Another week has passed by and as usual there’s a few news stories that I haven’t had a chance to write about yet so here they are all rounded up.
Orbx offers Iceland mesh for free
A nice little surprise for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans as Orbx offers their Iceland Mesh product for free. This follows their New Zealand mesh which seeks to use much higher resolution DEM data to add subtle terrain details to the available satellite imagery.
Those on the fence about what an upgraded DEM can do for the scenery should definitely compare and contrast what this free package is like. I know I will be!
MiG-23MLA for DCS moves a bit further forward
RAZBAM’s MiG-23MLA project has not been moving forward all that quickly but it appears that progress is once again underway and Ron Zambrano, the CEO of RAZBAM, tweeted these new images showing the latest. It’s the best we’ve seen this model yet.
Tiny Combat Arena to be published by Microprose
I’ve been following indie developer Why485 on Twitter for a while now and watching a near constant stream of updates on the progress of this retro style flight sim title that’s been under development for a while now.
With retro style graphics but what appears to be very sophisticated physics, Tiny Combat looks like a lot of fast action fun. It’s now officially being published by Microprose and will be coming out on Steam.
PMDG publishes DC-6 for MSFS for $55 USD
PMDG’s first major Microsoft Flight Simulator product is out and it’s the impressive Douglas DC-6 airliner. Although many are awaiting the release of PMDG’s other airliner projects, the DC-6 has attracted a lot of attention for its attention to detail and classic lines.
It’s being sold at a relatively modest (for a highly detailed airliner) $55 USD from the PDMG store right now.
Asobo working on a Ju52?
On Asobo’s Twitch Q&A stream, it was apparently announced that Asobo was partnering with a developer to bring the Ju52 to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The developer is apparently Oliver Edmund Moser, the same person who brought a Ju52 to X-Plane 11. The type is expected around the time of the next world update, which, is focused on Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Very fitting!
See this thread for some of the details released so far. More to come on this story when I have it.
Did a miss something?
These are some of the stories that have come up this week. Did I miss something? Give me a shout in the comments.
Have a great weekend all!