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X-Plane 11 is now officially available with day-1 Linux support

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The advanced flight simulator X-Plane 11 [Steam, Official Site] is now available and the developers put out day-1 Linux support.

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It does look pretty good and simulates a ridiculous amount of things at once. I love the way you see the heat coming off the engines, looks fantastic. A game that would probably be immense with the right flight stick setup, can't imagine it being as fun on a mouse and keyboard.

It's not cheap at £44.99, so unless the developers plan on getting in touch it's not one I will personally cover in any more detail. It does have a demo though, so you can properly try it before buying. The demo can also update to the full version, which is neat.

Features
  • 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!


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Leopard 30 March 2017 at 9:57 pm UTC
What a day
natewardawg 30 March 2017 at 10:41 pm UTC
Yes, what a day! That is really cool
M@GOid 30 March 2017 at 10:48 pm UTC
Do not work with radeonsi driver, it refuses to launch.
Mountain Man 30 March 2017 at 10:57 pm UTC
I bought into the beta as a Christmas gift to myself and have really enjoyed flying. The software was in pretty good shape even back in December, and it got better with each beta release. Anybody who is familiar with X-Plane knows that the sim will be continually improved over the next several years and that the "Point Zero" version is just the baseline. They're still planning to release one last patch for version 10 (the previous version of X-Plane), so they support their software like few other developers. Plus X-Plane is just a great piece of software engineering.

I fly using a CH Products Eclipse Yoke, and it's a great experience.


Last edited by Mountain Man at 30 March 2017 at 10:58 pm UTC
manero666 30 March 2017 at 11:00 pm UTC
no chemtrails?
MayeulC 30 March 2017 at 11:15 pm UTC
QuoteIt's not cheap at £44.99
IIRC, the previous ones were waaay more expensive ;)

I especially like the new UI. That was the biggest gripe people (myself included) had with it, and the reason why people kept comparing it to FSX.
That weather selection system looks very nice.

Now, if only they could include some ultralight planes by default... I don't have a Boeing pilot license ^^"

But still, definitely one of the best simulations available out there, if not the best (depending on your criteria).
Mountain Man 30 March 2017 at 11:57 pm UTC
I'm not sure what you mean by "ultralight planes", but there is a selection of general aviation aircraft, including the legendary Cessna 172 which is small and easy to fly. But this isn't a video game, it's a flight simulator, so you have to know something about real aircraft operation to get the most out of it. To that end, X-Plane 11 does, for the first time in the series, include some basic flying tutorials.


Last edited by Mountain Man at 31 March 2017 at 12:00 am UTC
h54 31 March 2017 at 1:00 am UTC
Anyone one else buy it and having issues with the game asking for a product key? There are several of us that seem to be having this issue. Steam didn't offer a key via overlay and I didn't get an email.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/269950/discussions/0/133261124638932350/
Shmerl 31 March 2017 at 2:49 am UTC
What engine do they use? I'll test the demo shortly.


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SuperTux 31 March 2017 at 2:50 am UTC
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Liam I think you can still fly the lessons in Demo mode as long as you don't go over the 15 minute limit.

Anyway, they will be having a live session on Facebook with Austin here:

https://www.facebook.com/XPlaneOfficial/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

I'll plug GamingonLinux . Maybe we can get an interview about X-Plane and Linux down the line?
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