Aerosoft – ShadeX for X-Plane 11 & 12


Publisher: Aerosoft
Date Added: Mar-25-2021
Updated: Sept-27-2022
Version: 1.0.5
File Size:  37.9 MB

SKU: ASD-2710 Category: Tag:

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Give X-Plane a completely new, realistic look and create stunning screen shots. shadeX is an effect tuning plugin that changes the visual appearance and adds great effects by using a shader-based real-time technology.


  • 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 free and full-featured demo is available. For more examples of how shadeX can be used, check out the Facebook or Instagram page.


  X-Plane 11.55 (openGL & Vulkan):  X-Plane 12 (EA)

  • Windows 10/11: compatible
  • Linux Ubuntu (latest LTS): compatible
  • Effects compatible with Virtual Reality (UI not)
  • Not compatible with Mac (not planned)


System Requirements

  • X-Plane 11.41+  or X-Plane 12 (EA)
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 (64bit) / Linux Ubuntu LTS
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU with 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: 4 GB, DirectX 11
  • HDD: 100 MB
  • Internet connection required for activation

Attention: This plugin is not compatible for Mac OS.

Changelog 1.0.2+7

  • New Feature: Toggle presets via hotkeys
  • New Feature: Create and auto load aircraft presets
  • Moved overlay folder to Output/preferences/shadeX/overlays
  • Adapted manuals
  • Extended update application to show install errors

Changelog 1.0.3+8

  • Added legacy rendering option to fix incompatibilities with 3rd party addons
  • Fixed failing linux activation

Changelog 1.0.4+9

  • Allowed + on license activation email address field
  • Fixed CTD possibility that was caused by invalid config files
  • Better safety against CTD in general, shadeX will try to fail gracefully and log in case of unhandled exceptions

Available Only As Download

Like all products in the FlightSim.Com Store, this one is available only as a download. We do not offer anything on CD or other media and nothing will be mailed to you. You can download immediately upon purchase and again at any time by going to the “My Account” section of the store.


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