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.
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Release Date: Jul 14, 2014

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September 19

Update: Airport Mykonos V1.1

http://store.steampowered.com/app/325130
The add-on Airport Mykonos was updated on version 1.1.

Changelog:

  • Updated to X-Plane 10.50 standards.
  • Improved performance up to 50% for some machines.
  • Accurate ATC/Taxi flows.
  • Marshalls have been added to all parking positions, to indicate the exact spot to stop. Requires Autogate plugin installed.
  • A lot of other minor improvements.

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September 8

New version 10.50 for X-Plane

South Carolina, 8th September 2016 - Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has announced the latest update to X-Plane 10 to version 10.50.

Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations. Now with the release of the latest update, X-Plane 10.50, Laminar has raised desktop flight simulation to a new level of realism.

Major features of the 10.50 update include:

  • Hundreds of new detailed 3-D airports now with auto-placed static parked aircraft.
  • New U.S. city autogen for more realistic scenery with buildings scaled to their accurate heights.
  • Greatly improved Baron & King Air aircraft and 3-D cockpits.
  • Global winds aloft files.
  • Better AI (artificial intelligence) with virtual aircraft traffic.
  • Added support for auto configuration of the Control Pad and Xavion Mobile Apps.
  • Improved appearance of clouds.
  • Better randomization of AI parking spots.
  • Drastic improvement in the speed of the UI.
  • Ability to steer certain guided weapon systems with the joystick.
  • Better animated effects (prop, etc) in replay mode.
  • Frame rate and other performance improvements.
  • Numerous bug fixes.
The updates in version 10.50 are too numerous to list, but they can be found in their entirety on the X-Plane website at: http://www.x-plane.com/?article=x-plane-10-50-release-notes

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“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

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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
922.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
X-Plane 10 is a fantastic sim. But you have to keep that in mind. It is a sim, not a game. Don't expect to be able to fly airliners on day one. It does not work like that. First you will spend some time reading forums and setting things up properly, then you will spend some more time (and money) getting addons you want, then you will spend a lot more time reading manuals and watching tutorials and after you go through all that then you're hooked! :-)
If you put in the time and do your homework then it's a very rewarding experience to be able to take a fully simulated 767 (addon) from gate to gate using proper procedures, charts (addon) and ATC (addon) instructions.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, The Sky Is Home.

That quote is one of the best quotes out there. So is this Flight Simulator this isn’t a game I’m just saying, so don’t buy it if you’re not a hard-core flight simulator guy then there is no point getting this flight sim, You NEED TO DO SOME RESEARCH Before you start flying I really Recommend watching a few videos before you start flying and read this guide made by harryorlsen (Thank you for making this)
The Guide:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695153840
The Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMSoOlfIdVA < Getting started

There is many good mods that you can get from Xplane.org, you do need to register  but that’s not really a problem, Please don’t refund this flight sim, it is amazing but it’s really hard to get used to it. Its more about realism than just hop in and play, if you want a fun to hop on in and fly flight sim just get FSX its really fun to teach you about basic flying, but if you’re a real pilot you will love this flight sim, there is no point even naming it a game, it’s that good, is it worth the full price YES!! It is, although I didn’t buy this flight sim, my friend Joe brought this flight sim for me and I AM GLAD THAT HE DID Thank you Joe, also I know that I don’t have many hours of flying on X-Plane but that’s is because I have switched from FSX to X-Plane 10, They keep updating this flight sim the new update is amazing it will add better sounds and a better interface to make it easy for new people to get into, just like yourself ;)

I have also made a steam group for all of you aviation Lovers feel free to join http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Skyislove

Ahh I forgot to mention this Flight sim is 64BIT do you know what this means?

As the number of bits increases there are two important benefits.

More bits means that data can be processed in larger chunks which also means more accurately.
More bits means our system can point to or address a larger number of locations in physical memory.

= NO CRASH (Like in FSX)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
X-plane-10 IS
- The best physical model of the flight
- The best graphic among the simulators of flights
- A big variety of different addons
- AMAZING SOUNDS
- Good community
- A lot of hours spent on this awesome game
- My favourite game!
It's very cool to play X-plane 10 alone,really, but if you have a friend/friends the game becomes more interseting for 2 pilots. I advise you to find somebody to play with him or her(if you are the luckiest dude in the world)
I hope that you will like and rate this game the same as me! I with you perfect takeoffs landings,pilots. See you in the air.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
817.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
X Plane 10 is a fantastic game, the indepth workings of it are second to none. However, the support aspect from Steam is appalling, the app still has not been updated to 10.50 from 10.45. When contacted they direct you to the developer. Absolutely ridiculous.

Won't be purchasing anything else from Steam. Will also make sure this review is documented on my web sites too.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
458.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
The game is great,,, But if you ever have any trouble or problems with x-plane or steam there is NO CUSTOMER SERVICE to help you,,,, there is no contact number,,, NO HELP WHAT SO EVER,,, Ive been locked out for a couple of days,,, sent endless emails to get some help,,, AND NOTHING.... STEAM YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE WORST IVE EVER COME ACROSS.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Been using this sim for a while, but took a long break from it. I'm back in it with version 10 and I'm sorely disappointed with it. It freezes every flight with different planes and different plugins. I've logged a lot of time with it, 44 hours to date, and I haven't completed one flight yet without it freezing up. I cannot reproduce the freezes other than flying around - sometimes it freezes when I look at the map, sometimes it freezes when I'm banking, sometimes it just freezes when the aircraft is flying straight and level in autopilot without any input from me. X-Plane's support and forums are of no help either. The logs are of no help, they just stop before the freeze happens. This wasn't a problem with version 9. Don't waste your money until these guys fix it.
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4 of 18 people (22%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
In my opinion I would recommend that you DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!

The game is absolute rubbish and is lacking in pretty much every department. Having read many reviews and watched endless videos of this game I took the plunge and purchased it. I had already considered that to make this game look like a half presentable flight sim I would have to do some addon hunting, however, after 2 days of downloading and installing many recommended addons the game still does not even come close to FSX/P3D. The scenery does not even vaguely resemble the areas/cities you are flying over and the airfields may as well be a field with some cows in them which in my opinion completely defeats the object of a flight sim. At least with FSX/P3D you can get ORBX for example which looks great and gives you some landmarks to fly by.

Save your money and get P3D in my opinion and spend your money on some good addons.

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785 of 820 people (96%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Ok, so i have to weigh in on this debate between what sims are the best.
Firstly, about me, I am a real life pilot, and hold FAA and EASA commercial pilot licences (USA and European), EASA PPL Flight Instructor, and i am a gamer.

About the game: its not a game. its a flight simulation software. do not buy if you are looking for a
"fun game to mess around on and earn steam acheivments etc etc", nor will it teach you how to fly planes or anything of the sort. there is no arcade mode, there are no leaderboards, there are no charachter perks etc.

About the flight simulation programme: I first had my taste of flying a plane on Microsoft Flight Simulator 95 (or 98, i forget) on a crappy little PC with a keyboard and mouse. as i grew up and my interest grew and flight sims developed, i hopped from flight sim to flight sim and i have played ALOT of different ones, and in my proffesional training, i have even used things like lockheed martin's Prepar3D flight simulator with full 737 and A320 cockpit mock ups. For home simming, i dont think anything beats XP10 though. I will be drawing comparisons in my review with 1 other game which this is often compared to - FSX (Microsoft Flight Simulator X/10) (im not even going to compare against "Microsoft Flight", that sim was pathetic....)

The differences

FSX is a flight simulator, and a game in one package. it can both teach you how to fly a plane (atleast the basics) and give you fun missions to complete and rewards you with in game acheivments. It also is able to replicate, rather well, realistic flight dynamics and aircraft performance. however, i feel that FSX is a bit more buggy, alot less "modable" (free 3rd party aircraft were difficult to install in my opinion) and it feels a bit outdated.

XP10 is, i have to admit, a little less user friendly. the menus and interface do not seem as polished etc, but boy is there alot you can do. Free 3rd party aircraft are relatively easy to install, a multitude of plugins exist that you can download, such as ground vehicle tows to push your aircraft back from the stands etc and there just seems to be alot more freedom in the game.
Carrier landings for example. FSX, it was very long winded, very procedural, and a bit tedious if you "just wanted to have a go at planting the damn plane on a deck". and with only the F18 to chose from, it was a bit bland. with XP10, even though the scenario would be unrealistic, i can just load a boeing 747 and click "land on a carrier" and try landing a jumbo on a nimitz carrier.
Weather is very customizable, and can download real time actual weather with a click of a button which is pretty cool.
Loads more stock aircraft to chose from
loads of different scenarios (i believe you can fly on mars if you wanted, that is atleast true of my experience on XP7,8 and 9 so i assume its on 10 too)
You can try and bring down a space shuttle from orbit, and many other things that FSX just cant do with the base programme.

Yes there are issues, yes some of the stock 3D cockpits are a bit naff and not done properly, but i have never really found it such a big deal. and if you want the true realism, be it on FSX or XP10, you wont fly stock aircraft anyway, you would go and buy 3rd party aircraft by proffesional 3rd party Devs that make accurate models and cockpits etc.

you WILL need a joystick and rudder pedals, or at the minimum, a joystick with twist function for rudders. you can play with just a mouse, but lets be honest, that sucks. FSX you can play with a keyboard, but even then, joystick set up rules.

so overall, what would i buy? both. i have both. i use them for totally different things. i use FSX and 3rd party payware aircraft and payware photo scenery to practice VFR aircraft navigation, and i use XP10 to practice aircraft procedures and general handling and flying, or to test myself in all sorts of different aircraft in different scenarious, like finding myself in a middle of thunderstorm in the middle of nowhere with various system failures.

again, i would stress, XP10 is NOT a game. it features "weapons", where FSX does not, but these are only for novelty value. they do not replicate the actual fire control systems or anything like that. This is a flight sim that enthusiasts or proffesionals can use.

If you are looking to buy your first flight sim or you want to learn how fly a plane, go and buy FSX
If you are looking for a world war 2 realistic flight sim where you can fire guns and down planes, go and get IL2 Sturmovik 1946 or Wings of Prey
If you are looking for a arcade combat flight sim, Tom Clancy's Hawx
If you are looking for a realistic combat flight sim with modern fighters, get Lock On
if you are looking for a simulator to practice advanced things on, or experiment, or design your own creations and fly them (basic engineering knowledge required or willing to take the time to research how plane maker works), then this is the sim for you.

edited 19/08/16 for spelling mistakes - it took me all this time since writing to find out i could edit! :D
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1,092 of 1,184 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Full disclosure: I'm an actual licensed commercial pilot in Canada. I have about 15 hours of sim time in my logbook, 12 of which were on a commercial and Transport Canada-approved version of X-Plane (the other 3 were on Prepar3D, a version of FSX), and 10 of which applied to my license.

This is a simulator, not a game. You can mess around with the fun fighters and experimental planes, but this is first and foremost a simulator. And what a simulator!

If you're like me, you find fun in a challenging radionav approach. You find fun in managing system failures. You find fun in printing out checklists and having them next to you while handling the simulator. You find fun in education and a job well done. And this is where you get it. You can tweak the simulation accuracy, you can go from messing around doing aerobatics in a fictional plane, or you can turn your garage into a full-sized flight simulator. You can do all this in X-Plane 10, and it has the added bonuses of being more accurate, prettier, and less system-taxing than FSX.

FSX is almost a decade old by now, is a RAM hog, hates graphics cards, is 32-bit, and is still slow and unoptimized. On my machine, it runs terribly. But X-Plane 10 has a 64-bit and 32-bit executable, supports multi-threading, is considerate of your RAM, and looks fantastic.

I spent hundreds of hours with FS2004, FSX, and X-Plane 9. Thanks to them, my instrument and radionavigation training was easy. Thanks to them, I passed the infamous INRAT on my first try. This is a fantastic simulator, simply the best on the market, and the only one worth your money. I can fully recommend this for full price, and I'm a pennypincher.
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268 of 290 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
599.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
In many of the negative reviews of X-plane there seems to be a mismatch between the reviewers expectations and what X-plane is. If you're looking for aerial combat you'll be far better served by DCS World. Flight simulation whether you go FSX, P3D or X-plane is more hobby than a computer game. If you were going to get into model railways you may start with a small basic train set. If the bug bites, you soon want to add switches, scenery and new locomotives and stock. That's what x-plane is; a flight simulator starter set.

You get a couple of basic aircraft, a sky and a barren planet (inhabited by only deer and birds). X-plane does itself a disservice with most of the included aircraft as they are far from representative of quality of aircraft that are available. X-plane's clouds are stonefish ugly.
All the main simulators have pro's and con's. X-plane's smaller community is very committed and self reliant and there is a smorgasbord of freely available utilities and addon scenery. Some of which are pretty damn awesome considering they are free. You can get a very decent simulator experience with freeware alone. For sure, you will not minutely scratch the surface unless you're prepared to research and learn.

Personally I'd recommend budgeting for an addon aircraft in addition to X-plane. I'd suggest a Carenado HD aircraft, not because there aren't other worthy aircraft, just that if you are starting into X-plane, Carenado are consistently high quality and you're less likely buy something disappointing. If you want to go a bit further, Skymaxx Pro will fix X-plane's underwhelming skies.

Flight simulators may bore your socks off but they may also change your life. X-plane is a starting point for a hobby that may be with you for years.
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frenchsk
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
I'm learning how to fly a plane this game has really helped me advance fast. I was the DLC's work so expensive and you could download mods like you can when you have a disc version. So maybe if the developers are reading they could add steam workshop so people can post and create their own planes! I'll make my simulation experience so much better. Overall is the best light simulator I've ever used.
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Marvelous
11.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
I'm really enjoying this. FSX crashes on me all the time after a few minutes of flight so I gave X-Plane a whirl and could not be happier. I am not a pilot, do not know how to fly, have no idea what the controls (besides basic roll, pitch, yaw, throttle) yet love hopping into a flighter jet, taking off my my home airfield, zoom through the clouds and just flying around. There are a lot of talented people on Twitch and YouTube who fly the heavies and that is what I would like to be able to do one day in this game. Fly from one airport, navigate to another and safely land. Highly recommended. Just upgrade to the free HD Mesh that is available and download some cool planes and airports.
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Tolga
38.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Very realistic simulator, but ONLY with an excessive amount of plugins and scenery packs that should be included. Realism in cockpit it very good, almost every button/switch is useable. X plane 10 lacks multiplayer mode. airports are unrealistic. Only thing that makes this better than fsx is the usability of all of the switches in the cockpit. I would still reccomend this over FSX though as FSX is more of a noobs/basic version of FSX. (BTW, I have over 60 hours logged on FSX)
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X
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
no
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CanePlayzGames // YT
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
It looks good on the trailer but in game when i loaded it up it looked like crap, I do not recommend this ♥♥♥♥
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╬OKW╬ Manstaz
6.8 hrs
Posted: September 16
had this game for years now this new update has stuffed it up i get past the select plane menu then it says finishing asynchronous loading then fails back to desktop and gives me a box to report crash lol like wtf does this mean? any help please cheers
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StaircaseAbortion
64.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
Much better than FSX/P3D
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