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Orbx Announces First Products to come to Microsoft Flight Simulator
Posted: 09/08/2020 21:52:22


Broken through a lengthy post on the Orbx Forums, Orbx has shared the news on the first of their vast product lineup to be hitting the latest Flight Simulator on the market. Orbx is highly commended within the flight simulation community for their vast series of products ranging from regional and global autogen replacements, airports and their True Earth series, although many enthusiasts doubt the future of this series in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.




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Verticalsim Studios VStates
Posted: 06/08/2020 16:16:21


Verticalsim Studios VStates is an X-Plane Orthos product, whcih covers most of the united states where ORBX does not. Although it is free to download, users are encouraged to make a donation. Verticalsim Studios also produce highly competatively priced commercial airport scenery. Check out their web site using the link below.




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Will My Old P3D Addon Work With P3D Version 5?
Posted: 06/08/2020 08:47:05


The team at FSElite maintain a list of addons for P3D that have been tested against V5. For those still yet to make the choice to upgrade or not, a quick look at this section will let you know if your addons are ready.




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Big Tire Productions Previews Kitfox in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Posted: 05/08/2020 17:28:26


Aircraft developer Big Tire Productions has announced that their Kitfox will be available for Microsoft Flight Simulator as soon as the simulator launches. Writing to the x-plane.org forum, the developer wrote that the Flight Simulator version will be available free of charge for all existing users of the X-Plane version on the simulator’s release day, about two weeks from now. Ironically, existing customers can download the Flight Simulator version through x-plane.org which is exclusively for X-Plane content, though Big Tire Productions cites convenience as the reason behind this further down in the thread.




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SimCoders Releases a REP for the Just Flight Piper Arrow III
Posted: 05/08/2020 17:25:45


SimCoders have just released their latest Reality Expansion Pack for the non-turbocharged Just Flight Piper Arrow III, an add-on that mainly praises itself on enhancing flight dynamics.




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MilViz Previews Their Aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Posted: 05/08/2020 17:22:49


Military Visualizations, a popular developer for P3D, not so much for X-Plane, has previewed its aircraft in development for Microsoft Flight Simulator on their FB page. The pictures showcased the T-50 Bobcat, 737-200, and 310R in various stages of flight, though only the cockpit of the 737 is shown. Further information regarding the aircrafts has not yet been disclosed and how they differ from their P3D counterpart is still unknown.




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Microsft Flight Simulator VR Support
Posted: 04/08/2020 23:09:54


Update (July 30th, 2020): Microsoft today announced in a blog post that official VR support for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator will arrive as a free update to the base game sometime this fall with the release of HP Reverb G2. Eurogamer reports that HP Reverb G2 will be the first VR headset supported by the game. “We’re starting with them,” Microsoft’s head of Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann told Eurogamer, “There’s some extra work to be done for some of the others. I mean, we’re going to bring it to all the devices – all the common ones. It’s just going to take a few more months after that.”




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Helipads for P3D and X-Plane
Posted: 04/08/2020 23:02:48


Whilst not the largest repository of scenery, the Charity Scenery Project offers something fairly unique. The opportunity to support charity while purchasing HeliPad scenery, and they will only charge £1.00 per Helipad. As mentioned it is not a vast collection, in fact £7.00 currently buys the complete library, and they are not fast in producing new airports. But the quality of the scenery is excelent and brings new helipads into the simulator that are not included as standard, for example The Royal London Hospital.




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Orbx Announces TrueEarth Balearic Islands for XP
Posted: 04/08/2020 09:50:30


Orbx has announced on their forums that their next TrueEarth region for X-Plane would be off the coast of Spain, in the Balearic Islands. The Balearic islands are a major touristic site of Spain, welcoming more than 16 million visitors each year. The scenery will be fully integrated starting with a highly precise light detection and ranging (LIDAR) mesh, reworked aerial photography, dedicated autogen and vegetation as well as custom points of interest.




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Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date and Pricing Confirmed
Posted: 13/07/2020 14:11:57


Microsoft has confirmed that their all-new Microsoft Flight Simulator will release on Tuesday, August 18th 2020. Along with the confirmed release date for the all-new simulator, pricing and various editions have also been confirmed.




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PMDG Updates 747-400/8 QOTSII & 737 NGXu
Posted: 06/07/2020 10:53:52


PMDG has done a double-take just in time for the weekend, with an update to their 747-400/8 QOTSII series and their 737 NGXu series. While the 747 update does not bring any new features, the spotlight is stolen by the 737NGXu series, as PMDG have updated the aircraft to now be officially compatible with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v5. In the update posted on the PMDG Forums.




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Aerosoft Updates CRJ Professional for P3D V5
Posted: 02/07/2020 17:15:42


Aerosoft released an update for the CRJ Professional Series to version 2.2.0.0 (Service Pack 1). The update brings with it many necessary features such as new models, new modeling, updated systems, optional vertical navigation, all-new graphics using PBR, and an Electronic Flight Bag with support for charts, checklists, and calculations.




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Thrustmaster Announces TCA Flight Sim Product Range Airbus Edition
Posted: 18/06/2020 10:43:02


Thrustmaster has today announced they are bringing a range of civilian flight simulation products to market this summer, all of which are officially licensed by Airbus. With 30 years of experience in the market, this is the first time Thrustmaster has stepped into the ring to provide flight simmers with specific civilian hardware. These all integrate perfectly with all current and future simulators including X-Plane 11 and Microsoft Flight Simulator.




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FlightFactor Releases Airport Visual System V2
Posted: 16/06/2020 16:32:14


This OANS light system gives the user basic functionalities with an easy to use interface and interactive map. The plugin has the ability to build and optimize taxi routes interactively, as well as show all ground movements on an accurate moving map of the current airport including holding points, aprons, runways and other helpful airfield data. Multi-monitor support is built-in which allows you to use AVS in a pop-out window.




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Orbx Global Vector Released for Prepar3D V5
Posted: 05/06/2020 17:54:25


Orbx has released one of their popular ‘Global’ add-ons, Vector, for Prepar3D v5. Global Vector for P3Dv5 is completely new build, based on VECTOR for older version of P3D and FSX. Orbx has changed a few things in the new product, even though it’s still using the same data under the hood. According to Orbx, the features of Global Vector are now more configurable, and the add-on also uses custom road and shoreline textures to integrate better with other Global products.




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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update
Posted: 15/05/2020 16:38:02


Ths biggest new this update is that the latest Alpha build, version 1.3.9.0, has been released to the Alpha team. Included with this update is the Boeing 747-8i. Microsoft has said right away that they are aware this plane still has some issues, like the stall speed being off, not all of the systems are finished, and some graphical issues, but the team is ready to get it into the hands of testers.




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Orbx Reveals TrueEarth Southern California for X-Plane
Posted: 07/05/2020 11:04:32


Orbx launches back into the spotlight with the release of TrueEarth Southern California previews, motioning that the product is very close to release. The most anticipated TrueEarth US region, the product represents the best of the team's region based scenery technologies.




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Flight Sim 2020 Show Cancelled
Posted: 05/05/2020 16:36:55


Just Flight, the organiser and host of Flight Sim - a weekend event held at the RAF Museum Cosford in October since 2019 - has announced it will not proceed with the event this year. The early decision comes on the same day the COVID-19 death toll in the United Kingdom rose to become the highest in Europe, where the event takes place.




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TFDi Design Announces the MD-11
Posted: 05/05/2020 16:28:49


At the moment, TFDi are planning on releasing this aircraft for Prepar3D v4 and v5. They have said that in the future, there is a possibility a modified version of the MD-11 will be released for older sim platforms like FSX, FSX:SE, and Prepar3D v1-3. No official commitment was made on Microsoft Flight Simulator, but TFDi will be monitoring the development of the sim and have said they will do their best to support it.




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PILOT’S FS Global Real Weather Prepar3D v5 Edition Now Available
Posted: 27/04/2020 15:33:07


PILOT’S has released their FS Global Real Weather add-on for Prepar3D v5. The all-new utility will inject real-world weather into the simulator. This means weather such as upper and lower winds, various cloud types, turbulence, icing and more can be injected into the sim in real-time.




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