Prepar3D v2.2 Breaks Through – Now Available for Download

Today Announces the Release of the Second Update of Prepar3D v2 Updates to Prepar3D v2.2 are available in both a patch to an existing v2.1 installation, or as a new installer from your Purchased Downloads page. If you are a current Prepar3D v2 user, as with all v2 updates, there is no charge to upgrade.  Please be sure to read the download and installation instructions so that you have a seamless upgrade and update process. The Lockheed Martin Prepar3D team loves hearing about your experiences with Prepar3D at our forums. The forums also give us an opportunity to listen to

Prepar3D v2.2 Developer Blog

Hey Everyone, Our progress updates on the forums have been a little quiet lately because we have been hard at work on the next revision to Prepar3D v2, Prepar3D v2.2. We are extremely proud about the optimizations and new enhancements available in v2.2, and are excited to share it free to all v2 users in the next few weeks.  We will be seeding a beta copy of v2.2 to our beta testers this week (we’ve also added a few commercial ecosystem beta testers to our team as well, thanks and welcome aboard to those of you who are new and

Orbx releases Northern California scenery addon for Prepar3D v2

Prepar3D v2 supports an ecosystem of very talented developers and designers who build addons for Prepar3D.  A great highlight of this partnership is Orbx.  Orbx develops extremely high fidelity, award-winning environment and scenery expansions for Prepar3D. Orbx has recently released their new FTX terrain region, NA Gold Northern California.  Their Northern California region supports and takes advantage of many of the new rendering engine features in Prepar3D v2, including the new ultra water, dynamic shadows, and enhanced reflection settings.  The new autogen instancing system allows for even more trees and buildings to be rendered than ever before for increased immersion

Fly Prepar3D v2.1 with Saitek Pro Flight Simulation Range

The Prepar3D team is proud to announce a partnership with Saitek where default profiles have been added for the latest Saitek Pro Flight hardware in Prepar3D v2.1. We encourage you to check out a recent blog post by Saitek for more information on their Pro Flight Simulation Range of training hardware. See an unboxing of their new X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System here: See an example of the full range of Pro Flight simulation products offered that now support Prepar3D v2.1 here:

Prepar3D v2.1 Cleared for Landing

Today announces the release of the next evolution of Prepar3D v2 with Prepar3D v2.1.  Updates to Prepar3D v2 are available in both a patch to an existing v2 installation, or as a new installer from your Purchased Downloads page. If you are a current Prepar3D v2 user, there is no charge to upgrade. The Lockheed Martin Prepar3D team loves hearing about your experiences with Prepar3D at our forums. The forums also give us an opportunity to listen to your feedback as we continue Prepar3D development.  We’ve partnered with our forum users and with several 3rd party solution developers to continue

Performing at New Heights – Introducing the all new Prepar3D v2

Performing at New Heights – Introducing the all new Prepar3D v2 The most affordable high-fidelity visual simulation platform on the market today is a few days away from revealing a whole host of exciting new features and capabilities. Create missions and learning experiences in minutes with the intuitive all new SimDirector! Prepar3D v2 will offer the highest-fidelity immersion brought to you by an all new DirectX11 rendering engine. Experience like never before realistic shadows, volumetric fog, dynamic lighting, special effects, cockpit self-shadowing, HDR lighting and much more! Also, we are proud to introduce Prepar3D Professional Plus for serious military training

Prepar3D v2.0 Developer Blog – SimDirector

   Becoming a SimDirector: Scenario and Mission Generation Prepar3D needed a new way to plan, design, and implement training and learning scenarios.  For that reason we created SimDirector, a complete mission and learning scenario tool suite that will ship free in all versions of the Prepar3D v2 SDK.  The main goal for SimDirector was to bring more refinement to editing the Prepar3D mission world and to help make it more intuitive and easier to create structured learning and training experiences. Prepar3D now meets it’s ‘learning missions in minutes’ goal we set out for from day one. With SimDirector users can

Prepar3D v2.0 Developer Blog – DirectX11

Prepar3D v2.0 Developer Blog – DirectX11 As many of you are aware, since the release of Prepar3D v1.4, and even earlier actually, parts of our development team have been working on Prepar3D v2.0.  With Prepar3D v2.0 coming out later this year, it has many new and exciting features which we will begin to highlight in developer blogs, and the spotlight of this first developer blog will be on Directx11. The core rendering engine in Prepar3D has been completely overhauled and updated from DirectX9 to DirectX11.  The biggest benefit to this is that now Prepar3D is able to better take advantage

More is Better – 64-Bit Modeling Tools Released

The Prepar3D development team is excited to announce the release of an update to the Prepar3D v1.4 SDK – which includes new 64-bit modeling tools. The Prepar3D team heard the feedback on our forums that modernized and updated tools were needed to build more dynamic content, and the development team partnered with many leaders in the Prepar3D development network to implement their feedback. The result of that hard work is a free update to the Prepar3D SDK that allows developers to create much richer and more dynamic content for Prepar3D. You can download and read the release notes for the

Carenado Now Featuring and Developing for Prepar3D®

Carenado, an award winning aircraft add-on provider and software development company is now featuring products for, and developing for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. The Prepar3D team has partnered with Carenado on modeling tool improvements and look forward to more great products from Carenado in the future. An image gallery featuring some of Carenado’s products have been uploaded to the Prepar3D Image Gallery. To learn more about Carenado and it’s award winning products, visit their website – http://www.carenado.com