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  1. sales Aerofly FS 2.

    Ehm... I dont see any info about a FS2 release here, only FSW? Did i miss something? I would LOVE to see FS2 getting more attention!
  2. As the video says 4.x its propably not 4.1 but 4.2 that isin beta right now...
  3. Im also pretty new to this and i think im at the same level of you. Just trying to make my first scenery of my Home airport where i do my Flightschool. Its a small one in Austria (LOIH) and i have full acess to take photos etc. and not that much buildings to create later. But for now im doing it just like you. Working with free google data and place some default objetcs like hangars, static sailplanes etc.in ADE. After that i will try to make custom ground polys (textures) and then my first buildings in 3DS max. I found this great tutorial by very well known Ex-ORBX and now iBlueYonder developer Bill womack for ground polys. Its a bit old but i think it will still work very good to understand hot to create ground textures. Let me share some links you definitely should visit to get some answers for questions: Ground Poly tutorial by Bill Womack (iblue Yonder): https://iblueyonder.com/ground-poly-tutorial/ FSDeveloper Forum (official forum of ADE by scruffyduck): http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/ Scruffyduck (Home of ADE and other tools, etc.): http://www.scruffyduck.org/ There is just very very much things to read about and to understand, i think the learning curve to a quality payware scenery is VERY, VERY steep. But lets try to do it and maybe we can share our experiences and progress here. Cheers, Pete
  4. Hi! 1. No. You have to buy commercial Satellite images. also you wouldnt want to use Google image data cause of the too low resolution. Look out for professional high resolution data providers. You can also get vector and mesh data for surrounding area but as said, it costs quite a bit. Im doing some improvements for small airports in my area and in this case i buy the satellite image data that covers 3 airfields so i can get the most benefit out of it. 2. I use Sbuilder only to get the fast and dirty satellite image and export the image. Sbuilder is outdated and there are better tools like ADE which is FREE and MASSIVE in its features. Also payware devs use ADE (http://www.scruffyduck.org/airport-design-editor/4584106799) 3. Its very likely that they also use ADE but of course they add custom ground poly for the texturing of taxiways, apron, runway, taxilines etc... But basically, yes. Photoshop, 3ds MAX and ADE and of course quality commercial satellite images. Start like this: Get your satellite out of Sbuilder, export it and ad it to ADE, then do your work in ADE with P3D stock library to see how everything works. After that try to make custom ground polys etc. and get deeper in it. After that you surely want do create custom 3D objects for your Airport buildings, tower, etc. so learn to work with 3ds MAX. Later on you can have a look how to create Landclass, Autogen, etc... Youll see very fast, trying to make Payware scenery alone will eat up your whole freetime for months... Also check youtube, so many tutorials around to get familiar with those tools. For further questions just ask. Im also starting to make my first scenery and its not easy but i have a bit of support from a payware dev that can guide me in the right direction if i fail completely. But i try to learn everything on my own and that is the only way you`ll make it further. But im here for some starter help
  5. Hi frederick! First of all read into the P3Dv4 SDK there is everything you have to know including what tools and programs to use: http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/LearningCenter.php After that youll need a 3D modelling tool that supports P3D formats. The most used and only supported one is 3ds MAX. Then you need Photoshop for textures and of course a lot of skill on both programs. Then youll need satellite images in high quality what can cost till 5000 bucks. Sometimes you are lucky and for your area the government or an other institution has something cheaper. There are also some providers in eastern europe that offer such satellite images for a relatively small price. Thats in short what i can say. Just read in the SDK, use the provided tools and see if you still think you can do it on your own and gain money.... Some developers outsources for example the 3D modelling and other stuff. Not an easy business and not a business to live from when you do it for you own. Keep in mind you need months or years of work for a big scenery in high quality that will gain enough money to survive till you can release your next project....
  6. We’ve teamed up with AviationLads to bring you some exclusive images of the upcoming Latinwings Almeria (LEAM). The scenery itself is in the final stages of development and serves as an intermediate scenery before the team releases their highly anticipated Madrid scenery in the near future. In the detailed article you`ll also find more infos about upcoming in development sceneries of Latinwings as the highly anticipated Madrid LEMD airport. LINK TO SOURCE: https://fselite.net/previews/fselite-exclusive-previews-latinwings-almeria-leam/
  7. TOUR: The Deutschland Unity Tour

    Thanks for this nice report! Yeah EDDM is always very foggy in this season. I hope i can join for another leg of this beautiful tour. EDIT: How could you OOM in v4? Must be a very heavy memory leak somewhere...
  8. Great! I see that replay is still WIP and only for testing but i noticed flaps movement isnt recorded for the A2A C172. All other tested planes work well so far...
  9. Thank you very much for this opportunity Keven, much appreciated! Im just doing the first flight with it and there is a strange behavior i just noticed: In the previous version i could toggle between inside/outside camera and the Static camera was excluded from this "loop". But now when i toggle to the outside camera with a button set to "toggle in/outside camera" the camera only toggles between outside and static camera once it is outside and doesnt jump back to the cockpit camera. This is a bit annoying because i now need to configure one button to jump outside and an other one to jump back into the cockpit. Thanks
  10. This scenery isnt brand new but now also available for P3D v4 and Xplane 11! It didnt get the attention it deserves so the Developer asked us for a Promotion video. So we tried to get the spanish mood into the vid with some nice spanish music The scenery is very well done with much attention to the details including landmarks in the surrounding area. A nice place to fly and to drink some Sangrias after landing. check it out! As always feedback is much appreciated. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.aerosoft.com/en/fsxp3d/flight-simulator-x-steam/sceneries/1558/spanish-airfields-soria-garray-x http://secure.simmarket.com/aerosoft-spanish-airfields-soria-garray-x-fsx-p3d-(de_10448).phtml http://www.aviationlads.com/
  11. TOUR: The Deutschland Unity Tour

    Nice one! For the starting airport LOAN there is a Freeware scenery for P3D and XPlane: P3D: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=201518 Xplane 9/10: http://x-plane.at/drupal/node/301 About the aircrafts, i cant take my A2A C182 cause its Payware? So the DA 40/42 is REQUIRED?
  12. xplane HD Mesh Scenery v4

    Oh damn. Its really getting hard to resist this Sim...
  13. They do this with every new Product before release. They put in the real prices.
  14. It was awesome! Was nice to meet all you guys, looking forward to next year!
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