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virtuali
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« on: May 23, 2017, 06:53:47 PM »

First, two videos:

This one to show some of the new features we added to GSX and Charlotte, the new Dynamic Lighting, will supported in all GSX vehicles and will be used in the upcoming Charlotte Douglas scenery:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMN-156kXQM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMN-156kXQM</a>

Next one, to show how much smoother the scenery can be, when memory constraints are improved:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgssk5UOTb0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgssk5UOTb0</a>

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 06:55:09 PM »

We'll discuss in the following days, up to the release day, what Prepar3D can offer to the community, and how we'll support it (hint: entirely...)
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »

Will the dynamic lighting work on out legacy airports or will we have to upgrade each one. ie: KLAX, PHNL and the rest?

Thank you:)
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 09:06:31 PM »

Will the dynamic lighting work on out legacy airports or will we have to upgrade each one. ie: KLAX, PHNL and the rest?

Some Dynamic light effects already work without requiring a change in the scenery, because LM coded them like that so, we get them "for free". Same as with GSX vehicles: after we'll release the update, they'll be able to light up legacy scenery.

However, in order to have a full dynamic  light feel in the airport, as seen in Charlotte, so apron lights will light up the buildings and the user airplane, the scenery must be updated. It's not very difficult, so we expect to be able to retro-fit most of our sceneries in a reasonable time.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 01:06:48 AM »

I think I need a bigger boat!!!! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 02:01:36 AM »

Does it mean that SODE will be 64-bit since day one?
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 02:46:36 AM »

I am excited about P3Dv4 but as a current FSX user I can't help but think what making the switch to a new sim means to my wallet. I want to make the switch to a 64 bit simulator and after all the announcements today, P3Dv4 looks like the place to be for all the great add-ons.

Just from FSDT, I currently own GSX, KJFKv2, KLAX, KMEM, and KIAH. Will I have to purchase all these products again if and when I make the switch to P3Dv4?
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 08:21:49 AM »

Does it mean that SODE will be 64-bit since day one?

Maybe not the very first day, but should be very soon, and the new version will also contain some new exiting features, specifically made for GSX.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 11:51:23 AM »

Biggest question is, will GSX be a free upgrade? I only recently bought it Sad
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 12:36:01 PM »

Biggest question is, will GSX be a free upgrade? I only recently bought it Sad

Of course it will be free, like all the other FSDT updates for P3D V4. You must have missed the other announcement:

http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php/topic,15592.0.html
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 01:31:03 PM »

Excellent news. Thanks Umberto


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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 01:53:04 PM »

Biggest question is, will GSX be a free upgrade? I only recently bought it Sad

Of course it will be free, like all the other FSDT updates for P3D V4. You must have missed the other announcement:

http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php/topic,15592.0.html

Yes i did hahaha

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 02:12:56 PM »

unless I missed it..when is Charlotte coming on line? grew up there and in 66 years..lots of changes to Charlotte Douglas Airport ...lol..... from DC3 and on.. Maybe some day,, someone will do the city as well Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »

unless I missed it..when is Charlotte coming on line?

March 30th, of course...
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 03:01:11 AM »

Hey Umberto,

I see a US Airways sign on one of the Jet Bridges in the GSX/KCLT video. Is it going to change to American?
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