• KerrSpectives - A Thinking Man's Guide To Add-ons

    Author Kenneth J. Kerr returns with another "KerrSpective", this time looking at the early batch of add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. In just a month there are aircraft, scenery, liveries and more to try, though some are still pretty basic. Kenneth has already tried a bunch of them and offers some thoughts about what is already available and the future of add-ons for MSFS 2020.

    September 18, 2020, 6:01 pm

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Performance & Benchmark Analysis

    A lot of people interested in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator are interested in building up a computer system that will run the sim well. PremiumBuilds.com has put together an extensive analysis of what works best and has allowed us to republish the article. If you are building a computer for MSFS 2020, here is the detailed information you need.

    September 15, 2020, 12:03 pm

    Op-Ed: A Beginners View of Flight Simulator 2020

    Neil Birch has been involved in flight simulators pretty much right from the beginning. In this op-ed he shares a bit of his history and then takes a look at the newest Microsoft Flight Simulator. Like many, Neil has specific types of flying he likes to do and after some initial issues he's coming around to liking the new MSFS 2020 and has even started creating his own scenery for it.

    September 12, 2020, 11:29 am

    Review: Jenn Aviation Brewster F2A Buffalo

    Reviewer Michael Hayward takes a look at the first add-on aircraft creation from Jenn Aviation. The Brewster F2A Buffalo served with the US Navy and Finland during WWII. This low-cost add gives you the chance to fly this warbird and even try some carrier ops. Michael found it to be a fascinating plane historically and pleasant to fly.

    September 8, 2020, 1:29 pm

    Making Your Own Scenery MSFS 2020 - Australia Pack

    Even without the complete SDK being available, it is still possible to create scenery for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this video tutorial, vLegion_ shows you how to build some fantastic stuff in MSFS 2020. Links to necessary tools such as Blender Exporter, Catchup Pro and more are also included in the text.

    September 5, 2020, 12:17 pm

    Review: Orbx London City Airport For MSFS

    Even with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator having been released only a short while ago, we're already seeing quality third party scenery for it, such as this London City Airport for MSFS 2020 from Orbx. Reviewer MrYorkiesWorld describes his reactions to the scenery both in text and in a video, finding that overall he was really impressed with the Orbx rendition of the airport.

    September 4, 2020, 5:21 pm

    KerrSpectives - So What About The MSFS 2020 Scenery?

    So, what to think about the scenery in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator? Author Kenneth Kerr offers a "KerrSpective" with his opinions after observing the beauty and the quirks of the new methods of creating a realistic virtual world. With flaws in available data and scenery algorithms, MSFS 2020 is not always as pretty as you might assume from the official promotions.

    September 2, 2020, 1:36 pm

    Finding The MSFS 2020 Community Folder

    To install freeware add-ons to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 one of the things you need to know is where the "Community" folder is on your computer, since that is where the new MSFS add-ons go. It's confusing because it can be in different places depending on your individual setup. Here is a quick explanation on how to find it.

    September 2, 2020, 11:18 am

    How To Create MSFS 2020 Scenery

    As good as the default scenery is in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator there is lots of room for creative designers to enhance local areas. Augustin Winther has put together a tutorial that shows the steps involved in creating an aerial scenery in MSFS. If you are feeling creative take a look and see what is involved.

    August 30, 2020, 11:03 am

    How To Create Your Own MSFS 2020 Liveries

    Past versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator have had vast numbers of freeware repaints created for them, and there's now no reason to think that MSFS 2020 will be any different. However, the techniques for creating liveries/skins are new and will have to be learned by those interested. vLegion_ has created several videos to help you get started and has allowed us to present them here.

    August 30, 2020, 10:15 am

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  • Gaya Simulations Releases Berlin-Tegel Airport For MSFS

    New from Gaya Simulations (sold through Orbx) is scenery of Berlin-Tegel Airport in Germany for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport is designed with detail and performance in mind. This MSFS 2020 scenery also includes the city, showing off the skyline and points of interest such as the Brandenburg Gate.

    September 20, 2020, 10:57 am

    iBlueYonder Releases KPDX Portland Airport

    iBlueYonder announces the release of Portland International Airport KPDX for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new airport for MSFS 2020 is handcrafted by designer Bill Womack based on his own source photos. It features PBR materials, custom groundwork and immersive night lighting.

    September 20, 2020, 9:56 am

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    DeltaWing Simulations Announces F-16 Block 52+

    DeltaWing Simulations announces the F-16C Block 52+ Fighting Falcon Airshow Edition for X-Plane. Flight model is optimised for realistic performance with basic FBW functions. It will feature detailed 3D exterior, cockpit and pilot figure plus custom HUD, custom MFD displays, selectable camera angles and more.

    September 19, 2020, 2:12 pm

    Taburet - Shoreham and Adur for MSFS

    New from Taburet for Microsoft Flight Simulator is Shoreham and Adur, featuring the airport also known as Brighton City Airport in West Sussex, England. The airport includes custom objects and fixes to the photoreal texturing. But this MSFS 2020 scenery also extends beyond the airport with a complete redesign of the adjacent Adur River.

    September 19, 2020, 11:08 am

    DC Designs Concorde Ready For Release

    DC Designs has announced that their Concorde for FSX and Prepar3D is ready for release, and have provided a last set of screen shots of the jetliner. Work will now continue onto the Super Hornet package and then the F-15 Eagle package, with bug fixes and PBR on both. After that conversion will begin to MSFS 2020 versions.

    September 19, 2020, 10:13 am

    ATSimulations Releases Piaggio P.149

    ATSimulations announces the release of the Piaggio P.149 for FSX and Prepar3D. The Piaggio P.149 is a 1950s Italian utility and liaison aircraft designed and built by Piaggio. The aircraft was built under license by Focke-Wulf in West Germany as the FWP.149D. An MSFS 2020 version is already in the works.

    September 18, 2020, 1:18 pm

    Pilot Plus Releases Wycombe Air Park For MSFS

    Built native for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, Wycombe Air Park is now available from Pilot Plus. This MSFS 2020 scenery features full PBR and ultra-realistic texturing, capturing the small English airfield in extreme detail. Discounts are available for purchasers of previous versions.

    September 18, 2020, 1:01 pm

    PrealSoft Announces Casablanca City For MSFS 2020

    On their Facebook back PrealSoft Scenery Design has briefly announced that they are working on Casablanca City for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. There are no details provided, only a series of screen shots.

    September 18, 2020, 12:49 pm

    iBlueYonder Previews Portland Airport For MSFS

    Scenery developer iBlueYonder announces their first add-on for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator will be KPDX Portland International Airport. KPDX was previously built for P3D and X-Plane and now will be available for MSFS 2020 as well. No real details on features but a few screen shots are offered.

    September 18, 2020, 10:06 am

    Orbx Announces Sydney Cityscape for MSFS

    Orbx announces their first Australian scenery for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Sydney Cityscape, created by Frank Schnibben, brings to life Australia's largest city with a product that pushes the boundaries of what is currently possible in MSFS. It includes over a hundred custom PBR landmarks and 28,000 all-new priority buildings, etc.

    September 18, 2020, 9:43 am

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