Stairport Sceneries Releases shadeX for X-Plane

March 11, 2021
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Less than ten days after the original announcement, Stairport Sceneries has released shadeX, a shader-enhancement plug-in for the X-Plane 11 flight simulator. 

ShadeX was developed as an effect tuning plugin, it uses shader-based technology to render with greater accuracy visual effects such as colour settings, depth of field and much more. The technology used is similar to the one used by X-Plane’s incredibly popular Reshade program. 

The full feature list is available below: 

  • Color settings:
    Change contrast, lift, gamma, gain, temperature and saturation
  • Effects:
    Apply sepia, film grain, vignette and sharpening effects
  • Depth of Field:
    Highlight/blur specific areas automatically or by full manual control
  • Field of View:
    Set close up or wide-angle views
  • Presets:
    Select from various presets or save your own color/effect setting
  • User Interface:
    A modern and user-friendly menu with quick access to all functions + advanced settings with full control for experts
  • Multi-Language:
    The plugin is available in English, German, Spanish, French (based on the X-Plane language selection)
  • Manual:
    Written manual available for all languages + video tutorial covering all features in English

A week ago, the developer released a series of videos guiding the users through shadeX’ functions. The tutorials are available on Stairport’s Youtube Channel and cover everything from installation to a guide to color settings. 

The plug-in is compatible with both Vulkan and OpenGL, however, the MacOS platform remains incompatible and the developer confirmed having no plans to support it. 

A free trial is available on Aerosoft’s website for users still hesitating on whether to buy shadeX.

Stairport’s shadeX is now available on the Aerosoft Store for 15 Euros. 

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