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RWW METAR download has been restored :-)

 

As Austin told me, the servers new URL was used. Great!

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Not on steam it isnt.

Somehow this showed up for me automatically .. installed.

V10.50 build 105008 64 bit?

 

What is 10.50 RC3?

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Somehow this showed up for me automatically .. installed.

V10.50 build 105008 64 bit?

 

What is 10.50 RC3?

 

I think it might just be. I just checked and my build is the same and weather seems to be accurate.

 

Mark

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I think it might just be. I just checked and my build is the same and weather seems to be accurate.

 

Mark

 

 

Somehow this showed up for me automatically .. installed.

V10.50 build 105008 64 bit?

 

What is 10.50 RC3?

 

Steam users: as per the developers, 10.50RC3 coming next week to you.

 

http://developer.x-plane.com

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Steam users: as per the developers, 10.50RC3 coming next week to you.

 

Thank you for the followup answer.

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Thanks for the heads up.

Haven't flown X-Plane in a while, and thought I'd do a hop in the US for a change. Was a bit dismayed that both arr/dest airports (KJFK-KIAG) were completely devoid of buildings! I was somehow under the impression the most major terminals in 10.50 now had some semblance of an airport from the gateway?

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Some airports I visit in Europe, in XP10, have had noticeable updates. LPPT is one of them and I even decided not to install the excellent freeware alternative that also comes with scenery for the Lisbon bridges, which always look weird in XP, but I decided to use only default scenery, until I own a supercomputer :-)

 

Due to the rather irregular shape of the mesh near most airports I have also opted for not ticking "runways follow terrain contours". This way it doesn't ruin my 744 landings like it used to...

 

I can't use XP10 with it's built in weather though. Unless the winds are very stable, actually with no variablity at all in the METARs, XP translates variablity info into a true nightmare where instead of variation cycles of around 10 minutes it takes sometimes seconds to see the wind vector vary between the limit compass directions and reported gust intensities, creating even for the heaviest aircraft bounce like leafs in a windy day....

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I can't use XP10 with it's built in weather though. Unless the winds are very stable, actually with no variablity at all in the METARs, XP translates variablity info into a true nightmare where instead of variation cycles of around 10 minutes it takes sometimes seconds to see the wind vector vary between the limit compass directions and reported gust intensities, creating even for the heaviest aircraft bounce like leafs in a windy day....

 

Exactly! It's driving me nuts flying online with real weather (FSGRW+SMP+RWC). Very often (at least here in Europe) METARs report variable winds, but X-Plane wants to kill me instead with something very close to windshear... :sad:

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That's it Radek... Pretty much wind variability = intense shear and turbulence in XP10.

 

I guess they completely forgot to read the weather manuals and find what something like 230V340 means... or even 20010G22KT....

 

"

dndndnVdxdxdx - Variations in Wind Direction 

METAR CYWG 172000Z 30015G25KT 260V340 3/4SM R36/4000FT/D -SN BLSN BKN008 OVC040 M05/M08 A2992 REFZRA WS RWY36 RMK SF5NS3 SLP134

This group reports variations in wind direction. It is only included if during the 10 minute period preceding the observation the direction varies by 60 degrees or more, and the mean speed exceeds 3 knots. The two extreme directions are encoded in clockwise order.

dndndnVdxdxdx - Variations in Wind Direction"

 

For XP10 the presence of either of these fields necessarily translates into too intense turbulence and most of the time really dangerous windshear.... You can pick your best aircraft add-on, and see it bouncing around like a small boat in the Winter waves on a thunderstom day...

 

Thanksfuly I don't use it 99% of the time because weather for me, in XP 10, is just the visuals.... the rest kindly provided by another sim. I strongly hope they fix it for XP11.

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Thanks for the heads up.

Haven't flown X-Plane in a while, and thought I'd do a hop in the US for a change. Was a bit dismayed that both arr/dest airports (KJFK-KIAG) were completely devoid of buildings! I was somehow under the impression the most major terminals in 10.50 now had some semblance of an airport from the gateway?

KJFK is missing yes, bad because there's also no freeware.

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That's it Radek... Pretty much wind variability = intense shear and turbulence in XP10.

 

I guess they completely forgot to read the weather manuals and find what something like 230V340 means... or even 20010G22KT....

 

"

dndndnVdxdxdx - Variations in Wind Direction 

METAR CYWG 172000Z 30015G25KT 260V340 3/4SM R36/4000FT/D -SN BLSN BKN008 OVC040 M05/M08 A2992 REFZRA WS RWY36 RMK SF5NS3 SLP134

This group reports variations in wind direction. It is only included if during the 10 minute period preceding the observation the direction varies by 60 degrees or more, and the mean speed exceeds 3 knots. The two extreme directions are encoded in clockwise order.

dndndnVdxdxdx - Variations in Wind Direction"

 

For XP10 the presence of either of these fields necessarily translates into too intense turbulence and most of the time really dangerous windshear.... You can pick your best aircraft add-on, and see it bouncing around like a small boat in the Winter waves on a thunderstom day...

Jose... Have you addressed this issue with Austin ?

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Ouch!

Spent 3 hours trying to figure out what's going on with my X-Plane installation. Whenever i selected Aircraft->Open aircraft my X-Plane would crash.

So i started moving every plug-in, one by one, deleting preferences, even moving out gigabytes of add-on sceneries and add-on aircraft out of main X-Plane directory to narrow the issue. Then i installed vanilla X-Plane on another drive, compared folders, disabled Windows Defender etc.

 

I'm shocked to see what turned out to be the problem...

Some time ago i've created directory inside X-Plane to backup some stuff before i made minor changes. The directory name i chose was "1" (don't ask, early 90s habit from MS-DOS).

I can reproduce this every time on my PC, be it 10.45 or 10.50rc3.

 

Can you guys please try this out on your X-Plane installation? Every platform is welcome (Windows / MacOS / Linux) - i want to make sure it's not something else playing on my PC before i report this as a bug to LR.

 

1. create empty folder named "1" inside your main X-Plane directory

2. start X-Plane

3. select Aircraft -> Open aircraft

 

My pure guess is that it's a bug in folder parsing code inside X-Plane...

 

EDIT: in fact the folder name needs to just have single character as a name, be it '2', '8', 'a', 'c', 'z' etc. If you have "QuickFlight Setup" active (where you can select aircraft and location on startup) your X-Plane will crash when loading, shortly after "Will init world..."

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Ouch!

Spent 3 hours trying to figure out what's going on with my X-Plane installation. Whenever i selected Aircraft->Open aircraft my X-Plane would crash.

So i started moving every plug-in, one by one, deleting preferences, even moving out gigabytes of add-on sceneries and add-on aircraft out of main X-Plane directory to narrow the issue. Then i installed vanilla X-Plane on another drive, compared folders, disabled Windows Defender etc.

 

I'm shocked to see what turned out to be the problem...

Some time ago i've created directory inside X-Plane to backup some stuff before i made minor changes. The directory name i chose was "1" (don't ask, early 90s habit from MS-DOS).

I can reproduce this every time on my PC, be it 10.45 or 10.50rc3.

 

Can you guys please try this out on your X-Plane installation? Every platform is welcome (Windows / MacOS / Linux) - i want to make sure it's not something else playing on my PC before i report this as a bug to LR.

 

1. create empty folder named "1" inside your main X-Plane directory

2. start X-Plane

3. select Aircraft -> Open aircraft

 

My pure guess is that it's a bug in folder parsing code inside X-Plane...

 

EDIT: in fact the folder name needs to just have single character as a name, be it '2', '8', 'a', 'c', 'z' etc. If you have "Quick startup window" active (where you can select aircraft and location on startup) your X-Plane should crash when loading, somewhere near "Init world..."

 

Confirmed also for me, exactly as you described.

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Can you guys please try this out on your X-Plane installation? Every platform is welcome (Windows / MacOS / Linux) - i want to make sure it's not something else playing on my PC before i report this as a bug to LR.

 

Hi,

 

I tried it, too.

Result: X-Plane crashes

 

I'm also using Windows 10.

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Can you guys please try this out on your X-Plane installation? Every platform is welcome (Windows / MacOS / Linux) - i want to make sure it's not something else playing on my PC before i report this as a bug to LR.

 

Crash is confirmed in Linux also

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Confirmed on Mac (tried with Mavericks and El Capitan).

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Can you guys please try this out on your X-Plane installation? Every platform is welcome (Windows / MacOS / Linux) - i want to make sure it's not something else playing on my PC before i report this as a bug to LR.

 

1. create empty folder named "1" inside your main X-Plane directory

2. start X-Plane

3. select Aircraft -> Open aircraft

 

My pure guess is that it's a bug in folder parsing code inside X-Plane...

 

EDIT: in fact the folder name needs to just have single character as a name, be it '2', '8', 'a', 'c', 'z' etc. If you have "QuickFlight Setup" active (where you can select aircraft and location on startup) your X-Plane will crash when loading, shortly after "Will init world..."

 

 

This is weird! Good catch!

 

report it to the developers, you deserve the credits for it. The link is just below in case you do not have it.

 

http://dev.x-plane.com/support/bugreport.html

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Thanks for your help!

Submitted bug report to LR.

 

 

This is weird! Good catch!

 

Thanks Manuel! I guess this is one of the most peculiar X-Plane bugs i've seen to date :)

Was a pain to track down in a complex X-Plane installation full of 3rd party stuff ...

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