Author Archives: Ben Supnik

How To Tell Whose Plugin Crashed?

In X-Plane 10, we started listing the plugin that crashed in Log.txt when a crash happens. This post is for plugin authors and provides one or two tricks to determine more information. How Do We Know If a Plugin Crashed? The mechanism for determining … Continue reading

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Posted in Development | 3 Comments

Please Help Find Crashing Scenery

I’ve been fielding crash-related bug reports for X-Plane 10,30, and a lot of them are turning out to be caused by third party scenery packs. Now there are two possibilities for why a third party scenery pack might crash X-Plane: There is … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 21 Comments

X-Plane 10.31 Is Out – Steam Soon

X-plane 10.31 is now final; if you’ve run X-Plane 10.30 you probably already know that. Steam Users: the Steam Edition of 10.31 for OS X was broken, so we rolled it back to 10.30.  We’ll get 10.31 out on Steam as soon … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Crashes in X-Plane 10.30

Since X-Plane 10.30 shipped, we have received a lot of feedback about the stability of X-Plane 10.30 – or rather, the lack thereof.  We are getting more bug reports that the sim crashes, more tech support requests, and more discussion of … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, News | 19 Comments

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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Posted in Tools | 3 Comments

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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Posted in Development, News, Scenery, Tools, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

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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