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0.9.9.1 (In Development)

  • [ADDED] 737-100 and -200 to the aircraft list

 

0.9.9.0 (2 October 2019)

The Progression Update

  • [ADDED] Career mode*
  • [ADDED] Awards system*
  • [ADDED] Integrated records system*
  • [ADDED] Flight-specific sounds (flight numbers, destinations, time, temperature, etc.)**
  • [ADDED] In-sim menu and in-sim message support to X-Plane 10 and 11 via PACXBridgeXP
  • [ADDED] Crash detection and appropriate logic
  • [ADDED] Ability to display certain messages from PACX inside the simulator
  • [ADDED] Option to enable/disable filter (PA) effect on custom audio files
  • [ADDED] Fokker 50, 70, and 100 to the aircraft database
  • [ADDED] LTFM to the airport database
  • [ADDED] Default boarding music
  • [FIXED] An issue that could cause unreliable network communication with PACX
  • [FIXED] Capitalization of certain notable events
  • [FIXED] An issue that could cause directories to only partially copy
  • [FIXED] An issue that could cause passenger counts not to be loaded from the FlightConfiguration.xml file
  • [CHANGED] Boarding complete is always announced
  • [CHANGED] Refined UI
  • [CHANGED] Made incidents moderately more likely
  • [CHANGED] The START button is now a MENU button
  • [CHANGED] Audio delays are better handled for boarding complete and cabin ready announcements

*A more detailed topic on these is coming soon.

**The sounds, although present, may still require additional editing or refinement. We will use feedback from the community, and our own review, to continue to improve them.

 

0.9.8.0 (9 July 2019)

  • [FIXED] Generic Public Address not playing recorded audio
  • [FIXED] Start Flight "OK" and "Cancel" button not re-enabling after invalid input
  • [CHANGED] Departure ICAO, Arrival ICAO, and Flight Number are capitalized

 

0.9.7.0 (8 July 2019)

  • [ADDED] Boarding music option
  • [FIXED] Repetitive extreme flying event generation
  • [FIXED] Potential repetitive generation of turbulence event
  • [FIXED] Excessive false positives from extreme flying
  • [FIXED] In-flight service suspension announcement looping
  • [FIXED] In-flight service never being unsuspended after suspension
  • [FIXED] Wi-Fi option not reading from FlightConfiguration.xml
  • [FIXED] Incorrect parsing of times entered in hhmm format (0230, etc.)
  • [CHANGED] Updated documentation
  • [CHANGED] Custom safety demonstration files now have the PA effect applied
  • [CHANGED] Sound related errors are now better logged
  • [CHANGED] Deboarding now starts automatically after 30 seconds regardless of the seatbelt sign*

*The seatbelt sign can still be used to trigger deboarding sooner. The automatic trigger was added to overcome issues with aircraft that do not properly report the seatbelt sign.

 

0.9.6.0 (18 June 2019)

  • [ADDED] Various missing aircraft
  • [FIXED] Erroneous extreme flying detection during landing
  • [FIXED] Erroneous extreme taxi detection during landing
  • [FIXED] Bank detection

 

0.9.5.0 (16 June 2019)

  • [ADDED] Unsafe takeoff/landing condition logic
  • [ADDED] Unsafe taxi condition logic
  • [ADDED] Seatbelt sign assistance option
  • [ADDED] OTHH to the airports list
  • [ADDED] ATRs to the aircraft list
  • [FIXED] An issue with PACXBridge installing to Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
  • [FIXED] An issue with the random system allowing zero-percent odds to pass
  • [FIXED] A potential issue with auto-hiding during initial setup
  • [FIXED] An issue causing looping emergency announcements
  • [FIXED] In-flight service and standard announcements occurring during emergencies
  • [FIXED] An issue that could cause incorrect recorded public addresses to be played
  • [FIXED] Improper spacing on delay and ahead of schedule reports
  • [FIXED] An issue potentially causing incorrect installation of PACXBridge
  • [CHANGED] Extreme flying performed with the seatbelt sign off is treated more harshly by passengers
  • [CHANGED] Boarding can be bypassed by moving the aircraft early
  • [CHANGED] The show/hide hotkey will now minimize PACX when open
  • [CHANGED] Deboarding now begins when the engines and seatbelt sign are off
  • [CHANGED] Vocal recognition information is now logged
  • [CHANGED] Normalized wording of numbers in settings
  • [CHANGED] Allowed cancellation of public addresses if they become irrelevant
  • [CHANGED] Added information about how to cancel vocal interaction to the user guide
  • [CHANGED] G-force is now included in extreme flight calculation

 

0.9.4.0 (4 June 2019)

  • [ADDED] Ability to specify sound directory with the /sounddir command line argument
  • [FIXED] Incorrect altitude reading in X-Plane*
  • [FIXED] Incorrect ground speed reading in X-Plane
  • [CHANGED] Mute audio in external view is ignored when connected to X-Plane
  • [CHANGED] Missing sound files are now logged

*This issue is what was causing PACX to be stuck in climb mode.

 

0.9.3.0 (2 June 2019)

  • [ADDED] Integrated seatbelt sign support for PMDG 737NGX, 747 QOTSII, and 777*
  • [ADDED] First run setup system
  • [ADDED] Tray icon menu
  • [ADDED] User documentation
  • [ADDED] A330 and A340 to the airplanes list
  • [FIXED] Public addresses starting back to back
  • [FIXED] Passengers not eating/drinking properly
  • [FIXED] Emergency public address repeating
  • [CHANGED] Improved FSUIPC detection and installation method
  • [CHANGED] Vertical speed variable
  • [CHANGED] Some passengers are hungry or thirsty by default
  • [CHANGED] Made passengers more forgiving for hunger and thirst
  • [CHANGED] Reduced in-flight service delay
  • [CHANGED] Increased maximum volume
  • [CHANGED] The installer now remembers your existing activation code

*This feature requires the SDK data broadcast to be enabled for those aircraft.

0.9.2.0 (1 June 2019)

  • [FIXED] An issue preventing flight uploads
  • [FIXED] A potential issue causing time calculation to stop
  • [FIXED] Deboarding getting stuck/not working
  • [FIXED] Ahead of schedule comment being applied to negative flights
  • [FIXED] Recorded audio being played at incorrect times
  • [FIXED] PACXBridge incorrectly/prematurely assigning variables*
  • [CHANGED] Added additional logging to assist in flight report logging
  • [CHANGED] Welcome message now plays when halfway boarded instead of immediately
  • [CHANGED] Changed "Time to Departure" to "Time Until Takeoff"
  • [CHANGED] Cruise altitude entry now properly supports unlabeled flight level entry (i.e. 340)
  • [CHANGED] Improved web infrastructure to reduce file size and allow larger flight reports

*This fix should also resolve the "sunroof" glitch in the PMDG 737 NGX.

 

0.9.1.0 (31 May 2019)

  • [ADDED] Option to mute audio in external view
  • [FIXED] Some decimal parsing causing issues with airport location

 

0.9.0.0 (31 May 2019 - Public Early Access Release)

  • [FIXED] Decimal time entry issue
  • [FIXED] Reversed after-landing message
  • [FIXED] Cabin status showing before asked
  • [FIXED] In-flight service incorrectly starting

 

0.8.9.9 (30 May 2019 - Release Candidate)

  • [ADDED] Announcement audio
  • [ADDED] Crew response audio
  • [ADDED] Ability to have multi-gender names
  • [ADDED] QualityWings 787 support
  • [FIXED] UI bug with custom safety demonstration selection
  • [FIXED] Volume scaling issue
  • [FIXED] Mid-flight crash relating to event manager
  • [FIXED] Crash related to in-flight service
  • [FIXED] Wrong default option from Vocal Control
  • [CHANGED] Finalized and improved name list

 

0.8.0.0 (24 May 2019)

  • [ADDED] Ability for PACX to report passenger count to GSX
  • [ADDED] In-flight service suspension
  • [ADDED] Support for more in-cockpit controls (PMDG 737, PMDG 747, and PMDG 777)
  • [ADDED] Aircraft WiFi option to user interface
  • [ADDED] Custom safety demonstration option
  • [ADDED] Logic for handling simulator disconnection
  • [ADDED] Ability to control seatbelt sign from PACX
  • [ADDED] Cabin ready check system
  • [ADDED] Option to playback voice
  • [ADDED] More medical incident varieties
  • [ADDED] Ability to use PACXBridge (or other network API-based services) across two machines easily
  • [FIXED] Announcement auto-accept timer beginning without all fields filled out
  • [FIXED] Deboarding time updating
  • [FIXED] Various X-Plane related issues
  • [FIXED] Potential issue preventing passengers from eating or drinking
  • [FIXED] False-positive diversion check
  • [FIXED] Ability to send announcements without filling out all fields
  • [FIXED] Medical incident not occurring
  • [CHANGED] Departure scenario conditions are checked before a flight can start
  • [CHANGED] Interaction menu items alphabetically sorted
  • [CHANGED] When enabled, voice playback is automatic upon completing an interaction
  • [CHANGED] Renamed and moved Network API Port
  • [CHANGED] The exact nature of medical incidents is displayed on the interface

 

0.7.1.0 (14 May 2019)

  • [ADDED] Ability to play-back audio heard during vocal recognition
  • [ADDED] Ability to save flight configuration for re-use implicitly by pressing CTRL+S on the popup
  • [ADDED] More delay length options
  • [ADDED] Additional aircraft to XML by default
  • [ADDED] Additional delay reasons
  • [ADDED] Additional diversion reason
  • [ADDED] Missing delay-related vocal input mappings
  • [ADDED] Ability Ahead of Schedule event and associated logic
  • [ADDED] Ability to cancel diversions
  • [ADDED] Ability to request and display deboarding time/progress
  • [FIXED] Sound volume/device controls not working
  • [FIXED] Crash related to the NetworkManager losing connection to a client
  • [FIXED] Deboarding getting stuck under certain circumstances
  • [CHANGED] Delays are recognized after 10 minutes (instead of 5)
  • [CHANGED] Interaction menu now displays a more descriptive label for the combo boxes
  • [CHANGED] Added logic for aircraft that do not report door positions normally to avoid missed announcements
  • [CHANGED] Delay lengths are now more clearly displayed

 

0.7.0.0 (10 May 2019)

  • [ADDED] PACXBridge to interact with the simulator directly
  • [ADDED] Ability to activate PACX vocal interaction via in-cockpit controls (TFDi Design 717 only for now)
  • [FIXED] Turbulence detection
  • [CHANGED] Updated network API significantly
  • [CHANGED] Durations can now be entered as "#.#h"
  • [CHANGED] Hitting escape will cancel the voice input auto accept timer
  • [CHANGED] Converted to FSUIPC for universal simulator support and improved data output*

*Although we initially intended to avoid FSUIPC, we determined that it is currently the most effective and cost-efficient solution. It will allow us to support Flight Simulator 2004, Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Prepar3D v1-4, and X-Plane (via XPUIPC). As well, it offers some data not directly available from standard simulator SDKs. As PACX matures, if FSUIPC is not sufficient, we will revisit the possibility of creating custom solutions instead.

 

0.6.1.0 (4 April 2019)

  • [ADDED] Return to Gate interaction option
  • [ADDED] ReturnToGate flight comment type (in the XML file)
  • [FIXED] Missing weather diversion comment support
  • [FIXED] Passengers being inappropriately drunk
  • [FIXED] Minor in-flight service generation bug
  • [FIXED] Flight status never becoming "Complete"
  • [FIXED] Fixed blank flight comments if an invalid comment was specified
  • [CHANGED] debugLog.txt file renamed to log.txt and generation location changed to %localappdata%\PACX
  • [CHANGED] Improved directory structure creation system
  • [CHANGED] Improved arrival text wording/timing

 

0.6.0.0 (23 March 2019)

  • [ADDED] Automatic update system
  • [ADDED] Installer system
  • [ADDED] Official hard/soft landing effects
  • [FIXED] Unreasonable passenger response to in-flight events
  • [FIXED] Landing rate detection
  • [FIXED] Unreasonable flight satisfaction ratings
  • [FIXED] Ability to drag the window from anywhere (it is now via the green button)
  • [FIXED] Door detection
  • [FIXED] Engine off detection
  • [FIXED] End of flight phase detection
  • [FIXED] Diversion display
  • [FIXED] Passengers making positive comments after unsatisfactory flights
  • [CHANGED] Diversion check is done after landing to avoid an instant response
  • [CHANGED] Comments on landing rate will no longer appear if the landing rate was not captured

 

0.5.5.0 (20 March 2019)

  • [ADDED] Ability to export/share a flight report
  • [ADDED] Ability to move the PACX interface around via click, hold, and drag
  • [CHANGED] Added/improved XML export variables and structure
  • [CHANGED] The passenger count will be randomly generated with the aircraft is selected

 

0.5.4.0 (4 March 2019)

  • [FIXED] Wording/display of times (in some cases)
  • [FIXED] Invalid times being set at flight start
  • [FIXED] Application freeze during certain simulator connection scenarios
  • [FIXED] Invalid data when flight is started while the simulator is paused
  • [FIXED] A crash during cruise
  • [FIXED] Expected departure time displaying during climb
  • [FIXED] Boarding status and time display after boarding is complete
  • [FIXED] Incorrect arrival time text
  • [FIXED] Incorrect tab order on the start flight popup
  • [FIXED] Popups opening while flyouts were expanded
  • [CHANGED] The boarding status check event will now open the flight status flyout

 

0.5.3.0 (3 March 2019)

  • [FIXED] Incorrect/unrealistic passenger loading time
  • [FIXED] Inability to enter decimal flight time
  • [FIXED] Events showing up incorrectly in certain data logs/exports
  • [FIXED] Crash caused by missing files on initial load
  • [CHANGED] Wording of "time to departure" label
  • [CHANGED] Improved wording of some error messages
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