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  1. HiFi SimTech's entrance into the X-Plane space was one of the top stories of 2018. Their product, Active Sky XP, was one of 2018's most anticipated addons, and now the first major update to the software is available. Service Pack 1 was first announced on the 30th of January and brought a multitude of changes to the weather engine. There's a loooooooong change-log for this lol SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Active Sky XP Service Pack 1 is Now Available | Threshold WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET HiFi SimTech's entrance into the X-Plane space was one of the top stories of 2018. Their product, Active Sky XP, has had its first major update since its initial release. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  2. X-Crafts have shared further previews of their ERJ series of aircraft. This time, it's a delve into the passenger cabin and the forward galley area: More in the source link SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Passenger Cabin Previews of X-Crafts' ERJ Family | Threshold WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET Step on-board with previews of the passenger cabin and galley area of X-Crafts' ERJ Family of aircraft. They come after previews shared of the cockpit last time round. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  3. Another biz-jet! "TorqueSim, who are working on their rendition of a Cessna Citation 525A, have today given Threshold the honour of showcasing the development of their business jet, in particular the 3D model of the aircraft. The Cessna CitationJet is a light business jet produced by Cessna, with more than 2,000 examples built. Its first flight was in 1991. The model TorqueSim are rendering is that of the CitationJet 525, and below, are work in progress renders of its development:" " SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Threshold Exclusive: Citation 525A Previews from TorqueSim | Threshold WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET TorqueSim, who are working on their rendition of a Cessna Citation 525A, have today given us the honour of showcasing the latest developments on their business jet. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  4. ShortFinal Design has released a new set of previews of his upcoming SFD Global, currently in development for X-Plane 11. Threshold was given the honour of announcing SFD Global in an exclusive article last month, which you can view here. Discover the latest previews below, featuring autogen in New England, North Africa and Scandanavia. More in the article! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : More SFD Global Previews from Around the World | Threshold WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET ShortFinal Design has let loose multiple previews of SFD Global, featuring autogen from areas around the world, including Scandinavia, North Africa and New England. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  5. Flight Sim Development Group, often abbreviated as FSDG, have today made a long awaited return to X-Plane, with the announcement of multiple new airfields for Laminar's sim. We can reveal one of the airports coming over from FSDG's ESP-platform range of sceneries is Graz (LOWG) Airport in Austria, which was converted Stairport Sceneries. (see more in the post) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/fsdgan
  6. Source: https://www.thresholdx.net/news/xorgv2
  7. After his highly successful release of Munich Airport, MisterX6 has decided to go worldwide with his next payware product, SFD Global. The package will overhaul X-Plane’s current non-airport scenery by completely changing the terrain textures, reconstructing certain autogen regions, and adding HD forest and vegetation textures. Terrain Textures SFD Global will replace X-Plane’s default terrain textures with new handmade alternatives. The new textures have been crafted using elements from high resolution orthoimagery. Extreme attention to detail and the seamless blending of elements has these previews looking great so far. Autogen Regions The package will also include multiple sets of regional autogen. These sets will consist of new detailed buildings with PBR materials and handcrafted autogen tiles with details like trees, cars, and furniture. The first three regions featured are the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East. More regions are still to come and will be announced at a later date. American autogen will not be touched since Laminar's default autogen simulates it well. Landmarks To complete the product, SFD has also included some famous landmarks located all over the world in SFD Global. Currently, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy have both been completed but more will come with time. (See more images in the article) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/sfdgbl
  8. Supercritical Simulations Group, also known as simply SSG, have released the first previews of their 747-8i version 2 for X-Plane, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Queen of the Skies. In a post on Facebook, the SSG team detail what to expect for the forthcoming update: Here's the feature list: New fuselage Added fuselage animations and details (pretty much anything that can open/move on the aircraft Is modeled). New cut windows instead of textures New stabilizers with added details New nacelles and engines Reworked landing gear Improved flaps SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/ssg748
  9. HiFi Simulation Technologies have released further information about the first major update to their X-Plane weather engine. Active Sky XP was released back in Decemberand has since received a few small patches to fix immediate bugs with the software, however, is yet to receive any major updates. In a post on the Active Sky Facebook page, the developers detail what's changing in the incoming update: "ASXP Development Update: We are near completion of our first comprehensive update for ASXP, which includes several fixes and enhancements, in areas including turbulence, registration/login, interpolation, wx station database quality and quantity, reduction in cloud redraws when possible, and much more. Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you!" SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/asxpud
  10. "Airworthy Designs have been working hard throughout the Christmas break on their Princess of the Caribbean series for X-Plane. Part One of the series was released back in April to mixed fanfare, due to large performance issues which have now been patched - it has now been updated to v1.7. Part Two will contain the airports of Saba and St. Barths, both of which are notorious amongst aviation fans for their hard approaches. AWD have been sprinkling previews of the new St. Barths scenery since late December, with further screenshots released today." SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/awdpoc
  11. FlightBeam, a popular ESP scenery development group currently in collaboration with Bill Womack of iBlueYonder recently released an email enticing of a possible conversion of their upcoming Portland International (KPDX) airport to X-Plane. In the email, it questioned "If X-Plane is your main simulator, would you be interested in this version of KPDX for XP11?" SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/fbkpdx
  12. RIP had a look for a clash but obviously not hard enough!
  13. Among all the small Pacific Northwest airports that are loaded with character, Pearson Field stands out. For one thing, it predates them all; KVUO is officially the oldest continuously operating airport in the region, and one of the two oldest operational fields in the USA. Even before the dawn of aviation the site was a hub of activity, as evidenced by the 19th-century Hudson's Bay Company fort and trading post just off the threshold of runway 8. So far, the tiny airport has hosted the first crossing of the Columbia River by airship in 1905, been a stopover on the US Army's first round-the-world flight, and made Russian aviation history as the landing spot for the Chkalov Trans-Polar Flight in 1937. KVUO Pearson Field for X-Plane will be available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD $32.95 (approx. USD $24.35 / €21 / £18.60 ) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/157642-kvuo-pearson-field-is-coming-to-x-plane/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/obkvuo
  14. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) offers non-stop passenger service to 62 destinations with 179 peak daily departures.The airport is a focus city for Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines, as well as being the largest market for Vacation Express. The airport’s international destinations include Cancún, Cozumel, Freeport, Montego Bay, Paris, Punta Cana, Reykjavík, and Toronto. Animated Airport Animated Custom 3D model Jetways Ground Traffic in whole airport WT3 Ready Randomly placed static aircraft, can be easily toggled off in the X-Plane settings Radar Animation Detailed Airport UHD Custom Textures using the latest painting techniques Custom Mesh with slope runway accuracy Detailed with high accuracy 3D models PBR Materials Ground reflections and decals Custom 3D Grass and vegetation blends with orthophotos Custom HDR Lights billboard and spill in Terminal and Parking areas Ultra High resolution custom ground textures and orthoimagery for the airport Animated radar Accurate WT3 included by "Cpt. K-man" Hundreds of 3D custom static objects like cars, services vehicles and more Other Features Includes one dsf file for lower spec’s computers Airport Diagrams PDF Update 1.1 has also been released. Changelog: - Baked in shadows for forests - New jetway variation - Industrial buildings surrounding the airport - Static Safegate systems at Concourse B - Corrected Lights for some lightposts - Fix for excessive VRAM usage - Recoloring of forests to better match orthophotos - Refined Ortho4XP Patch File - Fixed error messages originating from loading of orthophotos - Renumbered gates at Concourse A due to acquisition of more accurate historical data - Fixed transparency issues with red trees near Terminal 3 - Fix for missing sidewalk in front of Terminal 3 - Fixed mesh issues with Delta Hangar ... And many more small under the hood fixes SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/cvg4xp
  15. Antalya Airport ( LTAI) is an international airport located 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the city center of Antalya, Turkey. It is a major destination during the European summer leisure season due to its location at the country's Mediterranean coast. It handled 18,741,659 passengers in 2016, making it the third-busiest airport in Turkey and the thirtieth-busiest in Europe. The airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal. Antalya is one of the major airports on the Southwest of Turkey, the others being Bodrum and Dalaman. Features: Detailed airport objects and vehicles Custom textured taxiways, runways and apron Custom surroundings Custom airport lights Compatible with X-Plane 11 features Animated ground vehicles (X-Plane 11 only) Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on terminal and other airport buildings High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures High resolution building textures Excellent night effects Realistic reflections on glass Optimized for excellent performance DEV LINK (Embedding Facebook link doesn't work): https://www.facebook.com/groups/justsim/permalink/2080992988822884/ STORE LINK: http://store.x-plane.org/LTAI--Antalya-International-Airport_p_844.html SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/jsltai
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