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Milviz Confirms Prepar3D V5 Upgrade Pricing

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We already announced a few days ago that developer Military Visualizations is indeed planning on bringing their products to Prepar3D v5, but at a cost. At the time, the specifics of the upgrade pricing were yet unknown, but Milviz has now taken to Facebook to provide more details on their upgrade pricing. In their post, they specify three different upgrade paths.

To begin, every purchase that has been made in the last 6 months will be eligible for a free upgrade. This is including recent releases such as the MD530PBR and the popular KA350i.

Products outside of this window that have been purchased through Milviz’ own website are subject to a $10 fee per product. However, if you have bought more than 5 products, the upgrade fee will be capped at $50.

Products purchased outside of Milviz’ own website will be subject to a $15 fee. The team did not specifically state if there will also be a price cap in place here.

It should be noted that Milviz is currently waiting until Hotfix 2 for Prepar3D v5 is released before they will start porting products over.

 

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Military Visualizations Confirms Chargeable Prepar3D v5 Upgrade Plans

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Despite Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 releasing a few months back, some developers have yet to indeed confirm its upgrade plans for its products. One developer that applies to is Military Visualizations, who has today confirmed their plans.  Posting earlier today on Facebook, the team confirmed that once Hotfix 2 is available for Prepar3D v5, then they can begin porting aircraft and
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[Update: Released] JustSim Rhodes Receiving New Update

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It appears the upgrade has been released via simMarket. You can get the update from simMarket now. As with other JustSim products, the update does come at a price. For previous owners, you can upgrade for €5.00. If you don't own the scenery already, you can buy version 2  for €16.80 at simMarket. All prices exclude VAT. Thanks to Scott
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Laminar Research Shares New Information Regarding Vulkan Upgrade

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The developer of X-Plane, Laminar Research has been working hard to deliver major upgrades to integrate the Vulkan Application Programming Interface. Laminar Research has taken to their Facebook page to show two comparable graphs that detail the performance differences in terms of FPS that the new Vulkan system will bring to X-Plane. OpenGL in simple terms is a way of rendering
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Magknight B787-9 Aviator Edition Released

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The Magknight B787-9 project has been in active development for some time, and despite the initial low-cost price point, the aircraft add-on has divided the X-Plane community on just whether this plane is something that should be in everybody's hangar, and this seemed to be due to texturing and avionics related gripes. These may have now been resolved, however, with
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Dreamfoil Creations EMB-110 Bandeirante v3 Released

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Dreamfoil Creations has released version 3 of their Embraer 110 Bandeirante, which most notably brings X-Plane 11 compatibility to the Brazilian regional prop.

The complete overhaul of the aircraft brings many new features, along with VR compatibility, new PBR textures inside and out, and an improved flight model for X-Plane 11. Additionally, the 3D model has been reworked, along with the visuals to bring it to life. Users can expect realistic 3D night lights throughout the interior, new exterior object, prop disc effects with a 3D hologram, and fully animated and articulated sun visors.

Not only has Dreamfoil worked on the visuals, but the interactivity with the aircraft will enhance every flight through the use of SmartMenu technology. SmartMenu technology enables clickable external areas that trigger certain events – for example; clicking the fuel inlet will pop up a refuelling menu, while opening the cargo doors will allow the user to change loads and balances. The menu on the nose of the aircraft will allow placement and removal of items such as GPU, chocks, pitot covers, engine covers and tail stand. Furthermore, users can alter aircraft settings on the fly without needing to restart the sim or reload the aircraft.

The sounds within the aircraft have also been improved, with Dreamfoil going so far as to simulate the proper airflow from the aircraft’s air conditioning system. This is on top of the 3D directional sounds throughout the plane, with over 50 individual sounds modelled right down to switches, buttons and circuit breakers, plus interior and exterior engine sound.

Users who are ready to jump into this regional prop for the first time can pick it up from the X-Plane.org store for $29.95, while existing users of the X-Plane 10 version can upgrade for only $19.95 (through the use of a coupon code found on your original purchase invoice).

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Orbx DVD Crossgrade Licence Available from October 1st

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Since the introduction of Orbx's FTX Central V3, many fans have been left waiting to know what the outcome for those who purchased DVDs will be for transferring their licenses across. It has taken longer than Orbx would've liked, but finally, they're able to confirm that from October 1st 2017, you'll be able to put these licenses into FTX Central 3.
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Orbx Will NOT Be Charging for Upgrades to Prepar3d V4

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Prepar3d V4 rumours and information have been rife lately, and today, Orbx CEO John Venema adds to that. Based on his previous statements , Orbx have today announced that there will be NO UPGRADE FEE for when Prepar3d v4 is released. This is excellent news as many people have been worried that the new version, likely to be 64-bit, will mean
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Drzewiecki Design Releases Polish Airports vol.1 X Version 4

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Drzewiecki Design have today released an update for their Polish Airports vol.1 X, which brings with it numerous updates to the airports, the local terrain, as well as compatibility for Preapr3 v3. Included airports are EPGD Gdańsk EPKT Katowice EPRZ Rzeszów (including EPRJ) EPLB Lublin (including EPSW) With a new lighting system, SODE support, as well as automatic season adjustments,
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64Bit P3D “On The Horizon”

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  It's been mentioned many times that Prepar3d will soon go 64bit. After all, this is the future for flight simulator. PMDG's Randazzo has mentioned it, Orbx have said it'll happen soon and now Toposim are claiming it's "on the horizon." Toposim have even began to detail their upgrade policy in light of their source of information, stating  customers will be
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