X-Plane 11

Laminar Update Gives A Look At The Future Of X-Plane

X Plane 11

In a post on the X-Plane Developer Blog, X-Plane Software Engineer Ben Supnik gave a look at some of the updates due for the simulator.

Speaking about the latest beta release, 11.40, Supnik says this is a “physics release.” All of the changes in this release focus on physics and this update is a departure from the normal release method in that the code in this beta is strictly code from Austin’s work on the physics engine. This allows the developers to focus on debugging one set of code, instead of multiple sets and then trying to figure out which set of code the bug exists in. So far Supnik says this method is working.

While this method of release is working, there are still bugs that are popping up – mostly in the area of NaNs (Not A Number) in the flight model. It appears that Austin has fixed one of the two root causes of this error, but the team will need to keep chasing the bugs until the other root cause is fixed. This will mean a high occurrence of beta releases over the next little while.

Read More

Verticalsim Studios Relaunches VStates

1 2
In a post on their Facebook page, developer Verticalsim Studios announced the latest version of their Vstates ortho project. Alongside updated versions of Alabama and Illinois, the developer has made Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania available. The VStates ortho project aims to provide colour-corrected ortho/satellite imagery for the entire mainland United States. Each tile is hand
Read More

Rotate Previews MD-11 Cockpit Displays

2120908694 MD 11WIPscreenshot0 2501.thumb.png.acc50ceed21344f6155218af7c1c95eb
X-Plane aircraft developer, Rotate has released some more previews of their upcoming, and extremely hyped McDonnell Douglas MD-11 for X-Plane 11. The developer claims that all the main Display Units are alive, though still work in progress. Modelling and texturing of the cockpit is almost done, the aft part of the cockpit just needs some detail work and will be
Read More

WebFMC Pro 1.5 Update Released for X-Plane 11

00 All
Stolowski of WebFMC Pro has announced the release of the products update to version 1.5.0. The update is significant in that it now supports the default FMC of X-Plane 11 (11.35+). Aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and 727 of FlyJSim, Challenger 300 by DDen and KingAir 350 by Airfoil Labs are now compatible, among much more. Changes Support for
Read More

Laminar Research Previews X-Plane 11.40 Flight Model Updates

Flight Model Changes In X Plane 11.40
Michael Brown and Austin Meyer of Laminar Research have released a video today, detailing new flight model improvements in the upcoming X-Plane 11.40 update. The update will only contain flight model updates. Laminar Research is looking for volunteers to beta test the new update, details can be found in the description of the video. So-called little details of aerodynamics will
Read More

Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 11.35rc1 Update

X Plane 11

X-Plane users will be pleased to hear that Laminar Research has now released update 11.35rc1 for X-Plane 11.

The update includes, most significantly, updated Gateway airports, FMOD sounds for the Boeing 737-800 and King Air C90B, improved aircraft systems, and landmark sceneries for New York and Washington D.C.

Read More

Laminar Gives An Update On X-Plane

Laminar Research, the developer of the X-Plane franchise, gave an update on the state of their platform and what is to come. In a packed session Saturday at FSExpo, the development team covered a variety of topics including the mobile platform, the current build of X-Plane 11, and upcoming changes to airplanes and scenery within the sim. X-Plane Mobile Developers
Read More

SkyMaxx Pro v4.8 Released for X-Plane

SkyMaxx Pro
Courtesy of the X-Aviation forums, Maxx-XP has announced that SkyMaxx Pro v4.8 has been released for X-Plane. The update will be available to download through an update e-mail or through redownloading the file through the X-Aviation account page. Updates New choices for cirrus, overcast, and cumulus cloud textures New user interface for choosing cloud textures Suppress towering storm clouds above
Read More

HighSkyTech Releases RealView for X-Plane 11

RealView For X Plane 11. Realistic Head Movement Camera Shaking G Force Effects Audio Etc
X-Plane developer HighSkyTech (the developer of xAmbience, for reference), has released RealView for X-Plane 11. The program will provide realistic camera shake and effects to all aircraft within the freeware and payware spectrums. RealView has a user-friendly GUI, and ready-made camera presets for your favorite aircraft. The developer has provided a full feature list on their store page, but
Read More