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WW1000

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  1. From the album Prepar3d v4

    And beautiful real looking clouds!!
  2. From the album Prepar3d v4

    The last active sky update has made the sim look even better
  3. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Looks very real
  4. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Looks real
  5. I am using all ORBX with Ultimate Realism Pack. Active sky had an update today and now looks even better.
  6. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Another shot leaving Chicago
  7. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Leaving Chicago enroute Atlanta
  8. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Still on approach to KORD, missed the VECTOR in the FMC so had to do a loop to get down lower
  9. From the album Prepar3d v4

    On approach into KORD - not bad for night time lighting in P3Dv4
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    And another from the other side of the plane
  11. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Coming over the mountains, more distance shots
  12. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Another wingshot showing the distance
  13. From the album Prepar3d v4

    Coming out of KLAX, all maxed sliders 60+ FPS
  14. Great pics mate, looks like you were just a touch of centre with that one!
  15. When we created the current website as you see it from the ground up we managed to significantly reduce the time it took to add new airlines. However, it still took time - around 3 hours each time to make sure all the data was correct. So with that in mind, with the new website being developed, a new schedules designer was created. This app on the desktop will allow me to add new airlines in around 15 minutes. BTW this is developed using .NET 4.5.x so like ACARS is not compatible with Windows XP but given its an internal tool won't affect anyone but me. So pulling out Visual Studio (recently updated to the 2017 version), I created a program that looks a little bit like ACARS. Just to show a bit of the code: This small yet powerful program is several 1000's of lines of code (nothing compared to your favourite game or office app). However it also allows me to connect with the online database and download all of the airports and aircraft to a local database. The final result is a simple dialog allowing me to add an airline (one aircraft type at a time). However this method does not require me to get all of the aircraft regos so also makes it easier to change later. Once the schedules have been sorted and checked (again that aircraft and airports database comes in handy), I can then upload the schedules direct to the website without ever having to go in the browser. Basically 15 minutes work which used to take 3 hours (when we first started 5 years ago it used to take a month). Whilst this program will not be available to regular users, it shows how developers also develop their own internal tools to make their life easier. So next time you are concerned that your favourite developer hasn't had an update in a while its probably because they are developing a tool in the background to make life easier (i.e. a support system or content delivery system).