Since release, FSLabs have worked tirelessly to continue updating the A320-X based on user feedback. Today, they have released a new update which brings compatibility with the latest Prepar3d 3.4 hotfix, as well as some new features and fixes.
Here’s a quick rundown for you:
The AOC service has been improved to use less processing power on the CPU.
Fuel in the aircraft will no longer be effected by third-party applications.
The FMGC has had a significant amount of updates and fixes. The biggest feature is now the A320-X accurately handles circle-to-land procedures – something promised for SP1, but has been rolled out sooner. Other fixes include various logic fixes for vertical paths, later T/D detection and DEP RWY naming structure. Mach cruising fuel prediction has also been tuned.
The team have also worked on some new sound features including the ability to play the sound when Prepar3d looses window focus. Not sure if this is been carried over to FSX, but we imagine it has.
Something else pretty major is the way the brakes are handled in the A320-X. A new MCDU option page has been added to allow users to adjust the settings. FSLabs have stated that the logic between keyboard/joystick button braking has been modified, which has resulted in a much smoother experience in all surface conditions. It’s worth noting that braking is now dynamic depending on whether the runway is dry, wet or contaminated with ice or snow.
Other fixes include code optimization for a smoother frame rate and there’s been a fix for a memory leak when selecting an MCDU sub-system and then heading back to the menu page.
There are plenty of other key fixes as well, so check out the forums for the full detail.
Before you install, FSLabs advise that you backup any modified files you have made. This includes the A320ThrustLevers.ini and A320XGauges.ini files.
To update, head to your redownload area, download and install.
Don’t forget to read our FSLabs A320-X First Impressions; Part 1. Part 2 will be available soon!