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With the advent of X-Plane 11 it is undeniable that the platform receives a lot more attention by users and developers alike. With this momentum this leaves one question open. Will developers finally take the plunge and decide to develop for X-Plane? I compiled a list of developers that might soon come or already confirmed their commitment to X-Plane. I’ll edit this post whenever there is new information available.

Aerosoft: I think it’s obvious that Aerosoft publishes more and more high quality scenery for X-Plane lately. There’s a lot more to expect in the upcoming months. Follow their work in progress page here.

FranceVFR: If Google translated this post correctly (please correct me if I am wrong) then we can expect some products from this developer.

Godzone: Robin Corn of Godzone describes his first “footsteps” in X-Plane here. It seems he is very pleased with the platform so far. Fingers crossed we might see his “Real New Zealand” for X-Plane soon.

HiFi Simulation Technology: The creator of Active Sky confirmed that they are actively developing a weather engine for X-Plane. See their announcement at this year’s Flight Sim Con here.

LatinVFR: Thanks to a cooperation with Icarus Simulations LatinVFR’s KSAN San Diego and KEYW Key West sceneries were already made available for X-Plane. More conversions can be expected in the future.

Military Visualizations: MilViz confirmed on Facebook that their future ATR 72-600 will be made available for X-Plane. See this post for more information.

MSK Productions: MSK released their first X-Plane Scenery in July as freeware (see post). They also confirmed that they intend to port over their existing line-up to X-Plane, beginning with Jinnah Intl Airport Karachi (see here).

OldProp Solutions: There are rumors that the makers of FSFX packages (an effects add-on for various third party aircraft products) is looking into a future X-Plane commitment right now. A guy on Facebook posted an email in which Oldprop stated that they “sure are looking for X-Plane in the future since there’s a lot of potential for visual effects”.

REX Simulations: This is rather old news but still worth to be mentioned. REX is coming to X-Plane. Have a look at this thread for more information.

Turbulent Design: TD confirmed that they will develop for X-Plane in the upcoming months. See their announcement.

UK2000: Their Birmingham scenery is already available for X-Plane and more products can be expected by this UK developer. See UK2000’s website for more information.

Got more information? Please let us know. Leave a comment!

EDIT 7/10/2017: Added MilViz, LatinVFR and MSK productions.
EDIT 7/17/2017: Amended MSK entry

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A lot of my German readers will know Flightport for their outstanding freeware for FSX and P3D. This year some of the members of the team switched to X-Plane. I am sure a lot of folks, including me, were hoping for X-Plane conversions of all those wonderful freeware airfields. Unfortunately it came different. With the advent of P3D v4 they decided to close down the team. They stated it would be too much work for them to patch all those sceneries to work with P3D v4. Since some of them moved to X-Plane they apparently lost interest in patching scenery for a platform they don’t even use anymore. At least that’s what you can read in their announcement. Now that is unfortunate news for the community as a whole. Flightport lasted 15 years and gifted us with a lot of freeware pearls.

See here for the announcement (please note that it is in German only).

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Aerosoft’s line-up of US cities and airports is currently discounted. Their recently released KDFW Airport Dallas/Fort Worth International (I hear good things about it) is also included in this offer so don’t miss that opportunity and head over to Aerosoft’s store. Sale ends this Sunday.

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As some of you may know SSG is working on the Bombardier CRJ-700. In a recent progress report they showed the current state of the virtual cockpit. There is also a video of the PBR rendered front landing gear mechanism available here. Looking good thus far. Now the CRJ is in development for some time now already. Let’s see if they will be able to deliver this bird this year. Follow their progress here.

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A new release candidate is now available for X-Plane 11.02. Have a look at the release notes here.

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Following yesterday’s go-live of FlightDeckX.com I am excited to announce that we will cooperate with Q8Pilot in the future! I want to offer my readers the possibility not only to get the latest news but also to learn something about our mutual hobby on this site. What better way to learn is there than to watch a video of a guy doing a cold & dark start following a full flight to your favorite destination!? So I reached out to Osamah Alabdullah, the guy behind the Q8Pilot video channel, and proposed a cooperation of our sites. Kindly he accepted (nice guy by the way).

What does that mean for you? Basically it means that you won’t be missing any of his videos anymore because I am gonna let you know when there’s new stuff to watch!

That said, it’s Friday. Have a look at this entertaining video. Here ya go:

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Now this is a project I personally look very much forward to. Many of you may know Frank Dainese for his beautiful “Dolomiti 3D” freeware for FSX. Known as “master of the mountains” Frank managed to recreate the Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy by building them as unique 3D objects instead of simply changing the mesh. The advantage of this technique is that this apparently gives much more control over shape and textures of those objects, making each and every mountain top look like the real thing.

Dolomiti 3D is now announced for X-Plane as payware. If you follow Frank’s blog you can see that he is stepping up his game a lot in X-Plane. According to this post the product is more or less finished and product packages will be prepared during the summer. There is no specific release date yet but a beta tester of the product mentioned “after the summer” as a rough time frame.

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Khamsin released an X-Plane 11 compatible version of their Chipmunk some days ago. Now judging the screenshots the DHC-1 looks fabulous with the new PBR textures. This makes me wonder when the compatibility patch for Khamin’s P51-D Mustang will see the light of day. After all this was my favourite classic fighter in X-Plane 10! Leave your thoughts about the Update in the comments section below.

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Following a series of single engine GA aircrafts vFlyteAir recently released their first twin engine! The Piper PA30 Twin Comanche is claimed to be fully X-Plane 11-compatible (including usage of the all new FMOD sound system promising superior sound immersion). Grab it now on x-plane.org.

EDIT 7/8/2017: Our partner Q8Pilot has uploaded a First Look and Review video to his channel. Have a look at it here.

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X-Aviation announced the immediate availability of update 1.4.1 for its Saab 340A. This patch fixes some bugs, most prominently one bug which caused a console error when the Garmin 530 was turned on. Have a look at this post for instructions on how the get the update.

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