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 PC, Mac and Linux virtual pilots, unleashing the power of modern systems with its 64 bit processing and multi-core support.
User reviews: Mixed (641 reviews) - 66% of the 641 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014

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February 3

X-Plane 10.45 Release Candidate Is On Steam – Go Test Your Airplanes!

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X-Plane 10.45 release candidate 1 is out (and will be available on Steam.....

For more information check out the X-Plane Dev Blog >> Link <<

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December 4, 2015

Rio de Janeiro waits for your arrival!

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The new X-Plane Add-on Rio de Janeiro/Galei International airport (SBGL) lets you depart from and arrive at Brazil’s second-largest city and its largest airport in terms of space. The X-Plane 10 version of this airport is especially exciting due to its highly up to date recreation of the original counterpart ; even the most recent extensions to the airport are included. Underpasses could be visualised as well, thanks to the use of the MeshRemexe tool. Rio de Janeiro International Airport is now available on Steam

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Reviews

“I am, however, going to tell you that in my personal and professional opinion, there is no software on the planet that can touch X-Plane 10 for realism, in regards to a simulator you can have at home. Huge multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporations like Cessna and government agencies such as NASA use X-Plane in their simulators.”
True PC Gaming

“X-Plane 10 is a huge simulation and I think I have only managed to graze the top of the entire program and from what I have seen I do like X-Plane 10 and I will continue to use it in the future and throughout its development life.”
Avsim

“...However, X-Plane 10, is looks and feels to me hugely impressive, particularly with respect to a realistic impression of flying and the representation of almost the entire world and the sky environment.”
PC Flight, Issue March 2012

World’s Most Advanced Flight Simulator

X-Plane 10 is the only flight simulation software available on Steam that meets the specification requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration for inclusion as part of an FAA approved simulator. For more information on the software and hardware requirements for FAA approval visit the X-Plane Pro website at: http://www.x-plane.com/pro/landing/

X-Plane 10 is much more than just a game. “It’s what real pilots fly!”

Default Scenery

Having installed the software via Steam you only have the main simulator as well as the Seattle region. More scenery has been divided into various free and optional DLCs. Installation of said DLCs is quite simple and is done very fast. -> Guide

We did that because of the huge download size. There are still many many customers out there with a slow internet connection.

About This Game

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 PC, Mac and Linux 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.

Boasting a 20 year old pedigree, X-Plane utilizes Incredible cloudscapes to bring the sky to life whilst the ground depicts real-world roads, cities, towns and more to ensure the most realistic flying experience possible. The completely new rendering engine shows the world around you in high detail and with global illumination so lights behave like real lights.

The core is a virtual wind tunnel that creates the most realistic flight modeling available on a desktop. Equally capable of simulating every type of aircraft, the virtual pilot is able to experience the challenges of flying big airliners or tiny ultra-light aircraft. The realism of X-Plane 10 Global is proven by the fact that X-Plane is used as a certified training tool. Each aircraft flies just as it should, from the glider to the Space Shuttle!

Air Traffic Control will guide you from startup to shut-down and also controls the other aircraft around you. Those other aircraft are not robotic as they are in other simulators, but they interact with the world in the same way as your own aircraft does. They will fight the same cross winds and turbulence as you encounter, they will need more runway to stop when the weather conditions are not favorable. Just like real pilots do, you will watch their take-off to be prepared for what your take-off will be like. It’s still simulated but it gets very close to real aviation!

X-Plane 10 Global is built with the future in mind and makes full use of the hardware in your system. If you own a fast multi-core machine you will be able to simulate more aircraft around you and see more details but even with a moderate machine X-Plane 10 Global is capable of displaying a tremendous amount of objects without slowing down.

Features


  • Super accurate flight characteristics using a virtual wind tunnel
  • Includes 30 aircraft, from gliders to the Space Shuttle
  • Online flying with other virtual pilots
  • Air Traffic Control actually controls the other aircraft around you
  • Accurate terrain, roads and more
  • Global ‘Plausible World’ auto generated scenery
  • New rendering engine with innovative global lighting
  • 64 Bit optimized
  • Totally flexible and extendable with thousands of existing add-ons (and many more to come)
  • Includes super-detailed scenery for Nice (LFMN), Paderborn-Lippstadt (EDLP) and Faro (LPFR)
  • printed “Quick Start Guide” included

Default Scenery

Having installed the software via Steam you only have the main simulator as well as the Seattle region. More scenery has been divided into various free and optional DLCs. Installation of said DLCs is quite simple and is done very fast. -> Guide

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Dual Core, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with at least 500 MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 3 GHz, multi-core CPU (or, even better, multiple processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with 2 GB of on-board, dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with at least 500 MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: X-Plane 10 does not support PowerPC-based Macs, or versions of OS X prior to 10.6.8.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: 3 GHz, multi-core CPU (or, even better, multiple processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with 2 GB of on-board, dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: X-Plane 10 does not support PowerPC-based Macs, or versions of OS X prior to 10.6.8.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04LTS or compatible
    • Processor: Dual Core, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with at least 500 MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04LTS or compatible
    • Processor: 3 GHz, multi-core CPU (or, even better, multiple processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: with 2 GB of on-board, dedicated VRAM
    • Storage: 80 GB available space
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
231 of 284 people (81%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
I'm not a real world pilot, though I do have 20 years and 5,000 hours as a navigator, telling pilots where to go. But I'm trying to find a good flight simulator in order to get some hands on to eventually get my private ticket. Anyway, I've owned FSX for years, tinkered with it some time ago, but heard overall good things about the physics model and visuals of X-Plane 10 and decided to try it.

As far as the physics, I can't really say, it seems like the little Cessna flies okay, it's certainly a challenge to fly straight and level compared to FSX. And the visuals are better than FSX, though not as much as I expected given the relative ages of the sims.

However, when it comes to real world flying, I find X-Plane seriously lacking in anything beyond slipping surlies VFR. The ATC is terrible, it's so frustrating to hear the scattering of AI planes being told "NO2XP, you are off course", literally every couple of second for several minutes on end. And apparently that's a bug that's been in the game for at least 2 years, according to the forums. And trying to follow the ATC instructions on the ground is a serious exercise in futility. I think of the 4 times I tried to get clearance, then taxi to the runway, then get clearance to take off, then successfully transition to an enroute center, I had 1 complete success, 1 partial success, and 2 serious failures.

There never seem to be more than 2 or 3 other aircraft anywhere in range of mine, and they always have the same call signs, the call signs are a minor annoyance, the lack of other traffic seems pretty lacking compared to FSX.

So this is sort of a mixed review, really. If you want pretty visuals and just flying around on your own, X-Plane 10 will probably satisfy you. If you want to learn instrument flying, and dealing with ATC, flight planning, clearances and all the other parts of flying you will have to deal with in the real world, I can't recommend it.
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150 of 183 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
DO NOT BUY THE STEAM VERSION. In order to run multiple displays with different views, you need to run multiple instances of the game. Steam does not allow this. You can extend your display to span multiple screens, but you will not get a realistic view.

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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
88.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Pros:
-> Good and accurate flight model for a desktop simulator.
-> Visual capabilities are much more advanced than other desktop simulators.
-> Informative for simulator hobbyists, hobbyist pilots and students.
-> Navigation system (radio signals, gps simulators, autopilots) work good and feel close to the real thing.
-> Keybinding system is very easy to configure and well thought.
Cons:
-> Sound system and stock aircraft audio effects are mediocre and sometimes annoying (repetitive sounds, cracks and pops). There are plugins that enhance the audio of x-plane but why should the user be forced to buy them?
-> Stock aircraft contain unfinished and lackluster aircraft. The buyer expects all stock aircraft to be in excellent condition.
-> User interface is somewhat unfriendly and there are no built-in tutorials for beginners.
-> The advanced flight model which makes this simulator stand out among others, also needs a powerful system to be simulated perfectly. The flight model is tied to the framerates of rendering and when the simulation time is accelerated autopilot may function wrongly which makes accelerated intercontinental flights dangerous.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
awsome game very realistic and smooth could do with a tutorial though
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
509.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Fabulous simulator. It is very accurate. It is the future of sims and is growing rapidly. Extra Add on aircrafts are becoming better and more frequent.
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