The OpusFSX Flight Simulator Interface for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D combines three excellent programs into one user friendly interface, setting new standards of performance and realism throughout its novel design. OpusFSX includes a Live Weather Engine for live weather updates, Opus Static Weather Themes for fixed weather scenarios, Live Camera for view control and docking, Live View for synchronized multi-screen networked display, and device drivers for the CPFlight MCP/EFIS 737PRO/EL panels.
|OpusFSX for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D|
OpusFSX is ideally suited to both standalone and networked FSX systems making it the ideal addon for cockpit builders and general users alike.
On standalone systems, OpusFSX incorporates two superb functions through its Live Weather Engine and Live Camera interface.
|OpusFSX on Standalone Systems|
The Live Weather Engine makes use of a unique method of weather update to provide the most advanced software in the marketplace and set new standards for weather updating for the FSX and Prepar3D flight simulators. These methods provide the most detailed, realistic and efficient weather updating service and offer huge benefits over the sluggish, inaccurate and totally unrealistic update methods employed by others.
OpusFSX also includes many excellent Static Weather Themes for use on the FSX and Prepar3D simulators. Alternatively, the Live Weather Engine allows you to create and name your own themes based on the current live METAR reports.
Live Camera provides excellent camera creation, control and docking facilities through its user friendly interface, totally eliminating the need to alter any of the simulator's controls. With Live Camera you can control and manage any number of virtual cockpits, 2D cockpits, and external aircraft views for your flight simulator system. These camera views enhance your flight simulator experience on a standalone system, providing view control with the press of a joystick button or the use of an assigned keyboard key sequence. The Live Camera interface includes support for standard non-windowed and Windowed Views and provides an ultra-realistic Dynamic Head Movement option (virtual cockpit camera shake) utilising actual 'real-life' capture 3D accelerometer data and Automatic Head Movements to assist the pilot whilst taxiing and banking in a turn.
|OpusFSX on Networked Systems|
Live Weather constructs Dynamic Live Weather from current live (or historic) METAR data.
Accurate detailed weather as far as the eye can see throughout your flight. No more unrealistic globalized weather from horizon to horizon, with OpusFSX you can see distant weather patterns all around you. See the changing weather patterns en route as you fly.
Live Weather provides instant weather updates. No more unrealistic clearing of the weather prior to updating. No more annoying screen flicker as METARs are slowly loaded into the sim.
No more METAR voids or unrealistic METAR data morphing.
No more inconsistencies with distant ATC and ATIS reports. Accurate Destination Weather when over 200km away, with perfect weather reports at any distance to any point en-route
No more METAR voids or unrealistic METAR data morphing.
OpusFSX weather reports can be used instead of ATIS, and at non-ATIS airstrips.
Live Weather creates very realistic cloud, visibility layering and an overcast effect.
Live Weather lets you turn on, off, or automatically generate the cirrus cloud effect.
Live Weather allows you to see low lying mist and fog patches.
The Live Weather Engine supervises both the turbulence and ultra-realistic Dynamic Head Movement utilising actual real-life captured 3D accelerometer data.
Create your own named weather themes from the current weather.
Load your own custom weather using a simple METAR import file.
Load historic weather from within the last 24 hours.
Dynamic Weather reports displayed during flight for your local area, destination, alternates, en route, lower and upper atmosphere weather.
Standard and user configurable Site Effects for additional turbulence and wind shear effects within 80 km of the airfield resulting from local features such as terrain or obstacles on approaches.
Live Weather Assistant provides maps of Surface QNH, Surface Winds, Surface Visibility, Surface Temperature, Precipitation Levels, Low Cloud Cover, Cruise Level Winds, Cruise Level Temperatures and Met Station Cover for the current 800 x 800 mile weather map.
Flight Plan Assistant imports activated flight plans and provides dynamic flight plan weather reports together with detailed reports on METARs, GRIB lower and upper atmosphere weather, flight plan waypoint weather and SIDs/STARs ordered according to direction and distance.
Client Side Weather Control enables you to edit flight parameters and display weather data on a networked client PC.
Live Weather allows perfect synchronisation of dynamic weather and cloud formations on networked systems.
Live Camera provides a user-friendly interface for creating, controlling and managing any number of virtual cockpit, 2D cockpit and external aircraft views.
Live Camera creates, controls and manages all views from the 'flying' server system, with live view adjustment for each of your client system cameras.
Live Camera allows joystick buttons and keyboard key sequences to be assigned to individual or multiple views allowing fast coordinated changes to the multi-screen displays.
Live Camera does not require you to make any changes to the control assignments.
Live Camera provides ultra-realistic Dynamic Head Movement, or virtual cockpit camera shake, based on actual real-life captured 3D accelerometer data.
Live Camera supports Automated Head Movement to assist the pilot whilst taxiing and banking in a turn.
Live Camera supports both standard non-windowed and Windowed Views for use on multi-screened computer systems.
Live Camera enables default views to be specified facilitating the use of multiple screens or the creation of panoramic views over networked systems.
Camera Import and Export options are included. User Camera Definition Files (CDFs) are available on our Downloads page for import.
Live Camera Control for adjusting the eyepoint in VC, 2D, or Custom views using a GamePad, arrow keys within the LCC dialog, or key/button Shortcut controls.
On networked systems, irrespective of the size and complexity of the system, whether your system consists of a main 'flying' PC with a single networked laptop client, or a more elaborate multi-computer networked system; the Live View interface, with its ultra high-performance IPC communications, unique Client Side Smoothing software, and perfect synchronization of aircraft status, weather and cloud formations, will provide you with the highest possible networking performance. Whether you simply want an additional controllable display to provide further scenic or external view options, or wish to create a multi-screened panorama for your FSX experience, Live View offers you the ideal hassle free user-friendly solution.
Your main 'flying' OpusFSX server is the machine through which you control the aircraft. The networked client OpusFSX systems are synchronised to the server through multiple ultra high-performance IPC links, the client systems are used primarily as view controllers. The networked systems allow you to create a multi-screened simulator system without placing the full workload and burden on your main system.
From this set up it therefore follows that all in-cockpit or instrument panel views used to control the aircraft must be displayed on the main server. All other views (scenic or external) can be offloaded onto the client systems. You can create wide panoramic vistas this way, or additional external aircraft views, without draining the resources on your main system or degrading its performance.
Live View synchronizes the aircraft's current position, attitude, landing gear, wheel movement, all aircraft lights, ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, spoilers (speed brakes), engine throttles, reversers and parking brake.
Live View synchronizes the simulator's date and time, with either weather themes or full METAR weather updates for the surrounding area.
Live View employs and optimizes multiple dedicated high-performance IPC network links, with Client Side Smoothing software, to provide the highest level of performance and the smoothest possible operation.
Live View requires minimal set up and configuration to get up and running.
Live View on the demo version of OpusFSX will run for 15 minutes allowing you to evaluate the software and ensure full compatibility with your system.
With Live View you can easily create that multi-screened display experience for your flight simulator. The system can be as simple or complex as you desire. The multiple screens can be used to display any variety of cockpit 'out of the window' or external views, including the creation of panoramic displays. The set up and configuration of your system is further simplified using the in-built Live Camera interface.
The OpusFSX software also includes device drivers for the CPFlight MCP737PRO/EL and EFIS737PRO/EL panels interfacing to the standard FSX aircraft (check the OpusFSX website for the compatibility status with 3rd party aircraft).
Further information including user guide and overview documents can be downloaded from the OpusFSX website at http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi.htm.
|User Guide and Overview Documents|
Feel free to download our demonstration software. The unlicensed version of the FSXSERVER program will operate in a Demonstration Mode for 15 minutes allowing you to evaluate the software and ensure full compatibility with your system. You can download the unlicensed version of the product directly from the OpusFSX Website Download Page.
After you download, simply run the EXE and the purchase screen will appear..
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X with SP2 or Acceleration Pack, or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D simulator
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32 or 64-bit version) operating systems.
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.
Pete Dowson's FSUIPC4 (unregistered).
80 MB hard disk space.
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