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FSElite Interview: Laminar Research – X-Plane 11 Vulkan and More

Join us as we chat with Ben Supnik from Laminar Research who gives us all the details about the upcoming Vulkan / Metal update for X-Plane 11.

We also discuss what he thinks about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator along with how third-party support is impacting the current ecosystem of X-Plane 11.

You can listen to the MP3 version here.

 

Update: Here’s a very rough transcript from the conversation. Please note this was done using an automated service.

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FSElite Exclusive: A Future X-Plane Update Will Focus on Weather, Clouds and Lighting

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In an exclusive interview with FSElite, Ben Supnik has confirmed to us that Laminar Research will begin development on overhauling the weather, cloud and lighting engine within the world of X-Plane. When asked about what the future of X-Plane will look like, Ben said that "The very next thing on my to-do list, we can examine everything about weather, clouds, lighting and all that
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Laminar Update Gives A Look At The Future Of X-Plane

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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
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Verticalsim Studios Relaunches VStates

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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
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Rotate Previews MD-11 Cockpit Displays

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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 shown in upcoming updates.

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WebFMC Pro 1.5 Update Released for X-Plane 11

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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
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Laminar Research Previews X-Plane 11.40 Flight Model Updates

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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
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Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 11.35rc1 Update

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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. Other noteworthy additions include an updated fuel system (which you can read
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Laminar Gives An Update On X-Plane

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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
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