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Update 20 Sept 2020
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Laminar Research Writing ...
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Update 31 August 2020
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08-31-2020, 11:34 AM
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MS2020
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Update 23 August 2020
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08-23-2020, 09:40 AM
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Update 14 August 2020
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Update 9 August 2020
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X-Plane Beta Program Agai...
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X-Plane Flight Model
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  Update 20 Sept 2020
Posted by: piedy - 09-20-2020, 10:26 AM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

Not too many forum updates lately but the XPScenery.net has silently been updated during this time.

The amount of scenery being produced for X-Plane has seen a huge decrease lately. I guess its the FS2020 effect. But, having used (played) FS2020, I keep coming back to X-Plane. If only X-Plane had better autogen then they'd knock FS2020 out of the park. I have a suspicion this is what they are working on and will form the basis of XP12. But, concerned that Austin stated recently that he did not like Ortho scenery. Will he back track? I think he will have to.

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  Update 31 August 2020
Posted by: piedy - 08-31-2020, 11:34 AM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

32 airports added - 25 freeware + 7 payware.

A couple of links added that support XP10 but the support for this flight simulator is definitely tailing off.

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  Laminar Research Writing Ability
Posted by: piedy - 08-23-2020, 09:55 AM - Forum: Messages - Replies (1)

Anybody else get annoyed at the way that developers at LR write their blog entries using excessive italics? Austin is just the worst! 

However, just recently, they have gone to using underscores. Examples:

"In the case of ETW reports, we also _specifically_ didn’t commission reports for certain builds where we knew we had problems."

"The problem is we don’t necessarily know _why_ you are CPU bound."

Aaaargh!

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  MS2020
Posted by: piedy - 08-23-2020, 09:45 AM - Forum: Messages - No Replies

Here we go! Time for some eye candy and questionable flight dynamics! But, as you all know, I do not think X-Plane's flight dynamics are that good. Reason being, you can't possibly simulate flight and all the other aspects in parallel on home PCs. Or, maybe it is good which explains the reason why the auto generated objects look so poor.

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  Update 23 August 2020
Posted by: piedy - 08-23-2020, 09:40 AM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

40 links added today - 37 freeware, 3 payware. XP10 still remains supported  Smile

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  Update 14 August 2020
Posted by: piedy - 08-14-2020, 05:38 PM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

38 links added: 20 freeware, 18 payware.

Also, 2 links to photoscenery have been added.

Enjoy.

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  Update 9 August 2020
Posted by: piedy - 08-09-2020, 04:05 PM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

71 links added today - all freeware.

We are in the process of indexing payware scenery and these will be added shortly.

Only 1 link specifically supports X-Plane 10.

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  X-Plane Beta Program Again
Posted by: piedy - 07-25-2020, 01:31 PM - Forum: Messages - No Replies

Another issue here. Anyone else think the X-Plane beta program for 11.50 is starting to become a joke? What are we up to now - beta 15? This seems to be going on and on and is starting to get boring. They don't seem to getting any further forward i.e. fix one problem and another appears. I'm beginning to wonder whether they feel Vulkan/Metal was actually worth all the effort (especially at the detriment of all the other aspects that have suffered whilst all the developers have been tied up (not literally!).

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  X-Plane Flight Model
Posted by: piedy - 07-25-2020, 01:25 PM - Forum: Messages - No Replies

We are always being reminded that X-Plane's flight model is really good, but is it? 

I've worked on a number of simulations in my career, all physics based and aiming to replicate the real-world. For X-Plane's flight model to operate as fast as it does, it must be very basic. I suspect they have implemented a model that's about 60% right, any more and then you're in the land of diminishing returns i.e. the increase in realism is not worth the extra computer power required. Just a thought.

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  Update 25 July 2020
Posted by: piedy - 07-25-2020, 01:20 PM - Forum: Updates - No Replies

60 airports added - 55 freeware, 5 payware

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