SimSamurai 2D-VIP Downloads Page

Welcome to the 2D virtual instrument panel (VIP) downloads page.  Here you will find all currently available panels we have for you to download and install.  All links and details for each panel set will be found at right.  All downloads contain a ReadMe file that you must read and be familiar with prior to actually installing the product.

If you need added help please consult the main 2D-VIP product page as it contains several excerpts from the SimSamurai UGATFS.  As always, if you need even more help please consider purchasing the UGTAFS as it contains over 300 pages that will help you take your flight sim experience to whole new level of awesome!


2D-VIP FEATURES and SPECS

  • All SimSamurai Panel Sets are made for HD widescreen displays of 1920 x 1080 (16:9) or 1680 x 1050 (16:10)
  • In some cases we may release 1920 x 1200 (16:10) sets.  In all instances these panel sets should work well for you as long as your main LCD monitor(s) used for instrumentation are either a 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio.
  • Each panel set will contain at least 5 or more panel “windows” i.e; both a VFR/Landing and IFR(v1) panel for single monitor users, an IFR(v2) panel for cockpit builders, and a copilot panel for all user types.  Other panels included in every set are sub panels for lower switches (lights, engine start, etc), pedestal panels or throttle quadrants, and larger jet panels will typically include a Center panel and Overhead panel.  Each set is well thought out and very feature rich.
  • Please pay attention to each panel requirements as many may require use of some payware gauges we have specified on the main 2D-VIP information page.  In any case, all panels can be used and all gauges can easily be substituted with other freeware or payware gauges by editing the panel config file.  Again, this process is described on the last page.
  • All of the “advanced” SimSamurai 2D-VIP payware panel sets automatically include use of the new SimSamurai ICONS pack and the SIMCore pack. (both packs require purchase)
  • Freeware panel sets have expanded features and above average functionality but DO NOT include pre-configurations for the SimSamurai ICONS nor the SimSamurai SIMCore pack but if these are purchased separately their ReadMe files include all information and copy/paste code blocks for you to quickly add these features to any 2D aircraft panel either from us or anyone else.
  • All 2D-VIP panel sets will work great with all freeware aircraft for Prepar3D and most likely FSX / FSX Steam.
  • All 2D-VIP panel sets with work with over 90% of Payware aircraft but some issues may or may not occur depending on aircraft complexity and built in “no-tampering” security features of the developer.  Therefore investigate use and implementation of 2D panels into your favorite payware aircraft prior to installation.
  • All 2D-VIP panel sets are made to reflect a specific type of aircraft in as much detail as possible. In some cases this will yield 100% functionality, in some cases a little less.
  • Even if a panel is not 100% realistic as far as real world functionality, our artwork will always strive to represent the aircraft panel in full detail.
  • The UGTAFS also contains information on how aircraft can be tweaked and tuned to perform more like the real world. Therefore our panels when combined with tweaked freeware aircraft will give a “payware quality” experience.
  • The end result provides you with the most accurate, most realistic training platform for as little investment possible.

2D-VIP PANEL SET COSTS

Basic General Aviation Panels             $FREE

Complex General Aviation Panels        $6

Basic Commercial Aviation Panels       $8

Complex Commercial Jet Panels         $10

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SIMSAMURAI 2D-VIP PANEL SET DOWNLOADS :


Prepar3D v3.4 has been released as of September 20th 2016 and as always is the best version to date with many new updates, awesome upgrades, and bug fixes.  Ever more than before Prepar3D is paving the path for professional flight simulation. It can be installed as an update on top of your V3 installation or as a full download / new install.  Once upgraded, make sure to also install the four SimConnect.msi files found inside the P3D root folder’s Redist folder. Inside the Redist folder are 6 folders, each of which contain a SimConnect installer.  You do not need the JPN and RUS installers, only the 4 others, some of which are nested in an LIB folder.   If you use payware aircraft, payware gauges (and even some freeware) as well as FSUIPC, these SimConnect installers help ensure backwards compatibility and fix a lot of various issues across many addons.


Cessna 172S (sp) BASIC EDITION  v1.0 September 2016

  • Includes built in panels for both single monitor “desk pilots” and multi-monitor cockpit builders.
  • Includes 4 main panel windows and 2 subs (VFR, IFR1, IFR2, CoPilot, Sub panel, and Pedestal)
  • Includes 2 additional undockable pop-ups – GPS and Radio Stack.
  • Includes two icon gauges in VC to open the GPS and Radio Stack pop-ups while flying the VC.
  • Includes several custom made gauges. (*and more in 2.0 release)
  • Includes latest Davtron v8 clock/timer from Pierre Fasseaux.
  • Uses standard default icons to open other panel windows.

DETAILS:  This is a comprehensive freeware panel set created with the default/stock FSX Cessna 172S (a.k.a. SP). This unique panel set can be used with any other freeware Cessna 172S model and can likely be used with the A2A Cessna as well since it does not contain any 2D panel sets.  It uses default gauges, default Bendix King radio stack, and the default GPS all of which can be substituted with any other gauges of your liking provided you edit the panel config file.  The basic panel is essentially the exact same as the advanced edition but uses stock avionics so that you can use the panel immediately without having to invest in payware gauges if you do not want to. The future 2.0 release will contain the same additional custom freeware gauges that the advanced panel will also have.

DOWNLOAD THE C172S PANEL AND BASE PACK BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

SimSamurai_C172S_Base_Pack_v1.0.zip


Cessna 172S (sp) ADVANCED EDITION  v1.0 September 2016
  • Includes built in panels for both single monitor “desk pilots” and multi-monitor cockpit builders.
  • Includes 4 main panel windows and 2 subs (VFR, IFR1, IFR2, CoPilot, Sub panel, and Pedestal)
  • Includes 2 additional undockable pop-ups for GPS and Radio Stack.
  • Includes two icon gauges in VC to open the GPS and Radio Stack pop-ups while flying the VC.
  • Includes several custom made gauges. (*and more in 2.0 release)
  • Includes latest Davtron v8 clock/timer from Pierre Fasseaux.
  • Includes full use of new SIMCore pack (purchase required)
  • Includes full use of new SimSamurai ICONS pack (purchase required)
  • Includes 6 gauge covers on IFRv2 panel for realistic partial panel training for the IFR rating and emergency practice.
  • Radio stack consists of Bendix King avionics pack from SimFlyer (separate purchase required)
  • GPS consists of Mindstar GNS530 (separate purchase required)
  • Contains optional config data to install Milviz/REX Weather Radar on the CoPilot panel and or as a pop-up using the new SimSamurai Weather Radar Icon gauge.
DETAILS:  This is a very comprehensive panel set created with the default/stock FSX Cessna 172S (a.k.a. SP). It differs from the basic C172S set in that it uses the two SImSamurai gauge packs (ICONS and SIMCore) as well payware gauges from Mindstar and SimFlyer.   These are of course a total investment of $80 but once purchased you can use these gauges with any future SimSamurai panels or any other panels from other developers (or ones you create yourself) without having to ever repurchase them.  In other words, once purchased you own all these gauges for life.  Lastly, all SimSamurai gauge packs receive free upgrades for life (as do all others that we know of).  This unique panel set can be used with any other freeware Cessna 172S model and can likely be used with the A2A Cessna since it does not contain any 2D panel set.  It uses default gauges, the Mindstar GNS530 GPS and the SimFlyer Bendix King Radio set all of which can be substituted with any other gauges of your liking provided you edit the panel config file.  It also uses a few HD gauges and our 2.0 release of this panel set will contain all panel gauges upgraded to modern HD standards.

DOWNLOAD THE ADVANCED C172S
PANEL PACK FREE HERE (on Sept 30th)
*Requires purchase of Mindstar GNS430/530 pack, SimFlyer Bendix King pack and SimSamurai ICONS, and SIMCore packs.


Cessna 172S (sp) G1000 EDITION v1.0 September 2016

  • Includes built in panels for both single monitor “desk pilots” and multi-monitor cockpit builders.
  • Includes 4 main panel windows and 2 subs (VFR, IFR1, IFR2 / CoPilot, Sub panel, and Pedestal)
  • IFR2 / CoPilot have the Primary display and Nav display separated. The VFR / IFR1 panels contain both PFD/NAV on a single panel window for non cockpit builders.
  • Uses the C172S VC Model by Mindstar to display PFD/NAV in the Virtual Cockpit mode.
  • Includes several custom made gauges. (*and more in 2.0 release)
  • Includes full use of new SIMCore pack (purchase required)
  • Includes full use of new SimSamurai ICONS pack (purchase required)
  • GPS/Radios consists of Mindstar G1000 (separate purchase required)
DETAILS:  This is a very comprehensive panel set created with the default/stock FSX Cessna 172S (a.k.a. SP). It differs from the basic C172S set in that it uses the two SImSamurai gauge packs (ICONS and SIMCore) as well payware gauges from Mindstar.   The G1000 package is a $50 investment but once purchased you can use this pack with any future SimSamurai panels or any other panels from other developers (or ones you create yourself) without having to ever repurchase them.  In other words, once purchased you own all these gauges for life.  Lastly, all SimSamurai gauge packs receive free upgrades for life (as do all others that we know of).  This unique panel set can be used with any other freeware Cessna 172S model and can likely be used with the A2A Cessna since it does not contain any 2D panel set.  Some gauges, including the Mindstar G1000 can be substituted with any other gauges (such as a freeware or default G1000) or others of your liking provided you edit the panel config file with the proper names and sizes of the replacements.  It also uses a few HD gauges and our 2.0 release of this panel set will contain all panel gauges upgraded to modern HD standards.

DOWNLOAD THE ADVANCED C172S G1000 PANEL PACK FREE HERE (on Sept 30th)
*Requires purchase of Mindstar G1000 and SimSamurai ICONS, and SIMCore packs.