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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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Magsoft Previews Guadalajara Airport

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Prepar3D scenery developer Magsoft have taken to the FSDeveloper forums, to preview a wide variety of screenshots from their upcoming Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara (MMGL) scenery.  The airport is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it is located 16 km south of the city center. Over the past months, Magsoft has slowly added to the growing collection of
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Pilot Plus Previews Wycombe Air Park (EGTB) For Prepar3D

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Scenery developer Pilot Plus has shared multiple new previews of their upcoming Wycombe Air Park scenery for Prepar3D. The news was shared by the developer on their website, where they also provided information on the development process, a list of features and current images of the scenery. Pilot Plus mentions that they have used real world data and visits to the
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Prepar3D Version 5 Hotfix 2 Released

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Lockheed Martin has released the second hotfix for Prepar3D Version 5, bringing the latest version of the simulator to 5.0.31.35253. Announced over on the Prepar3D website, Lockheed has detailed the fixes available within the patch as well as instructions on how to install the update yourself.

Hotfix 2 repairs a number of high priority issues identified with the original launch of  Version 5. Some of the more noteworthy fixes include improvements to dynamic texture performance, loading times and terrain data issues.

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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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Win Flight Sim Prizes This Easter with AviationLads

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Our partners at AviationLads has worked with a wide range of developers to offer a huge number of prizes for flight simmers to win during this Easter period. Simply entering their free raffle means you could win anything from the latest airports from MK-Studios and Orbx, to brand new aircraft from Just Flight or utilities from Parallel 42. There's nearly
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Just Flight Fokker 28 Video Preview

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Just Flight has shared on their Facebook page a Youtube video preview of their upcoming Fokker 28. The video focuses on sounds and depicts startup, take-off and shutdown from an external point of view, as well as a few passengers point of view. The video also shows PBR in action and a few animations such as a landing gear going
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Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D V4.5 Hotfix 1 Released

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Prepar3D V4.5 was released a few weeks back, which brought a range of improvements to the simulator. Today, Lockheed Martin has released Hotfix 1 for Prepar3D V4.5 (4.5.12.30293). The hotfix addresses numerous community reported problems such as performance issues, an issue with a crash during re-enabling of Virtual Reality and also an error with PBR textures when first entering a vehicle.
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