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Community Update 7 "Cold & Dark" (v1.2.18937) Now Live

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July has been pretty hectic in the office, with a string of exciting updates for simmers to sink their teeth into. Last week we introduced passengers to Flight Sim World, and this week we're bringing Cold/Dark starts into FSW. 

The Cold/Dark updates features a checklist that highlights the levers, buttons and switches you need to press in order to start each aircraft in Flight Sim World. Experts can enable the advanced mode to remove any assistance, get themselves prepped up and then taxi onto the runway. 

They'll be another exciting announcement next week, so try and keep your heads out of the clouds, but until then we've got a number of other changes so read on below: 

Cold and Dark Feature

  • Start-up checklists across all launch aircraft to assist in Cold/Dark functionality
  • Toggle advanced mode to go through the checklist yourself. Uncheck advanced mode to be walked through the cold and dark start process with camera zoom and highlighted switches & gauges (ideal for new simmers)
  • You can now choose your spawn location in Free Flight (parking spaces, runways, etc)


KNOWN BUG: With the introduction of Cold and Dark, we have discovered an issue which affects the PA-46 and the DA40checklists: If you have auto mixture disabled, you will not be able to start the engine in Assisted Mode.

To work around this issue, please make sure auto mixture is enabled in order to complete the Cold and Dark checklist in Assisted Mode. You can find the auto mixture switch in the Settings Menu under Realism. We'll provide a fix in a future update, thanks for understanding!


Aircraft
Avionics

  • KAP140, KFC225, KR87, KX155, GTX327 and KN62 units now have system start-up splash screens where applicable (or a typical display warmup period)
  • G1000- Annunciators added. Coolant and fuel temperature systems added.
  • GTX327 - Switches off the display of ‘VFR’ when the correct button pressed. 
  • KX155 - Improvements to visibility.

PA-18 Supercub

  • Mag switch behavior corrected and tooltips added.
  • Primer behavior corrected. It now automatically retracts after a priming pump.

PA-34 Seneca

  • Panel Visual improvements
  • Primary Flight Display Airspeed Indicator readout changes color to match the speed envelope component: black when in normal operating arc; yellow when in restricted and red when in overspeed situation.
  • Inlet temperature gauges now accurate
  • Overhead switch text legibility improved

PA-28 Cherokee

  • Front wheel ground contact point improved.
  • Starter/ ignition key now workable with mousewheel.

PA-46 Malibu Mirage

  • Radio master switch now toggles avionics on and off. KR87 and RDR2000 also now toggled by the avionics master.
  • Improved performance in PA-46 interior

DA40

  • Addressed wheel contact points that were causing parked aircraft to bounce in certain scenarios.
  • Starter/ ignition key now workable with mouse wheel.
  • Zero-position of the ASI needle corrected 
  • Improvements to the appearance of the ATT indicator.

DA42

  • Starter/ ignition key now workable with mouse wheel.
  • Zero-position of the ASI needle corrected 
  • Improvements to the appearance of the ATT indicator

RV-7

  • Corrected the panel lighting startup sequence.
  • Starter/ ignition key now workable with mouse wheel.
  • Zero-position of the ASI needle corrected 
  • Improvements to the appearance of the ATT indicator.

Workshop

  • You can now view Workshop details of subscribed and published flight plans.
  • Flight plan editing is now locked while in the Save, Load, and Workshop tabs.

User Interface

  • Audio now fully muted when volume sliders are set to zero.

Engine

  • Revisions to night lighting models to improve scene and sky balancing.
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9 minutes ago, DTG_Cryss said:

They'll be another exciting announcement next week, so try and keep your heads out of the clouds

Hmmmmm... Hmmmmm... :-)

 

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Great news....and the "assistance" for cold and dark start is a really good feature!

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Awesome!  Thanks, DTG, for keeping up the exciting pace of updates!

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Good news, a quick look and it looks good!

 

João Alfredo

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When using the Cold & Dark start option I still get the "Engine Not Started" flying tip appearing.  Is there a way to turn it off, other than editing the .cfg file?

If there isn't I'll file a 'bug' report.

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Where is that "Advanced Mode" option ?

I started in cold&dark, but how to I get the effect mentioned when running with Advanced Mode unticked ?

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Ok, very simple after all - grab the checklist over the instruments panel... :-)

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