Heads up, PTaylor leaving the building

Sometimes you run across an opportunity that is so big, so cool, that you just have to take it.Intel has offered me a position on the Larrabee team helping deliver the Larrabee launch titles.Having been involved with the last two big PC graphics transitions ( software renderering to the 1st 3D hardware, fixed function 3D…


Cool Scenery Index site

which lists available scenery worldwide, at http://walhalla.mine.nu/fsx.php very useful to bookmark.


KJFK by FSDreamTeam released

Newly released and looking impressive. At http://www.fsdreamteam.com   with a few interesting FSX-only features.


Available North American GA airports

As part of a discussion thread or 2 on AVSim.com and FlightSim.com, I researched smaller GA airport sceneries available in North America:1)Floyd Bennett Field in NY was just announced ( and CGAS Brooklyn )http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/notams08/cgas0831.htm2)and so was an update for NAS Penscolahttp://www.avsim.com/cgi-bin/news/mainpage/arc1.shtml3)FSX Scenery Eielson AFB (PAEI), Fairbanks, Alaska http://fsdownload.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=5112#dl4)JD Scenery Simulations Release Grand Strand Airport, South…


Another list of great places to visit

To complement my list of high-detail airports and cities here http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2008/06/25/high-detail-feature-list-and-then-some.aspx SimTours is a great place to know about. Check it out here http://www.simtours.net/ Not only do they have places with custom objects, they also list places with “anomalies”. Great stuff. Happy flying!


FSX Gold

showing available from EB Games here ( on 9/30 ) http://www.ebgames.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72573 and Amazon here ( on 9/19 ) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flight-Simulator-X-Gold-PC/dp/B001E95V5K/ref=pd_sxp_f_i/026-3989278-7823637 and Play.com here ( also on 9/19 ) http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/6460165/Flight-Simulator-X-Gold-Edition/Product.html Sim-Outhouse already called this out here http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?t=77634 so I am not breaking any news that isnt already broken :-). I’d take the dates with a grain of salt, it…


For 2D Panel fans

SIDickDastardly has just posted about an amazing freeeware 2D Panel add-on called PanelMania that has: 1. Panels for all default FSX aircraft with fewer than 2 engines 2. A total of 24 new fullscreen panels (48 including night versions), ideal for use on a 2nd monitor or PC 3. Three additional standard 2D panels plus…


Freeware and affordable modeling tools for FSX

XSI Mod Tool There is a discussion of how to use the XSI mod tool here to create models for FSX. XSI Mod is a freeware tool from Softimage, see this page. There is clearly room for someone to take these instructions, deal with the animations issue, and make a plugin to automate this. 3D Canvas Decapod has…