X-Plane 11

Rome landscape is underway at FRHDesign, the Eternal City has finally found someone who’ll take care of.

I’ve been hoping for someone to represent my city in X-Plane in the best way and I hoped for FRHDesign by Fabio Hidalgo since He made Madrid.

This is the very first shot of Rome UHD project that will be coming soon in your X-Plane directories. Still no ETA but we’ll engage Fabio as much as we can to let you have the best news.

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A new update about the release of this aircraft. It confirms the software issues experienced at  X-Aviation.

As we said some time ago and as well known from the users, the Saab 340 by Leading Edge Simulation is finished and it’s waiting in a dusty hangar to be released.

 

LES team decided to give an official update directly on their own facebook group by commenting under a post.

This actually confirms a software issue that X-Aviation and Gizmo experienced and, hopefully, fixed. The new and interesting fact is that we actually have a confirmed release schedule.

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A special footage regarding the well-known Colimata’s project was released today. Let’s have a closer look to his Concorde.

In honour of the first flight of the Concorde (the maiden flight), 49 years ago, Colimata released a video showing the current state of his project: the Concorde.

 

This is a chanche to announce also how the v1 will be: not a study level product, but an enjoyable aircraft that will be updated step by step. I personally do not fully agree with this logic, but I’m not an aircraft developer.

We are continuing to build a solid base for this great bird that can be used for a long time. As last time let me clarify again that Version 1 will be a great realistic aircraft but with reasonable system depth”

Of course you can find more news on the dedicated topic on x-plane.org forum.

 

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xEnviro new feautures shots are the right way to start your late afternoon. You will be blown away from all this snowy landscape.

Talking about xEnviro is always interesting since this really seems to be the best complete weather injector for X-Plane. We could stay a day or more talking about the price, the quality of the custome clouds and how good the atmosphere looks (with the right settings) but there’s definitely something more coming, maybe, in the 1.08, the next major update.

This brief comment reports what’s the subject of the shots, thanks to Mike Davis who, with direct permission from Andrey Sheyback, posted this pics in the xEnviro official facebook group:

The screen shots I posted came from direct communication with Andrey. I have no idea if they are intended for inclusion in 1.08 or if they are just being tested as a possibility. When you do things like this that are massively complex and which must interact “intelligently” with existing ground tiles and objects, there is always a frame rate factor that rears its ugly head. I have not (yet?) seen these effects in my test version 1.08t36 so I don’t know if this is in there or even how one would know where ground snow is and where it isn’t or has melted. Lots of “reality” problems to solve. I put these up here without direct permission, but under a sort-of blanket responsibility to share them if I thought it appropriate. I have no idea how he is doing this, but it is xEnviro testing so we can hope he can pull it off. No promises, no dates. That’s all I know.”

It’s not clear, as you read, that this seasonal update will be in 1.08, but if not, all these “teasing” would be useless, don’t you think? While another great project is seeing the release (the Ultimate737), we have to patiently wait for this really critical update.

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