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The Anatomy of a Plugin Crash

This morning I found out why certain plugins (e.g. SeaTraffic, etc.) are crashing X-Plane 10.50 beta 1 on startup. Beta 2 was being uploaded when I found this, but I’m going to fix this bug first and recut the beta, as it’s a big … Continue reading

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Please Try X-Plane 10.41 Release Candidate 2

Please try X-Plane 10.41 release candidate two by running our installer, updating, and checking “get betas”. More notes here.  Release candidate two gets in the datarefs that I (stupidly) forgot in RC1. This build should go final this week!

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FSKonferenz 2015 Slides

Despite many of the Lufthansa Pilots being on strike, Ben made it to Paderborn for the 13th FlightSim Conference in Germany. The event was held at the Paderborn airport, where the airport fire brigade pulled out two of their fire … Continue reading

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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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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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I Nuked Your Bug

The X-Plane scenery tools are open source; their bug database is open too, so that anyone working on the project can see the status of all bugs. We recently merged the scenery tools bug base into the gateway bug base; in the process … 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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Linux and Libs – How to get 10.30 working again on Linux

Users with newer Ubuntu versions have reported they can’t get X-Plane to start after the update to 10.30, while it worked fine with 10.25. Since 10.30, X-Plane links to libudev to discover devices like the Oculus Rift on Linux, and … Continue reading

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Airports in X-Plane: State of the Union

One of the major initiatives of X-Plane 10 was to add buildings to our airports – terminals, hangers, warehouses, control towers, etc.  In X-plane 8 and 9 we had detailed taxiway line markings, lights, and signs, but most airports were … Continue reading

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X-Plane 10.10 Beta Tomorrow

I just made the X-Plane 10.10 beta live only to realize that: some of the airplanes are missing.  We are reorganizing where the fleet is stored, and the installer didn’t kit them properly.  So: If you ran the update and … Continue reading

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