Hello dear avsimers,
Luckily I was able to purchase X-Plane for a price reduction of 40% on Steam. Full of expectations, I immediately adjusted all the settings for my setup. Of course, I also activated the Vulkan API. After a few flights in the well-made Cessna 172 Skyhawk, I took a flight with the Default 737. During the climb, the game froze. The game no longer responded to input but had to be canceled via the task manager. It's about version 11.52r1. I've read that many other users also have problems with the new update.
The next time I tried to take the flight, It always cached at nearly the same point inflight. After resuming the memory status before the crash, I was then able to experience the device loss bug in the Vulkan-API. I have to say that I have a new PC at the start. I uninstalled Northon Antivirus on it. I also switched off the AI flight display. After I switched to OpenGL, there were no more freezes. At least one flight so far.
All in all, I have to say that I am a little disappointed with X-Plane 11 and Laminar Research. As a newcomer to X-Plane, I no longer have any real confidence in the software. I have never experienced such crashes with FSX. I think it's a shame to be forced to only use X-Plane with OpenGL, since the main feature of the new release is precisely the Vulkan-API. I am also not that convinced of LR's communication with users.
like the look of the game very much and the Default 737 and the Cessna 172 are great. That must be said. I also like the graphics very much. I hope that LR will bring out a more stable version again in the future, because in addition to MSFS2020, X-Plane is worth a change. Unfortunately, I cannot invest a cent in add-ons because I simply have no confidence in the software anymore.