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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update
Posted: 21/02/2020 16:28:18


Microsoft has released a new update on their blog website, with new updates on the Feature Discovery Series, Development Roadmap, and more.




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Unconfirmed: Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Be Available As a Stand-Alone Title
Posted: 12/02/2020 14:24:22


Since the announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator back in June 2019, many have wondered how the flight simulator would be made available to the world. With reliance on AI technology and server-side capability, many have considered that the new simulator will be a subscription-based model. According to a recent interview with Argentinian newspaper La Nacion, it seems that there the new simulator won’t be subscription-based only. The author in the newspaper sat down with Head of Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann in an interview discussing the simulator and what users can expect.




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Just Flight 747 Classic
Posted: 05/02/2020 13:38:45


Just Flight has announced that they have lots of in-development content to share with the community this week. To start off, they shared a range of new previews for the upcoming 747 Classic.




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Orbx TrueEarth US Florida HD
Posted: 31/01/2020 19:10:16


Orbx has been working away at delivering their next TrueEarth scenery, this time US Florida HD. The new region was announced at the end of last year and development/testing has been ongoing since. A range of previews have been shared.




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Zibo 737-800 Updated to Version 3.39
Posted: 17/01/2020 12:26:16


Zibo’s popular freeware aircraft, the 737, was updated to version 3.39 today. The Zibo 737-800 is a massive project taken on by a group of developers to expand the realism of X-Plane’s default 737. Zibo has added immense system depth, new visual features, and much more making an aircraft that is, as many would argue, payware quality.




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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 January Update
Posted: 17/01/2020 09:42:57


Microsoft has updated its blog site, as usual, with a huge amount of new information, screenshots and also a brand new episode of their Feature Discovery Series.




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First Previews of the PMDG NGXu 737 600/700 Expansion
Posted: 15/01/2020 11:54:52


First previews for the upcoming PMDG NGXu 600/700 Expansion.




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X-Europe v4.1 Update Released
Posted: 15/01/2020 11:37:16


simHeaven have released Version 4.1 of X-Europe today bringing a plethora of new features to the already expansive freeware addon. For those unfamiliar with X-Europe, the product uses OSM (Open Street Map) data to accurately draw the infrastructure of Europe using Laminar Research’s default 3D objects. Today's update follows the release of version 4 at the start of the month, addressing many of the bugs present in the major update which rung in the new decade.




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FlightFactor Updates Boeing 757 and 767 for X-Plane 11
Posted: 15/01/2020 11:19:28


The list of changes for the Boeing 767 doesn’t differ much from those for the 757. Both aircraft recently received updates that allow the user to retrofit the aircraft with newer flat display panel screens from IS&S. Other updates shared between the aircraft change how the PFD/ND look with the IRS off, adjustments to how the plan mode is displayed, FDPS related failures, and more. Below is a full change log for both aircraft. The update can be downloaded from the X-Plane.org Store or via X-Updater.




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A Future X-Plane Update Will Focus on Weather, Clouds and Lighting
Posted: 13/01/2020 19:10:29


In an exclusive interview with FSElite, Ben Supnik has confirmed to us that Laminar Research will begin development on overhauling the weather, cloud and lighting engine within the world of X-Plane.




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Orbx TrueEarth US Florida
Posted: 09/01/2020 14:17:44


In the first set TrueEarth US Florida previews since the dawn of 2020, Orbx developer Iain Emms shows us around the city of Miami in his employer's first region-based scenery in the eastern United States.




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X-Plane 11.50 Vulkan~Metal Update
Posted: 27/12/2019 18:30:15


As a Holiday gift, Laminar Research presented the public with an update on X-Plane 11.50 via their developer blog. Lead developer Ben Supnik said a private beta of 11.50 has already been distributed to select 3rd party developers, with a public build said to be available “soon”.




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PMDG Clarifies NG3 Pricing And NGXu Policy
Posted: 10/11/2019 14:02:25


After the also surprising announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator during the 2019 E3, PMDG silently decided to shift the development of the NG3 to the promising new platform. Randazzo explains that Prepar3D v4 and MSFS are “two very very different animals, with very very different capabilities.” The NGXu was decided for release on Prepr3D v4 as a “generational replacement to the 8.5 year old NGX.”. Both products being based on the same core, PMDG decided to give a discount on the NG3 of the amount of the price of the NGXu for those who decide to get the NGXu before 31DEC19 In other words, the NGXu for Prepar3D v4 is available right now for $99.99 USD. Buyers of the NGXu before 31DEC19 will receive a $99.99 USD rebate on their purchase of the NG3 once it is released. Randazzo further explained that the anticipated market price of the NG3 will be $139.99 USD. Customers who buy the NGXu before year end will be able to purchase the NG3 for an additional fee of $40.00 USD, and will own both products.




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PMDG Releases 737NGXu Base Package for Prepar3D V4
Posted: 08/11/2019 10:42:45


This is a brand new aircraft built from the ground-up to take advantage of many improvements in PMDG’s code-base and technology and brings a wealth of new features and changes. The PMDG 737NGXu features an all-new system simulation, enhanced flight physics, high-resolution cockpit displays and also plenty of new equipment options within the cockpit




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TrueEarth US Northern California
Posted: 31/10/2019 14:20:03


As with TrueEarth US Oregon, Northern California will be available in two packs; SD and HD. Both versions will feature the same amount of coverage, but the HD version will display the ground imagery will be as high as 1m/px, whereas the SD version will be 2m/px. This results in a smaller download/install size, but also still good quality to explore the region with.




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JennaSoft London Gatwick Airport Now Available
Posted: 27/10/2019 16:36:06


London Gatwick Airport for Prepar3D and FSX via simMarket. The airport has been in development for some time and is the most up-to-date version of the airport released for FSX/P3D.




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Orbx Formally Previews TerraFlora for X-Plane 11
Posted: 23/10/2019 15:42:08


The new add-on from ORBX will enhance your X-Plane experience on a Global level by replacing all autogen trees. The tree replacement software will give a range of new high-quality texturing throughout the world, including a range of vegetation types to fit in the regions and landclass nearby.




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Little Navmap 2.4.4 Update Released
Posted: 21/10/2019 08:56:11


This update brings a lot of new features to Little Navmap. Among them are a permanent aircraft performance collection, the wind aloft forecast, a complete rework of the logbook and the ability for users to create final approach vertical guidance such as ILS glide slopes at any airport. The entire change log is huge and can be found here. You will find below the most notable changes for version 2.4.4.




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X-Plane 11.35 Released
Posted: 29/07/2019 20:33:30


The update contains another batch of gateway airports; updated fuel, bleed and APU systems; FMOD sound sets for the default 737 and C90B; landmarks for Washington, D.C and New York; and several other new features, as well as bug fixes in the betas.




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Orbx Announces Innsbruck for X-Plane 11
Posted: 24/07/2019 21:35:13


After 18 months of hard work, Orbx has unveiled an X-Plane rendition for what is probably their best scenery to date: Innsbruck (LOWI) airport. This airport, of course, needs no introduction. Orbx has previously released this airport for Prepar3D and Aerofly FS2 and the result of this was absolutely breathtaking. It’s one of our favourite and highest rated sceneries.




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