SIMstarter NG P3D
Version 2.0.7 is available!
--- 06.06.2020 - v2.0.7 rev. 50
[FEATURE] Profile - Reading Date/Time from PFPX and simBrief OFPs
[FEATURE] Profile - Show PFPX and simBrief OFPs
[FEATURE] Profile - Added new setting to sync the Active Sky time with the profile setting of SIMstarter
[FEATURE] AddOnXml MGR - Clear Names of AddOn Components
[FEATURE] Random Flight Database - Supporting RFD by generating an Export of Add-On Airports that can be imported to RFD. Further Details in ".\manuals\RandomFlightDatabase with SIMstarter NG P3D.pdf"
[CHANGED] Scenery MGR - Not show "new Sceneries" when showing errors
[CHANGED] General - Font color of inactive items to black (from dark-gray) - as it's better readable now
[CHANGED] Manuals - Updated
[BUGFIX] SimConfig MGR - Description for "InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser" fixed
[BUGFIX] SimConfig MGR - Behaviour of Background Colors fixed
[BUGFIX] AddOnXML MGR - Filename issue when adding new add-on.xml
For details of the new OFP Feature see:
we are quite happy to annouce that, SIMstarter is able to read the situation time from an OFP (either PFPX or simBrief) and starts the sim at your departure Airport at the time minus a configurable set of minutes. In addition the OFP can be opened in a separate window on your simulator PC (where SIMstarter is running).
Example (with PFPX OFP):
Open PFPX (or simBrief) make your flight planning, save your OFP and export your Routes. It's important to have a text-file OFP to use this function.
Having an OFP like this flying from LEMD to EDDL. The Standard Departure Time is set to 19:25 local at LEMD. Fine.
First important step is to tell SIMstarter where your OFP (text files are stored). Open Program Settings > First Tab and set the path (see yellow marking) and define how many minutes prior that time you want to start the sim (gree marking):
Open SIMstarter NG and select Date and time = From OFP
Run your profile and you will start the sim at your desired time.
If you use this in parallel with "Load newest flightplan" you need to make sure that both of them are matching. Otherwise SIMstarter whould use a different OFP and Flightplan. So it makes sense to do your flightplanning first, export everything and then start SIMstarter.
Please find more information in manual chapter 4.11 (after getting v2.0.7).
Update will be out soon.