The new update from Lockheed Martin includes several enhancements, new features, and bug fixes based on user and developer feedback.
Virtual Reality (VR) support features highly in this update and VR is now available in any view and includes an interactive mouse pointer enabling cockpit interaction. Aircraft interiors now have support for 4k textures and cockpit rain effects. Several fixes were made to further improve stability, add-on compatibility, and performance.
The development pipeline and toolset has been updated to further optimise complex models. New features to the Prepar3D Development Kit (PDK) include built-in support for cockpit rain and snow visual effects, support for 3D window positioning, advanced samples for Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) and targeting pods, stability improvements and bug fixes.
Lockheed Martin recommends to only download and install the Client as there are only minor updates to content and scenery for this release.
Virtual Reality (VR) is now available in any view and has its own dedicated menu
Added interactive mouse pointer in VR
Added support for 4k Virtual Cockpit textures
Custom icons can be placed and rendered in the world. Their location can also be viewed in the 2D map
Added support for cockpit rain effects. Added effect to default vehicles
Fixed an issue that prevented legacy Prepar3D v1 SimConnect apps from connecting
Fixed intermittent issue with autopilot glide slope
Barometric pressure units now display correctly in the Custom Weather screen
Added scenario favorites button back to the Load Scenario screen
Updated select camera control descriptions to be more consistent
Fixed rotation issues with certain lights and effects
Updated the default Max VC Texture Size config entry to 4096
SpeedTree models now draw correctly in Radar and GData sensor modes
Improved detection of VR headsets with more robust error reporting
Fixed crash that could occur after installing a large number of scenery add-ons