X-Plane 6.70 Released
8:38 AM | Tim Morgan | Comment on this story
Austin Meyer of Laminar Research has released version 6.70 of his general-aviation flight simulator X-Plane. The new version, among the last for the 6.xx series, incorporates some new features and optimizations found in the beta 7.00 release. The complete list:
- New plugins.
- Some speed optimizations from Version-7 applied for higher frame-rate.
- C key to bring up sectional chart.
- FADEC failures now available.
- Failures now outputtable by udp selection.
- DME avail to carriers and frigates.
- Beta prop option in Plane-Maker to get thet reverse just right.
- World-Maker auto-grid option stays away from the env edges so the env edges are always perfect.
- In Plane-Maker, put the new water gage in the supplementary folder on the panel of your water bomber... then skim the ocean to pick up water to drop on fires!
- World-Maker apt/nav search improved... now finds apt and nav ids of even non-standard length.
- Support for more OS-X joysticks.
- More fine-tune control over the view in world-maker when using the SHIFT +/-/arrows to really get those runways positoned perfectly.
- No more crashing when pulling the mixture on lift-fans.
- Cars and houses and stuff do not turn on their lites quite so easily.. they were turning on their lites even on a cloudy day.
- Fires can be put out by dropping flame-retardant on them.
X-Plane 6 is the current version of Laminar's massive flight simulator which allows players to take up a seemingly endless number of aircraft around the Earth and into outer space. Meyer is currently working to release the next generation of his simulator, X-Plane 7, while continuing to support version 6.
Download X-Plane 6.70 Beta/Demo (99 MB)
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