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!
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.
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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]