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FSElite Exclusive: LatinVFR Fort Lauderdale Features Sloped Runways In Prepar3D V4 (With Working AI)

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In an exclusive interview with FSElite, LatinVFR has shared the news that their upcoming airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will feature sloped runways Prepar3D. Whilst we know that sloped runways are possible in Prepar3D, they are not usually compatible with AI traffic. This is fine at small airfields, but not so much at a busy international airport. However, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, LatinVFR has found a way to have a sloped runway with working AI traffic.

In the interview (to be published tomorrow), Ricardo from LatinVFR describes using the sloped runway for the first time as one of his favourite moments when developing the scenery.

The question is, how has this been made possible? Here’s a snippet from our upcoming interview with Ricardo from LatinVFR.

Which part of the development of KFLL stood out to you? Were there any challenges? What was your favourite moment of development?

There are always challenges, the sloped runway had the challenge of not working with AI traffic, thankfully we found out during development that a group of people worked on a system that allowed AI traffic to use the sloped runway, under certain airport elevation conditions. These conditions were met with KFLL, and thanks to Sean Isom and Federico Sucari of FSSI this was possible.

My favorite moment was when I tried the sloped runway on the sim, we had done sloped runways before (SLSU, SVMI) but this time I think we did this precisely and exactly with the elevation fluctuations as in real life.

You can also see an exclusive image of the sloped runway in the featured image above.

The full interview will be published tomorrow, along with additional screenshots and details about the upcoming airport from LatinVFR.

 

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MagMexico Releases Ciudad Victoria Airport for FSX and Prepar3D V4

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MagMexico has released Ciudad Victoria International Airport for FSX and Prepar3D V4. Ciudad Victoria International Airport is located in south central Tamaulipas, Mexico and services the city of Ciudad Victoria. A single runway, 15/33, is located on the airport. Aeromar is the only airline with scheduled airline service to Ciudad Victoria with flights to Mexico city. In 2018 Ciudad Victoria served 63,144 passengers in
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Orbx Announces Dundee for Prepar3D V4 and X-Plane 11

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Orbx will be heading to Scotland again very soon with a new release. This time, the team will be releasing Dundee for Prepar3D v4, followed by X-Plane 11 shortly afterwards. Sitting in the towards the south of Scotland, Dundee airport faces out over the River Tay making for scenic approaches along the waterfront. The in-house team who are developing the
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FSElite Exclusive: New Preview of Imaginesim’s Barbados (TBPB)

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Imaginesim announced at the end of 2019 that they were given permission to distribute a commercial project to the community, with this particular airport being Barbados (TBPB). The Caribbean island airport is known for its tropical climate and frequent visits by celebrities looking to get away from their busy life. The airport is officially known as Grantly Adams International Airport,
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LatinVFR Shares Additional Previews of KFLL Fort Lauderdale for P3Dv4

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Developer LatinVFR has shared some additional previews of their upcoming KFLL Fort Lauderdale for Prepar3D V4. The airport in Florida is 26-miles north of Miami and serves a range of international and domestic carriers. Some carriers include JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines. The new previews don't share too much in terms of features, but we can see that there
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Verticalsim Announces Tampa (KTPA) Pricing and Feature Set

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X-Plane developer Verticalsim has announced that their upcoming release of Tampa Airport (KTPA) will be distributed for $24.99. Furthermore, the developer has also shared the features which will release with the airport.

Verticalsim acknowledges that this is a higher price than usual, but said that as it has taken over 2-years to develop the scenery, plus the fact that this is the most advanced product to date, they feel the price is fair.

Some of those advanced features include high-resolution orthoimagery covering the boundaries of the airport, custom hand-built mesh along with highly detailed models of various landmarks including downtown, Rocky Point and International Plaza. Ground-traffic, cars, airport traffic and ramp workers have been added, along with PBR materials where possible.

Whilst no release date has been specified, the team are working as fast as possible to get it to users. Verticalsim said there are “very few things left to do.”

We’ll be sure to let you know when there’s any further news. 

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MK-Studios Dublin Updated to v1.10

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Dublin by MK-Studios has been updated to version 1.10, which sees performance fixes and a RAM usage reduction. The new update, which is already available to download from simMarket, has a limited number of changes but focuses primarily on performance. To help with performance, the textures across the scenery product have been optimised further since the original release. In addition,
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Vidan Design Drops New Previews of Aarhus Airport (EKAH)

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Scenery developer Vidan Design has updated us regarding their Aarhus Airport (EKAH) project for FSX and Prepar3D. They've announced that the terminal is close to being finished, and that most of the project is complete, just some small details need to be added. Vidan Designs has also provided some additional previews of the airport as well. Aarhus Airport is a
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Aerosoft and Stairport Chania Airport XP for X-Plane 11 Released

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Developer Stairport Sceneries, in partnership with Aerosoft, has released Chania Airport XP for X-Plane 11. The airport on the Greek island of Crete is one of two on the island itself. Heraklion serves to the east of the country, but Chania still sees regular traffic from leisure and domestic carriers. The airport is based on the modifications from the 2018 season
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