Author Archives: Ben Supnik

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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Where Did London Go (Linux Testing Needed)

Update: several people have volunteered, and the installers are now tested – thanks! One of the remaining bugs in 1030: when you install a 1030 update after having received DSF recuts (e.g. the update from 1030b8 to 1030 RC 1)  the … Continue reading

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The Gateway Lives

It’s official: August 28, 2014, Columbia, South Carolina. Laminar Research is pleased to announce the release of its Airport Scenery Gateway, as well as an updated and improved version of its airport scenery tool, World Editor 1.3. The Airport Scenery … Continue reading

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I Am Not Really Here

Technically I’m kind of out on paternity leave right now, but a quick update on some, um, stuff! X-Plane 10.30r1 is out.  Honestly, if you don’t know where the bug base and release notes are now, it’s too late.  We’re … Continue reading

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Re-recuts and Last Minute bugs

It looks like the next cut of 10.30 will be a release candidate.  I am not sure when we’ll release it, but I am hoping for this weekend. If you installed 10.30b8 on a full beta, and thus downloaded 500 … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.30 Beta 8 is Here – Authors, Test Your Aircraft!

X-Plane 10.30 beta 8 is now (after 27 hours of syncing!) live – more bug fixes listed here. Aircraft, scenery and plugin authors: this may be the last beta; if things go well we’ll cut an RC next week.  If … Continue reading

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