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Just Flight Weekend Sale

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The team over at Just Flight have great savings on six products this weekend. All products are from the in-house development team recent releases.

These Include:

  • Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer
  • PA-28R Arrow III
  • Meteor F.8/FR.9
  • TB-10 Tobago & TB-20 Trinidad
  • Tornado GR1
  • Canberra PR9

If you are interested in any of these products, you can visit the Just Flight website for more details.

 
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UPDATE: Flight Sim World: Console Version Possibility, No Firm Decision on Airliners, Third Party Support and Why 64-Bit

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UPDATE: Aimee from Dovetail Games sent us a comment regarding the headline about no firm decision on whether airliners would be in the game. She clarified "there will be airliner content for FSW however we haven’t announced whether they will be add-ons only or implemented in core." Youtube and community member Froogle today released his weekly news show and went into depth
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Dovetail Games announces Flight Sim World

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Just a few minutes ago, Dovetail Games announced the name and some of the features of their long awaited new flight simulator. In a video on YouTube the name "Flight Sim World" following the trend set by the recently released Train Sim World was announced. According to the video, the new sim will make the jump to DirectX11 and 64
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Announcement: FSElite Partner with SIMCAST

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London, UK – 15th April 2017 – FSElite partner with SIMCAST to Bring Flight Simulation News via Video Today, FSElite are pleased to announce that they will be working with Matt Davies, creator of SIMCAST, projectFLY and his own Twitch channel to deliver the best of flight simulation news via videos. SIMCAST is a great way for the community to digest a
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JustFlight cancels 787

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In the latest JustFlight newsletter, which you can sign up for here, JustFlight announced that their upcoming 787 in the F-Lite series of aircraft has unfortunately been cancelled. The 787 was cancelled because of "We have been unable to achieve an acceptable balance between functionality and performance in FSX and Prepar3D" This caused the team at JustFlight to cancel the
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Active Sky 16 and Active Sky Cloud Art for P3D updated

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As we all know P3D got a hotfix yesterday. One of the things that usually holds people back from updating straight away, is Active Sky.

Not this time though. Soon after Lockheed Martin released the hotfix, Hifi Simtech released the update required for Active Sky 16 and Active Sky Cloud Art to work with the new hotfix.

The full changelog can be found on the Active Sky forums. For the sake of convenience it has also been pasted in this article.

Changelog:AS16
– Fixed an issue where custom weather METAR was not included in current_wx_snapshot.txt
– Added functionality where Disabling cloud motion effect (cloud options) now prevents all high-res cloud detection and should improve performance when in/near clouds
– Attempted improved P3D volumetric fog visibility blending to prevent visibility from rendering too low in certain cases as well as improving performance
– Fixed a get runway API issue
– P3D Compatibility Updates for version 3.4.22.19868
– Added new Random Light Chop Percentage option, default 25%, which controls the frequency of experience random light chop turbulence independent of weather conditions
– Adjusted wind/jet layer boundary turbulence triggers to be less severe based on user feedback
– Fixed annoyance issue where AS wx theme would not be selected in saved flights as a BMP theme file was missing (did not affect weather depiction, only wx theme name shown in saved flights)
– Added reference to FSX:SE with explanation of potential path names within Simconnect chapters of the user’s guide
– Improved documentation regarding maximum wind shear setting affecting gusts, and added this notation in the options detail (options UI)ASCA
– Adjusted all overcast models for increased performance
– Added new Overcast Quality slider setting providing 3 options: High Performance (full left), Balanced (middle) and High Quality (right). Higher performance = less coverage and higher frame rates. Higher quality = more coverage and lower frame rates. Defaults to Balanced, which is improved in frames approximately 20% from previous SP1 overcast, with minimal coverage loss.
– Updated documentation to reflect changes, and added a Performance Considerations section which is a recommended read for all ASCA users.

For more information, stay tuned to FSElite and the Active Sky forums.

 
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PMDG 747 v3 release imminent

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So just a few minutes ago, Robert Randazzo posted another update regarding the new 747 v3 on the PMDG General Forum over on Avsim. Boy is this a big one. The update reads: "Captains, "Ladies and gentlemen, we will begin boarding PMDG Flight Operations, flight number 1 shortly.  Your flight today will operated onboard our brand new flagship 747-400 Queen
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Flightsim Labs A320X for P3D updated

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Just shy of an hour ago, FlightSimLabs updated their A320X which recently released for P3D! The update focuses on the VAS usage of the plane, for which it has been criticized quite a lot since release. In the update changelog posted by Lefteris on the FSLabs forum it is said that "testers are very happy with, reporting back VAS savings that vary
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Ultimate Traffic Live announced

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It would appear that long time users of the rather old but still really nice AI traffic pack Ultimate Traffic 2 will get a replacement soon. On the closed support forum, only accessible for registered owners of Ultimate Traffic 2, developer Steve Halpern announced that beta testers are needed. This was posted quite some time ago, so they have probably filled
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