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Which Version OpenSceneryX

Perhaps I had too much wine or whatever, but it seems I’ve made a mistake with the correct OpenSceneryX version.

In other words, let me clear this to you all. You’ve got a OpenSceneryX version and you’ve got the OpenSceneryX installer. The installer you download from OpenSceneryX is as of this writing January 2019 version 2.4.0. Remember, it’s the installer!

It’s not the current OpenSceneryX program which is, last updated January 6th 2019, version 3.2.0. Oh, that was even my mistake!

Anyway, you download the Windows. Mac or Linux version installer and once installed, your OpenSceneryX package in X-Plane will be version 3.2.0. As you might known, once an a while you can run the installer – or perhaps update the installer file – and the installer verifies what you have and what the actual files are. In case of a difference, your OpenSceneryX program in X-Plane will be updated.

I hope this clears some thoughts!

e-Newsletter Issue 31 Published

Here you are … another e-Newsletter with interesting articles. Which articles … see for yourself, but perhaps one of the most interesting one isa the FlyAGI Tweak Utility lua package. Besides that, we’ve uploaded a couple of new lua scripts to improve the overall environment.

Perhaps we’ll write another small impression about other freeware products. Sometimes nice and interesting product come out written by dedicated freeware developers.

Anyway, enjoy this e-Newsletter. And, as I already highlighted in my previous e-Newsletter …. when you think you miss something that is worthy for X-Plained to have or to host, or you would love to see a review of a specific product, please feel free to contact us via info@x-plained.com.

Important note:
Those who haven’t received the X-Plained.Com newsletter or for those who would love to receive this newsletter. If you haven’t received anything or would like, please contact me at Angelique@x-plained.com and I’ll put you on the mailing list.

FlyAGI Tweak Utility Added

We’re pleased to inform you that with the approval of FlyAGI, we’re able to host and promote his FlyAGI Tweak Utility. According to AGI; “I finally made a more complex lua script for optimizing performance and fix or tweak some other stuff. The script provides a graphical interface for high usability and can be controlled by keyboard or joystick button commands as well.”

Why do you need another tweak and settings script?
I know there are some settings and tweaking tools out there but none of them did satisfy me so I always kept tweaking myself with simple scripts for changing the parameters that really impact performance without sacrificing visual appearance to much. For making this easier and to have the possibility to use different tweaks and settings in different aircraft I wrote the tweak utility. All the settings the utility gives access to have an instant effect without the need of a scenery reload (except the extended DSFs switch, it initiates a reload when clicked) and I think they are more or less self explanatory.

Check it out at our dedicated download page.

Utility Review | FlyAGI lua Tweak Utility

Once an a while there’s something that triggers Angelique’s attention. This time she was seeking for a lua utility that could do a bit more then she normally sees. Together with the recent update of X-Plane to version 11.30r3, she ran into trouble with her clouds, but she found, not only for clouds, a interesting freeware utility; FlyAGI Tweak Utility.

We should do this more. We from X-Plained.Com should do more freeware reviews since it’s fun seeing what developers can make. FlyAGI does have an own website in German and English. It’s more a forum, but with some interesting downloads too. One of them deals with this utility review. According to Angelique “I think I covered most of the FlyAGI Tweak Utility. It was not my intention to write a thorough review, although it has become a much longer story then planned.”

She continues “Anyway, I like this tiny freeware lua package and although we at X-Plained can’t host is, it’s worth to download it from the FlyAGI website and give it a try. Feedback of your experience is always welcome and perhaps you come up with good ideas to be added to the product and perhaps the developer is willing to implement that.”

Want to read her FlyAGI Tweak Utility look and feel review? Then you must check out this in-depth review link.

X-Visibility Script Added

We’re pleased to inform you that with the approval of X-Plane.Org user ChinNoobonic (Jordan), we’re able to host and promote his for X-Plane 11.25+ X-Visibility lua plugin. It’s a worthy addition to our lua plugin collection.

One of the reasons that we host this lua plugin from ChinNoobonic now and not before, is because of our impression of the FlyAGI Tweak Utility. We discovered this recently, and because of that, we came across this nice dynamic haze (fog) lua script.

According to ChinNoobonic; “This script provides dynamic haze/fog control based on reported visibility, providing smooth visibility transitions throughout all phases of flight.

This means no “infinite” visibility the higher you get, no abrupt visibility changes and a realistic looking atmosphere based on reported visibility for the area.” The X-Visibility lua plugin comes with the following features:

  • Smooth visibility transitions during all phases of flight
  • No white out/grey out/blue out when passing through clouds or at night (My older “No White Out In Clouds” script is no longer needed)
  • No more infinite visibility
  • More challenge in IMC conditions
  • Works with default weather (manual and real weather)

Curious? Then you must check out our dedicated X-Visibility download page.

X-Plane 11.30r3 Released

We’re pleased to inform you on behalf of Laminar Research, a major update of X-Plane 11.30 has been released.

X-Plane 11.30 continues the evolution of the desktop version of X-Plane. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that it has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations.  

X-Plane 11.30 continues this evolution by incorporating the newest technology available in computing and graphics processing, resulting in breathtaking visual and dynamic effects.

These are just some of the major features included in the update to X-Plane 11.30.

  • New ATC voice system.
  • Particles editor for aircraft.
  • Autopilot & aircraft systems updates includes: Propeller feathering, Anti- and de-ice systems, Oxygen system, Vacuum systems and many others.
  • Improved industrial zones in US autogen & reorganized library.
  • Flight model improvements
  • Experimental Flight model UI option
  • Shader system rebuilt as part of port to Vulkan.
  • Panel resolution increased to 4k.
  • Updated airspace to 2018 & Navigraph default data 1708.
  • Added sector altitudes in VFR map.
  • New UI for manually setting joystick curves per axis.
  • Situation files get you close to landmarks for quick sight seeing.
  • Custom joystick configuration files.
  • New and updated global airports: now a total of 8,247 full 3-D airports, including hundreds of new and improved airports in this release.

X-Plane 11.30 is now available to all X-Plane 11 users on both the Laminar and Steam sites through X-Plane 11 update feature.