The image above shows Johannesburg International (FAJS), but that’s far from the only airport release from NMG Trading today, as they have also made three others available – Cape Town (FACT), King Shaka (FALE) and Lanseria (FALA). Each of the airports comes as a single installer supporting three different developers’ sim platforms – Microsoft FSX, Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D and Laminar Research X-Plane 10. All of the airports comes with the same feature list; highly detailed buildings, accurate layouts and airport/runway lighting, so rather than going into detail on each one, please visit the relevant pages by clicking on the following airport…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfioHiV3Q6E The Greek island of Crete has a pretty impressive history. Right through from ancient times it has been a hub of commerce and trade, which today is partly facilitated by the Nikos Kazantzakis airport, serving the city of Heraklion. Aerosoft have now released this airport as an add-on for FSX and Prepar3D, developed by FSDG and with the possibly now to be expected level of detail. The features include photorealistic ground coverage of both the airport and Heraklion itself, with detailed structures, lighting and brought to life by AES Lite, with more detail unlocked for a single credit in…
Tropicalsim’s popular Rio de Janeiro scenery has been remade using new techniques and methods for 2012, covering not only Rio de Janeiro Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport, but also significant amounts of the surrounding area, including photoreal ground textures with autogen and night lighting. The airport itself retains the custom buildings and structures of the earlier version but is built with SP2 SDK and standards, resulting in a lower resource usage compared to its predecessor. More screenshots and purchase information can be found by visiting the product page.
With my little knowledge in 3D virtual environments, I totally agree that realistic lights can balance limited complexity 3D models and even textures. In a 3D Studio max rendering, the volumetric lights can change a regular scene to a photorealistic one. Beetle Print sells ExperienceX Night Lights for FSX and Prepar3d, bringing 3D lights just everywhere : highways, roads, cities, little towns.. and there’s “a friendly interface is easy to configure the product according to your needs.” The first customers review seem to report positive feedback.
Lionheart’s Diamond DA-40 XLS for FSX and P3D is a modern four-seat touring aircraft featuring a G1000 MFD, which has been tweaked beyond the default to include additional functionality and features. That’s not all, from backlit gauges, through removable wheel pants, foldable rear seats to visible wing flex, the aircraft has been modelled to a high degree of precision for you to enjoy in either simulator platform. Full detail, screenshots and purchase information can be found here.
FSUIPC module got updated to version 4.84. FS2004 users are not affected as the version 4 is only compatible with FSX, Prepar3D and ESP. The download link hasn’t changed it’s still at http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html.
Saturday 14th July saw the release of version 188.8.131.52 of Multi Crew Experience which, as the name suggests, allows FS9, FSX and P3D users the option of being accompanied by an AI crew member in the cockpit of a number of popular aircraft add-ons. The latest release of the package brings two recorder voice sets and support for the Wilco/FeelThere ERJ 135 and 145 aircraft, to add to the features list. Full details of what is included can be found on the download page of the MCE website and a demo is also available for potential users to try before…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm9LzEX_3Ko Pacific Islands Simulaton have also added Prepar3D support to their catalogue, with a new version of their Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in China being released for the simulator. As you might guess, the features lis for the P3D version is identical to the recently released FSX incarnation of the package, but given the different registry and file structure requirements, they have chosen to release it as an independent installer. Full details of the Prepar3D release can be found here.
Aerobatic and agricultural aircraft designers Alabeo have announced support for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D simulator as standard within their installers. According to a Press Release received today, all of the previously FSX-only installers have been updated, so if you are a previous customer who purchased through simMarket, simply log into your account and redownload to get new installers that will work with both platform. Please note, however, that no other updates are stated as included, so if you don’t need P3D installation sets, you don’t need to redownload.
Flysimware have released a version of their Cessna 195 2012 package , rebranded and set up for use with Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. The package is basically identical to that already available for FSX, but although th majority of the sims is next to identical, the differences can occasionally cause problems – particularly where file paths and registry entries are concerned. Therefore, if you are a P3D pilot who would like to fly in this stylish five-seat postwar business aircraft, take a look here.