Lockheed Martin released the first update for their newly released 4th version of P3D earlier today, here’s what the highly anticipated update brings!
- 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 (VC) textures
- Custom icons can be placed and rendered in the world. Their location can also be viewed in the 2D map.
- Health points for the ownship are now displayed in InfoGen text
- Added “HideMouseLookCrosshair” config option to disable the cross icon when using mouse look
- Notification text can now be added using the “CustomNoticeText” config option
- Added support for cockpit rain effects. Added effect to default vehicles (requires Content installer)
- Added rain effect to cockpit glass in default vehicles
- F-16A and F-16AM now feature a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) reticle, which can also be viewed in VR
- Weather PDK now supports all functions available in SimConnect
- Added CustomIcons sample showcasing new custom icon capabilities
- Added additional Window PDK functions supporting 3D window positioning
- Added PDK Menu service
There was also a plethora of things fixed in this update, far too many to list so if you want to see all the fixes click here
In a statement on their website, the Prepar3D dev team wrote: “[we’re] excited to release the first update to v4! We have been hard at work building upon the major changes made in version 4 to continue making Prepar3D the most feature-rich, stable, and performant training platform available. This release includes numerous enhancements, new features, and bug fixes based on user and developer feedback.
Virtual Reality (VR) is now available in any view and includes an interactive mouse pointer enabling cockpit interaction. Aircraft interiors are brought to life with support for 4k textures and cockpit rain effects. Many updates were made to further improve stability, add-on compatibility, and performance in this release.”
The Prepar3D v4.1 update is available now and can be downloaded from the Downloads page. If you currently own a valid Prepar3D v4 license there is no charge to update to Prepar3D v4.1.
For more information click here