Download the plugin using the button below, then extract this to the X-Plane plugin folder.
Note, you should remove the old version of the plugin before installing this new version.
The plugin folder is located at the following path, note that the specific location may vary if you have installed X-Plane into a different location on your PC.
After installation, your plugin folder should look like this. If only using Laminar aircraft and avionics, the CommandMapping.ini file should be in the root of the RealSimGear plugin folder as shown below.
NOTE: If using X-Plane for Linux, you will need to add your user to the "dialout" group in order for X-Plane to run in user mode. You can also run X-Plane as root, which is not possible, but not recommended. To add your use to the "dialout" group:
1. Open a Linux terminal and type in the following:
sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER
2. You will likely need to log out and back in for the new group to take effect.
NOTE: If using X-Plane for MacOS Catalina, you may need to disable Gatekeeper to allow the plugin to run (this is a large issue with Catalina). To do so, follow these steps:
- Be sure to exit System Preferences on your Mac.
- On Finder, click Go.
- Select Utilities.
- Double-click Terminal.
- Type of the following command syntax: sudo spctl --master-disable .
- Hit Return
- Authenticate with an admin password.
- Hit Return.
- Exit Terminal
You may additional settings change, please refer to the article from Apple regarding this: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491
Aircraft Specific Configs
This version of the plugin now also allows for aircraft specific CommandMapping.ini files. Simply copy the CommandMapping.ini file from the RealSimGear plugin folder to the root of the specific aircraft folder, and modify as necessary. This plugin will attempt to use those files first, and then fall back to the generic version if nothing specific is found. For example using this for the HotStart TBM900 would result in a custom CommandMapping.ini file in the ..\X-Plane\Aircraft\X-Aviation\TBM900 folder.
For users of older GNS430 and GNS530 units, this plugin may no longer detect those units. If that is the case, please update the GNS430/530 firmware by following these instructions.