The Prepar3D v5.3 update is packed with numerous performance, visual, and usability improvements. Updates to weather systems including optimized cloud and terrain blending, dynamic lighting on precipitation, improved sun and moon lighting, and better fog visuals make training in difficult conditions and locations even more immersive. Performance has been improved across the whole platform including areas with dense content, traffic, and weather rendering. Additionally a vast amount of default content including buildings, landmarks, and airport vehicles have been updated to PBR textures. New development features including clear coat support, additive PBR materials, PBR support for autogen annotation, and multiple improvements
iFly Releases the Advanced 737NG for Prepar3D v5. The iFly Development Team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has officially released iFly Jets Advanced Series – The 737NG, exclusively for Prepar3D v5.2/v5.3. This base package, which contains the -800 and -900 variants, is iFly Development Team’s most advanced addon to date. The iFly Development Team has dug deep into the features within the Prepar3D v5 platform to bring you these new features: Supports Prepar3D v5.2/v5.3 and DirectX 12 Built around Enhanced Atmospherics (TrueSky) All New High Definition Virtual Cockpit models. Full PBR materials Virtual cockpit based on P3D v5.2 updates.
The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 (188.8.131.52615) is now available and can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 contains resolutions for high priority issues identified after the Prepar3D v5.2 release. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1. Therefore, the Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v5 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 update may
The Prepar3D team will be joining top flight sim hardware and software developers at FlightSimExpo 2021 on September 24-26, 2021 at Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA. The conference and tradeshow is an all-ages event that welcomes simmers and pilots of all experience levels. The in-person event features a 30,000 square foot exhibit hall where attendees can try the latest in simulation technology, experience virtual reality, and win prizes in landing competitions and other contests. The event also hosts a series of seminars on flight simulation topics. This year’s presenter lineup includes experienced flight simmers, airline pilots, flight
Prepar3D v5.2 brings a large number of features and improvements to the Prepar3D platform. Continual improvements have been made to the Enhanced Atmospherics system offering better visuals while reducing memory usage. Improved atmospheric lighting and shadows, better volumetric cloud generation and enhanced precipitation effects to further improve realism and training fidelity. Additional enhancements made to the DirectX 12 rendering system continue to improve performance and stability to enable support of even greater detail and scale in training scenarios. Light up the night sky with the addition of road lights and improved airport lighting. Developers have access to more tools including
We are excited to be a founding partner of the new Flight Simulation Association. To support the launch of Flight Simulation Association in the community, we’re offering a private forum board at https://prepar3d.com/forum/ for fellow FSA members to collaborate in all things Prepar3D. We’re joining more than 50 other developers and content creators in this new community-wide effort, and we hope you’ll join too! Learn more at flightsimassociation.com!
The Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 (184.108.40.206829) is now available. It can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 contains additional fixes for high priority issues identified after release. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1. Therefore, the Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v5 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). The Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 update may require you
From 13-23 November 2020 Navigraph is conducting a FlightSim Community Survey together with several major addon developers and organizations within the flight simulation community. The survey, the largest of its kind, aims to gauge the prevailing flight simulation trends and users’ requests for future development. Like previous years, this survey has an emphasis on the major flight simulators including Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D, but now also includes questions about simulators on mobile devices, combat simulators, and helicopter simulation. This is the largest and most comprehensive flight simulation survey in the world! By participating you are influencing the future of the community. On
FSFlyingSchool is an add-on team of artificially intelligent instructors for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v5. It provides talking instructors to pilots on any flight, in any powered airplane, anywhere in the world. From the moment the flight starts, to the time the pilot walks away, the instructor is monitoring the pilot’s actions and will comment on and advise in hundreds of different areas, from airmanship to taxiing – navigation to weather considerations, and a great deal more. Pilots have been flying with FSFlyingSchool for 14 years, during which time it has won 5 Classic Product Awards from PC Pilot Magazine. Over