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Aerosoft update Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino airport

Aerosoft has released a Prepar3d V4 compatibility update for Rome (LIRF) airport. Developer MK-Studios announced the update on Facebook, together with an updated feature list. The update is not part of Aerosofts new ‘Professional’ strategy and as a result is available for free.

Updated/new features

-Added dynamic lightning
-Objects optimized
-Afcad stands adjusted
-Added native P3D runway lights
-New asphalt/concrete reflection and rain effects

Aerosoft Releases German Airport Stuttgart Professional

Aerosoft are rapidly releasing their ‘professional’ pieces of software to bring their products to the 64-bit era. Following on from the release of Frankfurt Professional comes German Airports – Stuttgart Professional.

Similar to Frankfurt’s release, Stuttgart comes with a host of features including high resolution ground textures, accurate runway and taxiway lights and dynamic vehicles on aprons and motorways (thanks to AESLite). In the new ‘professional’ version, you’ll also have access to 3D PAPIS, objects optimised for shadows and CTRL+J jetways. Of course, as this is a Prepar3D V4 product only, it has been compiled with the P3DV4 SDK and also features dynamic lighting.

If you own the original Stuttgart X. then you can upgrade for 4,99 (incl. 19% VAT) or €4,19  (excluding VAT). Of if you don’t, then you can purchase it for €25.16. (Tip: If you buy the old version for €18.10, and then upgrade for €4.99, you actually save a little bit of money).

Here’s the full feature list below. Keep Reading

Aerosoft Release Mega Airport Frankfurt V2.0 Professional for P3DV4

Aerosoft have today released their Mega Airport Frankfurt V2.0 Professional for P3DV4.

Following on from yesterday’s announcement, the scenery has been designed specifically for Prepar3D V4 and comes with a range of new features. Such features include snowfall for winter, automatic season changes, optimized 3D runway lights and apron lights that use the new dynamic lighting technology. Of course, this version of Frankfurt V2.0 has been exported using the P3DV4 SDK for maximum optimization.

Whether these features which aren’t specific to P3DV4 make it to other sims is yet to be seen.

The new upgrade will cost you €5.95 if you’re upgrading from the normal version. If this is a brand new product, then it will cost you €29.37 (+VAT). You can buy Mega Airport Frankfurt V2 Professional from the Aerosoft shop.

Mega Airport Professional is a new lineup from Aerosoft that is specifically aimed at Prepar3d V4 compatibility. You can read more about this in our recent article on it.

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Aerosoft to charge for Prepar3D V4 scenery updates

In a post on the forums, Mathijs Kok from Aerosoft has given us an interesting insight in the companies stance on their Mega Airports and making these compatible for Prepar3D V4.

Previously the company announced to be working on free updates for P3DV4. These would become available over time, with some of them already ready and working on the updated platform. A good example of this is Mega Airport Oslo which received a free v4 update with dynamic lights, SODE support and an updated installer. Also, the much anticipated Mega Airport London Heathrow was previously announced to be getting an update coming soon™.

However, Aerosoft seems to be moving away from this. P3DV4 versions of airports will be rebranded as Mega Airport <name> Professional. These Professional products will come with support for P3DV4 features such as dynamic lights. This approach may also be extended to non-Mega Airports. It’s expected for Frankfurt to be the first Professional Mega Airport.

This is going to affect the price of Mega Airport addons in the following ways:

Current Mega Airports will keep *roughly* the same pricing. Prices for non-commercial use of Professional products will be around €6 higher and prices for commercial use or licensed simulators, it will remain the same. Updates from a “normal” to a Professional version will be available for a small fee.

Win a FREE Copy of the Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 X

After such a long wait, Aerosoft has finally released the long awaited CRJ. With such anticipation, we know people have been keen to try it out. Well, thanks to Aerosoft, we’re able to give away two free copies of the Aerosoft / DA CRJ.

All you need to do is answer the question below and provide us with your name and email so we can get in touch.

Question: When did Aerosoft originally plan to release the CRJ?

A – Late Summer 2010

B – Late Summer 2013

C – Late Summer 2015

We’ll be running the contest until the end of August with the last entry allowed at 23:59 GMT on August 31st.  Once then, any correct answers will be put into Random.org and it will select a random winner. Winners will then be announced soon after. Keep Reading

Aerosoft Napoli X: The FSElite Review

Developer
MK Studios
Publisher
Aerosoft
Price
€25.16 (Inc VAT)
Version
1.00
Provided by
Aerosoft
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

MK Studios’ latest release of Naples International is a development that I’ve been following for quite some time. Originally, I only become aware of it when I was investigating their Madeira Evolution product on Facebook. Needless to say, Italy has had quite a prolific streak of scenery releases over the past few months and Naples X, published by Aerosoft, makes a fantastic addition to your Italian scenery library. Come to think of it, looking at my scenery library, I’ve now got every corner of Italy covered.

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Aerosoft Roma-Ciampino X: The FSElite Review

Developer
Italian Airport Developers
Publisher
Aerosoft
Price
€23.53
Version
1.00
Provided by
Aerosoft
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

I remember that just a few years ago, the flight sim world lacked any decent payware Italian airports. We had some airports covered, including Bologna and Bergamo – and while they were great, they are some of the lesser used and known airports in the region. A few years ago, the awful DreamFlight Studio Rome Fiumicino was released. While it is a popular airport, the scenery was dreadful. Fast forward a few years, and Italy is now full of high quality payware products. Naples was recently released, Milan is now fully covered and finally, and with the release of Aerosoft’s Rome Ciampino X, Rome airports are now complete.

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Update: Aerosoft CRJ – Version 1.0.0.4 Now Released

Update 4th August 2017 – Version 1.0.0.4 Now Released

V 1.0.0.4
– [Exchanged] Manuals have been exchanged

– [Fixed] PFD: VOR-Pointers showing bearing to localizers

– [Fixed] PFD: ADF-Pointers visible when ADF signal strength is zero
– [Fixed] AP: Sensitivity for autopilot disconnect feature due to aileron, elevator or rudder input decreased to avoid unwanted disconnects with unprecise control hardware
– [Fixed] ACP: Radio Idents are now being switched off on loading the aircraft. No beeping anymore!
– [Fixed] RTU: Improved initialization for more better representation of the loading status of FSX/P3D

– [Fixed] FMS: Added additional valdity checks for any fuel and time output to avoid potential CTDs due to buffer overflows*
– [Fixed] AP: APPR mode not capturing glideslope when NAV mode was active before
– [Fixed] FMS: Fixed a problem that caused Crs/Hdg to Along Track Distance legs to not properly switch to the next waypoint (KMSP 30R LEINY5 departure)
– [Fixed] FMS: Fixed a problem with Fix-to-DME Distance legs which messed up the distance/fuel/time calculations and ultimately caused a CTD due to buffer overflow
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Aerosoft’s / Digital Aviation’s CRJ Now Released

It’s been seven years since the initial release of the infamous Aerosoft / Digital Aviation CRJ, but August 2nd 2017 is the day simmers will remember as the day it finally came out. We’ve been teased, tortured and hyped over the years, but the time has come to finally part with your €41.98 (+VAT) to Aerosoft and download the CRJ.

Mathijs offered some words regarding the release that he wanted to make the community aware of. I believe it will help to set expectations for when you finally get your hands on the product. I’ll leave it below.

Nobody on our side would call this project ‘finished’ at this moment. But it is ‘good enough for release’ in our eyes and we feel that the progress towards the ‘final’ version (if there is ever such a thing) will be faster and more customer orientated with the code on the customer’s machines. This is not the same as releasing and using the customers as testers, we very well know what area still need work, but in discussion with the customers it will become more clear what the priorities should be.

Now that sounds a bit ‘fuzzy’, I agree. What it boils down to is simple however, if you buy now you will get a steady stream of tweaks, fixes and new features over the cause of several weeks. Some people like that a lot, as they see their input being used, others find it highly annoying. The latter group we simply advise to wait a bit and buy the CRJ in two weeks.

As always we’ll be open and honest in discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of this release. As you know it was most certainly not one of our more simple developments and we seriously underestimated the complexity. As time progressed we had to keep up with the steady increase of complexity of add-ons and we were not aiming for a steady target but one that was moving forward all the time. It’s like flying a complex aircraft, if you get ‘behind the aircraft’ it is damned hard to catch up.

We’ll be downloading our copy soon and will be spending some time with the aircraft over the next few weeks. We’ll be providing some first impression shots as well as a full feature review in the near future. If you’re unsure, why not read up on the manuals first.

For now, head over to your preferred store:

     

UPDATE 2: Aerosoft CRJ “Final Shots” – CONFIRMED Release for Wednesday by 08:00 Zulu

Update 2: Mathijs has said on the forums that they intend on releasing the CRJ Wednesday 2nd August 2017 before 08:00am zulu.

UPDATE: It is OFFICIAL, the Aerosoft CRJ is planned to be released either tomorrow (Tuesday) evening or Wednesday morning. The final files have been sent for the installer testing.

To quote Hans:

I have sent the final files to AS today. We’re going to test the final installer tomorrow. Release will be tomorrow late afternoon (EU TZ) earliest but more likely Wednesday morning.

Don’t need to wear your F5 keys down, as we’ll update you as soon as it’s released.

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After years of development, a few lengthy delays and a leaked beta, the Aerosoft / Digital Aviation CRJ is finally on course to be released – and quite imminently may we add.

The Aerosoft forums have been pretty busy lately with developer and beta testers dropping hints left and right about a release coming very soon. Hans said this on the Aerosoft CRJ Preview forums, “I’m getting the strange feeling that the lifespan of thread will reach its end quite soon.” This alluded to the idea that the thread will end as the CRJ will be releasing soon. Further to that, many of the beta testers have mentioned about going on vacation. Obviously intended as a light-hearted joke, but again, pertaining to a release date being close.

As if that wasn’t enough, Frank Docter posted what he called his ‘final shots’ referring to what Orbx usually does before a release of any of their products. You can see the stunning shots below.

 

Finally, when asked “is it actually happening this time for real?”

Hans simply replied:

I fear you’ll have to wait and see. But I can tell you that, while I love to troll moderators, beta testers and especially Mathijs, I don’t do that to customers.

We’re fairly confident you’ll have the Aerosoft CRJ in your hands by the time the weekend comes around. After that, expect to see VATSIM light up with those jets.