Since I'm tired of seeing nothing here for the past day (yes some of us for some reason check for new blogs over and over....its a compulsion), I figured I'd share some of the not-so-spammy-spam that has been cluttering my mailbox from Laminar Research!
X-Plane 10 is here!!! Full information here
Some new features:
Obvious graphical improvements
"Plausable" scenery, never again look at the annoying looking flight sim ground! (sweet!)
Better handling of multithreading on multicore/multicpu systems
New weather system, clouds now look real from all angles, and not weird/2d when you're at the same altitude as them.
more...check first link for full list
Now is this fully compatible with APM? I don't know yet, the demo is available but i haven't tried it, i'll give it a shot tomorrow, i expect it should be no problem, however i have not read full release notes to see if there have been any changes with network controllers and data throughput. Either way, X-Plane is by far my fav flight sim, and its nice to see its gotten even better :)