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RDPresets Releases Autogen v1.0

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After the announcement from RDPresets just a few days ago, the team has released their Autogen v1.0 product. The new product, from the team who has previously worked on GSX configs, TomatoShade profiles and other products, looks to change the global look of your simulator in a single package.

The RDPresets Autogen package will update each autogen building within Prepar3D V4 and give them a new look and feel all with ultra-high resolution sheets. All of the buildings included are region specific and delivered in 4K resolution, with lower resolutions available for those that don’t have as powerful systems. According to the developers, it will have “no performance impact.”

You can buy the RDPresets Autogen package for €12,49 direct from their website.

RDPresets Autogen V1 Feature List

  • Modern style autogen building textures
  • High quality custom made building textures, and with the ability to choose the resolution you prefer (4K, 2K or 1K)
  • Area suiting autogen depending where you are in the world
  • Custom sky scraper textures in big cities for the best skyline experience
  • New roofs textures for a great look from above
  • No performance impact!
  • Regular updates
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Aerosoft Maastricht-Aachen Updated to v1.0.1.0

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Aerosoft has released an incremental patch (v1.0.1.0) for their Maastricht-Aachen scenery for Prepar3D v4. This patch includes many minor fixes for the scenery, as well as new textures, effects, lights, and rain. The full list of changes is listed in the changelog below. Furthermore, Aerosoft issued a minor patch (v1.0.5.0) for their Cologne/Bonn scenery, fixing incompatibility with FSaerodata. Maastricht-Aachen Changelog
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Ultra Weather XP v2.5 Cloud Art Previewed

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The developer behind Ultra Weather XP - the environmental improvement plug-in for X-Plane - has previewed the completed cloud and sky art, due to be packaged with the upcoming v2.5 update, though a post to the product's Facebook page and group. This update, which continues to build on the much-loved features of the existing v2.4.x, is expected to bring further
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FSElite Exclusive: Envtex SP2 Previews

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TOGA Projects have kindly provided us with some exclusive Envtex Service Pack 2 information and eye-catching previews to share. Word of SP2 comes nearly two years after the initial release of Envtex which has come a long way in terms of development. Continuing development and providing support for Envtex is really important to the developers. They would like to thank
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Ultra Weather XP v2.3 Released

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The quiet achiever of X-Plane weather add-ons, Ultra Weather XP, has been updated to version 2.3. This free update for existing v2.x license holders brings a number of new features, fixes and improvements to the already well-equipped software.

In a post to the X-Plane.org forum, developer Abdullah Almuntassir introduces the new version as being compatible with X-Plane 11.11+, and any users still on X-Plane 10 will need to remain with version 2.2. Following this, he goes on to list the changes in the latest version.

The interface has seen the addition of new options regarding visibility mist and texture sets – the visibility mist now has the option of Low, Medium and High settings, while the textures (sky, clouds, water) have the ability to be randomised at each launch.
Behind the scenes, there have been some enhancements to what you see based on the current weather data being fed to the sim. The atmosphere now has automatic control added, meaning the horizon size will now change with the visibility mist based on the weather data. In addition to this, overcast conditions will now mean that the terrain looks cloudy from above the clouds.
There have also been some adjustments to the sun’s intensity during morning and afternoon, reducing the brightness of it during these hours, and the ambient sounds will now pause with the sim.
As mentioned, there are a number of fixes to some of the plugin’s behaviour too – one of these being the cloud cutoff which was very noticeable in v2.2. This has now been fixed, as has the erratic shadow in the cockpit.

Graphically, improvements have been made to the ocean waves, cloud sizes and appearance of Stratus cloud types, the gain effect on clouds has been reduced for a more realistic appearance, all of the cloud sets have either been improved or replaced entirely and said clouds have had colour and darkness fixes too. Furthermore, the sun size has been reduced in all of the sky colour sets.

For the full details, as well as a large selection of screenshots showcasing the new-look v2.3, head over to the forum post. Existing owners of v2.x are able to upgrade for free through their point of purchase, and anyone new users who wish to experience this capable weather engine should head to the X-Plane.org store where it can be purchased for $35.

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REX Worldwide Airports HD – Release Imminent

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The recently announced Worldwide Airports HD by REX is about to be released to the public! This addon aims to make your default airports look better (by a lot) by having new, realistic HD textures for the default buildings, objects, runways, hangars, etc. For a full list of features you can head over to their website. Keep an eye on
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