Switching to P3D could also mean losing many handy features added to FSX previously. FSDiscover is definitely one of them. Until Flight1 launches a P3D compatible version, command TOGGLE_AIRPORT_NAME_DISPLAY is my temporary measure when I am lost in the sky.
Just open the Standard.XML file inside the Controls folder where Prepar3D.cfg is located. Then add the command to any key or key combination and save it. That’s all. Names of airports around current location will be shown when the key or key combination is pressed.
Nearly two years ago, I wrote my post #100 which talked about customized FSDiscover data for Orbx’s NA region. So in this post #200, I will also talk about my newly compiled FSDiscover data for Orbx’s UK areas.
Following the same principle, I categorized Orbx’s original Points of Interest (POIs) for England, Wales and Scotland into two FSDiscover data files so that they could be easily assigned with different colors for easy identification.
FTX EU_UK-Lighthouses-Oil Rigs-Wind Farms.dat
FTX EU_UK-Misc POI.dat
Moreover, many of the locations (especially lighthouses) have been eye-ball checked and updated to ensure accuracy. And for this special occasion, I will open the download link for seven days until Jul-10.
After it, the link will be obsolete and only be available to FSX Times Subscribers requesting for it.
Since somebody asks, here are the links for AU and NA POIs as well. Updates for NA should be coming soon.
Compared to NA regions, Orbx’s Australia doesn’t have much POIs to include, probably due to its early release dates. Anyway, based on the FTX AU Landmarks post, three FSDiscover data files covering the whole country are compiled. They are: Continue reading
FSDiscover by Flight1 is a navigation tool addon for FSX, which is very useful in locating airports and sightseeing spots for flightsimmers.
Orbx’s NA BLUE Pacific North West (PNW) comes with an FSDiscover data file for the region’s Points of Interest (don’t remember if it was created by Orbx officially or by some members from its forum). However, the file contains airports information in the region as well, which causes unnecessary duplications when FSDiscover is showing airport names.
Moreover, Continue reading