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  1. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Alternative download locations: Dropbox - ► Screenshots ► User manuals for Little Navmap and Little Navconnect in all formats and languages. ► Features Notes This release contains small bugfixes, new keyboard shortcuts, enabled IVAO online network, AviTab export and more flight plan export formats. Changes from Release 2.2.3 to 2.2.4 Flight Plan Export Added saving and loading of FlightGear XML flight plans (.fgfp) also covering SID and STAR. #361 MDX flight plan export for Leonardo Maddog X added. #232 Added RTE flight plan export for QualityWings aircraft. #335 Export for AivlaSoft EFB (.efbr version 1 - currently no SID and STAR). #226 Added saving of PNG or JPG map images for AviTab to file menu. Includes JSON calibration file. #310 Added flight plan export for online networks including dialog for additional data. #317 (vPilot, VFP) and #176 (IVAP and X-IVAP, FPL) Added FPL flight plan export for FeelThere aircraft. #206 New flight plan export for Level-D (.rte). #206 Adapted flight plan file type detection to new formats and improved it for drag and drop loading. Files are now accepted for dropping/loading independent of file extension. Now automatically suggesting a numbered filename if file already exists when exporting or using Save as. Same for aircraft performance files. Reorganized export flight plan menu items into categories (Aircraft, Online, etc.) for better overview. Changed default export folder for aircraft flight plan formats to use simulator base folder instead of Documents. Online Networks Enabled IVAO online network support based on mirror on #244 Now displaying flight simulator type in information window for online network clients. Help Changed default email, manual and help link URLs from Gitbook to #238 Manuals in all formats and languages can be found here: Little Navmap and Little Navconnect Manuals. Moved help URLs into configuration file urls.cfg which can be overloaded in settings directory. #238 Map Fixed issue where MORA data was displayed only with Navigraph data enabled. Now always shown independent of selection. #331 Changed taxiway color for better visibility with light backgrounds. Added taxiway colors and pens to little_navmap_mapstyle.ini to allow configuration. Logbook userpoint icon now displayed using an offset from airport icon to avoid covering the airport symbol. Hotspot of logbook userpoint is now top left of the symbol. #366 Changed AI/multiplayer aircraft on ground to appear earlier when zooming in. Now disabling text in MORA display if it gets too small to avoid garbled up display. Now hiding the scalebar when saving map images. Scale bar is now only included when printing. Fixed several display issues with procedure legs. Flight Plan and Performance Fixed issue where selecting a parking position as departure resulted in zero cruising altitude in flight plan (FSX/P3D .pln). Now disabling aircraft performance collection when sim is paused or replaying (replay only detected on X-Plane). Relaxed maximum distance requirements for waypoints in route string parser. Airports are now always used independent of distance to previous waypoint. This allows to build plans like EDDF KORD EDDM. #376 Fixed display and conversion issues in aircraft performance when using metric units. Vertical descent speed, descent speed and descent rule of thumb now displayed correctly. Fixed route description parser to ignore runway designations attached to airport like USSS/08R ... ZMUB1200/33. Route description parser can now read long SID and STAR names like ENVA UTUNA1A vs. ENVA UTUN1A. Scenery Library Airports with open helipads and closed runways are now considered open. Now considering helipads for rating calculation for airports. Fixed issue with error messages when loading OpenAIR files with missing airspace class. Now omitting only the invalid airspaces instead of the whole file. Now looking for registry keys in a case insensitive manner to avoid problems where FSX or P3D could not be found. User Interface Added function key shortcuts in menu Window -> Shortcuts to have quick access to search, flight plan, map and more. #364 Added shortcuts to switch between styles Fusion (Shift+F2) and Night (Shift+F3). Added links to airport folder Documents/Little Navmap Files/ICAO for airport information. Links to all files in the related folder are shown if the path exists for an airport with the given ICAO ident. The path is locale sensitive, e.g. in German Dokumente/Little Navmap Dateien/ICAO. This depends on completeness of the translation. Try both variants (Files vs. your system language) if in doubt. Clicking on a link opens the file in the default editor or viewer of the system. Fixed wrong test in options dialog for online status.txt file. Now looking for the correct values to verify the file or download. Default folder is now the simulator base path when selecting exclusions in the options dialog on tab Scenery Library Database. Fixed issue where date display used 12 hour time without AM/PM indicator. Now always using 24 hour time for UTC time display. Moved all context menus a few pixels off the cursor to avoid accidental selection of first entry on touchpads or some mice. Changed lengthy prefix for custom map themes to * in the drop down box on the toolbar. Limited text length for files and paths in scenery loading dialog to avoid growing the progress dialog too large. Weather Fixed default NOAA and VATSIM weather URLs to use HTTPS/SSL. Added migration code to convert NOAA weather URL to use SSL/HTTPS if user left URL unchanged. Made METAR parser more tolerant for invalid temperature values not separated by a /. Fixed issues with missing weather updates when switching airport weather. Configuration Now reading environment variable LNM_RENDERER for potential fixes on crashes or graphic problems. To use desktop OpenGL renderer set it to desktop. Use Angle to DirectX adapter for rendering: angle. To use the software renderer set it to software. Added [Options] / PixmapCache allowing to change pixmap cache size as a potential fix for disappearing icons. Added preliminary options for manual application of user interface font configuration in settings. #373. Example: [Options] GuiFontFamily=FONTNAME GuiFontFile=FILE.ttf (Optional) GuiFontPixelSize=12 (Optional) [Options] / Language override in settings file now fixed for online help and legend loading. related from Little Xpconnect version 1.0.14 Fixed issue with AI detection where aircraft remained on map moving along with the user aircraft after deleting AI in simulator. Now linking Xpconnect statically to Qt to avoid plugin conflicts with libaries in Linux. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions. All files are checked by VirusTotal.
  2. This release contains bug fixes and the updated French and Spanish manuals. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes This release contains bugfixes and updated translations of the manual. Changes from Release 2.2.2 to 2.2.3 Fixed crash when reading unexpected value in activeflightplanwx.txt of Active Sky. Fixed crash when doing Show all after Select all in search result table while using a spatial query. Problem solved where altitude restrictions in procedures caused an invalid cannot comply to altitude restrictions error. Fixed issue where flight plan airports or navaids were not detected in map context menu when display of airports or navaid was disabled. X-Plane scenery_packs.ini now read case insensitive to avoid errors. Fixed several display issues in elevation profile. Fixed drawing issues with altitude restrictions in procedures. Elevation profile showed wrong values for altitude on rightmost position in some cases. Little Xpconnect: acf file of user aircraft is now read for more attributes like identifying helicopters. Disabled display of flight plan position for airports and navaids in information window since it needs too many updates to function correctly. Full French and Spanish translated PDF user manual included. Online help is now complete for both languages. Updated French legend. Thanks to Alfredo alias fred, Josemi alias aquileo and Emilio alias zxplane for the Spanish manual translation and thanks to Patrick JUNG alias PATBEST for the overall French translation! See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions. All files are checked by VirusTotal. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr! Alex
  3. Little Navmap 2.2.2 released ► Diese Seite auf Deutsch Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes List of closed issues for milestone 2.2 is here at GitHub. It is recommended to reload the scenery library. Translations for the graphical user interface are included with the download. Translation packages are not required. Note that some translations are incomplete. The completed packages will be delivered later. Some new features like the MORA grid, display of FAF, MAP and others need either an AIRAC cycle from Navigraph later or equal to 1810 or the included AIRAC cycle. X-Plane: Replace the Little Xpconnect plugin with the new included one to see the improvements for aircraft display mentioned below at X-Plane / Little Xpconnect. Changes from Release 2.0.3 to 2.2.2 For more details on fixed issues look at the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions. Click on images for large view. Quick Overview Aircraft performance, fuel planning and more. Elevation profile now zoomable, displays top of climb and procedure altitude restrictions. Display of Airport traffic pattern. MORA Grid (minimum off-route altitude grid) shown on map. Sun shadow on map. Airport weather symbols on the map. Modifier mouse clicks in map. E.g. Ctrl+Click to start measurement or Shift+Click to place range rings. Sunrise and sunset for airport in information. Bearing and distance to user aircraft in information display for airports and navaids. Better printing for map and flight plan. Insert flight plan at any position into the current one. Change style (also Night) on the fly without restart from the menu Window. Copy map image to clipboard. Performance issues with X-Plane airports fixed. Prepared for Active Sky XP. New online manual chapters and/or changes Major update and enhancements in elevation profile: Profile and Legend. Aircraft performance: General, Editing and New Flight Plan Table Columns. Airport Weather: General, Menu Items and Legend. Sun shading. New settings, crab angle and next wayppoint: Compass Rose and Legend. Airport traffic pattern: General, New Menu Items and Legend. MORA Grid (minimum off-route altitude grid): New Menu Item and Legend. Mouse clicks with modifiers in map. Switch user interface styles on the fly. Options for map display and simulator aircraft: Avoid blurry map and more details for scrolling and zooming while flying. X-Plane scenery_packs.ini is used now. Scenery loading can now exclude files. Improvements to printing. New airport related menu items in procedure search. Insert flight plan into current plan. Sunrise and sunset for airport in information. Bearing and distance of user aircraft to airport or navaid in information. Show more less data in aircraft progress. Better highlighting for airspaces from information window. New Options Tooltips in dialog Options give more help. Note that some options were moved around in the options dialog. These are also marked in the images. Map Map Display Map Display Online Flight Plan Scenery Library User Interface New Features Elevation Profile Added scrolling and zooming ability to elevation profile. Elevation profile now has a context menu also including Show on Map and more functions. Added splitter to elevation profile dock window which has sliders for zooming vertically and horizontally. These can be hidden by dragging the splitter to the right. Zooming can also be done using mouse wheel (Wheel+Shift for vertical zooming). Added keyboard navigation using cursor keys and numpad keys for zooming and scrolling. Panning in elevation profile with mouse click and moving like in map. Double click zooms to position on map. #34 Elevation profile now uses same aircraft icon as map. Changed elevation profile to completely adhere to map painting settings like line width, text size and symbol size. Profile display now hides flight plan if hidden on map. #298 Adjusted elevation profile to display passed, active, straight-in and circle-to-land flight plan legs in the same colors like the flight plan on the map. Navaid symbols are now shown on the descending or ascending line. #298 Added option to display ILS and VASI slopes in elevation profile if an approach is selected. Menu items allow to disable these. #299 Added calculation and display for top of climb to elevation profile display. Calculation based on aircraft performance data. Now showing procedure altitude restrictions in profile display. Top of descent is calculated considering altitude restrictions of approach or STAR. Same for top of climb and SID. All legs after and at the FAF and FACF points are forced to minimum altitude to avoid arriving above ILS glideslope. Display of Above Ground Altitude on top label in profile window follows climb and descent slope instead of using cruise altitude. Giving clear error indication if cruise altitude is too high (i.e. TOC and TOC overlap) or if restrictions are violated due to too low cruise altitude. Removed barely visible highlight on map when hovering cursor above elevation profile. Highlight colors can now be customized in little_navmap_mapstyle.ini. Mouse position in elevation profile is now shown with a cyan/black circle on the map. #34 Jump back to aircraft functionality added in elevation profile. Uses the same settings as the map. #34 Fixed display color of profile labels for night mode. Removed all dark profile colors and pens from little_navmap_mapstyle.ini. Using OS and style colors now. #34 Solved problems where aircraft in elevation profile jumped to wrong leg or moved backwards. Aircraft track is now ignored when determining profile window altitude to avoid confusion when stale tracks result in wrong profile maximum. Aircraft direction now turned if reversal relative to active leg detected. Fixed several issues with aircraft movement and trail in elevation profile. Profile trail now depends on active leg and is now saved separately from aircraft trail on map. Aircraft Performance #255 See main menu -> Aircraft and tab Aircraft in dock window Flight plan. Note that the new tab in the Flight plan dock window is meant for fuel planning and does not change during flight (except when collecting performance data). Added aircraft performance facilities including edit dialog, new, save, save as, load, file history and report. Performance files (lnmperf) can be dragged into the main window of Little Navmap to load. Added main menu Aircraft and tab on flight plan dock window for loading, saving and editing of performance files. Performance and fuel calculation can use an average cruise wind setting where wind is interpolated for climb and descent for calculation. Added automatic aircraft performance calculation option during flight (Aircraft -> Collect Performance for Flight). A default performance profile with 3 NM / 1000 ft descent and climb rules and no fuel consumption is default. Flight plan table shows both fuel weight and volume in separate columns. Window title now shows aircraft performance file name additionally to flight plan file and change state indicated by *. URLs are recognized in aircraft performance description and can be opened there. Local file and directory links (e.g. file:///C:/Projekte/atools or file:///home/alex/) as well as web URLs are recognized and opened. Showing red error messages on top of fuel report indicating invalid or missing values. Added setting in options to change text size in performance report. Added aircraft performance file to userpoint log entry. Removed now useless speed setting from flight plan dock and deleted rule of thumb descent setting in options dialog. Printing See main menu -> File -> Print Map and Print Flight Plan. Added flight plan column selection to print dialog. Added more options for header, fuel, performance and others to print dialog. Improved printing of flight plan table. Now has proper word wrap, proper column sizes and shows a header for each page. Now uses printer resolution for printing the map to get sharper images. This does not apply to the map background. Added colors for procedures to printed flight plan table as shown in flight plan dock window. Online Networks Added settings for online center sizes in options dialog. Previous settings from INI file are now ignored. See dialog Options on tab Map Display Online. #267 Added estimated arrival time to online client information tab and search table. Invalid times are now omitted in display. #303 Changed lower limit of online updates for custom networks to five seconds. Emphasized warning to not to use this for official networks. See dialog Options on tab Online Flying. Fixed wrong heading display for online aircraft in information display in some cases. Improved check for valid whazzup file in options dialog. Now looking for sections !GENERAL and !CLIENTS. Compass Rose Now showing crab angle and added display indicator for next waypoint in compass rose. #284 Added configuration options for compass rose in tree view in dialog Options on tab Map Display. #285 Text size for compass rose, measurement lines and range rings can now be set in dialog Options on tab Map Display. Compass rose range rings are now always drawn. Also if not connected to simulator. Fixed error in compass rose where decimal digits were truncated in some cases. Flight Plan Added drag and drop of flight plans from file manager into main window for loading. Accepts a single flight plan file and all allowed formats for loading (fms, flp, pln) as well as aircraft performance files (lnmperf). #291 Added Insert Flight Plan menu item into flight plan table context menu. Added Append Flight Plan menu item into flight plan table context menu. Now selecting and highlighting imported legs after inserting or appending flight plan. #264 Now displaying FAF, IAF, FACF and MAP in the procedure preview, flight plan table and tooltips. #196 FAF and/or FACF is shown with a Maltese cross on the map and in elevation profile. The Maltese cross is applied to either final approach fix or final approach course fix depending on ILS GS intercept altitude and approach type. #196 Changed last Proceed to Runway leg to correct Circle to Land for approaches without runway ends and Straight In for others. Circle-to-land and straight-in legs following a missed approach point are now drawn correctly with a dashed line on the map and in the flight plan profile. #252 Added indication for DME distance to or from waypoint in procedure search (e.g. TAU+6) and flight plan table for certain leg types. This minimizes the confusing duplicate display of idents in the flight plan table. #265 Added procedure name to flight plan table instead of the generic names like SID or STAR. Added display of ARINC name (e.g. Q21 or I16) to flight plan header label since some FMCs need this value. #306 Added warning dialog for flight plan zero cruise altitude before saving. #263 Made loading of procedures more tolerant for renamed runways and for ARINC names of procedures. Removed annoying change in flight plan when Little Navmap adapted start position on loading. Now leaving flight plan change status unchanged. Disabled export of approach procedures for Flight Factor airbus since required data is unknown. Fixed issue with missing runway in X-Plane FMS files having circle-to-land approaches. X-Plane can now load these type of approaches without error message. Fixed issue for FSX/P3D flight plans missing byte order mark. These were not accepted by ASN or ASX. Added saving of altitudes for X-Plane FMS formats which will show up for each waypoint in the stock FMS now. Fixed issue in route description generator which omitted SID and STAR when no intermediate waypoints were present. Flight plan table now displays localizer frequencies for approaches. Moved FMS 3 format to export sub-menu since it became less important. Procedures Now loading procedures partially from a flight plan if some could not be found. Better error report on procedure loading issues. Now showing the procedure names which cannot be found in the database. Fixed several drawing and other issues with procedures. Added workaround for 3-letter airport idents in procedures which were not recognized and showed an error in the procedure search (red procedure leg). Map Added mouse click and modifier options for quick access. Doing a second click on the hot spot of a shown feature like range rings or measurement lines removes it. #268 Shift+Click: Add or remove range rings or navaid range ring. Ctrl+Click: Start rhumb-line measurement or delete measurement line. Alt+Click: Start great circle line measurement or delete measurement line. Ctrl+Shift+Click: Add or edit userpoint. Ctrl+Alt+Click: Insert point into nearest flight plan leg. Shift+Alt+Click: Append point to flight plan. Added Shift+Wheel and key combinations for zooming in small steps. See legend for a list of keys. Added minimum off route altitude (MORA) data one degree grid display to map. Data coming from Navigraph (also from the included database cycle 1801). See main menu -> View -> Show Minimum Altitude. #84 Added extra airport display layer in map that shows runways and runway numbers before airport diagram shows up. #308 Fixed several problems for aircraft and next waypoint centering mode. Updates are now triggered by a timer depending on speed and distance to waypoint. Minimum zoom distance is now a function of altitude above ground. See dialog Options on tab Simulator Aircraft: Allow scrolling ... and Jump back .... Centering of active flight plan leg and aircraft (if enabled in options) falls back to simple aircraft centering if distance to flight plan is larger than 50 NM. This helps to avoid situations where the program zoomed too far out when flying with stale flight plans. Changed jump-back-to-aircraft logic to avoid weird behavior (zooming far out and other issues). When aircraft is on ground or Center map on aircraft and next flight plan waypoint is not selected: Start looking around on the map by moving first (mouse drag or cursor keys) and not by zooming (mouse wheel or plus and minus keys) to suppress aircraft centering for a while. Zooming without movement (drag or cursor keys only) keeps the zoom distance. Added option to avoid blurred online maps. This is enabled per default. See dialog Options on tab Map: Avoid blurred .... This options works best with the map projection Mercator. #254 Added option for sun shading on map which can use real time, simulator time or user defined time. See main menu View -> Show Sun Shading and Sun Shading sub-menu. Shading darkness can be adjusted in dialog Options on tab Map Display: Sun shading .... Added dialog to set user defined time and date for sun shading. See main menu View -> Sun Shading -> Set user defined time. #60 Drawing of complex X-Plane airports accelerated significantly. #245 Added dashed center line to ILS feathers and made feathers semi-transparent. ILS labels now adhere to the text background color setting for navaids. This allows to select a white background for the labels for better visibility. Now omitting curves, arcs, holds, procedure turns and other fancy geometry of procedures on high zoom factors to avoid a mess up of graphics in the spherical projection. Fixed flight plan leg distance label turning into weird directions when using spherical projection and at high zoom factors. #287 Aircraft icon heading is now more correct at higher zoom levels when using spherical projection. #239 Improved zooming when using a touchpad. Now less sensitive when using two finger touchpad or other gestures. Added workaround for issues when zooming to map objects. Now determining the best zoom distance until all is visible. Fixed issue of map jumping to the wrong place when zooming around the anti-meridian with the mouse wheel. Changed map context menu to correctly show only the mentioned item in Show information menu item and nothing else. Replaced home view symbol on map with actual icon from toolbar button. Moved Remove all Ranges, Measurements and Patterns from all context menus to main menu Map. Several issues with the map context menu and Show Information fixed. Fixed several drawing issues with the aircraft trail, procedures on high zoom levels, flight plan, ILS and others. Replaced OpenMapSurfer hillshading with the one used for OpenStreetMap since server is offline. Airport Weather See main menu -> View -> Show Airport Weather and Airport Weather Source. #6 Added display for weather symbols to map showing lowest cloud coverage (from empty to filled circle), wind direction, wind speed (barbs) and flight rules according to official color coding: LIFR/magenta, IFR/red, MVFR/blue and VFR/green. Added map weather selection for all supported weather sources in menu view. See main menu -> View -> Airport Weather Source. Airport weather icons are loaded from FSX/P3D and remote connections too. Showing flight rules and icons for all sources in information and tooltip. Showing selected source for weather in map in the information display by adding suffix - Map to Flight Rules text. Weather Attempt to fix weather loading issues (disappearing report) for X-Plane METAR.rwx. Weather data is now kept if file was deleted. Fixed issue with ActiveSky showing old weather from stale activeflightplanwx.txt flight plan files. Now always using the latest from either activeflightplanwx.txt or current_wx_snapshot.txt. General improvements to improve reliability when reading weather files and detecting changes on them. More improvements on error tolerance and fixes when reading METARs. Prepared for Active Sky XP. Information and Progress Added sunrise and sunset display (civil twilight) in UTC for airport information display. Time is based on simulator date or real date depending on connection status. See in dock window Information on tab Airport. #281 Added distance and bearing (rhumb line) to navaids and airports from the user aircraft in information window and tooltip. Disabled when distance is larger than 500 NM. #274 Added More / Less link to aircraft progress display to show detailed or brief performance information during flight. Added crab angle to aircraft progress display to indicate the needed heading to the next flight plan waypoint in cross wind. #284 Information tabs for airspaces and online centers now highlight geometry on map when clicking the blue Map link in the information window. Above mentioned tabs also have a Remove Highlights from Map link on top that clears all highlighted airspaces from the map. Now showing restricted airspace designation (like D-30) in information and tooltip. Showing active time criteria (NOTAM, holidays or others) for airspaces in information window. Added multiple code as indicator for duplicate overlapping airspaces. Navigraph data only. #279 Now displaying related airport information for navaids if available. #289 Com frequencies are now forced into 25 kHz raster on display to avoid invalid frequencies like 0.69 MHz. Showing more important flight parameters (IAS, indicated altitude, etc.) bold in aircraft progress. More fixes and improvements to information display and tooltips. Airport Traffic Pattern #197 Added option to draw airport traffic pattern on the map to all map, flight plan table and airport search context menus. Display Airport Traffic pattern at ... is enabled when right clicking on an airport. Right click on traffic patter hotspot near runway threshold to remove it. A configuration dialog is shown when adding a traffic pattern that allows to customize distances, colors and other options. Options Moved options Use a short name ICAO_ICAO.pln when saving FSX or P3D flight plans instead of the long name, Avoid overwriting Flight Plan with not matching departure and destination and Center flight plan on map after loading to flight plan tab in options. Various other changes for online networks, map display, scenery library and more. See related items in this change log. Search Added Show Information for Airport, Show Airport on Map and Show Airport in Search items to the context menu in the procedure search tab. Various other improvements and fixes to procedure search. Userpoints URLs are now recognized in userpoint information display and can be opened there. Local file and directory links (e.g. file:///C:/Projekte/atools or file:///home/alex/) links as well as web URLs are recognized and opened. Fixed issue where takeoff or landing airports and runways were not recognized correctly for logbook entries. User Interface and General GUI style including Night can now be changed on the fly from the menu Window -> Style. Removed style from options dialog and moved map darkness for night style to dialog Options to tab Map Display. Fixed all remaining artifacts which appeared after style change. #142 Added option to disable map window undocking in options dialog on tab Map. Allowing to undock the map window (option checked - default) can cause issues when resizing dock windows or the main window. Uncheck this option if you see strange or annoying resizing behavior when changing dock window or main window sizes. In some cases the dock window might also freeze, i.e. docks cannot be resized. Uncheck this option if you see one of these issues. Reset window layout now also changes window size and centers window to avoid messed up layouts. Changed default layout to avoid locked elevation profile size. Disabled restoring of full screen mode on macOS since Qt freezes dock windows. If that happens double click the title bar of any dock window to float it. Double click again to dock it back and you can resize all docks again. Now always showing version in main window title. Development versions also show Git revision. #304 Added Copy Map Image to Clipboard function in file menu. Now appending date and time suffix to map screenshot name to avoid overwriting for Save Map as Image. Added warning dialog when using the buggy and limited online elevation data. Added information dialog for Navigraph only scenery mode. #262 Changed Show map window menu item to Show all floating Windows which raises all floating dock windows. Can also be used to get a lost map window back. Now raising all floating windows on startup to avoid hidden and/or inaccessible windows. Changed search path for custom map themes to be based on executable path since macOS gives a wrong current directory. #261 Log file is now rotated if the file size of 10 MB is exceeded. This avoids overwriting on startup and eases error reporting. #275 Added new Remove all Highlights and Selections menu item to menu Map and toolbar. #308 Added Copy to Clipboard to update notification dialog to copy contents as plain and formatted text. Added FAQ link help menu. Various other improvements regarding error messages and changes in menu structure. Scenery Library Files can now be excluded from loading for all simulators in options dialog. #29 List in exclusion paths now allow multi selection. See dialog Options on tab Scenery Library Database: Add Files .... Check box for reading inactive scenery is now enabled for X-Plane to choose between reading scenery_packs.ini or full directory structure in scenery loading dialog. This helps if using tools to disable scenery. #151 Now fetching the first X-Plane installation path from x-plane_install_11.txt as base path. X-Plane parking positions are now at correct coordinates. #256 Fixed issues with symbolic links in scenery loader. Now using path as-is instead of converting to canonical path (i.e. resolving the symbolic links). #29 Database minor version updated to 13. X-Plane / Little Xpconnect Now reading X-Plane acf files once to get aircraft name and engine type for a better classification. Allows to show helicopter and jet AI symbols in Little Navmap. #271 Added airplane model and registration. Now using description for title. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions. All files are checked by VirusTotal.
  4. Little Navmap 2.0.2 released See details, links to new manual chapters and new options here in the announcement. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes It is recommended to reload the scenery library. X-Plane users: Reinstall the included Little Xpconnect 1.0.9 for bug fixes regarding magnetic variation. Translations for the graphical user interface are included with the download. Translation packages are not required. I did not get a clearance from IVAO since they afraid of server bandwidth (which is fully understandable). I'm looking for volunteers since I don't have the time to run and maintain a mirror server. Changes from Release 1.8.5 to 2.0.2 - Quick Overview Several user interface translations included. Support for online networks like VATSIM or custom networks. User defined waypoints: Complete management, import, export, search and display. More flight plan export formats. Added menu options to save waypoints instead of SID/STAR or approaches. New airport display options. Compass Rose IVAO weather and nearest NOAA weather. Included Navigraph AIRAC database was updated to cycle 1801.
  5. Little Navmap 2.0.3 released Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes This release contains mostly bugfixes. Changes from Release 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 Online Networks Fixed issue where simulator, AI or multiplayer aircraft did not move or were not updated on the map with certain settings. Now showing both online client and simulator aircraft tabs if user clicks on own aircraft when using online network. Both online and simulator information is now shown when clicking on shadow AI/multiuser/simulator aircraft. Fixed issue where online ATC was not removed from the map when the related center shut down. Online network ACC and FIR regions now have a default radius of 100. Removed error dialog for online network downloads. Now showing online network errors/status in statusbar on the connection status label and tooltip. Fixed issue when parsing whazzup with small timeintervals. (atools) Now assuming that aircraft is on ground for VATSIM and GS smaller than 30 kts (VATSIM has no on ground indication). (atools) Fixed wrong tooltip for online shadow aircraft which appear both in simulator and online network. Now showing tooltip for simulator aircraft. User Interface Rearranged controls in search window to allow smaller dock windows. Now showing warning message box if SSL/HTTPS was not initialized due to missing MSVC redist installation or other issues. Increased size of status bar field for time to avoid creeping/flickering field in macOS. Flight Plan Fixed several issues with copy CSV to clipboard from flight plan and search result tables. Fixed issue where route type (High/Low Alt) was assigned wrongly after flight plan calculation or loading flight plan. Fixes for flight factor flight plan export to RNAV approaches should be recognized now. Flight plan names for flight factor flight plan export to are now made unique when saving. Fixed issues with export for flight plans for iFly 737 that could crash the simulator. (atools) Fixed issue where translated parking names were used in PLN files which resulted in wrong flight plan departure in saved file. This can appear in the French and Spanish translation. #243 Map Added departure and destination to map label for online network and AI aircraft. Disabled SSL for OpenMapSurfer theme due to problems on macOS. Now hiding all airspaces at small zoom distance when airport diagram is shown. Fixed issue where airspace was not displayed when selecting “show information”. Now ignoring null frequencies on airspaces. Fixed issues with map context menu where “Show …” and “Show … in search” used the wrong map objects, i.e. “Show Network Client” showed airport in information window. Now using consistent priority where online and simulator aircraft are now prioritized above airports when clicking in the map for all show functions. Misc Fixed issue where program cannot be opened by Linux file managers. Fixed translation issues in navserver resulting in confusing messages in Little Navconnect log window. (atools) Now showing coordinates in userpoint search result table. A “Reset View” from the context menu is required to show the new columns. Increased Garmin userdata export ident length. (atools) Fixed issue where aprons from stock airports remained in add-ons when loading FSX or P3D scenery. Fixed missing first update of X-Plane weather when starting X-Plane after Little Navmap. Now disabling less used search options on first startup after initial installation to get a less cluttered user interface. Added option to disable less used type filters in nav search. Workaround for partially invalid NDB and waypoint structures in APX27190.bgl from P3D v4.3 which causes errors when reading the scenery library.
  6. Tom Allensworth

    Lockheed Releases P3D V2.1

    Lockheed today released version 2.1 of Prepar3D. Here is what LMOC had to say; "Today announces the release of the next evolution of Prepar3D v2 with Prepar3D v2.1. Updates to Prepar3D v2 are available in both a patch to an existing v2 installation, or as a new installer from your Purchased Downloads page. If you are a current Prepar3D v2 user, there is no charge to upgrade." Here is a short list of the fixes and updates: Rendering, Performance, Backwards Compatibility, Weather and Clouds Rendering Features Added DirectX® 10 fallback hardware support for DisplayLink and other monitors Dynamic shadows now can be enabled to render when you do not have tessellation (GPU Terrain) enabled Further optimizations and enhancements to prevent microstutters that were reported Further optimizations to the autogen and terrain paging system Rendering/Performance Issues Resolved Lessened the specular shine on terrain to help alleviate anti-aliasing on runways, roads and terrain Fixed an issue where the HDR lighting feature could get into bad rendered states with extreme darkness Lightened star and other reflections at night Fixed an issue where Effect EffectParams didn’t turn off lights or effects Fixed an issue where airport light beacons cast shadows Fixed an issue where cloud and fog visibility was rendered at about half of what was set Fixed an issue where terrain lighting and shadows could be in wrong direction Fixed an issue where windsocks did not visibly change at all, always pointed North Fixed a rendering issue where a white square was visible around the moon Fixed an issue where boat wakes were not being rendered on certain AMD graphics cards Fixed an issue where clouds could be seen through the horizon through thick fog Fixed an issue where a black screen could occur with HDR Lighting feature enabled Fixed an issue where a black screen could occur going in and out of fullscreen Fixed a rendering issue where progressive taxi arrows were not rendering Fixed a rendering issue where emissive objects were fogging inappropriately leaving artifacts on the sun and moon Fixed an issue where the new dynamic shadows did not respect tiled textures Fixed a large performance loss when main Prepar3D window did not have primary focus Fixed a large performance loss when moving panel(s) to a second monitor Resolved a few memory fragmentation issues To read more of the release, and to see additional fixes and compatibility improvements, you can read the entire list here.
  7. Microsoft has released the Cub Crafters' Carbon Cub. Microsoft has this to say about the Cub; "The Cub Crafters’ Carbon Cub is a thoroughly modern, high performance aircraft that has taken the fundamentally superior designs of classic bush planes and re-invented it using 21st century materials such as carbon fiber and computer aided design technology. This model, with full virtual cockpit and a lightweight 180 horsepower engine, provides an immersive experience for spectacular short takeoffs and landings". It has been released via the Marketplace, accessible via in-game download.
  8. Hi All, Announcement is here. This update includes several bugfixes, small GUI improvements, a revised manual and support for the OpenAir airspace format for X-Plane. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Changes from Release 1.6.4 to 1.6.6 Version 1.6.5 was an internal beta release. Little Xpconnect did not change. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.6.2. Improvements Added OpenAir airspace format compilation for X-PLane. Also reading airspace files from from YOUR_DOCUMENTS_DIR/Little Navmap/X-Plane Airspaces. You have to create the Little Navmap/X-Plane Airspaces directory manually. Added new airspace types Wave Window and Glider Prohibited. Removed restrictions on user defined waypoint names. Names are now adjusted according to flight plan format when saving. Enabled user defined waypoint names for X-Plane FMS format. Changed rating checkbox to drop down list in airport search. X-Plane 3D airport state is now considered when calculating rating. Added display of simulator type to connection status in statusbar. Airspace buttons are now disabled if no airspaces are loaded. Now clipping long airport and user waypoint names on map. Removed no SimConnect header label in connect dialog. Added display of AIRAC cycle to database dialog (X-Plane only). Added scenery file display for airspaces in information window. Added download button to update notification dialog. Better error handling and reporting of too old files with version < 850 when loading X-Plane scenery. Now checking X-Plane CIFP filenames before loading. Now showing dialog on certain crash types to avoid silent crash to desktop. Made loading of add-on.xml more robust for files with wrong encoding. Added coordinates to CSV export to clipboard from flight plan and search result tables. Bug Fixes Offline map themes Atlas and Simple: Fixed missing lakes in map. Fixed problem loading FS9 flight plans. Attempt to fix zoom distance creep while using moving map. Fixed error in airspace copy process from older database schemes where bounding rectangle was messed up. This resulted in an Too many objects message in the statusbar. Solved problem with gaps between SIDs, STARs and the respective transitions resulting in wrong display and distance calculation. Fixed problem where STAR was not reloaded after database switch. Fixed issue where airspace display was not updated when changing cruise altitude with empty flight plan. Fixed user waypoint format for FLP so that it can be reloaded. Fixed confusing 0 errors dialog appearing after loading X-Plane database successfully. Fixed Connect on startup checkbox state not saved in some cases. Fixed status bar connection indication remaining in disconnected state sometimes. Fixed potential crash on failing network connection. Calculate based on given altitude is working again. Previously failed with Cannot find a route. Now correctly considering minimum and maximum altitude ranges when calculating to avoid non-overlapping airway altitude ranges in one flight plan. Fixed error in flight plan saving logic where cancel did not stop saving. Alex
  9. Little Navmap stable Release Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Small Changelog from 1.2.4 to 1.4.3 Support for Prepar3D version 4 Procedures: Approaches, Transitions, SIDs and STARs (see note regarding SIDs and STARs) See here and here in the manual for details. Airspaces TACAN and VORTAC navaids (see note) Offline GLOBE Elevation data - no known elevation errors and faster update. See here in the manual. New flight plan export formats: GPX (including flown track), PMDG RTE, Aerosoft Airbus FLP and X-Plane FMS. Ship traffic added Output in route string dialog can be customized (see in manual). Documentation now contains two tutorials. Little Navconnect is now bundled together with the Little Navmap download. Added option to calculate flight plan between selected waypoints of a present flight plan (manual). Map colors and the colors for two GUI themes can now be customized in configuration files (see here for more information). Problems with OpenStreetMap fixed. Bug fixes and other small improvements. Note: TACAN, VORTAC, SIDs and STARs are only available with fsAerodata update. With the plain FSX/P3D you can use the included approaches and transitions. Full changelog.
  10. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Online Manual Notes This release fixes several errors and adds two new export functions for the Reality XP GNS 530W/430W V2 and GTN 750/650 Touch. The changelog below contains links to the relevant parts of the manual if applicable. The program will automatically show a question dialog and then copy and prepare the included Navigraph database on first start if the included cycle 1707 is still used. The included database received minor updates. For Linux users: The startup shell scripts have been deleted since they are not needed anymore. The program can be started directly from any folder. ►► Please reload the scenery databases to avoid problems with saved flight plans. ◄◄ Included Progams Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.6. See included CHANGELOG.txt for a list of changes. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.8.3. See included CHANGELOG.txt. Changes from Release 1.8.3 to 1.8.4 Added flight plan export for Reality XP GTN and GNS units in the Export Flight Plan to other Formats menu. See here in the manual: FPL (Reality XP Garmin GNS), GFP (Reality XP Garmin GTN) and Export Sub-Menu. Added option to save Garmin flight plans with user defined waypoints to avoid locked waypoints on AIRAC cycle mismatch. See dialog "Options" on tab "Flight Plan" and here in the online manual: Notes about the Garmin Formats GFP and FPL. Added X-Plane 3D airport attribute in the airport search window in the dropdown list All Ratings. Also shown in airport facilities list in tooltips and information window. Now displaying runway names for SIDs and STARs with reference to multiple parallel or all runways in procedure search. Partial solution for issue #179. Needs scenery database reload. macOS compatibility changed since program crashes on 10.9 and below. Now at least version 10.10 is needed. Program now refuses to run on Mavericks or older and shows an error dialog. This had to be done due to requirements in used programming libraries. Added setting in dialog Options on tab Map to disable tooltips for selected map features: airports, navaids or airspaces. Changed route description text field to mono-spaced font and changed wrapping for better readability. Added warning dialog when AIRAC cycle is not available when saving flight plans in X-Plane FMS 11 format. Helipads can now be selected as a start position from the map context menu. Small adjustment to taxiway labels to show more often. Added display for airport regions where available. Updated French translation, French manual and legend. Updated database to allow future fixes of issue #179. Database minor version changed to 8 to indicate updated schema. Reloading the scenery databases is recommended. Fixed Errors Fixed Majestic Dash FPR flight plan export on Windows. Departure runway is now correctly assigned according to SID runway when loading from formats which do not support departure parking (e.g. FMS or FPL). Made flight plan format detection more tolerant for X-Plane FMS 11 files with missing cycle information. Fixed issues where X-Plane cannot load STAR in FMS 11 flight plans because runway reference is missing. Now using correct AIRAC cycle from nav database when writing X-Plane FMS 11 files. Used simulator database version previously which could result in X-Plane warnings and unusable flight plans. Fixed issue where helipad was not loaded correctly from FSX PLN files in certain cases. Fixed Linux build to avoid problems with shared libraries on some platforms for all programs. Removed unneeded startup scripts for Linux. Program executable can now be started directly from any folder without setting library path. Fixed problem where French translation was loaded if OS has French as second or third language. Solved problem where translation files were loaded mixed in some cases. Fixed problem with initial wrong folder selection if default does not exist when saving or exporting flight plans. Fixed No Simulator found ... warning dialog for Linux and macOS which should show up only on Windows first startup. Made program more tolerant for older database files and improved compatibility. Number of approach lighting systems is now correctly assigned to airports in loaded X-Plane scenery data. This issue resulted in many airports having an ALS indication where none is. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.
  11. FlightGear 2016.3.1 "Rio de Janeiro" has been released! Installers for Windows and OSX as well as source tarballs of FlightGear and SimGear are available from More info at
  12. The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2016.1 “San Francisco” release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Download FlightGear v2016.1 for free from Have any questions or need help with something? Try FlightGear's official forum at FlightGear – Fly Free!
  13. Little Navmap update and bugfix Release Most important change are bugfixes regarding crashes with P3D v4 scenery data. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Notes The littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was dropped in Little Navmap version 1.4.4. You can use littlenavmap.exe on all computers now, no matter if SimConnect is installed or not. The map theme can change after the update in some cases. Simply change it back to your previous theme. The GUI style can change after the update in some cases. Go to the options dialog to revert back to the style you used before. Changelog from 1.4.3 to 1.4.4 Added light (Positron) and dark (Dark Matter) maps from CARTO. SimConnect is now detected and loaded dynamically. The file littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was removed since it is not needed anymore. littlenavmap.exe can now also be used on bare computers without SimConnect or flight simulator installation. Added notification message if SimConnect was not found in connect dialog. The file link in the information window is now removed if the file cannot be found. This happens on remote computers with copied databases. Added start positions to runway information. These are also available if the airport has no runways. Improved aircraft progress display and fixed multiple omissions. Fixed potential crashes when a style is unavailable. Half transparent aircraft icon fixed. Fixed problem with links in scenery database error dialog opening inline. Changed to Qt library 5.9. Note that the GTK style is not available anymore in Linux. P3D v4 runways, aprons and taxiways are now read correctly. This affects all BGL files that are created using the v4 SDK compiler. Fixed crash with P3D v4 BGL files and other crashes that appear after applying the P3D v4 hotfix 1 and loading the scenery library. Added support for P3D v4 add-on.xml packages. These are now read from subdirectories of C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\add-ons and C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons. Full changelog.
  14. Hi All, the biggest change in this version is X-Plane support for almost all Little Navmap features: Scenery Database, moving map, traffic, weather and more. The update is also recommended for FSX and Prepar3D users because of several bugfixes and other small improvements like the new configurable update notification which will show a dialog if a new release is available. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Changes from Release 1.4.4 to 1.6.3 The scenery database format has changed and the program will ask to erase its own databases if started. Enhancements X-Plane 11 * Can read full X-Plane scenery database: Airports, aprons, taxiways, navaids, airways, procedures (including speed limits). Also add-on overrides and path exclusions in the options dialog. * Supports navdata updates. * Display of AI aircraft on map and in information window. * Weather from X-Plane downloaded weather file `METAR.rwx` (station or nearest station). * Copy airspaces from FSX or P3D to X-Plane database. * FMS and FLP flight plan file loading and saving. * Moving map. Needs the _Little XpConnect_ X-Plane plugin which is included in the download archive. * Altitude and one-way restrictions for airways are considered when calculating flight plans. * Supported platforms are Windows, macOS and Linux for all programs. General * Automatic update check on startup (daily, weekly or manual) with settings in options dialog on tab `Startup`. * Added push buttons in flight plan and procedure search top area to remove selection and map highlights. * Rhumb line measurement now shows both magnetic and true course where declination is based on origin. * Can now load and save FMS and FLP flight plan formats. * Can load FS9 flight plan format. * Route string generation is now more robust for malformed and incomplete flight plans. * Now erasing wrong airway entries at departure and destination when loading flight plan to avoid problems with malformed flight plans from other tools. * Shows startup positions in the information window now. * Added donation link to help menu and about dialog. Bug Fixes and Improvements * Improved weather display for nearest station: Added name, distance and map link to reporting station if that is an airport. * FSX and P3D: Fixed several problems with magnetic declination by using `magdec.bgl` file now. * Fixed issues when loading P3D v4 add-on.xml. * Fixed crash when loading older FSX/P3D scenery. * Fixed handling and display of helipads. Now using name as an identifier. * Improved detection of military and closed airports. * Database loading dialog now pops up after erasing incompatible databases. * Fixed missing encoding in saved FSX PLN files causing problems with other tools. See the include file CHANGELOG.txt for a detailed list of all changes across all versions.
  15. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Online Manual Notes This release adds support for Navigraph updates and includes a full AIRAC cycle 1707 including procedures, airspaces, navaids and more. Note that Navigraph updates will only be available as of December 7th with the next cycle 1713. Furthermore, new flight plan export formats like the Majestic Dash and the new X-Plane 11 FMS format were added. Changes from Release 1.6.7 to 1.8.3 Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.5. Minor changes only. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.8.2. Minor changes and bug fixes only. The program will automatically prepare the included Navigraph database on first start. Reloading the scenery databases is recommended. Improvements Navigraph Added Navigraph database cycle 1707 to program download archive. Database is prepared and used automatically on startup. See the Navigation Databases chapter in the manual for more information. Added sub-menu for Navigraph database in menu Scenery Library with three display options. Program can now display mixed data (e.g. FSX/N in titlebar) on map and in information window: Complete airports and ILS from simulator data. Navaids, airways, airspaces and procedures from third party navdata like Navigraph. Changed main window title bar to indicate usage of navdata (e.g. Navigraph): FSX/N: simulator and navdata, (FSX)/N: navdata only and FSX: simulator only. See Window Title in the online manual. Additonal third party database is now opened from application directory first and can be overloaded in settings database directory by a newer one. Programm checks database internal compilation time before copying and creates database indexes on demand. Database is copied and prepared on first startup. Flight Plan Export Enabled saving of the new X-Plane 11 FMS file format and added warning before saving since the format is not usable by X-Plane 11.05. FMS 11 is now the default format when saving FMS although it needs at least a 11.10 beta version. FMS 3 can still be saved using the export option. See in the manual: FMS 11 and FMS 3. Added flight plan export for Majestic Dash. Currently limited to waypoints. See in the manual: FPR. Added export for IXEG 737 flight plan format. See in the manual: FPL. Flight plan export to Flight Factor Airbus added. See in the manual: Format. Translation Updated English manual and French program translation. Added translated offline manual PDF by Patrick. Not yet available online. Added French legend and updates to translation. Options Added settings in option dialog on tab User Interface to force user interface language and locale (number format, date format and more) in program to English. Added options to disable restoring the last search parameters, information window content and aircraft trail on startup in options dialog on tab Startup. Other Updated Linux startup script so that it can be used also by the desktop launcher (thanks to Valerio for the tip). Now adding all readme and changelog files to macOS deployment. Added command line option -s or --settings-directory that allows to change the ABarthel part of the settings directory for testing purposes like running more than one version of Little Navmap. Fixed display of navaids in information dock window on procedure tab and removed SIDs and STARs since this information was not useful. Added cycle information to X-Plane menu item in scenery library menu showing AIRAC cycle of loaded X-Plane database. Scenery library menu item is now disabled instead of being hidden if only one simulator is installed. Adapted airspace and COM display to new types. Added caution airspace. Information dock window on tab Runways/Helipads can now display more than one ILS for a runway end (EDDF 25R/07L in X-Plane). Fixed Errors Fixed error where ARINC name of procedures was not loaded causing problems when exporting and loading flight plans. Fixed problem in ATS route string parser where an airway as an invalid first entry did not generate a warning message. Fixed error in route string parser which did not recognize STARs correctly. Fixed error where first enroute waypoint contained an airway reference after calculating with SID in some cases. This caused problems when exporting some flight plan formats and in the route string parser. Fixed several display issues with large airspaces and airways crossing the anti meridian. These showed up mirrored with their tooltips in other parts of the world. Small problems remain (e.g. Melbourne FIR). FSX/P3D: Added workaround for scenery sort order with add-on.xml files missing layer id. Now forcing navaid updates of fsAerodata to highest priority. Fixed error where an automatic connect was attempted even when hostname is empty. Fixed problem with almost invisible checkbox, radiobutton and toolbar-button state in night mode. Fixed error with wrong ILS pitch in X-Plane compiler. Value was rounded to integer value. Better handling of X-Plane OpenAirspace comments. Fixed crashes and freezes with invalid or incomplete procedures. Drawing code is now more robust for invalid procedure legs as they appear in some add-on scenery. Fixed problem where invalid procedure legs were not recognized (course/heading to DME distance or VOR radial). Fixed problem where no scenery database was selected on first startup causing crashes when loading a flight plan. Fixed handling of missing or inaccessible legend file. Now silently ignores error and redirects to web page if unavailable. Fixed error in scenery library menu where a menu item could be deselected resulting in no selection at all. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.
  16. Hi All, this is a small update I released while working on version 1.8 in parallel. See here for the 1.6.7 announcement. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Changes from Release 1.6.6 to 1.6.7 Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.3. Minor changes only. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.6.3. Minor changes and French translation. Improvements French translation by Patrick JUNG alias Patbest. Added TXT flight plan format usable by JARDesign or Rotate Simulations aircraft. Added adjustable limitation for maximum points of aircraft track. Flight plan GPX export saves procedure points and altitude for route points now. Bug Fixes Fixed problem where procedures were assigned to the wrong runway in search window. No runway filter is now back in procedure search. Fixed errors in ATS route string generation where a DCT was inserted after SID or before STAR statement creating invalid routes. Fixed problem where X-Plane basepath was not found as Save as or Export default path. Fixed exception when compiling new TACAN approach in P3D version 4.1. Fixes for translation support. Fixed crash after startup when airport procedures changed. Fixed problem with gap on map display and wrong distance calculation for SIDs starting with an initial fix. Fixed error where loading FMS flight plans can result in a missing flight plan line in elevation profile. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.
  17. Hi everybody, Just had a look at Captain Sim's Calendar of Updates (not really expecting anything exciting) to see if there was any news about B-727, my all-time FSX favourit - and almost fell out of my chair when I saw that the sooo long awaited update for B-727 is announced for an August release. It's SP 2.5, no details. Regards Bo
  18. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Please reload the scenery database to fix problems with incomplete airways. Changes from Release 1.8.4 to 1.8.5 Fixed errors when compiling the X-Plane CIFP files that appear since AIRAC 1801. Updated included Navigraph database correcting airways. Fixes for missing airway segments in scenery library compiler for all formats (FSX, P3D, X-Plane and DFD).
  19. Little Navmap 1.4.1.beta released All Information about the release can be found in my Release Announcement. Release 1.4.0.beta Release Announcement on Github Pages Release Page on Github Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Online Manual (this links directly to the manual of 1.4 while the front page still shows 1.2 until the final release is out) Little Navconnect is now bundled together with the Little Navmap download. When starting version 1.4 the first time after using version 1.2: * The scenery database has to be reloaded due to a schema change. * Aircraft tracks are ignored and not loaded because the format has changed. * The program will start with a default window layout due to changes in the configuration. Short Changelog: * Procedures, Approaches, Transitions, SIDs and STARs * Airspaces * TACAN and VORTAC navaids * Offline GLOBE Elevation data - no known elevation errors and faster update. See here in the manual for installation instructions. * New flight plan export formats: GPX (including flown track), PMDG RTE, Aerosoft Airbus FLP and X-Plane FMS. * Ship traffic added * Output in route string dialog can be customized. * Little Navconnect is now packed together with Little Navmap * Map colors and the colors for two GUI themes can now be customized in configuration files. * Uncountable bug fixes and smaller improvements. Note: TACAN, VORTAC, SIDs and STARs are only available with fsAerodata or another navdata update. But you can still use the included approaches and transitions with a plain FSX or P3D database. The long detailed changelog is here: 1.2.4 to 1.4.0 Changelog Happy flying, Alex
  20. Torx0148

    How long time is "very soon"?

    How long time is "very soon?". It's been what.. 9 months now and no actual "lids" are opened to me atleast, only official threads, but you won't answer any real questions because the "lid" ain't open yet. Not moaning, i'm patient and i rather want to wait, then get the real deal flight simulator instead of hasting it, but just asking, i'm curious what you Dovetail guys think of "very soon", years? months? Maybe even weeks from now? Have a nice day :wink: Best regards: Tor Jakobsen Ps: I bet i get the answer "very very soon".. haha.
  21. Hi All, Announcement is here. Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) Changes from Release 1.6.3 to 1.6.4 Fixed crashes when reading X-Plane CIFP files with unknown approach type. Fixed crash with older X-Plane apt.dat files where runway name for VASI is missing. Fixed error where altitude restrictions were not recognized when given as flight levels. Enabled support for older apt.dat files with version down to 850. Added support for all altitude restriction types in procedures. Improved error reporting reading X-Plane dat files to avoid crash to desktop. Added error collection for X-Plane compiler. Now only stops reading the current file on error. Added workaround for P3D v4 add-on.xml files with inconsistent encoding. Fixed inconsistencies around context menus and procedure restriction display. Moved hidden URL to top in update notification dialog. Updated included PDF manual. Alex