MKStudios Releases Dublin International Airport for MSFS

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Guinness lovers rejoice! Following recently published previews, the development team over at MKStudios has just released their highly anticipated Dublin Airport (EIDW) scenery for MSFS via both the simMarket Online Store as well as ORBX Direct.

Dublin International Airport (EIDW) is considered being the main gateway to the Republic of Ireland, serving the capital city of Dublin and its surrounding area. The airport serves as the central hub for Irish flag carrier and AIG member airline, Aer Lingus, and low-cost giant Ryanair. It is considered the 12th busiest airport within Europe by passenger numbers, having seen 31.9 Mio. passengers pass through its doors in 2019.

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MK-Studios Previews Dublin for MSFS

Scenery developer MK-Studios previews Dublin Intl Airport (EIDW), for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Dublin airport is the busiest airport in Ireland with nearly 32.9 million passengers passed through the airport in 2019. Many airlines call Dublin home, Aer Lingus and Ryanair are seen at the airport as regulars. In addition, the airport is considered to be the 12th busiest airport in
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Boundless Simulations Releases Kerry for XP

Scenery developer Boundless Simulations, along with Ciano35, have recently released Kerry Airport (EIKY), for X-Plane 11. Kerry Airport is located in the southwestern part of Ireland amongst the beautiful rolling hills. The airport is host to Aer Lingus and RyanAir. The developers have created an accurate rendition of Kerry airport with a number of top features. The airport is designed
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iniBuilds Releases Freeware Aerosoft Dublin Patch

Announced in a post on their Facebook, iniBuilds has released an unofficial patch to make Aerosoft Mega Airport Dublin (EIDW) compatible with Prepar3D v4. This scenery was previously only available for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D v2. The drag and drop patch, developed by our very own Max Dyba, brings Aerosoft's Dublin scenery add-on to work in Prepar3D v4 without the need to
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Orbx Update on TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland

In response to a question on the Orbx forum, John Venema has provided an update on how TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland is coming along. John has said that a large chunk of Northern Ireland ortho imagery is on the way to Orbx which will actually be a part of the up and coming TE GB North rather than being standalone like the
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Orbx UK/Ireland Photoreal Regions Announced as well as FTX Netherlands Release Timeframe

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DISCLAIMER: The above image is not of any of Orbx’s announced products, it is a screengrab from a real life video provided by John Venema in his announcement to show how things might look with Orbx’s new photoreal regions. With that out of the way, onto what you’ve all come here for!

After announcing and previewing their upcoming photoreal FTX EU Netherlands region a while back, Orbx are back yet again with more news on their upcoming photoreal regions! First up, Orbx CEO John Venema announced that Orbx had secured aerial photography for all of the UK and Ireland which paves the way for new projects to come. Also stated is that Jarrad Marshal will be announcing the name of these series of addons this weekend, and that this upcoming line of products will be made entirely from aerial photography orthoimagery instead of landclass as used from previous Orbx regions.

As stated in the title, the Netherlands region for FSX/P3D will be releasing in a matter of weeks, and following this Orbx will be releasing photoreal regions for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Pacific Northwest, and all of Germany in 2018 and 2019. These upcoming regions will be released separately, in line with previous Orbx regions, as to allow you to manage the file sizes easier. Speaking of file sizes, due to the immense projected size of Germany photoreal, expected to be around 120gb, Germany may be split into halves in order to contain the installation size but this isn’t set in stone at this time.

You may be wondering if these new regions will be coming to platforms other than FSX/P3D, and you’ll be happy to know that answer is a resounding yes! The first platform these new regions will release on first is X-Plane 11, then Aerofly FS2, and finally FSX/P3D following at a later date due to the immense work required to produce 5 season variations of the regions. These new photoreal regions will be, like all other products from Orbx, install-and-fly and will be managed by OrbxDirect and FTX Central and Orbx aim to include every house, building, tree, and structure in all of the UK/Ireland including night lighting, traffic, powerlines, water masking, light houses, cityscapes, POIs, marinas, ships, and many thousands more 3D objects. Airports will also be upgraded in the FSX/P3D version but Orbx has not completely decided on airports for XP/AFS2 at this stage in time.

That was all that was said for now, but John did mention that there is “more information to come in due course!” so it seems like there are very exciting times ahead over at Orbx! Any new information on these new regions and we’ll share!

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UK2000 Release Belfast City and East Midlands Xtreme

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UK2000 have made everyone's weekend with the release of not one, but two sceneries for two different platforms. We recently reported on East Midlands Xtreme that was in development at the time, but the UK2000 team have outdone themselves by managing to get this one out the door in a very short space of time. As we previously reported, East
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