Sunday Review: 25/11/18

Sam Clark
Sunday, November 25, 2018

A monumental week, recapped

The 47th week of 2018 has arguably been the busiest week of recent memory. 14 Threshold news articles have been posted since this time last week, with huge news left, right and centre.

The week got off to a flying start with new previews of Orbx TrueEarth GB Central, the second installment of TrueEarth for the British Isles. It is reportedly in its beta stages and should be released in the next month.

X-Crafts posted more previews of their ERJ series on Tuesday, after announcing the project back in August. The screenshots supplied showed the cockpit of the Embraer Regional Jet in render form.

Jumping over to the land of scenery development, X-Codr released Denver (KDEN). The project has been in the works since its announcement in March. It is X-Codr’s 3rd release, following Telluride (KTEX) earlier in the year.

Lastly on a very busy Tuesday, Tailstrike Designs announced the development of LIME for X-Plane. With the help of Windsock Simulations, Tailstrike are to bring the recently released Bergamo Professional to the X-Plane platform.

The first round of this week’s Stairport Sceneries new came on Thursday, with the announcement of Berlin Brandenburg for X-Plane. EDDB is billed as the replacement for Berlin Tegel Airport and is not yet open to the public. The conversion is in partnership with Limesim and 29Palms.

The ToLiss A319 received an update this week - version 1.2 was billed as a major update and added more ECAM features, reworked pop-up windows and fixed numerous bugs with the aircraft. Version 1.2.1 has since been issued, fixing issues with user-reported CTDs.

Back to scenery development once again, with news of Vertical Simulations’ latest project. Cedar Rapids Airport is a regional airfield served by aircraft as large as the A320 and 737 series.

More news from Orbx: they’ve announced that all of their 170 airports available for Prepar3D and FSX will be released for X-Plane over the next few years. This coincided with their announcement of Cardiff for XP earlier in the week.

Yet more news from Windsock Simulations - they’ve again partnered up with MK-Studios to develop Lisbon (LPPT) for X-Plane. This follows the release of Lanzarote (GCRR) for X-Plane just last week.

AirFoilLabs provided more previews of their King Air 350 on Saturday, this time showcasing the liveries and sounds of the aircraft. We last reported on the 350 back in May.

UK2000 released their latest X-Plane scenery this week - Belfast City Airport is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways and FlyBe and is located just 3nm away from the centre of the Northern Irish capital.  

In the last part of Stairport Sceneries news for this week, Threshold exclusively showcased more previews of their upcoming SAM plugin. Some of the possibilities include animated jetways with multiple connection points (much like SODE for Prepar3D), opening/closing hangar doors and animating ground staff.

Hifi Simulations finally revealed the first previews of Active Sky XP late on Sunday. ASXP is in its release candidate phase and will release in December, however, cloud textures will not follow until Q4 2019.


That’s all for this week!

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