Fsx Flightsim Labs Concorde X Zip
the concorde x version is the same as the concorde zip version. it is fully functional, but needs some love as they still need to include all the systems. they got one-click download working, however using the x-controller is not working (mac or windows) they are going to fix that so it can be used in virtual cockpit. it will take them a week or so i think.
i recommend to get the zip with the concorde map, this will allow the sim to run on and off on quick intervals. i have noticed that a higher quality for the trim, sky, water and vegetation textures make a big difference.
all in all, colimata has shown substantial work in producing a high fidelity product based on an early version of concorde. it is truly a breath of fresh air when compared to the current state of x-plane products, and is sure to do wonders for many simulator owners.
it gets worse. amongst all the other problems with the textures and the in-game model, the plane has several other less serious but still irritating issues. while in-engine view, the winglets have a black square texture covering them. they simply arent real. the cockpit windows do not line up with the cockpit, and seem to be done using a separate texture than the rest of the cockpit. they also seem to be rather uninspired. all in all, if im being honest, this mod will never see a release and will stay relegated to your hdd for good.
not to mention that theres no radio working for me.
now that i have a lot of experience in converting different mods between x-plane and fsx, i can say that there is no real way to recreate a very complex interior, most of the time. even if i know how the file is structured and how its mapped, i still find it hard to transfer it to the other sim. at least from my point of view.
a couple more details about the packaged installer: it installs a lot of extra features. not just the aircraft, but also the aircraft carriers, all the way down to pilots. and of course the cockpit and mcdu, with some extra panels of its own. this all comes to a combined 1.3 gb of data for the concorde x.
there is a risk of false positives here, since some people may have installed the wrong add-on. so i recommend to run the installer from a fresh, completely uninstalled fsx. if nothing happens, the installer hasnt found the files, so you may need to explore where fsl put its packages, and download the fsx installation instructions .
the client installer has to be run from within the fsx install package. this is a bit of a nuisance, as you need to find a clean, uninstalled fsx, but it comes at no cost, and can be done from the live cd installer. it will run and install quite happily on vista, 7, or 8. but before you begin, you need to select the airport of your choice. once thats done, you will enter the world of the flight sim labs concorde x. its a very detailed and well laid out package, and a lot of thought has obviously been put into it.
in the concorde x, you can do a lot of things. from simulating your travel plans, by setting a different departure and arrival airport, to visualizing your piloting and traffic situations. you can even start your flight by setting and changing the time, and managing the windscreen and canopy. there are also local weather, and even the winds, and at various altitudes, which makes for some nice maps for your international trips. theres a lot of it to explore, so this review cant even cover all of its features.