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The Future of FS2Crew Products – PMDG 747 QOTS II, Ultimate Ground Crew X and More

The team at FS2Crew have updated the community on their plans for their future products, time frames and more. With the completion of porting their products over to the 64-bit sim, Prepar3DV4, they can turn their attention onto bringing out new products. Allow me to summarise what they shared on their Facebook page.

PMDG 747 QOTS II Version

The project is nearly completion with voice sets being finalised. They’re working hard to ensure that the product is as bug-free as possible. They’re currently testing on Windows 10, but if you Windows 7 still, send them a message as they’re looking for testers. Both pax and freighter versions are supported, as well as supporting both FSX and P3D (including P3DV4).

Ultimate Ground Crew X

Still working on patching up some issues, but due to the complexity of the project, they want it as ‘perfect’ as possible. Like the PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies II FS2Crew project, it will also support both FSX and P3D (including P3DV4). No word on release date other than “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.

Pilot Assist Pro for Apple IOS (iPad/ iPhone)

The team are also developing a new ‘revolutionary’ Apple app, designed for real-world aviation. Despite that intention, simmers will also be able to use it. FS2Crew are describing it as one of the “best and most modern IOS apps for pilots”. They’re hoping that in 8 to 10 weeks, you’ll be able to use one of the most ‘beautiful and modern’ apps available. No word on an Android version.

And Finally…

The team are also busy working on a few other projects as well. Firstly, they’re interested in developer a P3DV4 64-bit version of FS2Crew for the Level-D 767 and the iFly series of aircraft. This all depends on time. Finally, they’re also working on a secret project which will enter full development once Ultimate Ground Crew X is released. They’re saying it’s neither flight or ground crew related, which sounds interesting.

That’s all for now. Don’t forget, you can re-buy the 64-bit versions of the PMDG 737 and the  PMDG 777 FS2crew bundles direct from their site.

PMDG 737-600/700 Expansion Now Compatible with Prepar3D V4

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the team at PMDG, but they have released an update which brings the 737-600/700 Expansion to Prepar3D V4. The release of the expansion now completes the release of core PMDG products into the 64-bit platform.

Further to the release of the expansion pack, new installer releases were released for the 747, 777 and the 737 NGX base package. The new updates bring RAAS functionality to the widebodies, a form of protection for users experiencing a CTD when using the Captain’s PFD, and various ‘clean-up items and efficiencies.’

PMDG is aware of the frustration people are having with having to complete full downloads again, but they assure us that this truly is the best option to ensure stability. It’s their intention to get back to micro-updates going forward.

Now PMDG may turn their attention to evaluating whether the J41 will come to P3D – although Robert said it was ‘highly unlikely’ – as well as looking at what updates to bring forward to the X-Plane version of the DC-6.

Oh, and of course, finishing up the other four-engine beast: the 747-8.

Thanks to Discord member, pilot’s for letting us know.

UPDATE: PMDG DC-6 Now Out at $69.99 for FSX and P3D

UPDATE:

It’s now out and available via PMDG’s store for $69.99. That’s for both FSX and P3D versions.

We will update this post once it’s confirmed released.

The past few weeks has seen PMDG work extensively on delivering P3Dv4 compatible versions of their extensive Boeing line-up of aircraft. The 747, 777 and the 737 (except the 600/700 add-on package) now sit firmly in your new sim. Also during that time, they have been teasing the release of their DC-6 aircraft.

Over the past 5 years of development, it’s seen a release on X-Plane and has since been converted for FSX, FSX: SE, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4. The team have been previewing the classic aircraft over on their forums and Facebook, but today, Robert confirmed that the DC-6 is planned to be released today.

Along with the news, he gave a very detailed insight into what you can expect from the new aircraft once it arrives in your sim. Furthermore, there are plenty of images to feast your eyes upon.

We will update this post with an official price and feature list when available.

FSFX Packages 737 Immersion Now Available for P3Dv4

Now that PMDG have released the 737NGX for P3Dv4, FSFX Packages have been able to test their immersion package and release the final version for P3Dv4. FSFX Packages also took the opportunity to fix an issue wherein the engine spray effects were assigned to the wrong engine.

You can download the update for free via your VFC Central account. Furthermore, the update has also been rolled out to other versions of the simulator for everyone to use.

UPDATE: PMDG 737 NGX Is Now Available for P3Dv4 and Further Updates

UPDATE: PMDG have now issued a statement regarding the new update. Not only has the 737 NGX received a new installer update, but so have the 777-200LR, 777-300ER and the 747 QOTSII.

Robert posted some info on how to update as well:

  1. Uninstall the currently installed product.  (YES.  YOU. MUST. DO. THIS.)  [it is not necessary to de-activate your license… just uninstall the airplane using the add/remove component in windows!]

  2. Log into your account at PMDG eCommerce and navigate to your order history.

  3. Download the full installer for the desired product.

  4. Run said installer.  (Run-as-admin is always a good idea, while we are talking about it!

Fixes for the aircraft include some stability stuff and general optimization. In particular, they have looked at the efficiency of their aircraft in P3Dv4.

As usual, if you’re an Aerosoft customer, you’ll have to wait a few days before you can download the update, but it’ll be out soon enough. Also, there’s a couple of things PMDG would like to make 737 NGX customers aware of, which you can read here.

Finally, it was also confirmed that the 737-700/600 package will be out later this week and the Cloudmaster DC-6 will be out later next week.

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Whilst Robert himself may not have posted an update on the forums, multiple PMDG 737 NGX users are reporting to us that the aircraft is now available for P3Dv4.

If you log into your PMDG Ops center account, the app will deliver a notification to you informing you to head to your PMDG account and download a brand new version. This is similar to what we saw for the 747 and 777 installers.

We are sure that Robert is busy populating a forum post informing the community, but before he does, you can head to your PMDG e-commerce account now and download the PMDG 737 NGX for your version of Prepar3D V4 now.

PMDG 737NGX Preview Footage Surfaces For Prepar3D v4

As the flight simulation community patiently waits for some of their favorite aircraft to be v4 compatible, previews of add-ons seem to be the only thing keeping us from laying down on an active runway and calling it a night. On Monday, YouTube user and PMDG BETA tester, JMoyam, uploaded a video showcasing the soon-to-be-released PMDG 737 NGX for Prepar3d v4! JMoyam, formally known as Jorge Moya, gave us a sneak peak at the plane last week, and in the short 44 second video, he shows us what the NGX looks like in action with all the lights on.

As for a release date, we’re still not sure when exactly we’ll have the plane in our simulators. The existence of preview images and videos can only mean the release date is near.

 

 

First Images of PMDG DC-6 In Prepar3D V4

The PMDG 737 isn’t the only PMDG aircraft yet to be released for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D version 4, as their DC-6 has yet to see light of day either. Released for X-Plane over a year ago, the four engine-d aircraft will change the way you fly. You will be without many of the comforts that allows you to fly the 747 or the 777 so effortlessly, as the DC-6 relies on a very different type of piloting.

Whilst we prosper over what’s possible in this upcoming aircraft, beta tester lasnubes shared some impressive images of the PMDG DC-6 in P3D V4.

lasnubes really wants to draw your attention to the detail in the lighting and weather effects in these shots. The detail in the shots look incredible, and this is thanks to the power of P3DV4.

Check out the Avsim forums if he adds any more. Don’t forget, the DC-6 is also planned to be released for FSX, FSX:SE, P3D v3 all on the same day. As of today, it’s still looking like a first-half of July. Not long now!

First PMDG 737 P3D V4 Beta Shots Surface

Update on July 7th 2017 at 15:20 zulu.

Even more previews have been posted on the Avsim forums showing off day and night shots.

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Even though PMDG have done an exceptional job in converting their latest product line to P3D V4 extremely fast, everyone’s most anticipated is also their last: the 737NGX. Obviously there’s still the PMDG DC-6, but that’s a new product to the ESP engine sims.

We have known that the PMDG 737NGX would be the last to receive the 64-bit treatment, but as RSR said the other day, it’s pretty much ready to go. The 737NGX is now in the hands of PMDG’s esteemed beta team and are showing off the first shots of it in P3D V4. The beta tester described it as “good things come to those who wait”.

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Turbine Sound Studios Releases Boeing 777-GE90-115B Sound pack

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) have today released their anticipated Boeing 777 777-GE90-115B sound pack for the PMDG 777 series.

The new sound pack contains sounds for both inter alia and external engine sounds. Further sounds include custom distance sounds and wind effects. In totals there are 71 new sounds to accompany your twin-engine jet.

You can watch the promotional video above to see if this sound pack will enhance your flying experience. You can purchase it from SimMarket for 13.08 Euro (+tax) and works with both FSX and P3D.

PMDG 777-200 LR\F

PMDG Minor Updates to 747 & 777

Yesterday PMDG released a minor update for the 747-400, and 777LR/F. Accompanying this was some information on bringing the 737NGX, and 777W to P3D V4. These updates are minor and mostly concern the installers. However they do fix one problem known to cause a Crash-To-Desktop, as well as add new features to take advantage of the standard capabilities of Windows Installers.

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