Browsing: Other Simulations

Jose Pena of PRE-Flight reports they have released another free add-on model for their RC sim, the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel. “………  The Focke-Wulf Triebflugel’s tailsitter design coupled with the ramjet-powered rotor made it one of the most unique aircraft ever concieved. It had only reached wind-tunnel testing when the allied forces put an end to its development – no flying prototype was ever built…..”.

RealScenery announces “……. the release of all new scenery covering the entire State of Florida, USA! The new Florida scenery is available as two separate scenery packages for X-Plane 8 & 9, North Florida and South Florida. This is a scenery extension to X-Plane and allows you to fly over the actual terrain for a realistic flying experience. The new Florida scenery also supports the new “texture paging” capabilities of X-Plane 9.2 offering great performance for custom scenery!…..”.

Exciting Simulations reports that “…….The Space Shuttle Mission 2007 new Demo has been released. The new demo includes full support for the Vuzix iWear VR920 Stereoscopic HMD and the latest optimized code which will be part of the upcoming 2.XX Service Pack. Now you can check the performance increase before the Service Pack is released….”.

Exciting Simulations reports “……. The Space Shuttle Mission 2007 upcoming Service Pack adds a new mission, new features, but most significantly, it brings with it a major increase in performance. Space Shuttle Mission 2007 hardware requirements are already pocket-friendly, but the development team has felt that it can squeeze more performance and gain some reserve for future features…..”.

Austin Meyers, the author of X-plane, reports that he released a new Beta Version of his program; X-plane 9.20 Beta 2. More information can be obtained here. According to Austin the ‘new’ stuff consists mostly of ‘boring bug-fixes’ and he’s provided a list below.

Exciting Simulations, the builders of the Space Shuttle Sim SSM2007, report they are “….. pleased to report that Space Shuttle Mission 2007 now supports the Vuzix iWear VR920 Virtual Reality head-tracking stereoscopic goggles. While requiring modern and reasonably powerful hardware to run well, the unbelievable stereoscopic immersion, image quality and head-tracking are especially effective in the Space Shuttle 3D Virtual Cockpit, during rendezvous, docking, landing and of course during Extra Vehicular Activities (space walks) where the feeling of being there, working on the ISS is close to none.

Exciting Simulations “……is pleased to report that it has begun the development for including Space Shuttle Mission 2007 support for the Vuzix head-tracking stereoscopic goggles. Initial tests show that the stereoscopic effect and head-tracking is especially effective in the 3D Virtual Cockpit, during rendezvous, docking, landing and of course during space walks.

In a press release 505 Games reports that they’ll ” …. be bringing 1C Publishing’s IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey to the console market for the first time. Developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PS3, DiP Interactive for Nintendo DS and DYNAMICSYSTEMS for PSP, the game takes place during the greatest aerial battles of all time (discounting Pterosaurs) and boasts the most realistic landscapes and aircraft seen in any flight sim. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey will be published by 505 Games under the 1C Label and is due for a 2009 release……”.

Exciting Solutions reports that “…….Ground School is open for all those Astronaut Candidates who want to learn and study various aspects of the Space Shuttle operations with Space Shuttle Mission 2007. Currently the Ground School features various tutorials, detailed checklists and some very detailed Training Videos for RMS operations, on-orbit rendezvous  (with the ISS, satellites, etc.) and of course ISS docking.

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