Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

With 2006 fast coming to a close, I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope Santa brings what everyone is hopeful for! Thanks for a wonderful 2006, and we'll see you in 2007!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Eaglesoft Christmas Sale!

Effective immediately, Eaglesoft Development group now has 30% discount coupons for all of our products through December 30th. So if you've been waiting for a good opportunity to purchase some cool add-on aircraft for Flight Simulator, here is your chance to do it at a great price!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

FSX SDK SP1 now available!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the promised update for the SDK has been published to FSInsider. This update includes the eagerly anticipated Gmax export tools that were missing from the SDK on the shipped DVD. Hurray!!



How cool!! The airplane I got over the summer, has now been suspended over the staircase in our house! I won't go into the trouble it took to get it there (thanks Mary Lake, Will, and Ryan), but lets say that I've become more acquainted with my attic, and its peculiar arrangement of ceiling studs. Christy and Christy Lake are going to love seeing this!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Can this thing go any faster?

Hal Bryan has recently posted an article entitled "What's your frame rate? (Part II)" in the article section. He hits on several areas relevant to improving the performance of FSX such as: defragging, closing non-essential programs, using the latest hardware drivers, and video card settings. He dives into the settings sliders, and how the sim is affected by each. He explains why having bloom and 2.x water effects on dramatically impacts performance. Finally, Hal describes some advanced editing for the FSX.cfg I've spoken about before that can improve things a bit. Excellent piece, Hal, keep them coming!


Monday, December 04, 2006

Real world paint schemes for the FSX Columbia 400

Several members of the Columbia pilot's organization, better known as Club Columbia, sent me images of their real aircraft, and I recreated them over the weekend. Here's a quick look (click the picture for a larger version)...