Changes mentioned in this dev-shot are part of EGCC update: V1.0.0
The last 2 weeks has consisted of us getting the airport ready for the in-sim marketplace!
After the UK World Update, we have not seen any issues reported by users, which is great to hear! Unfortunately, the SDK is a little broken at the moment, so we cannot compile the project(s). Luckily, we packaged Version 1 right before the UK update!
Here is a list of all of the changes we have made for Version 1:
|Complete Fire Training Area|
|Stands 929, 927, 925 added|
|T3 East pier new glass and basic interior|
|Terminal 2 Old multi-story carpark|
|Add new custom taxi lines to applicable areas|
|New Glass and basic interior framework at T3|
|All Runway Turnoffs re-visited|
|Updated aprons with appropriate textures|
|Complete T3 Stand 47 Stairs|
|T1 Columns redone|
|Updated All ground arrow markings to projected meshes|
|New ground dirt added to all stands|
|Airport Pub Missing Textures|
|Implemented ILS Antennas to runways|
|New Concrete Ground Textures|
|New ATC Tower Glass|
|Completed Fuel Farm Area|
Now that we are at version 1, we will be moving to a monthly update session, meaning that instead of doing 2 or 3 small updates, we will release updates once a month. This is not only inline with the survey results that you all so kindly completed, but also will fit in well with the time it takes Microsoft to approve and test updates for the Marketplace
What about the Transformation Programme?
We have hit a block in the road, as the new Terminal 2 is lacking in completion, and also in reference images. As the buildings are still under construction, we will be updating as the real airport updates.
An example is the northern remote stands, as we yet have no visual imagery or reference of how these stands look.
Now on with the dev images!
T3 (test) interior
This interior will be replicated across all terminals in due course.
New ATC Tower Glass
New Ground weathering and Grime
Updated some areas where materials where inaccurate (eg. 05L threshold)
Oh and let’s not forget the new taxiway markings!
Thank you to absolutely everyone who purchased our first ever airport! We could not possibly do what we love without your support!
Getting Manchester to version 1 has been a journey in itself, and we are very happy to finally get it to its final (current IRL) state! We will be updating as much as is necessary to keep up with the transformation programme, so this isn’t the end of development!
Until next time!
EGCC – Manchester Airport
Over 500+ hours has gone into recreating the famous Manchester airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Newly created models and textures, immersive night lighting, and VATSIM compliant, this airport is a no-brainer for any virtual pilot looking to fly from or to this airport! Regularly updated with new buildings, features, and optimisations!
“This is only the start for this airport…”
Current Release: V2.0.0
Release notes here: EGCC Dev Status