Version 7.41

7.41 was a long time in coming - 6 months altogether. There were a couple of early betas and then Austin went quiet for a couple months while all the new instruments were developed. Then there was a series of 7.40 betas and release candidates, and at the last minute the version number was clocked to 7.41 with a couple of last bug fixes and one-plusses.

A lot of the rendering code was redesigned; frame rate impact appears to be inconsistent - some folks are seeing faster, other slower. One thing for sure: going by the list of stuff in this list, Austin's rate of development on X-Plane remains constant. There's a lot of material here, but not terribly well organized. This is how it comes off the X-Plane web page, modulo some format fixups and typo corrections...
 

NEW STUFF FOR 7.41

REDESIGNED PANEL INSTRUMENTS:

TONS of new instruments, with most every instrument overhauled to Sergio Santagada's new standards. We now have up to FOUR LAYERS OF SHADOWS, FONTS, AND NEEDLES FOR EACH AND EVERY INSTRUMENT! (about 600 so far) These new instruments are incredible, and represent 3 months of work for Austin, and easily a year for Sergio... check them out! The new instruments can be PNG files, not just BMP, for Sergio (or you, if you are a panel-designer!) to get the alpha-blending options just right.

Here is a small sampling for your pleasure... remember, these are the DEFAULT instruments... you can drag them into your cockpit in your airplane in 5 seconds flat! These new instruments are too numerous to mention here, but include:


NEW SCENERY FEATURES:

NEW FLIGHT MODEL FEATURES:


NEW AUDIO FEATURES:

NEW GENERAL UTILITY FEATURES:


PANEL EDITING FEATURES IN PM


REFINEMENT


FORMAT CHANGES:

SPEED INCREASES:


Version 7 Overview

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