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Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 Now Available

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Lockheed Martin has just released a brand new hotfix for Prepar3D v5.2. Hotfix 1 addresses some of the higher priority items on the bug and issue list that have been identified since the release of Prepar3D v5.2 earlier this month. The hotfix is primarily aimed at fixing various issues or scenarios where the sim may crash.

A new configuration option has been added to use the HTML5 Menu and Information text, which now defaults to ‘off’ for those who had issues with that. The default cloud visuals have also been updated to improve the appearance of volumetric clouds in the simulator. Other issues fixed include issues with the weather UI, crashes with AMD graphic cards and also issues with vsync. Lockheed Martin says that this hotfix includes performance improvements for autogen buildings and also for those using Oculus VR headsets.

To install the latest hotfix, you can choose to redownload Prepar3D v5.2 in full, or you can download just the specific standalone installers. The vast majority of the fixes and improvements come from the client installer, with a simple texture fix only for the scenery installer. Those who use the SDK may also want to download the SDK installer. You will be able to download those installers from your account page.

When installing, Lockheed Martin strong suggests that you run the “Delete Generated Files” shortcut from the main installation directory before running the simulator for the first time after installing the hotfix update. If you are unable to run this specific command, Lockheed Martin have a solution to delete a specific file to ensure you have a smooth update process. You can read about it on the announcement page.

It’s worth noting that the latest hotfix may mean you might have to wait for third-party developers to update their products in order to be used in the latest build of Prepar3D. 

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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v5.2

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Lockheed Martin has surprised the community and has released Prepar3D v5.2. This newest version of Prepar3D has a massive changelog that addresses a lot of issues with the enhanced atmospherics engine, VR and more. The changelog is fairly extensive, with a lot of focus on the Enhanced Atmospherics engine and lighting. According to the changelog, Enhanced Atmospherics can be used
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AOA Simulations Releases F-22 Raptor

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AOA Simulations, the aircraft developer known for their F-35 and V-22 aircraft, has released their latest venture, the F-22 Raptor for X-Plane. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fourth-generation fighter aircraft with stealth capability, produced by Lockheed Martin between 1996 and 2011. The development saw nearly 200 of the type built for the USAF, only. The Raptor is famously
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 Released

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Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1. The new hotfix addresses many issues such as cloud issues with Enhanced Atmospherics, rendering issues and other weather-related issues. Looking at the changelog of client fixes and improvements, Enhanced Atmospherics (EA) seems to have a large number of changes based on feedback. Issues with cloud aliasing have been reduced, along with flashing
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v5.1

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AOA Simulations Previews Update to F-35b

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Aircraft developer, AOA Simulations, has previewed the changes they have made in an update to their Lockheed Martin F-35b Lightning II for X-Plane 11.
The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, multi-role stealth aircraft built by Lockheed Martin. The F-35b variant is capable of Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) which gives the aircraft the ability to be launched in both maritime and land-based platforms. The F35b is used in air to air, air to ground and other intelligence operations around the globe by the USMC, RAF and Italian Air Force.
AOA Simulations first released the F-35b for X-plane 9.70 back in 2013 and planned to improve the external textures and modelling but has revamped the entire aircraft except for the overall 3d model.
Some of the major improvements to the aircraft include realistic PBR texturing effects with a complete texture overhaul, a rebuilt 3d cockpit with panoramic display, animated weaponry in three different load models, which include close air support, anti-ship/land-attack and V/STOL loadouts and enhancements to the avionics, mission systems and flight model within X-Plane.  Additional items include nine real-world 4K liveries and a comprehensive 106-page flight manual and tutorial for those just getting to grips with flying the new age aircraft.
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 Released

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Announced exactly a week ago, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 is now available to purchase and download. The all-new version of Prepar3D is the next-generation of simulators from Lockheed Martin with significant improvements in performance by using the new Direct X 12 rendering engine. Alongside the new rendering engine is the new weather and atmospheric engine powered by trueSKY. This new
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The FSElite Prepar3D v5 Upgrade Hub

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 4K Footage

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