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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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Some thoughts on beta testing

Having such a small development team, it’s very difficult for us to test ALL conditions in which X-Plane is being used. Each of our offices are littered with joysticks, laptops, desktops, loose video cards, hard drives and various other hardware. … Continue reading

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ATI Performance on Windows

I have spent almost the entire last week looking at ATI performance on Windows in depth; this post summarizes some of my findings and what we are now working on.  Everything on this post applies to ATI hardware on Windows; … Continue reading

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Merging the Installer and Updater

Working on the installer is neither exciting nor glamorous work, but it is inescapably important.  If the installer doesn’t do its job right, nothing else in X-Plane matters, because you can’t fly the sim until you have the sim.  This is … Continue reading

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Developer Docs and Tools

Last week I received a number of emails about the technical details of v10 scenery.  My short answer has always been “please wait for the docs” – that is, I am trying to spend more time writing docs quickly for … Continue reading

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Working Through the Video Cards

At this point I am mostly done investigating weird video card behavior: these two pages are now reasonably accurate for X-Plane 10. http://wiki.x-plane.com/X-Plane_10_Graphics_Card_Support http://wiki.x-plane.com/X-Plane_10_Graphics_Known_Issues We are still trying to resolve as many of the known issues as we can, but … Continue reading

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Pssst…you want a date for v10?

Here ya go!

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