Following the ongoing pattern of ditching Couatl for their standalone FlightBeam Manager, Mir from FlightBeam announced an update to Washington Dulles International Airport. Unlike the real airport, which requires you to pass through 3 hours of security, you can pick this update up for FREE, and download it much faster than customs. A huge thanks to Nabarun De Vreeze for providing these screenshots, since my simulator isn't exactly up to the job!
Here are a list of the changes:
- Full compatibility with Flightbeam Manager
- Significant performance enhancements
- All new floodlight glow effects with no performance loss
- Native P3D ground (P3D only)
- Completely enhanced and re-worked ground textures
- Water puddle effects added
- Other various texture enhancements
- Dynamic lighting (this feature was removed last minute due to a geographic bug in P3D. We will work with LM to see if there is a fix)
Weirdly, according to Nabarun De Vreeze, dynamic lighting seems to work despite the fact that FlightBeam stated that it wasn't working. Not sure what is going on here, but look at the screenshots and you can see for yourself.
Here's how you can get this update:
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED AND INSTALLED KIAD IN THE PAST
FIRST REMOVE THE OLD VERSION PROPERLY
-- Open the Addon Manager in your sim, DE-ACTIVATE KIAD
-- Uninstall KIAD using the Windows Add or Remove Programs. (should be titled "Flightbeam Dulles Intl HD" or similar)
NEXT, INSTALL THE NEW VERSION
-- Go to: http://store2.esellerate.net/store/support/
-- On the right, insert your KIAD order number, and email associated with the order.
-- Then click the Re-download link.
-- If you don't see that redownload link, you probably purchased it inside the FSDT Add-on Manager, read below
-- KEEP your download file!! You only have a limited number of downloads.
-- Install as usual. You may.. or may not be asked for your serial number. You can use your existing serial. (that is also found on the same Esellerate page, click "Receipt".
-- Configure and Fly!
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED KIAD IN THE PAST THROUGH THE ADDON MANAGER
You will not see a Re-download section in your Esellerate support page. Instead, click on "View Receipt" and there will be a download link there.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED KIAD THROUGH PCAVIATOR
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include proof of your purchase. You will get a one-time link via email within 48 hours