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Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5

Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5

We are working on an updated version of Cape Town International. This airport should have been updated a long time ago, but we have put it off in favour of other projects.

We are releasing these few screen shots just to give you an idea of what we are busy with and what the finished product will look like. We want are bringing this airport in line with all our other airport packages as it should.

The airport will have a custom designed runway and taxiway system with custom designed lighting. The runway and taxiways will have cracks in them and the paintwork on the runway and taxiways will be sun baked as in real life.

The buildings will not be perfect, just painted versions either! You will see cracks, rust spots, moss growth and much more and the textures will be crisp and clear, even if you park your aircraft 10cm from any of the buildings! No smudging or bleeding as with other airport packages: just 100% crisp clear textures!

It is very important to understand that what you see in the screenshots are a work in progress. Nothing of what you see is final and it can change. No release date has been set for this package as it is still in the very early stages of development.

Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
Development screen shots of the upcoming Cape Town International Airport V5
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Into 2019 we go

Into 2019 we go

And now that 2019 has arrived… What will the future hold? Let’s find out!

To put it mildly; the previous year has been a very interesting one indeed! We made two mistakes last year that we have already started to correct. Our first mistake was to think that Flight Simulator X was dead. We now know that nothing can be further from the truth! Our sales figures for the previous year shows that this twelve-year-old is alive and kicking and not ready to be put to bed just yet!

Our second mistake was in thinking that X-Plane will become more popular than Prepar3D… That is why we send so much time last year converting all our airports for X-Plane, but our sales figures have again proven us wrong! To put everything in perspective; for every ten airport packages we sell, five are bought by Prepar3D v4 users, three by Flight Simulator X users and only two is bought by X-Plane users.

There could be no further argument. When it is time to upgrade, Flight Simulator X users prefer Prepar3D as their choice to upgrade over X-Plane. The figures also show why it was a mistake on our part to abandon Flight Simulator X last year. A lot of people are still stuck with Flight Simulator X, unable to upgrade. There still is a market for Flight Simulator X airport scenery and to abandon it now will not be the smartest move to make. As for X-Plane, the figures show us that we were literally barking up the wrong tree thinking that X-Plane was going to be the next best thing.

So, what does all this mean?

We will continue to design scenery for all three simulators. The primary flight simulator we design airports for, will be Prepar3D v4, followed by Flight Simulator X. Depending on the sales generated, we may convert the same airport package for X-Plane 11. We will not be releasing all three versions at the same time as we did before. The airport packages that are already available for X-Plane 11 via our website will stay. Some of them are selling very poorly, but we will keep them going. This decision will therefore only affect future developments.

We realise that this is not good news for our X-Plane 11 clients. We do believe that X-Plane is a great simulator and that it has merit, but in the end, our believes will not pay our bills. Only cold hard cash will! Surviving financially is much more important and it is a fact that Prepar3D and Flight Simulator X is out selling X-Plane by far. We can only hope that this will change in the future. We are not yet giving up on X-Plane, only cutting things back a bit.

And now for some good news! Our Cape Town International Airport package is due for a complete remake. The package currently on sale has been designed in a time when detailed buildings was not possible due to the limitations in Flight Simulator design. That has now all passed, and we can now finally let this airport come to its own right! We have no release date for this new package yet, so please do not ask! Upgrade discounts will be made available for existing users.

We have also started to add custom runways and taxiways to our airports. Kruger Mpumalanga was the first to receive this upgrade. In time, we will do all our airports this way. We will first do the smaller airports and then progress on to the larger airports. These updates will be provided to you for free.

That is all the news we have for now. May your 2019 be very prosperous and may all your dreams come true this year!

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Kruger Mpumalanga V2.4 is now available for download

Kruger Mpumalanga V2.4 is now available for download

We have updated Kruger Mpumalanga Intl for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D!

The first improvement was those undercover parking bays. We have updated the textures so that it looks a lot better than it used to be. You will now also see the actual lines of the parking bays as well.

The second update and this is the more important one, is the custom runway and taxiways. The textures are much more detailed than then default textures included in the original Flight Simulator program. The runway and taxiway markings are also withered, and sun baked through exposure. This also adds a much more realistic feel to the airport as northing is ever “just painted” or in a pristine order!

The third update is the custom runway and approach lights we use. These lights are a lot brighter and they are visible a lot further out than before. The lights are also a lot less frame rate hungry than before.

This is the style of airports that we intend to be making from here on. We will be updating all our existing airports to this standard as time permits.

This update is free of charge if you already own Kruger Mpumalanga V2.3. You can just log into your account on our website and download the new version for you. As always, PLEASE uninstall your previous version first and remember to remove the entry in your Scenery Library for the older version as well before installing.

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We now accept Snap Scan payments!

We now accept Snap Scan payments!

We have joined the Snap Scan family and now you can make payments on your order using your Mobile Phone!

For those not familiar with Snap Scan, it is a payment solution offered by Standard Bank, but you don’t have to be a Standard Bank customer to use it. All you need is the Snap Scan app available from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for your mobile phone. Your phone needs to have a camera for the app to work as you will need to take a photo of the 3D barcode on your computer screen to make payment.

Once you have downloaded the Snap Scan app, you need to add any one or more of your bank cards to the app. No, you don’t need to have a credit card to make payments. Your normal South African bank card will work just as fine! That is the beauty of the system as people often think something like this is for credit card holders only! Not this time!

The system is 3D secured which means that no payment can be made without you entering a One Time Pin. Your bank card details are also stored on your phone only and Snap Scan does not have access to your bank card details at all. If you switch phones, you will need to link your bank cards to the new phone again. If you reset or remote wipe your phone, then your bank card details are wiped as well, and you will need to re-enter them again.

To make payments on our website using Snap Scan is very easy. Just select Snap Scan as your payment option and then scan the 3D barcode on your computer screen using the Snap Scan app. You will be asked for an amount to enter and after you have done that, press the PAY button on the app. It is that simple!

Using Snap Scan will make EFT and Debit Card payments very easy!

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X-Plane 10 airports are back again!

X-Plane 10 airports are back again!

We have released two airports for X-Plane 10: OR Tambo and Lanseria Intl.

We have received a few requests from users who still have X-Plane 10 for airports dedicated to the platform and now we have these two packages available.

We will extend the X-Plane 10 catalogue of there is a request for it and most important, the number of sales it generates.

For now, you can use the button below to view our X-Plane 10 catalogue.

X-Plane 10 airports are back again!

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Southern Africa Navigation Beacons 2019 RELEASED!

Southern Africa Navigation Beacons 2019 RELEASED!

We are happy to announce that the latest version of the Southern Africa Navigation Beacons is now available for purchase via our website.

As always, it includes updated VOR and NDB positions and frequencies for Southern Africa with the latest information currently available. The navigation data for the following eleven countries will be updated: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, St Helena, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

An updated Magnetic Deviation file is also included to align the Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D magnetic compass with the real world. For those using FSX have probably notice that the runway headings of our scenery do not match the magnetic compass heading. Now you know why!

This new version will work for both Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator X Steam edition as well as Prepar3D V4.x.

You may buy your version right now by using the link below.

Southern Africa Navigation Beacons 2019 RELEASED!

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Pilanesberg Airport V1.1 Released!

Pilanesberg Airport V1.1 Released!

It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce the release of Pilanesberg Airport V1.1!

For Flight Simulator X users, this will be great news as this airport has not been released for Flight Simulator X before. Before you get all existed… The only reason we did this airport for Flight Simulator X is because we received a lot of requests to continue producing Flight Simulator X scenery.

The problem as we have explained before is that our airports are becoming more and more detailed and some packages will struggle to work with Flight Simulator X. We will however continue to develop Flight Simulator X scenery, but we highly recommend that you look at alternatives to Flight Simulator X, such as X-Plane or Prepar3D.

For Prepar3D v4 and X-Plane 11 users, we have made a few changes to the original V1.0 airport you have bought. You can download the latest V1.1 from your Account after you log on. The changes we have made both packages are related to the night lights for the airport. The Prepar3D version now has dedicated runway lights and the X-Plane 11 version has proper non-default apron lights.

You will find more information about this product under our PRODUCTS section or by searching our products catalog.

 

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Durban Intl and Zebula Game Lodge for X-Plane 11 Released!

Durban Intl and Zebula Game Lodge for X-Plane 11 Released!

It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce the release of two new airports for X-Plane 11!

The old Durban International airport is now X-Plane 11 ready with all the features included! This airport technically does not exist anymore, and it has been removed from X-Plane 11, but for nostalgic reasons, we have brought it back to life!

The good news is that you don’t need to pay for this airport! We are giving it away as a free gif for those that already have King Shaka Airport! Just log into your account on our website and if the system sees that you already have King Shaka airport, the price for the airport will be reduced to zero. No charge!

We have also released Zebula Game Lodge for X-Plane 11. This airport is unfortunately not free, but we are offering upgrade discounts for those that already have this airport for Flight Simulator X and/or Prepar3D. We went out of our way to make this package as realistic as we can, and we think we have captured that “bushveld” experience for you!

Zebula Game Lodge is about a 100 km from Wonderboom Airport and it will take you about an hour to get there with a Cessna. A nice short hop that will test your skills to land at an uncontrolled airport!

You will find more information about this product under our PRODUCTS section or by searching our products catalog.
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Virginia Airport for X-Plane 11 Released!

Virginia Airport for X-Plane 11 Released!

It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce the release of Virginia Airport for X-Plane 11!

This package is now a TRUE X-Plane 11 airport; designed especially for X-Plane 11 with all the features included! The airport features a proper taxiway system and a photo real ground layer! The buildings are of the same quality as the Prepar3D version and we have added X-Plane lighting to the airport!

As always, we offer upgrade discounts for existing customers. Just log into our website before you make your upgrade to qualify.

You will find more information about this product under our PRODUCTS section or by searching our products catalog.
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Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport for X-Plane 11 Released!

Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport for X-Plane 11 Released!

It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce the release of Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport for X-Plane 11!

This package is now a TRUE X-Plane 11 airport; designed especially for X-Plane 11 with all the features included! The airport features a proper taxiway system, service vehicles and a photo real ground layer!

Also included are High Definition Buildings, High Definition Textures, Apron Lights and much more!

As always, we offer upgrade discounts for existing customers. Just log into our website before you make your upgrade to qualify.

You will find more information about this product under our PRODUCTS section or by searching our products catalog.