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Wednesday, September 4, 2002

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X-Plane Adds Jaguar Support, More
6:00 AM | Tim Morgan | Comment on this story

Laminar Research released version 6.30 of its flagship flight sim, X-Plane today. Arguably the most notable feature of the new version is restored support for joysticks in Mac OS X 10.2. Apple's latest OS release resulted in the loss of joystick support for many games, X-Plane among them. Laminar's website details the full list of changes in version 6.30. Here are just a few:

  • Plane-Maker can now equip an airplane with weapons that you design, so that you may begin designing weapons and airplanes now for X-Plane COMBAT, coming soon!
  • Tilting wings now available for steering!
  • Pressurization systems now simulated... you want that detail? You got it!
  • Mars flight more realistic by shrinking the planet down to the right size...

    Tech Improvements:
  • Downwash accuracy improved for high-dihedral cases.
  • Propwash is now more realistic, as is settling with power in helos.

    General Improvements:
  • Joysticks fully compatible in MacOS X.2!
  • Airfoil-Maker has scaled reference-lines to help you get your airfoils in there perfectly.
  • ECAM displays now different for planes vs. helos, giving better failure-notification for the type of craft you are in
X-Plane is Laminar's advanced general-aviation flight simulator, supporting a wide variety of aircraft and situations, from fire fighting to space flight. The latest revisions of the program are made in preparation for X-Plane Combat, a more military-oriented version of the simulation platform.

Laminar Research
X-Plane 6
Download 6.30 Mini-Update (13MB)
X-Plane 6.30 Download Site
X-Plane Mars Scenery Project

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