PilotEdge sent an email to the FSElite team that announced some updates coming to their software.
These updates allow PilotEdge to increase the amount of Sky High Charter scenarios and bring X-Plane a massive overhaul. PilotEdge expressed that because of the overhaul, they started to think about how they could input more changes for a more realistic and performance friendly experience.
Sky High Charters
Scenarios one and two have been posted to the site. It’s planned to add one scenario per month (one is viewable by anyone, while two requires you to have an active account with PilotEdge).
X-Plane V1.5.0 Overhaul
X-Plane V1.5.0 received a major overhaul. This overhaul allows VHF simulation with dynamic distortion based on location and altitude on the fly. A demo video is provided below but do keep in mind that PilotEdge did state that the software has “improved since that video was shot. In that video, the signal strength is calculated every 5 seconds. We are now doing it every second as of last week.”
Formation flying as well as dynamic loading and unloading of visual models have been updated. These updates have given PilotEdge more freedom, allowing “massive server-side libraries of visual models with clients downloading new models on the fly in the background.” PilotEdge went on to tell us that this includes ‘asynchronous’ loading of visual models. This means that the 3d objects and textures are incrementally loaded in the background while the sim continues to run. The benefit of this is that the sim no longer pauses when it needs to load visual models based on traffic that’s within visual range. They went on to say that because of this, the amount of storage space that had been taken up prior to this update will drop a significant amount.