FlyTampa Boston-Rebooted: The FSElite Review

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FlyTampa is, without a doubt, a household name within the world of flight simulation. They have continuously provided the community with high-quality airport scenery packages and often pushed the limits of what was deemed possible within a simulator. When FlyTampa released Boston originally for FS2004 and FSX all those years ago, no one thought it would get any better. In 2009 the technology was second-to-none, but like all things, it was soon replaced and outdated. We’re now in an age of 64-bit simulators and FlyTampa was among the first to announce that all future products would be designed with this new technology in mind. Now in 2018, Boston has been re-visited and re-imagined, and it reiterates why FlyTampa is a top-tier developer.

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Update: [NEW INFO] Bill Womack Rejoins the Orbx Team

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UPDATE 21-Mar-2018 @ 20:20z: Bill confirmed to us this has zero impact on the development of Portland. It will be released, as expected, under the FlightBeam banner. Ex-Orbx developer now becomes current Orbx developer! Bill Womack is currently known for his stunning small airfields under the iBlueYonder banner, but before that, he worked extensively on many Orbx products. Now he's
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MK-Studios Fuerteventura 1.1 Update

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MK-Studios have shared their 1.1 update for Fuerteventura with us. It’s quite a substantial update, and you can find the changelog below as always. If you’re interested in Fuerteventura, you can read our review on it here. Changelog GSX config and VDGS docking system added New satellite imagery for all islands with 50cm/pixel resolution (P3Dv4) New autogen buildings accurately aligned
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FlyTampa: “Pigs might fly after all”, Scenery Developer Hints At X-Plane Market Entry

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FlyTampa has dropped the strongest hint yet that their entry into the X-Plane scenery market may not be far off at all, using Facebook to tease what appears to be their first product for the platform. Recently we've seen a number of prominent, high-quality developers traditionally from the FSX/P3D world making the move to introduce their products to the X-Plane
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ImagineSim Releases Shanghai (ZSPD) Update


ImagineSim has today released the Shanghai (ZSPD) update, which brings official compatibility with Prepar3D V4. This update also ensures that it brings big improvements in performance, high definition building textures and detailed ground polygons. As a Prepar3D V4 product, ImagineSim’s Shanghai (ZSPD) comes with dynamic lighting, SODE jetways and seasonal textures. All of these options can be adjusted via the included configuration tool.

The update itself will be free for existing customers. It’s available now from The Flight Sim Store. The V4 version will appear in your Flightsim Store account (click your existing Prepar3D V4 download link to obtain the new file), or inside the Flight 1 wrapper downloaded from our website. If you have purchased it from SimMarket, you will have to wait to be able to upgrade. More details will be given by ImagineSim in due course.

If you don’t already own Shanghai then you can buy it now for $29.99.

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Seasons Coming to X-Plane: Announcing TerraMaxx

X-Plane fans can finally rejoice: seasons will be coming to the platform! The developers behind other great products such as SkyMaxx Pro 4, Real Weather Connector and MaxxFX has today announced their step into terrain texture development. TerraMaxx is a brand new product from them, which will bring seasonal variation to X-Plane in a hassle free experience. TerraMax will allow users to
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Frank Dainese & Fabio Bellini Release 3D Matterhorn Park for X-Plane

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Frank Dainese & Fabio Bellini have released their 3D Matterhorn Park scenery for X-Plane after the announcement of the product back in January. Despite a relatively short development period, the Matterhorn Park scenery depicts the Matterhorn region of the Swiss Alps in great detail over 500 square kilometres with snow-capped mountains and sweeping, grassy valleys. In addition to the namesake
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Latinwings / PILOT’S Almeria (LEAM): The FSElite Review

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Almeria is the latest in a string of scheduled releases by the developer Latinwings. Currently Almeria is only available from the PILOT’S store for 24.99 Euros.  Almeria is located in the southeast of Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean situated between Malaga and Murcia. Much of Almeria’s wealth comes from agriculture and thus makes it a very busy shipping
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