Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sikorsky S-92 for X-Plane Virtual Cockpit Renders

Virtual cockpit development renders have been posted from the Sikorsky S-92 project for X-Plane.

UK2000 Cumbernauld Airport (EGPG) Announcement and Previews

Garry Summons from UK2000 has announced Cumbernauld Xtreme Airport (EGPG) for FSX and FS2004.

EADT x737 for X-Plane Version 4.3.1 Patch Released

The European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) has released patch 4.3.1 to the x737 for X-Plane. EADT Website

The Airport Guys - Myrtle Beach Intl. Airport (KMYR) - First Renders

The Airport Guys have posted the first development renders from Myrtle Beach International Airport (KMYR) for FSX.

New Antonov An-28 for FSX Development Pictures

New development pictures have been posted from the Antonov An-28 project for FSX.

Another QualityWings BAe146/Avro RJ Sneak Peek

QualityWings has posted another sneak peek from the virtual cockpit of the BAe146/Avro RJ for FSX and FS2004.

TSS Boeing 737 CFM56-3B HD Sound Package Preview Video

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted another preview video from the Boeing 737 CFM56-3B HD Sound Package.

Orbx Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS) - Finishing Touches

Orbx is putting the finishing touches on the soon to be released Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS) for FSX.

Freeware Dassault Rafale M for FSX Beta 2.1

The freeware Dassault Rafale M for FSX Beta 2.1 is now available. Direct Download Link

Flylogic St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (LSZR) Announced

Flylogic has announced development of St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (LSZR) for FSX.

Cera Simaircraft Bell 222 Official Trailer

Cera Simaircraft has released the officilal trailer to the Bell 222 for FSX. View at YouTube.

Active Sky Evolution Beta Build 649 Available

HiFi Technologies has released beta build 649 of Active Sky Evolution for FSX and FS2004.

Revision log:
- Improved performance of DWC write for better wind control.

- Increased speed of DWC write for quicker wind, visibility, pressure and temperature smoothing changes, which should avoid “lagging” ambient conditions when making quick descents to landing.
- Fixed problem with occasional SimConnect Exception errors in DWC mode
- Improved surface wind interpolation in low-density areas
- Updated VATSIM status server URL, re-enabling VATSIM injected METARs for Departure and Destination.

Dreamfoil Creations Robinson R22 - Two More Teasers

Dreamfoil Creations has posted two more preview screenshots from the Robinson R22 for X-Plane.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Take On Helicopters - More Info and Features List

The developers of Take On Helicopters have posted more information and the features list from the upcoming simulator.

TropicalSim Cibao Intl. Airport (MDST) Released

TropicalSim has released Cibao International Airport (MDST) for FSX and FS2004. Purchase at SimMarket.

Highly detailed Cibao Intl' Airport / MDST
Photoscenery surrounding the airport area with night lighting and autogen
Coastline remade for the whole island
Custom landclass and roads
FS9 version compatible with default and add-on FS9 scenery
FSX version compatible with default and add-on FSX scenery
Compatible with add-on AI traffic
Usage of FS9 SDK for the FS9 version for best performance
Usage of FSX SDK for the FSX version for best performance

Onet Valley - Yangon Intl. Airport (VYYY) for FSX

Onet Valley has released Yangon Intl. Airport (VYYY) for FSX. Now available to purchase at SimMarket.

Fully GMAX model detail texture and gound polygon
Main terminal and concourses
Fully detail jetways and bridge to concourse.
Custom made lines, taxiway and taxi lights
Custom Gmax ground texture
Extremely detailed taxiways and runways.

P.I.S. Tonga - 3 Domestic Airport Extensions - Released

Pacific Islands Simulation has released the Kingdom of Tonga - 3 Domestic Airport Extensions for FSX.

Accurate terminal buildings;
Photoreal coverage of all three islands
Custom runway and ground/apron textured polygons;
Custom vegetation and objects;
3D grass
Upgraded terrain mesh for the airport area;
Complete hand-textured coloration of land and waterclass;
Night lighting and effects;
15/30/60cm/pixel photoreal texture;
Framerate-friendly (including full autogen enhancements for framerate fluidity using SDK annotator). This means all sliders to the right with very minimal fps impact;
Runway and apron/tarmac markings;
MyTrafficX compatible for real-world schedules and airline liveries that frequent the Tongan islands;
76m or higher resolution terrain mesh compatible.
....and more.

Pacific Islands Simulation Tonga Version 2 Now Available

Pacific Islands Simulation has released Tonga - Fua'amotu Intl. Airport (NFTF) version 2 for FSX. Available at SimMarket.

What's revised in version 2:
Altered photoreal waterclass to render proper color shades at northwestern end of Tongatapu Island.
Brighten photoreal waterclass along shorelines
Added wave effects to shoreline
Removed default lights causing aircraft "sinking" effect at domestic terminal area. Replaced with custom lights.
Removed flickering building at domestic terminal area.

Freeware Updated Ilyushin IL-12 for FS2004

An updated version of the freeware Ilyushin IL-12 for FS2004 is now available to download at AVSIMrus.

San Pedro de Atacama (SCPE) Previews

More preview images have been posted from the San Pedro de Atacama (SCPE) project for FSX and FS2004.

High Resolution Gound Textures, Runway, Apron
Baked Textures, very rare in FS9
Accurate Vegetation
Car Traffic
Satellite picture as Ground Polygon
AI-Traffic Pack + AFCAD
Compatibility for Ground Environment, FSGlobal

G.E. (Google Earth) Flight Simulator Version 0.7 Released

Free G.E. (Google Earth) Flight Simulator has been updated to version 0.7. More information at G.E. Flight Simulator.

- more realistic flight model based on thin airfoil theory (aka. lifting-line theory)
- adjusted all aircraft configuration for a more realistic behavior
- introduction of the "time slider" to set time of the day (enable it from the Weather Option panel)
- added Airbus A380
- added Sukhoi Su-35
- multiplayer has been rewritten (performance) (Reverted: needs more tweaking)
- 3D scene-graph has been rewritten (performance)
- new hosting
- new default airport: LAX
- bug fixes

New Orbx Alice Springs Airport (YBAS) Preview Images

Orbx has posted new preview images from the upcoming Alice Springs Airport (YBAS) scenery for FSX.

Orbx Anacortes Airport (74S) - Various Previews

Orbx has posted various preview pictures from the upcoming Anacortes Airport (74S) for FSX.

FSDreamTeam Los Angeles (KLAX) - First FS2004 Screenshot

FSDreamTeam has posted the first preview screenshot from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (KLAX) for FS2004.

First VFR Airfields Austria X Screenshots

Fabjo has posted the first screenshots from the upcoming freeware VFR Airfields Austria X scenery for FSX.

PMDG Boeing 737NGX SP1 Schedule Changes

Robert S. Randazzo from PMDG has announced delays on SP1 and the 600/700 variants of the Boeing 737NGX for FSX.

Freeware Akesoft Foronda-X Airport (LEVT) for FSX and FS2004

Akesoft has released the long-awaited freeware Foronda-X Airport (LEVT) for FSX and FS2004.

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (ZLXY) Previews

The first preview pictures from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (ZLXY) have been posted in the AI-China Forums.

Aerosoft 20th Anniversary Sale

Aerosoft is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering 20% off most products. Valid 30th September to 7th October 2011.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

JRollon Canadair CRJ-200 Version 1.20 Update Released

JRollon has updated the Bombardier Canadair CRJ-200 for X-Plane to version 1.20. Details in the JRollon Forums.

-Added sounds from Turbine Sound Studios to the CRJ200.
-Added custom sounds for Master Warning and Master Caution (introduction to sound plugin. More to come in future updates)
-Corrected Navigation Display projection to work with legs crossing the 180 meridian
-Corrected insertion of missed approach waypoints, fixing a potential issue when the missed approach and the approach    transition 

 contain the same waypoint
-Corrected calculation of remaining distance to not include missed approach
-Fixed crash when selecting a new SID without re-selecting runway
-Corrected insertion of RNAV approach transitions that do not depend on STARs
-Corrected APU fuel consumption (didn't use any fuel before) and inhibit APU start when fuel in feeder tank is insufficient.
-Small fixes to improve stability, fixed some issues that could cause X-Plane to freeze
-MAC only: transition to a new compiler and SDK, improving overall fluidity by better optimizations. 

 These optimizations require at least OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard to work.

Eiresim London Luton (EGGW) for FSX - Now at SimMarket

Eiresim London Luton Airport (EGGW) for FSX is now also available to purchase at SimMarket.

A_A Sceneries Samui Intl. Aiport (VTSM) for FSX Released

A_A Sceneries has released Samui International Aiport (VTSM) for FSX. Details and purchase at SimMarket.

-High detail photoscenery with 60 cm/pixel (higher than this is not available in Thailand.)
-Ground poly of the runway and taxiways with high detail custom made textures. FSX native material is used 

  to have rain effect (water reflection), and bump mapping.
-Almost all the buildings in the airports have been modeled to detail including: check-in buildings, parking lots 

  with cars that available in Thailand, shopping mall, terminal and the detail inside.
-Service vehicles in parking ramps.
-Surrounding of the airport including the temple of Big Buddha, Pier for ferry to Koh Phangan, Wat Hau Juk on the top 

  of the hill near the landing of runway 35.
-The entire island shoreline has been corrected and landclass has been added.
-Surat Thani mainland shoreline has been corrected and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park has been built. 

  So you can fly to see their beauty of the nearby islands.

Skysoft Simulations Luzhou Lantian Airport (ZULZ) 2011 Update

Skysoft Simulations Luzhou Lantian Airport (ZULZ) 2011 for FS2004 has been updated to version 1.01. AVSIMrus

Added details on terminal.
Changed some textures.

IRIS Silence Twister - Beta Test Video

IRIS Flight Simulation Software has posted a beta test video from the upcoming Silence Twister for FSX.

A Few More Orbx Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS) Previews

Orbx has posted a few more preview pictures from the soon to be released Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS) for FSX.

Orbx Fall City Airport (1WA6) Version 1.1 Patch Available

Orbx has released patch version 1.1 to Fall City Airport (1WA6) for FSX. Available at the Orbx Support Website.

New Content:
- Added denser NatureFlow grass and trees (can be disabled from CP)
- New PeopleFlow skins for mechanic and old man
- Added some AI traffic C172s doing TNGs
- Updates to the 60cm photoreal imagery
- Updates to the autogen annotation
- Other minor improvements and tweaks
- Removed the aircraft crash bug from the ground poly

Baja Sim - La Paz, Baja California Sur (MMLP) Night Previews

Baja Sim has posted nighttime screenshots from the La Paz, Baja California Sur (MMLP) scenery for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Viña Del Mar Airport (SCVM) for FSX

Orlando Veas has released the freeware Viña Del Mar Airport (SCVM) for FSX. Download at AVSIM.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Milan VFR Preview Screenshots

Andrea Bertolucci has posted new preview screenshots from the Milan VFR 2010 scenery project for FS2004.

Skysoft Simulation Hefei Luogang Intl. Airport (ZSOF) Released

Skysoft Simulation has released the freeware Hefei Luogang International Airport (ZSOF) for FS2004.  AVSIMrus

Blueprint Simulations - Ezeiza Intl. Airport (SAEZ) Version 2

Blueprint Simulations has released version 2 of Ezeiza International Airport (SAEZ) for FSX and FS2004.

New Aerosoft Digital Aviation CRJ Preview Pictures

Aerosoft has posted new preview pictures from the Digital Aviation Bombardier CRJ700 for FSX.

Aerosoft Corfu X (LGKR) Version 1.10 Now Available

Aerosoft has updated Corfu X (LGKR) for FSX to version 1.10. View Product Page.

-Performance enhancements
-Fixed colour coding of taxi lights
-Fixed helipad and apron crashes
-Introduced 'non-crashable' grass
-Fixed ocassional ground disappearing problem

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations Embraer EMB120 Brasilia V1.1

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations (ERS) has updated the freeware Embraer EMB120 Brasilia for FSX to version 1.1.

Landing light beams are now closer to the aircraft then the original release
Normal (bump) maps has correct alpha channel
Specular maps redone
Adjusted contact points
New Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations livery added
New thumbnails
Default Beechcraft KingAir 350 virtual cockpit and related textures added
New camera views

The Airport Guys - Triangle North Executive Airport (KLHZ) for FSX

The Airport Guys have released Triangle North Executive Airport (KLHZ) for FSX.  The Flightsim Store  -  FS Pilot Shop

Features of the Scenery:
Custom models and textures for all structures on and near the airport
Ultra hi-resolution satellite imagery that has been color corrected for seasonal changes
Custom apron/taxiway poly
Custom taxiway signage and navaids, along with modeled MALSR approach lights
Custom fencing
Terrain has been edited for realism, such as the hill on approach to runway 5
Minimal frame-rate impact

Carenado F33 Bonanza for X-Plane Released

Carenado has released the Beechcraft F33 Bonanza for X-Plane. Details at the Carenado Website.

Polygon optimized model.
KFC150 Autopilot
Original HQ digital stereo sounds (22.05 KHz) recorded from the original aircraft
IFR certification
Interactive virtual cockpit
Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels
Animated sections such as: doors, sun visor and copilot seat
Realistic lights: Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights.
Realistic light effects on gauges
3D modeled pilot and cockpit area.
Many details as: pitot, antennas, chocks, pitot cover, baggage area.
Realistic textures and original paint designs.
Realistic light effects on gauges.
Similar behavior compared to the real airplane
Real weight and balance.
Separate switches for instruments lights and dome light
Toggle yoke at VC
Nightlight effects on panel