XSquawkBox 1.3.2

The long overdue XSquawkBox 1.3.2 is now available for download.

It’s highly recommended that all X-Plane 10 users upgrade to 1.3.2 as prior versions of XSquawkBox contained a number of buffer overflow related bugs which could result in random crashes when connected to the network.

Please Note:  If you are upgrading, please ensure you remove all of the .xpl files (mac.xpl in particular) from your plugin directory before installing the new release.

Please Note: XSquawkBox is presently not supported on X-Plane 11 multi-head systems.  (X-Plane 11 is now supported on multihead starting with X-Plane 11.0r1 – CC – 2017-04-05)

Unfortunately, due to the updates in the X-Plane Multiplayer code, it is no longer possible to support versions of MacOS X prior to 10.8.  Also, due to some build system issues, the 32bit and 64bit plugins for MacOS X are now separate .xpl files, hence the requirement to remove the old .xpl files before installation – failure to do this will result in the old plugin being loaded in preference to the new one.

Highlights of the 1.3.2 release are:

  • Updates to the X-Plane Multiplayer Code (courtesy of the Swift project) to include asynchronous model loading support – you can now use a large CSL library without significant startup performance impact and with reduced memory overhead.
  • A significant number of buffer overflows were tracked down and fixed in order to address the crash on long private message issues that users discovered during Worldflight.
  • The TCAS Altitude difference limit has been increased to 10,000ft.
  • XSquawkBox no longer tries to take control of the simulator’s weather if you’ve set the update interval to 0.

You can download 1.3.2 from the Download page.