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Mission Generator

A plugin for X-Plane


Fourteenth Patch (v1.5.1)

2021-01-13

A recent change in X-Plane's scenery database added airports without ICAO codes, and airports with multiple codes. These airports caused the Mission Generator to not display a mission list, or show an incomplete mission briefing without an [accept] button.

With the gracious help of forum user Gary Hensley, this patch fixes these issues.

Thirteenth Patch (v1.5.0)

2020-07-30

Some users who were flying bush planes and liked to practice short-field landings and takeoffs, sometimes encountered a bug where the Mission Generator wasn't able to tell which runway they used. This resulted in an [unknown airport] in the takeoff or landing statistic in the debriefing. With the gracious help of the forum users petrivka and pa4tim, this problem could finally be fixed.

Secondly, this update brings VR support out of beta. The VR/XP11 version is now just as beautiful as the legacy XP10 version, but with better window management and VR support. I would now recommend all XP11 users to upgrade to the XP11 version.

Twelvth Patch (v1.4.0)

2020-04-19

This patch is a big one: BETA VR support!

The Mission Generator is now available in two versions: One compatible with XP10 and XP11, looking and behaving just as it always has. And a new, XP11-only version, that is VR compatible. The VR version is still a beta version, and not as pretty as the old version: It uses XP11's new and shiny floating windows that can be popped out of XP11's main window, and positioned on VR. The downside is, these windows currently draw a rather big and ugly border around the Mission Generator's windows. That's why it's still a beta version.

But you can now fly missions entirely in VR!

Also, this version fixes a bug that would sometimes corrupt the pilot profile with NaN experience points. This should not happen again.

Eleventh Patch (v1.3.4)

2020-01-26

The Mission Generator's bug tracker has been very quiet in the last few months. But very occasionally, the mission list would not pop up for a small number of users, and the log would show an error message saying attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'lon1' (a nil value). But none of my computers would ever show this message, so I couldn't investigate it.

However, things changed when forum user Luke173 worked with me for several weeks to investigate the issue as it was happening on his computer. And with his help, we finally found a solution: On some installations on macOS, the last entry in the landmarks database could not be read, which lead to an error whenever a sightseeing bonus mission was generated.

Today's patch fixes this issue. Many thanks to Luke173 for his help!

Tenth Patch (v1.3.3)

2019-09-07

This is a bugfix release, which finally fixes the "unknown airport" bug. Some users have experienced a bug where some or all mission debriefings showed no bonus points, but instead an error message saying "unknown airport". Sadly, I was never able to fix this bug as it didn't happen on my computers.

Recently however, the forum user Montag posted a detailed analysis of the problem as it happened on his computer. As it turns out, on some computers, X-Plane would not set the "wheels are on the ground" dataref correctly, which would trip up the Mission Generator when it tried to calculate landing statistics etc.. This patch now uses an altitude-above-ground check instead of the "onground" dataref, which should fix the issue.

Furthermore, this patch fixes a few incorrect speed and distance displays, which were caused by missing or wrong unit conversions.