Author Archives: Ben Supnik

X-Plane 10.40 Beta 11 Is Out

Release notes are (finally) updated. I’ve been stuck in a pattern of not getting the beta done until late Friday night (with the servers ready to go live Saturday morning), and the release notes whenever I can get to them. With this release, … Continue reading

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Major OS Upgrade? What Could Go Wrong?

You may need your rant-proof goggles for this post. In the last few years, we’ve seen the price of major operating system upgrades drop, down from $100-to-$150 to…$0. And free is a magic number – once you make something free, … Continue reading

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Making Perfect AVIs

When you capture an AVI movie in X-Plane, a few things can make the video capture look bad: X-Plane might not be able to compress and save the frames to disk as fast as they’re being recorded. In this case … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.40 Beta 10 Posted

X-Plane 10.40 Beta 10 is posted. This fixes a few big airplane compatibility problems: fuel flow and light size match X-Plane 10.36. (I will post in some detail on this on Monday.) The high-low idle switch isn’t fixed yet – that’s … Continue reading

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A Slightly Better Safe Mode

TL;DR – X-Plane won’t ask you if you want to reset your rendering settings when you crash unless you hold down the shift key. Getting Locked Out Some of X-Plane’s rendering settings take effect on restart, and this can lead to a nasty situation: You … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.40 Beta 9 Is Out

X-Plane 10.40 Beta 9 is out. If you couldn’t run beta 8 (e.g. it wouldn’t start up or crashed), please update to beta 9. We’ve been thrashing about trying to deal with the problem where X-Plane asks for a user’s product … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.40 Beta 8 Is Out

Beta 8 went live today – it’s pretty much just bug fixes – the release notes list them. If a bug is listed as fixed in the notes but is still broken for you, please do file a new bug – we need to know … Continue reading

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Digital Download and X-Plane 10.40 Beta 7

Over the last few days we posted a new version of our installer and X-Plane 10.40 beta 7. What follows is a big pile of notes about all of the new versions. Fixes for Digital Download The new installer and … Continue reading

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We’ve Gone Digital

X-Plane 10.40 beta 6 is out – it took me a while to get the release notes updated, but they are updated now. Beta 6 really isn’t a beta at all – it was an update to enable digital download of … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.40 Beta 5 Is Out

X-Plane 10.40 beta 5 is out – this fixes my breaking the zoom wheel, and has a few small loose ends tied up. We have a bunch of new stuff to get into beta 6, maybe this weekend. Nvidia users may notice weird … Continue reading

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