SSG 747-8i Version 2 Updated
Following a rocky few months post the release of Super Critical Simulations' new flagship Queen of the Skies representation, the team behind the plane have quietly rolled out a new update for the aircraft, bringing it up to version 2.1.1.
Today marks the second update the 747 has received since its release back in October 2019, after the first service pack coming less than a month after launch. Version 2.1.1 is comparably a small update, with only a six line list mainly focusing on changes in the cockpit.
The cockpit textures, criticised by some for being too similar to version 1 have had an 'enhancement', though specific changes have not been listed. 'Various' other issues in the 3D cockpit have been addressed, as well as the addition of the Skunkcrafts Updater to make new updates easier to receive.
Here's the full changelog:
- Now with updater by Skunkcraft
- Fixed various 3D cockpit issues.
- Added yoke and throttle hand actuators.
- Fixed gear taxing issue.
- Fixed FMC DEP/ARR entering.
- Cockpit textures and liveries enhancement.
SSG's 747-8i V2 quickly became one of the most controversial aircraft releases in recent memory following it's release, with a number of flight simulation streamers voiced distaste for the aircraft, as well as what appeared to be poor customer service by the developers on day 1. You can see our breakdown of the situation on Inflight, Threshold's podcast.
Version 2.1.1 of Supercritical Simulations Group's 747-8i is now available on the X-Plane.org Store. To update, re-download the package from your account. In future, updates can be downloaded in-sim with the Skunkcrafts Updater.
If you aren't a 747 owner, you can purchase the aircraft for $65.00 USD here.
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