New license model and options

24 Nov 2016
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by Ulrich Strauss
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With release of SPAD.neXt 0.9.5 the licensing options and model will be changed.

Black Friday Week and SPAD.neXt 0.9.9

2020-11-30
by Ulrich Strauss
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SPAD.neXt Newsletter Dec 2020

Black Friday Week!

For the period of Nov. 29th through Dec. 6th (UTC Time) a 25% discount is offered on spadnext.com.
This applies to new licenses, as well as upgrades or update renewals.

The discount will be applied automatically upon checkout.

SPAD.neXt 0.9.9 Release

SPAD.neXt 0.9.9 (Build 2) has been released to public.
Thanks to the beta testers making this release quite a big update.

Among a lot of new features and Quality of Life improvements the 0.9.9 Version of SPAD.neXt features some new devices supported.
The full chagelog can be accessed from inside the application.

* Devices: Add Elgato Streamdeck Support (Needs to be enabled explicitly in Seetings->Devices. Complete Edition license required)
* Devices: Add Thrustmaster TCA-Quadrant support
* Devices: Add VRInsight MCP2A support
* Devices: Add VRInsight GPS5 support
* Devices: Add support for GoFlight GF-46
* Devices: Add support for GoFlight GF-LGT
* Devices: Expose vJoy axis and buttons as read/write to be able to relay axis events e.g. to Star Citizen
* Devices: Add option to edit response curves for axis
* Add Squawkbox/vPilot support (Vatsim) to Local/Squawkbox
* Events: Add option to repeat event while condition is true. (Resolution = 40Hz / 25ms)
* Events: Add Scripted Event to axis
* Events: Add "Set Foreground Window" action
* Events: Add support for string manipulation in "Change Data Value" actions
* X-Plane PluginInstaller: Add option to select installation directory manually if detection is not possible
* Expert Options: Add option to disable the "new device without events" wizard
* Multipanel: Autothrottle switch/Flaps/Trimwheel work even if virtual power being off
* Gauges: add Rotate support to Gauge-XML Labels
* Profile backups: By default 10 backups of a profile will be kept in _ProfileBackups.zip. Number can be adjusted in expert-settings. ( 0 = no backups , -1 = unlimited backups)
* MSFS: Add indexing of community and premium aircraft
* Aircrafts: Automatically add unknown aircraft to index
* P3D: Index all P3D Addon-Directories

Your SPAD.neXt installation will update automatically.

Available now: The Class Echo by ShakePrint

The Class Echo is a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 controller / display for Autopilot, COM/NAV, flight and engine information, and more! It is an affordable DIY alternative to many separate devices. 

 Class Echo by ShakePrint

It takes many of the most common controls and puts them at your finger tips. No longer do you have to pan around the cockpit and zoom into autopilot, radio, COM and NAV panels. Autopilot values are selected easily using the touch screen and physical rotary encoder. COM and NAV frequencies are swapped with a touch, and input is done with a responsive touch screen number pad. Essential information about your flight, fuel and engines are displayed onscreen in an easy to read layout, and It connects to your Windows PC using SPAD.neXt. This device works great for GA aircraft and small jets. 

For more information give them a shot at https://shakeprint.com
ShakePrint is in no way associated to SPAD.neXt.

Bring your Gauges to the neXt level

Now MSFS is here, fipgauges.com are happy to confirm they fully support gauges for the new Microsoft Simulator. They have been testing all their back catalogue and developing new gauges that look more like those in SIM. Recently fipgauges.com have done a major update for their a320 PFD, released two ICON A5 gauges and a new ILS gauge as shown in the new sim.

ILS Modern by fipgauges.com

fipgauges.com will also be releasing a new engine gauge for the a320 within the next day or two.

A320 Gauge by fipgauges.com

For more information give them a shot at https://fipgauges.com

MS Flightsimulator launch discount extended

2020-08-24
by Ulrich Strauss
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Since MS Flightsimultor release version has serve problems (FPS drops/stutters) with tools connecting to it via simconect (this includes SPAD.neXt), the launch discount of 25% will be extended until those issues have been addressed by Microsoft/Asobo.

Also, 14-day trials of SPAD.neXt will be extended until then. If your trial expired before the issue is fixed please open a ticket or contact us on the SPAD.neXt Discord (https://discord.gg/sRwcWkB)  for instructions how to receive a new trial license.

 

 

SPAD.neXt 0.9.8 Release & MS Flightsimulator launch discount

2020-08-19
by Ulrich Strauss
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SPAD.neXt Version 0.9.8.2 (0.9.8 Build 2) has just been released opening up the support for the all new MS Flightsimulator 2020
The support of the new MS Flightsimulator 2020 is covered by any valid FSX-Edition or Complete-Edition license of SPAD.neXt

However, there is a bug in the MSFS release version which leads to noticable framedrops if any tool is connected via SimConnect to it.
This is NOT a SPAD.neXt problem and there is nothing we can do about. If you want to get this fixed quick, raise your voice at Microsoft/Asobo.
We will inform regulary about any updates to that bug in our forum (https://www.spadnext.com/forum) and Discord (https://discord.gg/sRwcWkB)

There are some fundamental changes to the SimConnect-Implementation in MSFS, so please inform yourself about limitations and changes in our forum, before opening a ticket.
(This includes, but is not limited to, the setting of axis from outside the sim is currently not possible (affects e.g. Throttle/Pitchtrim). Workarounds will be published as they are available)

If you already installed SPAD.neXt 0.9.7 in TRAIL mode, you will have to download the new installer from our website to get the 0.9.8 features. Just install it over your existing installation. No need to uninstall prior to it.
Your 14 days trial period is not affected. Please make use of it!
All normal installations with a valid update subscription will offer to update automatically.

Since there are many requests from current users to switch from X-Plane or just want X-Plane+MSFS here is our
3-Day MS Flightsimulator launch offer:

* If you own a X-Plane license for SPAD.neXt and want to switch completely to MSFS, open a ticket and your license will be shifted for free.
* For the timeperiod from Aug 19th 00:00 UTC+2 to Aug. 22 23:59 UTC+2 we will offer a discount of 25% on any purchases (Licenses/Addons/renewal).
The discount will be applied automatically upon checkout.

Other notable changes in 0.9.8:
Support for the Virtual Avionics MCP has been added. See the online snippets for ready to fly, real-life near (as real as it gets) device setups for the most common aircraft.

Features currently being worked on, available already in beta:
* Virtual Avionics EFIS
* Elgato Streamdeck  (Complete Edition only)
* FlightGear-Support (Open Source Flightsimulator)
* AeroFly FS2

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