X-Plane is incredibly extensible. You can simulate new aircraft, make 3-D models, or even change the functionality of the program in drastic ways.
It’s been very busy here internally, but a few things to mention.
We’re focusing almost all of our effort on future technology, but Stairport reported a bug severe enough that we went for a patch: X-Plane would randomly crash when plugins use the new “instancing” drawing APIs. Read More
X-Plane can be configured to model real-world weather conditions. It does this by downloading weather report data from a server, operated by Laminar Research. That server, in turn, periodically fetches three total files from two different sources at NOAA: one for METAR-format weather condition data, and another source for two grib2-format files describing, separately, winds and turbulence. Read More