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Orbx Release Innsbruck and Meigs Field for Aerofly FS2

A few months ago, Orbx announced that they will be looking at developing for other platforms whilst still delivering for the ESP engine. Part of those plans revealed that both Meigs Field and Innsbruck would be heading to Aerofly FS2. The sim has been commended for its smooth FPS and the fact it takes advantage of modern hardware. It’s also extremely well tailored for virtual reality flying. You can watch the trailer for the sim below:

The sim supports 64-bit and has an engine that allows for truly detailed texturing and modelling. With that in mind, Orbx took the chance and have developed and now released both Innsbruck and Meigs Field for Aerofly FS2. You can head over to Orbx Direct to download.

You can buy Innsbruck for $39.95 AUD.

You can buy Meigs Field for $32.95 AUD.

If you already own the FSX/P3D versions of the scenery, then you will be eligible for a 40% discount on each scenery package.

I’ve attached some screenshots, but if you have any you want to show off, then share them in the comments below!

FTX Central Updated to P3D V4 Compatibility

FTX Central has finally released the long awaited FTX Central 3.2 Update to P3D V4. In order to get it open your FTX Central and hit the Apply button in bottom left corner. Or download it again from the website. A convenient guide can be found at this website at FTX forum.

One of our previous posts about OrbX Compatability can be found here.

So far only regions and Global is available and FTX trees, airports will come at a later date and we at FSElite will keep you updated on that. But for now lets enjoy what we have and make our sim really shine at it’s best and forget this default P3D terrain and trees.

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Orbx Compatibility update Prepar3d V4 – Release Tomorrow

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OrbX has jut announced that they will release the updated FTX Central 3.2.x.x hopefully tomorrow and when you run it you will see the Apply Update button.

 

Orbx have given us some more insight in what products will be compatible with Prepar3d V4 once it releases, and how to obtain said updates for our new sim.

Products that will be compatible with P3DV4 right away are:

  • Orbxlibs
  • Global Base Pack
  • openLC North America & openLC Europe
  • All Region Packs (Southern Alaska and New Zealand North make use of ObjectFlow, which won’t work yet. The regions themselves are)

To install these sceneries you will require FTX Central V3.2.x.x, which will hopefully be pushed out by Orbx tomorrow. P3DV4 won’t be compatible with older versions of FTX Central. To install your products, we recommend you follow the guide as mentioned in this article. Note that you should not be copying files yourself!

Furthermore Orbx gives us some more insight in products that are not (yet) compatible. These products mainly consist of the airport addons we have all come to love. Most of these airports don’t work because of the PeopleFlow which will simply require some more work from Orbx. These addons will become available overtime as Orbx ports over PeopleFlow to Prepar3d V4 to ensure a good experience with their airports. An exact timeline hasn’t been given.

Unfortunately there is also some stuff that won’t be compatible any time soon (though, this was to be expected). The Orbx FTX Vector and Aero tool won’t work with P3DV4: new tools will be developed in the future to ensure to make them available again. The Lancair, Victa and Vans RV4 won’t work and won’t be made available in the future because developers have since moved on to new projects.

Orbx Bilbao (LEBB) – More Previews of the Stunning Spanish City

Since we interviewed Marcus for Developer Month about Bilbao, we have been extremely excited to see the product come along in development. Development has been steady for a while, so it’s no surprise to see the previews below showing as much detail as they are. The Spanish city  is known for it’s interesting terrain and harbours so we’re keen to fly our airlines and GA aircraft in there.

Over on the Orbx forums, Marcus gave some more insight into what we can expect from the product when it’s released. As for when that will be, we’re not sure yet, but he did say that the project is moving onto the next phase with beta testing ti commence, followed by night-lighting, cross platform installers and optimisation.

The scenery itself will include the whole city of Bilbao, with around 300,000 – 400,000 hand placed buildings and trees scattered around. This will include the famous Iberdrola skyscraper complete with functional helipad. For heli-pilots, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll also be able to land on some nearby tanker ships situation in the fully modelled harbours. The airport itself will benefit from high-resolution scenery, internal modelling, movable gates and other small details including people, objects and vehicles.  It’s sounding like an incredibly detailed package. You can see that in the previews below!

I’ve left the 40+ preview shots below, and the feature list afterwards.

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Aerofly FS2 Innsbruck LOWI Preview

Over at Aerofly Flight Simulator Facebook page we found a few screenshots of OrbX Innsbruck LOWI for Aerofly FS2. Release for PC version is expected to be real soon. Attached some images below to look at while waiting for the big release announcement from us.

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Final Preview Shots of Orbx CAG8

Update: It is now RELEASED and is FREE. You need to make sure you have NA Pacific Northwest for it to work, however. Remember, the Orbx sale is currently on!

We’ve covered Orbx CAG8 Pender Harbour a few times now and with good reason: the harbour airport looks sensational. As always, Iain has got his hands on it to provide his finals – which we all know means a release is just around the corner.

Not much to add, but just enjoy the high quality texture work and detail that Larry has included. Don’t forget to head over to the Orbx forums for more info.

Orbx release Saanen (LSGK)

In the heart of the Alps lies the little town of Saanen, accompanied by its equally named airport. Orbx just released their rendition of this small, yet really nice airfield accompanied by a beautiful rendition of its immediate (70 square km.) surroundings. LSGK Saanen will feature full seasonal PR, ObjectFlow technology, animated objects, interior models, custom aircraft models, several points of interests and of course high detail airport textures. The best part about it though? It’s completely free! You can pick up Saanen now from Orbx Direct.

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More Previews of Orbx LSGK Saanen

Why not read: Developer Month: Orbx Developer Ken Hall

We have already seen quite a lot of screenshots for the upcoming LSGK Saanen project from Orbx. The freeware project from Sylvain Delepierre will have a huge 70 square kilometers of scenery to view from the Swiss Alps. There’s plenty to see and do including small villages, challenging approaches and touch weather. You can see some of this action in the shots below.

Still not sure on the release, but we can’t imagine it’ll be far off.

Head over to the Orbx forums for even more previews.

 

New Orbx CAG8 Pender Harbour Previews

Earlier last month, Orbx announced that CAG8 Pender Harbour would be coming to a simulator near you soon. Today, Iain has his hands on it and provided some amazing sim-tography of the upcoming seaplane base.

Every detail looks stunning. From the texture work inside the boats to the stunning modelling of even the local fish and chips shop. Although it won’t suit everyone’s flying style, there’s no denying how amazing this looks.

You can always head over to the Orbx forums to find out more information. No release date was mentioned, but we imagine it won’t be far off.