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1.10 Beta is now available

Dev WNP78  24 days ago

Features:

  • Added Glass Fuselage part. This supports transparency, as well as hiding its front and back faces when connected to other glass parts. The glass will also shatter instead of exploding like other parts do. For some info on how to tweak it's material to make it look nice, check the part's description text by clicking/tapping on it in the parts list.
    Glass teaser shot
  • Added "Smooth Front" and "Smooth Back" options to fuselages. This alters the surface normals to make the shading of the joint appear seamless, without changing the actual shape of the parts. For this to work, there has to be another fuselage connected to the front or back connector and lined up.
    Smoothing teaser shot
  • Added an explosionScale XML attribute to bombs and missiles (inlcudes torpedos). Default values are:

    • Boom 25: 0.8

    • Boom 50: 1.6

    • Torpedo: 0.8

    • Inferno : 1

    • Cleaver : 1.8

    • Guardian: 1

    • Interceptor: 1

  • Added 4 input expressions (Funky Trees) variables:

    • TargetSelected, true if there is a target selected, otherwise false.

    • TargetHeading, the heading to the selected target in degrees.

    • TargetElevation, the vertical angle to the selected target in degrees.

    • TargetDistance, the distance to the selected target in metres.

  • Added a setting on iOS to change the framerate limit. (vSync already overrides the framerate limit on all other platforms)

Tweaks:

  • Upgraded to Unity 2019.4.8 (LTS). This did cause some issues with some mods which I think I have fixed up, but please test out as many mods as you can.
  • Turned down physics update in the designer (there's not even any physics in the designer, so hey) for a small-ish FPS boost.
  • By popular demand, allowed blueprint images to be shown while taking craft screenshots for an upload.
  • Tentatively removed an overlap in the clip planes between the near and far cameras. This was done to remove a seam ages ago, but it made the glass look a bit worse. This is where we need you testers! If you see a "seam" across your vision that is perpendicular to the view direction and about 0.4m from the game camera, please tell us! I've not found it on anything I've tried, but older mobile hardware is a possibility.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with connections that could lead to craft not loading in the designer - if you have any saved craft that would fail to load, try loading them again now.
  • Fixed bug with using the rate of the speed of the aircraft in input expressions.
  • Air-to-Air cannon prediction now disables when predictor quality set to off.
  • Fixed string comparison in input expressions on mobile platforms.
  • Orthographic keybind (default "C") disables when control is held, so it is not activated when trying to Ctrl+C.
  • Casting from number to boolean in input expressions is now consistent across platforms (now it evaluates to n>0).
  • Fixed some FT values on scaled cockpits - this could affect existing craft, if they have active stability programs and squashed cockpits.
  • Using speed variables in input expressions on AI craft now return correct values.

Existing Bugs:

  • Known (we're working on these):

    • There is a reported instance of FT being completely non-functioning on Chromebook. Awaiting user reply. Contact me if you have this issue and could help me trace it.

    • Smoothing with hard edges on back-to-back or front-to-front fuselages is wrong.

    • Glass doesn't show in the 3-view on craft uploads.

  • Fix complete (will be out in the next beta round):
  • Fixed in 1.10.103:

    • rate(TargetDistance) is broken

    • Glass with high opacity looks dark in the designer but not the flight view.

    • MultiRole missiles not appearing in the weapons view

    • FT = operator not working on mobile (SelectedWeapon, boolean comparison).

    • It's become a lot easier to clip through the terrain when crashing fast.

    • Multiplayer mod throws TypeLoadExceptions in the designer.

    • Magnet stops working when a weapon is fired.

    • Magnet may not work when set to AG 8 and within close proximity to an object on start.

    • App crash when user presses cancel on the blueprint selection window on MacOS.

    • Glass fuselages with different cross sections that were connected would hide their front and back faces.

    • Hugely scaled explosions look strange (should have known you would)

  • Fixed in 1.10.101:

    • Version number doesn't show properly in the about page (it's too long!). If you can't see the version, you have 1.10.100

    • Settings page on the main menu doesn't scroll.

    • An issue with the sea level or other scene objects moving when lots of particles were present.

    • Opacity not updating when you move the slider in the designer.

    • Metallic part materials caused glass to be opaque. Because metal is opaque or something I guess. In later beta rounds, the metallic value will be multiplied by the opacity, so that this doesn't happen.

HOW TO GET BETA

Steam

  1. Open the Steam client and go to your Library
  2. Right-click on SimplePlanes and select Properties
  3. Go to the Betas tab
  4. Select Public Test from the beta dropdown
  5. Click Close

Google Play

The Google Play version is still rolling out and will take a few hours. Go to this link and opt-in to beta test.

iOS

You can sign up for it here and you will be notified via TestFlight when it is available.

Edit: It's now available for iOS

Version 1.10.101 Changes

  • Glass metallic value is now multiplied by its opacity.
  • Added Toggle Fast Forward input.
  • Fixed an issue that caused mods to have pink terrain.
  • Fixed a bug where non-grouped glass parts wouldn't shatter properly.
  • Fixed bug where opacity would not update in the designer.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause massive, instantaneous global warming resulting in higher sea levels.
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    Version 1.10.101 is now live on Steam and should be available on Google Play in a few hours and on iOS in a day or two. Changes are listed at the end of the main post above.

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    All thanks go to Nicky (@WNP78) for this update. He did all of the work and he even wrote the blog post! Nice work, Nicky!

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    If you find a bug, please submit a bug report here. The most helpful thing you can do is to describe how we can recreate the problem. The more likely we can reproduce the problem at the office, the more likely we can fix it.

    Edit: iOS is now approved for beta testing and should be available in TestFlight. Refer to main post above for the link.

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    3,464 BRC21yt

    I wasn’t hating I was just saying it sucks for me that the beta is full :/@Qwertyuiop88

    1 hours ago
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    @BRC21yt no need to hate something you don't have.

    +1 10 hours ago
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    3,464 BRC21yt

    The beta is full for ios this sucks

    18 hours ago
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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Drrrf
    Never.

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    0 Drrrf

    Where is the IOS update!!!!

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    To the WW2 German Experiments library!

    3 days ago
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    Hmmm... this gives me an idea

    3 days ago
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    Wait explosion scaler?

    3 days ago
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    now glass?

    6 days ago
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    1,045 DeGebra

    @AndrewGarrison I am using a Amazon Fire HD 10th Gen

    9 days ago
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    4,345 Generalkeath

    Can’t whate for tracks To be added to the game. If they are going to be added...

    +1 9 days ago
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    @DeGebra What kind of device are you using? If it's a PC, do you have any mods running?

    10 days ago
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    1,045 DeGebra

    @AndrewGarrison So after I updated Simpleplanes, for some reason it has caused my game to run slower and crash a bit more. And some designs that I have dowloaded that ran smoothly on high physics now lag on high physics. Please fix it when you can. Thanks.

    10 days ago
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    1,422 Snowdog

    @Sparrow007 yup like a B-17

    +1 10 days ago
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    14.6k Sparrow007

    I think we need glass fuselage cone too, to build smooth structure like the nose of bomber.

    +5 11 days ago
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    1,316 natemomog

    is there a way to leave the beta? (steam=

    11 days ago
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    Well bois,we did it.
    2.0 is no more.

    +5 12 days ago
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    24.1k Mustang51

    Is it too late to join the iOS beta testing group?

    +1 12 days ago
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    1,173 Numbers

    @Mustang51 alot less drag too maybe

    12 days ago
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    7,919 BeryllCorp

    Is there another round of beta? Or the next release is the final version?

    12 days ago
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    24.1k Mustang51

    This smoothing is going to be fantastic. Lots of time will be saved with this!

    +1 13 days ago
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    1,173 Numbers

    Do you know the stats of the update and where it stands right now?@WNP78

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