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Cameron

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  1. Hello All, This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 4.9.0 update for SkyMaxx Pro. All customers who have purchased SkyMaxx Pro v4 up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase SkyMaxx Pro v4 from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 4.9.0 for you. What if I didn't get the update e-mail? If you did not receive your update e-mail don't fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here's what to do: 1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php 2. Find your original SkyMaxx Pro v4 download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version! This release brings experimental support for Vulkan if you are a Windows user. For Mac users, please be aware Metal is not supported. You can still enjoy this v4.9.0 update when running X-Plane in OpenGL mode. The following is a list of additions/fixes included: What's New / Changed: Lower default scattered coverage from 40% to 30% when weather data does not specify a coverage value Increase max number of precipitation particles Fix fog and cloud/terrain blending in VR Added new "force weather reload" menu option More accurate cloud altitudes when used with Real Weather Connector METAR cloud heights converted from AGL to MSL using the elevation of the reporting weather station, not the elevation of the viewpoint Experimental Vulkan support for X-Plane 11.50 As always, thanks for purchasing from X-Aviation!
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    SkyMaxx Pro v4.9.0 Update Released!

    You need to re download the installer.
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    SkyMaxx Pro v4.9.0 Update Released!

    Just means you already had that distribution installed.
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    SkyMaxx Pro v4.9.0 Update Released!

    Re-install SkyMaxx Pro v4.9.0 by re-downloading the installer, then try RWC again.
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    Rain effect missing after 11.5B

    Rain effects do not work because they use custom 3D rendering not supported in Vulkan. The AoA indicator is also a victim of this.
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    SkyMaxx Pro v4.9.0 Update Released!

    I'm assuming this is happening after you get through some of the installer screens? Sounds like you have updated to Catalina after already having SkyMaxx Pro installed, which means your uninstaller is from old architecture. In this situation you will need to take the following steps: 1. Go to X-Plane/X-Aviation folder and delete the following file: Uninstall SkyMaxx Pro 2. Go to X-Plane/resources/plugins and delete the following folder: Silverlining 3. Re-run the v4.9.0 installer
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    X-Plane Vulkan Beta 11.50 Released

    Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the long-awaited Vulkan/Metal update of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.50 Beta Laminar normally does not publish press releases for beta versions of X-Plane, but the Vulkan release is so important to the X-Plane 11 roadmap that we decided to publicly announce it before the final-release version is available. Vulkan (PC) and Metal (Mac) are rendering level APIs that change how X-Plane interacts with the graphics card. They are faster than OpenGL that X-Plane has used in the past. Overall, most users will see improved frame rates and reduced stutters when using Vulkan or Metal. In X-Plane 11.50 Beta, there is a check-box in the rendering settings that enables Vulkan or Metal. A restart of X-Plane is necessary for the change to take effect. If for some reason a user encounters problems while using Vulkan or Metal, OpenGL is still available by simply unchecking the Vulkan/Metal check-box. X-Plane 11.50 has been in private beta testing since the end of 2019. During the long development cycle for the 11.50 Beta, better handling of plugin drawing was added, a new process for texture paging was added and iterated 3 times, and multiple fixes to increase performance were added. X-Plane 11.50 Beta is now available to all X-Plane 11 users on both the Laminar and Steam sites through the X-Plane 11 update feature. More technical information on the Vulkan update can be found on the Laminar development blog. About Laminar Research Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 11, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer and FAA certified professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, IOS, and Android platforms. For more information on Laminar Research and X-Plane: www.x-plane.com
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    TBM 900

    Unfortunately your video card is not cut out for this. You will need to consider an upgraded MacBook Pro with a discrete graphics card, or, you can consider an eGPU like the Razer Core X and an AMD video card like the 5700XT to put into it. You'll almost undoubtedly appreciate that you did this.
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    TBM 900

    This line is pretty concerning to me: OpenGL Render : Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 550 What Mac are you trying to run this on?
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    TBM 900 v1.1.12 Update Released!

    Hello All, This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 1.1.12 update for the TBM 900. All customers who have purchased the TBM 900 up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the TBM 900 from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.1.12 for you. What if I didn't get the update e-mail? If you did not receive your update e-mail don't fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here's what to do: 1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php  2. Find your original TBM 900 download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version! The following is a list of additions/fixes included: What's New / Changed: Improvements / New Features: Got a modest framerate boost by avoiding an inefficient flight plan query every frame. Bug Fixes: Fixed a crash when using Vulkan on Windows with an Nvidia GPU Updated magnetic model to latest coefficients for the years 2020-2025. Updated RealSimGear config file we ship to the latest one and renamed it so it no longer overwrites an existing config file if you had it customized. Reduced AP panel knob sensitivity when spun in VR. Stiffened up pitch response to desensitize the pitch axis more on approach & in cruise. Reworked aileron trim model to be more linear with airspeed. Negative-G induced engine flameout was happening way too quickly. Limited the amount of pooled up fuel to prevent huge temp spikes during hot starts. As always, thanks for being a customer with X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support! Enjoy these latest updates, and stay tuned to the forum as we continually announce the latest happenings.
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    Skymaxx Pro & Vulcan

    Soon.
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    Skymaxx Pro & Vulcan

    4.8.2 is not compatible with Vulkan.
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    Unable to Install

    Hi Bill, This error is caused by large text pushing other info off of the installer screen. To fix this, please set your Windows operating system text size back down to 100% during install.
  14. Both items have been removed. All joystick assignments are now done through the X-Plane interface. The Mini GPS was removed after we introduced the 530 into the cockpit.
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    Announcing the BN-2 Islander

    Hi Sam, It's very doubtful this will be migrated over. There have been evaluations of the SDK for MSFS 2020 and some internal alpha testing amongst some developers, and we're not all convinced at this time. We're definitely excited to continue supporting X-Plane well into the future though!
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    Announcing the BN-2 Islander

    TorqueSim and X-Aviation are proud to announce the BN-2 Islander! Initially started independently of TorqueSim, the inclusion of this beautiful bird into the new TS development pipeline has allowed for rapid progress and the seamless integration of custom systems, as well as boosting the quality of the 3D models and textures significantly! This aircraft will feature a high quality model, PBR textures throughout, a full custom electrical system with working circuit breakers, support for the AFM G5 avionics on launch, and of course the fantastic roar of its O-540s will be rendered in beautiful FMOD! All that, and more to come as we plan to update and improve our product throughout its lifetime! To stay up to date with what’s going on keep a close eye on the forum here! Stay tuned for more dev updates, screenshots, and insights, and of course for the big moment when the plane is available to fly on X-Aviation!
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    Saab 340a

    Why the heck would you place anything in an airfoil folder? Unzip the file you download from our website and run the installer!
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    Saab 340A has warning sound then shuts down engine

    No. it's either quick start or you starting it up, but no matter what everything starts cold and dark. Glad you have it working!
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    Saab 340A has warning sound then shuts down engine

    Are you sure you only moved the levers to Max, and not ALL the way forward? You can travel beyond what you should.
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    TBM installation

    Is your Aircraft folder not writable? Perhaps try creating a folder in your aircraft folder called X-Aviation and run it once more. There's definitely a weird permissions issue stopping this on your machine somewhere.
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    Saab 340A has warning sound then shuts down engine

    You're supposed to move the condition levers forward. Did you, or didn't you?
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    Saab 340A has warning sound then shuts down engine

    Did you move the condition levers forward first?
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    TorqueSim BN-2 Islander Work in Progress Update

    TorqueSim has posted the first work in progress update since announcing their new BN-2 Islander to soon be released. This week previews include a new livery and cockpit images. Also mentioned is the systems implemented for the aircraft. You can read more about it in the forum post here.
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    TorqueSim SR22 Development Update 4

    This will be considered more of a study-level simulation and will not have a poor G1000 implementation, unlike the competition you mention. You'll be quite pleased.
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    TorqueSim SR22 Development Update 4

    TorqueSim has posted the fourth update for their upcoming SR22 aircraft. In this update Coop covers how the SR22 will include a fully custom engine model, and why it's important to do so rather than using X-Plane's standard model. Check out the full update and screenshot previews by going to the forum thread located here!
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