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X-Plane 11 flight simulator will release this year, with Linux support

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The advanced flight simulator X-Plane 11 [Official Website] will release this "holiday season" and it will feature Linux support. You can see their announcement here.

What's new?
- A completely redesigned, intuitive user interface that makes setting up and editing your flight a breeze.
- Consistently usable 3-D cockpits and stunningly high-resolution exterior models for all included aircraft.
- A new effects engine for lighting, sounds, and explosions.
- Realistic avionics: all planes are IFR-ready right out of the gate.
- Busy, “living” airports with pushback tugs and roaming fuel trucks, able to service both your aircraft and the simulator’s AI planes.
- New buildings & roads to better simulate European cities
- And more!

This version will still use OpenGL, but they are looking into Vulkan for future versions.

It will cost $59.99, as the current purchasing option direct from the developer will give you both X-Plane 10 and 11 in a bundle. Going by how much the current game is on Steam, by itself X-Plane 11 should be half that.

While they don't list Linux on their website specifically for X-Plane 11, they did openly confirm it on their Facebook:
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Thanks for sending it in SuperTux.
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Ehvis 9 October 2016 at 8:57 pm UTC
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It doesn't technically say that X-Plane 11 will support Linux. It has no reason not to though, but the whole question of support has been surprisingly absent.
liamdawe 9 October 2016 at 9:32 pm UTC
EhvisIt doesn't technically say that X-Plane 11 will support Linux. It has no reason not to though, but the whole question of support has been surprisingly absent.
They have supported Linux for around 8 years (at least, that's as far back as I can find information on). No reason they will stop now.
Ehvis 9 October 2016 at 10:04 pm UTC
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I agree. Although they have said that the actual Linux usage numbers are such that it does not make support a given, they have no reason not to since it's easy to support. I suppose they also may have a few professional customers using it on Linux.

The new fog/haze rendering looks great. That is something that has been really bad.

Screenshots here on facebook.
SuperTux 9 October 2016 at 10:07 pm UTC
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EhvisIt doesn't technically say that X-Plane 11 will support Linux. It has no reason not to though, but the whole question of support has been surprisingly absent.

My bad, they confirmed it under Facebook:


"Blair Carruthers
Blair Carruthers Hi there! Is there a linux implementation?
Unlike · Reply · 3 · Yesterday at 5:49am
X-Plane by Laminar Research
X-Plane by Laminar Research Yep!
Unlike · Reply · 3 · Yesterday at 5:59am"

Facebook X-plane

I don't think they've finalized the system requirements yet, which is probably why none of the hardware/OS systems have been listed yet (or at least none I could find).
liamdawe 9 October 2016 at 10:12 pm UTC
SuperTux
EhvisIt doesn't technically say that X-Plane 11 will support Linux. It has no reason not to though, but the whole question of support has been surprisingly absent.

My bad, they confirmed it under Facebook:


"Blair Carruthers
Blair Carruthers Hi there! Is there a linux implementation?
Unlike · Reply · 3 · Yesterday at 5:49am
X-Plane by Laminar Research
X-Plane by Laminar Research Yep!
Unlike · Reply · 3 · Yesterday at 5:59am"

Facebook X-plane

I don't think they've finalized the system requirements yet, which is probably why none of the hardware/OS systems have been listed yet (or at least none I could find).
Thanks, added it in for clarity.
Ehvis 9 October 2016 at 10:39 pm UTC
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Ah, so all those comments actually contained something useful! Nice.

I won't be switching over instantly though. I'll have to see how well the support for current payware aircraft is going to turn out in XP11.
Mountain Man 10 October 2016 at 3:41 am UTC
That looks stunning. I wonder what the system requirements are compared to the previous version?
wolfyrion 10 October 2016 at 4:32 am UTC
Well this offer doesnt apply for existing owners and definitely not for steam users even if you buy it now on steam.

On the other hand I find their prices extremely high but I guess this game is build having in mind that ONLY pilots will buy their game since they earn a lot of $$$.

Paying $1,000 for a simulator including all their DLC's I find it a bit too much!


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SuperTux 10 October 2016 at 6:47 am UTC
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wolfyrionWell this offer doesnt apply for existing owners and definitely not for steam users even if you buy it now on steam.

On the other hand I find their prices extremely high but I guess this game is build having in mind that ONLY pilots will buy their game since they earn a lot of $$$.

Paying $1,000 for a simulator including all their DLC's I find it a bit too much!

XP 10 has been out for years, so I wouldn't expect any discount now. I really don't get what you're saying about price, XP 10 was $80 when it fist released, so its actually dropped down to $60. I don't know if this will be a digital only price, or if they will be charging more for a DVD set though.

Laminar research haven't released any "DLC's" or other add-ons, beyond a USB stick for their products to unlock them out of demo without using a DVD, or a USB to unlock the professional version. The rest of the DLC's you see are from 3rd parties, and not all are payware as you can get plenty from here.
gojul 10 October 2016 at 7:35 am UTC
Frankly their current UI is a pain, but in term of gaming it is from time to time very enjoyable to have such a quite game. (Just like Euro truck simulator 2 or american truck simulator).

Btw at least in France you can grab an XPlane 10 copy in a pretty metal box for 60 euros (and become a DJ for the many DVDs to insert for installation)
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