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Fly Prepar3d with Saitek Pro Flight Simulation Range

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From v2.1 onwards, Lockheed Martin’s flight simulator Prepar3d is now compatible with all your Saitek Pro Flight hardware. All H.O.T.A.S, yokes, pedals, panels, everything is ready to go in this exciting new release.

*UPDATE 09/23/2014 – New drivers have been released! All Saitek products now install exactly the same as FSX. No more workarounds necessary!*

If you haven’t heard of Prepar3d before, it’s a training and academic flight simulation maintained and updated by the Lockheed Martin team using the ESP engine licensed from Microsoft, the same engine used in FS9 and FSX. Basically, you can think of Prepar3d as the logical successor to the MS Flight Simulator series optimized to take advantage of today’s computers. Features and screenshots are below for you to peruse but what I love about the simulator is its graphically better than FSX in every single way and that the OOM crashes of FSX are all but gone for good.

Go to the official site for more info – http://www.prepar3d.com

Prepar3d v2.1 Features
+ Virtual world with 40 high-detail cities and more than 24,900 airports
+ Environment includes highway, air and maritime vehicles and traffic, as well as livestock and wild animals
+ Customizable, data driven graphics and models
+ Whole earth WGS-84 model
+ Accurate topography with regionally and culturally appropriate textures
+ Modifiable real-time weather system, continuous time of day, seasons and a variety of lighting effects
+ Realistic air traffic control
+ Expandable library of vehicle models
+ Fully Backwards Compatible with your Favorite FSX and ESP Addons
+ An all-new, modern DirectX 11 rendering engine that can take advantage of modern day graphics cards
+ SimDirector – a brand new, modern training scenario generation tool suite
+ The introduction of a new Professional Plus version of Prepar3D for military training
+ User interface updates, as well as many other exciting updates to the core platform.
+ An updated SDK including many requested features and a new iSimObject API that allows developers full control over their SimObjects.

More screenshots here – http://www.prepar3d.com/images/