Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1, bringing trueSky out of beta and improving performance for the platform itself.
As for improvements, the list is quite considerable. Sky and PBR reflections are now supported with the enhanced atmospheric engine, and the whole engine has been improved to deliver improved performance, smoother rendering and also how the lighting and shadows are produced. Scrolling through the fixes and improvements list, we can also see that that there have been changes to fix issues of various crash to desktop problems. This is alongside improvements to the DX12 engine which further optimise performance and add extra stability to the platform itself.
Content, scenery and client changes have also been made to the Prepar3D with the introduction of v5.1, so be sure to check out the full changelog below to see which elements of the software you need to update.
Prepar3D v5.1 is available now for all users of Prepar3D v5 and can be downloaded from your user account. Full installation instructions can be found on the Lockheed Martin website.
If you have yet to purchase Prepar3D v5, you can do so from the Prepar3D website from $59.95.