Majestic Software's Visual Extension Pack 2021 (Beta WIP)
We have been quiet over the few weeks since the posting of the virtual cabin for the Majestic Software Q400. While still cranking code on the TRAINING Edition, we have been developing a "Visual Extension Pack 2021" for the Q400 with a few of the suggested items requested a few months ago. Beta testing is underway and going rather well thus far, there is still some tweaking to be completed, but most of the heavy lifting on this project has been done.
A list of the features included with the release of the Visual Extension Pack 2021 in the following weeks to come has been provided.
Improved realism due to usage of PBR materials for the exterior model and the virtual cockpit
Improved visual model smoothness
Textures adjustments for better detailing of the airframe elements
More realistic modeling of the passenger cabin with seatbelts/no smoking indicators simulated
Visible wheel chocks, pitot tube, and the engine intake covers while parked
Visible wing supports in a case of damage wheel/landing gear assembly
improved resolution of the exterior markings
Several improvements of the virtual cockpit markings resolution
Improved virtual cockpit night lighting
Added simulated reflections on the cockpit controls and switches for the better night visibility
Improved landing/approach/taxi lights
Integrated True Glass library from TFDi for the realistic precipitation effects on windshield
Includes bonus Fly Baboo livery
We will provide further details regarding pricing and availability in the upcoming weeks.
We thank you all for your continued support.
The Majestic Software Team
This is very very exciting. day 1 purchase. Will we need all new livery's?
Existing liveries are still usable, although some may have to make some adjustments where exterior technical markings overlap as i have noticed with a few third party liveries.
Please tell me you're about to release the Mighty Dash 8 for MSFS 2020. You've got my order for the Pro edition.
We will make announcements regard that platform when we have something to report. At this time that platform is not a priority for Majestic as we have a a few other projects planned before going full force into that platform.
I would like to pass a suggestion. Please remove the HGS cloth cover while HGS is not in use to give more cleaner look to the equipment. Many operators don't use this cover.
Thanks and regards
I do not agree.
the fabric cover on the HGS display is mandatory, I say this because I flew with planes that had the HUD, the display is made of a polycarbonate material that scratches even with the only dust in the air, ruining it. it is within the operating procedure of using the HUD system to cover the display at the end of use, if they do not and only through negligence on the part of the crew.
I agree with this as well. I too flew the Dash with a HUD and SOP storing the combiner (technical nomenclature for the glass that flips down) required the “oven mitt” to be installed. Now, some crews opted to remove the oven mitt and store the combiner in anticipation of its use, but like I said that was not SOP.