X-Plane 11.10 ist raus - Ein Blick auf die Neuerungen

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Nach nicht ganz zwei Monaten öffentlicher Betaphase ist heute mit X-Plane 11.10 die aktuellste Version des Flugsimulators von Laminar Research erschienen. Mit über 200 behobenen Fehlern und Verbesserungen, darunter teilweise erhebliche Änderungen am Flugmodell, zählt 11.10 zu den umfangreicheren Updates. Gerade dafür ist eine Betazeit von rund 2 Monaten recht kurz. Aus der Fülle an Änderungen habe ich mir die 3 herausragendsten und auffallendsten Neuerungen rausgesucht.

Landmarks für London

Nachdem mit dem Strip in Las Vegas die erste Landmark-Szenerie von Laminar Research Einzug gehalten hat, geht es in Runde zwei auf den europäischen Kontinent, genauer gesagt in die Hauptstadt des Vereinigten Königreichs. Elizabeth Tower, Westminster Palace und natürlich die weltberühmte Tower Bridge sind als detailgetreues Modell nachgebildet und an den realen Orten im Simulator platziert. Zusammen mit einem animierten London Eye und der korrekten Zeitanzeige an der Uhr des Uhrturms von Westminster macht das Ganze schon echt was her.

G1000 for free

Lange hat Philipp Ringler dran gebastelt, doch wie heißt es so schön? "Was lange währt, wird endlich gut." Und damit verfügt X-Plane nun über ein voll funktionsfähiges Garmin G1000 als nutzbares Avioniksystem im eigenen Add-on. Ganz uneigennützig war die Entwicklung jedoch nicht. Philipp ist Ausbilder für GA-Flieger und hat das G1000 auch als Ausbildungstool programmiert. Somit kann man im X-Plane auch realistische Ausbildungsinhalte mittels G1000 trainieren.

Neues Autogen und Szenerieobjekte

Wer kennt sie nicht, die Discounterkette "Benny" oder den Logistikdienstleister "Meyer Cargo". Wie? Noch nie gehört? Dann wirds höchste Zeit für das Update auf 11.10! Neue Hochhäuser, Apartments und Industriegebäude sind nur ein kleiner Teil des umfangreichen Angebots an neuen Objekten. Szeneriedesigner können ihre Szenerien jetzt mit Gabelstaplern, Wohnwägen oder vielen neuen Schildertypen ausstatten. Das erweiterte europäische Autogen sorgt gleichzeitig für ein stimmigeres Bild auf den Straßen.

Cessna 172SP G1000 Copilot approach menuX Plane 1110 autogen Benny marketX Plane 1110 London Gherkin evening lights

Die Releasenotes von 11.10 kann man auf der Seite von Laminar Research einsehen oder bei uns nach einem Klick auf weiterlesen. Herunterladen kann man sich die finale Version über den neuen X-Plane Installer. Zudem wird man beim Start von X-Plane automatisch auf das Update hingewiesen.

Link Laminar Research

Bug Fixes

Release Candidate 3

  • Updated translation files for select languages.
  • New & updated art assets.
  • PFD & GPS improvements.
  • XPD-8610 MD-82 barber pole and the speed selected bug disappears.
  • XPD-8650 G1000 No way to escape from Direct-To page.
  • XPD-8653 G1000 PFD Diret-to button does not work in some cases.
  • XPD-8654 G1000 CLR button does not work like a BACK button or escape button.
  • XPD-8655 G1000 CLR button does not work correctly on the NRST pages.
  • XPD-8659, XPD-8647 Cirrus Jet fixes.
  • XPD-8662 Restores 11.05 auto-gyro behavior.
  • XPD-8665 Wrong autopilot state after engaging VNAV with AP and GPS override.
  • XPD-8666 Added coarse 8.33 kHz datarefs.
  • XPD-8667 No or partial shadow casting in version 11.10r1.
  • XPD-8668 G1000 Autopilot behavior is incorrect with G1000 system failures.
  • XPD-8669, XPD-8444 Fixed moon lighting.
  • XPD-8671 Latest airport library & objects.
  • XPD-8695, XPD-8526, XPD-8690 OBS fixed.

Release Candidate 2

  • Fixed C172 nose wheel time.
  • Ensured wpn dataref mapping is only performed when re/arming p0.
  • Corrected packet filtering that lead to ext visuals not working correctly anymore.
  • XPD-8479 Crash with multiplayer replay.
  • XPD-8631 G1000 Revisionary modes are not automatic.
  • XPD-8633 G1000 PFD BARO limits on the knob are too wide.
  • XPD-8636 G1000 Some red splats are not depicted when G1000 failures are initiated.
  • XPD-8643 “sim/cockpit2/weapons/weapon_select_console_index” can now be used again to select ALL types of weapons.
  • XPD-8644 Exempt plugins from flame-out due to fuel starter ratio.
  • XPD-8649 G1000 PFD Auto-tuning from NEAREST AIRPORTS.

Release Candidate 1

  • Fixed night lighting in .ter files.
  • Fixed colored metals for spot lights as well as sun.
  • Updated translations for Italian, Spanish & French.
  • XPD-7574 Hold brakes left & right now function.
  • XPD-8007 Clouds don’t scale well on 21:9 monitors, look blurry and low-res.
  • XPD-8089 Boeing 747-400 Speedbrake Toggle works.
  • XPD-8152 Bug report: XPLMSetFMSEntryLatLon – inAltitude not stored.
  • XPD-8185 PT6 wrong ITT (no peak) during start.
  • XPD-8349 Turn coordinator ball reversed on Beech King Air.
  • XPD-8414 Fix to C172 G1000 Electrical Bus.
  • XPD-8429 Fire bell keeps ringing even after deploying fire extinguisher and cutting fuel mixture.
  • XPD-8451 Corrected C172SP engine EGT gauge.
  • XPD-8458 FMS brackets [ ] are still visible after finishing a flight and turning off all electricity.
  • XPD-8468 Upgraded C172 autopilot constants.
  • XPD-8479 Crash with multiplayer replay.
  • XPD-8480 Crash when viewing replay that blows up a networked plane.
  • XPD-8489 B737-800 EGT stuck on 150 on engine shutdown.
  • XPD-8491 Fixed convert to current version text.
  • XPD-8519 Improvements to helicopter flight model.
  • XPD-8546, XPD-8563  C172 altitude hold fix.
  • XPD-8548 Fix for typed wind speeds reverting to 1 kt.
  • XPD-8571 Mismatched Network Roles Causes Crashes/dev asserts.
  • XPD-8581 Tower view sometimes goes to wrong airport.
  • XPD-8588 Flap overspeed message with helicopter.
  • XPD-8593, XPD-8614 Fuel flow when engines off in 737s.
  • XPD-8600 Panel brightness reset on every flight start.
  • XPD-8604 Fixed clicking in 2-d panel pop-up gauges.
  • XPD-8611 Fix for inability to drag deer in the map.
  • XPD-8613 Fix for click targets of the table being offset, such that it was impossible to click the “add assignment” button.
  • XPD-8621 Improved debugging to try to track down the HID crash at launch on macOS.

Beta 8

  • Fixed tinting of colored metal.
  • Correct alpha for high cirrus clouds when close up.
  • additional SDK API fixes.
  • XPD-8174/XPD-8270 Restores acf_trq_max_eng dataref.
  • XPD-8200 Fixed Orbiter/HDR variant of clouds in front of aircraft.
  • XPD-8410 Gun dataref error “sim/weapons/action_mode”
  • XPD-8477 Cursor fix on Mac High Sierra.
  • XPD-8544 Fixed stutter when control pad polls the disk for airplanes.
  • XPD-8545 Crash after entering fix and crossing point in the FMS.
  • XPD-8554 Fix stutter when ex-visual is missing a livery.
  • XPD-8556 Corrected lighting on panel-based G1000.
  • XPD-8557 Control of near clip plane.
  • XPD-8558 Adjust time step via dataref for non-real-time simulation.
  • XPD-8562 Fixed nose wheel steering too slow in 11.05 aircraft.
  • XPD-8568 Removed N2 free-turbine model from UI. If an airplane was saved with the new model in beta, it is converted to the old one on load so no one is relying on the new behavior.
  • XPD-8592 Kingair Prop stuck on feather on first drag after cold and dark start.

Beta 7

Flight Model notes:

BATTERY improvement for ELECTRIC airplanes, such as quad-rotors or other e-craft:

Open an airplane with an ELECTRIC engine in Plane-Maker. Now go to the STANDARD menu, SYSTEMS item. In that window: Go to the ELECTRICAL 1 tab and enter your battery watt-hours. Go to the LIMITS 2 tab and enter your nominal battery voltage and max amperage… these numbers multiplied are the max power output of the battery. Go to the ELECTRICAL 2 tab and simply drag the curve up and down as you like: This is the available power at each state of charge! Drag the curve to be accurate as needed for your battery. We default to a standard asymptote but you can set as perfect for your battery design.

  • Clearing a flight plan from a plugin now also clears departure and destination airport selections.
  • New dataref requests:
    • sim/flightmodel/engine/descent_speed_ratio float
    • sim/flightmodel/engine/vortex_ring_state float
    • sim/aircraft/autopilot/vvi_step_ft
    • sim/aircraft/autopilot/alt_step_ft
    • sim/aircraft/autopilot/radio_altimeter_step_ft
    • sim/graphics/view/viewport int
    • sim/operation/override/override_ground_trucks
  • XPD-8107 Fixed QPAC panel scroll position (again).
  • XPD-8116 X-Plane crashes when calling GNS430 commands without a GNS430 being installed.
  • XPD-8200 Distant clouds showing in front of plane.
  • XPD-8271 Override to get rid of ground trucks.
  • XPD-8378 Icons don’t appear in OS High Sierra.
  • XPD-8395 Fixed wrong cursor in floating widgets when main monitor is right-hand monitor.
  • XPD-8396 Plugin access to viewport from draw callbacks.
  • XPD-8398 Generic lights bumped to 128, instrument rheostats bumped to 32.
  • XPD-8405 make_panel_previews – crashes with G1000.
  • XPD-8407, XPD-8406 New datarefs for access to prop wash for rotors.
  • XPD-8408 All prop aircraft with CW rotating props roll right inflight.
  • XPD-8419 Removed one more instance of forced-focus-taking.
  • XPD-8420, XPD-8308, XPD-8421, XPD-8411, XPD-8475, XPD-8535: art resources updated.
  • XPD-8426 Facade definition crashes X-plane.
  • XPD-8433 Drawing order with clouds in cockpit.
  • XPD-8434 Aircraft menu icons made with 11.10b are too big.
  • XPD-8480 viewing replays where a networked plane with weapons is blown up will no longer crash.
  • XPD-8506 Blue channel in .ter files normal map seems inoperative.
  • XPD-8508 Time to traverse the navigation database now tenfold.
  • XPD-8510 We now make it very clear that launching the installer will quit X-Plane.
  • XPD-8511, XPD-8507 Fix screwy manipulators on b6.
  • XPD-8515 Fix for our internal “short names” for aircraft interfering with lookup of aircraft by full path.
  • XPD-8516 Support for the X-Plane side of forcing even GUI-backed plugins to *ask* for focus.
  • XPD-8521 Directional gyro alignment popup optional.
  • XPD-8527 Fixed log spam from geoid test.
  • XPD-8530 Datarefs to control autopilot altitude / vertical speed steps.
  • XPD-8536 Propeller feather after shutdown when they shouldn’t.

Beta 6

  • New wake model tweak considers the real thickness and incidence of the foil, not just a 12% (sqrt 0.015) default as was there before.
  • Updated airfoils saved with more accurate data at high angles of attack.
  • New VR-ready manipulators & updated aircraft.
  • Latest ILS data, removes decommissioned ILS at Le-Havre.
  • Fix direct-to function on G430/530 to work like on the G1000.
  • Added support for pro users disabling the framerate and joystick checks at startup.
  • XPD-8351 Nose heavy flight model on 3rd Party aircraft.
  • XPD-8360, XPD-8403, XPD-8404 Renamed the aircraft size variables to be more descriptive and fixed the zoom class usage.
  • XPD-8362 Clicking on a “submenu item” closes the menu.
  • XPD-8381 B747 analog clock too slow.
  • XPD-8427 Adf1_relative_bearing_deg showing wrong numbers relative to aircraft.
  • XPD-8427 This fixes ADF relative bearing and ADF test mode.
  • XPD-8441 New art control (reno/draw_deer_birds) & reworked programing to place birds & deer randomly.
  • XPD-8454 Now lat/lon points from flightplans are treated the same as XPLMSetFMSEntryLatLon.
  • XPD-8457 King Air C90 not using fuel.
  • XPD-8460 Fix for aborted takeoff and ATC wrist slap with fast turbo props leaving KHKY.
  • XPD-8462 Crash moving aircraft far from pre-physics callback.
  • XPD-8472 G1000 GPS menu button crashes X-Plane.
  • XPD-8473 Restored notification about not being able to run at higher time speeds, and disabled the slow sim nag under those conditions.
  • XPD-8474 Fix for Chinese translation being broken in Airfoil Maker & Plane Maker.
  • XPD-8478 Do not do auto-start on push if AI is not driving.
  • XPD-8484 Fix for “Current Assignments” being empty.
  • XPD-8485 Weather vis does not take effect in air if only one cloud layer.
  • XPD-8487 Default Baron 58: Heat / icing works without power.
  • XPD-8488 Changing texture quality now warns you you’ll need to restart to apply the change.
  • XPD-8490 Now we have speed for the carrier app every time.
  • XPD-8494 Fix for cases where resizing a window did not trigger a repack.
  • XPD-8499 Fix missing DECALS in lib/g10/terrain polygons.

Beta 5

  • 11.10 Flight model changes are now opt-in when the .acf is re-saved in 11.10 Plane Maker.
  • Improvement in Reynolds number calculation, downwash model & math tweaks.
  • Restores all the VRS and stuff on the helos.
  • Changes to the notification that you’re running the sim at less than real time speeds:
    • We now only show it if you’ve been consistently slow for more than a minute, with growl notification
    • You can now opt-out of the notification permanently
    • A “more info” button takes you to the web site, explaining why < 20 FPS is important, and how you can configure your rendering options to speed up
  • ATC Bug fixes for taxiing, takeoff and push-back:
    • Fixed the push ending early because we have no where to go.
    • Takeoff is done from taxi in one instruction for the AI, matching what
      the humans do – this makes for better takeoff rolls.
  • Fixes to auto-start procedures.
  • XPD-7800 Fixed non 60hz setting.
  • XPD-8302 Added support for airport favorites.
  • XPD-8334 Aircraft gets to the gate before contacting ground because the taxi instructions are too wordy.
  • XPD-8335 Fixed tracking of taxi to avoid wrist slaps.
  • XPD-8347 G1000 Autopilot crashes aircraft on RNAV – GP engages too early also.
  • XPD-8361 Ground Handling failure with 737.
  • XPD-8362 Clicking on a “submenu item” closes the menu.
  • XPD-8366 Updated Warthog files for Windows.
  • XPD-8382 Fixed 2-d panel prefill broken on HDR with wide monitor.
  • XPD-8389 Push back not working.
  • XPD-8391 On Linux, check for any axes, buttons, or hat switches that we know how to use.
  • XPD-8402 Using G1000, enter [Load Airway] = CTD.
  • XPD-8416 Fixes crash on Linux when creating default config file.
  • XPD-8418 Fix SDK popout functionality.

Beta 4

  • Added new dataref “sim/weapons/armed”, applicable for non-spawning weapons like missiles and bombs. If set to 1 (default), the weapon is considered “armed”, i.e. it will explode on impact. If set to 0, it is considered “safe” and will neither explode nor create damage on impact. This is independent of any “master arm” aircraft setting! It can e.g. be used to render weapons “harmless” for selective jettison.
  • XPD-8355 We now tune your OBS to the ILS/localizer’s inbound course when you tune its NAV freq.
  • XPD-8357 Flight path now gets drawn above airways for better usability.
  • XPD-8365; XPD-8368; XPD-8373; XPD-8393 Opting XPWidgets *out* of the new window features (no scaling for you!).
  • XPD-8366 Revised .joy file re-displays two Warthog Throttle buttons that should not have been hidden.
  • XPD-8374 Fixed null pointer UBO usage when accessing failures menu.
  • XPD-8383 Trim-deflection no longer crashing planes that have erroneous vso of 0 entered.
  • XPD-8386 Fix for not restoring windowed sims on secondary monitors to the same position at startup.
  • XPD-8391 Does not register any joystick axis input on Linux.

Beta 3

  • XPD-8358: Crash on startup on Linux
  • XPD-8340: DIR-TO on NRST with empty plan crashes X-Plane

Beta 2

  • XPD-8171: Fixed debug log output from WindTbn2m5_100.obj
  • XPD-8307: Fixed bad UV maps on ramp equipment objcets
  • XPD-8338: Fixed UBO error and crash with multi-monitor
  • XPD-8339: Fixed mixture not limited to 100% when using keyboard commands
  • XPD-8343: Fixed flap deploy/retract speed on Baron
  • XPD-8344: Fixed app not starting on Linux due to dynamic libc++ dependency
  • XPD-8345: Fixed loading third-gen fat plugins on Windows and Linux
  • XPD-8348: Fixed UBO error and crash in icon generator
  • XPD-8350: Fixed UBO error and crash on aircraft with HITS or weapon console and a 3-d cockpit
  • Fixed crash when starting multiplayer match with weapons
  • Fixed crash when using AI aircraft, multiplayer and weapons at the same time
  • Fixed rotation alignment of attached objects for facades and roads
  • Fixed missing parachute rendering on weapons
  • Fixed starter sounds on Baron when door is opened and closed mid-start
  • Refined down-wash model off wings in ground effect.

Beta 1

  • XPD-8332: Fixed black screen when using 2-d panel-only mode for a monitor.
  • Fixed misc. bugs with multiplayer and weapons.
  • Added London custom landmarks scenery pack.
  • Fixed new array indices for nav-aids for augmented GPS receivers.

Developer beta 4

  • Removed dependency on MSVC redistributables.
  • XPD-8321 Map does not display correctly with 3rd party aircraft.
  • XPD-8323, XPD-8305 Fixed the lit attenuation not being correctly set.

Developer beta 3

  • Fix for Linux joysticks being completely broken.
  • Bans writing to prop_dir to fix Carenado torque.
  • Fix for spurious popup open/close events.
  • XPD-7535, XPD-8318 Adjusted sim/weapons/action_mode so that it will work exactly as it did in XP 10.
  • XPD-8012 The missing cockpit datarefs for chaff and flare qty have been restored: [sim/cockpit/weapons/] chaff_now & flare_now.
  • XPD-8311 Bug report: Afterburner output location not linked to exhaust offset.
  • XPD-8312 Bug report: Instrument Brightness fader does not correctly correlate to G1000 screens.
  • XPD-8313 Bug report: G1K map when NOT in north up mode, TOPO view map is not aligned.
  • Additional joystick configurations added.
  • New ignition start command.
  • Better data output for flight model diagnostics, and rather arbitrary and probably-non-optimal wash taken off of the prop hub… we figure it per-element.

Developer betas 1 & 2

  • XPD-4738 Jitter in camera system.
  • XPD-6038 Ground shaking in Ridealong view.
  • XPD-6445 Datarefs for weapons have been removed.
  • XPD-6748 “Don’t send me co-located points!”
  • XPD-6806 ATIS should distinguish between arrival-only & departure-only airports.
  • XPD-6869 Shadow Map Does Not Take Weapons into account when scenery is not shadowed.
  • XPD-7008 Dataref feature request: carb temp: this_flt->enpr [en] .carb_temp_C
  • XPD-7076 Generate icons cuts off half of VFlyte Air aircraft.
  • XPD-7465 Centre of gravity indicator should be visible in weight and balance screen.
  • XPD-7817 Bug report: 172 floatplane water-rudder handle is reversed.
  • XPD-7824 Icon generator should use physics model to pose airplane.
  • XPD-7856 Cargo is now a valid type for aircraft.
  • XPD-7858 Bug report: Newly enabled dataref outputs are 0.0 until restarting X-Plane.
  • XPD-7862 Compass rose turns into jumbled numbers when zoomed in too far.
  • XPD-7872 Bug report: C90B C0-pilot airspeed indicator incorrect.
  • XPD-7896 Save AI acf assignments in .sit files.
  • XPD-7923 Prop Sync Dataref has incorrect values.
  • XPD-7924 Auto-Feather up/down commands not working.
  • XPD-7941 right engine anti ice bug is now fixed.
  • XPD-7952 Bug report: Helicopter flight model.
  • XPD-7959 Improve AI 747 behavior.
  • XPD-7981 Bug report: MD-82 wrong flap/slat schedule.
  • XPD-7982 Command to stop push back once started.
  • XPD-8012 Bug report: flare and chaff qty not working.
  • XPD-8060 Bug report: unrealistic pitch down moment in ground effect.
  • XPD-8082 Bug report: Nav light tooltip wrong.
  • XPD-7896 Save AI acf assignments in .sit files.
  • XPD-8087 Bug report: ADF needle needs to turn into the turn.
  • XPD-8091 Bug report: Default GNS430/530 saves VOR waypoints as type “11” in .fms files.
  • XPD-8110 Joystick hover text is wrong for axes.
  • XPD-8113 One blade of C90’s propellers isn’t angled the same way.
  • XPD-8114 Bug report: Ctrl+A (Select All) or Ctrl+Shift+Left or Right (Select Word) does not work in X-Plane input boxes.
  • XPD-8121 Bug report: Some autopilot datarefs not working.
  • XPD-8130 Changing the engine state in Flight Config blocks any other changes made.
  • XPD-8131 Pause replays when another window is opened.
  • XPD-8134 Bug report: C90B Electrical system is wrong.
  • XPD-8135 Bug report: 747 tailstrike.
  • XPD-8142 Proper plane only shadows.
  • XPD-8150 Crash with analytics beacon.
  • XPD-8155 default rendering settings on high res monitor.
  • XPD-8177 Bug report: crashes with Saitek x52 Pro.
  • XPD-8180 visual approach request wasn’t issuing visual approaches due to a state machine bug.
  • XPD-8184 Navdisplay now draws at magnetic north direction.
  • XPD-8192 Bug report: Night Vision Google (NVG).
  • XPD-8193 Removed Aerosoft airports where a better Gateway airport exists.
  • XPD-8216 Bug report: Checkbox to not show Quit confirmation.
  • XPD-8217 Bug report: Checkbox to not show start new flight on crash.
  • XPD-8228 We now correctly handle prefs for multiple instances of identical hardware on macOS & Windows.
  • XPD-8229 Mouse cursors don’t work with multiple popouts.
  • XPD-8231 Garmin window restored into popout.
  • XPD-8233 Stop warning about invalid ICAO before input is done.
  • XPD-8235 Bug report: Incorrect label in Data Output.
  • XPD-8240 Pitch Trim annunciator dataref no longer seems to work.
  • XPD-8257 Max wind too low.
  • XPD-8269 ADF2 not being set when using Map UI.
  • XPD-8278 Warp controls for warped projection.
  • XPD-8284 The fuel tank selector is not moving.
  • XPD-8292 Alt+F4 bypasses X-Plane’s quit dialog on Windows.
  • XPD-8294 We now collapse the command list when you choose the “currently assigned” filter.