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X-Plane 11.30 Final Released

The latest free update to X-Plane 11 is now available for everyone! X-Plane 11.30 includes a lot of exciting new features, such as a new ATC voice system, a new particle system for effects, & Dubai landmarks. Links to some highlights are below, and you can find the full release notes with all changes and […]

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December’s best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of December, 2018! Scenery Mister6X, a prolific scenery developer for X-Plane, released his latest free regional package this month. Japan Pro includes custom autogen for the entire country as well as Tokyo landmarks and the Shinkansen (bullet train). Earlier in the month, Maps2XPlane and Aerosoft released […]

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X-Plane 11.30 Experimental Flight Model Mode

Attention to detail and realism is a priority at Laminar Research. In X-Plane 11.30 we’re striking a balance between cutting edge flight model changes and stability with a new experimental flight model option in General Settings. The “use experimental flight model” checkbox allows developers and users to try the changes for quite a while before they […]

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X-Plane 11.30 Airports Update

The latest Gateway airports are included in X-Plane 11.30. Artists have been making excellent use of the new resources such as ground textures and markings, as well as terminal and jetway kits, for unique airports worldwide. Here’s a small sampling of the over 1300 airports with new or improved 3D scenery in this update. Screenshots

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Embankments & Piers in X-Plane 11.30

X-Plane 11.30 introduces new facades and objects for the creation of embankments,  sea-walls, piers, and docks in scenery packs. Scenery artists can use them in the same manner as the terminal and jetway kits. Check out some samples in the images below, or see this article for more details.

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November’s Best X-Plane Add-ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of November, 2018! Scenery Orbx released another UK airport for X-Plane this month – Shoreham (EGKA). This release features a classic Art Deco terminal as well as the local commuter rail line at the airport. X-Codr released an excellent model of Denver International (KDEN) this […]

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X-Plane 11.30 UI Improvements

X-Plane 11.30 includes two new UI features: joystick curves and large text. The new joystick curves allow you to set custom curves on any axis type. This option (pictured above) is available by clicking on the “Add Response Curve” button in the joystick settings screen. When applied to a pitch, roll, or yaw axis, this will override the global […]

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X-Plane 11 Landmarks: Dubai, UAE

X-Plane 11.30 includes a new set of landmarks for the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a major business and transport hub in the Middle East. It currently claims the prize as the location of the world’s tallest building: the Burj Khalifa. X-Plane’s latest custom scenery pack models this iconic building as […]

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Particle Effects in X-Plane 11.30

X-Plane 11.30 includes a new particle effect system that creates smoke, fire, mist and other ephemeral effects in the sim. Aircraft developers can now use this system to create highly customized and unique effects. Sim pilots may notice new, more realistic effects with heat and light, including updated contrails, heat blur, and wing tip trails. The […]

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X-Plane 11.30 U.S. Autogen Updates

X-Plane 11.30 includes updates to the United States autogenerated scenery. New buildings and facades were added to increase visual variety for high rise buildings. Urban autogen ground tiles were improved, and additional street level details such as fences, bins, and new vegetation were added as well. Finally, industrial autogen was completely overhauled, again with updates […]

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