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We’re working on it but what I mentioned before, I’m not a programmer, nor enough knowledge of CSS and not enough about how to handle all these plugins, themes and finally, where to look into. At the moment we’ve contacted Elegant Themes but I doubt if they can help finding the problem. In the worse case we need to close X-Plained.Com and start all over again.

Do we have a virus, do we have malware or whatever causes all these problems … I have no idea and thus not the answer to it.

We do our best and sorry for all the trouble.

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And therefore we say …. we’re very sorry and apologise for any inconvenience!

Normally we can handle most X-Plained.Com WordPress related issues while handling at the same time new account requests, but we’re not professional WordPress developers, so we need to focus on one thing at the time. That said, there are a couple of things related to the X-Plained.Com dashboard (backend website maintenance) what we need to solved first! This will take our full attention and therefore, to keep focused on this, we regret that we had to take this decision to disable new registrations, but this will be for a short time.

You can still use the contact form for any other questions, thoughts or suggestions, but not for requesting a new account. New account requests are, keep that in mind, not answered.

Thank you for your understanding. The X-Plained team.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1908

Aerosoft released on July 18th a new AIRAC Cycle 1908 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1908

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on July 18th, 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 1908, effective from July 18th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

PC Flight Issue June 2019 Published

On behalf of Terry McGee and his team from PC Flight Magazine we’re pleased to inform you that there’s a new June 2019 edition.

Keep in mind that the free magazine is not only related to X-Plane 11 related articles, links to interesting free airports and so on. This time there’s no X-Plane related reviews included. The rest, and I have to say the majority, is related to FSX and P3D articles including hardware. So actually this edition is all news related to all flight simulator programs.

According to Terry “Summer is upon us with mixed weather but hopefully it will be fine for the Bray Air Display on 27th and 28th July. Check their website for what’s on in the air and on the ground. Flight Sim Show 2019 in Cosford, UK will be a two day event for the first time which should increase attendance. We are unsure whether we will exhibit, so keep an eye on the show website.

Microsoft have announced their re-entry into the Flight Sim market with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ for PC and X-Box. I don’t think it will be on par with Prepar3d as it has become very popular since its update to 64bit. However, it may mean more business for the add-on publishers. In this issue, John McNeely expresses his opinion on updates and buggy software in ‘Testing Times’. In addition to his Plane Talking column, Ian Broni reports on his visit to ‘DAKS Over Normandy’. John Melville reviews the Carenado A42 500 Series and Brian Church reviews the new Navigraph Charts.”

You can download this magazine via our dedicated PC Flight download page.

OpenSceneryX 4.2 Released

We’re pleased to inform you that there is a new version of OpenSceneryX out, v4.2.0.

New scenery objects in this version with a mobile boarding bridge suitable for regional commuter aircraft, a new set of five seasonal volumetric grass forests, in a variety of heights and colours, two new forests of volumetric flowers.

Further on modified scenery objects in this version like incorporated updates from FlyAgi’s vegetation library – forests and objects no longer cast shadows because they look ugly on vegetation and also cause a hit on framerate, the deep winter texture variant for FlyAgi’s vegetation has been replaced with a new one with less of a blue hue, which fits better with e.g. xflyer’s Winter Mod, and the previous ‘bluer’ deep winter texture is now used when TerraMaxx is selected as the season mechanism, as the colour works well with TerraMaxx’s textures.

Other changes:

  • Major new feature: Core X-Plane® forest overrides. OpenSceneryX now has the ability to replace all core X-Plane® autogen forests with FlyAgi’s high definition versions, this is optional and can be chosen on install. This feature does most of what FlyAgi’s Vegetation Global Trees package does, except it does not replace any core X-Plane® textures in the ‘Resources’ folder
  • The website now provides more information about facades in the library.
  • Fixed ‘Missing object’ errors for the 15 items excluded from RE Library.
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Also, to accompany the new library version, there is a new installer too, which has the following changes:

  1. The library now includes the ability to override core X-Plane® forests with HD forests from OpenSceneryX. The installer now gives the user the choice of whether this should happen.
  2. Fixed “The parameter is incorrect” error which was thrown when running the installer in Hebrew.
  3. The installer now remembers your preferences even if you switch language.
  4. The installer now has an Italian translation, thank you to Matteo Lorenzini.
  5. The Russian translation has been updated, thank you to Murat Vishnyakov.
  6. The Dutch translation has been updated, thank you to Gerrit-Jan Rebel.
  7. The French translation has been updated, thank you to Olivier Faivre.

Grab the new installer from www.opensceneryx.com.