PMDG Releases 737-600/700 NGX & 737NGX SP1
October MS Flight Screenshot Comparison
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A2A Simulations P-40 Preview Update
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AVSIM 2011 Reader Choice Awards
The AVSIM 2011 Reader Choice Awards have now been awarded, and the winners are:
- 1. Commercial Aircraft: IFLY 737
- 2. Commercial Scenery: ORBX PNW
- 3. Commercial Utilities: REX OVERDRIVE
- 4. Commercial "Other": ORBX PEOPLE FLOW
- 5. Freeware Aircraft: ANT'S TIGER MOTH
- 6. Freeware Scenery: BLUESKY
- 7. Freeware Utilities: AIRPORT DESIGN EDITOR
- 8. Freeware "Other": TWEAKING AND TUNING TOOL FOR FSX & ESP
- 9: "Best" Forum Member: DAVID "OPA" MARSHALL
- 10: Lifetime Achievement Award: PETER DOWSON
REX to be released for Prepar3D
REX Game Studios is pleased to announce the expansion of their environmental tools for Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D.
For current owners of REX and REX OverDrive for FSX, a special license will be available which will enable REX and REX OD to be used fully with Prepar3D's new technology.
For commercial enterprises there is REX CE (Commercial Edition). REX CE has been in development and testing for over a year and employs REX's new Weather Data Center, including an advanced new industrial weather engine.
More detailed info on REX CE and REX P3D soon.
50% Off Nemeth Design FS9 Products
Holidays are getting closer and closer and we decided to implement some discount series, now starting with a permanent 50% discount on all of our FS9 products. This means you can purchase in our store the following products for the prices listed below.
- The Mil Mi-24P for $15
- The Mil Mi-2 for $9.9
- The Mil Mi-17 for $9.9
- The EC120B for $8.5
- The Ka-26 for $9.9
Take on helicopters released
FTX NA 74S Anacortes Airport Released
- Ultra-detailed modelling and textures for Anacortes Airport (74S)
- All 3D models include baked ambient occlusion
- Six highly-detailed custom static aircraft
- 60cm coverage for city of Anacortes, Anacortes Refinery, Deception Pass State Park, Allan and Burrows Islands
- 15cm/custom ground poly (FSX native) for 74S Airport
- Auxiliary landing areas nearby: Burrows Island Lighthouse Helipad, Allan Island private airstrip, 21H Skyline water landing
- City of Anacortes and detailed refinery area included
- Ultra-detailed Deception Pass Bridge (specifically for your low-flying adventures!)
- Seamless integration with Hugh Johnston's upcoming Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS)
Orbx Releases Day/Night Switcher for FTX Products for improved FPS
We've decided to heed customer feedback, and in a similar vein to how Ultimate Terrain X can disable its night lighting effects, we have tested some simple ways to disable the FTX lights and found substantial performance gains in city and urban areas, particularly places like Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne.
We always knew that the FTX lights took a hit on FPS, but due to the way lights are implemented in the FSX code the light effect is polled for by the engine even during the day even when it is not used which incurs a needless performance hit during daytime flying.
So today we're releasing two very simple apps called FTX Day and FTX Night. Their usage is very straight forward:
- If you are mainly flying during the daytime, run the FTX Day app and the lightpoles and effects will be switched off
- If you are flying at dusk/night/dawn, run the FTX Night app and the lightpoles and effects will be switched back on
Orbx Holiday Release Schedule
Rather than keep everyone on tenderhooks guessing what is coming up the pipe, the following Orbx products will be on pre-pay around the first week of November, and will progressively be released between then and December 21st:
- NZSI South Island Region (NZ)
- PAKT Ketchikan (PFJ)
- W52 Goheen (PNW)
- S43 Harvey Field (PNW)
- OS9 Jefferson County (PNW)
- YBAS Alice Springs (AU-RED)
- YMMB Moorabbin (AU-BLUE)
- YWOL Wollongong (AU-BLUE)
They will all be available on DVD except for W52, however some may slip until January depending on our supplier. We will do everything we can to communicate DVD delivery timeframes accurately. You can imagine we are coming into the busiest time of year for software releases worldwide so we will try our best to get the DVDs produced as soon as the download editions are done.
As usual there is a 15% discount for all these product (download editions) if they are pre-paid before release. Over the coming weeks I will be preparing the product pages for each of these and you'll see their respective pre-pay banners appear on the forums.
X-Plane 10 Drumbeat... Preview Screenshots
And a video showing aircraft damage: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=4yt8PMoLzjw&feature=youtu.be
Eric: GoPro HD