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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 clouds, and shadow flashing. Furthermore, there has been additional configuration options to how clouds are generated. Other fixes include changes to fog/haze implementation, ambient lighting and also how some forms of vegetation is drawn in the simulator.

You can download the newly released hotfix for Prepar3D v5.1 from the Prepar3D website. A full download of Prepar3D v5.1 will need to be downloaded and the hotfix will be included. (Update: You can also download the client and scenery installers to grab the hotfix. The majority of the changes can be found in the client installer).

As usual, various third-party add-ons may need an update to be compatible with the new hotfix. For reference, the new Prepar3D version number is 5.1.12.26829.

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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v5.1

Enhanced Atmospherics Scaled
Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1, bringing trueSky out of beta and improving performance for the platform itself. The most significant changes with Prepar3D v5.1 revolve around the enhanced atmospheric engine. Using trueSky, the world of Prepar3D looks visually impressive using more advanced weather rendering. It is enabled by default and no longer considered a beta option. In addition, developers
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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
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3

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With Prepar3D v5 being released recently, another sim from Lockheed Martin also received an update. Prepar3D v4.5 got another hotfix, bringing the latest version to P3D v4.5.14.34698, or v4.5 Hotfix 3. The client, content, and SDK received an update, mainly focused on fixes for the client. The change log shows a some fixes were focused on crashes with the sim, added
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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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When Lockheed Martin announced that Prepar3D v5 would be coming soon, we began in earnest our plan on how we could support the community with moving to Prepar3D v5. To help, we have put together what we’re calling the Prepar3D v5 Upgrade Hub.

This hub has been designed with the community in mind to help provide information in a single place to help you move to the new version of Prepar3D. On it, we have the latest Prepar3D v5 news, an FAQ, various videos (from us and others), and a series of compatibility lists.

The compatibility lists are a live and updated table of products from Prepar3D v4 with compatibility for Prepar3D v5. We have sourced the information from various places (including our initial Developer Statement article) and we are now working with developers to keep it as updated as possible. To help, we have broken it down into the following lists:

  • Aircraft
  • Scenery (Non-Airports)
  • Airports
  • Utilities

We’re aware that there are still many products missing, but we are adding them all the time. That said, we are still looking for community support. So if you see something which we’ve missed, please use the submission form to let us know. We’ll review it as often as we can and update the lists accordingly.

For now, let us know what you think of the Upgrade Hub, what else we can add to help you and any other feedback.

You can access the Upgrade Hub here.

Here’s a direct link to our compatibility table.

Prepar3D Add-On Compatibility List | Aircraft

Prepar3D Add-On Compatibility List | Scenery (Non-Airports)

Prepar3D Add-On Compatibility List | Airports

Prepar3D Add-On Compatibility List | Utilities

Remember, Prepar3D v5 launches today at 20:00 GMT.

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 4K Footage

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YouTuber and community contributor Rob Ainscough has shared public footage of Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 in action. The 4K footage highlights the new DirectX 12 engine, along with trueSKY being used to simulate the weather and atmospheric effects. This new video highlights a lot more of the simulator in action compared to the short teaser trailer we premiered yesterday during
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 Teaser Trailer

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You can now watch the teaser trailer for the upcoming Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 right now. The new one-minute teaser trailer gives you just a taste of the all-new DirectX 12 rendering engine, trueSKY weather integration and updated airports. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 content over the coming weeks including tutorials,
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 UHD Photo Gallery

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With Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 now known to the public, we thought it would be a good idea to put together previews for the new simulator into a single post. All of the images we have captured directly from their latest teaser trailer, which highlights many of the new features coming to the new simulator. Prepar3D v5 will feature an
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