SKY DECKS - FS9 BOEING WIDESCREEN PANEL PACK

FS9 BOEING WIDESCREEN PANEL PACK

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SkyDecks Panel Design, FS9 Boeing Jets, Widescreen Panel Pack, v1.0

Did you ever wonder why the MSFS franchise didn't include widescreen panel support for its 2-D panels? FS9 is arguably the best Flight Simulation product to date, but for whatever reason Microsoft chose not to add widescreen monitor support for the use of any of its 2-D panels. Instead, the FS enthusiast ends up with "stretched-out" versions of default panels when viewing them on widescreen monitors. Being only slightly annoying, the stretched 2-D panels may have led more enthusiasts to try out and switch to the updated level of detail that's present within the virtual cockpit environment. However, the frequent need to zoom in and out just to read specific gauges has kept intact the need for quality 2-D panels. The ability to open an easy to read 2-D panel is still a favorite way to fly for many that use Flight Simulator... if only they came with widescreen support.

Well, SkyDecks Panel Design has now brought about a widescreen solution for three of the most popular 2-D panels used in FS2004. The Boeing Jets, Widescreen Panel Pack, is the beginning of this work. The new widescreen panels brings about new detail and realism to the widescreen 2-D panel environment. Included in the package are the Boeing 737-400, the Boeing 747-400 and the Boeing 777-300. With detailed panel backgrounds and the utilization of many standard gauges, the newer widescreen versions of the Boeing airliners are true replacements for the default 2-D panel configurations found within FS9.

Not only do they look good, you’ll find that our newer widescreen panels can be used and function just the same as their 4:3 originals, along with some value added points as well. At installation, you’ll have the option of using one of two aspect ratios for widescreen monitor support: 16:10, 1440 x 900 (1.6:1) or 16:9, 1920 x 1080 (1.78:1). The 16:10 configuration is most popular for widescreen computer monitors, while 16:9 is used with most HDTV monitors. Say goodbye to those horizontally stretched 2-D panels once and for all!
 

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Customer Reviews
AFLOSIM - AFL0SIM LBSF SOFIA AIRPORT - FSX P3D
anthony
WOW this is a fantastic airport pack lots of detail great night textures aswell and even the radars on the main tower and on the airfeld work and spin aswell very well done to the Aflosim team on a great airport pack this is a defo must have 5stars from me but its defo a 10/10 for detail and I love everything in it very happy thank you Aflosim for a great Sofia intl airport. :);)
UK2000 SCENERY - JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT MSFS
Brian
What is a nicely modeled product becomes marred by incredibly bad performance. In order to make sure it was not my system or addons I was using, I had three other folks with this airport compare against my performance and all of us had the same results. There is no excuse for an airport of this size to have such a huge performance impact. My system can barely sustain 30 FPS on High settings with this airport installed. Why does an airport of this size and detail run at 30 fps while the giant KLAX down the road runs at 60-70 fps? There is something flawed with this airport's performance. It is clearly a bug in the airport. It needs another sweep of optimizations. Running the freeware KSNA which looks decent yielded 45+ FPS on our test systems. The-
re is also an ortho flaw with this airport in general. I believe it is on Asobo's end to fix. Coming in for final at this airport the ortho ground colors and quality will morph before your very eyes. It is extremely distracting and ugly to witness.
FLYFREESTD - ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA FOR P3D4.4-5
Jan
A beautiful, very accurately reproduced plane. The systems work as you can see in the videos on the internet.The flight model seems to be very well made,you have to be careful with the choice of airport,because a fully loaded plane actually needs more than two kilometers of runway,and landing with cargo is about three kilometers.Ther-
e is a huge difference in the behavior of an empty versus a fully loaded aircraft. Starting systems and engines is a lot of manual learning,fortun-
ately there is an option to auto-start systems and engines,especia-
lly starting the various systems of the aircraft is very satisfying.An additional advantage is the ability to switch to the cockpit mode in English (Russian by default),you can do it at any time in the pop-up Configurator (SHIFT + 1). In particular,the autopilot is very complex and works differently than in Western airplanes,but after turning on the English cockpit,it can be managed.Interes-
tingly, after a closer look at the autopilot,it turns out that it has a lot of different functions that make flying easier,e.g.the plane can make 90-degree turns by itself,or circle non-stop. The plane carries several loads on its back,I liked the Molniya mini-shuttle the most. The sound of the engines is also polished,especi-
ally the roar of the engines at high revs and when starting.The plane's volume is adjusted so that it is the first plane where I did not have to silence the game to a minimum so as not to go deaf.
BEAR STUDIOS - MIG-15BIS P3D4-5 FSX FSXSE
josh
After many years of owning Bear Studios older (and at times, frustrating) MiG-15 offering for FSX I came across this. At first I thought it was just an update of the old offering for P3D with FSX compatibility. It is not. It is an all new offering and it looks great in FSX. Gone are the baked in shadows of the old version with modern texturing applied. The planes are all really shiny, which is good because a a few of the textures represent civilian or museum owned MiG-15s! They are N15YY from the Combat Air Museum of Topeka, Kansas, 079 from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, NX87CN from Planes of Fame in Chino, California, NX90589 from the Oakland Aviation Museum, Oakland, California and my favorite (as it was the first MiG-15 I had ever seen in person on the ground and in the air) PLAAF 4115. The version in the sim has no N number but the former Combat Jets Flying Museum MiG-15 N15MG (now residing at EAA in Oshkosh) represents this plane. Best of all, this sim had done away with whatever would randomly cut out your hydraulic pump in the old version! Now the two items that kept it from getting the fifth star. Textures. While they look great and are reflective and shiny when appropriate, the camouflaged aircraft are also shiny (as are flap internals, landing gear and wheel wells. Planes. While it's great that all the planes in this addon come under one entry in Sim Objects (vs the myriad of offerings in the old one) there is no two seater offered this time around. I can only hope that comes later along with a similar update for their MiG-17!
TERRAINY STUDIOS - RV-8 - MSFS
Gary
I have to agree with one of the other reviewers as well that's it just OK. It certainly is pretty, but it's really slow. It's not nimble as far as handling and a big part of the realism for a plane for me is the sound, and this little baby sounds like it's got the default Cessna 172 sounds. That is a definite killer for me! I did give it 3 stars because it's a pretty model.
ANTS AIRPLANES - TIGER MOTH MSFS
Joao
If you enjoyed the FSX version you are going to love this one. The plane itself is simple to fly but many mechanical features have been implemented to generate an extra challenge. Gre-
at job by Ant's Airplanes.
ANTS AIRPLANES - TIGER MOTH MSFS
John
Very fun to fly. Very good options. Just well done.
SCENERYTR - LTAC ANKARA ESENBOĞA AIRPORT -MSFS
Jaro
Airport textures and gates are good. I see a distinct lack in any interior modeling and just feels like the airport is a little bare with no vehicles moving or more detailed ground objects besides textures
SIERRASIM SIMULATION - SKBG PALONEGRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT V1.1 MSFS
Jaro
Good airport and ground textures. Happy with it except the interior modeling is nonexistent. If you find it on sale for under 10 euros its worth it for the beautiful area and airport itself
FLYSIMWARE LLC - CESSNA 414AW CHANCELLOR MSFS
Edward
I will have to give this 2 stars for the level of detail it does bring to MSFS. The other 3 stars I deducted for two primary reasons. First, the plane is well done; however, for $13 U.S. less, you can purchase the C310R which is by far more comprehensive and accurate than what Flysimware offers in the C414AW. Second, I have witnessed support members from Flysimware embarrass and disrespect members of their Discord who ask questions. I was one such person who took the brunt of a verbal assault for asking a question. Poor customer service is no way to establish a long-term positive relationship with the same people you want to purchase your software. In summary, if you are looking for a challenge in a twin-engine Cessna that offers a level of accuracy and system depth near unrivaled along with world-class customer support, save yourself money and get the C310. You can use that saved money to purchase other products.
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