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AI Lights Reborn Pro Edition: The FSElite Review

Fsreosy
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Product Information
Developer
FSReborn
Purchase From
FSReborn
Price
£25.00
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Version Reviewed
1.12.9
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SimMarket
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The quest for more immersion and realism within our simulators never ends. With so many utilities released this year, it’s fair to say that there has been a lot of success as developers look to improve our experiences and keep us engaged with our hobby. To release a unique addon is no easy feat but FSReborn has done just that with the release of their AI traffic lights package, AI Lights Reborn Pro Edition for Prepar3D v4+.

This utility aims to bring more realism to our sims’ AI traffic by changing and improving the way the aircraft’s navigation lighting looks up close and from a distance. With a customisable tool, the user has full control of the configuration and management of AI traffic navigation lights giving you the options to pursue ultimate realism.

A freeware version of AI Lights is currently available from the FSReborn website with basic functionality. What the free version offers is several fixes and improvements to the Prepar3D v4 AI traffic aswell your own installed AI traffic programs. In Prepar3D, the default traffic strobe lights are invisible at long distances and this has been fixed along with improvements to the overall look of all navigation lights to achieve more realism.  With realism in mind, your own installed traffic programs will receive improvements to your overall simulator experience. The strobe lights will have dynamic lighting effects which illuminate the ground and the aircraft body. The red and green navigation lights will be dimmed as the aircraft get further away. The beacon lights have effects included which will become visible when the aircraft is on short final, with it bringing dynamic reflections on the ground and the underside of the fuselage. All of these features are daylight sensitive which means that during daylight hours the lights will become less reflective. However, it’s worth noting that this package will not give you the customisation parameters of the Pro (paid) version. This is a fixed preset meaning all of your AI aircraft will have the same effects regardless of the aircraft type.

For the purpose of this review, I will be using Flight1 Software’s Ultimate Traffic Live for my AI traffic along with Prepar3D V4.5 with Hotfix 1 (Recommended) along with the paid Pro Edition of AI Lights Reborn.

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9.5
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Grand Island Sim GBYD Banjul: The FSElite Review

Johnbanjul
8
Product Information
Developer
Grand Island Sim
Purchase From
Simmarket
Price
Euro 14.99
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Version Reviewed
1.1
Press Copy Provided By
Simmarket
SimMarket
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As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Banjul International airport lies in Northern Africa and serves as the gateway to The Gambia. Built during World War II, and rebuilt in the 1960s to accommodate increased tourism, Banjul has flowered into a popular tourist destination for Europeans, with many airlines (such as Thomas Cook, TUI fly, Brussels Airline, Arik air, as well as others) flying to Banjul during the holiday season. The airport continues to grow and come May 2018 it will serve as an intermediate stopover for the first Atlantic Airlines service between St. Helena and London. Africa has been a gaping black hole in terms of quality scenery in flight sim for years now, and it is exciting to see a new developer take up the challenge.

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The download from SimMarket was quick and easy, with the file size coming in at around 147 mb. There was no extraction of any files necessary, and the installer could be run immediately upon completion of the download. License authentication is a bit different from what I’ve seen in past addon installs, with an external authorization code from SimMarket required along with the other standard information like your name, email, and serial. The scenery itself is installed into a folder in your root sim directory titled ‘SimMarket’ with the documentation and an uninstaller being found there as well. It is a bit disappointing to see it not being installed outside of the sim folder, via an addon.xml in this day and age, but I can live with it so long as it doesn’t touch anything it’s not supposed to.

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