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Product Update: Orbx FTX openLC NA 1.20 available

Quick post from us on behalf of Orbx. Quite simply, load up your version of FTX Central V3 and it will prompt you update to version 1.20 of FTX openLC NA. Fix list is below. Just make note, some corrections will be available via FTX Vector in a future update for the Caribbean coastline.

– Corrections to the LandClass in the Caribbean area (Bahamas, Guadeloupe, etc.)
– Added more than 2,000 settlements in Mexico
– Adjustments to other landclass textures
– 86 corrections to Caribbean airports by Neil Hill

Keep an eye on the forums for further updates.

Don’t forget, we’ve interviewed TWO Orbx developers over the past few weeks. Make sure you read them!

Alex Goff

Marcus Nyberg

Mega Airport Frankfurt V2 update

Aerosoft is very hard at work at updating some “older” sceneries. Today they have issued an update for the immensely popular Mega Airport Frankfurt. The update comes with some very much requested features such as animating jetways and the ability to request certain runways for you to depart or arrive on. Furthermore there are some platform specific fixes and general bug fixes. Full changelog down below. Make sure to uninstall any previous version of Mega Airport Frankfurt V2 you have before installing the update.

Want to know more about Aerosoft? We sure do! That’s why we interviewed Matthijs Kok for our Developer Month. Go check it out to find out all about him, including his favourite power drink!

CTRL+J Jetways added

New AFCAD with

– optimized AI Traffic roll of Runway and Taxi to Gate handling

– Runway 18 requestable from FS ATC for depature by User (AI Traffic not use it, limit by FS Engine)

– Runway 07C/25C optional requestable for Landing for the User (AI Traffic only use 07L/25R and 07R/25L for Landing)

– Approaches for GPS/RNAV requestable from ATC based on Airdac Cylce 1703 (ILS limited by FSEngine to VOR/NDB Startpoints)

Runway- and Approachlights now 3D in P3D too

Strobles and REILs added.

Runway- and Approachlights can be switch on at Daytime by setting NAV2=108.00 (not working with all Addon Aircrafts)

Minor Bug fixes, like “flying” Stopbars at the southend of RW18

Autogen Bridges removed in the airport area

Drzewiecki Design Teterboro previews

Drzewiecki Design is hard at work on their update for New York Airports X. This v2 will come with new objects with better visuals, a lot of updated textures, animating stuff and most noticeably a huge performance improvement. A few days ago they have shown us a preview of Teterboro airport (KTEB), included in the package. Keep in mind that the scenery is not done yet and some stuff, like lights and SODE vegetation, is still missing. The new things we can see though are very nice! Teterboro v2 will have new ground polygons with enhanced run- and taxiway markings, updated airport surrounding, 3 new EMAS systems, a new localizer structure at runway 01 and a lot of custom cars. To check out the entire post and keep up to date with New York Airports X v2 you can go over here.

Also make sure to read our Developer Month interview with Drzewiecki Designs to find out all about them!

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Drzewiecki Design officially announce Seattle

Drzewiecki Design has finally made it Facebook-official: they are working on Seattle. Though already confirmed earlier in an exclusive interview with FSElite for Developer Month, they gave us a few new previews and work-in-progress renders. No release date available yet but we should be expecting this year. For now, enjoy the shots!

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Aerosoft release Balearic Islands X Evolution

After successfully releasing Ibiza X Evolution, Mallorca X Evolution and Menorca X Evolution, you can now get the complete bundle of all these three sceneries in the Balearic Island X Evolution package. This package contains all the three sceneries listed above and are all made as a complete overhaul from their respective predecessors. Balearic X Evolution is available for €50,79 from the Aerosoft shop. You can also buy these sceneries separately if you prefer, but getting the bundle package will give you a significant discount.

FlyTampa Amsterdam Schiphol updated to v1.1

Finally! After two months of very little word on this update, FlyTampa have finally released an updated installer with fixes for some issues that have been plaguing users of this addon. Of course, many of these issues had already been fixed in the forums themselves but now we finally have an installer! You can find the full changelog down below. I’m very happy to see that some issues I pointed out in my review have been fixed, such as missing landmarks in Amsterdam. A bit of a shame there is still no SODE support for the dual jetways though. You can grab the update from the FlyTampa forums.

-Optimised AFCADs
-Included ‘all rwys open’ AFCAD variation in configurator)
-Both types of SafeGate are now fully functional in latest P3D version
-Increased visibility of twy centreline lights
-Fixed flickering issues
-Optimised VDGS distances
-Corrected some gate numbering and positioning on ground
-Taxisign corrections and additions
-Minor corrections to apron vehicles and other details
-Amsterdam scenery landmarks added
-Apron gatehouses added
-Added detail elements on 3D bridges
-Minor editing to various textures to remove errors
-Airport ground detail added and other minor corrections
-RWY guard lights updated (changed from red/green to red/OFF)
-Various small fixes to improve colors and performance

 

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Aerosoft Madeira X Evolution Released

Yesterday, Aerosoft dropped the promotional video and today, Madeira X Evolution is out!

Madeira is one of the most challenging airports in the world due to probable wind shear, mountainous terrain and steep turns before finals. Oh, and no instrument landing system either! It’s a fun airport and one that looks great when done right.

We’ve had Madeira in our sims for a while, but the old scenery was dated and had various compatibility issues. Well no more as everything works flawlessly in this new one! Not only that, but new features such as dynamic traffic, VFR objects around the island and SODE jetways make this new version worth the wait. Not only has Funchal airport been created, but you can also divert (or just explore) Port Santo (LPPS).

You can buy it now from Aerosoft’s website for around 25euro (depending on your location / tax)

And finally, here’s the full feature list.

Features:

  • Photo realistic island coverage with custom height mesh
  • Highly detailed Airport Funchal Madeira (LPMA)
  • Airport Port Santo (LPPS)
  • New changes made to the terminal finished in spring 2016
  • Dozens of detailed VFR objects (bridges, animated wind turbines, plants, people, cars etc.)
  • Animated windsocks
  • Detailed Autogen covering the whole island
  • Dynamic traffic
  • SODE 3D dynamic lead-in lighting (LDIN)
  • AI Traffic compatibility
  • GSX (latest version) and SODE v1.4.2 compatibility
  • Extensive manual and charts

Speaking of Aerosoft, why not read out interview with Mathijs Kok?

Drzewiecki Design – Confirms New Version of New York Airports and Seattle Details

After their latest release, Washington X, it wasn’t long before Drzewiecki Design confirmed that they were working on Seattle. Since then only a few images have floated around the internet showing off the harbor area.

Confirmed in an exclusive interview with FSElite by the team, Drzewiecki Design have confirmed the final package will include 3 detailed Boeing fields, 4 seaplane bases, heliports and an extremely detailed downtown area including Flight Simulator’s home: Microsoft Headquarters. They say it will be their “biggest” product to date!

In addition to that, Drzewiecki Design also confirmed that they are working on a brand new and updated version of their New York Airports package. 90% of the package will be brand new to ensure improved performance and visual splendor.

As part of Developer Month you can read the full interview tomorrow from 12:00pm zulu.

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Aerosoft Madeira X – Official Promo

Last week, MK Studios announced that their latest scenery package Madeira X was on finals. It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the product will soon be out. Not only that, but the official promo has been release showing off some of the incredible features packed into this challenging airport.

You can watch it above. Make sure you leave a comment below telling us what you think!

As soon as it’s out, we’ll let you know. And of course, we’ll be sure to publish a review.