X-Plane 11.30, Officially Released

Following an extended period of beta testing and incremental updates, Laminar Research has now designated X-Plane 11.30 RC3 as stable.  The news was confirmed earlier today via Threshold.  As most are probably already aware, X-Plane 11.30 is a significant update to the previous release build.  Features include a new ATC voice system, particle effects, updated Gateway airports, 4K resolution support, an experimental mode for flight model testing, countless bug fixes, and much more.

X-Plane 11.30 Public Beta Coming Soon?

Please see below for a list of new features and improvements according to the official release notes.

  • New ATC voice system.
  • Particles editor for aircraft.
  • Autopilot & aircraft systems updates:
    • Summary of AP changes in 11.30
    • Propeller feathering
    • Anti- and de-ice systems
    • Oxygen system
    • Autopilot parameters
    • Fixed turboprop engine governor
    • Vacuum systems
    • Vacuum gyro limitations & caging
  • Improved industrial zones in US autogen & reorganized library.
  • FM improvements / experimental FM UI option
  • Shader system rebuilt as part of port to Vulkan.
  • All of X-Plane is now 8.33kHz aware.
  • Panel res bumped to 4k.
  • Updated airspace to 2018 & Navigraph default data 1708.
  • Added sector altitudes in VFR map.
  • Updated joystick config files to use sim/autopilot/servos_off_any.
  • New UI options to enlarge font size.
  • New UI for manually setting joystick curves per axis.
  • Settings UI for re-enabling notification windows that have a “don’t show this again” checkbox.
  • Situation files get you close to landmarks for quick sight seeing.
  • User submitted joystick config file

To install the update, run the X-Plane installer and select “Update X-Plane.”  Please note, the update is not yet available for Steam customers.

If you’d like to review the official release notes, see the X-Plane 11 Knowledge Base.

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