Lockheed Martin Prepar3D is proud to be partnering with Varjo, the developer of the world’s most advance XR/VR for industrial use. Prepar3D v5 provides native support for Varjo’s mixed reality headset, XR-1 Developer Edition. This opens up an incredible range of new training applications where the real and synthetically generated worlds blend seamlessly to create compelling training solutions – even in remote settings. Read more at Military and Simulation Training Magazine.
The third hotfix to Prepar3D v4.5 (126.96.36.199698) is now available. It can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3 contains numerous new features and improvements. Various improvements were made to VR including native support for the Varjo XR-1 Mixed Reality headset. Multichannel capabilities have been enhanced with stability improvements and better structured scenario support. Additional PDK tools give developers more control over multiplayer and structured scenarios. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3. The Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional.
Prepar3D v5 includes many new features, fixed and improvements to both the general platform and the Software Development Kit (SDK). Additional details are listed below. General Platform Updates New Features Enhanced performance and graphical capabilities enabled by the new Microsoft DirectX 12 rendering engine. Realistic sky, clouds, and atmosphere with Simul trueSKY integration. Dynamic ocean with NVIDIA WaveWorks 2.0. Added sloped runway support including AI takeoff and landing capabilities. Updated time zones to match real-world boundaries. Added 8.33 kHz spacing support. Users can now switch vehicles while in multiplayer if enabled by the host. Updated multiplayer UI to streamline multiplayer
The entire Lockheed Martin team is proud to launch Prepar3D v5 after more than two years since our last major release. Prepar3D v5 is a foundation release and first step in the development of an all new platform built for next generation simulation and training. Beyond our traditional flight simulator roots, Prepar3D v5 is better positioned to deliver multi-domain simulation and training exercises including live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training where realism is critical.
Whether you’re just “taking off” on your laptop or training to become an F-35® pilot, the latest release of Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® software brings flight training even closer to reality. Private pilots, commercial organizations, academia, and militaries have relied on Prepar3D for immersive, experiential learning for almost 10 years. Prepar3D Version 5 is the first step in the development of an all-new platform built for next-generation simulation and training. This foundational release uses the latest DirectX 12 rendering engine for unparalleled performance, breathtaking weather visuals and a fully updated globe. Here are five ways Version 5 is solving tomorrow’s training
AviationLads did a fantastic job on their first cinematic video of Prepar3D v5. The video shows the capabilities of the all new DirectX 12 rendering engine while featuring airports already in-development by our P3D Developer Network including MK-Studios, LVFR and Orbx.
Rob Ainscough, CEO/Owner of Sim Horizon, posted a 4K video of his flying experience with an early beta version of Prepar3D v5, which will be released to the public on April 14. The video highlights the all new DirectX 12 rendering engine with groundbreaking weather visuals.
Prepar3D Engineering Program Manager, Chris Metel, had the great opportunity to speak with Calum Martin from FSElite to discuss the upcoming release of Prepar3D v5 on April 14th. Thanks FSElite for reaching out!
Prepar3D® v5 – The Foundation of Next Generation Simulation and Training. Coming April 14th.
Prepar3D v5 is the first step in the development of an all new platform built for next generation simulation and training. This foundational release is the cornerstone for
FlightSimExpo 2020 has been cancelled. More than 45 flight simulation and aviation organizations, including Prepar3D, are participating in FlightSimExpo this June! As North America’s largest enthusiast flight simulation trade show and conference, FlightSimExpo expects to draw more than 1,500 pilots and simmers to Tropicana Las Vegas on June 12-14, 2020. This is an all-ages event that welcomes simmers and pilots of all experience levels. A community-driven event, the venue, host city, and activities have all been determined by feedback from simmers and industry developers. Lockheed Martin is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the event and will