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
The second hotfix to Prepar3D v4.5 (22.214.171.124097) is now available. It can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 2 contains numerous new features and improvements. Multiple changes have been made to improve the Virtual Reality (VR) experience including automatically hiding the VR mouse cursor when not in use, providing additional calibration options, and adding the ability to enable eye tracking by default. A new Eye Tracking Demonstration scenario is included that showcases VR eye tracking and guides a new pilot through a representative aircraft startup procedure. Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) ground
The hotfix update to Prepar3D v4.5 (126.96.36.199293) is now available. It can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix. The Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v4 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). To install the new Client, you must first uninstall your current Prepar3D v4 Client via Programs and Features in Windows Control Panel. The Prepar3D v4.5
The latest update to Prepar3D is now available! Prepar3D v4.5 continues to build upon the solid foundation and advancements made to the platform by bringing new features, improvements, and fixes across the board. Terrain night lighting has been overhauled adding greater visual detail and clarity. Highways illuminate through cityscapes like never before and sprawling urban environments come to life extending to the horizon with higher resolution night textures. Major optimizations have been made to model loading vastly reducing load times for complex scenery add-ons. Additional enhancements were made across the entire platform ranging from smoother multiplayer animations, greater Virtual Reality