Author Archives: Ben Supnik

About Ben Supnik

Ben is a software engineer who works on X-Plane; he spends most of his days drinking coffee and swearing at the computer -- sometimes at the same time.

X-Plane 11.05, 11.10, and My Mostly Dead Hard Drive

TL;DR version: my iMac's fusion drive "lost its marbles" right before I went on vacation. This has delayed cutting an 11.05 release candidate 2 with a few scenery fixes, but we should get to it next week. In parallel, we're … Continue reading

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X-Plane 11.05 (Release Candidate) – Airports!

We just posted X-Plane 11.05 today - to try it, click "get betas" and run the updater. Steam users: we'll try to get a Steam version up in a few days if no massive bugs are found. This update is … Continue reading

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X-Plane Developer Live Q & A

For those that missed it, here's the recording of today's live video Q&A.  

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X-Plane 11.02 Release Candidate 1

There's a new 11.02 release candidate available - if you had the 11.02 beta, you'll be notified to auto-update.  In a break with previous policy, this RC is available now on Steam as a beta, despite us not having had time to kick the … Continue reading

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Flightsimcon Videos

We've gotten a number of requests for video of the conference. Chris just posted these on our Youtube channel: And the accompanying slides: This is the original of Chris's VR demo - he looks super dignified with the HMD on. Finally, here's video of … Continue reading

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Flightsimcon 2017

I just got back from Flightsimcon (I live close enough to Hartford that it's a day trip for me), but the show is still going on, and as you might have heard, we have X-Plane set up with built-in VR … Continue reading

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WorldEditor 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Here

Posted a few minutes ago: WorldEditor 1.6 release candidate 1.  RC1 has a bunch of key bug fixes, is gateway-ready now, and can edit X-Plane 11 truck routes.

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Blender Exporter Testers

Ted and I have been working on a new version of XPlane2Blender for Blender 2.5. The new version mostly focuses on bug fixes and optimizations to get perfect WYSIWYG output from Blender to X-Plane with optimal OBJ code. If you use the version 3.3.x … Continue reading

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Roll Over Beethoven (and Pilot’s Head)

Long overdue, coming in 11.02 beta 2: sim/graphics/view/pilots_head_phi That's a new dataref that (finally) lets plugin authors tilt the pilot's head. Previously this had to be done by manipulating the multi-monitor view offsets. That method worked (barely) but doesn't work … Continue reading

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X-Plane 11.02 Beta 1 Is Out

To get this beta you'll need to run the updater and click "Check for New Betas" - we won't ever prompt you to install a beta when you have a final release of X-Plane. Here's the Release Notes. Please file bugs using the Bug Reporter! 11.02 is … Continue reading

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