709: A Fix to my RSG Interface not loading

One thing that frustrated me for quite some time was the RealSimGear Device Interface wouldn’t load up with MSFS automatically.

After the Interface was installed, I moved the whole package out from the MSFS\Community folder to the \Addons\Utility\RealSimGear folder on the same drive in my system, so that it could be activated via MSFS Addon Linkers.

Then I edited the Path of the Device Interface Module accordingly in the exe.xml file as follows:

    <Name>RealSimGear Add-on</Name>

The path was correctly pointing to the RealSimGear.exe but the Device Interface simply wouldn’t load with MSFS.

I had been scratching my head for quite some time why the setting wouldn’t work until today Continue reading

707: B58 RMI Gauge Gets Slimmer

The RMI Gauge for the default B58 in FSX/P3D has been updated to version R4r04, which can be installed into MSFS environment.


Other than the new installation option, the changes is mainly cosmetic, making it slimmer.  Function-wise, it is the same.

Although the original version looks more closely to the one in the virtual cockpit on the default B58, the new version has better proportions as a whole, which looks prettier to my eyes.

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705: Free Iceland Mesh

In case you are not aware, Orbx has just released a free Iceland Mesh which is compatible with the new World Update 5 for Nordics.
Iceland Mesh
The description says the mesh is 100% self-contained with virtually no noticeable performance impact and changes made to the default contents.

Glad to find this enhancement since the Nordics update, not sure if you agree or not, seems a bit below the standard of what the previous updates offered.

703: MSFS World Update V Now Available

I just updated to MSFS version earlier this morning.

Actually, I didn’t realize it had been updated because MSFS ran thru the update check WorldUpdateVto the Main Menu on its first run.  If there wasn’t a note about the World Update V in the MarketPlace, I would have missed it in the first place.

As usual, I cleared the Community Folder before proceeding to update. But no difference to what the simulator did in the past, the update process didn’t get thru in one shot. It stopped at 55%. I needed to quit and restart the game to finish the download. Continue reading

News: Zinertek Strikes Back

To those who haven’t decided to choose from Zinertek’s Enhanced Airport Graphics or REX’s Real Global Airport Texture, their headaches should get intensified as version 2.0 of Zinertek Airport Graphics is scheduled to come in a few days on 20 June — a strike back to REX’s airport texture release ?

The company says that there will be new and reworked textures to bring various improvements to the existing version.

Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned.

Edit: Update to version 2.0 has been postponed to 26 June to ensure the new version won’t cause CTDs with World Update 5, according to Zinertek.