Orbx releases TrueEarth Oregon for X-Plane 11

When it comes to scenery makers, Orbx are among the best that I’ve seen and their TrueEarth series have garnered a lot of attention from flight sim pilots. TrueEarth Washington is now joined by companion project TrueEarth Oregon and it looks very impressive! Detailed POIs and lots of HD scenery If you’re reading this as…

DCS: Supercarrier might be bigger than you thought

We’ve known for a while now that Eagle Dynamics was going to be doing a higher fidelity carrier for DCS World and that it would have features that we hadn’t seen before. They had even talked about interior modeling and animated crew members but there’s something about seeing the screenshots and having a more definitive…

IL-2 update features American trio, map update, new Collector Planes teased

New features and developer insights were revealed today during the latest IL-2 developer update. So many updates in-fact that I devoted a whole article about just one feature – the new pilot physiology system. Meanwhile there are other updates that we should look at and some serious eye candy. We’re also teased about some new…

IL-2 developers detail new pilot physiology feature

1CGS developer AnPetrovich provided updates on the latest on the IL-2: Great Battles Series and there’s so much content to cover that I decided to break it into a couple of pieces. Petrovich’s work on the IL-2 flight model has now carried over into some extensive research and implementation of a new feature for the…

Check out szelljr’s incredible Flying Circus skins

The flight sim community constantly astounds me when it comes to the sheer variety of talents out there. So many of you contribute with your thoughts, your ideas, your videos, screenshots, writing and more – for someone like szelljr, its the visual art that translates historical photos and references into some true pieces of art….

End of summer IL-2 sale is on!

Though not officially announced yet, it appears that an end of summer IL-2 sale is now on with various titles in the IL-2: Great Battle Series being offered at a substantial discount. If you were thinking about picking up something from the 1CGS IL-2 store or Steam, now is definitely the time! What’s on sale?…

IL-2 AI update, also cockpit customization?

A couple of tidbits of new IL-2 information coming from IL-2’s Lead Developer, Jason Williams, as he replies to some comments on the forums. First we have some of the challenges about the AI upgrades and roughly how long that will take as well as a really interesting note about cockpit customization. AI development on-going…

New screenshots for Achtung Spitfire!

1CGS has released just over a dozen new screenshots for the forthcoming Achtung Spitfire! campaign by IL-2 third party group ‘The Syndicate.’ Let’s check out the new screenshots! Scenes from the upcoming campaign Though Spitfire’s saw limited combat with the Soviet Union, just over a hundred Spitfire’s were used over the Kuban region making the…

DCS: F-14 black wings and other issues

The latest DCS World beta has landed and there are a few bugs out there including one that may bother a lot of you DCS: F-14 fans – your wings are, in some light, almost completely solid black. Fear not as Heatblur has a temporary fix in as well as a request for a hotfix….

JDAM updates for RAZBAM’s DCS: AV-8B

It’s almost a bit surreal with RAZBAM making further progress on the featureset of their DCS: AV-8B and adding a feature that has long been a sore point for the DCS World community – the JDAM and associated GPS weapon related systems. It’s not just putting a GPS guided munition on the pylon but all…