Server … could not be resolved

A long standing bug has been found in all versions of XSquawkBox with the interpretation of the VATSIM master status list – this bug manifests as XSquawkBox being unable to connect to servers from the serverlist, giving the error “Server <servername> could not be resolved”.

A bugfix will be coming shortly in 1.3.3b4.

At present, because of this bug, there is a 20% chance that XSquawkBox will be unable to find the server list.  Restarting X-Plane will allow it to try again.

XSquawkBox 1.3.3 beta 3 released

XSquawkBox 1.3.3 beta 3 has been released and is available on the download page.

Beta 3 adds some stability fixes to prevent XSB from crashing when it is unable to initialise VATSIM voice support.

It also removes the long obsolete transponder control item from the menu.  Transponder control via the transponder in your aircraft will continue to work as normal.

This beta expires on 4 June 2017.

XSquawkBox 1.3.3 beta 2 released

XSquawkBox 1.3.3 beta 2 has been released and is available on the download page.

In addition to the bug fixes in beta 1, this beta adds a bug fix for the broken popup lists and for a bug in the connection dialog to do with airline search.

This beta is highly recommended for all users running X-Plane 11 as it fixes a UI bug that was masquerading as many other bugs.

This beta expires on 20 May 2017.