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Prepar3D v4.3  -  by Lagaffe

Prepar3D v4.3 coming soon

After a very quiet campaign, normally Lockheed Martin should release a new version 4.3 very soon (NLDR: probably by the end of June). This new version should probably focus on performance improvements of the native VR.

This should cut the ground under the foot of the FlyInside simulator which was due to come out in the second half of 2018 and which featured native RV support.


Published on 01/05/2018 : 16:34  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
cadeau.gifprepar3D 64bits new release  -  by Lagaffe

A new release of Prepar3D is coming soon: P3D v4.1 cool

Published on 09/10/2017 : 20:22  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
cadeau.gifA new release 64bits for Prepar3D  -  by Lagaffe


Some guys have found that French-VFR was dead because any publication was made since a lot of month. It was just waiting for the future announcement: the next release of Prepar3D V4 - 64-bit version, theoretically announced to download for May 30, 2017!

This new version of Prepar3D named V4 is a complete update since the architecture of the simulator now passes in 64 bits. The visual is not left with higher resolutions, more objects and an increase in the accuracy of informations.
In addition, the version provides dynamic lighting, new rain / snow particles, a new version of more realistic 3D trees, a fully reworked SDK, new vehicles and countless improvements.

We will have more details next week as this V4 version should be available on the Lockheed Martin site on May 30, 2017 at 2:00 am (US time).

A short presentation with this video:

For a detailed presentation of the product and its installation, a very good article on AVSIM:

For more information, please read the news of Lockheed Martin:

So long cool

Published on 23/05/2017 : 19:51  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
crayons.gifFrench-VFR news  -  by Lagaffe


Sorry for not having written anymore for nearly a year but the days are only 24 hours and sometimes real life is very engaging.

New to French-VFR? Well, an aircraft project is underway, because it includes a Canadair CL-215T and a Canso PBY-5.


For those who go through our pages, the Canso has been presented a few years ago and then put on a shelf but I hope to carry it out and be able to give it to you.

See you later, Lagaffe

Published on 22/05/2017 : 20:50  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
aldsmall.gifNews on the last release v3.3.5 of Prepar3D  -  by Lagaffe


Some sought to know what were the main achievements of this v3.3.3 release. There are among others:
- Visual defects of the landscape [third party] : Various visual artifacts, increasing the memory usage has been reviewed, and several missing features.
- Improved multiplayer sessions: bug fixes which consisted not show new players as if they were the last to join
- The management of multi-monitor: This function is accessible via the menu and the "Views Groups" ie the ability within the simulation via the menu to configure multiple monitors among them so as to make its measures display. No doubt this will interest users home cockpit ...
For more information, here is a link that leads to a PDF describing the novelty

Happy reading 

Published on 18/06/2016 : 14:26  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
facebook.pngLaon-Chambry / LFAF ... released soon by French-VFR  -  by Lagaffe

Last informations before the publication of the scene LFAF / Laon-Chambry

To inform you about a project what I find too old yet (
) the last three weeks were devoted to achieving for French-VFR's libraries : a library of characters, a series of vehicles (car, motorcycle, truck) and a final on common objects.
Why  does not use existing libraries: I have nothing against those of my comrades but I get a lot of mail due to the fact that those who download do not know then retrieve these libraries and install them correctly so ... I prefer to cut short this form of support.

Then we had to refine the choice of textures and place them on the "Ground Polys" representing 3D grass or tarmac and parking.

Finally, a stage management freeware tool will choose which options or not to take into account the possibilities of machines and tastes of all.

After all this here are some pictures to put you in the mouth ...

The version should be out by the end of May. cool

After that,I wish finalize somes old projets that I have on my desktop like Menestrel and th NC858S. for Prepar3D.

Published on 08/05/2016 : 20:35  - 2 comments 2 comments - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
frenchvfr/working.gifPrepar3D v3.2  -  by Lagaffe

Prepar3D v3.2 is released cool

The work of Lockeed.Martin progress as announced in the latest roadmap: a new version of Prepar3D is available since this afternoon despite the absence of an official announcement (source : )

Here is a list of new features : … w_v32.html

To download this new release, is here :

A little video on Youtube of Rob Ainscough

Published on 07/03/2016 : 21:43  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
demo.pngPrepar3D v3.1  -  by Lagaffe

Initial findings for Prepar3D v3.1:

First update since the last major delivery in November 2015, this major version is already available on the Lockheed Martin site ( in two forms:

  •     that of a full version (recommended by LM) or
  •     Individual Components download

Take all of the version in case (as a single zip or more packages separately) but I confirmed that it was entirely possible to upgrade a v3.0 and without significant problems: the experiment was done on my own machine.

How to do ?

  • Connect with your credentials on the link given above, 
  • In the "Downloads" you will find three sections  
  1. for the full version in a single zip (Full Download)
  2. one of eleven separate packages (Individual Component Downloads)
  3. and the SDK (Software Development Kit (SDK)).
  • Personally I prefer to take the version in separate packets, easier to download because if there is a PB on one dowload it's more easy to resume. 
  • If you opt for the full version, it will unzip it into a separate folder to dispose of eleven components. 
  • For the update of version 3.0, the file we are interested in is Install_client.msi (123 MB).
  • Remember to save your file settings of the earlier version:
  1. C:>Users>"user">AppData>Roaming>Lockheed Martin>Prepar3D v3
  2. C:>Users >"user">AppData>Local>Lockheed Martin>Prepar3D v3
  3. C:>ProgramData>Lockheed Martin>Prepar3D v3

  • Via the Windows Control Panel, in the section Programs and Features select from the list Prepar3D Academic client (or equivalent) 
  • Uninstall the client takes only a few seconds ....
  • Then run the previously downloaded file Install_client.msi and wait a few seconds / minutes
  • WARNING that you select the directory where you installed the v3.0 ... because by default, the program offers a directory C: and my P3Dv3 is on S: so be careful!
  • Once the installation is complete, remember to "clean your shaders" and then you can restart P3Dv3.1.

PS: Shaders are located at C:>Users>"user">AppData>Local>Lockheed Martin>Prepar3D v3>Shaders"

  • A window will appear asking you to activate the product, select "Activate Online" and enter your password (those used to log in LM)
  • And here it is finished.

IMPORTANT: At launch, if you have Orbx scenes P3Dv3.1 will ask you if you want to run the libraries (DLL) ObjectFlow. To the extent that they have been updated at the time of this writing, you can accept.

Updates Install_Content.msi and Install_Scenery.msi and are not necessary in the first place. These updates relating to:

A positioning of the lights changed to fixed virtual cockpit on the Beech Baron
Additional updates to the India Fox Echo F-35A
A change in the behavior of ships compared to the waves

Minor changes in five airports in the southeastern US
Update coasts, lakes, rivers and elevations in Singapore

These additional content correct a few specific points on the ship wakes and behavior.

If you want to add this ships's behavior and you have not installed the Content.msi but only the Client, you'll need to adjust the * .fx for all vessels used by P3D or wait until the various developers adjust their files and publish them.

For each file in
...>Effects>fx_wake*.fx and for each item [Particle.x] you must add the variable Ground Decal=1


Lifetime=7.07, 7.07
X Scale=5.30, 5.30
Y Scale=5.30, 5.30
Z Scale=0.00, 0.00
X Scale Rate=0.20, 0.20
Y Scale Rate=0.20, 0.20
Z Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
Color Rate=0.11, 0.11
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00
Fade In=0.10, 0.10
Fade Out=0.60, 0.60
Ground Normal=1
Face=1, 0, 1
Ground Decal=1

May have to be adapted effects on some boats.

Published on 24/12/2015 : 12:27  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
cadeau.gifLFXU Les Mureaux - soon  -  by Lagaffe

A very nice teaser of the next Greenhopper's scenery ...

Published on 06/11/2015 : 20:40  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
frenchvfr/letter.gifLFXU - Les Mureaux (French airport - near Paris)  -  by Lagaffe

Hello boys,

Just a little information about Pascal "GreenHopper" which has solve the last problem of flatten about his last scenery: LFXU - Les Muraux  .


This scenery has been started there nearly a year right after the delivery LFPT - Cormeilles in Vexin, this scene should represent the entire airfield of Les Mureaux (French airport near Paris along the river of "la Seine") and included the adjoining seaplane which is always listed as usable cool
Published on 01/11/2015 : 11:59  - none comment none comment - View ? Add yours ?   Preview   Print...   Top
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