• 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

    Microsoft Flight Simulator - New Ideas - New Beginnings

    MrYorkiesWorld has been around flight simulator for a long time, and was also one of the lucky people able to get an early alpha copy of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Thus he's already had quite a bit of time with it and a good chance to form some opinions on the new MSFS, which he shares here in this op-ed article.

    August 28, 2020, 3:54 pm

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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator September 17th, 2020 Development Update

    Even a month after the official release, the development team has a lot to tell us in the weekly Microsoft Flight Simulator development update. This week's update includes two new videos: Around The World #3 (Africa) and Partnership Series: Textron. There are also updates on future patches, feedback, the development roadmap and the SDK.

    September 18, 2020, 8:07 am

    MK-Studios Dublin Coming For MSFS

    MK-Studios reports that their Dublin scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is getting close to release, and have provided some new screen shots. But they have a bunch of other projects in the works including Keflavik for MSFS 2020, plus Helsinki, Fuerteventura and Rome for both P3D/MSFS.

    September 17, 2020, 10:11 am

    Rikoooo Boeing 787 VC/Merge Released

    After five months of production Erik Bender (aka Rikoooo) presents a new FSX/P3D virtual cockpit for the Boeing 787. This cockpit is the most advanced of all (in the freeware category) and is based on MagKnight's 3D assets. But it's also a complete package, merging the 3D models of the Boeing 787-8 / -9 / -10 GEnx from TDS hence the name "Family".

    September 17, 2020, 9:52 am

    Indiafoxtecho M-346 Development Continues

    Bugs in Microsoft Flight Simulator were holding up development of the M-346, but designer Dino Cattaneo of Indiafoxtecho reports that the latest patch has fixed the problems and now development can continue. This also unlocks the possibility of working on the F-35, the Eurofighter and the F-14D Tomcat if supersonic flight dynamics are also now working.

    September 17, 2020, 9:08 am

    Orbx Previews Bryce Canyon Airport For MSFS

    Orbx announces a new airport scenery for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bryce Canyon Airport by developer Ken Hall. MSFS 2020 pilots will now have a scenic destination in the American southwest close to a number of national parks. The airport itself is captured with lots of detail, careful PBR implementation, custom aerial imagery, etc.

    September 17, 2020, 8:50 am

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    September 17, 2020, 8:27 am

    Announcing REX Weather Force for Microsoft Flight Simulator

    REX Simulations is bringing their weather enhancement skills to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator with the announcement of REX Weather Force 2020. This is the new METAR-based dynamic real-time weather engine for MSFS 2020 that will offer automatic, dynamic and smooth weather transitions plus other features like weather scenarios.

    September 16, 2020, 4:30 pm

    SoFly A Guide to Flight Simulator Update v1.30

    The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is sadly missing a user manual. But publisher SoFly has stepped in with the release of their A Guide To Flight Simulator. Published as an ebook in PDF format, the book covers the knowledge you need to use MSFS. Originally 120 pages, this latest update expands the book to 190 pages with the main addition being a TBM 930 tutorial.

    September 16, 2020, 4:09 pm

    MSFS Patch Version 1.8.3.0 Is Now Available

    The second patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator has just been released. Listed as version 1.8.3.0, the primary focus is to fix "in-sim" issues reported by users. It is said to offer performance improvements, ATC fixes, improvements to the user interface, aerodynamics updates and fixes to individual aircraft.

    September 16, 2020, 1:57 pm

    Perfect Flight - FS Approaches - Italy for MSFS

    FS Approaches - Italy for Microsoft Flight Simulator from Perfect Flight gives you the opportunity to fly in Italy and discover amazing landscapes of "Il Bel Paese"! All Italian airports are included in these IFR and VFR mission/flight collections. Includes over 300 navigation charts.

    September 16, 2020, 1:39 pm

    Taburet - Niagara Falls for X-Plane 11

    Niagara Falls from Taburet is a complex multilayer scenery that carves the iconic Niagara Falls into X-Plane. The scenery includes animated waterfalls, photographic textures, custom objects and a complex set of terrain layers to form the falls basin shape and vertical walls typical of Niagara Falls. It can be flown by day or night.

    September 16, 2020, 11:56 am

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