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FlyWithLua NG updated to 2.7.21

Our Update December 8th, 2019 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.21

At X-Plained we’re very pleased to inform you that, in consult with X-Friese, we are able to offer you his latest FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) for X-Plane 11 plugin from X-Friese. As X-Friese is always saying ….. the FlyWithLua story is going on!

This is the official brand new version of FlyWithLua NG for X-Plane 11, and, the same as for the previous version, it will no longer support X-Plane 10 or X-Plane 9. All X-Plane 9 users (are there any out there?) must stay at FlyWithLua 2.4.x and follow the instructions to convert FlyWithLua 2.4.x into X-Plane 9 mode.

Going forward NG will be the only developed FlyWithLua version. Support will generally be a community effort. And of course the official brand new version of FlyWithLua NG is running on all three platforms, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Thanks a lot to Sparker for making this possible. Without him, FlyWithLua would be a Windows plugin only.

You can grab your personal copy via this download page, but you need to be a registered simmers to be able to download it.

SketchUp Custom Lights “SPILL”

What the heck is this .. custom lights, if applicable for you. We’re pleased to offer you this short but effective tutorial, written by Marc Leydecker a.k.a. Belga123245.

Custom Lights (LIGHT_CUSTOM & LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM)
We all use lights in our sceneries and without lights our airport landscapes would have no character especially at night, isn’t as easy as you think unless, you know how to do it. And because of this, Marc Leydecker, known from his fabulous high quality Virginia airports, has been written a tutorial for our registered users.

And, as always from Marc, a short, but effective tutorial based on those who love to create airports and additional objects who use SketchUp as there primary 3D tool.

Curious?
Feel free to download this tutorial from Marc and please leave a message or comment for Marc and remember, the download section is only available for registered X-Plained.Com users. For those who found that weird, it’s on request of our developers and normal that whatever kind of stuff we offer, that it’s only for free when registered.

totedemac ToLiss Cockpit Textures

We’re pleased to inform you on behalf of X-Plane.Org user totedemac that we’re hosting his ToLiss A319 cockpit pack version 4.1.

According to totedemac “This cockpit package version 4.x comes with a plugin that will fix the shadow angles for this aircraft, but it’s only for Window users. Sorry for that. If you are on Linux or Mac then just don’t install the plugin. I wanted to do more work on it but I found out im gonna be a daddy, so next features will come in a further update.”

“The installation for all OS platforms except then the plugin, is as follows. Logically, please Backup first your OBJECTS Files inside /Objects Folder then just drag the new objects inside your Objects Folder of the 319 Toliss Aircraft and replace. For Windows users the plugin installation that fixes the shadows angle for Toliss; drag the “Totedemac” folder inside your Toliss/plugins folder.”

Are you in for a change?
Are you in to give it a try and see what these textures can do for you?

Then you must check out our dedicated totedemac Toliss Cockpit Texture Replacement download page.

SAM Updated Version 2.0.1

No no, don’t worry. It’s not Uncle Sam that has been updated, but Marten his Scenery Animation Manager that has been updated to version 2.0.1. Note that the current version 2.0.1 is only for Windows and Linux systems. Marten is working on an updated version for macOS. Keep on monitoring our new post for the update for macOS.

In addition to the latest Scenery Animation Manager we created a free seasonal texture library which can be controlled through the SAM plugin menu. There also is a free SDK available in case you would like to adapt your scenery to these. The download link for this SAM extension is included at the end of this news post.

We’re more than pleased to inform you that with the approval of Marten or also known as X-Plane.Org user marten@stairport, we are able to host and promote his X-Plane 11 plugin. Oh no, not just a plugin, no, a great plugin.

According to Marten; SAM (Scenery Animation Manager) is a native X-Plane 11 plugin offering different possibilities to scenery authors focused on animations. A library with pre-animated objects like Jetways, VDGS, Marshaller, Hangars, Wind Turbines etc. is the starting point for developers to experiment with. You can either use these objects or create and animate your own.

Updated version 2.0.0 (November 19th 2019) comes with the following fixes and/or additions or improvements:

  • New User Interface with plenty of new features
  • Colors and Seasons menu (+ additional free seasons library)
  • Automatic connection mode now connects to closest door as long as no door is predefined
  • Manual connection mode offers full control of any jetway
  • Jetway status indication (can be disabled)
  • Flightplan import from Vatsim, IVAO, PilotEdge and SimBrief
  • New VDGS model Honeywell-AVDGS-PA3 including flight details
  • Online Version check for Plugin/Library + Extensions
  • Fixed VDGS pole drawing distance
  • Fixed jetway solid type 1 extension and templates
  • Fixed missing LIT texture on Honeywell AVDGS

What’s New in Version 2.0.1 which was updated December 4th 2019:

  • Changed library file structure
  • Added system to keep libraries in the highest scenery priority
  • Adapted manual for new installation instructions
  • Increased plugin loading time for pre-cached airports
  • Added VMAX 787 config
  • Fixed Zibo v3.38+ door height
  • Fixed wrong pole object texture
  • Fixed wrong color button logic
  • Added authentification system for extensions
  • Added WorldJetway extension (payware)
  • Added linux version

The plugin is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 which means it is free to use for all users and for all freeware sceneries. If you are a payware developer you can get a license for your project in our shop. Check it out at our dedicated Scenery Animation Manager download page and the SAM Extension | Seasons Library download page.

Added Libraries and much more

UPDATE December 6th 2019:

We’re at X-Plained.com are pleased to inform you that we updated / new the following libraries:
– Update NAPS Library 7.0
– MisterX6 Airport Environment HD 2.12

We’re pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has updated several library packages. Although SAM Extension | Seasons Library is a part of the SAM plugin, we’ve added it also to this library listAs always, we try to keep our libraries for you up-to-date. Whenever you see something that in your opinion is no longer up-to-date, or that “your library” is not on the list, please contact us via info@x-plained.com.

For your convenience, here are the direct links to all the libraries we offer (as per December 6th 2019):

The Handy Objects Library version 7.70
Airport Environment HD 2.12

– 3D People 3.9 (external link)
 Aircraft Static and Animated Aircraft to version 5-2017
– BS2001 Objects Library version 1.2
CDB library version 2.6
Cemetery Library 1.0
– DT Library version 1.1.0
– European Vehicles (static) Library 1.01
Flags of the World version 2.0
– Flags of the USA States version 2.0
– FF Library
– FF Library Extended
Flyby Planes version 4.0
Hard Surface Library 1.0
Handy Objects to version 6.80
 HungaryVFR Library Public Beta 1.0.0
– Japan Pro version 1.02
MisterX6 Library version 1.61b
MisterX6 HD Forst version 1.0.1
NAPS Library version 7.0
– People Library 1.11
R2_Library 2.0
– RA Library version 1.2
 RD library 1.3
– RescueX
 RE library 1.8
– RuScenery
Sea Life Library 1.0
– Static GA Aircraft Australia Library 1.0
Static GA Aircraft New Zealand Library 1.1
The FAIB Aircraft library to version 4.0
THE-FRUIT-STAND Aircraft Library version 3.0
– US Forests and Woodland for Ortho scenery version 1.0.0
– Waves Library 1.1
World Models 0,8.0
x-Prefab Library to version 7.1
 XAirport Scenery library version 1.1

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1913

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on December 5th, 2019. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday. It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1913, effective from December 5th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.