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News! - xEnviro environment plugin updated... again to v1.09!

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News! - xEnviro environment plugin updated... again to v1.09!


Errr! what happened there? Just a few days after the release of the long awaited v1.08, then v1.09 is very quickly on the blocks with some fixes.


Changelog v1.09 notes:

All notable changes to xEnviro project will be documented in this file.

### [Known issues]
- Freezing during initial start up
- Camera zoom is not supported by the volume rendered atmosphere.
- Incorrect camera angle inside 3D cockpit.
- Rough objects edges at mid and low resolutions

### [1.09]
### Added
- Cloud shadows.
- Checkbox to display crepuscular rays.
- Crepuscular rays.

### Changed
- Blending for overcast layer adjusted to avoid early terrain clipping.

### Removed
- Cloud shadows distance slider removed.


Certainly it is very nice to see (for a change) a quick response to bugs and issues, my guess is that v1.10 will not be long in coming along either.


So where is the xEnviro 1.08....  09 review? There is one thing to note about xEnviro and that it is a bit of a shape shifter, and that is not an excuse. You don't have the tools to adjust the plugin as it runs in real time, so you can look at certain elements and then when you return then those elements have totally changed...  so you have to build up a picture over a period of time, plus now we suddenly have updates also coming along. When everything settles down, I'll give you my perspective on the updates, but currently it is mixed, from the really brilliant to the "not sure about that" categories, overall it is far more to the brilliant than the other end of the scale, I will note though the feel is again quite different from 1.07/06


These images (v1.08) are over Albuquerque, New Mexico, and they are quite spectacular, and note the clear silhouette over the Sandia Mountains and the clean line to the horizon, impressive!


xEnviro 08 - 1.jpgxEnviro 08 - 2.jpg


v1.09 is free to all current xEnviro registered users, just go to the xEnviro site to update : xEnviro.net



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Yes! the xEnviro Environment Engine by Commercial Simulation Systems LLC is Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :



Price is US$69.90

Sorry this plugin is Windows only at this point, But Mac is coming eventually!


News by Stephen Dutton
18th April 2018
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(Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions)
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