X-Plane 11.00 is the initial version of the newest flight simulator from Laminar Research. It is currently in early public beta testing and access.

Known Bugs

  • Low frame rate – we are still optimizing rendering; please do not report low framerate unless you see < 5 fps on low settings.
  • If the visibility seems too low, set the visibility higher in Weather Customize screen.
  • XPD-6849 Issue with power lines & base mesh
  • XPD-6835 Fuel truck missing glass
  • XPD-6827 Shadows or artifact on trees
  • XPD-6812 Editing the Rendering settings for Visual Effects is SLOW
  • XPD-6808 Some windows not re-skinned to match new UI
  • XPD-6898 Jagged sky color transition
  • XPD-6959 Color artifacts are visible on the “occluded” area of an object when SSAO is turned on
  • XPD-6568 Some translations still in progress
  • XPD-7163 Crash when reporting field in sight
  • Scenery:
    • Only goes to 60 degrees north/south latitudes
    • Sydney, Australia is over water
    • Lake Constance / Lake Bodensee missing

Public Beta 6

Key Features & Improvements

  • XPD-7464 Fixed FPS issues due to smoke lasting forever.
  • Plugin API fixes:
    • Plugin keyboard focus – keyboard interactions should work between plugins and X-Plane.
    • XPD-6440 Rare memory scribble.
    • XPD-7080 Persisted plugin commands lose descriptions.
    • XPD-7240 Plugin menus missing ticks & dots.
  • XPD-7410, XPD-7436 Fixed interior lighting flashing when reflection settings not at min.

Additional Bug Fixes

  • Tuned fog to be less foggy in good vis, more foggy in bad vis.
  • More flight model tuning.
  • Initial loading screen now displays version info.
  • New user-submitted flight config files.
  • XPD-6568 Added Portuguese and Spanish translations, updated French and German.
  • XPD-6731 We now sync the menu text for a window no matter how it’s closed.
  • XPD-6952 Popping out G530 to second monitor breaks sim text.
  • XPD-7029 Authenticating after demo mode gives joystick controls back.
  • XPD-7080 We now persist plugin-created command descriptions in the joystick and keyboard prefs files.
  • XPD-7130 Fix for real weather not being properly updated.
  • XPD-7174, XPD-7282 Fixed sound with multiple monitors.
  • XPD-7255 Bug fixes for multi-monitors.
  • XPD-7353 Fix for inability to drag AI aircraft on the map.
  • XPD-7397 Fix for not being able to click on the text of radio buttons.
  • XPD-7403 Turns off networked IOS in favor of only IOS on second monitor.
  • XPD-7404 Removed the pref for reset-on-crash and replaced it with an unobtrusive popup to suggest you go to the flight config screen.
  • XPD-7425 Fixes green buttons in IOS.
  • XPD-7428 Fix for aircraft prefs getting trashed by an AI aircraft.
  • XPD-7429 New CDU Display Remains “ON” When Battery Turned OFF.
  • XPD-7431 Fix for discarding your “start engines running” pref.
  • XPD-7437 Crash on startup due to missing navaid entry (Navigraph).
  • XPD-7440 Fix for crash looking up airport IDs due to inconsistencies in their case.
  • XPD-7444 Fix for “detail” output enums getting added multiple times when using the filtering.
  • XPD-7445 Fixed scrolling in Data Output screen.
  • XPD-7450 Prop feathering on ground causes airplane crash.
  • XPD-7453 Fix for storing translated versions of Ctrl and Shift in your prefs, causing prefs to get trashed if you change languages.

Public Beta 5

PB5 is an emergency release containing a bug fix for pixel shader issues on Nvidia hardware.

Public Beta 4

Public beta 4 was DOA on most Nvidia hardware and was pulled from servers shortly after release.

Key Features & Improvements

  • New flight model changes, including jet engine & propeller modeling changes.
  • XPD-7274 Invalidate cache of GL scissors after plugins run.
  • XPD-7180 Crash from Ground Traffic plugin.
  • Added auto-report of missing runways to the gateway.
  • GPS & FMS improvements.
  • More joystick settings improvements.
  • Visual improvements and bug fixes for the map.
  • Added real time zone support.

Additional Bug Fixes

  • XPD-7273, XPD-7414, XPD-7384, XPD-7383, XPD-7378, XPD-7308, XPD-7305 New datarefs & art.
  • XPD-5846 Fix for counterintuitive display of throttle axis.
  • XPD-6568 Partial translations included.
  • XPD-6876 Added the ability for .joy files to specify axes, buttons, or hat switches as “hidden” in the Assignments section.
  • XPD-6887 Keyboard preset “styles.”
  • XPD-6889 Added the ability to inform the user about updates using non-interruptive, Growl-style overlay alerts.
  • XPD-6907 We now enforce a min weight for the slung load object, and offer a “remove” button instead of zero weight.
  • XPD-6945 PLN & AFL now have a proper V11-style loading screen.
  • XPD-7004 Fix for dev asserts and misaligned text when using Russian.
  • XPD-7031 Fix for displaying other nearby airports in the “advanced location” screen’s map view.
  • XPD-7056 Fix for two-way binding changes to the wxer_def_t not triggering the Apply Changes button.
  • XPD-7103 Fx for switching monitor resolutions on macOS causing the window to get mispositioned by the OS.
  • XPD-7133 Fix for glider tow and winch starts not respecting your chosen airport and runway.
  • XPD-7140 Fix for manipulator (“coach”) arrow not being pixel multiplier aware.
  • XPD-7150 Changed how data output is ordered on screen.
  • XPD-7156 Fix menus not working when map is behind them.
  • XPD-7177 Tightened up spacing in wind layer properties to prevent overlap at min res.
  • XPD-7223 Fix for failing to restore runway prefs correctly for “backward” runways.
  • XPD-7248 Integrated replay into GUI to get proper window layering and pixel multiplier scaling.
  • XPD-7264 We now reset your plane to the last start location if you a) change the start running pref, and b) haven’t moved more than 1 m.
  • XPD-7278 Gave altitude slider in aircraft inspector a logarithmic scale.
  • XPD-7287 We now revert multiplayer aircraft we haven’t heard from in awhile to ATC control.
  • XPD-7291 Fix for how we handle duplicate filenames.
  • XPD-7292 Added ability for .joy files to specify a “display name” for the device.
  • XPD-7293 Searching now properly matches top-level categories and brings in their descendants.
  • XPD-7298 Fix for inconsistent behavior between using command to close a window and using the floating windows’ red button.
  • XPD-7300 We now allow checkbox to wrap at your discretion.
  • XPD-7306 Show time/distance only when cruise has been entered and calculated.
  • XPD-7310 Improved handling of text editing shortcut keys.
  • XPD-7313 Use the machine’s year for AIRAC cycle comparison.
  • XPD-7314 Fix for flip-flopping of high versus low airways.
  • XPD-7319 Overly zealous runway check collided with circling approach – circling approaches have no runway!
  • XPD-7321 We can cope with terminating missed approaches in TF-flyovers.
  • XPD-7322 Fix for filtering by favorites not being immediately updated.
  • XPD-7324 Clicking on Send Network data output crash X-Plane.
  • XPD-7327 Fix for popping up IOS causing a massive power drain on the aircraft.
  • XPD-7328 Hit w key and the cockpit view is restored to default as expected.
  • XPD-7335 Fix for faulty dev_assert() in searchable table contents.
  • XPD-7336, XPD-7362 Displaying axis position if you check the “reverse axis” box.
  • XPD-7343 Fix for inability to create a new logbook.
  • XPD-7349 Added a Save Flight screen to the IOS.
  • XPD-7350 Changed failures sub-screen button text to “confirm” rather than “apply” to make it clear this is a two-step process.
  • XPD-7365 Control for time of day when regenerating icons.
  • XPD-7369 Slung loads now use size based on OBJs.
  • XPD-7377 Updated CH yoke configuration.
  • XPD-7381 We now prompt users with a very large null zone to recalibrate in Settings > Joystick.
  • XPD-7385 Tuned runway selector so AI traffic use airports.
  • XPD-7390 ‘Reset this section to vertical’ does not work in Plane Maker.
  • XPD-7420 Weather not accepting negative temperatures.
  • Fixed ATC window cursor insertion point.
  • Fixed crash when picking unused from unused monitor.
  • Fix for menu not getting translated.
  • Data outputs in the UI order, not the enum order.
  • Fix export of new user waypoints overwriting old export.
  • Vertical direct-to function made more useful.
  • Catch missing fields in earth_nav.dat.
  • Fix for IOS reset-all to match behavior in Flight Configuration.
  • Fix for not allowing COM port selection when using the “Serial port hardware (CAT II or above)” checkbox.
  • If we have no service trucks  when asking for them then we SAY that we have no service trucks.
  • New user submitted joystick configuration files.

Public Beta 3

Key Features & Improvements

  • XPD-7219 3rd party plugin brakes fixed.
  • Networking, crash, and joystick fixes.
  • New electrical system model changes.
  • XPLMNavigation API should work for third party plugins.
  • XPD-7070 Provide plugin per frame callouts even when paused.
  • Changes to .sit and .rep file types to make them stable across updates.
  • Pilot defined waypoints saved by the FMC now go into the user_fix.dat.
  • FMS will now correctly use GPS alt or barometric altitude for approach VNAV as per approach setting. Default is GPS altitude as for LPV approaches.
  • FMS fixes when using VNAV.
  • Backward compatibility in ARINC 424 interpreter.
  • Free global resources at program end to avoid memory leak false positives.
  • Fixed crash when loading DSFs while flying really, really fast.
  • Updated tire model.
  • A fix for weapons that have OBJs but not custom particle effects.

Additional Bug Fixes

  • XPD-7289 IP address of receiving network data was wrong.
  • XPD-7288 IPs are sorted in order and fixes missing IP address list.
  • XPD-7203 Crash with Open Air file.
  • XPD-7078 Fix for non-fogged interior objects.
  • XPD-7091 Failures now get applied only for the aircraft you set them on.
  • XPD-6851 Fix sky color through alpha texture in HDR mode.
  • XPD-6958 Changing plane altitude or speed in map changes heading as well.
  • XPD-7281 We now explicitly support approach targets that are not in our “nearby approaches” list.
  • XPD-7217 We can now separate the enum and order of the API.
  • XPD-6863 Take windows down to windowed mode before destroying them.
  • XPD-7060 Fix dev assert reloading 737.
  • XPD-7249 Fix for crash when you add a monitor while looking at Settings > Graphics.
  • XPD-7273 Updates to KSEA demo area.
  • XPD-7271 Removes G1000 C172 from installs.
  • XPD-7252 Update to LOWI demo area.
  • XPD-7064 Added ability to bind hat switches to any command, not just our suggested ones.
  • XPD-7061 Fix for setting aircraft heading via the inspector being wonky due to live editing the text field.
  • XPD-7268 Remove separate selection style from map.
  • XPD-7009 We now hide localizers in the map view that might interfere with seeing your “target” ILS.
  • XPD-7159 We can now select an approach at any time, and we no longer show downwind ILSes if applicable.
  • XPD-7245 Fixes dragging the plane icon on map when not paused.
  • XPD-7246 Tow plane does not tow us on the runway.
  • XPD-7256 Landing light switch dataref is a float.
  • XPD-7254 Fix for ATC window crashing when in “AI Flies Your Plane” mode.
  • XPD-7251 fix for crash in r-tree when the r-tree is empty.
  • XPD-7227 Fixed autobrakes.
  • XPD-7110 Stopped hover help tips from getting repositioned.
  • XPD-7221 Determine if an aircraft supports 2-D panel mode.
  • XPD-7236 Search in the command mappings table now includes children of matched folder.
  • XPD-7154 Fix for windowed -> fullscreen -> windowed transition increasing the window size and moving it.
  • XPD-7232 Fix for failures trashing your currently-loaded aircraft’s livery.
  • XPD-7210 Fix for crash when loading a bad .sit file in quickflight mode.
  • XPD-7211 Fix for crash caused by trying to load airport from prefs that no longer exists in your installation.
  • XPD-7212, XPD-7228 GPS has a problem with “degenerate” STARs that only consist of transition segments and no trunk route.
  • XPD-7233 Crash when changing location with IOS.
  • XPD-7032 Fix for “manual” network connections defaulting to port 0.
  • XPD-7186  Center map on PPOS if empty flight plan is viewed in PLN mode.
  • XPD-7193 Fix for missing NDB or VOR in flight plan.
  • XPD-7018 Restored ability for “optional” dialogs to be auto-dismissed on external visuals & machines under IOS control.
  • XPD-7083 We only display the “Save Configuration as Default” button if you do not have an image mapping for this joystick.
  • XPD-7044 Fix for incorrectly identifying monitor resolution when using mixed DPI displays.
  • XPD-7088 We now read your language prefs before falling back to prompting you to pick a language.
  • XPD-7184 AI can fly your aircraft again.
  • XPD-7220 Additional sounds added to C172 cockpit.
  • XPD-7250 Push-back working for AI aircraft.
  • XPD-7160 Stop labeling both ends of helipads in the map.

Public Beta 2

See this developer article for additional notes on some key fixes.

Key Features & Improvements

  • Fixes to joystick configurations, naming and handling during set up.
  • Restored support for gear doors in Plane Maker.
  • Fixed sparkling VOR gauges in C172.
  • Fixed GPS/FMS crashing at end of route.
  • Windows UTF16 fix for loading and saving FMS files into GNS430 and G1000. This could fail when X-Plane was installed in a user path with non-ASCII characters.
  • New tire model to reduce tire squealing.
  • Fixed plugins searching for NAVAIDs–SDK returns XPLM_NAV_Refs for NAVAIDs.
  • Custom engine sounds in aircraft folders work again.
  • Linux no longer requires the libc++ runtime to be installed for the apps to run.
  • XPD-6949, XPD-7058, XPD-7114 Updated aircraft fixes reflections, dataref typos, and wipers.
  • XPD-6905 Fixed panel blending in legacy planes & deprecated lit panels (panel 8).
  • XPD-6847 Fixed bogus colors in Plane Maker.
  • XPD-7051 Modern driver ban now in effect.
  • XPD-7050 Refactoring how we handle GLSL extensions for texture arrays.
  • XPD-7079 Plugin created commands now go in correct “folders”.

Additional Bug Fixes

  • Fixed sound log warning when parsing sound files.
  • Now we have auto-board, auto-start, and quick-start commands.
  • XPD-6962 Fix for OS-native file dialogs being inaccessible when in full-screen mode on Windows.
  • XPD-6930 Fix for handling of arbitrary full-screen sizes.
  • XPD-7002 We now respect the user’s preference for both temp and pressure units.
  • XPD-6956 Plane Maker and Airfoil Maker now match the V10 behavior of reading the language pref from the *X-Plane* prefs file.
  • Fix information on ND refactored to support displaying multiple generated abeam fixes.
  • XPD-7019 The units are called “United States Customary”, not “imperial.”
  • XPD-7025 Fix for broken pedals configuration.
  • Tweak in the seaplane model.
  • Networking configuration screen tells user if internet is disabled.
  • XPD-7034 Added support for 120 and 144 Hz refresh rates.
  • XPD-7046 Sim crashes with selecting RNAV approach at 0S9.
  • XPD-7047 Using X-Plane 10 nav data now gives error message and not a crash.
  • XPD-7052 X-Plane crashes when using a custom command key to popup/hide the G430.
  • XPD-7067 Remove “other” tab tutorials that crash the sim.
  • XPD-7066 Reseting joystick now *actually* sets the low/high data back to the default.
  • Added user provided .joy file for Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner.
  • XPD-7059 Updated CH Flight Sim yoke assignments.
  • XPD-7090 Bumped up axes per device to 25 to cope with PFC USB devices.
  • XPD-7112 Missing runway in scenery should give clear error and not crash.
  • Improvements to ground truck behavior.
  • XPD-7126 We no longer enable FMOD Live Update by default. It’s now a command line option for developer.
  • XPD-7095 We now a) default to north-up mode in the map, and b) remember your preference for north-up.
  • XPD-7116 Fix for not changing your view index when you changed devices.
  • XPD-7123 Fix for returning to weather UI not maintaining your real weather display.
  • New mouse cursors to help in the case where the rotator is counter-wound from expectations.
  • Joystick prefs now saved separately.
  • XPD-7152 Avoids crash when starting a new flight in replay mode.
  • XPD-7098 Fixes typo in settings.
  • Keeping the engines a little hotter…the oil was cooling a bit too much before.
  • XPD-6700 Additional half-stop brighter rendering in cockpit.
  • Bug XPD-7150 Data output should start in the upper left.
  • XPD-7144 Low idle has high N1 compared to v10.
  • XPD-6874 Service trucks can join route mid-segment.
  • XPD-6935 Removes S-76 default Master Caution.
  • XPD-6508, XPD-6700 Adding esys bus 5 & 6 to panel and nav 3-10 to nav deflections.
  • Map updates to airway thickness, NAVAID labels and colors.
  • XPD-7162 Fix for inability to file popup clearance.
  • XPD-6968 Winch line disconnects immediately due to astronomical tension.
  • XPD-7117 Fix for issues with CH Eclipse yoke.
  • XPD-7165 Fix for tutorials paying attention to your “start running” pref.
  • XPD-7160 We no longer label both ends of helipads in the map.
  • XPD-7147 Fix for texture compression pref getting discarded.
  • XPD-7021 The nav inspector now tunes your ADF radios when you’ve selected an NDB, not your NAV radios.

 

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