Author Archives: Ben Supnik

Please Try X-Plane 10.31r2

Quick note: 10.31r2 is up on servers now.  Please try it!!  We think this is a keeper 10.31 – it has just a few more bug fixes.  A list of fixes is here.

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Blender 2.49 Users: Don’t Get Yosemite

If you develop 3-d models for X-Plane using Blender 2.49 on OS X, do not upgrade to OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).  Something changed in the OS that causes the python scripts to not load, which means you won’t be able … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.31 Release Candidate 1 – A Few Fixes

X-Plane 10.31 release candidate one is now live.  To get it, you need to run the X-Plane installer and check “Check for new betas as well as updates” – 10.31 isn’t final so it won’t auto-notify you. Please do get … Continue reading

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HDR + Instructor Screen = Yuck (But Only For a Few More Days)

Just a quick note: last night I fixed the bug in 1030 where the sky is corrupt when you use the instructor’s station and HDR together.  This is the last of the ‘quick’ fixes for 1031, so I’m hoping to … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My Taxiway?

For about a year there has been a subtle bug in how X-Plane draws taxiways: if you build an S-curve shape out of a single bezier and it is almost perfectly symmetrical, X-Plane would go “nah, why bother” and replace … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.30 Is Out the Door

X-Plane 10.30 Lives! Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has released the latest update to X-Plane, version 10.30. This latest release represents the largest and most significant X-Plane update to date.   It not only contains numerous … Continue reading

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Steam Users: X-Plane 10.30 Will Be Available “Real Soon”, I Hope

Once X-Plane 10.30 goes final*, we will also update X-Plane on Steam to version 10.30. The update for Steam users will be applied using Steam’s normal updating system, not the X-Pane updater.  (Basically if you installed via Steam, you update … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Scenery and Exclusion Zones

Last year with X-Plane 10.25 we began to share 3-d lego brick airports. X-Plane 10.30 adds more, and with the X-Plane Airport Gateway now live, I’m sure we’ll have even more 3-d airports in the next update. One thing this … Continue reading

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10.30r2 is Out and Will Probably Go Final

X-Plane 10.30r2 is out now.  You should go get this RC and try it.  I believe it is very likely to go final in the next week. There are known bugs* in 1030r2 – the plan is to put 1030r2 … Continue reading

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The Cloud Texture Layout Didn’t Change

I heard quite a bit from the cloud and weather tweakers when we started 1030.  At the beginning of the beta, I thought I’d have the visibility and fog improvements ready to go, and so I posted about possible changes. … Continue reading

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