Thursday, March 22, 2012
FSDT GSX 1.3 released
My email from FSDT:
ULD are the standard containers used for baggage/mail on wide-body airplanes. GSX now simulate their loading procedure, using the correct type of container depending on the airplane type. The selection of the loader type (conveyor belt or container loader) and the kind of ULD used is made either using the GSX internal airplane database, with a fall back depending on the airplane doors height if the airplane is unknown, and can be user customized too, by airplane and by parking.
Added support for Front and Back Cargo doors
Both cargo doors are now operational, and it's even possible to user-customize which loader is in use for each door. This customization is extended to the parking customization too, in case space constraints on some parking wouldn't allow the use of both doors.
User airplane configuration allowed, using the GSX.CFG file
This version introduces the usage of a specific GSX.CFG file, that contains all parameters needed by GSX to support an airplane not present in its internal database. Users can customize all doors positions, their commands needed to open doors or ignore them, and other new paramaters like the kind (if any) of ULD container used by that airplane. Right now this is a text file, but it will eventually evolve into an interactive graphic editor, using the same file format.
Separate audio chatter files for boarding/deboarding, with random variations.
The boarding/deboarding sounds are not fixed loops anymore, but plays different randomly selected and randomly timed "hello" (or "goodbye", when deboarding) chatter sounds, over the background sound.
32 new Liveries added
We added the following new liveries: Air Canada, WestJet, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Meridiana, Lan Chile, Avianca, EgyptAir, SAA, Ethiopian, ANA, JAL, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Garuda, Singapore Airlines, Air India, Thai, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Skywest, Pacific Blue, JetStar, Transaero, Aeroflot, Caribbean Airlines, Bahamas Air, Cubana, Taca, Air Jamaica.
Other small fixes
Many smaller bug fixes, like problems with Pushback at some airports, problems with Follow Me, etc. are also included.
The GSX installer is now able to recognize and patch non-default ground vehicles, in order to disable the default pushback truck even if your ground vehicles set is not default.
The "Captain, are you ready for pushback ?" message has been changed into "Captain, we are ready for pushback", so it will be more clear you are not supposed to answer that question.
To get the update, you have the following options:
1) As a Live Update, you'll be notified of a major update, which will require to DOWNLOAD and INSTALL the updated Stand-Alone Addon Manager for FSX
2) By downloading the full GSX installer.
The update is of course free for all customers, new users purchasing from today, will already get the 1.3 version.
ADX Editor: DAndre Newman