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July 2017

SimHQ reports DCS World 2.1 from Eagle Dynamics is now available.

Ace Maddox put up a Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China trailer video.

Our featured addon is McDonnell F-101 Voodoo for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.


June 2017

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Prepar3D Version 8.5.2 is now available.

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D V8.5.2 – Improvements and Changes

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D is a full-featured addon manager for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Easily install, manage and remove aircraft, adventures, flights, flight plans, gauges, missions, panels, A.I. airport and facilities data, scenery, sounds, textures, videos, weather and more!

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug detecting and saving Prepar3D v4's location after the user manually inputs the folder.
  • In Work With Addons, the wrong icon resource was shown for addons located in Addit! Pro's File Cabinet.
  • In the Customize window, moving the splash screen delay slider now enables the Apply button.

General

  • In Edit Aircraft, the hidden aircraft icon is better differentiated from the shown aircraft icon.

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Prepar3D Version 8.5.1 is now available. This update includes Prepar3D v4 support, new automated file replacement options, an improved addon repair feature, general tweaks, bug fixes and more!

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D V8.5.1 – Improvements and Changes

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D is a full-featured addon manager for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Easily install, manage and remove aircraft, adventures, flights, flight plans, gauges, missions, panels, A.I. airport and facilities data, scenery, sounds, textures, videos, weather and more!

Addon Repair

  • The aircraft repair feature now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists in html format.
  • Prepar3D v3 files can be used to repair Prepar3D v4 addons. This is handy when an addon assumes you have effects, gauges, sounds, etc from the other version.

Customize

  • Added an option under the category "Addon Installation", in the section "Confirmation and Warnings". Your two choices for this option are explained below.
  • When installing a file that already exists:
  • Ask me what to do each time - if the file being installed already exists, you will be prompted for instructions. This is the default.
  • Replace existing file if older - if the file being installed is newer than the one that already exists, always overwrite it. Pick this option and you will no longer see the Confirm File Replace dialog during installation; Addit! Pro will decide what to do by comparing the date/time stamp of both files.
  • Added an option under "Addon Repair" to use Prepar3D v3 files to repair Prepar3D v4 addons.

Edit Scenery

  • The program now remembers the last folder used after you click the Add Area button.
  • Prepar3D v4's new UTF-16 format for its scenery.cfg is now supported.

Fixes

  • Fixed a "Run-time error 52" error that could happen when a file with an invalid character was encountered.
  • Fixed a potential problem diagnosing aircraft title conflicts.
  • The Program Information screen now accurately shows the operating system as Windows 10 (instead of 8) for Windows 10 systems.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #5: Invalid procedure call or argument" and "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" bug when installing certain incomplete aircraft base packages.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #9: subscript out of range" error when loading the aircraft list.
  • The import addons at startup feature will now work properly once again.

General

  • Added support for Prepar3D v4.
  • Improved the "Select Flight Simulator Installation" window that appears when several versions of the simulator are installed and you must pick one.
  • The program icon is now higher resolution and uses alpha transparency. Also, several internal graphic resources were updated.
  • Increased file input/output performance in key areas such as when loading all your aircraft in Edit Aircraft.
  • Files encoded in either windows-1252/ANSI or UTF-16LE/Unicode are now supported.
  • The Program Information screen now shows the date/size stamp of Addit! Pro's main database.
  • Adjusted the large database warning message to appear when the mdb file is much closer to its maximize size.
  • Included high resolution versions of all default aircraft, panel and scenery addon images including new Prepar3D v4 addons: Lockheed Electra 10A, Milviz P-38L, Lockheed Martin F-16A, Sikorsky Black and Battlehawk variants.
  • Updated internal library components to latest versions.
  • Updated help text.

Prepar3D version 4 from Lockheed Martin is now available. This 64-bit Prepar3D features a revamped user interface, new and updated aircraft, new speedtree models, an improved look for taxiways and runways, refreshed 3d rain and snow effects, updated dynamic lighting and lots more.

The recently released X-Plane 11 from Laminar Research was updated to X-Plane version 11.01 and version 11.02 will soon follow.

Dovetail Games, publisher of FSX: Steam Edition, released their latest flight sim called Flight Sim World. It's available to purchase now as a Steam Early Access title. Watch Dovetail's short Flight Sim World trailer for a quick glimpse and check out a longer FSW announcement video for more about their latest flight simulation platform.

Our featured addon is Port Columbus International Airport for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.


May 2017

X-Plane version 11 has taken flight. Watch the X-Plane 11 trailer and learn more about the new X-Plane from Laminar Research.

A couple of X-Plane 11 reviews have surfaced, one at Flight Sim Nexus and another at Flying X-Plane.

Take an in-flight tour of a World War II era Boeing B-29 Superfortress, one of two remaining flight-capable B-29s left.

Our featured addon is Aryus Cessna 56X for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.


April 2017

X-Plane is getting closer to offical launch, according to the X-Plane 11 Release Notes.

Learn how to Build Your Own VFR Scenery With FSEarthTiles over at Flightsim.com. Michael Hayward demonstrates how to use the venerable but free FS Earth Tiles software to easily create high resolution FSX or Prepar3D scenery based on Virtual Earth.

The screenshots below show scenery created at a resolution of .5 meters per pixel which stays pretty sharp even close to the deck:

Flightsim.com has an X-Plane 11 Default FMC Tutorial by Paul Mort showing how to use the X-Plane Boeing 737-800's FMC.

Our featured addon is Lockheed T-33A T-Bird and Allison J33 Soundset.


March 2017

The X-Plane 11 beta was recently previewed by Wired magazine.

Lockheed Martin updated Prepar3D v3.4 again with Hotfix #3 focusing on SLI support.

Laminar Research's X-Plane 11 beta 10 is out now along with some interesting X-Plane 10 and 11 usage metrics.

A new entry level flight simulator is coming from Aerosoft called Ready for Takeoff and here is the short trailer.

Our featured addon is Aena Boeing 727-200.


February 2017

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X Version 7.5.6 is available. This update includes an automatic file replacement feature, general tweaks, and bug fixes.

Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.6

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically overwrite existing files during installation if the installed files are newer than the existing files.

Customize

  • Added a new option under the category "Addon Installation", in the section "Confirmation and Warnings", called "When installing a file that already exists". Your two choices are explained below.
    Ask me what to do each time - if the file being installed already exists, you will be prompted for instructions. This is the default.
    Replace existing file if older - if the file being installed is newer than the one that already exists, always overwrite it. Pick this option and you will no longer see the Confirm File Replace dialog during installation; Addit! Pro will decide what to do by comparing the date/time stamp of both files.

Fixes

  • Fixed a rare "Error #5: Invalid procedure call or argument" and "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" bug when installing certain incomplete aircraft base packages.
  • Fixed the stock panel images for the AgustaWestland EH101, FA-18 Hornet and P51 Racer. The Reload Default Addon Pictures function now includes these images.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #9: subscript out of range" error when loading the aircraft list.
  • The import addons at startup feature will now work properly.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" in Configure Aircraft, Configure Panels, Configure Scenery and Configure Textures when the All tab was shown first.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Customize window where two locked item lists were accepting input.

General

  • Improved detection of FSX: Steam Edition and co-existence of FSX:SE with traditional FSX installations.
  • Included high resolution versions of default aircraft, panel and scenery addon images.
  • Adjusted the large database warning message to appear when the mdb file is much closer to its maximize size.
  • Updated the Help system.

Lockheed Martin updated Prepar3D v3.4 with Hotfix #2.

Laminar Research's X-Plane 11 beta 9 is out now along with the first beta of WorldEditor.

Our featured addon this time is Boeing C-97.


January 2017

X-Plane 11 beta 2 is now available from Laminar Research. This release features a much improved UI, better visuals, higher quality and more. A free demo can be downloaded.

An action combat flight simulation called Air Missions: HIND from 3Division is out as an Early Access title.

Ars Technica's article on the Extra 330 reports the plane is the quickest-climbing electric plane taking 4 minutes 22 seconds to reach 9,842 feet.

Flightsim.com posted a 4 page preview of X-Plane 11.

Our featured addon is Embraer A-29B Super Tucano.


November-December 2016

A public beta of X-Plane 11 is available from Laminar Research. The retail release is expected by year's end.

Flightsim.com has a 3-page article Flight Simulator 2004 in Windows 10 to help FS2004 users with Windows 10 issues.

A Prepar3D v3.4 hotfix was released by Lockheed Martin.

Eagle Dynamics released DCS F-5E Tiger II and have a DCS F-5E release trailer.

Dovetail Games Flight Team announced their upcoming Dovetail Flight Simulator is delayed until next year.

A new kickstarter flight game called Iron Wings was announced by Naps Team. The developer released a few videos of the work-in-progress Iron Wings.

Our featured addon is Ibiza X airport and surrounding terrain.


October 2016

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 2004 Version 6.8.7 is available. This update includes new features, improved aircraft repair and several bug fixes.

Improvements and Changes in Version 6.8.7

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 2004 is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

Addon Installation

  • The aircraft Repair feature now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists in html format.

Edit Aircraft, Edit Panels, Edit Sounds

  • Addit! Pro now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists. This resolves missing file errors shown in the Configuration Report when these files are specified but do not exist. When you try to open a reference sheet or checklist that is missing, Addit! Pro creates these files for you.

Fixes

  • Fixed a rare "Error #9: subscript out of range" error when loading the aircraft list.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" in Configure Aircraft, Configure Panels, Configure Scenery and Configure Textures when the All tab was shown first.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Customize window where two locked item lists were accepting input.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #1001: Unsupported value type" that could occur when launching Addit! Pro.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #3265: Item not found in this collection" when merging two addons together.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #438: Object doesn't support this property or method" bug when optimizing the database.
  • Corrected a spacing issue on the Program Information screen.

General

  • Included high resolution versions of all default aircraft and panel addon images.
  • Added a few small changes to better support Microsoft Windows 10.
  • Updated internal library components to latest versions.
  • Updated help text.

Lockheed Martin has updated Prepar3D to version 3.4.

AVSIM made a thorough Prepar3D Guide available for download.

X-Plane 10 has been updated to version 10.50.

Our featured addon this time is Antonov An-124.


September 2016

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Prepar3D Version 8.4.1 is now available. This update includes usability improvements, a better addon repair feature, some general tweaks, many bug fixes and more.

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D V8.4.1 – Improvements and Changes

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D is a full-featured addon manager for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Easily install, manage and remove aircraft, adventures, flights, flight plans, gauges, missions, panels, A.I. airport and facilities data, scenery, sounds, textures, videos, weather and more!

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically overwrite existing files during installation if the installed files are newer than the existing files. See Customize for details.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • After the Addon Installation Wizard appears for the first time you are asked if want to see a list of helpful online installation guides. Pick Yes to view a list of Walkthrough Examples that explain how to install various addons like aircraft, panels, scenery and so forth.

Addon Management

  • More addon folders are now ignored to increase performance and simplify aircraft management: avatars, countermeasures, submersible and weapons.

Addon Repair

  • The aircraft Repair feature now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists in html format.

Customize

  • Added a new option under the category "Addon Installation", in the section "Confirmation and Warnings". Your two choices for this option are explained below.

When installing a file that already exists:
Ask me what to do each time - if the file being installed already exists, you will be prompted for instructions. This is the default. Replace existing file if older - if the file being installed is newer than the one that already exists, always overwrite it. Pick this option and you will no longer see the Confirm File Replace dialog during installation; Addit! Pro will decide what to do by comparing the date/time stamp of both files.

Edit Aircraft, Edit Panels, Edit Sounds

  • Addit! Pro now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists. This resolves missing file errors shown in the Configuration Report when these files are specified but do not exist. When you try to open a reference sheet or checklist that is missing, Addit! Pro creates these files for you.
  • To tidy up the aircraft list, avatars, countermeasures, submersible and weapons have been filtered out.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" in Configure Aircraft, Configure Panels, Configure Scenery and Configure Textures when the All tab was shown first.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Customize window where two locked item lists were accepting input.
  • Corrected an issue where some default addons were not being flagged as stock addons.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #1001: Unsupported value type" that could occur when launching Addit! Pro.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #3265: Item not found in this collection" when merging two addons together.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #438: Object doesn't support this property or method" bug when optimizing the database.
  • Corrected a spacing issue on the Program Information screen.

General

  • Included high resolution versions of all default aircraft, panel and scenery addon images.
  • Added a few small changes to better support Microsoft Windows 10 and Prepar3D v3.3.
  • Updated internal library components to latest versions.
  • Updated help text.

Eagle Dynamics released their latest aircraft for DCS World--DCS: BF109 K-4 and they put out a DCS: BF-109 trailer on YouTube.

Our featured addon this time is Brussels Airlines Airbus A320.


July-August 2016

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X Version 7.5.4 is available. This update includes a better addon repair feature, some general tweaks, a few bug fixes and more.

Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.4

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • After the Addon Installation Wizard appears for the first time you are asked if want to see a list of helpful online installation guides. Pick Yes to view a list of Walkthrough Examples that explain how to install various addons like aircraft, panels, scenery and so forth.

Addon Repair

  • The aircraft Repair feature now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists in html format.

Edit Aircraft

  • Addit! Pro now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists. This resolves missing file errors shown in the Configuration Report when these files are specified but do not exist. When you try to open a reference sheet or checklist that is missing, Addit! Pro creates these files for you.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug "Error #1001: Unsupported value type" that could occur when launching Addit! Pro.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #3265: Item not found in this collection" when merging two addons together.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #438: Object doesn't support this property or method" bug when optimizing the database.
  • Corrected a spacing issue on the Program Information screen.

General

  • Added a couple of small changes to better support Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Microsoft Windows 10.
  • Updated internal library components to latest versions.

Lockheed Martin's updated Prepar3D to version 3.3 and released a hotfix.

Flying Tiger's: Shadows Over China received a couple of updates. This action flight sim from Ace Maddox is still in early access.

Our featured addon this time is Aero Boero AB-180.


May-June 2016

Dovetail Games released Flight School a new flight simulator aimed at fresh pilots. It's available on Steam. Watch a video trailer on YouTube.

Flightsim.com presents Robert Richardson Freeware Focus on his jet aircraft add-ons.

Here's an informative video explaining why fliying is so expensive.

Eagle Dynamics released SA342 Gazelle for the DCS platform.

Our featured addon this round is Lockheed C5 Galaxy.


March-April 2016

AVSIM.com reviews the current Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D flight simulation.

Lockheed-Martin released an update to Prepar3D. The 10 GB Version 3.2 patch is available to licensed owners of the sim and upgrades either version 3.1 or 3.0.

Eagle Dynamics put out a couple of updates to DCS World 1.5. Read more about Update 1 and Update 2.

SimHQ.com talks about Combat Air Patrol 2 from developer Sim155. This Harrier sim due out sometime soon™.

Our featured addon this round is Beechcraft Bonanza P35.


November 2015-February 2016

The world war II combat air simulation Warbirds 2016 is available on Steam.

Eagle Dynamics DCS World 1.5 went into open beta and may be downloaded from digitalcombatsimulator.com. They also put out a DCS: Nevada Test and Training Range video teaser.

X-Plane 10 has been updated to version 10.40.

Our featured addon this round is F/A-18E Super Hornet.


September-October 2015

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Prepar3D Version 8.3.3 is now available. This update includes Prepar3D version 3 support, a new addon repair option, bug fixes, minor feature enhancements and more. View complete change list here.

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D V8.3.3 – Improvements and Changes

Addit! Pro For Prepar3D is a full-featured addon manager for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Easily install, manage and remove aircraft, adventures, flights, flight plans, gauges, missions, panels, A.I. airport and facilities data, scenery, sounds, textures, videos, weather and more!

Addon Repair

  • Addit! Pro can use Prepar3D version 2 addons to repair Prepar3D version 3 addons, if you have both installed.

Customize

  • A new option under Addon Repair called "Use Prepar3D v2 files to repair Prepar3D addons" can be enabled. Do so if you would like Addit! Pro to use Prepar3D version 2 files to help repair version 3 addons. 

Edit Aircraft

  • Tweaked the hidden aircraft icon to better differentiate it from the standard visible aircraft icon.

Fixes

  • Corrected a problem changing the default flight when none is initially specified in Prepar3D's master configuration file.
  • In all Addon Installation Wizard steps, the shortcut key for "Paste/Set Folder" was listed as Ctrl-P instead of Ctrl-V.
  • Fixed a focus issue in all Addon Installation Wizard listviews. After using the shortcut key to paste a folder (Ctrl-V), the focus now remains on the list. After using the shortcut key to mark a file "Install" (INS), the focus also remains on the list.
  • Corrected a sizing issue with the splash and about screen images when running Windows in medium or large font display modes.
  • Automatic column width sizing in listviews now considers if Windows is running in medium or large font mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the sound configuration report window where clicking OK could trigger a repair operation.

General

  • Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D version 3 is now supported.
  • If several versions of Prepar3D are installed, Addit! Pro will ask you to select one.
  • The main menu item "Register" now disappears after successful registration.

Help System

  • The Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes and Prepar3D v3 content.

Program Information

  • Added a Copy to Clipboard button to the Program Information screen.

Lockheed Martin released Prepar3D version 3.0. Prepar3D V3 includes platform upgrades, performance improvements, a new tree rendering system, SimDirector enhancements, new aircraft and many bug fixes.

A preview of DSC World 2 is up at Mudspike.com. This World War II air combat sim appears to be progressing nicely.

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad was patched to 1.101.

Laminar Research announced X-Plane 10 is now available as a direct digital download.

STLYoungblood compares Saitek's x52 Pro to the X55 helping you to decide which HOTAS is best for you.

Ace Maddox's Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China, a World War II air combat simulation, is in development but can be played as an early access Steam title. Ace released a short trailer.

Our featured addon this round is Long Beach Airport.


July-August 2015

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 2004 Version 6.8.1 is available. This update includes new features, improved performance, better scenery installation, new hotkey shortcuts, enhanced addon repair, bug fixes, Windows medium/large display support and more. 

Improvements and Changes in Version 6.8.1

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 2004 is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip file. It also sets the title and picks a scenery picture for you. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Installation > Automation 2, and in the Scenery section check the box called "Install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip filename".
  • Improved automatic assignment of scenery pictures.

Customize

  • Added a new scenery installation option. You can opt to install scenery to a new scenery subfolder named after the addon. For example, if your addon is called "La Guardia Airport.zip" and your default scenery installation folder is set to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery folder", the installed addon's scenery files will go to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery\La Guardia Airport\Scenery".

Edit Aircraft / Edit Panels / Edit Sounds / Edit Scenery

  • Added a Repair button to the configuration report window.

Fixes

  • In all Addon Installation Wizard steps, the shortcut key for "Paste/Set Folder" was listed as Ctrl-P instead of Ctrl-V.
  • Fixed a focus issue in all Addon Installation Wizard listviews. After using the shortcut key to paste a folder (Ctrl-V), the focus now remains on the list. After using the shortcut key to mark a file "Install" (INS), the focus also remains on the list.
  • Corrected a sizing issue with the splash and about screen images when running Windows in medium or large font display modes.
  • The automatic column width sizing in listviews now considers if Windows is running in medium or large font mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the sound configuration report window where clicking OK could trigger a repair operation.
  • The OK button will no longer be disabled after selecting all list items in Edit Panels and Edit Sounds.
  • Corrected a problem in all list views where the right-click menu could get blocked and not appear.
  • Fixed a potential "Error #9: Subscript out of range" issue dealing with importing addons.

General

  • Greatly improved the performance of all lists. Enjoy much faster performance on all windows that have list views (nearly all of them do). Windows process faster and clicks are more responsive.
  • Added many new shortcuts to Addon History, Addon Installation Wizard, Edit Aircraft, Edit Panels, Edit Sounds, Edit Scenery, FS9 CFG Manager, Import Addons, and Work With Addons.
  • Default window sizes are about 35% larger on higher resolution monitors.
  • Added a "Check for updates" option to the Help menu.

Help System

  • The Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

Program Information

  • This window now shows the Flight Simulator specific application data folder and common application data folder along with your Microsoft Windows folder for reference.

Twitch offers up an archived livestream of DCS World 2 discussing the upcoming sim. Fast forward to the 27:00 mark for flight footage over Area 51, Nellis Air Force Base, the city of Vegas, and Hoover Dam.

Paul Mort over at Flightsim.com reports on his Flightdeck Experience, a business catoring to flight sim enthusiasts using a Prepar3D-powered real flight simulator.

Thrustmaster's Hotas Warthog earned a splendid review at True PC Gaming.

Our featured addon this round is Zlin Z-142.


May-June 2015

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Prepar3D Version 8.2.1 is now available. This update includes new features, improved performance, better scenery installation, new hotkey shortcuts, enhanced addon repair, some bug fixes and more. View complete change list here.

Improvements and Changes in Version 8.2.1 (Short List)

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip file. It also sets the title and picks a scenery picture for you. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Installation > Automation 2, and in the Scenery section check the box called "Install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip filename".
  • Improved automatic assignment of scenery pictures.

Addon Repair

  • Addit! Pro can now use Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 files to help repair Prepar3D addons. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Repair > Repair Method and check the box called "Use FS2004 files to repair Prepar3D addons".

Customize

  • Added a new scenery installation option. You can opt to install scenery to a new scenery subfolder named after the addon. For example, if your addon is called "La Guardia Airport.zip" and your default scenery installation folder is set to "Prepar3D\Addon Scenery folder", the installed addon's scenery files will go to "Prepar3D\Addon Scenery\La Guardia Airport\Scenery".
  • Added an option to use FS2004 files to help repair broken addons.

Addon History, Addon Installation Wizard, Edit Aircraft, Panels, Edit Sounds, Edit Scenery, FS CFG Manager, Work With Addons

  • Added many new keyboard shortcuts.

Fixes

  • Corrected a problem processing the default flight file in Prepar3D v2.x+.
  • Corrected a problem in all list views where the right-click menu could get blocked and not appear.
  • Fixed a potential "Error #9: Subscript out of range" issue dealing with importing addons.

General

  • Greatly improved the performance of all lists. Enjoy much faster performance on all windows that have list views (nearly all of them do). Windows process faster and clicks are more responsive.
  • Added a Repair button to the aircraft/panel/sound configuration report windows.
  • Updated UnRAR library and FreeImage library. Added new XML library.

Wargamer.com reviewed IL2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad noting some flaws and issues.

Thrustmaster's Hotas Warthog was reviewed over at Overclocked Inside who liked the product.

Our featured addon this round is Spanish Air Force Eurofighter.


March-April 2015

Addit! Pro Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X Version 7.5.2 is available. This update includes new features, improved performance, better scenery installation, new hotkey shortcuts, enhanced addon repair, some bug fixes and more. View complete change list here.

Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.2 (Short List)

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip file. It also sets the title and picks a scenery picture for you. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Installation > Automation 2, and in the Scenery section check the box called "Install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip filename".
  • Improved automatic assignment of scenery pictures.

Addon Repair

  • Addit! Pro can now use Prepar3D files to help repair Flight Simulator X files. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Repair > Repair Method and check the box called "Use Prepar3D files to repair Flight Simulator X addons".

Customize

  • Added a new scenery installation option. You can opt to install scenery to a new scenery subfolder named after the addon. For example, if your addon is called "La Guardia Airport.zip" and your default scenery installation folder is set to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery folder", the installed addon's scenery files will go to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery\La Guardia Airport\Scenery".
  • Added an option to use Prepar3D files to help repair broken addons.

Edit Aircraft, Panels, Edit Sounds, Edit Scenery

  • Added many new keyboard shortcuts.

General

  • Greatly improved the performance of all lists. Enjoy much faster performance on all windows that have list views (nearly all of them do). Windows process faster and clicks are more responsive.
  • Added support for Dovetail Games Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition when installed in parallel with Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Lockheed Martin released Prepar3D v2.5. Changes include platform updates, performance and graphics tweaks, SimDirector enhancements and SDK updates.

Eagle Dynamics announced MiG-15bis by Belsimtek. Watch the MiG-15bis video trailer here.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow was announced by 1C Game Studios. No real details yet but expect another announcement soon, said 1C.

Our featured addon this round is Piaggio PD-808.


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