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X-Plane Planning Session Q&A

X-Plane developer Q&A Jan 2018

Developers from the X-Plane team meet last week for their semi-annual planning meeting. There were a lot of things to discuss, thanks to great feedback on the VR preview beta and ATC comments. You can also watch a recorded Q&A session from the meeting if you missed it live.  

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VR Preview Beta Available

The major feature coming in X-Plane 11.20 is native support of virtual reality, or VR. You can now try out X-Plane VR by grabbing the latest beta! The focus of this build is VR preview and testing on a wide variety of hardware configurations, so at this time the beta does not contain many changes […]

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X-Plane 11.10 Official Release Available

X-Plane 11 Landmarks - Westminster Palace closeup

The first major update to X-Plane 11 is now available for everyone! X-Plane will automatically prompt you to update the next time you use the sim, or you can use the latest installer to grab the update directly. X-Plane 11.10 includes a lot of new features and code changes. You can read the full release […]

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X-Plane 11.10 Situation File Improvements

X-Plane 11.10 .sit file improvements

Two improvements to situation files are coming in X-Plane 11.10. Now you have the option to always start with a specific flight situation. Secondly, restored functionality allows you to assign situations to key assignments. This video previews these changes to situation files.

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Kiosk Mode in X-Plane 11.10

X-Plane 11.10 kiosk mode

X-Plane 11.10 will include a new option in settings: kiosk mode. This password-protected mode is a great option for using the sim at a trade show or in a training situation, because no preferences are saved and settings cannot be changed. The video below is a short demo of how to use kiosk mode.

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New Objects & Buildings Increase Variety in X-Plane 11.10

X-Plane 11.10 autogen apartments

X-Plane 11.10 includes three additions that will improve variety in default scenery: European autogen buildings, building block objects for scenery artists, and a terminal kit. The new European autogen (auto-generated scenery) includes industrial and commercial buildings, such as apartments, warehouses, and office buildings. The expanded library of objects will help scenery builders provide more variety, […]

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X-Plane 11.10 Includes G1000 GPS

X-Plane 11.10 G1000 closeup

As part of the free update, X-Plane 11.10 will include a highly functional G1000. This GPS was designed and programmed by a certified flight instructor to include all the key features and pages needed in training. And it comes equipped in a new version of the Cessna 172 by default, as well as the Cirrus SF-50. […]

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Landmarks in X-Plane 11: London

X-Plane 11.10 Landmarks - London

Laminar Research is working to fill the X-Plane world with the global landmarks you know and love. X-Plane 11.10 will feature new custom objects for many iconic buildings in London, England. As a passenger or a pilot, watch for sights such as the Eye, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge, and Westminster Palace. Screenshots

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Joystick & Keyboard Profiles in X-Plane 11.10

Joystick profiles in X-Plane 11.10

The X-Plane 11.10 update is the first major update for X-Plane 11. One of its new features is a way to save joystick & keyboard profiles. Before this update, X-Plane remembered any changes you made to the joystick or keyboard settings as the one and only version in preferences. In the 11.10 update you can […]

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