Airport Layout Enhancement Solution V2 Released
July 18, 2020
Version 2 of Pyreegue Dev. Co's ground texture enhancement package, ALES, has been released today, bringing a raft of changes over the initial addon launched in May 2019.
Following today's news, ALES version 1 has been removed from sale.
The primary new features of the new version include a custom installer, which makes it easier to select and install then various runway and taxiway texture choices available in the package. UK-style markings make their debut in ALES too, as do Canadian runway textures.
Here's the full feature list:
- Custom installer for easy operation (Win10 x64 Only/Manual installation for MacOS and Linux)
- 2K/4K resolution options
- Laser scanned surfaces for incredible detail
- Every ground polygon in X-Plane is replaced with a HQ one
- Multiple runway textures for various regions(by choice) and runway age (10 in
- Multiple tire skid textures (4 in total)
- USA Runways: New/Old
- Euro Runways: New/Old (Including UK markings)
- Canadian Runways: Standard
- Taxilines: New/Old
- Custom helipads for every region of choice: Canada, USA, Europe.
- All draped signs replaced
- Rain effects for every polygon surface (.pol) (Default runways do not support this feature)
- All textures have been made based on real world images of runways, aprons,
- taxilines and helipads to ensure ultimate replicas.
- High resolution decals for stunning details up close
- 12 asphalt surfaces replaced and 8 more added for rain effects
- 12 concrete surfaces replaced and 8 more added for rain effects
- Multi-platform support - Win/MacOS/Linux
- Vulkan/OpenGL compatible
- DDS image format for optimized rendering and better performance
Last week, our very own Sol Vashez got to share his experiences with version 2 of the addon in a video review - check out what he thinks of the addon in that video here.
ALES' v2 price sits at $20.95 USD, though owners of v1 are able to upgrade for $5 USD using the coupon code in their initial order. Purchase it on the Threshold Store here.
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