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  1. One thing I don't understand is why those companies don't try to solve that in private before making some public announcemnts about a potential yes as much as a potential no. I am no texture expert, nor a judge in theft...
  2. IPACS was cruelly absent from last shows like Vegas, and we had very little news from the (small) team. But they do work hard : just saw that from Steam : I will add that we heard (from Helisimmer during a recent "3 Grumpy simmers" episode), the incoming arrival of a new type of aircraft in AFS2 : helicopters ! Well at least the 1st one : an R22 that has been tested and verified by a well known heli pilot Claude Bouchard. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.aerofly.com/community/forum/index.php?thread/13087-big-update-coming-soon/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://steamcommunity.com/games/434030/announcements/detail/1688170025504496966
  3. I prefer this presentation 😛 Can I have a "Topic war starter" subtitle ? 😎 🤣
  4. AFS2 going officially out of BETA ! https://www.aerofly.com/community/forum/index.php?thread/13135-major-update-moves-out-of-beta/ https://steamcommunity.com/games/434030/announcements/detail/1688170119245822677 The update is available. Vulkan has made its first steps into the code thought, ALL PLANES now have switches/ sounds fordirect interactions, a lot has been made to enhance/ update all systems (20+ pages for the A320's FMD as an example), new alerts, new failures etc ! The list is too long so just head up to their site / Steam for further informations. Just know, about my above statement : the Robinson R22 didn't make it in this specific update.
  5. Is it on sale at FlightSim Store ? 😈 Sorry, I'm out 😛
  6. FSElite is posting about that specific too : https://fselite.net/news/flightsim-store-down-products-unavailable-to-download/ and https://fselite.net/news/current-situation-with-flightsim-store/
  7. Dreadmetis

    prepar3d / fsx FSX SpacePort

    Mmm interresting, but will I reinstall FSX ?
  8. Dreadmetis

    real-world Just a thanks to all

    I remember some old time of The Lounge, flying the C337 with you Noodle was a great learning curve for my flight skills, Edson shared so much about how to configure my sim, and I flew so many miles following Sparky around the world, just to mention (and thanks !) you three...
  9. Pretty crusty informations about PACX in this interview...
  10. Guys, I know news are scarce recently 😂 But... Now fight for the best topic 😎 #
  11. The famous addon FSPassengers is finally getting some fresh news from its lonely developer. It has been a hard work for him to rewrite the whole program to 64 bit compatibility, but he is getting there eventually, an ETA is between september and Christmas. FSPassengers have been available for FSX and 32 bit P3D since a whole lot of time, and a great companion for any passenger flight, bringing an ambiance aboard your plane with passengers sound as soon as boarding till leaving the plane (they will react to bad treatments😁), jokes from the navigating personnel, some stuff to do during long flights (you choose meal servicing/ film choices), other small things like very effective shortcuts for autopilot/ radios, a carrier mode way before any other competitor actually too, etc... My only regret is the time it took SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : http://www.fspassengers.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=18097&pid=165757#pid165757
  12. Man it's so obvious the guy posted his update right after TFDi announced his stuff... That is a really crappy move (and I wanted to show it by posting this news !), but I stiil have some "affection" for the old cow FSPassengers that gave me really a lot to do at the time. As Edson said, the ball has been rolling nicely for a time, then he got submerged and just disappeared... Whatever he did, or didn't, we will need some comparison between softs soonTM
  13. Bryan York from FS2Crew announced recently on his FB page that Ultimate Ground Crew X is in the final stages.The picture above show a Follow-me vehicle. More on their FB page SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK :
  14. A bit more information from there : Price is 37.95 US$ Features State-of-the-art configurable FPS-friendly logic system. Fully VR compatible Full PBR (materials and reflections) Specially designed engine dynamics for XP11. Flight physics optimized for XP11 standards. Ground handling adapted for XP11 ground physics. Physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout. PBR materials authored with industry-standard software used by the film and gaming industries. X-Plane GNS530 (FPS friendly) Support for RealityXP's GTN750* (integrated into 3D cockpit, when available). Goodway Compatible. Realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy. *RealityXP GTN 750 is sold separately Included in the package 5 HD liveries 1 HD blank texture 690B Normal and Emergency Procedures PDF 690B Performance tables PDF. 690B Quick reference table PDF 690B System Reference Guide PDF Recommended Settings for XPLANE 11 PDF.
  15. FSPassengers used to be a very good product, but the developper seems to have his head overwhelmed, it is taking him a fair amount of time to get his product updated to V4 (and his release date is very close to a probale V5 !). Not surprised to see some competition coming along... Actually there are news ! I made a topic 😛
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    xplane xplane noob questions.

    Hi there Caderly_one ! So, I will answer as far as my own knowledge, but about OrbX and XP11 or any other supported platform (FSX, P3D, AFS2...), you just need FTX Central 3 that you get from the OrbX main site. On the same site, check your account to see if your purchases are shown there. Then when you start FTX Central you can choose which sim you want to use/ setup OrbX addons for. The files will be in different places it for each sim, cause they will be different sources/ downloads. About your plane question, I really have to ask you some more questions, the "perfect" plane is very differnt between users, some will do mostly GA when others will only fly tubeliners, some prefers pistons, other will go turbines etc. But if you have a good idea of what you would like to fly it surely will be a lot easier for us to help you My favs GA airplanes in XP11 are the Eurofox and the Panthera from Aerobask, ASDG Super Cub (one of the best flight model in the sim !), the Thandra Quest Kodiak. If you go for any of these studios/ devs, you're sure to have a very good product. There are many other good planes that other will speak of I'm sure Edit : There is also the very good addons Piper Arrow and C-152 from Just Flight, the REP packs for planes like the default C-172 that will bring it up to an A2A level in XP (persistance, failures, FMOD sounds etc) that I just remembered
  17. Well, all the "old" OrbX partners are coming back home it seems 😛 I heard this one from the FSExpo's news but forgot to post it ! Cool you did 😎
  18. The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX Project update v5.0b1 was just released ! The project is 'a project under development', currently featuring 3 variants of the EuroFOX (A240/A220/A220-STOL). v5.0b1 is a major update release which was needed to bring the longstanding project to utilize X-Plane 11 recent features, preparing it for the future. The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX Project v5.0b1 was already 'VR ready', and now it is including a vrconfig file which defines X-Plane 11 'Realistic Yoke' feature for the VR touch controllers. This feature is allowing the stick to be operated with the touch controllers like a real stick of its type. The aircraft is now including a basic, LSA-grade Autopilot system, animated doors, improved textures and improved internal engineering to set up the foundations for the continuous update plan. Thanks ! JMH - VSKYLABS The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX Update Log Update Log v5.0b1 (18th June 2018) - main features: 3D modeling: Internal engineering modification to allow different cockpit panel layout for each variant in the future. Artificial Horizon and engine instrument gauges remodeled in 3D. Low resolution textures for most of the cockpit panel was upgraded to high resolution. PBR normals for the aircraft were added (interior/exterior). Glass rendering tuneup. Animated doors added (initial version). Systems/Interaction: COM1,2/NAV1,2 animated, functional volume knobs were added. LSA grade (basic) Autopilot system was added. VR compatibility: VR configuration file was added to allow 'Realistic Yoke' feature to work. Flight Dynamics Model: Fight Dynamics Model maintenance and tuneup. More informations : https://www.vskylabs.com/2016/12/aeropro-eurofox.html SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.vskylabs.com/2017/02/vskylabs-aeropro-eurofox-update-log.html
  19. But mentionned here aalready...
  20. Well, the problem I will have with this airport : the snow look amazing there, but what about all th rest of the world where it is (in FSX/ P3D) all flat and has no volume/ physics ?? Anyway, I want the same snow EVERYWHERE 😛
  21. One sim dies, another is about to born... It is the circle of life !
  22. Better with the actual link, isn't it ? https://www.turbulentdesigns.co.uk/kgpi-glacier-park-international-airport-now-beta/
  23. When it is available, it will be the 1st "official freeware plane" for Flight Sim World ! Gibbage has been working for some months on this STOL bush plane that we could describe as "a trike Eurofox-like". Kevin Miller, also known as Gibbageart, was involved in the Icon A5, Boeing Stirman and Maule M7 from Ms Flight, We certainly expect a high level of quality on his final product Textures are still WIP. Here is a video of the maiden dev flight. Flight model and sounds are still WIP. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.facebook.com/Gibbageart-1253240048091646/
  24. Important to know is that the former versions of the Quest kodiak by Thranda already had a G1000 build in, that is the Carenado one. And it is eating frames !!! Besides, the Laminar Research G1000 is very FPS friendly. I also find that it's clearer to read. Both GPS doesn't have exactly the same level of functionnalities, but the LR one is growing with every update, and is almost in par with the Carenado one already. It's why Thranda decided to remove the G1000 Carenado support. This choice is making the Kodiak one of the best PT6 engine I know of on X-Plane 11, with a high degree of realism and a really great plane to be in and fly...