What's needed to make it work
  • X-Plane, version 11 or 10

  • Operating system

    • Mac:

      • Developed and tested on MacOS Mojave (10.14.4)

      • Successfully beta tested on MacOS 10.12.

      • Supposed to work on MacOS 10.9 upward

      • With MacOS 10.15 Catalina security requirements further increased. See here an FAQ on how to deal with security prompts and startup issues saying library load disallowed by system policy

    • Windows:

      • Ported and intensively beta tested on Windows 10.

      • Briefly tested on Windows Server 2016 (as used e.g. by cloud providers like Parsec).

      • Note that the "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019" is required for LiveTraffic to run on Windows. It is often available already. If not find a Microsoft support article here, the actual download is vc_redist.x64.exe. If LiveTraffic doesn't start and Log.txt contains .../Resources/plugins/LiveTraffic/64/win.xpl : Error Code = 126 : The specified module could not be found. then most likely you're missing the redistributable.

    • Linux: Many thanks to sparker for providing a Docker setup for building Linux. I do not have a Linux runtime environment and cannot test, analyse, or debug Linux-specific issues. LiveTraffic requires a fairly recent Linux environment. The following is known:

      • Successful installations on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Arch Linux, Manjaro

        • Libraries required:, (with CURL_OPENSSL_4)

        • Package xdg-utils needed for opening web pages (help menu and buttons, download link), Ubuntu has it by default.

      • Not working on Lubuntu/Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18.1 due to issues with libcurl/CURL_OPENSSL_4.

      • If you are on a Steam-based installation, then the following tip may help you fixing CURL_OPENSSL_4 version issues:

        • For XP11, add the launch option:LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu %command%

        • Here another link to try to understand this all more on Steam (at least on Arch Linux).

      • Here a general tip how to potentially fix issues finding libcurl from a Support forum post:

        • Created a symbolic link between the installed 64 bit file and the directory where LT was looking (take it from the error message in log.txt). In the author's case, the commands looked like this:

          • To find the directory, check the output from locate

          • Then create the link between the directory and Steam (note that your file paths will differ):

            sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ ~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/pinned_libs_64/

  • CSL packages with aircraft models (see installation for details), recommendation:

    • "Bluebell" OBJ8 CSL packages, including the vertical offset files, listed as BB_IVAO_vert_offsets_* in the downloads and recommended for the X-IvAp users.