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  1. I released a small update for 1.8. Wish you all happy holidays! Alex Little Navmap 1.8.4 released Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes This release fixes several errors and adds two new export functions for the Reality XP GNS 530W/430W V2 and GTN 750/650 Touch. The changelog below contains links to the relevant parts of the manual if applicable. The program will automatically show a question dialog and then copy and prepare the included Navigraph database on first start if the included cycle 1707 is still used. The included database received minor updates. For Linux users: The startup shell scripts have been deleted since they are not needed anymore. The program can be started directly from any folder. ►► Please reload the scenery databases to avoid problems with saved flight plans. ◄◄ Included Progams Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.6. See included CHANGELOG.txt for a list of changes. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.8.3. See included CHANGELOG.txt. Changes from Release 1.8.3 to 1.8.4 Added flight plan export for Reality XP GTN and GNS units in the Export Flight Plan to other Formats menu. See here in the manual: FPL (Reality XP Garmin GNS), GFP (Reality XP Garmin GTN) and Export Sub-Menu. Added option to save Garmin flight plans with user defined waypoints to avoid locked waypoints on AIRAC cycle mismatch. See dialog Options on tab Flight Plan and here in the online manual: Notes about the Garmin Formats GFP and FPL. Added X-Plane 3D airport attribute in the airport search window in the dropdown list All Ratings. Also shown in airport facilities list in tooltips and information window. Now displaying runway names for SIDs and STARs with reference to multiple parallel or all runways in procedure search. Partial solution for issue #179. Needs scenery database reload. macOS compatibility changed since program crashes on 10.9 and below. Now at least version 10.10 is needed. Program now refuses to run on Mavericks or older and shows an error dialog. This had to be done due to requirements in used programming libraries. Added setting in dialog Options on tab Map to disable tooltips for selected map features: airports, navaids or airspaces. Changed route description text field to mono-spaced font and changed wrapping for better readability. Added warning dialog when AIRAC cycle is not available when saving flight plans in X-Plane FMS 11 format. Helipads can now be selected as a start position from the map context menu. Small adjustment to taxiway labels to show more often. Added display for airport regions where available. Updated French translation, French manual and legend. Updated database to allow future fixes of issue #179. Database minor version changed to 8 to indicate updated schema. Reloading the scenery databases is recommended. Fixed Errors Fixed Majestic Dash FPR flight plan export on Windows. Departure runway is now correctly assigned according to SID runway when loading from formats which do not support departure parking (e.g. FMS or FPL). Made flight plan format detection more tolerant for X-Plane FMS 11 files with missing cycle information. Fixed issues where X-Plane cannot load STAR in FMS 11 flight plans because runway reference is missing. Now using correct AIRAC cycle from nav database when writing X-Plane FMS 11 files. Used simulator database version previously which could result in X-Plane warnings and unusable flight plans. Fixed issue where helipad was not loaded correctly from FSX PLN files in certain cases. Fixed Linux build to avoid problems with shared libraries on some platforms for all programs. Removed unneeded startup scripts for Linux. Program executable can now be started directly from any folder without setting library path. Fixed problem where French translation was loaded if OS has French as second or third language. Solved problem where translation files were loaded mixed in some cases. Fixed problem with initial wrong folder selection if default does not exist when saving or exporting flight plans. Fixed No Simulator found ... warning dialog for Linux and macOS which should show up only on Windows first startup. Made program more tolerant for older database files and improved compatibility. Number of approach lighting systems is now correctly assigned to airports in loaded X-Plane scenery data. This issue resulted in many airports having an ALS indication where none is. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.
  2. Navigraph decided to release cycle 1712 already. No need to wait for December 7th for the next update. You can get it right now. Here is a short manual that shows how to add the add-on mapping in the FMS Data Manager. Alex
  3. Perfect. Hopefully LM will get away from this BGL mess (which caused me a lot of work too) and finds a better solution. Updated default navdata would not hurt either. And I hope whenever they move to a new format that it is documented for the public. BGL is actually not. A lot of people spent a huge amount of time at fsdeveloper to document the format in the wiki. Alex
  4. Errr... I think it is the other way round. Lemme xplain: X-Plane comes with a relatively "recent" 1611 navdatabase that already has features that the FSX/P3D BGL stuff simply cannot cover: Speed limits in procedures, one-way airways, upper altitude limits for airways and SID/STAR names that can be displayed correctly and are not limited to five characters. Also it can use SIDs and STARs already in its stock GPS, the G1000 and the FMS. Additionally the whole X-Plane scenery database is easy to update. When you update the X-Plane navdata with Aerosoft or Navigraph, LNM just reads the updated navdata files. Navigraph or Aerosoft just put some files into a directory and that's it. All features there, only newer. Not so easy with the BGL files. fsAerodata does its best to mitigate all the problems with the scenery database in P3D and jumps through hoops to update the data and the airports and I think they do a good job there. But some limitations like the above mentioned missing speed limits will remain with the current BGL system. Biggest benefit for X-Plane users is that they get airspaces now. The rest of the navdatabase in LNM is the same as before. If an approach does not match in FSX/P3D (can also happen in X-Plane but less likely) you better get a freeware or payware add-on airport. Otherwise you'll end up in the field. See extreme example from the LNM manual of a German airport which was rebuilt in 2013 in a different spot: Taken from FSX stock data. There are already freeware add-ons which put the airport to the right place. Needless to say that it is already in the right place in X-Plane. So, IMHO the option to update the LNM navdata is more beneficial for P3D users. Additionally you can always install the fsAerodata update where the stock airports are corrected, renamed, replaced and so on. Alex
  5. Little Navmap 1.8.3 released - Navigraph Support Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit) ► Screenshots ► Online Manual ► Features Notes This release adds support for Navigraph updates and includes a full AIRAC cycle 1707 including procedures, airspaces, navaids and more. Note that Navigraph updates will only be available as of December 7th with the next cycle 1713. Furthermore, new flight plan export formats like the Majestic Dash and the new X-Plane 11 FMS format were added. Changes from Release 1.6.7 to 1.8.3 Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.5. Minor changes only. Little Navconnect was updated to 1.8.2. Minor changes and bug fixes only. The program will automatically prepare the included Navigraph database on first start. Reloading the scenery databases is recommended. Improvements Navigraph Added Navigraph database cycle 1707 to program download archive. Database is prepared and used automatically on startup. See the Navigation Databases chapter in the manual for more information. Added sub-menu for Navigraph database in menu Scenery Library with three display options. Program can now display mixed data (e.g. FSX/N in titlebar) on map and in information window: Complete airports and ILS from simulator data. Navaids, airways, airspaces and procedures from third party navdata like Navigraph. Changed main window title bar to indicate usage of navdata (e.g. Navigraph): FSX/N: simulator and navdata, (FSX)/N: navdata only and FSX: simulator only. See Window Title in the online manual. Additonal third party database is now opened from application directory first and can be overloaded in settings database directory by a newer one. Programm checks database internal compilation time before copying and creates database indexes on demand. Database is copied and prepared on first startup. Flight Plan Export Enabled saving of the new X-Plane 11 FMS file format and added warning before saving since the format is not usable by X-Plane 11.05. FMS 11 is now the default format when saving FMS although it needs at least a 11.10 beta version. FMS 3 can still be saved using the export option. See in the manual: FMS 11 and FMS 3. Added flight plan export for Majestic Dash. Currently limited to waypoints. See in the manual: FPR. Added export for IXEG 737 flight plan format. See in the manual: FPL. Flight plan export to Flight Factor Airbus added. See in the manual: corte.in. Translation Updated English manual and French program translation. Added translated offline manual PDF by Patrick. Not yet available online. Added French legend and updates to translation. Options Added settings in option dialog on tab User Interface to force user interface language and locale (number format, date format and more) in program to English. Added options to disable restoring the last search parameters, information window content and aircraft trail on startup in options dialog on tab Startup. Other Updated Linux startup script so that it can be used also by the desktop launcher (thanks to Valerio for the tip). Now adding all readme and changelog files to macOS deployment. Added command line option -s or --settings-directory that allows to change the ABarthel part of the settings directory for testing purposes like running more than one version of Little Navmap. Fixed display of navaids in information dock window on procedure tab and removed SIDs and STARs since this information was not useful. Added cycle information to X-Plane menu item in scenery library menu showing AIRAC cycle of loaded X-Plane database. Scenery library menu item is now disabled instead of being hidden if only one simulator is installed. Adapted airspace and COM display to new types. Added caution airspace. Information dock window on tab Runways/Helipads can now display more than one ILS for a runway end (EDDF 25R/07L in X-Plane). Fixed Errors Fixed error where ARINC name of procedures was not loaded causing problems when exporting and loading flight plans. Fixed problem in ATS route string parser where an airway as an invalid first entry did not generate a warning message. Fixed error in route string parser which did not recognize STARs correctly. Fixed error where first enroute waypoint contained an airway reference after calculating with SID in some cases. This caused problems when exporting some flight plan formats and in the route string parser. Fixed several display issues with large airspaces and airways crossing the anti meridian. These showed up mirrored with their tooltips in other parts of the world. Small problems remain (e.g. Melbourne FIR). FSX/P3D: Added workaround for scenery sort order with add-on.xml files missing layer id. Now forcing navaid updates of fsAerodata to highest priority. Fixed error where an automatic connect was attempted even when hostname is empty. Fixed problem with almost invisible checkbox, radiobutton and toolbar-button state in night mode. Fixed error with wrong ILS pitch in X-Plane compiler. Value was rounded to integer value. Better handling of X-Plane OpenAirspace comments. Fixed crashes and freezes with invalid or incomplete procedures. Drawing code is now more robust for invalid procedure legs as they appear in some add-on scenery. Fixed problem where invalid procedure legs were not recognized (course/heading to DME distance or VOR radial). Fixed problem where no scenery database was selected on first startup causing crashes when loading a flight plan. Fixed handling of missing or inaccessible legend file. Now silently ignores error and redirects to web page if unavailable. Fixed error in scenery library menu where a menu item could be deselected resulting in no selection at all. See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.
  6. Hi All, Little Navmap stable release 1.6.6 - adds airspaces to X-Plane and more. Announcement is here. This update includes several bugfixes, small GUI improvements, a revised manual and support for the OpenAir airspace format for X-Plane. Alex
  7. Right, not really incorrect to mention 0 errors but the rest of the dialog looks alarming and thus confusing. Alex
  8. I concentrated so much on testing buggy sceneries that I overlooked some misbehavior of the program if the sceneries have *no* errors: A dialog is shown that that says "Found 0 errors in 1 scenery entries when loading the scenery database". You can ignore the 0 errors safely. The error log is also empty if there are 0 errors. Alex
  9. Hi All, here is the update that fixes several crashes when loading X-Plane scenery. Announcement. Alex
  10. Hi All, thanks for the kind words! I'm currently ironing out a few bugs that result in crashes when reading the X-Plane database. Hope to release an update soon. Alex
  11. Hi All, the biggest change in this version is X-Plane support for almost all Little Navmap features: Scenery Database, moving map, traffic, weather and more. The update is also recommended for FSX/Prepar3D users because of several bugfixes and other small improvements like the new configurable update notification which will show a dialog if a new release is available. Announcement on my page with all links. Screenshots Online Manual Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Changes from Release 1.4.4 to 1.6.3 The scenery database format has changed and the program will ask to erase its own databases if started. Enhancements X-Plane 11 Can read full X-Plane scenery database: Airports, aprons, taxiways, navaids, airways, procedures (including speed limits). Also add-on overrides and path exclusions in the options dialog. Supports navdata updates. Display of AI aircraft on map and in information window. Weather from X-Plane downloaded weather file `METAR.rwx` (station or nearest station). Copy airspaces from FSX or P3D to X-Plane database. FMS and FLP flight plan file loading and saving. Moving map. Needs the _Little XpConnect_ X-Plane plugin which is included in the download archive. Altitude and one-way restrictions for airways are considered when calculating flight plans. Supported platforms are Windows, macOS and Linux for all programs. General Automatic update check on startup (daily, weekly or manual) with settings in options dialog on tab `Startup`. Added push buttons in flight plan and procedure search top area to remove selection and map highlights. Rhumb line measurement now shows both magnetic and true course where declination is based on origin. Can now load and save FMS and FLP flight plan formats. Can load FS9 flight plan format. Route string generation is now more robust for malformed and incomplete flight plans. Now erasing wrong airway entries at departure and destination when loading flight plan to avoid problems with malformed flight plans from other tools. Shows startup positions in the information window now. Added donation link to help menu and about dialog. Bug Fixes and Improvements Improved weather display for nearest station: Added name, distance and map link to reporting station if that is an airport. FSX and P3D: Fixed several problems with magnetic declination by using `magdec.bgl` file now. Fixed issues when loading P3D v4 add-on.xml. Fixed crash when loading older FSX/P3D scenery. Fixed handling and display of helipads. Now using name as an identifier. Improved detection of military and closed airports. Database loading dialog now pops up after erasing incompatible databases. Fixed missing encoding in saved FSX PLN files causing problems with other tools. See the include file `CHANGELOG.txt` for a detailed list of all changes across all versions. Alex
  12. Little Navmap update and bugfix Release Most important change are bugfixes regarding crashes with P3D v4 scenery data. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Notes The littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was dropped in Little Navmap version 1.4.4. You can use littlenavmap.exe on all computers now, no matter if SimConnect is installed or not. The map theme can change after the update in some cases. Simply change it back to your previous theme. The GUI style can change after the update in some cases. Go to the options dialog to revert back to the style you used before. Changelog from 1.4.3 to 1.4.4 Added light (Positron) and dark (Dark Matter) maps from CARTO. SimConnect is now detected and loaded dynamically. The file littlenavmap-nosimconnect.exe was removed since it is not needed anymore. littlenavmap.exe can now also be used on bare computers without SimConnect or flight simulator installation. Added notification message if SimConnect was not found in connect dialog. The file link in the information window is now removed if the file cannot be found. This happens on remote computers with copied databases. Added start positions to runway information. These are also available if the airport has no runways. Improved aircraft progress display and fixed multiple omissions. Fixed potential crashes when a style is unavailable. Half transparent aircraft icon fixed. Fixed problem with links in scenery database error dialog opening inline. Changed to Qt library 5.9. Note that the GTK style is not available anymore in Linux. P3D v4 runways, aprons and taxiways are now read correctly. This affects all BGL files that are created using the v4 SDK compiler. Fixed crash with P3D v4 BGL files and other crashes that appear after applying the P3D v4 hotfix 1 and loading the scenery library. Added support for P3D v4 add-on.xml packages. These are now read from subdirectories of C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\add-ons and C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons. Full changelog.
  13. Gents, thank you for the nice welcome! And a big thank you to @OMGEDSON for helping with the v4 test! Alex
  14. Hi All, I just released the final: The announcement with a small changelog and all links is here. Direct download for Windows and Screenshots. Prepar3D v4 is supported and you can also run v3 and v4 parallel with separate databases without changing paths. Alex