Orbx’s Meigs Field – Coming First to FSX: Steam Edition!


Chatham, Kent – 1st September 2015 Earlier this year, Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games announced Friday Harbor, the first new airport and scenery add-on for FSX: Steam Edition by acclaimed software developer and publisher Orbx Simulation Systems. In the lead up to Friday Harbor’s release later this year, we are pleased to announce the second Orbx title to be released exclusively first for FSX: Steam Edition later this year:  Meigs Field.

Like Friday Harbor, Meigs Field for FSX: Steam Edition is optimized specifically for the Steam platform. This high-quality airport and scenery pack will feature an automatic installation process via Steam and will be completely self-contained without any dependencies on previous releases from Orbx.

Flight simulation has been intertwined with the legendary Meigs Field for decades. Few airports hold as much nostalgia, familiarity, and emotion for aviation enthusiasts. Located on the coast of Lake Michigan, Meigs Field operated as the gateway to corporate Chicago for over half a century.

Now, twelve years after its closure, Meigs Field (KCGX) has been recreated with the utmost attention to detail and accuracy. Depicted as it was in its final years, virtual pilots are welcomed to return to what was once the busiest single strip airport in the United States and enjoy it in high definition.

Featuring a fully modeled terminal, highly detailed static aircraft, and other historically accurate elements, the airport has been brought back to life. In addition to the airfield itself, the city of Chicago waterfront and parks district has received a facelift to bring the area up to date. With over a decade of combined experience in flight simulation development, Alex Goff and Tim Harris have developed Meigs Field using latest technology to provide a beautiful and smooth flight simulation experience.

Key features

  • 30cm ground imagery for airport and Chicago waterfront
  • Custom 5m mesh
  • Highly accurate rendition of Meigs Field as it stood in the early 2000’s
  • Waterfront landmarks including the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Soldier Field, and McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Optional custom autogen trees for improved authenticity
  • Optional custom ground bump map for improved clarity
  • Full control panel app to customize player’s level of detail
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition was launched by Dovetail Games in December 2014.  It delivers authentic aviation experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for aviation.  The game is available now on Windows PC via Steam. For further information, please visit www.dovetailgames.com or http://fsxinsider.com/

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About Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 and produces and markets Train Simulator. Developed for the PC, the Train Simulator series of products is available both as a boxed product from video game retailers and as a digital download. In 2014, Dovetail Games also launched it’s first flight product, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, and is currently developing Dovetail Games Fishing for launch in 2015. To find out more, please visit http://www.dovetailgames.com.

About Orbx Simulation Systems

Orbx is one of the fastest growing independent flight simulation publishers in the world and has developed over one hundred award-winning products since its inception in 2006. Orbx’s team of over fifty developers and staff focus on creating experience-driven terrain and scenery that mimics the real world as far as current simulator engines allow. The company is committed to extensive research and development, and has continually innovated by bringing new technology to the FSX platform. To find out more, please visit www.fullterrain.com.


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