Author Archives: Ben Supnik

The Website Is Sloooooooooow

Tyler is migrating the website to new hosting, and so the old server has decided to flip us one last middle finger. Needless to say, if you’re seeing this page, you probably waited for 30 seconds to get it. I … Continue reading

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Posted in News | 37 Comments

Extended DSFs in X-Plane 10.40

X-Plane 10.40 will have an option to load a larger local region of DSF scenery.  For as long as I have been involved in X-Plane (back to X-Plane 6 as a user) the local scenery region was 3×2 tiles (each … Continue reading

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Posted in News, Scenery, Screencasts | 42 Comments

We’ll Be in Paderborn (I hope!)

Philipp and I will be at the 13th German Flight Simulation Conference in Paderborn this weekend.  (Well, I am crossing my fingers that I can still make it despite the lufthansa strike.) If you ask about the OcRift in person I … Continue reading

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WorldEditor 1.4 Public Beta 1 Is Here

WorldEditor 1.4 public beta 1is available now.  First, the links: Download from the WorldEditor page. Report bugs on the gateway – the scenery tools have their own tab. If you have reported bugs against WED in the past and the … Continue reading

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Posted in News, Tools | 11 Comments

X-Plane 10.35 Is Out Now

X-Plane 10.35 is now officially released! If you run X-Plane, it will prompt you to update. Lots of details here! I’m still trying to get WED 1.4 to public beta – that’s high priority right now! X-Plane 10.40 is currently in … Continue reading

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Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments

GeoJP2K Makes Me Want to Stab Myself (or Where is WED)?

We should have had WED 1.4 beta days ago, but we do not. And the reason we do not is that some .jp2 files from the USGS do not import properly into WED. Others do, but going the ones that don’t are very common, … Continue reading

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Posted in Scenery | 11 Comments

RFC: Library Dependencies

This is another “Request for Comments” post – please discuss the proposal in the comments; if you comment asking about the OccRift your comment will be piped to /dev/null. There’s one aspect of the library system that acts as a sharp unprotected corner, … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, Scenery, Tools | 18 Comments

RFC: Dataref-Driven Library Regions

I have a working prototype of a proposed modification for X-Plane 10.40: dataref-driven library regions. The idea is simple: you can define a region in a library pack, and X-Plane will only load those art assets when datarefs written into the … Continue reading

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Posted in File Formats, RFC | 12 Comments

10.35 Release Candidate

Note: Oops – I wrote this a week ago and forgot to post it.  10.35 will probably “go final” shortly. If you haven’t tried X-Plane 10.35, please do. Check “get betas” in the updater to get it. Just one bug fix and … Continue reading

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Posted in News, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Windows and Scenery Tools

Note: This post is a boring discussion of the state of the scenery tools. If you use MeshTool or you work on the scenery tools code – or would like to modify MeshTool’s code – read this post!  If you just want to … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, Scenery, Tools | 9 Comments