Tag Archives: XHatSwitch

X-Plane 10.30 Beta 1

There are a few key changes in X-Plane 10.30 Beta 1 that have the potential to affect the operation of the XGoFlight plugin, most notably changes to trim interpretation.  As I work on the third development release of XGoFlight, I will take this into account.  If you are using the beta release, please feel free to send any bug reports my way.  The same applies to XHatSwitch and XRemoteFMC.  Thanks!

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Mac support added in XGoFlight 1.5 and XHatSwitch 2.2

Mac users rejoice!  All of my plugins are now available on the three platforms supported by 32-bit and 64-bit X-Plane.  Although XHatSwitch, a plugin that provides commands for eight-way hat switches, has been available for all platforms using PythonInterface, a compiled plugin is more reliable and requires less configuration.  XHatSwitch 2.2 adds a compiled plugin for Mac users.  Unless the SDK or the commands change, XHatSwitch should not require another update for a long time.

The biggest news relates to XGoFlight, which gives X-Plane users a way to use GoFlight modules with custom aircraft.  XGoFlight 1.5 provides support across all three platforms, which means Mac users now have a way to use GoFlight modules with custom aircraft like the JRollon CRJ-200 and ddenn’s Challenger 300.  In addition, due to some compiler settings, the 64-bit version of XGoFlight for Linux was over 3 MB in size.  XGoFlight 1.5 reduces the plugin from over 3 MB to just over 700 KB, which is in line with the Mac version.  Lastly, I made some minor changes to RP48 LED processing, which should provide a slight performance boost.

Please see XGoFlight and XHatSwitch documentation for installation, usage, and other details.

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XHatSwitch 2.1 includes official Linux support

Ever wonder why Laminar Research never added native support for eight-way hat switches?  Yeah, me too.  Well, after a while, I stopped wondering and I created a plugin that added the up-right, up-left, down-right, and down-left commands.  While XHatSwitch has been available to all users via PythonInterface for about a year, the compiled plugin was limited to Windows users.  I am pleased to announce that Linux users now have the option of using the compiled plugin, which is the recommended setup.  [Download XHatSwitch 2.1]

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