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X-Plane 11 Coming November!

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Check out the website: http://xplanedotcom.wpengine.com/

 

Apparently, if you buy a download of XP10 now, you get a free copy of XP11 on release!

 

Also, here's the preview of the new lighting and fog engine on YT: 

 

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Laminar posted this on Facebook:

 

X-Plane 11 for desktops & laptops is coming in November! X-Plane 11 includes:
• A new, intuitive user interface
• An overhauled aircraft fleet, plus 4 brand new aircraft
• High-resolution exteriors and detailed 3-D cockpits on all included aircraft
• European buildings and roads...
• and more!
We'll be releasing a new detail about X-Plane 11 every week so make sure to check X-Plane.com often.


And they redesigned x-plane.com, with a slightly different feature list:

 

  • A completely redesigned, intuitive user interface that makes setting up and editing your flight a breeze.
  • Consistently usable 3-D cockpits and stunningly high-resolution exterior models for all included aircraft.
  • A new effects engine for lighting, sounds, and explosions.
  • Realistic avionics: all planes are IFR-ready right out of the gate.
  • Busy, “living” airports with pushback tugs and roaming fuel trucks, able to service both your aircraft and the simulator’s AI planes.
  • New buildings & roads to better simulate European cities
  • …and more!

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Nice! Even tho the fps were quite low in the video i would say.

And i bought x-plane 10 just some months ago.

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What happens to the current update of XP10 ? does it mean that the X10 update cycle is over ? 

 

Honestly that weather thing was really needed , but who knows they may release a document for 3rd party devs, I can do without seasons but not a good weather (visuals) .

 

I hope they at least give a new screeching sound

 

But still more info will be released is my guess and then we shall know what it will be like. Really don't want to go back to MSFS based flight sim.

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Laminar just changed their Facebook title screen to the new default C172:

 

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And to a question regarding the GPS, they answered the following:
 

"Oh, that is indeed a new GPS! We'll be detailing the new G1000 sim in the coming weeks, so stay tuned."

 

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I really hope they made weather changes, at least to the underlying code so developers have more access via the SDK.

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I really hope they made weather changes

 

Nope, they didn't, according to their Facebook comments.

 

 

 


Here's hoping some existing aircraft can be used with the new version.

 

Aircraft and scenery will be compatible. Only X-Plane 9 aircraft probably need some re-saving in PlaneMaker.

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Nope, they didn't, according to their Facebook comments.

 

That's highly disappointing and somewhat puzzling. They must be at least somewhat aware that their current weather implementation is extremely sub-par for a flight simulator.

 

I'd give up every single change announced in X-Plane 11 for improved weather, honestly.

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They must be at least somewhat aware that their current weather implementation is extremely sub-par for a flight simulator.

 

I assume they did not want to re-write the weather system again after they did it for X-Plane 10. Instead they focused on some of the other areas that one could also call "extremely sub-par" depending on your own priorities, such as X-Plane's bad user interface or the lack of European autogen.

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I assume they did not want to re-write the weather system again after they did it for X-Plane 10. Instead they focused on some of the other areas that one could also call "extremely sub-par" depending on your own priorities, such as X-Plane's bad user interface or the lack of European autogen.

 

Agreed with the much needed UI upgrade.  I think this posed a huge barrier to entry for the MSFS crowd.  I know that it turned me off quite a few times before I finally decided to dedicate time to learn it.  Now I find it easy to use, but it wasn't easy to get there!

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Apparently, if you buy a download of XP10 now, you get a free copy of XP11 on release!

 

 

 

Only just bought a download copy on Wednesday last week due to disc scratches on my boxed version. Does that apply for the free copy of 11? 

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Ask Austin. At least fog was improved and am curious about the environment reflections. UI should have had a lower priority to weather. But step after step, I remember

to have uninstalled xplane 7 to make room for Fly! 2 and got back with 8 as for Linux support. Maybe weather comes with 11.1 or so.

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Slightly disappointed about them not updating the weather engine, but I'm psyched about everything else.  Looking forward to hearing the rest of the features in the coming weeks. And hopefully they'll update the weather engine sometime in the v11 run, or at least give 3rd party devs more access.

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What happens to the current update of XP10 ? does it mean that the X10 update cycle is over ? 

 

Honestly that weather thing was really needed , but who knows they may release a document for 3rd party devs, I can do without seasons but not a good weather (visuals) . Never felt the UI to be more important than the weather system.

 

I hope they at least give a new screeching sound

 

But still more info will be released is my guess and then we shall know what it will be like. Really don't want to go back to MSFS based flight sim.

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What happens to the current update of XP10 ? does it mean that the X10 update cycle is over ?

 

Like version 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 e.g. before version 11 ??

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So what does DAYTIME look like in X-Plane 11?

 

After the personal expectations debacle that was X-Plane 10 for me, I'm going to try to check any and all enthusiasm for X-Plane 11 until the product demo gets into my hands.  I got quite caught up in the XP10 "Simulator You've Been Waiting For" mantra and for all the advertised features, and this MSFS/P3D user had a very difficult time accepting some of the tradeoffs that the use of X-Plane requires.

 

I'm positive XP11 will be a welcome update to most dedicated XP10 users, but I'm not sold on this being "the upgrade you've been hoping for."

 

We'll see...

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I guess 10.90 or some.

 

Right.

My thought was there would be more versions updates after XP10.5 before XP11

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Right.

My thought was there would be more versions updates after XP10.5 before XP11

 

That's good and they may start pushing them quickly.

 

Let's see how XP11 goes , will wait till Jan-Feb b4 purchase. or maybe even at a later date.

 

Do they have that new engine they were talking about ?

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If x-plane 11 at least doesn't allow 3rd party weather addons to come somewhat close to what ASN does with FSX.... I will keep FSX as my main sim platform for now.

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