AU Beta Test is go!

3 07 2012

So the Beta Test went live this morning, and AIA eagerly anticipate the subsequent feedback over the coming week(s).

You can track the beta discussion here.


Latest AU Photo Gallery

2 07 2012

The beta test is due to go live tomorrow morning, so I thought I would share some up-to-date screenshots of some base features.


NB: Many of the beacon lights seen in these pics are not yet animated as intended, so in some shots the number of lights may seem like over-kill… this will ultimately not be the case.

A random thank you from AIA

1 07 2012

I just checked up on the WIN version of Wideawake on Orbit Hangar, to find that it has had 16,788 downloads  since December ’08.

I’m sure the vast majority of those are double, triple, quadruple downloads, when people reinstall or get a new pc etc.   But still… it’s a healthy amount of downloads, and puts the base at #25 in the list of all-time most downloaded addons on OH.  And that’s for a base… where you spend 1% of your Orbiter time!

So that makes AIA quite a chuffed company, and quite a surprised one in truth.  So thank you to all AIA followers and WIN users.  AIA would be out of business without you.

Beta Testers Wanted

28 06 2012

The first beta test release will be made available early next week.  So before then AIA is seeking keen Orbinauts to join our beta team to help us test it.

If you are interested in joining the team, please visit this thread and follow the instructions.


Thanks in Advance,

AU Development Team.

Beta Testing Approaches

27 06 2012

AIA is finally preparing to roll-out AU for the first round of BETA testing.  The devlopment team have decided on a date-driven, rather than feature-driven beta schedule.  So each new beta release will have whatever new features have been implemented to-date, until all features are in and release proper can take place.

If you are interested in helping us test AU, please keep an eye out on the Orbiter Forum for a relevant thread in the Addon Development section.

Lightbulbs delivered

20 06 2012

The first in a line of long-awaited lightbulb deliveries finally took place today, with the VLC getting a visit from the technicians.

Not a particularly interesting pic, but another essential step closer to operational capability for Ascension!

Texture and material work

18 06 2012

2 screens showing some texture and material changes/tweaks/trials.  Inc. new glass, inside lights and grass.