Weekly News Recap: May 27

Sam Clark
Sunday, May 27, 2018


Welcome to Threshold’s weekly news recap for today the 27th of May, 2018. We aim for this weekly piece to be a collection of all the news that we didn’t get to, as well as where we take a look back at all the headlines from the X-Plane world. The Threshold Weekly News Recap is released every Sunday.

In case you missed it:

Orbx announce YBRM Broome Int'l for X-Plane, Turbulent Designs release MBS Int’l for XP, UK2000 announce the release date of Edinburgh Xtreme, JustFlight release the Cessna 152, Drzewiecki Design release Polish Airports (Vol. 1) version 2 and finally, FelisPlanes announces his next project; the 747-200.

iBlueYonder/Orbx KVUO previews

iBlueYonder, now releasing under the Orbx brand, have shown off new screenshots of KVUO Pearson Field for X-Plane.

The scenery was released last week for Prepar3d and FSX and now focus shifts to the X-Plane version of the package, with the first previews of Pearson Field KVUO for X-Plane released on Facebook yesterday:

“X-Plane fans, these are for you! KVUO Pearson Field is coming together rapidly.”

iBY have also announced that owners of the P3D/FSX scenery will receive a 40% discount when purchasing the XP package. See the post on Facebook here.

PilotPlus EGKK v1.3 on the horizon

Version 1.3 of PilotPlus’ Gatwick EGKK scenery is in the works, featuring the addition of Pier 1 as well as numerous bug fixes.

Here is an update changelog from PilotPlus;

  • Construction site removed
  • Pier 1 added (with autogate)
  • West maintenance area added
  • World Traffic 3 Compatibility
  • General bug fixes

See more about EGKK v1.3 on the PilotPlus website.

SimCoders REP updated to v3.4.3

Reality Expansion Pack (REP) developer SimCoders have updated the software to version 3.4.3. The news was announced via Facebook last week.

“Reality Expansion Pack version 3.4.3 now ready!”

V3.4.3 includes improved multi-monitor support, better MacOS compatibility and various bug fixes. See the full changelog on the SimCoders website.

VSkyLabs EuroFOX updated

Some news from VSkyLabs this week: The EuroFOX has received a minor update, which addresses issues with the aircraft’s magnetos.

The update was announced on Facebook earlier this week, with news of another, more major update on the horizon:

“The VSKYLABS EuroFOX Project is undergoing a major update these days, which will include interiors/cockpit 3D refurbish and additional PBR normals. This update will be, as in all of the VSKYLABS projects, free to all owners. Release window for the update is aimed for June/July 2018.”

Skyline Simulations KCVG previews

It seems to be a permanent fixture of the Threshold news recap: Skyline Simulations have released new previews of their upcoming scenery release Cincinnati KCVG. The new screenshots, posted on Thursday, depict progress on Concourse C at CVG.

“Some shots of the now complete Concourse C!”

Follow progress on KCVG and other projects on the Skyline Simulations Facebook page.

RD Studios KRAL: new screenshots

KRAL Riverside by RD Studios has reached another milestone - the control tower modelling has been completed, and a price announced.

The news was posted on the X-Plane.org forums yesterday:

“Another milestone done: the control tower! I'm happy because it turned out looking really nice - which is great, because it's a very prominent structure. Price: just as Half Moon Bay, it will probably be 19.90 USD. The Los Angeles object pack is free, so it won't change the price, since it's only a lite value added product, the main attraction is the airport.”

See the thread on the X-Plane.org forums.


That’s all for this week!

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