Take Command! SR20/22 Updates Released, Preparing for X-Plane 12

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the following updates for our products:

  • Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series 1.3.0
  • Take Command! SR20 G1000 1.3.0
  • Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series 1.1.0
  • Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.1.0

These updates consist of a wide variety of improvements, and as we detailed last month, our initial preparations for X-Plane 12. (This isn’t the X-Plane 12 update, but this is a step towards it. Once X-Plane 12 is released, we will release updates in due course to fully support the new sim at no additional charge to existing customers.

To Update: Download your installer(s) here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the products here:

SR20/22 G1000 1.3.0 Release Notes

New Features:

  • Major infrastructure refactoring in preparation for X-Plane 12, bringing over our modern fundamental function library, activation system, and anonymized statistics platform from our in-development aircraft. These systems should increase the aircraft functions’ stability and provide a better basis going into X-Plane 12 for a more unified experience across our fleet.
  • Improved FMOD sounds throughout with surround sound support and fixed audio compression. Reworked sound space, sound positioning, and refined engine and prop sounds.
  • Visual model overhaul, improving fuselage mesh and interior textures. No more ripples or pinches in the composite exterior. Added 3D stitching on the glare shield.
  • Performance tuning and general improvements

Bug Fixes and Improvements:

  • [T-1203] Exterior lights should now work with “hide_3d_details” setting
  • [T-1602] Tabs fuel option on SR20 should fill properly
  • [T-1611] Persist setting option in the menu was previously finicky
  • [T-1431] SR22 NA adjust fuselage drag coefficients
  • [T-1542] Adjust MD302 power handling with RSG Cirrus Cockpit hardware
  • [T-1630] Wobbly propeller disc texture
  • [T-1631] Magnetic compass texture orientation
  • [T-1259] Improved engine model handling
  • [T-1639] Fixed hidden visor in exterior view
  • [T-1643] Fix GCU frequency ENT key on engine page for frequency entry

SR20/SR22 Entegra 1.1.0 Release Notes

New Features

  • Major infrastructure refactoring in preparation for X-Plane 12, bringing over our modern fundamental function library, activation system, and anonymized statistics platform from our in-development aircraft. These systems should increase the aircraft functions’ stability and provide a better basis going into X-Plane 12 for a more unified experience across our fleet.
  • Improved FMOD sounds throughout with surround sound support and fixed audio compression. Reworked sound space, sound positioning, and refined engine and prop sounds.
  • Visual model overhaul, improving fuselage mesh and interior textures. No more ripples or pinches in the composite exterior.
  • Add Annunciator Panel popup window
  • Improve performance of Entegra system
  • Improve engine handling
  • [T-1609] Support for simultaneous DFC90 button press functionality for RealSimGear DFC90 hardware
  • Commercial Edition: Customizable failures for aircraft and avionics

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • [T-1578] Add PFD Knob labels
  • [T-1571] Fix Entegra PFD knob push action
  • [T-1604] Fix engine parameter rounding errors
  • [T-1575] Improve automatic popup handling
  • [T-1637] Add in-sim popup control for windows
  • [T-1631] Fix magnetic compass orientation
  • [T-1638] Adjusted Linux dependencies
  • [T-1513] Commercial Edition: Improved oil pump failure, Added configurable Magneto failures
  • [T-1639] Fixed hidden visor in exterior view
  • [T-1630] Fix propeller disc wobbly texture
  • [T-1629] Fix bungled Linux OpenGPWS versions
  • [T-1641] Fix DFC90 popup window label brightness

Screenshot courtesy of RobH via the TorqueSim Discord

The TorqueSim Roadmap and X-Plane 12

We have a lot in store this year, including updates for X-Plane 12 when it releases, and new products! Here is a summary of our projects and our current plans. All TorqueSim aircraft will be getting updated to X-Plane 12 for free. The AFM M20 Collection will not be seeing further updates, as it is being replaced with the upcoming TorqueSim M20R (discounts will be made available to all AFM M20 owners).

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The Updates

TorqueSim SR20/22 Series, G1000 and Entegra

We have multiple updates planned for this line. For the G1000s, we expect to release the 1.3.0 update soon, upgrading our internal processes and adding some new features and improvements. This update will also include many internal updates in preparation for X-Plane 12. 

Following the release of X-Plane 12, we plan to release a larger free update for each aircraft in the line bringing full compatibility with X-Plane 12, and taking advantage of all the great new features in the sim.

TorqueSim BN-2B/BN-2T Islanders

This product will also be seeing a free update to X-Plane 12! At this time, it has not been determined if this update will be split into two parts, like the TorqueSim SR Series aircraft. 

TorqueSim Pocket Rocket

This aircraft will be seeing a free update to X-Plane, with the addition of the many new features X-Plane 12 offers, and some significant internal improvements, including a variant equipped with the Allison 250 B17 engine.

The New Additions

TorqueSim CitationJet 525

We are really excited to release this aircraft. While we are still squarely in the middle of development, we do want to make sure we can get this aircraft to you as soon as it is ready. This will be our most in-depth aircraft from TorqueSim yet, and by far the most accurate and fun light-jet for X-Plane, or any flight-sim, to date. We are really going deep with custom systems, failures, avionics, and more. Expect lots of exciting updates between now and release. This aircraft is planned to release for X-Plane 12 only.

TorqueSim Take Command! Mooney M20R 

What started as a massive overhaul has grown into a whole new aircraft. The 3D and textures are completely new, intricate, and absolutely phenomenal. The systems are being totally redone from scratch, benefiting from the custom engine model and systems in the TorqueSim SR Series.

Both the M20R Ovation II and M20R Ovation III are being done with great care, the former featuring a steam-gauge cockpit with options to show combinations of the RealSimGear G5, RealSimGear G500, RealityXP GNSs and RealityXP GTNs, in addition to the default X-Plane GNSs. The latter features our customizations on top of the X-Plane X1000, providing a great G1000 glass cockpit experience. Expect more updates on this in the months to come. This aircraft is planned to release for X-Plane 12 only.

The Retirement

AFM M20 Collection

The AFM M20 was the start of AFM Simulation’s venture into X-Plane development, and what led to the formation of TorqueSim, merging forces with the art prowess of Attitude Simulations. Seeing dozens of updates since its initial release in 2017, its time for retirement has come, with the development of the TorqueSim M20R taking its place. The AFM M20 will still be available for X-Plane 11, and all customers of the AFM M20 will receive the upgrade discount to the TorqueSim M20. The new visuals and systems are a remarkable improvement and will truly do the M20 justice.

Thank you for all your support over the last many years – we wouldn’t be here without you. We will have more to share soon!

Cooper, Steaven, and the entire TorqueSim Team.