that cover the entire globe.

Airports of Norway

AoN, my personal favourite, got updated as well. This (freeware) package will continue to receive updates to fix issues with airports as they are being found.

Aerosoft Oslo Gardermoen

A big update coming from Aerosoft. ENGM Oslo has been updated for P3DV4 and a lot of new features have been added. The full list can be found over here. Notable though is definitely the added support for SODE for animated jetways, passengers and de-ice service. Another very notable feature is added support for Prepar3d volumetric lighting for flood lights and the headlights from de-ice trucks.

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BlackBox Simulation

Last but not least on our list is BlackBox. These guys have updated both their Aviation Bulldog & Cessna L19 aircraft for P3DV4 for free.

David Rosenfeld Announces Tel Aviv

David Rosenfeld, the developer that brought us the recent Milan Malpensa scenery has announced he’s developing Tel Aviv. The scenery will be compatible on release with FSX, P3D V3 and P3D V4. He noted that the new tower and E pier will be included within this scenery.

At the moment all we have is three screenshots showing off the early progress of this scenery. For now, why not check out our review of David’s Milan Malpensa scenery?

You can find the Facebook post here.

 

Soarfly Concepts Release Flagship Sandown

Our friends over at Soarfly Concepts have released their latest scenery, Island Airport Sandown. A small airfield located on the Isle of Wight. With the island located just off the South Coast of England, a wide range of flying is available whether that be flying around the island or heading back to UK mainland and its wide range of GA airfields.

The scenery itself looks very nice, with high definition ground imagery and a compatibility with 4096 texture load. Other features include precisely modeled buildings, volumetric grass and precision placed trees and shrubs. The full feature will be placed below the main body of this article.

If you wish to purchase this scenery it can be bought from SimMarket for the price of EUR 15.59. A good price for a good scenery. This scenery is perfect for anyone that enjoys GA flying around the UK.

Whilst you’re here, why not have a look at our Developer Month interview with Soarfly Concepts?

Entire Feature List:

  • Ultra high definition ground detailing.
  • Compatible with 4096 texture load
  • HD ground image.
  • Precisely modelled buildings.
  • Realistic textures throughout.
  • Static aircraft.
  • Volumetric grass.
  • Grass detail.
  • Landside areas with photo textures.
  • Holiday camp modelled and included.
  • Apron directional light shine (P3D ONLY)
  • Parked cars.
  • Precision placed trees and shrubs.
  • Hand detailed areas for added aesthetics.
  • Plants and benches around the landside area.
  • Reflective windows
  • Filler objects like plants, flags etc.
  • Custom built AFCAD for improved AI.
  • Full grass coverage (optional)

 

SamScene Milan RealCityX Preview

Over on their website SamScene has previewed their latest RealCityX project: Milan City will include many famous buildings, churches, shopping malls and a whole lot of autogen. Also covered will be custom hangars and the terminal building of Bresso Airfield.

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Flight 1 GNS530: The FSElite Review

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The Flight 1 GNS530 had to by far be one of the hardest products to review I have ever seen. It’s not perfect no. But any problem I could find with it could be excused by simply saying “That’s how the real thing works.” Normally that’s a terrible excuse! But this time, given the way this particular addon works; Well it’s a perfectly viable counter argument. I could not decide how to approach this addon. Is it awesome, and all its problems excused by it being realistic. Or is it bad and all its problems are just that, Problems. That is until it occurred to me that my writers block was caused by a perfectly viable argument to make. It’s good and realistic, But has problems that consumers should be aware of before purchase. So that’s how this review is going to be written. There will be a score but I want to state right now that this is a good product. It has issues but the issues are excusable.

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Flight 1 Releases Cessna 162 SkyCatcher for free

Today Flight 1 has released their Cessna 162 SkyCatcher add on for Free. Note it is still licensed software so you may not redistribute it! But you can now download it for free if you wish. The download process is a bit abnormal compared to other freeware downloads. You must download a Key, then an installer form a page that may make you think your purchasing it. But don’t worry, just follow the instructions listed by Flight 1 one This Page to get the aircraft for free. The add on works in all versions of FSX including the Steam edition. Plus Prepar3D V3.

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New Screenshots of FSDG Agadir

Agadir, Morocco is somewhere that I have not yet heard of. But it turns out that for some time now this scenery has been in development for quite sometime. Having seen the quality of this scenery I am suprised that I have not yet heard of this scenery. It looks fantastic.

For an airport that I have not heard of, the route selection is huge with airlines such as easyJet, Condor and Ryanair serving the Moroccan destination. A destination that I am now very interested to fly to with this upcoming scenery.

FSDG, as always are looking to produce another excellent scenery. I am looking forward to seeing what the completed product is set to look like. The developer states that release is close and requires just a few bug fixes and improvements before final release.

The scenery covers everything within the airport fence but nothing outside. Not at all a problem considering the detail that seems to have gone into this scenery.

When the product hits the shelves we will be sure to let you know.

 

AirworthyDesigns Exclusive TNCM Previews

The team at AirworthyDesigns is hard at work on their upcoming Princess Juliana Airport (TNCM) on Saint Martin (Sint Maarten). The scenery will cover not only this islands but also a lot of islands in its region, including the following airports: L’esperance (TFFG), Anguilla (TQPF), St. Barthelemy (TFFJ) and Saba Island (TNCE). The Caribbean scenery package will come with a lot of features, such as photorealistic HD coverage, custom HD buildings, custom HD traffic, airport interiors and much more. The package is being developed for X-Plane. A release date is not yet known, but the team is aiming for October this year.

We have gotten some very exclusive screenshots from the developer that highlight the beauty of this upcoming add-on. Make sure to follow their project over on the X-Plane Forums.

Aerosoft Værøy X-Plane previews

A little less than a year after its release for FSX and P3D, Aerosoft seem to be getting ready for a release of Værøy Airport (ENVY) in Norway for X-Plane 10 and 11. The airport is known for being located right next to a very steep cliff and its ever changing and treacherous winds. This was also the reason of taking the airport out of use in 1990, before that Widerøe had some regular flights. The scenery will cover the entire island in amazing detail and will also include the newer Værøy Heliport (ENVR). Furthermore, there are some beautiful, custom Aurora Borealis effects for during the dark winter months. Screenshots below were taken in X-Plane 11.

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RFSceneryBuilding release Tenerife North (GCXO)

RFSceneryBuilding can add another impressive project to their growing list of airports. Today they have released Tenerife North (GCXO) airport, formerly known as Los Rodeos airport. This airport is infamous for the biggest disaster in aviation history in which two 747’s collided. Today, Tenerife North serves as one of the main hubs for the Canary Islands, connecting all seven islands with each other and the mainland.

Tenerife North comes with custom buildings and vehicles, custom lighting for runways, taxiways and light masts, very nice textures with glass effects for windows and automatic season textures. Furthermore, there is support for a large amount of third party ground textures such as Orbx FTX Global, free photographic scenery of Spain, FSSimVR-Spain VFR Mesh for Canary Islands and last but not least for Taburets Italy Mesh. You can pick this scenery up for AUD$23.85 right now from the FlightSimStore. It is compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, P3D v2 and P3Dv3. One slight note to add is that RFSceneryBuilding recommends using Orbx FTX Trees HD.

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