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FSDreamTeam GDPR Notice

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FSDreamTeam has published a notice in regards to the GDPR that came into effect earlier this year. The GDPR, focussing on user control of data and privacy (in short), has set some rather tough to meet requirements for companies that process personal data. FSDT uses Esellerate for the purchase and activation of their sceneries. Due to the GDPR, Esellerate has imposed some specific rules whereby user data is not kept for any longer than 10 years. This is not usually a problem, as many software developers do not support their software for 10 years or more.

However, due to FSDT updating their sceneries without making users purchase them again, some users may in fact be exceeding this limit imposed by Esellerate. In order to be able to reinstall your products in the future, or if you’ve already exceeded the 10 year threshold, FSDT advises the following:

  • Make a backup of your purchase receipt
  • Make a backup of your Serial Number

The only thing really required for reinstallation is your serial number. As long as you have a backup of, or keep on to that, you should be fine. It’s also good to note that activating a FSDT scenery creates a registry (.REG) file in your Home folder on your computer. This file can be used for reinstallation on a different Windows installation or another machine. Just execute the file before installing or activating your FSDT scenery should do the trick and add your serial number to your computers registry.

 
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Bravo Zulu Firefly Released For FSX

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A little bit over a month after developer Bravo Zulu released his Firefly for Prepar3D (v4), the plane has now also released for FSX. The announcement of the release was made over on his own blog. According to Bravo Zulu, after the Prepar3D release, there wasn't an FSX version planned. However, he apparently received enough attention in this plane for
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Carenado Issues Update For DA-62

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Carenado has issued an update for their recently released DA-62 aircraft. In a post on their Facebook page, the developer announced that the update includes compatibility with their Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and that the aircraft now has a GCU 460 control unit. The update also includes a number of improvements for the G1000 system, and has fixed some small
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The Airport Guys 0VG Lee County Released

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Lee County (0VG) from The Airport Guys has been released. Lee County airport (0VG)  is located just outside Jonesville, Virginia which is nestled in the South Western corner of the state of Virginia. Statistics from 2012 show nearly 6000 aircraft passing through the small airport. Being sized the way it is, it is a general aviation airport which means the
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REX Release Statement on SimAir

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RealEnvironmentX or REX have released a short statement on the development of SimAir. SimAir has been in development for quite some time now and since the REX developers had stopped putting out updates, status reports etc, people assumed that the project was dead, but a recent post on the REX forums clearly states "it is still very much alive". A
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QualityWings Issues Update For Ultimate 787

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On the heels of their major 1.1.2 update, developer QualityWings has issued another small update for their 787.

Update 1.1.2a squashes some bugs that have come to light through the new automated crash reporting that was part of the 1.1.2 update. These bugs include the WXR radar related CTD and issues with step climbs.

While QualityWings did issue a hotfix shortly after the release of 1.1.2, this update addresses a more complete list of bugs.

Pilots are reminded that they must have version 1.1.2 installed before attempting this latest update. The update can be downloaded from the QualityWings forums or via your Flight1 product page.

 
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Carenado Announces Embraer 120

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Airplane developer Carenado has announced their latest project - the Embraer 120. While light on details, Carenado posted several development screenshots on their webpage, which show some basic exterior modelling of the prop plane. With no timeline given, the work-in-progress shots indicate the (exterior) modelling seems to be progressing. The Embraer 120 is a twin-turboprop commuter airplane that carries up
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REX Latest Developer To Offer Support For Customers Of Flight Sim Store

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In response to a troubling trend of online stores disappearing without notice, developer REX Simulations has contacted their customers to offer support for purchases made at The FlightSim Store. In a recent email, the REX team reached out to The FlightSim Store customers and told them that any purchases made at The FlightSim Store will be honoured through the REX
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MK-STUDIOS Releases Lanzarote For P3D v3 And FSX

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Developer MK-STUDIOS has released their Lanzarote (GCRR) scenery for FSX:SE, FSX ACC/SP2, and P3D v3. Originally developed for P3D v4 and 64-bit dynamic lighting, the 32-bit version of the scenery features realistic night lighting designed to work within the limitations of the 32-bit platform. The scenery also features ultra high resolution ground textures using new mapping methods, which means that
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Carenado Releases DA62 For FSX and P3D

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Developer Carenado has released the Diamond Aircraft DA62 for FSX and P3D. The luxurious twin-engine prop plane is a high-performance plane that features 180hp jet fuel AE330 engines. With seating for 7 passengers, the plane transports passengers at a certified ceiling of 20,000 feet and a range of almost 1,000 nm. Carenado's version features their version of the G1000 which
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