What's New

November 13, 2018

Added compatibility for X-Plane 11.30 beta 4

You needn't download distibution archive again. Just restart xVision 1.20 beta 2 and apply your solution. Done.
(If you upgraded from xVision 1.02 please read release notes for xVision 1.20 beta 2 below)

Feel free to send us a feedback by using the contact form.

November 09, 2018

Added compatibility for X-Plane 11.30 beta 3

You needn't download distibution archive again. Just restart xVision 1.20 beta 2 and apply your solution. Done.
(If you upgraded from xVision 1.02 please read release notes for xVision 1.20 beta 2 below)

Feel free to send us a feedback by using the contact form.

November 02, 2018

xVision 1.20 beta 2 for X-Plane 11.30 beta 2 is available

Release notes: (from last stable release 1.02)

  • 1. Shader tweaks reworked in order to reflect changes in pre-Vulkan shaders structure in XP 11.30 beta.
  • 2. Backup creation and restoration mechanism reworked in order to reflect changes in pre-Vulkan shaders structure in XP 11.30 beta.
  • 3. Shader tweak "Fog & scattering" redesigned: fog disappearing effect with altitude now has a moderate compensation.
  • 4. Shader tweak "Contrail fix" removed (obsolete with new XP 11.30 particles system).
  • 5. Changes in UI: Log window is always visible now.
  • 6. All stock solutions are redesigned.
  • 7. Minor bug fixes (and new bugs added indeed :).
How to install xVision 1.20 beta 2:
  • xVision 1.20 beta 2 works ONLY WITH X-PLANE 11.30 BETA 2,3 and requires separate installation from xVision 1.02. Please do not mix xVision 1.02 and 1.20 installations.
  • All solutions are not compatible with XVision 1.02 solutions. New version will read solutions created in xVision 1.02 (you'll see warnings) but they need to be reworked manually. After that you can save it in new xV version to make them 100% compatible.
    First of all please pay attention to shader tweak parameters which are expressions. They may not work in 11.30. Also check custom patches: it may become not compatible. All solutions included in beta distribution package have been reworked - use them as an examples. Or contact your solution author. Also feel free to contact us regarding such issues.
  • To install xVision 1.20 unzip the distribution archive into a separate directory which does not require administrative privilegies. DO NOT START EXE DIRECTLY FROM ARCHIVE!
  • Before starting the tool please make sure that you have all original X-Plane 11.30 shaders in sim. Tweaked or modified shaders can't be used by xVision.
  • The first time you run the tool, it will ask you the main X-Plane installation directory, automatically detect target X-Plane version, find the appropriate resources, shaders, plugins and shaders cache directory and create an initial backup of main visual resources and shaders. This backup folder is created in main xVision directory and named "BACKUP".
    This process takes quite a long time with XP 11.30, so please be patient.
Known issues:
  • 1. Backup processing and solution applying take a lot of time. It's not a bug but feature. New pre-Vulkan shaders structure have transformed some shader files from one single file in XP 11.26 to (>8000) files in 11.30. That's why solution processing needs more time. We strongly recommend to add the entire X-Plane directory or \Resources\Shaders\ directory in exceptions list of your antivirus software (including built-in Windows defender).
  • 2. The visual results of same solution in XP 11.26 and 11.30 may slightly differ. In 11.30 developers made many changes in sim parameters affecting visuals. And 11.30 is still in aggressive development right now. Obviously, solution parameters will need additional calibration. It's a BETA.
  • 3. Tweak "General glow of night textures" have an issue in this beta. If level of visual effects in X-Plane graphics settings is below HDR, this tweak affects also virtual cockpit. And it affects water reflection brightness.
Captains, please don't forget to help X-Plane developers to make the sim better. We urgently recommend to refrain from the regular use of xVision with current X-Plane 11.30 beta. Because errors in xVision can overlap with X-Plane beta issues. Just enjoy stock X-Plane and send bug reports to Laminar Research.

Beta version is available here
Please feel free to send us a feedback by using the contact form .

Have a good weekend!
xVision team.

October 31, 2018

xVision 1.02 for X-Plane 11.26 is available

Release notes:

  • New tweak "FXAA Tuning" available. It tunes special values in FXAA shader. Affects speed and quality of antialiasing.
  • Some changes in Impressive_for_Lua and Classic_for_Lua solutions.
  • Old X-Plane 11.25 and 11.21 versions have a limited suppot now (and will be not supported soon).
  • Minor bug fixes.
How to update xVision to 1.02:
  • All solutions are compatible.
  • To update replace old XVision.exe in your xVision directory to new XVision.exe from new distribution archive.
  • If you are using stock "Impressive_for_Lua" or "Classic_for_Lua" solutions replace them from new distribution archive.

New version is available here or via your Simmarket account.
Please feel free to send us a feedback by using the contact form .

Have a good flights!
xVision team.

October 27, 2018

Dear Captains,

Congratulations all of us on long-awaited beta release of X-Plane 11.30!
Since yesterday we are working hard on the compatible xVision release. There is no exact date of release, but we hope that xVision 11.20 beta 1 for X-Plane 11.30 beta 1 will be available in a week.
Have a nice time, xVision team.

August 01, 2018

Update to Fog & Scattering tweak

  • Fixed the issue with low visibility and foggy conditions (visibility stayed at normal level).

How to update:

If you are using old 1.00 version of tool, you need to update it to 1.01 version (see below, post July 26, 2018).
If you are already using actual version (1.01), you need just restart the tool and apply your solution. Done.



July 26, 2018

xVision version 1.01

X-Plane 11.0.21.1 (stable), X-Plane 11.0.25.3 (11.25 Beta 2) support

  • Fixed the issue with some Asia locales/codepages. (Message "Data for your X-Plane version is corrupt").
  • Custom patch "LightsDayNightSmoothTransition" removed from Impression and Classic solutions (it causes PAPI light doesn't working during the day).

How to update from 1.00:

1. IMPORTANT! Delete settings.opt file in main xVision directory (if settings.opt exists there).
2. Replace old files in main xVision directory with new ones from archive. Do not touch BACKUP directory.
3. Start the tool. You will asked one more time for X-Plane directory and activation key.



July 19, 2018

xVision version 1.00 beta (testing)

X-Plane 11.0.21.1 (stable), X-Plane 11.0.25.3 (11.25 Beta 2) support

  • 15+ different shader tweaks with fully customisable options for clouds, lighting, terrain, atmosphere, water adjustments.
  • Post-process effects that can be used natively in X-Plane without external utilities:
    DPX, Technicolor2, Sepia, Curves, Levels, LiftGammaGain, Technicolor, Vibrance, Tonemap, BrightnessContrastSaturation, SharpenBlurring for the whole scene.
    Technicolor2, DPX, Sepia, Levels, LiftGammaGain, Technicolor, Vibrance, Tonemap, BrightnessContrastSaturation separately for virtual cockpit rendering stage.
  • Custom patches to make user tweaks.
  • Resources manager to control visual resources and FlyWithLua scripts.