Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Minor Updates for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35


Here are two small updated to my payware frontline fighters… VERY MINOR tweaks, so, unless you are extremely bothered by one of the issues listed below or have not updated your aircrafts at all, downloading these patches is not really necessary IMHO.

Eurofighter Typhoon

The main reason to update the Eurofighter Typhoon was that, in the lastest FSX build, I used the wrong compiler...this caused some controls in the VC not to work as intended. I took the chance to add some 3D details and fix a couple of minor things.

To install the update, you must have the payware Eurofighter Typhoon version 1.1X or later. The update will work either if you just used the latest full installer (version 1.10 - you can get it from your distributor of choice) or if you had already updated the aircraft to any later version.

This is the list of changes:

Version 1.30 - 07/08/2019
- Fixed a minor issue in ejection seat textures
- Replaced detail textures with 3D objects in VC (screws, rivets)
- Fixed minor 3D object misplacements in VC
- Fixed mouse area bug preventing some knobs from working correctly in FSX
- Fixed bug preventing keyboard release mode selection from working
- Restored mouse clicks and animations for some (non functional) switches

The update must be installed manually (see the README file) and is provided in both 32bit (for FSX:A, FSX:Gold, FSX:SE and any version of P3D prior to v4) and in 64 bit (for P3Dv4.4 and v4.5) formats. Note that P3Dv4.0 to P3Dv4.3 are NOT supported by the 64 bit version (as it uses PBR).
The patch is available from the side bar.

F-35 Lightning IIIf the Eurofighter patch is a very minor one, the one for the F-35 is negligible: basically I spotted some duplicate airframe geometry in the F-35B PBR cockpit model. This causes some minor visual glitches when looking over your shoulders in VC (apart from an unnecessary waste of video resources).

To install the update, you must have the payware F-35 Lightning II version 3.5X or later. The update will work either if you just used the latest full installer (version 3.50 - you can get it from your distributor of choice) or if you had already updated the aircraft to any later version.

This is the (very long) list of changes:

Version 3.62 - 07/08/2019
- Removed duplicate geometry from F-35B cockpit causing unnecessary video memory consumption and visual glitches.


The update must be installed manually (see the README file) and will work ONLY with P3Dv4.4 or above (as it is a PBR model).  The patch is available from the side bar.

1 comment:

Maurizio Rizzotto said...

Buongiorno,
uso da più di un anno il Typhoon con molta soddisfazione ed ho acquistato alcuni giorni fa lo F-35. Ottimo e valuto positivamente l'upgrade sul Typhoon.
Non posso esprimermi sullo F-35 perché ho installato immediatamente l'update, ma il funzionamento mi è sembrato fluido ed esente da difetti. Se mi permette un'osservazione di carattere generale, sono stato favorevolmente colpito dalla mappa del terreno dello F-35. Credo che l'Eurofighter potrebbe trarre vantaggio da una qualità simile nella rappresentazione del terreno. Sempre per il Typhoon, durante l'intercettazione, negli MFD i reticoli radar (di riferimento) mi sembrano eccessivamente spessi e non sempre le label dei target sono leggibili.

Vista l'eccellenza della sua produzione, posso permettermi di suggerirLe soggetti quali i caccia svedesi Draken e/o Viggen?
Distinti saluti
Maurizio Rizzotto