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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Beta Branch

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In a totally surprise announcement, Microsoft shared that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition has received a new beta update. The update can be enabled through Steam by opting-in into the beta. This beta branch has been made available so the Microsoft team can obtain valuable telemetry data that will help them in the development of their new flight simulator, that’s expected to arrive sometime next year. FSX: Steam Edition was released in 2014 (FSX itself dates back to 2006) by Dovetail Games. After the unfortunate demise of their Flight Sim World, Microsoft obtained the rights to FSX back. FSX: Steam Edition has an average player count of about 3300 on Steam (last 24h), with peaks to the mid 4000’s and dips to around 2000 players.

Microsoft also updated Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition with some bug fixes and the return of a long lost (but popular) feature. Live weather is now supported once again through the simulator menu when selecting weather. It should be noted that some users have reported some add-ons not being compatible with the beta branch, though we haven’t been able to verify this.

Changelog

  • Turbine
    • Resolved issue in N1 values where some settings were set to zero
    • Fixed issue where fuel flow not saved and set to 0 when started in the air
  • Agent radar
    • Resolved in flight issue which resulted in intermittent crashes when using navigation way-points
  • Conversion
    • Impression fixes when converting knots to meters per second
  • Piston
    • Small fixes to oil pressure table
    • C172 oil pressure changed to start with a valid value
  • Live Weather
    • Reintegrated Live Weather
    • When a weather station METAR line reading is failing the data will now be extrapolated from the weighted mean of the closest available METAR sources, instead of resetting to default weather
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FlyInside FS Released on Steam + December Update

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Announced over on their news section, the team at FlyInside has released their still-in-development virtual-reality focused flight simulator on Steam as an Early Access product. To accompany the Steam release, a major December update has also been pushed out. The December Update for FlyInside FS introduces all new and improved scenery, an improved flight model and an assortment of improvements. Scenery improvements bring along denser objects,
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Aerofly FS 2 Releases South Florida DLC

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Aerofly FS 2 has released the new South Florida DLC on Steam. The content includes southern Florida as well as historic Key West. As part of the scenery, you can fly over attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor, the Martello Museum, and even the Dry Tortugas. The DLC content includes: A large coverage area with over 400 miles of shoreline 50cm
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Dovetail Games Discontinues Flight Sim World

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Dovetail Games has made a shocking announcement to discontinue their Flight Sim World product, with the intention to withdraw it from sale as of May 24th. Flight Sim World stemmed from Dovetails agreement to purchase some of the rights to Microsoft's Flight Simulator X product back in 2014 after FSX itself was discontinued and the Microsoft Flight Simulator product team
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Aerofly FS 2 – USA Colorado DLC Freeware Released

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Aerofly FS 2 have released a new freeware scenery pack DLC, this time it's USA Colorado. Colorado DLC features the stunning and beautiful state of Colorado, includes over 30 different airports for you to try. Some more known airports that are included are Denver international, Aspen and the scenic Telluride. It doesn't stop just there because whole package comes with up
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Bought Dovetail’s Flight School? You’ll Get a Free Copy of Flight Sim World

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Dovetail revealed their newest simulator Flight Sim World in a video trailer just the other day, showcasing it’s impressive graphics engine and in-sim physics. We have all known about their fully-fledged Sim for a while, but it was nice to put a name to it all.

As we all know, Flight Sim World isn’t the first entry Dovetail has had into flight simulator. With their FSX: Steam Edition hitting PCs for years and their now cancelled Flight School. If course, investors into Flight School were worried what would happen to them.

Thankfully, Dovetail today has confirmed that anyone who previously purchased Flight School will receive a gifted copy of Flight Sim World upon release.

Thanks to how easy Steam is, as soon as Flight Sim World is released into early access, you’ll find it sitting in your inventory ready to download and install.

Price for those waiting to buy it anyway has yet to be revealed.

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Turbulent Designs Publishing Announcement

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Turbulent Designs posted on their website stating that Idaho Falls, and MBS International, will be self-published but also available through a select group of established distributors. The move seems to indicate a push to distance themselves from Orbx in an effort to break out independently. They also announced that they are also working with Dovetail Games to bring their products
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DTG Flight School New Update

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Another update has been released for DTG Flight School. 1. Corrected tutorial text in the second LAPL lesson 2. Adjusted cameras in LAPL lesson one. 3. Fixed an issue where the “Flight of the Navigator” achievement was not unlocking. If you have automatic Steam downloads enabled, your update will install automatically. The approximate download size of this update is around
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