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  1. Hello everyone, I wanted to take the opportunity to first of all extend our hopes and wishes that everyone is feeling well and safe from the COVID-19 pandemic that has befallen the world. Please be careful to follow your government's instructions and advice so that this can become part of stories and folklore we all one day tell our grandchildren. Lockheed Martin's release of Prepar3D v5 is now behind us and I would also want to take a moment to discuss our roadmap regarding updates for the already released product line and a bit of detail on what the future holds regarding our upcom
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  2. Hello everyone, First of all, I hope that everyone is still healthy and safe from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has befallen the world. Some countries were hit harder than others, this has been a tremendous test of our limits both in terms of our medical facilities as well as our collective global economy and I am so relieved to see that overall, the human race is united against this invisible enemy! Now - I am happy to announce that our latest update (v5.0.1.100) for the A320-X for both P3D v4 and v5 is now live and available through our download page. As I had mentione
    154 points
  3. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest updates (v5.0.1.114) for the A320-X, the A321-X as well as the A319-X now, are live and available through our download page. This is the first update that makes the A319-X compatible with P3D v5, which brings improvements in performance, as well as several updates and fixes to the base code. In this update, we spent significant time to update the external model with PBR texturing for the A319-X, to bring it up to v5 standards, adding several improvements which follow the A320-X and A321-X updates, such as dynamic cabin windo
    136 points
  4. Hello everyone, Lockheed Martin's official announcement of Prepar3D v4 means we are finally free to share and discuss what we've been quietly working on for the past few months. Keeping up with LM's familiar methodology of incremental upgrading of the core platform, P3Dv4 brings a lot of small updates but also a few very significant ones, with the transition into a 64-bit code base being the most important. This means the platform is now able to take advantage of the underlying hardware without being artificially limited by the 32-bit memory space of 4 Gigabytes. Word of caution
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  5. Hello everyone, Just a small post to let everyone know that we've updated the A320-X installer to v5.0.1.105. This version should improve performance for most of you as, with the help of a couple of very insightful customers, we found an area of code that could afford further optimization. We'd love to hear back your observations regarding improvements this new version has on your computer, both on P3Dv5 as well as P3Dv4. That's not all, though. If you're a Simbrief user (and we strongly recommend becoming one - the service is wonderful!), we have some news for you as w
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  6. Hello all, as we're finalizing the A320-X for release and preparing our server infrastructure to accommodate the new product versions, I thought a small way of saying "thank you" for your patience would be to publish a non-exhaustive list of changes and improvements as compared to the older FSX/P3Dv3 products. The A320-X for P3Dv4 is not a simple 64-bit code port, far from it. It brings a multitude of exciting new features and improvements which increase the immersion factor to unprecedented levels for a full simulation experience. Here's what was added, changed and/or improved
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  7. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v5.0.1.119) for the A320-X, A319-X and A321-X for P3D v5 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This update should also fix a couple of small issues (namely, the NEW CRZ ALT rounding issue and a few other niggles). EDIT: There are some GSX related updates as well that I forgot to mention: Once loaded in on stand, click MECH HORN to setup the aircraft. This will: - Call Stairs followed by GPU on remote stands - Or Call Jetway into position - This process can take up
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  8. Version 2.0.0.15

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    ---Now supports Prepar3D v4.1 to v4.5 --- Flight Sim Labs, Ltd. announces the availability of FSLSpotlights v2.0, a revolutionary new product for Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v4.1 (and above) that allows the simmer to import and control up to 60 different fully three-dimensional dynamic spot lights in any existing aircraft virtual cockpit. Each light can be used individually as a single lamp or put together in groups with a single on/off switch and a brightness regulator control. Light attributes (beam position, pitch, heading, angle, range, attenuation, color) can be mod
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  9. Hello all, We’re pleased to announce the immediate release of our A321-X for Prepar3D v4.4+! The A321-X is the biggest aircraft of the A320-X family, at 6.93m longer than the A320-X. Seating configurations vary, from a typical 170 to 200 seats being the most common variant, and up to 220 seats in a more high-density layout and a Maximum Takeoff Weight of up to approximately 93.5 tons. The FSLabs A321-X has many new features added, ranging from full external visual changes, such as Physics-based Rendering (PBR) newly supported in Prepar3D v4.4+, to internal systems and logic appl
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  10. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest updates (v5.0.1.103) for the A320-X and A321-X are now live and available through our download page. This is the first update that makes the A321-X compatible with P3D v5, which brings significant improvements in performance, as well as several updates and fixes to the base code. In this update, you will find external model PBR texturing for the A321-X was updated to bring it up to v5 standards, adding several improvements which follow the A320-X update, such as dynamic cabin window blinds logic, newly tuned dynamic lights,
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  11. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v2.0.2.450) for the A320-X, A319-X and A321-X for P3D v4 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This is a compatibility update to bring the product family up-to-date with Prepar3D v4.5.14.34698 (HOTFIX 3). No other updates have been added since v2.0.2.440. NOTE: This update does NOT make the products compatible with Prepar3D v5 yet. You have been warned! As always, thank you very much for your continued support and, for those among us celebrating Orthodox Easter, HAPPY EASTER everyone!
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  12. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v2.0.2.440) for the A320-X, A319-X and A321-X for P3D v4 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This update brings some fixes and improvements to items reported since our v434 release. Notably in this version, you will find a fix for the STD ATSU leap year issue, as well as fixes in friction logic that caused high brake temperatures in "hard winter" scenarios. Note that you will need to download updated versions of the FSLabs provided liveries, as there were a few small differences in the updat
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  13. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v2.0.2.434) for the A320-X and A319-X for P3D v4 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This update brings some fixes to items reported since our v424 release, as well as improvements for both products. Notably in this version, you'll see that we've introduced our own Takeoff Performance Calculator for use with our AOC Service, which adds intersection and obstacle data for many airports around the world. We will soon be posting more information on the extra functionality provided as well as how to a
    69 points
  14. Hello guys, I appreciate all of the hype going on already and I am super excited to see all the anticipation reaching amazing levels! In fact, I wanted to share that, while we don't expect the release to go out tonight as our beta team is still going through the usual uninstall / reinstall of the new HF2 client and testing the latest version, we are actually quite confident that what is coming is going to make everyone very happy! We also expect to lift the NDA within this weekend to allow our testers to showcase some of the beautiful new features we've put in place - I am sure
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  15. ****PLEASE READ - CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCT END-OF-LIFE AND INSTALLER UPDATES FOR EXISTING PRODUCTS**** Hello Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to update everyone regarding news on upcoming products, information on older products being retired, our plans going forward and offer some comments on the latest announcement from Microsoft. Transition from eSellerate to FastSpring As all of our customers know, we've relied on eSellerate for all our product sales and transactions. We've enjoyed a very solid relationship with them for over ten years now and have be
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  16. As promised, some shots of our A319-X in P3D v5:
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  17. Thank you all for the messages of support... I am sure Mike is up there reading this and appreciating every single post! However, this thread was supposed to be about the upcoming update, and with the news of P3D v4.5 just released, I am happy to reveal that it's exactly what we had been waiting for. The next step is that we will give our beta testers a compatible version tonight and a couple days to let us know nothing is broken (as is usual in every P3D minor version release) and then we'll push it out for all to enjoy! Thank you all once again for such a huge show of support, love
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  18. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v5.0.1.115) for the A320-X, A319-X and A321-X for P3D v5 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This is a compatibility update to bring the product family up-to-date with Prepar3D v5.1.8.26742. As always, thank you very much for your continued support!
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  19. Hi all – As Lefteris commented on, one of my favourite areas of the updated models, besides the PBR, is the cabin windows. Each window has now been remodelled in detail - and we've also modelled the cabin window blinds, individually. You'll notice the blinds moving as you fly - depending on where the sun is relative to the aircraft and flight phase. For example, should the sun be shining on the left side of the fuselage, then you'll see more cabin blinds close on that side. As the sunlight becomes more intense before dusk or after dawn - more blinds will close. During dusk/dawn, we figure
    56 points
  20. Afternoon everyone, I asked our beta team to collect some high-res screenshots of our updated virtual cockpit for the A320-X in Prepar3D v4 so that I could share these with you. We are in the final stages of testing the A320-X in Prepar3D v4, which as I mentioned previously - features a new high definition sound package, new modelling and texture work, new FSL Spotlights which utilise and extend the new dynamic lighting found in P3D v4. Users can now load, save and set a default panel state through the MCDU. The FMGS now includes SEC FPLN, FIX INFO (both S4 and S7 standards) an
    56 points
  21. I've elected to stay away from this until now as it gives people an opportunity to joke around, vent their frustrations on a "perceived delay" of our release (even though I've explained the reasons behind the delay) and has so far been kept casual and light-hearted. It seems things are starting to derail now, however. When our beta testers are starting to be called "fanboys" and the requirement that "claims need to be backed up" arises, people's feelings are starting to be hurt and I am not liking the direction the thread is taking. So - without further ado - if you do not wish me to
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  22. Hi guys- just a small note to say that we're fixing some issues we found while testing the release - nothing too major but it might take a little bit more time to do. That, in combination with the upcoming P3Dv5 HF2 which we feel will fix a couple other very important shortcomings, is delaying our release. Just wanted you guys to know, so you don't expect the release to drop within the next couple of days at least.
    53 points
  23. Hello all, We’re pleased to announce the release of version 2.0.1.258 of our A320-X for Prepar3D v4.2 and v4.3! Along the way we’ve been listening to all your feedback on problems and ideas for improvements, and we’re confident that this update will solve a great deal of those little niggling issues that some have experienced. One important thing to note is that this new updated version will support P3D v4.2 and v4.3 only. v4.1 users will need to update their sim to take advantage – something which we recommend everyone does in any case, as each incremental update to Prepar3D br
    53 points
  24. I promised a short video showing off some of the sound (and dynamic lighting work) we've done for P3D v4. In this video you will hear some of the new HD sounds we have added using our new custom built sound engine, which allow us to fine tune our new HD sounds and manipulate them by a whole range of camera and atmospheric properties. Our new power plant sound-sets, crafted using HD recordings from both an A320-212 with CFM 56 5B4's and the A320-232 with IAE 2527 A5's utilize our new infrastructure to it's full potential - and provide a truly unique sound environment that surpasses the lim
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  25. Hello, The long waited winter is finally just around the corner. Ever since FSLabs released the A319 with icing features I have been eagerly waiting for the cold weather and icing conditions to reach us. Icing has always been one of the interesting aspects for me in simulating my flights and I am extremely happy to finally see proper modeling of winter/icing operations including on ground de-icing/anti-icing. Because icing has never really been properly simulated with ground operations included I decided to write up some information that you may find useful before you go try to tackle th
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  26. Here are a couple of shots of the VC, showing a handful of new features we've added. We are in the early stages of beta testing - I'll ask one of our beta team to take some 4K screenshots to share.
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  27. Hello all, I wanted to start this post by wishing you all a Happy New Year! 2016 has been a wonderful year for us at Flight Sim Labs as it was the year we finally released the A320-X for FSX. We wish to take a small moment to humbly thank you for the overwhelmingly supportive comments it has received and for the fact it's now a candidate as the Best Aircraft add-on for 2016 (feel free to vote for us here: https://fselite.net/editorials/fselite-2016-user-awards/ ). So let's talk about what's to come in 2017: The next update in line for the A320-X for FSX (which should come v
    48 points
  28. Hi all, I trust and hope that you've all had a good time during this holiday season - current conditions in Europe and the World don't make for much festive spirit (especially in my home country, where unemployment is so high and people's moods are very somber) but I'd like to always keep an optimistic view and think: The best is yet to come. This is certainly true here at the Labs, where our development has been strong and on-going and we're having a great time coding the A320-X. So - what have we been up to: We're (still) doing great. It's been a couple months since my last report an
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  29. UPDATE: Available at http://wabpro.cz/A320/ Hey everyone, I am planning to publish my take-off performance calculation website in a few days. Figures are based on FCOM performance charts. Basically it downloads the current metar, finds the MTOW for current conditions. Once you enter your actual take-off weight, it calculates FLEX temp and V speeds for you. Let me know if you can think of something useful to be included so I consider adding extra things before I publish the website. Also, if any of you has access to real life take-off performance software, please let me kn
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  30. Please expect an announcement tomorrow (Wednesday 15th) - we want to showcase some of our latest work.
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  31. Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our latest update (v5.0.1.116) for the A320-X, A319-X and A321-X for P3D v5 (64-bit) is now live and available through our download page. This update should fix a performance issue noted in P3D v5.1 and also allows the installer to properly detect older P3D v5.0 versions. Note that we anticipate another update once Lockheed Martin release their P3D v5.1 hotfix in the coming days. As always, thank you very much for your continued support!
    46 points
  32. Another Friday evening preview (where did that week go!?). The first - preparing for departure back to Gatwick out of Munich as EZY13AQ. The airport was fully staffed on VATSIM and offering clearance via datalink, which our aircraft now handle in the new ATSU (Air Traffic Service Unit). Having requested the pre-departure clearance (PDC) via a separate request page, Munich replied with the departure clearance. This is how a lot of departure clearances are delivered to the aircraft these days. Our simulation will now allow customers to follow real world PDC/DCL procedures and we'll be shari
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  33. We're very busy behind the scenes Here are a couple of shots from a test flight this afternoon.
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  34. We’re testing the release candidates for the A320 - so we’re close. It’s a fantastic update with a tremendous amount of effort from the whole team.
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  35. Gents- this is not going to be product-related... and it's not going to be customer-related either. As it's a nice Sunday evening and I am sure everyone is now enjoying their favorite sim aircraft, I'd like to give a small word of thanks to the people who are selflessly answering your questions, queries and support requests. Our staff of volunteers who could actually be doing something else on their Sunday but instead they are here. Helping. Answering. Configuring. Managing the forums. Posting replies on FB. John. Tim. Karl. Norm. George. Fritz. Simon. You guys are awesome
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  36. Hi gents, The incoming version of the 320/319 will feature what we call Advanced Aerodynamic Flight Model which enables flight characteristics for the first time in flight simulation. As we are able to inject our flight model data into P3D, we are able to model the lift, drag, momentum independently from the old inherited FS flight model architecture. This opened a wide range of possibilities and I will present a few ones corresponding to lift in usual terms. First, the "mach effect on lift": When a modern airliner airfoil gains mach speed, it's coefficient of lift curve
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  37. Gents- another quick update on status, as it stands at the moment: As I mentioned before, we have been tracing an issue that we considered important enough to fix before allowing a release to go out (it is a transient bug in our electrics network wiring logic that, as all transient bugs, is very difficult to pinpoint and trace). Some of you might have noticed it in streams that our beta testers were showcasing over the past few days. We believe that we might have found the cause for this bug and are shortly going to produce a new build to our beta testers to play with, that shou
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  38. No - the A320-X will form the base product (I.e it will be required). The expansions will each be priced at a fraction of the cost of the A320-X. We're quite excited about these expansion titles. Technically speaking, no one has offered a fully simulated A319 or A321 expansion that offers a true-to-life rendition of these individual airframes; they've always been 3D models using A320 systems/flight models. For the first time, people will have the opportunity to experience the intricate characteristics of the different aircraft in the A320 family. The A319 is noticibly more slippery in th
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  39. Thank you ALL for contributing into this thread - the simple fact of the matter is (as we've said in other posts) - the update is in its very final stages of testing and should be released very shortly - as it was NOT a simple "compatibility update" however and includes significant updates (one of the most major ones as we explained in Cosford, being the revamped ELAC which you all should find very improved), it takes a bit longer than expected. That said, we've put mechanisms in place whereby if this happens again in the future (a new HF), we should be able to issue simple compatibility
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  40. The EFCS has received a significant update encompassing months of work and testing - none of the autopilot or flap ballooning issues will be a concern going forward. You guys will really enjoy the next update. We're finalising the release candidate today and anticipate a release within the next couple of days.
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  41. Hello all, once again the simming community has taken us by surprise with the love, support and understanding it has so generously given our A320-X product, which is our first major release after six years of hard work, immense amounts of complexity in coding and several months of putting away everything else important in our lives to get things as smooth as possible in our first RTM release. For that, our entire team has to say a HUGE thank you! You all are making it worth while! We are getting some tremendous feedback that you are loving our A320-X, reviewers are already
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  42. We're very close to having the 319 ready now. Once rolled out, focus will be back onto the
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  43. EDIT: UPDATED 07th Jan 2020 Updated to version 2, not a lot of changers but needed updating to the new GSX ops plus other small changers. Enjoy! EDIT: UPDATED 04th July 2019 With countless flights and the new v400 build I have made a new version with many changers please use the link below. This version is designed to work along with v400. I will hopefully update it again when new versions are released. I hope it can help people get started with all the complexities of this wonderful aircraft. Or like myself remind me of all the steps. >>>>>&
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  44. Just to stop any conspiracy theories or other "are we there yet" voices- we're almost ready, finalizing some last-minute small niggles and getting a new release candidate to the testers. However, there are several documentation updates that we need to finish as well which might take us a few days still, so let's not keep asking daily "is it there yet". I'll let you guys know when we're close to home (oh - and please don't come out with "let's work on the docs later" - we like to give complete package updates, rather than half-way stuff). Hope that helps you sleep easier at night now
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  45. Hello all, We are very pleased to announce the release of our updated A320-X v1.0.1.192 for FSX. This is an update release for all versions of Flight Simulator X (SP2 / XPack and Steam) which features improvements and fixes over the previous versions and is inline with our promise to provide continuous support on our product line. We invite everyone to download and install this update as it fixes the MCDU freeze a lot of you have been observing. It also contains several other improvements and fixes itemized below: Logic fixes / improvements AOC - Service trip wi
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  46. Simbrief This week we coordinated with Simbrief and asked for some changes to be made to bring the OFP AOC Uplink more inline with real world procedures - and, more importantly, in an effort to mitigate some of the issues customers were seeing with uplinking their route into the aircraft. It also means that customers will only need to configure the Simbrief Downloader only once. You'll note that the destination folder has changed from the AOCService folder, to something like this: C:\Users\Public\Documents\FSLabs Data\Routes Please restart your Simbrief Downloader tool for
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  47. Well it's Friday evening - a very busy week here. We're aware of the anticipation for this update; a lot of work is being undertaken to finalise the last remaining details. I've compiled a short preview video showing off some of the new features you can expect to see in the upcoming update, including the updated A320 models, snow/ice/frost and rain effects, pre-departure clearance, Loadsheets and Telex. Enjoy the video - I anticipate once we release our testing teams from their NDA's you'll be seeing a lot more. Have a good weekend.
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  48. Hi Kyle, We're still working at getting our first V4 beta build together. We had wanted to send it to the team this weekend, but there are some areas that we still need to focus on before that can happen. You'll appreciate that all of our time is focused on this beta build at the moment. Once this has been released to the team - sometime next week, we'll then have a little more time to update everyone on what we've been working on for P3D V4. We're excited to show you.
    36 points
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