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Heathrow 2008 frequently asked questions
Why a new version (London Heathrow 2008
Few customers reported CTD´s (Crash to desktop)
while approaching to London Heathrow,
some customers reported stuttering or a long loading time of textures while
approaching to London Heathrow,
specially when using the HighRes texture set.
We solved this issues by making new scenery files. Also we reworked some
textures, mostly the HighRes set.
For example we converted some from DXT3 to DXT1,which makes no difference in
quality but in the amount of data.
And we resized some textures that were unnecessarily too big in size.
What is changed in London Heathrow V1.1?
- main buildings don´t appear at once anymore. Now they were loaded "one after
the other" to
smooth the approach/scenery loading
- both texture sets (normal and HighRes) are reworked to provide a smooth
stuttering and loading times during approach
- The high resolution textures are reworked. You do not necessarily need them on
up to 22". Larger screens (24", 30") can get some profit from the HighRes textures.
- Small update on the AFCAD file: Gates at T1 were corrected to match with AES.
- Faster download: The file size of the downloadable full version decreased from
148 to 60 MB
- Some users reported blue runways, some didnt. We decided to patch this,
so V1.1 comes
with a new texture. If you liked the old version, you can download the old V1.0 texture
Simply copy the asph.bmp
over the existing one in your Heathrow2008/texture directory.
Look at the picture below to proof which color you prefer or fits better to your
I got no problems at all with London Heathrow 2008, do I need V1.1?
If you didn´t get problems you can keep V 1.0. If you´re using V 1.0 with a high
resolution texture set installation of the V1.1 is highly recommended as
it uses less graphic memory.
Where can I get V1.1 ?
Simply go to your Aerosoft or simmarket shop account and load the Installation
file again. (Now 60 instead of 150MB).
Before installing V1.1 deinstall V1.0 from your system (desribed in the manual).
Use the "uninstall software function". Do not
just delete the files at your harddisk as the installer may fail to install
Other questions related to Heathrow 2008:
At the mirror stands the painted text on the ground seems to be wrong (not
This is correct as it is. In reality the pilot sees this text in the mirror, than it
is readable. The F100
letters are different, but we did it exactly like it is in reality. Cannot say
why F100 is not mirrored.
Why do AI- and static aircrafts airlines seem to be placed at "wrong" gates/terminals?
Placing aircrafts at Heathrow is a bit tricky as the airline alliances will play
"musical chairs" when T5 opens. But it´s not quite sure how it really will be
in detail. Also they´ll start to rebuilt other areas (T1 and T2) causing
airlines to use other gates/terminals again.
I suggest to use AI-traffic instead of static airplanes as this is more flexible
and we can change gate assignment in the future.
Download section (Files only for
Old asphalt texture of Version 1.0: