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10.50 beta 5a is out

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As per topic title :)

 

Have no idea what it's like yet or what the changelog is.

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ah great!  this should bring some fixes to weather injection and a few other things....have been waiting (im)patiently.

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Anyone have the link to the download?

If you've never run an XP beta before,  run the "X-Plane 10 Installer.exe" which should be in the root directory of your XP install.

 

When you run the installer there's an option to download the beta (tickbox).

 

If you're new to XP, I'd recommend that you explicitly setup a separate X-Plane install first and only apply the beta updates to it so you will always have a stable version running (you can do that with the installer as well ... or just copy and paste your existing XP install and call it something else e.g. "X-Plane Beta").

 

If you don't have it you can download the latest installer from www.x-plane.com

 

:)

 

Caveat - I don't know about Mac's ... I'm running Windows 10.

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Anyone have the link to the download?

I just started to run the beta and it prompted the update.

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Keep in mind, If your using the Steam version, you can not get the beta. You will be updated to it when it becomes release candidate.

 

Rob

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Just flew KPHX KLAX on Vatsim without any issues  :dance:. seemed like the weather injection worked better than 10.45.  Gonna do more testing.

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As per topic title :)

 

Have no idea what it's like yet or what the changelog is.

 

Thank you for the heads up!

 

Release notes are here:

http://www.x-plane.com/?article=x-plane-10-50-release-notes

Bug Fixes

Fixed for Beta 5

  • Fixed LODs on Gateway airports (XPD-6325).
  • Typo fix for hints screen (XPD-6424).
  • Flight director bars appear in C90B artificial horizon (XPD-6413).
  • C400 oil pressure gauge fixed.
  • Fixed crashed due to bogus road data. Filter tries to fix input road data from w2xp_net.
  • No longer look for Zulu time in Mdeg & alert for scanning weather.
  • Author window back in Plane Maker.
  • Fixed bad ref counting on untextured objects. Fixes black airplanes and crashes changing planes.
  • Fixed out of bound memory read to fix crashes in autogen ATC layout system.
  • Fixed XPLMCountPlanes API to fix warning about number of multiplayer planes in XSB.
  • Fixed AI plane descent to be smoother.
  • Removed internet data output warning when there’s no receiver.
  • Fixed reverse thrust.
  • Fixed duplicate command names.
  • Winds no longer plotted on the weather screen.
  • Fixed log.txt file creation.
  • Log book writes when file is erased but does not self-erase on auto-update (re-fixes XPD-6141).
  • Mouse wheel zooming isn’t eaten by manips it crosses (partial of XPD-5161).
  • Better defaults for video recording.
  • Don’t issue same-name nearby fixes twice. Prevents colocated points when PILUN is in route (XPD-6235).
  • Fix for crash in airport picker if meta-data is filled in (XPD-6433).
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Hey guys.  My copy would not update (disc install) until I tried several times and then only went to Beta 5 (not 5a).  Every time I start, I get the message that an update is available.  Going through it will install about 14GB and fly, but the "About" now says B5.  Running the downloaded installer shows no updates available when run.  Any ideas????

 

John

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 Any ideas????

 

 

Hello John,

what tells the second and last line in the about box?

And what is stated in the loading screen?

 

If only the first line in the about box  misses the trailing  'a' , then you have what at least i have.

 

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If only the first line in the about box  misses the trailing  'a'

Thanks. I believe it says in the second line that the latest is 5a.  When I tell it to update from there, it says it is up to date.  Yet, every time I start the program, it says there is an update available and then downloads about 14 MB and says to fly now.  Works okay, but doesn't seem to know where it is.  I believe this has happened before (years ago) but I believe the solution was to insert Disc 1.  I run the program with the USB.  Maybe I'll try removing the USB and inserting Disc 1 without it.

 

John

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Thanks. I believe it says in the second line that the latest is 5a.  When I tell it to update from there, it says it is up to date.  Yet, every time I start the program, it says there is an update available and then downloads about 14 MB and says to fly now.  Works okay, but doesn't seem to know where it is.  I believe this has happened before (years ago) but I believe the solution was to insert Disc 1.  I run the program with the USB.  Maybe I'll try removing the USB and inserting Disc 1 without it.

 

John

John,

          I have the same issue but I'm running off of disc 1.

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Running directly from the disc - with no USB - didn't work either.

 

I'm making another clean copy of 10.45 to see if it will update properly.

 

John

 

edit:  I made another beta copy of 10.45 clean.  I updated to the latest beta (185 MB) and am not getting the update prompts on this one.  BTW - It happened before, but I blamed it on the bad B3 beta and created a new copy to get rid of it.

 

Now the top lines of about are:

X-Plane 10.50 beta (64 bit)

The Current beta version of X-Plane is now X-Plane 1050b5a

and at the bottom, it says:

You have the latest X-Plane Beta

 

Still don't understand what is going on...  Shouldn't have to make a new copy each time.  Also, when I restart after doing this, it is always at Seattle.  No problem saving airport for later restarts.  Little different/weird...

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Relax guys, there's no such thing as 10.50b5a, you're totally fine with 10.50b5.

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The one thing I did notice is that X-Plane 10.50b5 loads much faster for me now.

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Relax guys, there's no such thing as 10.50b5a, you're totally fine with 10.50b5.

 

That seems to be the case, but when I ran my Updater I swear it said b5a lol.

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It did. For sure. But who cares?

 

Some people did. You obviously don't. Hip hip for FloB. 

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Yeah, I know I'm ice-cool.

But...what happened to the new manipulator tech (mousewheel support among others) that was meant to go into 10.50?
It's not in the release notes - or did I just miss them?

Is mousewheel manip supported in the Baron yet?

My system is down so I can't try myself.

 

Flo

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Yeah, I know I'm ice-cool.

But...what happened to the new manipulator tech (mousewheel support among others) that was meant to go into 10.50?

It's not in the release notes - or did I just miss them?

Is mousewheel manip supported in the Baron yet?

My system is down so I can't try myself.

 

Flo

 

Yes, mousewheel support is in 10.5.  The updated default Baron and King Air (10.5) do use the new mousewheel manipulator.

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Anyone having issues with their thrust reversers not working in this beta? I just did a circuit in the IXEG 737 and when I landed, no reversers.

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