Observant Steam pilots flying VFR noticed that the Cessna 172’s windows were completely solid gray in 11.35 release candidate 1 – not a huge problem for IFR, but not great for site seeing.

This should now be fixed – if you let Steam update the app you’ll get the clear windows back.

This bug was totally bizarre and astonishing. The interior glass texture for the Cessna was missing from the installation, but not from the master files we build the sim from or from the Laminar version. As best as I can tell, Steam’s tool for building the sim just lost the file randomly. I rebuilt the Steam install this morning and the file came back.

About Ben Supnik

Ben is a software engineer who works on X-Plane; he spends most of his days drinking coffee and swearing at the computer -- sometimes at the same time.

5 comments on ““But with the blast shield down I can’t even see…”

  1. Airplane Instructor Obi-Wan: “Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Stretch out with your feelings!”

    Student makes a small crater in a hillside.

    Obi-Wan: “…or you forget the feelings and trust your instruments.”

  2. “Your eyes can deceive you…”
    Just what i thought flying the c172 over southern Florida when i spotted an aircraft carrier in the water below. Nothing unusual about that … except

    Said aircraft carrier was steaming across Lake Ocheechobee which surprised me when i noticed 2 things
    1. it’s landlocked being approximately 33 miles from the ocean
    2. It’s only 12 feet deep

    I am forced to conclude that at least one LR developer is a jedi master who is using to force the move massive loads cross country and levitating them so they do not run aground .

    Is Yoda a LR employee working from Dagobah?

  3. Hi Ben,

    I have a quick question that’s related to the ATC callsign change. Is there a dataref for the airline selected in the flightplan box? I am trying to assign airlines to ai traffic and I noticed the relevant fields in the Plane Editor. Is there an easier way of doing it rather than using the dataref? How does X-plane know what airline you have selected when filing a flight plan? Where is this information stored in memory? Is it accessible and assignable to an ai aircraft? I would like ATC to refer to an ai aircraft by it’s airline name rather than random Alphanumerics or the aircraft type (which I have already figured out how to do). But I can’t find any info on how to do it in the dev docs.



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