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Phoenix v2.0 announced

Old 09-10-2008, 06:21 AM
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Default Phoenix v2.0 announced

Pretty big list of improvements, and apparently it will be a free download for existing customers!:

New Features

• Automatic Updates system for new models, flying sites and program updates
• Selectable training undercarriage option for all helicopter models
• Binocular feature
• New and improved fixed-wing and helicopter models
• New flying sites including slope soaring sceneries
• New camera-modes: Free-look, Keep Ground In View and Shift-look
• Fully panoramic flying site previews
• Selectable pilots for fixed-wing models
• User-definable hotkeys for all program features
• More advanced flight recorder:
__ • Records crashes, model changes and flying site changes
__ • New compression for smaller file-size
__ • Record multiple models
__ • Fly with recordings, spectate recordings or free-look
__ • Set playback model colour and transparency
__ • Loop, rewind, fast-forward and shuttle with your mouse
• New Simulation Speed onscreen widget
• Training and Competitions:
__ • Better display and more options on existing modes
__ • New Bomb Drop competition for single and multi-player modes
__ • Tutorials:
____ • Full professional tutorial and training course with audio commentary
____ • New user-friendly browser with descriptions
• Model control functions can now be assigned to any keyboard combination
• QuickMenu allows control of main program functions from the transmitter
• Advanced channel curve system allows you to define your own curve-points
• Colour Selector for various options with favourite colours saved for later use

Enhancements

• Enhanced physics:
__ • More realistic undercarriage, ground interaction and bumpiness
__ • Enhanced Fixed-wing dynamics:
____ • All-new physics, developed with the aid of UK freestyle champion Mike Williams
____ • Reaction of centre-of-gravity to undercarriage retraction
____ • Dual aileron controls
____ • Dual elevator controls
____ • Advanced mixes: Flaperons, Tailevators, Rudder/Elevator and Throttle/Rudder
____ • Improved glider and slope-soaring physics
__ • Enhanced helicopter dynamics:
____ • Enhanced collective-pitch response
____ • Enhanced tail-rotor wash
____ • Control governor speed from transmitter channel
• Improved Graphical User Interface:
__ • Cleaner, more user-friendly look and feel
__ • Main menu reorganised for easier navigation
__ • Changeable colour-themes
__ • New Initial Setup, Setup New Transmitter, Create Control Profile and other wizards
__ • Brand-new widgets system for resizable, moveable and dockable onscreen displays
__ • Improved Variometer
__ • Improved Controller display
__ • Improved Wind compass
__ • Improved Flight Information with many more options for data and setup
__ • Improved Variometer
__ • Improved Sky Orientation display
__ • Improved In-flight tuning
__ • Shift+TAB to go to previous edit-box in Edit Model menu
__ • Navigate main-menu from keyboard
__ • New Quit button on main menu
__ • Switch off transmitter warning if you exit with transmitter connected
__ • Improved and configurable favourites system with subfolders
__ • Recently flown models quick selection menu
__ • Recently used flying-sites quick selection menu
__ • Visual, draggable Centre of Gravity manipulator in Edit Model menu
__ • New visual starting position and orientation selection system
• New streamer system:
__ • Optimised graphically
__ • Physically accurate movement with wind and drag
__ • Set to any length or colour
__ • Set differently per model
• New smoke system:
__ • Optimised graphically
__ • Set to any colour
__ • Set differently per model
• Options to hide most warnings, messages and helpers
• Control system:
__ • Model control response increased
__ • New system for improved smoothness and accuracy
• Enhanced graphics:
__ • New renderer with fast, accurate, soft self-shadowing
__ • Improved exhaust and display smoke rendering
__ • Improved water effects:
____ • Motion and ripple effects enhanced
____ • Better reflections
____ • Better shadowing
____ • Improved rendering at distance
__ • New sun-glow and night-light glow effects
__ • New thermals display
• New physically controlled wind-sock and flags
• Scenery improvements:
__ • Enhanced collision detection system
__ • Slope-soaring flying sites
__ • Wind-fields and custom flying-site weather patterns
__ • New advanced flying-site scenery masking system
__ • High Quality option with 4 times standard background quality for selected sites
• Multiplayer:
__ • General performance improvements
__ • Improved start-position searching and selection

Bugs fixed

• Solved issue when starting with no installed sound-card
• Solved issue with helicopter ground-effect under obstacles
• Solved various problems with crashing tilt-rotor models
• Water models now automatically start over water when available
• Training and competition options saved correctly


PhoenixCreator version 2.0 BETA

New Features


• Create your own flying sites:
__ • Import panoramic images
__ • Set lighting and weather conditions
__ • Create collision geometry, primitives and water sections
__ • Export to Phoenix and share with your friends
Old 09-11-2008, 06:11 AM
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Default RE: Phoenix v2.0 announced

Looks like a major revision of the thing. With quite a bit of new functionality. Should make Phoenix an even better value than before.
Old 09-11-2008, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix v2.0 announced

Very cool, I need to use mine more often
Old 10-17-2008, 06:36 PM
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Default RE: Phoenix v2.0 announced

I installed V2.0 Beta.

When I tried to start it my LCD screen switched off/standby. Computer stays on. I have to turn the PC off by holding the power switch.

Anyone else have a similar problem.

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