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FlyByWireSim Updates A32NX to v0.3.0 for MSFS

Flybywiresim A32nx Msfs Update (1)

A collaboration of developers are continuing to update the default A320Neo for Microsoft Flight Simulator. As we have reported over time, the development team known as FlyByWireSim has spent time creating a more realistic and accurate rendition of the aircraft type for the simulator. Today, version 0.3.0 has been made available for anyone looking to download.

From our count on the changelog on Github, we see over 70 new features or changes have been added since the last release, along with a vast list of other changes. Some of the more significant changes with the update include the all-new cockpit textures and lighting that has been developed for the A32NX. Display backlights have also been added, along with changes to the external lights. Beyond cockpit lighting and textures, brand new functionality to the ECAM has been added including new memos for the GPWS Flap 3 mode, wing anti-ice and engine anti-ice, along with many more. New developments have also taken place in the MCDU, the overhead panel and numerous buttons now function compared to the default aircraft.

FlyByWireSim has also included a range of quality of life improvements, also. Many of the changes are a direct result of bug reports submitted by the community and shows the team’s commitment to the project and bettering the aircraft for the community. The whole changelog can be read here and filtered to your liking.

The project itself is being completed by a large number of people who are all working to making the A32NX as good as possible and is available for anyone who has Microsoft Flight Simulator.

If you’re keen to learn more, you can head on over to the FlyByWireSim Discord channel. Otherwise, head over to the Git repository to download version 0.3.0 and start flying with the modded A320Neo in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Thanks to Inaxair for the tip.

Version 0.3.0 Changelog

Added

  • [ATC] Added background lighting and realistic size.
  • [ECAM] ECAM messages area has been completely redone.
  • [ECAM] Messages can now show on the right side of the ECAM.
  • [ECAM] Messages will now show in a consistent order.
  • [ECAM] Added many new ECAM messages: T.O. INHIBIT, LDG INHIBIT, APU BLEED, APU AVAIL, LDG LT, SPEED BRK, AUTO BRK LO, AUTO BRK MED, AUTO BRK MAX.
  • [ECAM] Added takeoff memo. Shows 2 mins after second engine start. Hides after takeoff thrust application.
  • [ECAM] Added landing memo. Shows below 2000 feet during approach phase. Hides after slowing down below 80kts.
  • [ECAM] Added support for failures to show on ECAM.
  • [ECAM] Added NAV TCAS FAULT failure when ADIRS are not aligned.
  • [ECAM] Added CAB PR EXCESS CAB ALT failure when cabin altitude exceeds 10000ft (can only be triggered by slewing to an extreme altitude).
  • [ECAM] Added CABIN……CHECK to ECAM memos. Changes to CABIN READY when ALL, FWD, or AFT call button is pressed. Resets when flight phase changes.
  • [ECAM] Added functional CLR and RCL buttons.
  • [ECAM] Master caution/warning will now automatically deactivate when messages are removed from ECAM.
  • [ECAM] Adds ECAM procedures for fire tests.
  • [ECAM] Adds functionality to the F/CTL rudder indicator.
  • [ECAM] Added new secondary ECAM memo for wing anti-ice and engine anti-ice.
  • [ECAM] Added new secondary ECAM memo for GPWS Flaps 3 mode (tied to INOP Flaps 3 push button).
  • [ECAM] Added new secondary ECAM memo for Hydraulic PTU, which is displayed when the PTU sound plays.
  • [ECAM] Adds NW STRG DISC memo when in pushback.
  • [ECAM] Added “TCAS STBY” on Right Upper ECAM Memo.
  • [ECAM] ECAM Cruise page.
  • [ECAM] When at least one engine is running and predictive windshear is turned off, a secondary ECAM memo will appear.
  • [ECAM] When above 50 ft RA, the memo will turn amber.
  • [ECAM] Created a wheel page for ECAM, handles break temp, landing gear indicating , and spoilers.
  • [ECAM] Adds dynamic switching of ECAM pages when no page is selected.
  • [ECAM] Added ECAM status page.
  • [ECAM] Added new failures: ENG DUAL FAILURE, ENG 1(2) FIRE (airborne), ENG 1(2) FAIL, ENG 1(2) SHUT DOWN, BRAKES HOT.
  • [ECAM] Normal messages on the ECAM will now be hidden when a failure is shown.
  • [ECAM] Added ECAM overflow arrow.
  • [ECAM] Added ECAM status reminder.
  • [ECAM] Added automatic page switching during a failure.
  • [FCU] Added background lighting at night.
  • [FMA] Adds support for ‘G/S*’ and ‘LOC *’ FMA modes.
  • [LIGHTS] Enhanced overall cockpit lighting and tweaked few exterior lighting.
  • [LIGHTS] Added display back light for all main screens such as PFD, ND, ECAM, MCDU.
  • [LIGHTS] The display back lights will now illuminate surrounding cockpit, controlled by the individual brightness knobs.
  • [LIGHTS] Enhanced the glare shield lights, the shape and the color is modified.
  • [LIGHTS] Glare shield light will now increase/decrease the ambient light of the cockpit.
  • [LIGHTS] Enhanced the dome lights, corrected the light angle, color, spread and intensity.
  • [LIGHTS] Volumetric Strobe lights and enhanced its range and intensity.
  • [LIGHTS] Volumetric navigation lights.
  • [LIGHTS] Enhanced the logo lights intensity.
  • [MCDU] Create waypoint vertical revision page frontend.
  • [MCDU] The AIRWAYS page should properly show just the enroute waypoints after the current selected one and not all of them. Players are now able to manually enter as many airway connected waypoints as needed.
  • [MCDU] Added limited altitude restriction editing functionality.
  • [MCDU] Automatically calculate TOW if possible.
  • [MCDU] Automatically fill in thrust reduction altitude and acceleration altitude based on runway height.
  • [MCDU] Add better input validation for FLAP/THS. Flap setting is limited to 1-3. THS now limited to a max of 2.5.
  • [MCDU] Add better parsing for FLAP/THS. Flap is now optional input. (e.g. /UP0.5 is a valid input now) THS can be written with UP/DN at either the start OR end of the input. THS number can be written as 0.1, .1, or even in plain whole numbers like 1.
  • [MCDU] Fix CHG Code to read A20N instead of A2N.
  • [MISC] Set defaults for seatbelt light, FD, and ATC switches.
  • [MISC] Adds an emergency light light when off.
  • [MISC] Adds 5 INOP GPWS buttons with variables ready for use.
  • [MISC] Adds 3 call buttons and 1 inop (mech sound needed).
  • [MISC] Cabin call buttons are now push and hold. Sound plays when pressed.
  • [MISC] Adds “Cabin Crew seats for landing please” when chime is first pressed after entering the landing phase.
  • [MISC] Adds “Cabin Crew Seats for takeoff please” when “cabin……Check” and “TO Config” are green on takeoff memo.
  • [MISC] Adds fire tests for ENG 1, ENG 2, APU, Cargo Smoke.
  • [MISC] Right side wiper switch now operable (Still synced with Left Switch).
  • [MISC] Add INOP predictive windshear switch (dummy switch).
  • [MISC] Implement ANN LT TEST.
  • [MISC] Added dummy switch for TCAS.
  • [MISC] Display barometer readout on ISIS.
  • [MISC] Added working engine fire buttons.
  • [MISC] Added Fire Buttons lighting up on test.
  • [MISC] Added Dummy AudioSwitching knob on top overhead.
  • [MISC] Added Cockpit Door switch (spring loaded) + Open Light.
  • [MISC] Adds animation, emission seqs to the overhead Commercial and Galy&Cab pushbuttons.
  • [MISC] SAI/Integrated Standy Instrument Self Test.
  • [MISC] Add animation, sounds, emission to Elec pushbuttons.
  • [MISC] Added Correct Caution and Warning audio.
  • [ND] Make ND compass spin after alignment.
  • [PFD] Added compass ticks below horizon as well as selected heading tick right above horizon (which only shows when FD are off).
  • [PFD] Add ground mode sidestick cursor.
  • [PFD] Makes it so the altimeter on the PFD smoothly animates to the current altitude (from 0) once the altimeter becomes avail during alignment.

Changed

  • [ADIRS] IRS alignment times based on latitude have been re-calculated.
  • [ADIRS] IRS alignment ECAM memo now skips “IR IN ALIGN 0 MN” to match the real aircraft.
  • [ADIRS] IRS alignment ECAM memo now skips “IR IN ALIGN 7 MN” to match the real aircraft.
  • [ADIRS] IRS alignment ECAM memo now rounds up when converting seconds to minutes.
  • [ADIRS] GPWS Terrain button now displays FAULT when IRS not aligned.
  • [ADIRS] GPWS Sys button now displays FAULT when IRS not aligned.
  • [CHECKLISTS] Streamlined checklists, added highlighting where possible.
  • [CHECKLISTS] Added Checklist highlighting for a lot of things.
  • [CHECKLISTS] Made checklists mostly interactive.
  • [CHECKLISTS] Added Checklist evaluation for PWS, Seatbelts, Smoking, ADIRS, Emergency Exit Light Switches.
  • [ECAM] Fix the default GW on Lower EICAS not update in realtime.
  • [ECAM] APU Guage now features a dynamic EGT warning marker. Increased gauge px thickness by 1px.
  • [ECAM] Correct the orientation for the valves in the lower ENGINE ECAM.
  • [ECAM] Small redesign for the F/CTL rudder axis, add moving rudder limit.
  • [ECAM] Fixed fuel display on ECAM, They now have a precision of 20kg for fuel remaining and 10kg for fuel used.
  • [ECAM] Changes LDG LT memo logic so that the memo is shown when at least one landing light is extended.
  • [ECAM] The F/CTL ECAM page will now have controls amber when both engines are not started.
  • [ECAM] Do not show “REV” and thrust limit % when thrust reversers are active.
  • [ECAM] Acceleration altitude should be MSL instead of AGL.
  • [ECAM] When ECAM STS page is selected, the light on the button is now illuminated.
  • [ECAM] When there are failures to clear, the ECAM CLR light illuminates.
  • [ECAM] Backlight of ECAM CLR, RCL, STS and ALL buttons backlight now working.
  • [FCU] FCU design changes to more closely match IRL.
  • [FMA] Fix the behaviour of the LVR CLB thrust callout on the FMA.
  • [FMA] Fix LVR CLB warning not showing up when in Climb phase.
  • [FMA] Make some FMAs have permanent box (like MAN TOGA).
  • [FMA] Fix FMA boxes.
  • [LIGHTS] Made it so the eng starters and the parking brake are not emissive.
  • [LIGHTS] Now, Runway Turnoff Lights do not illuminate the cockpit interior after landing gear is retracted.
  • [LIGHTS] Fixes ILS button brightness.
  • [LIGHTS] Improves the Exterior Lights so you can see further on Take Off/Landing/Taxi.
  • [LIGHTS] Fixes the beacon lights so they won’t bleed into the cockpit.
  • [LIGHTS] Sets default screen brightness in C&D start to 0.1 (first setting).
  • [LIGHTS] Changed the saturation and brightness of the emission decals to more closely reflect real counterparts.
  • [MCDU] Make GPS and Position Monitor CDU pages dynamic, cosmetics/realism.
  • [MCDU] Remove decimals from flight plan altitude FL constraints.
  • [MCDU] Fix DES phase so it will actually be activated.
  • [MCDU] Show proper constraints for waypoints in the flight plan page.
  • [MCDU] Switch to flight level display if alt is higher than trans alt in the flight plan page.
  • [MCDU] Make TAXI fuel default value from “empty” to “0.2” as per commonly used AMI.
  • [MCDU] Fix visual flaw with FUEL PRED ZFW/ZFWCG.
  • [MCDU] This fixes the green dot speed that is displayed on the PERF TAKEOFF and APPROACH pages of the MCDU.
  • [MCDU] Fix takeoff speed to V2+10.
  • [MCDU] VSpeeds are now manually changeable.
  • [MCDU] VSpeeds can be automatically calculated by clicking a speed option with an empty input, and pressing it again to confirm the result.
  • [MCDU] VSpeed auto-calculation prefers to look at MCDU’s flap setting over the current flaps of the plane.
  • [MCDU] The AIRWAYS page should properly show just the enroute waypoints after the current selected one and not all of them. Players are now able to manually enter as many airway connected waypoints as needed.
  • [MISC] Changed landing light indicators to be independent instead of being based off the centre gear position.
  • [MISC] Puts the panels in “self-test” mode after the knob has been turned from off to another position.
  • [MISC] Tooltips fixes.
  • [MISC] General delta time fixes so that things won’t break with FPS fix mods.
  • [MISC] Fix FD default to on on runway.
  • [MISC] Also sets strobe light to auto (was ON) for runway spawn.
  • [MISC] Fixed ATHR unstable on TOGA.
  • [MISC] Updated engine N1, EGT and Oil pressure values to match A320Neo engine limits.
  • [MISC] N1 and EGT now have dynamic limits based on throttle state(arrow does not turn red beyond 100%N1 on TOGA upto 101.5% for 5min).
  • [MISC] TOGA state limits on N1 and EGT are only allowed upto 5min on both engines after which it comes down to MCT limits.
  • [MISC] Corrects chrono reset behavior so it behaves realistically.
  • [MISC] Fix Landing gear Indicator text illumination (red UNLK).
  • [MISC] Prevent APU activation when there’s no power.
  • [MISC] Set TCAS switch to TA/RA by default when spawning on runway, cruise, approach, or final. STBY otherwise.
  • [MISC] Pressing IDENT no longer causes an empty value input into the transponder.
  • [MISC] Changed the v/s alert threshold according to the Airbus FCOM.
  • [MISC] Temporary fix for engine 1 fuel flow being cut off during APU shutdown.
  • [MISC] Modified date & middle digits displays.
  • [MISC] Created custom engine fan animation templates that use N1 instead of some other wrong RPM.
  • [MISC] Fix incorrect slat position after 1.8.3.
  • [MISC] Reverted some flight model changes from 1.8.3.
  • [MISC] Changes in rudder steering speeds authority and max steering angle.
  • [MISC] Temporary fix for brightness knobs from changing seemingly randomly after 1.8.3.
  • [MISC] Lowers VMO to 350.
  • [MISC] Sync VMAX on PFD with overspeed warning.
  • [ND] If you are below 100kts ground speed the wind indicator on the ND will not show.
  • [ND] Display Waypoint ETA in UTC.
  • [ND] Text position fixes, makes texts flush with screen edges
  • [PFD] Change the viewbox for the attitude lines to make horizon and attitude lines move with each other.
  • [PFD] Change the seperator between bottom and top horizon y and thickness to make it centered and match closer to an actual PFD.
  • [PFD] Reduce medium/short pitch line width to closer match actual PFD.
  • [PFD] Make speed tape more responsive.
  • [PFD] Added STD (Boxed)/QNH display.
  • [PFD] QNH legend is separated from value, so QNH can be in white.
  • [PFD] Added small “>” for each alt in the alt scale.
  • [PFD] The alt display window is now yellow as it should be.
  • [PFD] The target alt cursor has been resized.
  • [PFD] The target altitude has been aligned to the left of the alt scale.
  • [PFD] Yellow aircraft symbol bigger and more accurate.
  • [PFD] Bank triangle at top now yellow and hollow.
  • [RTPI] Changed size and position of digits (enlarged =).
  • [RTPI] Added a lighting background at night.
  • [RTPI] There is no longer negative values displayed when trimming to the left.

Removed

  • [FMA] Disabled LVR MCT FMA until we can implement it properly.
  • [ND] Hide BingMap on ND when no weather or terrain.
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