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I'm about to develop a plug-in for my app to allow it to extract data from X-plane.  I'm considering to start with X-plane 10 or 11.  If I develop the data extraction using X-plane 10 will it be compatible with X-plane 11?

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There were some changes to the data packets between X-Plane 10 & 11. The "sending data to X-Plane.rtfd" document in the instructions folder of X-Plane 11 includes version change info at the top:

NEW MESSAGES FOR X-PLANE 11:

 

ACFN    this loads an aircraft with a new struct, documented in the list of messages below.

PREL    this positions an aircraft with a new struct, documented in the list of messages below.

ACPR    this loads AND positions an aircraft with a new struct, documented in the list of messages below!

 

DISCONTINUED MESSAGES FOR X-PLANE 11:

 

PAPT        place by airport.                     use PREL now.

PMAP        place by airport.                     use PREL now.

VEH1        move a single plane.                     use VEHX now.

VEHA        move all planes.                         use VEHX now.

MENU        select a menu.                         use CMND now.

CHAR        select a menu.                         use CMND now.

MOUS        select a menu.                         use CMND now.

ISET        turn on or off an internet output.     use ISE4 now.

ACFN        OLD ACF struct with no livery.         use ACFN now that is shown in the docs below, now with livery option.

 

HACF        blow up an airplane. discontinued.

R_QT        play a quicktime movie. discontinued.
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Thanks for the detailed answer.

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