OK 6.15 is here! This version includes further refinements
and optimizations, the most notable among them being support for more joysticks
in OS-X, and MAJOR reductions in the VIDEO RAM requirement (about 40%
(!!!) in typical cases). On many machines, this is enough for you to
crank up the texture res a notch without overflowing your 3-D card! You
will notice the "bug fixes" column for this release is pretty short, and
the items are trivial and it is debateable if they are even bugs... it
looks like we are out of bugs to fix now, and are now hitting optimizations...
almost time for some cool new features! So I think the optimizations and
joystick expansion will be the most-wanted features of this beta, but there
is other stuff too. Here is the list:
Video RAM reduction of 40% at moderate to high texture res!
Load-time speedup of 15%!
Visible speedbrakes on the wings! Pop the speedbrakes on the airliners
and see them visually, as requested.
Briefer can now print the weather report to a text file so you may
print it, etc, for viewing during flight.
Take screenshots now. Take all you like of them (you are no longer
restricted by Windows ability to store only 1 shot). See the SPECIAL menu.
More joysticks are now supported and more thoroughly. Also More
Landing gear warning horn silencer, as requested.
Mixture and ignition status avail for data output.
Engine failure by seperation from aircraft. Yes, this is "interesting".
VERY "interesting". sometimes FATALY "interesting".
Load and save flight plans in your FMS system, as requested. Share
them with your friends if you like! They are ".FMS" files in your "output/FMS
Version 6 Overview
Tire smoke OK, even on the replay and even if you blow a tire.
Refined realweather interpretation... X-Plane and Briefer cannot be fooled
by erroneous or contradictory remarks.
All navaid data avail for udp output even if the cockpit is not up.
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