We have now started beta testing the new in-game panel version of Charts 8! Everyone with an Unlimited subscription and Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020, PC version) is invited to test.
The new in-game panel version of Charts 8 has the basic feature set of Charts 8, including VFR map, zoom to airport level, automatic pinning of charts, airport METAR/TAF and runway winds. Due to technical limitations in the browser environment provided by the simulator, there are some notable differences though, which we will not be able to work around:
- There are no map filters, meaning there is no way to turn certain elements in the map on or off
- No globe projection
- No way to rotate the map, and hence no track-up moving maps
With that said, please try the new app! Read the rest of this post to get started.
Unzip the contents of the ZIP package into your community folder. There should be one folder named
navigraph-ingamepanels-charts-beta (without any addition subfolder with the same name). If successful you will see this in the MSFS Content Manager:
Launch the In-Game Panel via the toolbar, press the Navigraph icon (the 2nd one, if you also have the old In-Game Panel installed):
Pro tip! Toggle the panel visibility on/off by pressing Ctrl+N on your keyboard.
Please report any issues or observations in this forum category: Charts In-Game Panel Beta Testing - Navigraph (one post per issue, please!)
As we are squishing bugs and adding new features we will maintain a changelog here. Make a habit of checking the changelog to see what’s been added and resolved since the last time you used the beta version of Charts In-Game Panel.
- Missing drag-n-drop route editing
- Initial release