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    In this thread we'd like to track all the 3rd party add-ons that are being updated, not new releases! Below are a list of add-ons we know will work in Prepar3D v4. As you find add-ons that are compatible, please don’t hesitate to post in this thread so we can update the growing list of add-ons and Developers that support P3D v4. Fun fact, in v4 your add-ons are kept OUTSIDE of the P3D directory, allowing for swift re-installs in the future and much better curation of your library!   Did you find an add-on that works? Please submit it in a post below!
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    Hello ladies and gentlemen of The Sky Lounge! Pilots, we have been contracted by local cargo carrier Everts Air Cargo to help them move lots of cargo in preparation for the coming winter. This month takes us to the wild volcanic Aleutian Island chain stretching westward off the main coast of Alaska. Here you will find some challenging flying and unpredictable weather. Let's gear up as we fly from mainland Alaska to the westernmost tip of the United States. START DATE: Monday 10/16/2017 @10p PST on OMGEDSON's LIVE SHOWS and also with BCrawley57 FLIGHTS (PST timezone): PAHO PADQ PAPH PACD PADU IKO PAAK PADK PASY ATU Mon. 10p / Wed. 10p / Fri. 10p FLIGHT PLAN (.pln): TOOLS: Use either of the FREE software below to open the flightplan file and to see air traffic Little Navmap: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html Plan G: http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ VFR Flight: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html WEATHER: Active Sky (for real and matching historic weather): http://www.hifisimtech.com PAYWARE SCENERY (optional): ORBX FTX Global - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal PLANE (required): FREEWARE: Manfred Jahn C-47 - Custom Everts Air Cargo Livery below: PAYWARE: Just Flight C-46 - Everts Livery is included by default PAYWARE: PMDG DC-6 Everts Livery is included by default PAYWARE: Just Flight DC-6B (FSX) Everts Livery is included by default
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    It's been a while loungers! We took a break from tours to spin up other fun activities and focus on marketing, but It's time to get back to our roots! I'm excited to introduce our next Tour, we're off to Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes! A huge thanks goes out to TSL Patron @Bucnatic60 for this tour suggestion. Pack light, we'll be in very very small planes, in fact I suggest a fanny pack START DATE: Monday 9/4/2017 @10p PST on OMGEDSON's LIVE SHOWS and also with BCrawley57 FLIGHTS (PST timezone): M69 0MN3 48B 5MN6 MN73 11MN 2MN5 CDD 09I Mon. 10p / Wed. 10p / Fri. 10p FLIGHT PLAN (.pln): TOOLS: Use either of the FREE software below to open the flightplan file and to see air traffic Little Navmap: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html Plan G: http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ VFR Flight: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html WEATHER: Active Sky (for real and matching historic weather): http://www.hifisimtech.com PAYWARE SCENERY (optional): ORBX FTX Global - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal PLANE (required): FREEWARE: Ant's Drifter Ultralight (DEMO!) w/floats - http://www.antsairplanes.com/drifter.html ANY ultralight float plane capable of 50-80 knots cruise LIVERY:
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    FSFXPackages has just released their freeware addon "Make Thunderstorms Great Again" Head over to the link and get yours today! LINK TO SOURCE: https://fsfxpackages.com/en/free/
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    Hello fellow virtual pilots! If you are longing for sun, fun and surf, then I welcome you to destination Hawaii. This month's tour will take us all across the United States' 50th. From the high volcanic peaks to the clear blue ocean, enjoy the views of this tropical paradise. For an extra bit of fun, bring along an amphibious aircraft to show off your water landings! skyFive! START DATE: Monday 12/04/2017 @10p PST FLIGHTS: GROUP A: OMGEDSON's LIVE SHOWS GROUP B: BCrawley57's LIVE SHOWS FLIGHT PLAN (.pln): Pineapple_Express_Tour.pln PHMU PHTO HI25 PHKO PHUP PHHN PHJH PHNY PHMK PHNL Z29G PHDH PHLI PAK PHBK HI01 PHLI TOOLS: Use either of the FREE software below to open the flight plan file and to see air traffic Little Navmap: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html Plan G: http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ VFR Flight: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html FREEWARE SCENERY (optional but HIGHLY recommended): Hawaiian Airports by George Keogh - https://flight-sim-jewels.com/hawaiian-airports-by-george-keogh/ *DISCLAIMER: THESE REQUIRE MANUAL INSTALLATION & DISABLING OF ORBX DUPLICATES, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN WITH THAT! PAYWARE SCENERY (optional): ORBX FTX Global - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal ORBX OpenLC North America - https://orbxdirect.com/product/openlc-na FSDREAMTEAM - Hawaiian Airports 1 - https://www.fsdreamteam.com/products_hawaii1.html FSDREAMTEAM - Hawaiian Airports 2 - https://www.fsdreamteam.com/products_hawaii2.html AEROSOFT - Dillingham X - https://www.aerosoft.com/us/fsxp3d/flight-simulator-x/sceneries/313/hawaii-dillingham-x PLANE: Any plane capable of a comfortable cruise speed of 90kts. PAYWARE: KC Flight Shop - Republic RC-3 Seabee - http://www.kcflightshop.com/?page_id=245 PAYWARE: Flight Replicas - Super Cub Complete Package - http://www.flight-replicas.com/SuperCubfullpkg.htm PAYWARE: Ants Eaglet - http://www.antsairplanes.com/eaglet.html PAYWARE (FREEWARE DEMO): Ants Sierra - http://www.antsairplanes.com/sierralsa.html WEATHER: Active Sky (for real and matching historic weather): http://www.hifisimtech.com
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    Hello fellow virtual pilots! November 9 marks the 28th year since the fall of the Berlin wall which led to the eventual re-unification of Germany. With the recent release of ORBX Germany South, completing the entire country, what better way to get acquainted with this region than a full country tour? Our journey will actually begin in Austria at the Wiener Neustadt East Airport (LOAN) just south of Vienna where we will pick up our brand new Diamond aircraft directly from the factory (if you choose to fly a Diamond!). From there we will move north into Bavaria, in southern Germany and make our way around this great country of wonder and beauty. Join us for the Deutschland Unity Tour! START DATE: Monday 11/13/2017 @10p PST FLIGHTS: GROUP A: OMGEDSON's LIVE SHOWS GROUP B: BCrawley57's LIVE SHOWS FLIGHT PLAN (.pln): LOAN EDDM EDTF EDQE EDVK ETAR ETNG EDVR EDAX EDDW EDWR EDHK EDBH EDDB EDVE ETNR EDDE EDMV EDDN EDDM TOOLS: Use either of the FREE software below to open the flightplan file and to see air traffic Little Navmap: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html Plan G: http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ VFR Flight: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html FREEWARE SCENERY (optional): LOAN (Diamond Factory) - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=201457 EDDM - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?do=copyright&fid=183951 EDCG - https://orbxdirect.com/product/edcg EDVR - https://orbxdirect.com/product/edvr EDBH - https://orbxdirect.com/product/EDBH PAYWARE SCENERY (optional): ORBX FTX Global - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal ORBX EU Germany North - https://orbxdirect.com/product/gen ORBX EU Germany South - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ges EDDM - http://secure.simmarket.com/taxi2gate-munich-airport-eddm-p3d.phtml EDVY - https://orbxdirect.com/product/edvy PLANE: Any plane capable of a comfortable cruise speed of 120-150kts. PAYWARE: Alabeo DA42 Twin Star - http://www.alabeo.com/index.php?accion=product&correl=112 PAYWARE: Alabeo DA40 Star - http://www.alabeo.com/index.php WEATHER: Active Sky (for real and matching historic weather): http://www.hifisimtech.com
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    AVAILABLE NOW – all new on P3D v4! Following the FSX and P3D v3 releases of the highly acclaimed A320-X, we are very pleased to present to you the A320 commercial jet airliner, now for Prepar3D v4. The A320 is the first part of FSLabs’ “A3xx Master Series” line of products for desktop flight simulators. The FSLabs A320 includes an entirely custom animated external model, a complete 2D panel set and a fully immersive 3D virtual cockpit, allowing the flight simulator pilot an in-depth experience of this very popular aircraft. Additional features for the FSLabs A320 include a robust Flight Management and Guidance System (FMGS) with proper SID/STAR tracking; lateral and vertical flight management which follows the ARINC 424-19 specification in full detail; the entire range of aircraft systems; and the complete custom Fly-By-Wire implementation featured in the actual aircraft. The FSLabs A320 is the pinnacle of simulation fidelity in add-on aircraft for desktop simulators and reaches a broad market ranging from the beginner in glass cockpit airliners to the simulation expert who wishes to enjoy a virtual environment that is unparalleled in the desktop simulation world. For more information, visit our FSLabs A320-X forum here. System requirements: PC hardware (Apple Macs not supported). Windows 7 SP1 or above (64 bit recommended). Minimum 16GB RAM. CPU: Minimum: 6500, Recommended 8000 Passmark CPU Mark Score Graphics Card: Minimum 3500, Recommended 5000 Passmark GPU Mark Score. FSX SP2/XPack/Steam, P3D v3, P3D v4 NOTE: Minimum settings allow the aircraft to load and operate but you’ll need to make compromises in scenery settings to get adequate performance. Awards AVSIM published a very nice review of our A320-X for FSX, which received the Gold Star Award for Excellence! To read the review, click this link. LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.flightsimlabs.com/index.php/a3xx-master-series-a320-3/
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    Cheers Guys! I created a new PTA and ReShade preset that, i think, looks very neutral and realistic overall and i would like to share them with you and hear your opinions! Down below you`ll find a short video that gives you some impressions. Download links are in the video description. Also there is a link to my Tutorial video on how to install ReShade the way i use it, with an additional effect from Mr. Predrag Drobac's URP1.1. (Lightroom.fx) I implemented as much of the ReShade shaders directly into the PTA preset. So ReShade isnt really needed, but recommended to get the exact same result as me. ReShade effects in use: "Ambient light", "Lightroom" (From URP1.1) It is REALLY, REALLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you use my PTA preset together with the Sky Textures that are linked in the video description! Credits go to Mamedov Gennadiy. If you have any questions or inputs feel free to ask, i will try to help... SkyFive!
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    by CALUM MARTIN on 18TH DECEMBER 2017 8 COMMENTS FSXNEWSP3D FACEBOOK TWITTER REDDIT Since the original announcement of REX’s most ambition weather and environmental system, Sky Force 3D all the way back in June 2016, it’s left us waiting this whole time for any further information. Now, REX’s silence is over. A brand new webpage is now online and plenty of evidence to suggest that it will be available before the end of the year. LINK TO SOURCE: https://fselite.net/news/rex-sky-force-3d-website-online-hinted-2017-release/
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    Hello everyone, Just a short message to introduce my Website and future products, I created a freeware for PD3 V4 and PD3 V4.1 that improves the AI Lights the name of the Software is AI Lights Reborn Free edition. Please feel free to download your free copy. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.fsreborn.com/ Best Regards, Simbol
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    Nantucket for P3Dv4 version 1.02 New England’s Summer Playground For FSX, FSX:Steam Edition, Prepar3D v3, and now Prepar3D v4! http://iblueyonder.com/portfolio/nantucket-island/
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    Hi, There is a reason I like Steam. Every single purchase is listed in the library of the application. This is not the case with Flight Sim downloads. Every single download got a standalone installer, and if you do not organize them, they tend to get lost on your drive. And who haven't searched through your email account to find that key for the plane or scenery you remember you bought a while ago? And that add-on tool, what was it again? Did I buy it? I would very much like to get some ideas on how you are organizing your content. What kind of structure are you using? Do you use programs or do you use maps? Are you using gmail as the organizer? Let us hear how you are doing it. Myself, and I guess many others would really like to get some advice and tips on the topic! Everything on the desktop is an option, but not very recommended.
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    Did you know? All our latest and upcoming sceneries are compatible with the SimObjectDisplayEngine (SODE). Dock up to 3 jetways to your favorite aircraft! Download the FSDG update here: http://fsdg-online.com/home/54-fsdg-sode-link.html For any questions and more information, click on that source link to be directed to the devs Facebook page. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/flightsimdevelopmentgroup/photos/a.1421996194708530.1073741832.1397041187204031/1934735913434553/?type=3
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    INTRODUCTION: FreeMeshX is a global terrain mesh replacement for the stock terrain mesh and features LOD10 (38-m) coverage for almost the entire world. LOD10 is equal to the same terrain level of detail used for the USA in the stock scenery. The rest of the world varies from LOD6 to LOD9. FreeMeshX was created to bring the rest of the world up to the LOD10 standard as much as possible, although some regions of the world in the higher latitudes are still limited to LOD9 (76-m). Compiling the source data into LOD11 yields neglibible improvements and is mostly a waste of precious hard drive space. FreeMeshX features LOD10 (38-m resolution) coverage for: North America (LOD10 Canada is released in this mesh - default USA is already LOD10, so USA is not included for the base release. A separate LOD12 USA mesh is available for beta testing) Europe Asia Africa Australia and Oceania A few regions are limited to LOD9 (76-m resolution): Antarctica Greenland Russian territories north of 60 N latitude FreeMeshX was compiled using over 400 GB of raw terrain data. The final size of the product is 46 GB, making it one of the largest freeware projects ever for FS. It wouldn't be in everyone's best interests to download all 46 GB at once, so we are releasing the product the product into continental regions for a total of 7 regions total. Each continent contains a number of 10 deg x 10 deg titles, mosaiced from 1 deg x 1 deg tiles into a 2.5 GB file, and then compressed into a BGL file. Defragmentation is highly recommended for mechanical hard drives to ensure smooth and quick loading. Largest improvements are found in regions that contained mainly the default LOD6 and LOD7 meshes. These included remote regions of Africa, South America, Antarctica, and Asia. Europe and Canada sees some improvement, but it's LOD9 mesh is just a one level upgrade to LOD10. Subtle improvements for these previously LOD9 regions will be found mainly in the accuracy of the mesh and level of detail in mountain ranges. DOWNLOADER: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wf4m97ck0v15w2n/fmx_global_2.0_downloader.zip Unzip the above file, and follow the instructions (below or in the README) to begin downloading. NEW INSTALLATION METHOD: FreeMeshX Global 2.0 is an update to introduce the new installation and download method that should alleviate the difficulty of installing FreeMeshX for some users. Included is a command-line based download system that uses the free and open-source wget tool to retrieve each installer and its associated parts. The entire download process is contained with a batch file that will commence automatically by simply double-clicking on it. Note, do not run the installer as administrator -- the downloader will fail. The download process is fully resumable, so those with slower download bandwidth can stop the download, and resume it at a later point. The installer will automatically detect where it left off and resume. The installers for each region are comprised by an .exe file and several .bin files if necessary. All of these files for each region must be downloaded completely into one folder before the installer .exe can be run. A downloader batch file is included for each region, and an all-in-one batch file is included for those who want to download the entire set in one go. A raw list of download links is also available who prefer to download the files through their own methods. Interior view of the extracted download folder: Example of the download tool working: A list of MD5SUMs is also included for those who want to directly verify the integrity of any or all files. A map is also included to illustrate how the world is divided up into regions. FreeMeshX Global 2.0 is cumulative. It includes all patches to each region, and an updated "FreeMeshX - Patches" folder where miscellaneous fixes belong. There is no need to download the old 7-ZIP parts from 1.0 - 1.07. They are fully incorporated into version 2.0. INSTALLATION: These installers will install each FreeMeshX Global region into a directory of your choosing. We highly recommend installing FreeMeshX Global OUTSIDE of your C:\Program Files directory. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD THIS FOLDER TO YOUR SIMULATOR'S SCENERY LIBRARY. This installer will not automatically add a Scenery Library entry (we don't want to accidentally corrupt your scenery.cfg). There are many tutorials online on how to add a Scenery Library entry for your simulator. We try to modify your system as little as possible. Therefore, no registries and no uninstaller are created. To uninstall FreeMeshX Global, simply delete the installed folder. We designed the installer this way so that you will have the full flexibility to do with FreeMeshX as you please e.g. such as moving it to another drive. ADDITIONAL NOTES: FreeMeshX does not update any vectors in the simulator. Vectors control the elevations of water bodies such as lakes, ponds, and rivers, and the elevations of airports. The mesh cannot alter these. Using FreeMeshX without a 3rd-party package to update the vectors within the simulator will result in the topography of the updated terrain to lie at different elevations while the vectors still remain at their inaccurate elevations. This mismatch will lead to artifcacts such as raised or sunken airports and waterbodies that will break immersion. Therefore, it is HIGHLY CRITICAL that the simulator's vectors are updated as well, such as through FTX Vectors or UTX, or the topography system of the simulator will be INCOMPLETE. We officially recommend the use of FTX Vectors because all of our testing incorporates it, and it uses elevations derived from the SRTM dataset, the same dataset we use for FreeMeshX Global. To conclude, it does not make any sense to use a global mesh without using any updated vectors. Likewise it does not make sense to use updated vectors without using an updated mesh. FreeMeshX is officially supported for FSX, FSX:SE, and all versions of P3D (including 64-bit P3D). FreeMeshX should be placed above the default terrain entries in the Scenery Library, and below any airports or FTX Regions or landclasses. Updated torrents should be released in the upcoming week (as of 07/29/2017). FreeMeshX USA: FreeMeshX USA entered open beta. See our announcement for details. CHANGELOG ADDITIONS: 07/29/2017 2.0 - Incorporated new installers and an automatic downloader to easily fetch installers over HTTP - New installers are up to date with all previous patches (1.01 - 1.07) - High-resolution 50 GB USA mesh now available through sign-up beta process Hypothetical scenery library order: 1 FreeMeshX - Patches 2 FreeMeshX - Africa 3 FreeMeshX - Antarctica 4 FreeMeshX - Asia 5 FreeMeshX - Australia and oceania 6 FreeMeshX - Europe 7 FreeMeshX - North America 8 FreeMeshX - South and Central America Of course, your real load order will be different, but you must keep FreeMeshX - Patches always above the FreeMeshX regions. -- Nine-Two Productions More screenshots....
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    Following the release of P3D v4 and the new Dynamic Lighting, I explored various areas of the sim that uses the new feature. One of the things that were not updated from all other versions of the ESP sim is the way aircraft are lit when there are thunderstorm around. With the new Dynamic Lighting, the old effect looks atrociously awful. Ath the end of this thread, you can download a replacement effect for that. Here's a quick comparison video of the difference between default and the replacement: DOWNLOAD the effect: Backup the fx_plane_lightning.fx file in P3Dv4/Effects Extract the effect attached to this thread in that same folder Launch the sim and enjoy! Have fun with the new effect, it looks much better! BONUS: - Tune your rain to LOOK much much better with a few lines of code here: - Tune your rain to SOUND much much better with this mod:
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    Live right now, 25% OFF on the A2A Store; https://www.a2asimulations.com/store/ LINK TO SOURCE: http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=62507
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    For all my French Canadian friends (and everyone else too). Quebec Intl Airport Jean Lesage FSX & P3D Version 3/4 Size 24.6 MB Created 24-11-2017 16:09:53 Changed 24-11-2017 18:52:28 License Freeware Auto-install : Installer Scenery v11 Author : Gilles Boily Download For FSX & Steam Edition & P3D v1 v2 v3 v4 This most realistic scenery by its exceptional level of detail is the third edition of the Jean Lesage International Airport of Quebec (CYQB) version FSX (also works with P3D). The present scenery includes more than fifty buildings and objects including the newly inaugurated terminal and annex. The Québec City Airport is the base for the operation and maintenance of the CL215 and CL415 tanker fleet of the Quebec Government Air Service. This scenery, which required hundreds of hours of work, was made from a very complete photographic documentation, which aims to be more in line with reality. LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.rikoooo.com/downloads/viewdownload/88/873?utm_source=newsletter_212&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new-downloads-211
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    @Patrons Cub Club info for Saturday 11/25/17: Starting airport: NZOP (Opotiki) Sim time: 1000 local ; Date: 11/25/17 *We will be taking full advantage of the ORBX NZ North Island region. There will be A LOT of cool tiny soft runway airports. It is currently 50% off. One of the best scenery packs you can buy!!*
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    A plane has been filmed attempting to land in stormy weather at Austria's Salzburg airport, before taking off again. Cameraman Michael Hufnagl captured the Enter Air flight, which went back to Frankfurt. LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41798826
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    P3D V4.1 - Aerosoft EGLL Pro - MJC Q400 64bit - UTLive Traffic - 4K
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    Guys, PTA v2.60 is released for P3D v4.1, access is through Simtweaks site and account. LINK TO SOURCE: https://simtweaks.com/
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    Hi All, the biggest change in this version is X-Plane support for almost all Little Navmap features: Scenery Database, moving map, traffic, weather and more. The update is also recommended for FSX/Prepar3D users because of several bugfixes and other small improvements like the new configurable update notification which will show a dialog if a new release is available. Announcement on my page with all links. Screenshots Online Manual Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Changes from Release 1.4.4 to 1.6.3 The scenery database format has changed and the program will ask to erase its own databases if started. Enhancements X-Plane 11 Can read full X-Plane scenery database: Airports, aprons, taxiways, navaids, airways, procedures (including speed limits). Also add-on overrides and path exclusions in the options dialog. Supports navdata updates. Display of AI aircraft on map and in information window. Weather from X-Plane downloaded weather file `METAR.rwx` (station or nearest station). Copy airspaces from FSX or P3D to X-Plane database. FMS and FLP flight plan file loading and saving. Moving map. Needs the _Little XpConnect_ X-Plane plugin which is included in the download archive. Altitude and one-way restrictions for airways are considered when calculating flight plans. Supported platforms are Windows, macOS and Linux for all programs. General Automatic update check on startup (daily, weekly or manual) with settings in options dialog on tab `Startup`. Added push buttons in flight plan and procedure search top area to remove selection and map highlights. Rhumb line measurement now shows both magnetic and true course where declination is based on origin. Can now load and save FMS and FLP flight plan formats. Can load FS9 flight plan format. Route string generation is now more robust for malformed and incomplete flight plans. Now erasing wrong airway entries at departure and destination when loading flight plan to avoid problems with malformed flight plans from other tools. Shows startup positions in the information window now. Added donation link to help menu and about dialog. Bug Fixes and Improvements Improved weather display for nearest station: Added name, distance and map link to reporting station if that is an airport. FSX and P3D: Fixed several problems with magnetic declination by using `magdec.bgl` file now. Fixed issues when loading P3D v4 add-on.xml. Fixed crash when loading older FSX/P3D scenery. Fixed handling and display of helipads. Now using name as an identifier. Improved detection of military and closed airports. Database loading dialog now pops up after erasing incompatible databases. Fixed missing encoding in saved FSX PLN files causing problems with other tools. See the include file `CHANGELOG.txt` for a detailed list of all changes across all versions. Alex
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    69.95 USD / 57.34 GBP available now, Note!! This is for FSX Only!!! This was showcased on the skylounge stream this morning...x2 LINK TO SOURCE:
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    Few of the community members recently noticed QWings website with new screenshots of the 787 product. These new pictures also seem to include P3Dv4 dynamic lighting. See for yourself. Will we have it in our hands by the end of Summer 2017? More via the source link below. Be sure to check out both the exterior and the fantastic new interior shots! LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.qualitywingssim.com/787.html
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    ORbx posted this on their forums: During the open beta, ObjectFlow 2 will be distributed via Fastlane. Fastlane allows you to opt-in to receive potentially unstable updates before they are released to everyone. Once you have opted-in to Fastlane, you will receive a beta update to FTX Central that includes ObjectFlow 2. This update will also allow you to view your airports in FTX Central for Prepar3D v4. Things to note: ObjectFlow 2 is an open BETA. This means it may cause instabilities in your simulator (crashes, display anomalies, etc). You do not need to download any additional programs to access Fastlane. Just opt-in from the Fastlane page on the website. Any open beta updates will be delivered via FTX Central v3. FTX Central updates will be more frequent, so you'll get new features faster. However, you may also experience more bugs. ObjectFlow 2 is only used in Prepar3D v4. FSX, FSX-SE and P3Dv1-3 will continue to use ObjectFlow 1. If you find an issue with ObjectFlow 2, please post it in the ObjectFlow 2 Open Beta forum. Additionally, please use this issue template as it will help speed up the troubleshooting process. How to opt-in to Fastlane and receive the open beta: Log in to your OrbxDirect account. Go to the Fastlane page: https://orbxdirect.com/account/fastlane Click "opt-in to Fastlane" Start FTX Central. You will be prompted to update to FTX Central version 3.2.2. You should now see all of your airports for Prepar3D v4 in FTX Central. When starting the simulator, click "yes" when it asks if you want to run ObjectFlow 2. How to opt-out of Fastlane and restore to the latest stable version: Log in to your OrbxDirect account. Go to the Fastlane page: https://orbxdirect.com/account/fastlane Click "opt-out of Fastlane" Delete the %localappdata%\Orbx\FTXCentral directory. Re-install FTX Central from https://orbxdirect.com/ftxcentral You are now running the latest stable version of FTX Central. LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/139402-objectflow-2-open-beta/
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    Luckily for us the fantastic RealAir Lancair Legacy and Turbine Duke V2 works out of the box in P3D V4! We're now going to look at a three options when installing the planes into V4. Installing options 1. Use the installer and install directly into the P3D V4 folder. Except for a couple of warnings the first time you install a RealAir plane, this works just fine. But, in V4 all add-ons are expected to be installed outside the main P3D folder. So the next option will install these planes as an Add-on, where the plane is installed somewhere else on your disk. 2. Installing as an add-on using the command line If you want to keep things tidy, install the plane into a folder of your choosing, but not the P3D V4 folder. Then you will need to create an add-on.xml file in the root folder where you installed the plane. I'm using the Duke as an example below. Add the following to the add-on.xml you just created; <SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on"> <AddOn.Name>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Name> <AddOn.Description>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Description> <AddOn.Component> <Category>SimObjects</Category> <Path>SimObjects\Airplanes</Path> </AddOn.Component> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Effects</Category> <Path>Effects</Path> <Type>GLOBAL</Type> </AddOn.Component> </SimBase.Document> Save the file. Make sure the file is located in the root folder where you installed the plane; The next step is to make P3D V4 aware of the plane you just installed. You will be doing this by using the preferred method mentioned in the SDK, by using the command line; s:\Prepar3Dv4\Prepar3D.exe "-Configure: Category=Add-on Package, Operation=Add, Title=RealAir Turbine Duke, Path=s:\planes\Turbine Duke V2 P3D3" In the line above, replace the location of Prepar3D.exe and the path to the install folder of the plane. Optional create a add.bat file in the same location as the add-on.xml where you add the line above. After the command line has executed, the plane is available to use in the simulator. Note: The command line added an entry in c:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\add-ons.cfg 3. Adding an add-on.xml to <user>\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons Thanks to FlyBye for pointing out an even simpler way to do this. Create a new folder under your 'C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons\ and call it RealAir Turbine Duke; Then you will need to create an add-on.xml file in the RealAir Turbine Duke folder you just created; <SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on"> <AddOn.Name>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Name> <AddOn.Description>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Description> <AddOn.Component> <Category>SimObjects</Category> <Path>s:\Planes\Turbine Duke V2 P3D3\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path> </AddOn.Component> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Effects</Category> <Path>s:\Planes\Turbine Duke V2 P3D3\Effects</Path> <Type>GLOBAL</Type> </AddOn.Component> </SimBase.Document> Make sure the two path elements points to the location where you have installed the plane. Start Prepar3D You will get a question if you want to enable the plane when the sim is starting up. Click Yes. Back in P3D V4, when you have loaded a flight, select Options->Add-ons in the menu. You will then see the following dialog; There you got it! All nice and tidy. And no cluttering of the P3D V4 folder! If using option 3, the Directory will show you the add-on folder in your Documents folder. Good luck.
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    Hi All, I just released the final: The announcement with a small changelog and all links is here. Direct download for Windows and Screenshots. Prepar3D v4 is supported and you can also run v3 and v4 parallel with separate databases without changing paths. Alex
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    Hello ladies and gentlemen, First off, Happy New Year and all the best to you and your families in 2018. This month my idea is to give something back to our founder who has put a lot of work over the years into creating, maintaining and refining this community into what we have today. Therefore this tour is dedicated to @OMGEDSON and his family's heritage. Pilots, we're on our way to Bolivia! Here we will experience varied terrain from the 5th highest airport in the world in La Paz to the low lands, rainforests and salt flats. This is a long one, so be sure to pull from the hangar a high performance twin turbine. Again, Happy New Year to you all and enjoy the tour. START DATE: Monday 01/01/2018 @10p PST FLIGHTS: GROUP A: OMGEDSON's LIVE SHOWS GROUP B: BCrawley57's LIVE SHOWS FLIGHT PLAN (.pln): Alpaca_My_Bags_for_Bolivia_Tour.pln TOOLS: Use either of the FREE software below to open the flight plan file and to see air traffic Little Navmap: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html Plan G: http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ VFR Flight: https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html FREEWARE SCENERY (optional but HIGHLY recommended): UYUNI SALT FLATS: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=190964 PAYWARE SCENERY (optional): ORBX FTX Global - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal ORBX OpenLC South America - https://orbxdirect.com/product/openlc-sa LATINVFR - Sucre (SLSU) - http://secure.simmarket.com/latinvfr-sucre-bolivia-slsu.phtml LATINVFR - La Paz (SLLP) - http://secure.simmarket.com/latinvfr-la-paz_bolvia-el-alto-sllp.phtml LATINVFR - Santa Cruz Viru Viru (SLVR) - http://secure.simmarket.com/latinvfr-santa-cruz-viru-viru-slvr-fs9-fsx-p3d.phtml ROLLING CUMULUS: Deluxe Bush Flying ep7 BOLIVIA- https://www.fspilotshop.com/rolling-cumulus-deluxe-bush-flying-series-ep7-bolivia-for-fsx-p-5881.html?osCsid=ebdi2d9euiv0jftn04nqvrq1g1 ROLLING CUMULUS - South America Outback Series - https://www.fspilotshop.com/rolling-cumulus-south-america-outback-series-mission-for-fsx-p-6749.html ROLLING CUMULUS - Photoreal Remote Airfields South America - https://www.fspilotshop.com/rolling-cumulus-photoreal-remote-airfields-south-america-fsx-p-5975.html (ALL TESTED FINE IN v4...fine, not perfect. night lighting may not be fully updated) PLANE: Any plane capable of a comfortable cruise speed of 250kts, TURBO REQUIRED DUE TO ALTITUDES / SPEEDS. RECOMMENDED PAYWARE: Carenado 690b - http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php?accion=product&correl=198 PAYWARE: Carenado - King Air 350i - http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php?accion=product&correl=176 FREEWARE: AFG Super King Air 300 - (7th download down the page with update) http://simviation.com/fsxprops9.htm
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    A bunch of Carenado planes are on sale for 40-70% off until December 17th. Some great buys like the CARENADO - C208B GRAND CARAVAN EX HD for 20.94 EU at 40% off and the CARENADO - F33A BONANZA FSX P3D at 70% or 8.37 EU. Many more. I have 12 in my cart right now... Do I click buy... LINK TO SOURCE: http://secure.simmarket.com/prepar3d-v4-aircraft-page-1.chtml
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    A couple of insights in the other side of things we work on that the average fs hobbyist wouldnt ne B377 slightly changed but not much to help the Berlin Airflift Historical Foundation, making there first flight recently there new baby the C97; http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=62174 Spitfire simulator to train Spitfire pilots of today; https://www.facebook.com/airtechsim/?ref=br_rs Working with Redbird on some amazing new PPL programs to bring flight training into the 21st Century; There are several others that I cannot go into right now, but everything we do on that side of things always has a great filter down to the fs hobbist market and from our point of view the A2A software simulators you fly at home on your desk are essentially the same to what are used in the certified and non certified flight training areas in area such as to the numbers, correct flight models and what not.
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    This thread is good; http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61846#p472225 But yes, we are hoping for an end of 2017 release of something, we have our Accu-sim Spitfire MkI-II coming to P3Dv4, Accu-feel and lots of ther bits. Safe to say after a quiet from fs hobbyist pov 2017 from A2A its going to be quite a busy 2018 as some of our professional flight training projects close up.
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    Feeder flight in 737 from Doncaster to Vienna, then picked up by factory from Vienna to LOAN in a DA42, primed ready for the tour now. Looking forward to this one.
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    Aerosim Development Group (ASDG) has released the Super Cub... the dev team's first release. Led by Rush AKA Aerosimgaming (www.aerosimgaming.com), the team has produced an accurate rendition of the Super Cub for X-Plane, multiple versions, and included multiple liveries. They worked with Titan on engine specifications and simcoders to include a REP package by default. Thanks TSL! LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.aerosimulations.com/
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    Keep upto date with the latest Products and expected release dates for REX, click the link below. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.realenvironmentxtreme.com/forums/index.php?/topic/45098-prepar3d-v4-–-rex-products-status-update/&page=9&tab=comments#comment-293286
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    A friend on our Discord sent me this today, she's looking good. You can see the different shape of the the B2's delta wing. I wonder if they will also include the original B1variant as well, no one has ever modelled that for in the sim before? B1's less efficient straight leading edge.
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    FSFX Packages release Immersion pack for Quality Wings 787 LINK TO SOURCE: https://fsfxpackages.com/en/787Immersion/
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    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.justflight.com/category/milviz-military-visualizations?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MilViz Sale - 30 off for three days&utm_content=MilViz Sale - 30 off for three days+CID_7b1d9bac89da9d23f64bb82c0b50dcf0&utm_source=cm&utm_term=MilViz Sale - 30 OFF
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    Welcome to our new Facebook page! Here you will find all news for our new product, FlythemaddogX, which is undergoing development for FSX, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4. Showing P3Dv4 reflections LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/LeonardoSoftHouse/posts/180372262506769 http://www.flythemaddog.com/
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    One year, too long ago, when the show used to be held at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham UK, I had about 12 flightsimmers meet up at my previous house with 6 sleeping over the evening before. Looking back on it, maybe I should have warned my wife. She kindly moved out with the children for the weekend, but I'm not sure she has quite forgiven me yet ;-) It was enormous fun, with the ATP crowd in the kitchen, the MSFS lot in the living room and add-hock 'secret' developer chats to be overheard. Exciting stuff! Funnily enough, when I mentioned to her I'd bought my ticket for this years show, she said (jokingly) "How many's stopping over this year?" I replied that I'd been away from the flightsim scene for so long, I didn't know anyone anymore. I'm looking forward to meeting you all at the show and making new friends.
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    SXAirportDesign Nashville & Antonio Rivera Updated. Vidan Design Samsø Updated. JustSim Jerez Released.
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    Got this in Email newsletter thought would share with you guys.
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    *Username was changed to BOB for user privacy ON APPROACH LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/p3dgroup/permalink/1407167265986782/
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    Today, we (Dovetail Games) released an update which implemented trueSKY into Flight Sim World. I'll just let the videos speak for themselves LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/302636/Advanced_Weather_System_Coming_to_Dovetail_Games_Flight_SimWorld.php Comparison Video: Gameplay Trailer:
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    Little Navmap update and bugfix Release Most important change are bugfixes regarding crashes with P3D v4 scenery data. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Notes The littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was dropped in Little Navmap version 1.4.4. You can use littlenavmap.exe on all computers now, no matter if SimConnect is installed or not. The map theme can change after the update in some cases. Simply change it back to your previous theme. The GUI style can change after the update in some cases. Go to the options dialog to revert back to the style you used before. Changelog from 1.4.3 to 1.4.4 Added light (Positron) and dark (Dark Matter) maps from CARTO. SimConnect is now detected and loaded dynamically. The file littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was removed since it is not needed anymore. littlenavmap.exe can now also be used on bare computers without SimConnect or flight simulator installation. Added notification message if SimConnect was not found in connect dialog. The file link in the information window is now removed if the file cannot be found. This happens on remote computers with copied databases. Added start positions to runway information. These are also available if the airport has no runways. Improved aircraft progress display and fixed multiple omissions. Fixed potential crashes when a style is unavailable. Half transparent aircraft icon fixed. Fixed problem with links in scenery database error dialog opening inline. Changed to Qt library 5.9. Note that the GTK style is not available anymore in Linux. P3D v4 runways, aprons and taxiways are now read correctly. This affects all BGL files that are created using the v4 SDK compiler. Fixed crash with P3D v4 BGL files and other crashes that appear after applying the P3D v4 hotfix 1 and loading the scenery library. Added support for P3D v4 add-on.xml packages. These are now read from subdirectories of C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\add-ons and C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons. Full changelog.
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    Quick tip for v4 users:Add TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=9 under [TERRAIN] in prepar3d.cfg for much better terrain texture LOD radius. I've tested the tweak with default scenery, it should work also with FTX Global and photo sceneries.You can try with 10, but 9 will already use a gig or two or VRAM more already. With default scenery it is using 2.5gb of VRAM here, but with FTX Global + Vector + OpenLC + photoreal airport ground = who bloody knows, maybe it would jump to 5-6 gigs.
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    I get annoyed when a platform developer is trying to replace my beautiful PrecipitFX rain textures with some 3D shader-based rain model. I went in the code and made a few changes Lockheed should have made in the first place. 2 to 4 simple characters that change everything. Judge by yourselves in the pictures below. I included my tune but feel free to share your own shader tune with us ! Locate the PrecipParticle.fx file in P3D4\ShadersHLSL Create a backup of that file. Don't come crying if you break it without a backup! Open the file and locate the following block of text: //Control how long streaks face and how big they are. float height = cb_fQuadSize * cb_fQuadSizeHeightScale; float width = cb_fQuadSize * cb_fQuadSizeWidthScale; Divide the height and width of the rain particles by adding the following code (highlighted in bold). You don't HAVE to divide both, experiment to your liking! //Control how long streaks face and how big they are. float height = cb_fQuadSize * cb_fQuadSizeHeightScale / 3; float width = cb_fQuadSize * cb_fQuadSizeWidthScale / 3; Save the file Locate the Shaders folder in %LocalAppData%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 Delete the Shaders folder Load the simulator and enjoy your new rain!
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    Fingers-crossed for this one, looks decent from the video!
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    Hi guys, FreeMeshX (my baby) was featured in an interview by the nice fellas at flightsim.com http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?17202-FreeMeshX-Interview-with-Daniel-Moser/view/1 Even threw in a plug for the Sky Lounge near the end.
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    All, I'm going to be blunt here...piracy is NOT tolerated here within the Lounge. Discussions, information passed...etc! It was brought to our attention earlier that a member of the Lounge detailed and informed one of our most trusted and senior Loungers (from the beginning) that he infact pirates and was offering details on how he could go to a website and get whatever you wanted. Now we do not care how you get your applications and if you get it illegally then its on you and your conscious, but we work with developers who have been GRACIOUS to provide us software to test and give to you as giveaways! We do not pirate out software to give to you, all of our giveaways are LEGAL and you if you become a winner you deal DIRECT with the developer on obtaining your winning copy. And to prove point, the current 24 winners of the A2A giveaway can easily indicate that they infact were contacted by an A2A representative and did receive the aircraft of choice. Because of this this person is hereby permanently banned from the website, Discord and this also goes for anyone else. If you discuss it within the confines of our website and our Discord channels and it is brought to our attention and verified your gone....period! End of Line
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