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MK-Studios Keflavik: The FSElite Review

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Developer
MK-Studios
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SimMarket
Price
€23
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Version Reviewed
1.10
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Simmers have been waiting for a proper rendition of Keflavik airport for a long time. The scenery developed by Aerosoft, which through a little fiddling worked in Prepar3D, dates back many years and is missing a lot of the expansions that since then have been added to the airport, including an entirely new parking apron and a terminal extension. When MK-Studios announced their Keflavik airport, naturally people got excited to finally get a new version of this scenery. In this review, we’ll see if MK-Studios has managed to meet the expectations that come with a scenery product these days.

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MK-Studios Keflavik Update V1.10

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MK-Studios released a new update for their Keflavik scenery. Included in this update is Prepar3D v5 compatibility. The update fixes other things such as updating the navaids, improved sattelite blending, and more. A full change log can be read here: Version 1.10 changelog - Prepar3D V5 compatibility, - Fixed problem with SODE error messages in P3D V5, - Improved sattelite
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MK-Studios P3Dv5 Scenery Previews

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After the exciting announcement from Lockheed Martin and their version 5 of Prepar3D, developers have been eager to show off their products in the new platform. It feels like it was yesterday when P3D version 4 dropped allowing 64-bit and ridding the infamous Out Of Memory error that plagued the 32-bit programs. MK-Studios has posted some previews of their upcoming
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MK-Studios Updates Keflavik to Version 1.02

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MK-Studios continues to listen to feedback from the community regarding their products and has already issued a second update for their Keflavik scenery product. The new update follows on from the release just last week and a previous incremental update. This new update has changed how dynamic lighting was implemented, along with new options added. Furthermore, new labels have been
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MK-Studios Keflavik Update

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Less than a day after its release, MK-Studios has issued an update for their Keflavik scenery. The update, which goes by version 1.01, aims at fixing a number of issues that users have reported since release. The update is available right now through SimMarket, and it should be noted that you should uninstall the previous version of the airport before
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MK-Studios Keflavik Released for Prepar3D v4

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MK-Studios has just released Keflavik for Prepar3D v4. This airport comes with not only a representation of Keflavik Airport. BIKF, but also Akureyri Airport, BIAR. Two other smaller airports, BIGR and BIIS have also gotten some small enhancements.

Originally Keflavik was built by the US Military in WWII, and required regular travelers to go through military check points before the passenger terminal was relocated in 1987. The airport has two runways which are both just over 10,000ft in length in a plus shape pattern. The runways are long enough to support the NASA Space Shuttle back when it was still flying, the Antonov 225, and even Concorde. The airport still serves as one of the emergency landing strips for transatlantic flight. Keflavik serves as a hub for Icelandair, but also sees many other airlines, mainly from Europe. The airport is known for having challenging weather with strong winds and step approaches up to a 5.3 degree descent path. Boeing often uses this airport for crosswind testing.

This scenery has lots of details throughout it. Covering Keflavik with lots of details and its surrounding areas. A simplified Akureyri has been done with surroundings and autogen as well. PBR textures have been used for all taxiways, runways, airport buildings, and even PBR precipitation and snow effects. The terminals feature a simple interior for performance, optimized dynamic lighting, and takes advantages of P3D v4.5 HF2 features. A complete feature list can be found below.

MK-Studios Keflavik can be purchased for EUR 23.00.

Features:

  • Highly detailed rendition of Keflavik airport and it’s surroundings,
  • Simplified Akureyri airport rendition with surroundings and autogen,
  • BIAR and BIIS airport enhancements (to work with ORBX Open LC EU),
  • Orbx Global Iceland Demo / Open LC EU / VECTOR compatible,
  • Up to date ground layout and stands according to the real world changes,
  • 50cm/pixel satellite resolution for the approach area and airport,
  • Mesh coverage for the airport surroundings,
  • Accurate and detailed airport infrastructure based on real sizes and dimensions,
  • Detailed AFCAD adjusted for AI addons,
  • Over 10 000 accurately placed autogen buildings and vegetation,
  • PBR implementation for taxiways and runways,
  • PBR implementation for the airport buildings,
  • PBR precipitation and snow effects,
  • Terminal interior model (simplified for maximum performance),
  • Very realistic night lighting with directional taxiway center line lights, approach lights including correct brightness and weather/time based visibility conditions,
  • Optimized Dynamic Lightning,
  • Compatible to all major traffic add-ons,
  • SODE jetways, SODE VDGS and windsocks supported,
  • Optimized to take advantages of new P3D V4.5 HF2 (or later) features.
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Official MK-Studios Keflavik Trailer Released

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Edit: Included video. Sorry for that! In anticipation for the upcoming release for MK-Studios' Keflavik Airport (BIKF), video creators AviationLads has produced the official trailer for the scenery product. The trailer highlights everything you need to know about the upcoming airport, along with specific features and unique elements of the airport you can expect. Right now, the airport is due
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MK-Studios Akureyri (BIAR) Previews and Keflavik Release Date Set

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In a brief Facebook statement, MK-Studios has previewed Akureyri (BIAR) airport, that will be included in their upcoming Keflavik (BIKF) scenery. Akureyri is a popular landing platform for those who like challenging approaches. As stated by MK-Studios, both runways have difficult approaches, with offset ILS and challenging glideslopes on both ends. Just like the rest of the island, the airport
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MK-Studios Keflavik Previews and More Icelandic Airports

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Over on Facebook, MK-Studios has once again shared some previews of their highly anticipated upcoming scenery, Keflavik airport (BIKF). The previews show part of the terminal exterior, interior and jetway, all with PBR textures. Also shown is a small part of the apron, which features a nice little heap of shoveled snow. According to the developer, they were getting for
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MK-Studios Teases Three New Keflavik Previews

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Whilst many are anticipating release of MK-Studios' Keflavik, we are left with just a few more teases of the airport. The previews come from beta testers who are working on ensuring the airport is ready for a release. The previews don't really add much to the feature set we revealed a few weeks ago, but it's nice to see the
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