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  1. xplane

    here are a few apps i use for better settings in 11. Rendering options for XP11 1.0.2 Realist Forest Mod 1.1.0 hope this helps.
  2. hardware

    Accessory Maker Mad Catz Files For Bankruptcy Mad Catz had been struggling in recent years. In disappointing but not surprising news, Mad Catz Interactive announced today that it has filed for bankruptcy. Mad Catz Interactive is the parent company of video game accessory maker Mad Catz and audio company Tritton. It voluntarily filed for bankruptcy yesterday, March 30, with its directors and officers also resigning. Its subsidiary Mad Catz, Inc.--which you know as the company responsible for producing controllers, keyboards, mice, and other video game accessories--has now ceased operations and filed for chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, which will see its assets liquidated. The fate of Tritton was not outlined in a press release announcing the news, but additional Mad Catz Interactive subsidiaries are expected to be liquidated. Mad Catz has had a rough few years. In 2015, it warned of "substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue" due to uncertainty around the performance of Rock Band 4, which it made a big gamble on. Early last year, it experienced a major shakeup of its management team and cut a large portion of its workforce as part of a restructuring effort intended to keep the company afloat. Shortly thereafter, Harmonix announced that it would partner with competing accessory maker PDP for future Rock Band 4 hardware. Mad Catz CFO Karen McGinnis later said, "Although the overall Rock Band 4 program was incredibly disappointing for us, exiting the relationship with Harmonix at this time allows us to focus our efforts on the development and execution of our other exciting and profitable product launches." In January, the low share price of Mad Catz put the company at risk of being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. After the situation only got worse in the ensuing months and Mad Catz presented no viable proposal for turning things around, the delisting process began last week. Mad Catz had formed a committee last year to explore ways of maximizing shareholder value, ultimately leading to today's news. It considered selling off assets, among other options, but the panel could not find a way to sufficiently resolve the company's financial situation. SOURCE:
  3. Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway' 2 hours ago A recording has emerged of Harrison Ford explaining to air traffic control why he flew directly over a waiting passenger jet and landed on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in southern California in February. SOURCE:
  4. Icarus Simulations: San Diego - KSAN HD Icarus Simulations: KSAN - San Diego International Airport is here in great detail for X-Plane! LatinVFR, a very well-respected Microsoft Flight Simulator and P3D developer, provided materials for Icarus Simulations to bring you a native X-Plane experience from LatinVFR's San Diego!The product works in X-Plane 11, and further X-Plane 11 specific features will come at no additional charge!Quick Facts: Accurately designed San Diego International Airport with underlying ortho imagery and highly detailed objects, including in the surrounding city!Developer: Icarus SimulationsDownload Size: 600MBComaptibility:X-Plane 10/11, Mac, Windows, and LinuxDescriptionSan Diego Lindbergh International airport (KSAN) is the 3rd busiest in California and the busiest single runway airport in the United States, handling more than 20 million passengers a year.Highlighted Features • Highly detailed rendition of San Diego International Airport • Very detailed terminal & airport objects • X-Plane 10/11 HDR Lights • High resolution day and night textures • All but two gates have jetways and marshalers compatible with the Autogate plugin
  5. GeoPack is a premium series of photo-realistic scenery based on 15 meter IFR (medium/high altitude) Landsat-8 satellite imagery covering regions of the world not offered by any other vendor. Areas selected for the various packages are all suited to the simulation of air warfare in regions which have either had recent conflicts or are potential hot-spots. This series of scenery is ideally suited to air warfare simulations and the perfect companion for TacPack operations (TacPack not required). Option Details Vol I Iraq/Kuwait Price:$24.95 Covering 862,725 km2, the Iraq/Kuwait theater will transform your mundane default scenery into a breathtaking photo-realistic geography complete with detailed coastlines, night lighting and more! Download size: 10.2GB
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  7. prepar3d / fsx

    well i dont think so mr edson!!!
  8. Billund Airport EKBI, BLL is located in central Jutland and is Denmark’s second largest airport after Copenhagen Airport EKCH. Billund Airport handles an average of more than two million passengers a year and the airport serves as one of Denmark’s busiest air cargo centres as well as a charter airline destination. This highly detailed scenery of Billund Airport features a large area of photo real ground scenery (60 cm./pixel), detailed models of airport buildings, animated airport vehicles and SODE animated jetways. For Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Lockheed Martin Prepar3Dv3.
  9. a question from Mark Fosseth on the REX forum gets a great answer from timest999 Developer / Managing Partner MF: I am a REX P3D happy customer who now is moving towards XP11 like many others. I was just wondering if REX is intentioned to join the XP11 world beginning of 2017. Thx T999: Hi Mark, Since 11, it's been a serious contender on our radar! MF: Can I interpret your sentence as a " yes " ?? I know very well REX and if you will join Xplane 11 you will definitely wipe out the existent competitors. Let me know pls T999: we all know who they are... and yes, when we enter the market we feel confident with our team and technology. dvflight: Timest999 so can I assume that you guys are actually going to be developing for Xplane 11 or is it just a "thought" - I want to hold off on all my weather engines at the moment until I hear from REX. I've held off waiting for Skyforce 3d and I'm holding off for Xplane weather until the Pros grab hold (The Pros being you guys) T999: Yes, that is the plan, however the 'Force' product line is our top priority for our team right now. FULL POST HERE:
  10. prepar3d / fsx

    Flysimware - Learjet 35A Update v2.8 by Nels_Anderson Published on 02-02-2017 12:33 PM Number of Views: 1 0 Comments Changes In Version 2.8 Include New Features Updated installer with option to install 1 GTN 750 unit or dual GTN 750 units Updated installer with new features and better information The GTN 750 3D unit now has a click spot for the SD-Card The GTN 750 units now comes pre-configured with sound on and navigation pre-set DME has new xml coding to display raw DME not just VOR/DME DC & AC meters now have tooltips Generator amperes meters now have tooltips GPU now opens a new small panel window to show when active or inactive User manual updated for joystick keys list Added more warning labels to main panel (EMR PWR / PULL UP GPWS / NAV GPS MODE) Altitude selector is now a Honeywell digital unit to match with the Honeywell altimeter Overspeed warning now has 3 situations for an alert (IAS 300KTS under 8K FT / IAS 350KTS above 8K FT / Mach 0.81 above 25K FT / Mach 0.74 above 25K FT and autopilot off with Trim mode set to off or secondary) The digital section of the altimeter now displays altitude below sea level and will now display meters if you change the units of measure under general settings Cold & Dark State Standby battery switch off Standby attitude gauge caged Anti-Skid off Thrust Levers set to cut-off Switches & Knobs Anti-Skid click sound was missing Left click rather than middle click for Testing knob modes Right click rather than middle click for both throttles cut-off Windshield heat annunciator light now matches the correct switch position Cabin pressure knob and cabin rate knob now have mouse drag N1 reminder animation now counts up and down rather than just up Flight Dynamics Fuel burn rate updated Intercepting ILS approach autopilot bank rate improved Pitch, yaw and roll performance updated Elevator trim max limit is now 10 degrees (Tooltip added to Elevator / Aileron / Rudder trim gauges) Go Around (AUTOPILOT ON) LVL, VS and ALTSEL modes active & pitch 9 degrees up (AUTOPILOT OFF) All modes off, flight director pitch 9 degrees up Bugs & Updates Cabin pressure selector gets stuck (FIXED) Generator amp meters will now have a higher charging value for more accuracy Generator 2 amp meter was displaying generator 1 amps (FIXED) Spoilerons will flash spoiler annunciator light with flaps above 13 degrees rather than full flaps. Solid light for spoiler only. Alerter light is on within 1000 FT of the preselected altitude, and will remain illuminated to within 300 FT. Alerter test now plays audio as well as illuminates Alerter audio plays when you deviate 300 FT of the preselected altitude but not when you first pass through 300 FT of the preselected altitude Radar options updated with new instructions in PDF format Missing reference marker for the slip indicator ball GPU now needs parking brake on and both generators off to be active Vas Patch is no longer available / Night lights now use less memory Recognition light bulb will now turn off with main bus below 8 volts Ground splash lights will now turn off with main bus below 8 volts Control panel 2D light functions from the GNS model only (FIXED) Attitude reference bar changed from yellow to orange Backup altimeter is 5 degrees per line Cabin pressure system no longer can be disabled HSI from flag was not linked to card (FIXED) HSI and ATT got a few color updates Altitude lower deflection indicator now is for localizer only Turn Coordinator ball updated for accuracy Joysticks & Keyboard Assignments Autopilot modes now can be assigned using the G1000 softkeys Steer lock now can be assigned using the G1000 softkeys Yaw damper now can be assigned using the G1000 softkeys Spoiler switch now can be assigned using the G1000 softkeys (Default no longer works) Read the updated user manual for details SOURCE:
  11. some shots from streams.