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Orbx announce CAG8 Pender Harbour Seaplane Base

Orbx developer Larry Robinson has announced his third seaplane base, CAG8 Pender Harbour Seaplane Base. He has posted a bunch of screenshots of “the Venice of the North”. The scenery will come with a big area of coverage which will include John Henry’s Marina, the Sundowner Inn and more nearby buildings, over 300 docks and marinas, a lot (300 or more) static pleasure craft (half the amount for FSX), high resolution custom AI objects, custom effects, Orbx PeopleFlow and roughly 20 square km of photorealistic scenery.

Larry has previously developed two other seaplane bases, namely CAC8 Nanaimo Water Aerodome and CAX6 Ganges Water Aerodome which, like this upcoming scenery, are completely free. A selection of the previews can be found below this post. To check out all the screenshots and the full details on this upcoming scenery you can head over to the Orbx Forums.

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PrealSoft Algiers (DAAG) Release

PrealSoft, known for making some absolutely gorgeous city-scape sceneries of for instance Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Rome have released their newest project: Houari Boumediene Airport, also known as Algiers International Airport in Algeria (DAAG). This airport serves a number of airlines with destinations in Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle-East.

You can pick up this scenery now for €20,- on SimMarket.

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Aerosoft Previews Trondheim airport, Værnes V2

Jo Erlend is back with another scenery for Norway and this time we’re being treated to Trondheim airport. The international airport in Værnes which is served by Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian has been growing in popularity in recent years. Soon to be published by Aerosoft, we will have a detailed rendition within our sims. The feature list is bold and will bring a lot to the sim.

It will have detailed modelling of the airport (and interior) and terminal, photo-real ground textures and even custom terrain including taxiway bridges etc. SODE will be used heavily too for the visual guidance system, animated windsock, hanger doors and even animated passengers!

There’s loads to check out and you can see the level of detail in the shots below. You can find 40+ more screenshots over on the Aerosoft forums. As soon as this is out, we’ll let you know!

Feature List 

– Fully compatible with FSX(SP2 or ACC) / FSX SE / P3Dv3.
– Includes a highly accurate recreation of Trondheim Airport, Værnes.
– Highly detailed models of airport terminal and buildings.
– Photo-realistic building and ground textures.
– Densely placed ground equipment and service vehicles.
– Highly detailed custom terrain model with taxiway bridges over roads and railroad.
– Terminal interior included.
– Photo-real scenery covering airport and vicinity.
– Landmark buildings and bridges in the vicinity of the airport included.
– Seasonal textures included.
– Winter ground model with highly realistic ice and snow effect.
– Custom runway and approach light effects.
– Highly realistic night time effects.
– Vicinity animations. (Train and custom road traffic.)
– Animated service vehicle traffic.
– Visual Guidance Docking System included. (SODE required in P3Dv3)
– Animated jetways. (SODE)
– Animated passenger boarding at jetways. (SODE)
– Deice service available during winter season. (SODE)
– Animated Hangars doors. (SODE)
– Custom animated windsock. (SODE)
– Embedded runway guard lights. (SODE)
– SODE features can be disabled with included scenery Configuration Tool.
– Scenery Configuration Tool included to optimize performance on a wide range of systems.
– Different texture resolution sets included to optimize performance.
– Compatible with AI traffic packages.
– Static Aircraft included as an option.

Orbx FTX Scotland Service Pack 4 previews

Orbx is hard at work on updating their existing sceneries. A few days ago they shared some previews of the upcoming service pack 4 for FTX Scotland. The update will add over 60 new points of interests in the area. Furthermore they have enhanced some Scottish Islands with reworked land class and geopositioning of building. Also fixed was the monster of Loch Ness…

Sacramento International (KSMF) update

Developer I.D.S. Development Studios have issued an update for KSMF, Sacramento. The update is mainly focussed on performance. According to tests that were run amongst a few selected customers, as well as tests they have ran themselves, the results are very positive regarding FPS and VAS. The updated installers are currently being prepared and it shouldn’t take too long before they are out.

Full changelog:

  • Reworked textures
  • Library optimization
  • Grass removed due to invisible blending with grass texture on airport
  • LODs added
  • Optimized and re-exported models

Aerosoft Madeira Updated to Version 1.03

A couple of weeks ago, we informed you guys of an upcoming update to Madeira to reflect the real-world changes taking place. For example, the airport is now called Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport and as such signage has changed throughout the airport. To ensure the airport is as accurate as possible, MK-Studios have updated it.

Further changes to version 1.03 is AFCAD changes, new taxiway markings and the slope wall resolution has also been adjusted.

You can download the update now from Aerosoft or your store of purchase.

Full change list below. If you’re unsure, read our review (bare in mind it was based on version 1.01). ALSO, you can win a free copy by entering here.

Change Log – version 1.03

  • AFCAD adjustments (FSX and P3D)
  • Papi lights appear as square from fare (FSX)
  • 3D grass added (FSX)
  • Taxiway centerline lights fixed (FSX)
  • New taxiway markings added to match current airport state (FSX and P3D)
  • Airport name changed (Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport)
  • New airport logo added (FSX and P3D)
  • Porto Santo windmils added
  • Slope wall resolution adjusted (FSX and P3D)
  • Runway lights red type added at runway endings (FSX and P3D)

RFSceneryBuilding Have Released Ancona Falconara Airport (LIPY)

The team behind Turin recently announced that Ancona Falconara Airport would soon be sat in our sim world ready to fly to. As promised RFSceneryBuilding have released the product for FSX, FSX: SE and P3D (version 2 to 3.4).

The airport itself serves the Marche region found in central Italy and is home to various architectural sites and people. Although not massive in size, several airlines such as Ryanair, Alitalia and Lufthansa operate their on a regular basis.

The scenery itself features custom buildings, vehicles and runway lighting. Also included are glass effect, lots of landclass, dynamic reflection glass (P3D v3) and also automatic season variation! It’s fully compatible with FTX Global, FTX Trees and also Taburet-Italy 10M Mesh.

I’ve left the full feature list below, but if you’re keen, head over to FlightSimStore right now to download and buy for EUR€16,49.

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Orbx Innsbruck (LOWI): The FSElite Review

Developer
Orbx
Publisher
Orbx
Price
$39.95 AUD
Version
1.00
Provided by
Orbx
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

Welcome to Innsbruck. Capital of the state Tyrol (Tirol) and hidden in the Alps. Historic home to the Olympic Winter Games not once, but twice. A busy hub for many tourists particularly during winter. With challenging terrain, tight turns and forever changing weather, it is arguably the most dangerous airport approach in Europe.

If that sounds familiar: that was the exact opening for my review for Innsbruck by JustSim. But that doesn’t make it less true. Innsbruck is a beautiful place with many famous landmarks. And of course the very famous approach through the mountains. With the review mentioned above I wasn’t too impressed for missing out on the details that make this area so amazing (though the airport itself was very nice), beautiful and unique. But did Orbx manage to capture this feeling?

Short answer: yes. Orbx have done an incredible job with Innsbruck. The area looks amazing. The details and landmarks are all there. The airport itself feels very busy and alive, and so do the towns in the area. If you’re here to get convinced to buy this add-on: you will not regret it. For those that want to dive a little bit deeper into it: let’s read on.

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Orbx Announces LSGK Saanen Airport – New Freeware Project

Orbx have today announced that Saanen Airport (LSGK) is in development and will be completely free. Coming from developer Sylvain Delepierre, the Swiss airport will see you soaring above the Alps in style. Sat between Geneva and Innsbruck, the coverage will allow you to see the villages of Saanen, Gstaad and Rougemont – all photoreal. There’s around 70 sqaure kilometers of scenery to view and will immerse your experience even further.

The first shots are below and as of right now there’s not much to show of the airport itself. No release date mentioned, but if we hear anything, we’ll be sure to update you.

 

 

Aerosoft Madeira X Evolution: The FSElite Review

Developer
MK Studios
Publisher
Aerosoft
Price
20.13euros
Version
1.0.1
Provided by
Aerosoft
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

In early 2015 MK Studios posted a cryptic terrain mesh of an airport that needs no introduction and asked the community if they knew the airport. This would lead to months of excruciating anticipation for the community. However almost two years later the saga was brought to an end and we welcomed Madeira Evolution X with open arms.

I think you’ll be hard pushed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of this infamous airport or its toe-curling approach so much like the majority of the community I was itching to get my hands on a copy. Madeira Evolution X is available on simMarket for £22.79 Inc VAT or if you were the owner of the previous versions an upgrade fee is payable. Like most products on simMarket the file is a direct download with an approximate size of 1.2GB and once purchase is complete you will receive an activation key for a straight forward installation. There is no customization tool available which isn’t a major issue given that this is a small airport. It may seem common sense but I personally recommend reading the user manual. I was so eager to fly that I skipped the manual and ran into a few issues that due to my negligence took a few days on the forums to identify. I’d also like to say that the support team are very good and attentive so if you have any issues go straight there after the manual of course.

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