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X-Plane 10 Global 64bit Now On Steam For Linux

Posted by , 14 July 2014 at 3:21 pm UTC / 9747 views
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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.
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Deformal 14 July 2014 at 4:07 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.
philip550c 14 July 2014 at 7:23 pm UTC
I wonder how this compares to FS X
fldc 15 July 2014 at 12:02 am UTC
philip550cI wonder how this compares to FS X
X-Plane is probably the more advanced of these two emulators.
STiAT 15 July 2014 at 7:29 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.
EKRboi 15 July 2014 at 8:57 pm UTC
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.
philip550c 15 July 2014 at 8:59 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.
EKRboi 15 July 2014 at 9:04 pm UTC
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
philip550c 15 July 2014 at 9:10 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?
EKRboi 16 July 2014 at 2:00 am UTC
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.
EKRboi 16 July 2014 at 2:05 am UTC
EDIT* you may be able to copy the license file from one install the other.. not sure though. Since I own it I just mount the iso for the first run and then it is smooth sailing from there.
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