Just another 35OE screenshot to whet your appetite. Feel free to comment.
The OE version for Prepar3D has been delayed due to a heavy workload in combination with the COVID-19 situation. The initial target date range was early summer 2020, but my best guess at this point is sometime in the early fall. The project is however very much alive and moving forward.
Most of the avionics and instruments are now complete. Some final touches and optimizing of textures and code to do after that, then we will start building installers for pre-release testing.
A major update to the 35J version will be released in conjunction with the OE version. This update will contain significant improvements in texturing and functionality that were developed for the Austrian model. I will post details about this update in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned /Thomas
To access bugfix patches and updates to Draken 5 you must now be logged in with the same user account that you used when purchasing Draken.
If you purchased Draken between the 25th and 27th of October 2019, the transaction was handled through PayPal instead of Stripe. This unfortunately means that your purchase may not be detected automatically by our system. If you have purchased Draken but cannot access the updates, please contact us using the contact form and we will send you a direct download link.
The old static FAQ page has finally been updated to a more useful format, hooray. :)
We will successively add more questions and tips to the FAQ as we get more feedback from users. Please use the forum for any questions or suggestions that you may have about Draken, this will help us build a useful FAQ.
The old Draken 4.x forum is currently closed for new posts, but there may eventually be a new section of the forum for the older models. Not decided yet.
Have you found our add-ons on other websites? Do NOT download them.
This is the ONLY place where you can download the Bookmark add-ons for FSX or Prepar3D. If you find them on any other website, they are without exception stolen or fake versions of our products that were scraped off our website to be used as clickbait, and they may even include malware.
Old versions of our FS9 model are still available at AVSIM and Flightsim.com (and a few other websites). These downloads are absolutely legit but very much out of date. The final FS9 version 3.2 is only available on our website. The FSX versions have never been uploaded to other websites, they are only found here.
Before our first FSX model of Draken was released in 2010, one website actually repackaged the FS9 version, modified the EULA (!), added some of their own stuff, and then promoted it as an official FSX version by Bookmark. Some people downloaded this abomination and then sent us angry messages when it did not work in FSX. Amazing.
The Prepar3D version is not free but very modestly priced. The low price will not eliminate piracy (hey, people steal our freeware) but we hope that it just might make it less worthwhile. To those of you who have bought Draken 5.0, our sincerest thanks. You are supporting this project and inspiring us to keep on developing Draken for future versions of Prepar3D and (maybe) Microsoft Flight Simulator.
A module in the WordPress theme that we use ran into a nasty conflict with an updated plugin on Saturday evening. This problem has now been solved (we hope) and we are back in business. We apologize if this temporary hickup caused you any inconvenience and promise to keep our themes, plugins, widgets, gadgets and doodahs in line in the future.
A patch that will update existing installations of Draken 5.0 to version 5.0.1 can now be downloaded for free from the webshop. This is a hotfix release that corrects a few minor bugs and some mistakes in the exterior model.
The update includes the following changes:
- Fixed errors in the FR21/FR28 communication radios
- Remodeled and retextured RB 27 and RB 28 missiles
- Corrected mapping of afterburner cooling intakes
The patch will not overwrite the aircraft.cfg file, so modifications you may have made there will not be affected and your saved flights can be used. The new version number will only be displayed in the Options panel.
A repaint kit for Draken 5.0 is now available on the Download page. The repaint kit includes two layered PSD texture files and three custom fonts for lettering. Please read the included license agreement.
The online Flight Manual for Draken 5.0 has been revised and is now also available in PDF format. You will find both versions of the Flight Manual on the Support page.