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We’re pleased to inform you on behalf of Mark from Stick and Rudder Studios that X-Camera version 2.3 is complete and is now ready for download. 2.3 contains a number of new features as well as some bug fixes and overall improvements. You can review the change log in detail in the new User Guide.

Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • Fixed a bug where the selected camera in a category was always being forced to the first camera rather than the last one selected when using the commands SRS/X-Camera/Select_Category_1 through SRS/X-Camera/Select_Category_20
  • Fixed a bug where the number of favorites was not updating when you save a view with Quick Look Emulation
  • Added a setting to disable Quick Look Emulation
  • Changed to code in X-Plane command handler to always evaluate a Quick Look recall if not disabled
  • Added AI Perspective scale up and down
  • Added X-Plane Quick Look import when creating a new plane camera file
  • Added support for X-Camera to respond to saving or selecting quick look commands
  • Added datarefs to support new 3rd party head tracking solutions. The first if these is SimHat
  • Added support for a semi-continuous orbit
  • Added support for Multi-Monitor roll dataref in X-Plane 11.02
  • Added settings button to mini control panel
  • Adjusted for camera pitch when positioning cameras with the keyboard
  • Improved camera positioning when heading and pitch tracking are turned on
  • Fixed bug that allowed control panel title bar to get stuck under X-Plane menu
  • Changed control panel menu item to be a toggle control panel function
  • Added an option for a solid background on the control panel
  • Added an option to hide favorite view ID cameras from the mini control panel
  • Improved yoke hiding functionality
  • Added datarefs for XPRealistic integration
  • Added support to move cameras using a spare joystick controller
  • Added AI Aircraft orientation
  • Fixed problem with TrackIR offset translations for rear facing cameras
  • Added camera property to hide the yoke

There is a tutorial video that covers the major new features in 2.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0qj5KQZe1s

You can get the 2.3 zip file from our website: https://www.stickandrudderstudios.com/downloads/X-Camera_2.3.zip

I suggest that you make a backup copy of your X-Camera directory should you need to revert back to X-Camera 2.2.1. Simply unzip the X-Camera_2.3.zip file into a temporary directory and then copy the resulting X-Camera directory over the top of your current X-Camera directory in the X-Plane plugins directory, allowing your copy utility to over write / merge the old files. Your license.txt and X-Camera settings will be preserved.

If you are currently a 2.2.1 registered user your current 2.0 registration key will work with 2.2.

If you run into any problems please don’t hesitate to contact me at Support@StickandRudderStudios.com.

Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your help in creating X-Camera and for your continued support. I encourage you to promote its use in various forums if you feel comfortable doing so. One thing you can do is go to the download page on X-Plane.org and click on a five star rating and take the time to write a review. It would be greatly appreciated. My goal is to get X-Camera on the first page of both the most popular and highest quality utility plugins. I know it is a lofty goal but why not aim for the stars.

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