You can use custom commands to manage your ATC control Panel via joystick
- select ATC position
- select Pilot phrase
- say pilot phrase
How to assign joystick buttons to ATC panel control
Open X-Plane settings and follow this:
- jd/atc/CommandLeft to select prev ATC position
- jd/atc/CommandRght to select next ATC position
- jd/atc/CommandUp to select prev Pilot Phrase
- jd/atc/CommandDn to select next Pilot Phrase
- jd/atc/CommandSay to say Pilot phrase (or show ATC position if hided)
QUICK START GUIDE FOR X-LIFE TRAFFIC
STEP-BY-STEP QUICK START GUIDE
First Step: Click link and DOWNLOAD .ZIP file
Unzip it and place X-Life folder to …/X-PLANE 10/Resources/plugins/
Be sure what you alway have OpenSceneryX installed
Look at compatible airports MAP and select one.
Click scenery lable to see scenery link.
Download and install scenery.
Select compatible airport and check Real Weather ON
You will get License window first time. Click READ LICENSE (will open in your broswer)
Click AGREE (if you agree, sure)
You will see welcome message!
Use menu and select Plugins > X-Life > Traffic On
Wait while loaded..
Select flightplan from menu
..and enter Arrival airport (should be X-Life compatible too)
Read info and follow ground route to avoid conflicts
Please start your flight and Use Show arrival info when you will be close to top of descend.
How to MAKE X-Life compatible scenery
Please look at this learning video
Also, Please read this guide.
Please read about Wrong practice here http://jardesign.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1941
Next stage.. It you test your ATC-taxiroutes files and traffic work well, you may share it for ALL x-life users. (Please read note about Sceneries published at gateway.x-plane.com below) If so, your files will be download to /Airports/ folder in auto mode next time when user will start plugin. To make this possible, please click support, create ticket, and:
+ attach ZIP file with .dat and .txt and earth.wed.xml files inside
+ provide link where user can get distributive of this scenery (to freeware website for freeware scenery and to shop for payware scenery)
+ provide your skype contacts (if possible)
+ for payware airport scenery, please provide to JARDesign Crew a copy of this scenery
Files will be checked by JARDesign Crew and:
+ add to Compatible airport MAP with a link to shop/freeware scenery page
+ upload .dat and .txt file to our server to allow ALL users autodownload it
+ If you want, you may publish your sceneries images anywhere with this logo:
!!! Sure, if errors or wrong drawing in your files, JARDesign Crew will contact you to discuss and correct this. Better – to provide us with your skype.
Note: A lot of sceneries published at gateway.x-plane.com are very simple and seems like not “5-star”. Policy for this sceneries – you should not send X-Life compatible files to support for checking, but you can publish .dat and .txt file yourself at x-life official board http://jardesign.org/forum/viewforum.php?id=33 for other users to make possible install it manually.
Technical support for X-Life is provided via official JARDesign board. Technical support for Deluxe version users is provided via ticket-system . We try to respond to user ticket for 24 hours, although in reality this is usually much faster. Technical support helps to resolve issues with software.
Realism, simplification. How close to the real?
Yes, we tried to make the traffic and ATC system as close as possible to the real and emulate real life well. But for some reasons we have used a number of simplifications. In another words, no 100% guarantees of compliance to the real world. For this reason, this product MUST NOT be used for real pilots training in real world aviation! The team of developers has the right to keep in a product all these simplifications and discrepancies which can be considered as necessary.
In addition, should be noted what at this stage of development the ATC will try to give you ILS approach anyway. We work on and will implement another kind of approaches for future. Also, as ATC not have own relief map, will be difficult to give altitude clearance instructions in mountain area like LOWI.
License, Refund policy
All you need:
- Features description
- Approved airports MAP
- Discussion board
- Support link
- Custom-build approved ATC-taxiroutes
You can find at official product page X-LIFE.JARDESIGN.ORG
By start using this Software product («X-Life» – X-Plane 10 plugin), you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, please, do not use the Product and uninstall it.
You may install/use the Software for your personal, noncommercial use subject to these conditions:
1. You may not copy, modify, rent, sell, distribute or transfer any part of the Software except as provided in this Agreement, and you agree to prevent unauthorized copying of the Software.
2. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software.
3. You may not sublicense or permit simultaneous use of the Software by more than one user.
4. The Software may include portions offered on terms in addition to those set out here, as set out in a license accompanying those portions.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
JARDesign Group does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within the Software.
JARDesign Group not provide 3th part products needed for X-Life work, like 3D aircraft objects libraries, airport sceneries, x-plane simulator, e.t.c.
REGISTRATION: This product have 2 parts – Traffic what is freeware and not need registration and a numbers of additional functions what named “Deluxe” version feature. Deluxe option is payware and activated by payware serial key.
Using payware serial key you may activate “Deluxe” onto a single computer (identified by computer Id. Please note – if you change your computer Id (new operation system, new hardware, e.t.c) – activation will be broken, cause this “Deluxe” product have single-Id license. But, sure, you have one backup activation. If you need instal “Deluxe” product to 2 computer, you need have 2 serials (2 license), e.t.c. If you want buy multi-computers license – yes, this is possible, please contact support.
REFUND POLICY: for payware “Deluxe” version: We guarantee 100% money back if your serial number has not been activated. For all other cases – no refund. Please take this, or do not buy/activate plugin “Deluxe” version serial key.
- OpenSceneryX should be installed to ../X-PLANE 10/Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/ folder. Please not rename this folder.
- To be possible use ATC, your aircraft should have well-worked TCAS (to see other aircraft) and Transponder (ATC will see you)
- X-Life based on real weather reports and may conflict with weather engines/plugins what use own weather-sources
3-TH PART PLUGINS COMPATIBILITY
Sometimes people use a lot of X-Plane plugins, and install new plugins unnecessarily. Each of them eat memory and some framerate. Rest assured that these plugins may affect the the X-Life plugin. We make no guarantee of successful operation of the X-Life plugin with any other plug-ins and not test them for compatibility. The user uses the plane together with other plugins at your own risk. Other plugins incompatible is not reason for refund.
X-Life read info from internet:
- News/Updates notification, ATC-taxiroutes files for approved airports from JARDesign servers
- Weather/Metar from NOAA servers
X-Life saves these files to /Plugins/X-Life/… folders. Your antivirus may block this function. Please check and tune this.
X-LIFE TRAFFIC FOR X-PLANE 10/11
Windows / MAC OS 64 bit Plugin by JARDesign Group