SkyForce 3D Hotfix 1 Released

The REX team has just released Hotfix 1 for their newly released SkyForce 3D!

There were various fixes including:

  • Registration issues
  • .NET Framework errors with cloud model sync & weather engines 
  • PFPX export .NET framework error
  • A mapping issue

The update can be found on the REX website under your account information. 
For installation instructions, please click here!

FlightSimExpo Opens Partner Registration

 

FlightSimExpo seeks speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors to engage with the projected 500-700 attendees who will gather in Las Vegas this June for the conference.

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2018 – FlightSimExpo 2018, a new flight simulation conference taking place the weekend of June 9-10, 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort, has opened registration for conference exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers.

With a variety of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available, there is a partnership opportunity for nearly any aviation or flight simulation organization. “We’ve structured the partnership opportunities to ensure that all companies and organizations—regardless of size—can be involved in this event” said Austin, a team member working with potential partners. 

Interest in the conference has been strong since it was first announced last fall and early registration numbers have exceeded expectations since opening last month. Partners should expect to see between 500 and 700 aviation and flight simulation-minded attendees at the conference in June.

Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, or speaking at FlightSimExpo should visit www.flightsimexpo.com/partner for information on the available opportunities.

Hoping to attend the event? Attendee registration is open now at www.flightsimexpo.com and starts at just $50 until February 1. Attendees can also book their stay at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort by visiting www.flightsimexpo.com/hotel.

All those interested in the conference are encouraged to follow FlightSimExpo on Twitter (@FlightSimExpo) and like FlightSimExpo on Facebook for updates.

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About FlightSimExpo. FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The event was formed by a group of community organizers from VATSIM’s Boston Virtual ARTCC with years of experience in flight simulation, aviation, and event planning. The conference and tradeshow takes place June 9-10, 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort.

Carenado Short 360 FSX/P3D Announcement

The folks over at Carenado have recently announced their newest project, the Short 360. 

The Short 360, S360 for short, has been a highly requested aircraft for Carenado product users. It is a commuter aircraft that was built by British manufacturer Short Brothers throughout the 1980s. It served many purposes for commercial travel, carrying up to 39 passengers. 

We do not have an official release date, but we hope to see the S360 on the product shelves soon (and will let you know)!

TropicalSim Releases Porto 2018

Franciso de Sá Carneiro airport, located in Porto, Portugal, has recently undergone some renovations to upgrade the terminal and jetways to state of the art facilities. As such, scenery developer TropicalSim has released their rendition of the scenery for FSX, FSX:SE, and Prepar3D versions 2, 3 and 4. Although the airport is still expected to grow, the scenery represents the most up to date version, including the new terminal, jetways, and DHL hangar. The new Porto 2018 scenery is available from SimMarket for EUR 19.00. As well,. customers who purchased the 2014 version of TropicalSim's Porto scenery are entitled to a discount, and can purcahse the Porto 2018 for just EUR 9.00. 

FEATURES

  • Highly detailed Porto Airport / LPPR
  • Full night illumination
  • New jetway model to represent the boarding bridge model change at real airport
  • Dynamic Lighting on Prepar3d v4 version
  • Optional SODE animated jetways
  • Optional 3D Lights
  • Optional 3D Grass within airport islands and taxiways/runways.
  • P3D v2/v3/v4 native materials custom ground option
  • Wet ground surface effect for P3Dv2/v3/v4 (via native custom ground)
  • Compatible with add-on AI traffic.
  • Compatible with other third-party sceneries
  • FSX version compatible with default and add-on FSX scenery
  • P3D version compatible with default and add-on P3D scenery
  • Usage of FSX SDK for the FSX version for best performance
  • Usage of Prepar3d SDK for the P3D version for best performance

JustSim Klagenfurt Released for X-Plane 11

JustSim has released their Flagenfurt (LOWK) scenery for X-Plane 11. The scenery includes the airport proper as well as the surrounding area in full detail, as well as supporting X-Plane 11 functions such as PBR textures and animated ground vehicles. The scenery can be purchased from SimMarket for EUR 11.52, although customers who purchased it for X-Plane 10 can upgrade for EUR 5.00.

Features:

    Detailed airport objects and vehicles
    Custom textured taxiways, runways and apron
    Custom surroundings
    Custom airport lights
    Compatible with X-Plane 11 features
    Animated ground vehicles (X-Plane 11 only)
    Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on terminal and other airport buildings
    High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
    High resolution building textures
    Excellent night effects
    Realistic reflections on glass
    World Traffic compatible
    X-Life traffic compatible
    Optimized for excellent performance

Its Here: REX SkyForce for FSX, FSX:SE, and P3D

The developers over at REX Simulations have officially released REX SkyForce. The amount of features in SkyForce is pretty length and I could be here all day typing them. To name a few however:

  • 3000+ Cloud Models/Structures (Based on real world cloud classification)
  • Integrated Flight Center
  • Dynamic Synchronization
  • Innovative Sky and Sun Atmospherics

This and much more is all included in 4.6GB package that can be increased all the way up to 20GB. This is truly a competitor to active sky and I would be interested to see how it stacks up against it.

Qualitywings Q4 2017 Update

The team at Qualitywings have issued their latest and last quarterly update for 2017.

There was a lot of information released so I will do my best to break it down

Ultimate 787

  • Qualitywings has announced that Service Pack 1 is in development and will address 50 current items in the 787
  • Development is still on-going for P3Dv4 with the first test version being sent out to beta testers
    • Issues currently with P3Dv4 are night lighting and a TCAS issue not found in the FSX version
  • Development for dynamic lighting and other P3D specific features is still on going
  • They also announced a Product Improvement Package that will include the 787-10 and other additional features to be announced at a later date. The PIP is scheduled for a summer 2018 release
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Ultimate 757

  • Qualitywings has stated that they plan on moving their 757 away from the add-on manager it currently has and moving it to the Flight1 wrapper to match with their other products. This conversion will be free for existing customers.
  • They have also said that they are working on a P3Dv4 conversion but are encountering issues with the TCAS and lighting. The hopes are to get a beta sent out in January.
  • This version will cost $14.95 and previous users are not entitled to any discounts
  • Also this version will receive no new features other than better CPU performance and updated CDU Fonts
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Ultimate 146

The BAE 146 will also get an update for P3Dv4 and will be sold separately. The aircraft is currently in-development with beta being hopefully sent out in January. Once again no new or additional features will be added to the 146

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