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Three lesser known aircraft features for 11.10

These smaller features are likely to be overshadowed by the release of the G1000 for default aircraft in 11.10, so I decided to dedicate a blog post to promote the articles I've written  - you can find them among all … Continue reading

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XPlane2Blender v3.4.0-beta.4 arrives

Download here: https://github.com/der-On/XPlane2Blender/releases/tag/v3.4.0-beta.4 Change Log Bug Fixes #294 - A case where autodetect off was not fully trusting the author for Aircraft exports An uncaught spelling mistake __upgradeLocRot vs __updateLocRot. The fix for the updater altering the animation types was … Continue reading

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XPlane2Blender v3.4.0-beta.2 is out!

XPlane2Blender v3.4.0-beta2 So far so good (aside from one big breaking problem)! Fixes #289 periodic filename_ext error notifications. #288, 292 loc/rot/show/hide upgraded improperly Add X-Plane Layers button for new projects now longer hidden Adds Re-run updater button - USE WITH … Continue reading

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RFC: Plugin-Drawn Map Layers in X-Plane 11

We’re working now on updating the map drawing SDK for compatibility with X-Plane 11. This post is a request for comments from programmers who write plugins that used to draw to the map—it is not a place for general feature … Continue reading

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We’re hiring!

We’re looking to add two developers—one junior, one senior—to the Laminar Research team this spring. As a member of our team, you would: Work on stuff that matters. Real pilots fly safer because of training in X-Plane, and real aerospace organizations … Continue reading

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Usage Data for X-Plane 10 & 11

You might have noticed we've been working our tails off to make X-Plane 11 an amazing sim, with tons of new features, and during that time we didn't have the resources to do anything further with our proposal to publish X-Plane usage data. The … Continue reading

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Designing the X-Plane 11 User Interface

[This post was co-authored with Tyler Young of Laminar Research to provide more insight into the design process for X-Plane 11, and cross-posted on the Blind Pig blog.] A few years ago, we ran a survey of X-Plane users. One of … Continue reading

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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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