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A destination that needs no introduction, Innsbruck is one of the iconic airports of the world, with a jaw-dropping backdrop, heart-stopping approaches and a location in the heart of Europe.
ORBX have created something truly unique with their first European destination for Aerofly. Within the scenery's extraordinary 2500km2 coverage area, explore the peaks and glaciers of the Austrian Alps, the picturesque Inn, Wipp and Stubai Valleys, the historic Brenner Pass and even Germany's tallest mountain, Zugspitze.
Over a dozen towns and villages dot the Tyrolian landscape, and of course the city of Innsbruck has been created in immaculate detail.
LOWI Innsbruck truly is the home for all flyers. Far more than just an airport!
ORBX AND IPACS FORM PARTNERSHIP TO CO-PUBLISH HD CONTENT FOR AEROFLY FS 2
Following many months of planning and collaborative development, ORBX and IPACS are pleased to announce that both companies will be publishing HD ORBX airports and other regional content for Aeroﬂy FS 2 simulator.
Aeroﬂy FS 2 (AFS2) is a state-of-the-art 64-bit ﬂight simulator which is recognized as having the most efﬁcient and highest performing 3D engine on the market today, with superb lighting and animation support and the smoothest VR experience available for any simulator anywhere. The ﬁrst two titles to be published are LOWI Innsbruck Airport in Austria, and KCGX Merill C. Meigs Field in Chicago USA, both which have been faithfully ported and enhanced for the AFS2 platform and even add features like a sloping runway at LOWI.
"I am extremely excited about this new emerging sim platform", says John Venema, Orbx CEO. "We have found a development partner in IPACS with the same ideals, passion and professionalism as the Orbx team and these past months have been a pleasure in terms of cooperation and joint creativity".
Dr. Torsten Hans, CEO of IPACS adds; "We're absolutely thrilled to be co-publishing new HD content from Orbx, a company who we have enormous respect for and have been aware of the quality of their work for some time. I am looking forward to further development of this partnership and many new exciting features to come to AFS2".
Aerofly FS 2 Software Development Kit
KCGX Meigs Field
Return to where it all began! Flight simulation has been intertwined with the legendary Meigs Field for decades.
Few airports hold as much nostalgia, familiarity, and emotion for aviation enthusiasts. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Meigs Field operated as the gateway to corporate Chicago for over half a century. Now, twelve years after its closure, Merrill C. Meigs Field (KCGX) has been recreated by Orbx and IPACS with the utmost attention to detail and accuracy.
Depicted as it was in its final years, virtual pilots are welcomed to return to what was once the busiest single strip airport in the United States and enjoy it in high definition. Featuring a fully modeled terminal, highly detailed static aircraft, and other historically accurate elements, the airport has been brought back to life. In addition to the airfield itself, the city of Chicago waterfront and parks district have been included as well.
This special release for Aerofly by Orbx includes 12,000km2 of photoreal coverage, animated people and ferris wheel plus many other details to discover.
The Scenery workshop download includes two sample projects for getting your own airport into Aerofly FS 2.
You also need to download the separate SDK tools to use these workshops.
This package contains complete resource files for the Robin DR400 airplane including the 3DS Max and AC3D model files as well as all texture PSD files. It should show you all the various aspects of creating a full-fledged airplane.
The GeoConvert tool allows you to get your own aerial images into Aerofly FS 2. GeoConvert so far supports aerial images in WGS84 coordinates and PNG, TIF and BMP image format.
Important note: This tool is not a simple plug and play solution, it requires some work on your side and you need some basic understanding on how earth coordinates work. It's also your responsibility to obtain aerial images, GeoConvert does not perform this step for you. We have added some tutorials however that show you some ways on obtaining aerial images.
For those of you who want to build your own scenery, airports, or aircraft, we have the tools for you.
For information about the different tools available and where to get them, use our Wiki pages.