dinsdag 22 maart 2011

long time

It seems it's been a very long time since I posted anything here.
Last post before this was made December 11th of last year.
Well, anyways, I do have some news.

Let's do the bad news first: flightsimulatorxworld.com, or FSXWorld for short, has closed down due to the owner/admin's real life obligations, and the fact it never got off the ground like we wanted it to.
I wrote my first review for that website, and have written many, many reviews, and made new friends, so I'm quite sad it has come to this, but that's the way of the world I guess.
Unfortunately, the reviews are no longer available anywhere...

As for the other news, when I was informed that FSXWorld was closing down, I started looking for another site to write reviews for, and found it.
Since then, I've written 4 reviews for simflight.com.

Captain Sim B52 Driver

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro

Orbx FTX Melbourne V2

A2A WOP3 Spitfire + Accusim

zaterdag 11 december 2010

Ultra High Definition Textures!

As you may know if you read previous posts on this blog, I'm a repainter for McPhat Studios.
McPhat is always very active, in the last couple of months releasing several HDT (High Definition Textures) packs for the PMDG MD-11, and some ND (normal definition) packs for the Wilco E-jets V2.
But personally, I have had more interest in the UHDT (Ultra High Definition Textures) project for the amazing Captain Sim 757-200 Captain.
Many months after the beginning of the project, I got involved, and I'm happy to say I did 2 repaints in total, one for the WA4 and one for the WA5.

Obviously, 2 repaints is nothing compared to the sheer amount of work the production of such UHDT packs requires, so a big congratulations to the entire McPhat team, not only for the CS757 UHDT, but also for the PMDG MD-11 HDT (which I have nothing to do with).

You can find all packs via the front page or the shop pages on the mcphat website,
but here are 2 direct links for the latest 2 CS757 UHDT packs:
CS757 UHDT World Airliners 4
CS757 UHDT World Airliners 5

reviews, reviews, reviews...

Seems I haven't posted here in a long time now!
But I have some news now, a couple of more reviews posted!

First of all, a Ground Environment X Europe review for simfly.eu.
GEX Europe is a replacement landclass for the default FSX European scenery, and brings Europe really to life!
Read the review here!

Second, Mike Cameron and I reviewed the Carenado F33A Bonanza for FSXWorld here
and we also did an Orbx FTX AU Blue and Green dual review which you can read here!


zondag 19 september 2010

2 more reviews

2 more reviews uploaded:

The amazing (really, amazing!) A2A Simulations B-17G + Accusim for simfly.eu
B-17 Review

and another Orbx review for FSXWorld, this time the AU Red region:
AU Red Review

maandag 6 september 2010

Ariane 737-900ER Review!

Finally, after a long, long review process, I'm can finally say that Ole Andreasen and me have finished our review of the Ariane Design Boeing 737-900ER X2 Advanced for FSXWorld.
A long name, for a marvellous product!
Check out the review here:

Ariane 900ER Review

woensdag 1 september 2010

Hawaiian Airlines 767-300 repaint

Finally another repaint ready!!
As requested on the Captain Sim forum, a Hawaiian Airlines livery for the CS 767-300.
It can be found on the CS server, avsim.com and flightsimulatorxworld.com,
the filename is CS_767_hawaiian.zip.

here are some screenshots!

zondag 20 juni 2010

VRS Superbug Review

A couple of months ago, Vertical Reality Simulations released the eagerly awaited FSX version of their F/A-18E Superbug. I had the opportunity to review this amazing aircraft for simfly.eu.
You can read the result here: Superbug Review