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What’s new in Vancouver+ V3?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Here’s a comprehensive list, which I’ll keep updated, of what’s new in V3 of Vancouver+:

  • Custom new buildings and structures:
    • Living Shangri-La (now Vancouver’s tallest building)
    • Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
    • Vancouver Convention Centre
    • SkyTrain LRT line
  • Photoscenery: new 1m photoscenery for downtown Vancouver, with autogen redone from scratch
  • New AI Aircraft:
    • DHC-3 Otter (3 repaints)
    • DHC-3 Turbine Otter (5 repaints)
    • DHC-6 Twin Otter (5 repaints)
  • Compatibility: compatible with FTX PNW (NA Blue), including matching photoscenery for all seasons including hard winter (snow)
  • Bug fixes and feature requests:
    • Improved night textures for many downtown Vancouver buildings
    • Winter ice now automated
    • Representations of Golden Ears Bridge, Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, Olympic Curling Rink, Richmond Oval added
    • Added many new objects: buildings, ships, etc. in downtown Vancouver area
    • Several road breaks/roads in water fixed
    • Terrain spike near Port Mann bridge removed
    • Minor landclass fixes
    • CAD5: leading zero designator added
    • Removed smoke effect from closed Howe Sound mill
    • Removed 2nd fuel barge from Coal Harbour (it’s no longer there)
    • CYNJ: fixed ATIS, reconfigured north area (including newly paved 25/07), added new buildings
    • CYPK: fixed duplication of taxi signs
    • CYPK: fixed transparency issue on trees
    • CZBB: Lengthened runway 25/07, added new terminal, fixed taxiway signs
    • Replaced marinas around Vancouver downtown peninsula to eliminate flickering of boats and improve performance
    • Removed crash boxes from all floatplane docks to allow docking when crash detection is on
    • Rotated Scotiabank Tower 45 degrees (nobody noticed this one!)
    • Automated winter ice

This list is subject to change.  V3 will be a free upgrade of existing owners of Vancouver+.