Explo Firing System Export in FWsim Pro

March 5th, 2012

FWsim Pro can now export to the Explo firing system. This feature is currently available in a private beta. This beta version is developed in direct cooperation with Explo and will be tested by them aswell.
As soon as the export functionality is tested, it will be available to all FWsim Pro customers as a free update.

If you are using the Explo firing system, why not participate in the beta test? You can test FWsim Pro for free, with no obligations.
Just write an E-Mail to lukas at fwsim.com or use the contact form.

FWsim New Year’s Competition: Voting

December 30th, 2011


Voting is finished.
The votes from feuerwerk.net and vpyro.com were added up. This is the result: (the votes were accessed on January 2nd, 11:20 CET)
Speed: 20 + 0 = 20 votes
Florian: 5 + 2 = 7 votes
Brandon: 6 + 0 = 6 votes
Sean: 4 + 0 = 4 votes
The first number refers to the number of votes on feuerwerk.net, the second number to vpyro.

Thanks everyone for participating! The winners will be contacted shortly.

Best Regards,
Lukas Trötzmüller

Join the FWsim New Year’s Competition 2011! (deadline extended until December 29th!)

December 21st, 2011

Update: The contest is finished! The voting will start on Friday, December 30th. Details will follow.

Update: The deadline was extended until December 29th, 14am CET!

Create a fireworks show in FWsim, upload to YouTube, and participate in our contest!

The first three entries will receive an unlimited license for FWsim Pro. The winner also gets a fireworks photo calendar!

The winners will be determined by online voting.

Important: If you use music, it must not be copyrighted! Otherwise, you will not be able to participate. Find out how to get uncopyrighted music.


  • Submission is open now and runs until December 29th, 14:00am, Central European Time.
  • Voting is open from December 30th until December 31th.


  • If you use music, it must not be copyrighted. Find out how to get uncopyrighted music.
  • I recommend you to use 3D models. This will make your show stand out! Any 3D models and background images must also be uncopyrighted. (Tip: use Google Warehouse).
  • Videos should be HD (720p or 1080p) and must be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Add “FWsim” as tag on YouTube.

How to participate:

  1. Create your show in FWsim.
  2. Go to Tools -> Preferences and make sure the video size is 720p or 1080p.
  3. Select File -> “Upload to YouTube” and follow the instructions. Alternatively, select “Export Video” and upload it yourself.
  4. Add a comment with your link to this blog posting. Do not forget to fill in your e-mail address!

FWsim 2.2

November 28th, 2011

FWsim 2.2 has just been released. Check out the List of Changes or download it!
FWsim 2.2 is a free upgrade for all customers.

FWsim 2.2 will soon be released

November 22nd, 2011

Thanks everyone for testing the new FWsim 2.2 beta! It’s the best and most stable FWsim version to date. It’s a free upgrade, and you keep all your effects and shows from previous versions.
(view Changelog)

FWsim 2.2 Public Beta [Update October 9th]

September 26th, 2011

Version 2.2 of FWsim is now available as a beta! Click here to try it!

Click here to give us some feedback. Version 2.2 is a free upgrade for all customers.

A list of all changes is available here. The most interesting changes are:

  • New, more intuitive firework placement
  • Automatic YouTube upload
  • More options for creating your own fireworks

Update October 9th:

An update has been released. You can download it under the same link (see above).


Les Feux de Chantilly – Winner Announced

May 25th, 2011

The winner of the FWsim contest for Les Feux de Chantilly has been announced!

Les Feux de Chantilly is a fireworks duel happening on June 17th & 18th in Cantilly / France. People from around the world participated and created virtual fireworks shows with music.
The winner of the festival is Florian_F and his video ishere on DailyMotion.

His firework will be fired in reality on both evenings of Les Feux de Chantilly.

Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for participating!

I’ll be in France for the festival and I’m looking forward to seeing the first real firework planned with FWsim.

Your show in front of 50000 people — 16 days left!

April 29th, 2011

In June, a fireworks festival is held in Chantilly / France. Two prestigous fireworks companies compete, and YOU can be a part of it!
Download the most recent version of FWsim, and click “Online Competition –> New Competition Entry” in the menu. Create a fireworks show with music and with the given effects. You can use either the trial or the full version of FWsim.

The winner show will be fired at the festival in front of 50000 people! The winner also gets tickets for the event and free accomodation!
More Information about the Competition

Here you can watch the current competitors: http://www.dailymotion.com/contest/lesfeuxdechantilly