Lockheed Martin has released the second hotfix for Prepar3D Version 5, bringing the latest version of the simulator to 188.8.131.52253. Announced over on the Prepar3D website, Lockheed has detailed the fixes available within the patch as well as instructions on how to install the update yourself.
Hotfix 2 repairs a number of high priority issues identified with the original launch of Version 5. Some of the more noteworthy fixes include improvements to dynamic texture performance, loading times and terrain data issues.
To get the hotfix, users can simply download the latest client installer from the purchased downloads page. Optional installers for the content, scenery, SDK as well as the full download can also be found here.
For more on Lockheed Martin and Prepar3D, as well as a complete list of P3D Version 5 compatible add-ons, stay tuned to FSElite.
Client Fixes and Improvements
- Improved Dynamic Texture Streaming performance.
- Fixed issue causing Scaleform elements to flash including the menu bar and ATC window.
- Fixed issue causing invalid wind aloft direction values.
- Improved startup load time.
- Fixed crash when switching views in PBR vehicles on various AMD graphics cards.
- Fixed issue causing effects to lag behind attach points in some cases.
- Improved effect rendering performance.
- Fixed issue causing invalid particle lighting in multiple views in some cases.
- Fixed issue causing emitted extrusions to be invalid at certain rotation angles.
- Fixed issue where flashing textures could occur in some cases with Dynamic Texture Streaming active.
- Fixed crash that would occur on startup if add-on description was blank.
- Fixed issue causing kneeboard and scenario briefing pages to be blank.
- Added chroma key support to Varjo XR-1 headset.
- Fixed issue where startup screen preview window would stop rendering after location change.
- Fixed issue preventing Dynamic Texture Streaming from disabling in some cases.
- Search boxes in relevant UI screens are now focused when opened.
- Fixed issue where preview window would not work in structured scenarios.
- Fixed crash seen when changing between tower and pilot roles in some cases.
- Fixed weather theme sync issues between the startup and weather screens.
- Fixed issue preventing Wingman AI Behaviors from saving offsets correctly.
- Fixed issue preventing SimDirector OffsetXYZ control from accepting negative values.
- Fixed issue where role type box would not size correctly in the multiplayer UI in some cases.
- Fixed issues with SimConnect BeginVideoStream.
- Improved reflection performance.
- Fixed visual issues with distance remaining signs.
- Fixed issue where loading flight plans would not update the map in startup and multiplayer screens.
- Map screen now supports heading and airspeed changes while moving the user.
- Adjusted sun and moon sizes in Enhanced Atmospherics.
- Fixed issue with TexturePlugin providing render targets with state data.
- Fixed DIS enumerations for F-22 and F-35 aircraft.
- Fixed terrain cracks that could occur in reflections.
- Fixed issue where location text could be cut off in the Startup and MiniChooser screens.
- Improved map UI loading times.
- Improved transparent object sorting with Enhanced Atmospherics.
- Fixed issue causing missing autogen in some cases when using add-on.xmls.
- Fixed issues with additive effects sorting incorrectly with clouds.
- Fixed multi-GPU crash with Dynamic Texture Streaming.
- Program and Environment simvars can now be set in XML gauge code.
- Updated attenuation for PBR and non PBR dynamic lighting.
- Updated falloff exponent for non PBR dynamic lighting.
- Fixed issue where high cockpit LOD configuration setting would be reverted to 0 when settings were reduced.
- Engines are now started for helicopter AI entities that spawn in the air.
- Fixed issue preventing tooltips from displaying in map UI screens.
- Added VR setting to disable Hidden Area Mesh.
- Fixed issue where SimConnect menu events were not being processed.
- Fixed issue preventing PDK add-ons from adding menu items to the “Add-ons” menu.
- UI search boxes no longer handle the escape key when empty and immediately process the search when pressing enter.
- Improved SinglePass VR latency fixing issue where dynamic light positions could be one or two frames behind.
- Fixed issue preventing Scaleform RTT elements from rendering.
- Fixed issue that could cause the SimDirector UI to become unresponsive if an error popup occurred when selecting an object.
- Entries in the Facility Selection screen can now be double-clicked.
- Fixed issue that could prevent AI Behaviors from activating at scenario start in some cases.
- Improved error handling when reading sim object configuration data.
- Fixed crash that could occur when running multiplayer and changing scenery library settings.
- Fixed crash that could occur when using the multiplayer autostart command line option with multiplayer autostart configuration settings enabled.
- Fixed issue causing differences in reported wind direction in some cases.
- Fixed issue that could cause visual errors with runway edge lines at sloped airports.
- Fixed crash that could occur when loading third-party AI vehicles in some cases.
- Fixed error when comparing property name strings in recording/playback in some cases.
- Fixed shutdown crash when using Varjo headsets.
- Fixed crash when changing Varjo VR view options.
Content Fixes and Improvements
- Added landing light fx file.
- Updated tail number geometry and material on various default vehicles.
Scenery Fixes and Improvements
- Fixed issue with jetway decal textures turning asphalt aprons white.
- Fixed various water, terrain, coastline, bridge, and various other data issues.
- Fixed issues with St. Paul and St. George islands, Victoria Falls.
- Fixed issues with Washington DC scenery objects, San Siro Stadium, and Generali Tower.
- Updates to various airports including LFMV, KOFF, KGGG, EFHK, SBSP, EDDH, EDVK, KAKR, KPIT, RJBB, EDDS, EGPF, KBUR, PALR, VOTR, KVPD, LIMC, PASI, and EGGW.
SDK Fixes and Improvements
- Added OpenGLTexture sample back to SDK.
- Added 3dsMax 2020 and 2021 support.