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X-Plane 10 Global 64bit Now On Steam For Linux
Posted , 14 July 2014 at 4:21 pm UTC / 4376 views

X-Plane 10 Global 64bit is now on Steam for Linux and promises a rather expensive flight simulator experience. By expensive we mean £44.99, so dig deep if you want to try it folks.

X-Plane 10 was originally release in 2011, but since they have updated it to include new features.

They don't list a demo on Steam, but you can grab a demo here. For that price I really recommend giving the demo a try first, as we all know what Steam are like for refunds you sadly have to really fight for it.

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X-Plane 10 Global is the latest version of a simulator that has been in development continuously for almost 20 years. This latest version of X-Plane 10 brings numerous improvements and enhancements for Linux (and other OS's) virtual pilots, unleashing the power of modern systems with its 64 bit processing and multi-core support.

Designed to be the most flexible flight simulator it has a fully open structure that allows the enthusiast to change every part. With thousands of compatible add-ons there is no kind of flying craft that is not simulated and there is a whole world to explore.

A bit too expensive and a very tricky game to get into, but I wouldn't mind piloting a space shuttle just once in it.

I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. A fan of anything techy, and not just Linux stuff.

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Deformal commented on 14 July 2014 at 5:07 pm UTC

"Additional Notes: please note that you must install the proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers. X-Plane will not run using Gallium or Mesa open-source drivers"
He-he. Developers don`t like open-source drivers too.

"Additional Notes: please note that you must install the proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers. X-Plane will not run using Gallium or Mesa open-source drivers" He-he. Developers don`t like open-source drivers too.:D
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philip550c commented on 14 July 2014 at 8:23 pm UTC

I wonder how this compares to FS X

I wonder how this compares to FS X
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fldc commented on 15 July 2014 at 1:02 am UTC

philip550cI wonder how this compares to FS X
X-Plane is probably the more advanced of these two emulators.

[quote=philip550c]I wonder how this compares to FS X[/quote]X-Plane is probably the more advanced of these two emulators.
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STiAT commented on 15 July 2014 at 8:29 pm UTC
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Deformal"Additional Notes: please note that you must install the proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers. X-Plane will not run using Gallium or Mesa open-source drivers"
He-he. Developers don`t like open-source drivers too.

They are not on feature parity yet, and more unstable in the hard-3d context. It will need some time. I actually talked a few devs, and they'd like to embrace them more, but they're just not yet in a status to support them.

[quote=Deformal]"Additional Notes: please note that you must install the proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers. X-Plane will not run using Gallium or Mesa open-source drivers" He-he. Developers don`t like open-source drivers too.:D[/quote] They are not on feature parity yet, and more unstable in the hard-3d context. It will need some time. I actually talked a few devs, and they'd like to embrace them more, but they're just not yet in a status to support them.
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EKRboi commented on 15 July 2014 at 9:57 pm UTC
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I am a huge fan of x plane. What I want to know is if they are just using steam for distribution or if they have added in steam drm. With the dvd copy (which costs the same) you only need to have the first disc in on the first boot up (or you just get demo mode) of the "game" and then it just works from there on out. I didn't have the greatest performance with it running from the desktop. However when run via xinit it runs amazingingly well on my SLI 580's + 5760x1080 surround setup at just a step down from max settings. I do run steam via xinit to play games regularly.. but if steam needs to be running for this to work.. I would very much suggest people goto their site and just order the dvd's and wait a few days.

This also runs sooo much better for me on linux period. I couldn't get the settings up to but about half way when I tried it in winblows.

philip550cI wonder how this compares to FS X
FSX is a childs toy compared to x-plane. I use to play fsx.. then someone introduced me to x-plane. I couldn't tell you where my fsx discs went to and don't care.

I am a huge fan of x plane. What I want to know is if they are just using steam for distribution or if they have added in steam drm. With the dvd copy (which costs the same) you only need to have the first disc in on the first boot up (or you just get demo mode) of the "game" and then it just works from there on out. I didn't have the greatest performance with it running from the desktop. However when run via xinit it runs amazingingly well on my SLI 580's + 5760x1080 surround setup at just a step down from max settings. I do run steam via xinit to play games regularly.. but if steam needs to be running for this to work.. I would very much suggest people goto their site and just order the dvd's and wait a few days. This also runs sooo much better for me on linux period. I couldn't get the settings up to but about half way when I tried it in winblows. [quote=philip550c]I wonder how this compares to FS X[/quote] FSX is a childs toy compared to x-plane. I use to play fsx.. then someone introduced me to x-plane. I couldn't tell you where my fsx discs went to and don't care.
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philip550c commented on 15 July 2014 at 9:59 pm UTC

I would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.

I would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.
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EKRboi commented on 15 July 2014 at 10:04 pm UTC
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philip550cI would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.

you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -> mount iso /mnt.. done

[quote=philip550c]I would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.[/quote] you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -> mount iso /mnt.. done
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philip550c commented on 15 July 2014 at 10:10 pm UTC

EKRboi
philip550cI would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.
you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -> mount iso /mnt.. done

Oh ok thats better. Do you know if the file can be copied to the other installs or is it machine specific?

[quote=EKRboi][quote=philip550c]I would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines. [/quote] you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -> mount iso /mnt.. done[/quote] Oh ok thats better. Do you know if the file can be copied to the other installs or is it machine specific?
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EKRboi commented on 16 July 2014 at 3:00 am UTC
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philip550c
EKRboi
philip550cI would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines.
you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -> mount iso /mnt.. done
Oh ok thats better. Do you know if the file can be copied to the other installs or is it machine specific?

you cant just copy it. I have never looked into what is involved. I have not reinstalled (xplane) in a LONG time. I have just alsways copied the /home/<usr>/Games/xplane dir between my distro installs. I keep the disc 1 iso inside that dir so when I have to reinstall for whatever reason I just mount the iso the FIRST time that I run x plane and then from there it is not needed.

[quote=philip550c][quote=EKRboi][quote=philip550c]I would rather have to open steam than insert a disk. I dont even have a dvd drive on most of my machines. [/quote]you only have to have the disk in the first time.. then it creates a license file and you never need it again unless you reinstall. Also... it's linux.. dvd -> iso -&gt; mount iso /mnt.. done [/quote] Oh ok thats better. Do you know if the file can be copied to the other installs or is it machine specific?[/quote] you cant just copy it. I have never looked into what is involved. I have not reinstalled (xplane) in a LONG time. I have just alsways copied the /home/<usr>/Games/xplane dir between my distro installs. I keep the disc 1 iso inside that dir so when I have to reinstall for whatever reason I just mount the iso the FIRST time that I run x plane and then from there it is not needed.
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