Update: the progress of Prepar3d v4 installers

There are still not released, which I do apologise for. The actual conversion work is done for Nelson and Dunedin, and there isn’t much left to do for the Subscription/Compilation scenery, but there are other factors which are holding up the release. If you regularly visit the main worldwide flightsim…

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Catching my breath

Just a quick look at what’s happening in the local sim scene, during a very hectic time. The biggest news is that the Godzone Kickstarter fundraising project has reached the ‘activation’ target, which means that the multi-sim project will go ahead. You can still make a pledge until the 20th…

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A Real NZ scenery for NZ$20

I love change, and at the moment we are going through the biggest changes in simming for a long, long time. However with change comes a slowing down of purchases, as people evaluate the possibilities. For a tiny store like mine, this can only last a short time without affecting…

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News on the progress of Prepar3d v4 installers

This is the priority at the moment, and things are progressing well, but I’m not sure how soon the new installers will be released. I was planning to release Nelson immediately, but then I started tinkering with some dynamic lighting on the tarmac, which is too good to pass by,…

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The Kickstarter fundraising campaign: Day 1

We’re 22 hours into this now, it’s alive, and doing well. The interest has been heartwarming, and I’m a lot more confident than I was yesterday. I’ve been very pleased with the help I’ve had to promote this, some nice coverage which I wasn’t expecting. The feedback I’m getting can…

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Godzone and Kickstarter fundraising

Shortly, I will begin a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to continue development, including evaluating and producing scenery for some of the new simulators which have enlivened the flightsim community recently. Many of you will know that there’s been a real change in the flightsim market over the last 5…

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The promised Real NZ Dunedin Winter patch

This very small patch fixes the broken Seasons.bgl file which messed up the appearance of the coastal water in winter. Everyone who owns Real NZ Dunedin, except those who bought it from my store since 1st May 2017, should run the patch before winter sets in! It also removes the…

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Development diary: comparing X-plane and Prepar3d

One of the non-technical factors which will determine whether there’s ever a ‘Real New Zealand’ scenery for X-plane is simply whether or not X-plane can represent the ‘real’ New Zealand. Since I’ve only been using X-plane for a few days, I am a real beginner regarding what X-plane can actually…

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Development diary: some X-plane tests

I have planned to look at all the ‘new’ simulators, with a view to creating some New Zealand scenery, starting with converting existing Real New Zealand and Godzone scenery. However this could take a while to figure out, and I’m not sure yet what I’m likely to end up releasing.…

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So, what’s Godzone’s plans for the new sims?

There are two parts to this, first, what I’ll be supporting in the future, but initially what existing stuff will be converted. I’ve always stated that I’ll support the ‘current’ choice of simulator, aimed mainly at New Zealanders. In the past, this has been easier, as we’ve had only one…

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Alps/Southern Lakes update preview

Right now, the flightsim world is poised for some long-awaited steps forward in the available simulators. At the end of this week, Flight Simulator World (FSW) will be available in ‘early access’, and there are some rumours that the next Prepar3d may be imminent. We’ve recently seen the updated X-plane…

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Real NZ Nelson price reduction

How time flies, Nelson was released five years ago, and although it’s had an update since then, last month I reduced the price from NZ$35 to NZ$25 on my own Store, now with a corresponding reduction on SimMarket. The full retail price of Real NZ products will remain at NZ$35,…

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NZDN landing video

Ok, it took a while but I don't think that Dunedin is getting a summer this year, just a whole bunch of wet, cross-windy days...

 

How does Real NZ Dunedin work with FTX NZSI?

EDIT: This post is rather ‘dry’, I may have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the world news this week, and on rereading it this morning I think that my mood might have affected the presentation… As a cheerier counterpoint, Mallard over the FTX forum has posted some screenshots of…

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