X-Plane 11.30 Public Beta 2, Available Now

Laminar Research has now made available X-Plane 11.30 Beta 2 for public testing.  The latest version corrects a number of significant bugs with the previous beta release and continues to build upon the existing platform.  Specifically with respect to Steam, expect beta 2 in the next couple of days.

The developer further acknowledges a number of existing performance issues, however, these items are currently being addressed.  Beta 3 is coming very soon.

Please see below for the complete announcement according to Ben dated November 3, 2018.

X-Plane 11.30 beta 2 went up yesterday – it fixes a few of our really big bugs, e.g. crashing and completely whacked out graphics. In terms of what’s next for the beta:

  • We should have a Steam version of beta 2 early next week. As always, Steam betas will wait until we’ve proven a beta doesn’t crash; given how easy it is to get Steam betas, we can’t risk the reputation of the product by posting broken betas.  The delay for Steam betas should be days, unless the beta is broken, in which case you shouldn’t want it anyway.
  • We have a number of performance problems that we’re looking into now. The good news is that these are perf problems that may be fixable; the new tech in 11.30 that was suppose to be fast actually is fast, so I’m optimistic that things will run decently once we get these lumps out.
  • We should have beta 3 mid next week; we don’t have much out-standing in terms of flight model compatibility bugs.

If you make a third party aircraft, you should be carefully evaluating your aircraft for compatibility bugs ASAP. The window for reporting compatibility bugs is going to close next week, and if you tell us late in the beta (after the app has been available for six weeks) that there’s a compatibility problem, you may have to wait for a patch to get a fix.

Do not wait for the release candidate to check compatibility!

To review the original announcement, see the article titled “X-Plane 11.30 Beta 2 and Beyond” by Ben Supnik via the X-Plane developer blogKeep in mind, certain third party software products may not be fully compatible with the latest update.

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