I'm very happy to announce that the V1.4 update for AEP is now live!
This is a very important update because it updates the fences to be compatible with upcoming gateway airports. So please update ASAP to avoid crashes once the new gateway airports become available.
Along with fence fixes, some of the improvements you can expect in this update are:
Improved fence quality (especially gates)
Major improvements to control towers
Retextured offices and fire station objects
Retextured large hangars
Reduced grooves in concrete per feedback
New gutter and drain textures
Improved asphalt coloring and normal maps
Switched to XP12 native lights to fix excessively bright billboard lights
Various texture improvements
Various bug fixes
To get this update, simply redownload and install from the X-Plane.org Store.
So why would it crash in future versions without this update? X-Plane 12 contains new fences that also have 2 new "wall types" (variations in the fence). AEP didn't have those wall types, so if a scenery referenced one of them (which no doubt will happen when the gateway accepts XP12 assets), X-Plane will crash. Hence the urgent need for this update.
This update is also part of a wider effort to further improve the quality of AEP, and add support for new gateway assets as they come out, in order to provide the best quality global airports everywhere. So stay tuned for future updates!
Here's a few photos of some of the new stuff!