Daily News

Read what's going on in the X-Plane community!

X-Plane 11.10 Beta 1 Is Here

X-Plane 11.10 Beta 1 is available! See the full announcement by Ben Supnik:

“To get it, make sure you have an X-Plane install you can scrap, have a stiff drink, and check “get betas” in the installer.

Release notes are here. I’ll try to post more over the weekend about some of the new stuff, but there’s a lot, and we’ve probably left things off the initial notes. For now, since it’s beta 1, our main concern is “does it work at all?”

Bear in mind this is the first beta release of a major update. Expect things to break. Don’t opt for the beta if you just want to fly without doing any beta testing. However, if you try the beta, don’t forget to submit your bug reports back to Laminar here. Good luck everyone! Leave a comment with your thoughts…

10
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

The Calm before the Storm!

It has been a mostly quiet day news-wise and I finally found some time to actually fly my beloved VSKYLABS DC-3 after three weeks of X-Plane abstinence. Yeah, I worked real hard these last few weeks to bring you all those exciting news we all cherish so much. That said, things are about to change real soon. I received news last evening that will change my personal life for good. I haven’t spoken to my team yet and I wanna do that before I go public. But there will be certain organisational changes that I feel need to be done as a direct result of those changes in my life. Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming days! Thank you!

3
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Is that you, John Wayne? First KSNA render!

Two days ago Icarus did a major announcement, announcing seven airports at the same time! One of these was John Wayne Orange County KSNA, originally developed by LatinVFR. A single first render appeared now on Facebook. Be aware – as usual – this is early work in progress.

4
No comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

More L.A. Development Madness!

Two days ago I posted screenshots of something that looks like L.A. landmarks. Still can’t say what this is all about, but you need to see this! We really need to be careful, though, or X-Plane might become another driving sim. Sure looks better than some of my older games I remember playing back in college. I might download the bike in this video here to explore these beautiful landmarks once they are available…

5
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Why does it always rain on… this DC-3?

JetManHuss of VSKYLABS is working on version 2.5 of that lovely DC-3 of his. This next update will also feature a rain effect on the windshield, a feature I was really missing thus far. A preview video of this effect is available here. See the announcement that accompanied the original announcement of that video:

“Here is a short ** UNDER DEVELOPMENT ** video, showing a test of the rain-effect that will be featured in the upcoming VSKYLABS DC-3/C-47 Flying Lab Project v2.5. It is not a high-tech dripping animation effect. It it much simpler, yet very convincing and effective. The update to v2.5 is expected to be released during October 2017.

More information can be found at the project page at: http://www.vskylabs.com/…/the-vskylabs-douglas-dc-3-project…

4
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Next Up @ UK2000: Aberdeen

Lang time nae see lads, whit like are ye? Oh boy, you gotta love that Scottish dialect. Anyway, UK2000 announced Aberdeen and it will be out soon. See the full announcement:

“We are glad to announce the latest conversion to X-Plane! Aberdeen Xtreme, also known as Dyce, includes all assets found in the FSX/P3D version such as, custom taxiways, grass, signs, buildings and AutoGate safedock. X-Plane spill lights are also included. Release will be Saturday 14th October and will be £16.99. We’ll leave you with some screenshots but please bear in mind they are work in progress still  🙂 “

4
No comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Major announcement by Icarus, 7 airports announced!

A huge update arrived from Icarus Simulations, who also announced several airports to keep us customers happy!

“–UPDATE–

Dear simulation lovers! We like to give you some info about what are the status of our next projects! As you know we separate our scenery projects into two sections. 1. Our projects and 2. conversion projects. collaborated with LatinVFR and Latinwings. Icarus Airports Products should be released by the following order.

1. O’Hare Int. Airport KORD -WIP- Our team is working in full on this project and should be our next imminent release. Probably the best scenery for X-Plane 11 ever! Developing using the latest technologies like PBR materials, Custom mesh etc. Textures in FullHD and performance friendly! Stay tuned for this “monster” airport!

2. Waterloo Regional Airport KALO -WIP- The next project after O’Hare. Waterloo Regional Airport, second name Livingston Betsworth Field, the airport located four miles northwest of the central business district of Waterloo, and the city of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. 3D modeling completed, Buildings, hangars, etc, everything in place. Texturing is in process. Working for the best quality and realism.

3. Next station… Billy Bishop airport CYTZ -WIP- Toronto City Canada Scenic airport in a small “island”. Take the local ferry servicing from to Toronto city to the airport . Enjoy the view during fly, looking the port and the city with outstanding high-rise towers and of course the magnificent CN tower at night. most of 3D modeling and Texturing of buildings hangars etc are ready and now we working on the city.

4. Cincinnati/Nort. Kentucky International Airport KCVG -WIP is a public airport and its serves the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. The airport offers non-stop passenger service to 57 destinations with 195 peak daily departures. 3D modeling completed. It’s time for texturing now!

5. Long Beach Airport KLGB -WIP- Long Beach Airport has few passenger flights compared with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 18 miles (29 km) to the northwest, and will always be a small airport because of ordinances adopted to minimize noise. Destination for low-cost companies. Beautiful city and top destination for summer days, full of palm trees near the beach! 3D modeling and texturing half of the buildings is ready. Our team is working now on, texturing, ground work.

————————————————————————

Conversion Airports

1. John Wayne Orange County KSNA -LatinVFR- California USA, Orange County is the third most populous county in California, with more than 3 million people and the 6th most populous in the US. Its airport John Wayne International airport handles almost 10 million passengers per year, making it the second most important in the region after LAX. 3D Objects reconstructed and textured remapped placed correctly on xplane. Working now in PBR materials, and finishing the ground work plus orthophotos. Close to release…

2. Kingston Scenery in Jamaica MKJP -LatinVFR- Kingston’s Jamaica, embracing energy offers a mix of metropolitan ambitions and old world heritage. Rhythmic reggae music, a fascinating culture and fine restaurants and eateries offer a variety in entertainment, history and cuisine. —

————————————————————————-

*released order maybe be changed at the future.

Next update post DC9 Aircraft. Stay tuned! Our team working hard to bring to you quality and realistic products! Enjoy and support us!”

Awesome airport choices. I personally didn’t like Icarus’ last locations since I don’t fly in these areas but this is just great for me! Good luck Icarus, hope your sales are great!

4
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

JonFly previews MisterX6 / Short Final’s Albuquerque

I can’t wait for MisterX6 / Short Final’s KABQ Albuquerque ever since this scenery was announced back in August. This will be the perfect addition to complement my newly downloaded orthos of the state of New Mexico from the US Orthophoto Project. It appears work is now nearing the end of the development cycle. Popular YouTuber and community member JonFly uploaded a video preview of this magnificent looking airport. Check it out here.

4
No comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

When there are more announcements than results…

It’s a habit among certain developers (freeware and payware alike) to repeatedly announce their offerings over an amount of time other developers actually get things done. No, I am not talking about regular announcements and screenshots a developer posts during the course of a regular development cycle. I am talking about developers who announce the same product like 20 times within a two year time frame and just seem to never deliver.

That said, this post is not intended to judge. After all, we all got our lives and that is fine. My only point is, from now on I will only post major announcements if a developer takes things a bit slower than the rest of us (which, again, is fine). To my readers: I appreciate all the tip-offs I receive daily. Please don’t be offended if certain information won’t be published, though. It’s probably because of what I just wrote. Thank you!

5
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Aviotek announces OMDB Dubai

At this year’s Flight Sim Show at Cosford in the UK (see my summary here), Aviotek announced OMDB Dubai to be their next product following their latest offering, Skiathos Airport. Today, the first renders of this Airport, which will be a huge task for Aviotek to finish due to its massive size, popped up on Facebook together with this announcement:

“Dubai International Airport is now official! We presented some previews of our next project at the Flight Sim Expo, and everyone was amazed by the renders! It will blend perfectly with Laminar’s Dubai City (which will be available soon) Enjoy these renders 😉”

I’ve got my doubts that this will be ready within this year but we should definitely see this in 2018! Stay tuned!

5
No comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

We      X-Plane

So do you? Share this site!