A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

Today has been full of huge announcements from some of our favourite developers. It’s been a day full of fun and a good chance for developers to have a relief from the usual stress of developing…

Posted: 01-Apr-2018 @ 22:41z
Updated: 04-Apr-2023 @ 14:08z
A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

Today has been full of huge announcements from some of our favourite developers. It’s been a day full of fun and a good chance for developers to have a relief from the usual stress of developing and support. We’ve made a brief round-up of their announcements for your convenience.

FSFX Packages

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

FSFX Packages announced their April Fools joke of actually something that can benefit the community! ‘go fishing’ is a small game contained within ChasePlane experimental version 0.4.xxx. Each time you click on the fish, you will gain points. If you misclick, then it’s game over. The scores are then transmitted to FSFX Packages and the top 3 scoring people will then win a product of their choice. The winner will be announced on May 4th 2018.

From April 2nd, you will need to click on the version number of ChasePlane to enable the game. If you have a phobia of fish, you can disable the game from the preferences menu if you desire.

FlightBeam

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

FlightBeam has confirmed the real reason for the delay on Auckland International Airport. They’ve been busy developing a brand new Insect Flow for the sim. Dubbed as ‘immersive wildlife for the ultimate simmer’ the add-on would enable bugs and other critters within the sim.

Mir from FlightBeam said: “Imagine.. you’re fumbling around trying to find your ZFW and GW for FMS entry.. and you see a centipede traveling across your windshield.”

It’s bugging us that we don’t know the release date yet…

FlyJSim

 

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

For the Star Wars fans in the community, this would be a dream come true. A Tie Fighter is in development from FlyJSim. Described as a ‘study-level’ offering for X-Plane 11, the Tie-Fighter would feature PBR texturing, FMOD sounds and a bunch of systems all replicated from the real thing.

MattDesigns

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

X-Plane has one of most advance flight engines in the world, so why not try out simulating a modern London Underground Tube? MattDesigns has created the iconic transportation mode in X-Plane and is fully usable in the sim.

Head to X-Plane.org now to download.

TFDi Design

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

TFDi Design released a fantastic new freeware aircraft. Introducing BalsaX – the single best simulation of a balsa wood toy available on the market today. Using the latest technology, the detailed exterior texturing and flight model are some of the most impressive we have seen. It also uses the brand new PerfectWood technology.

Want to know more about the product, here’s some of the features:

  • Detailed exterior with realistic wooden texture.
  • Interior… What interior? It’s a balsa wood toy plane.
  • It can be controlled
  • It probably flies better than you remember it flying. (Please note: Varies based on piloting skills, your mileage may vary)
  • It might make noise, we don’t know.
  • Hopefully good performance.
  • Using extreme modeling tools, we are providing a new technology called TFDi Design PerfectWood™

You can legitimately download the BalsaX from TFDi Design’s website for free.

X-Plane Lego Bricks

X-Plane continues to expand its portfolio of objects in the sim. This time, we’re going to see lego objects in the sim. This will include aircraft, helicopters and airport vehicles.

You can read more here.

 

FSElite…?

We couldn’t help but plug in our own joke here. We decided to move to Farming Simulation for the day. We changed our entire site home page, wrote a bunch of articles and even designed adverts based on our current advertising partners. We had a bunch of fun creating it and watching the community react to it.

You can re-live the experience whenever you want via FSElite.net/farm.

A Round-Up of April Fools Announcements from TFDi Designs, FlightBeam and More

Fake adverts we made

If we have missed any, let us know and we’ll add it to the post.

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