X-Plane 11 is the latest version in the flight simulator series for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. In this simulator, there is a whole world to discover. Thanks to its open structure, all users and enthusiasts can change every single part of it and adapt it to their preferences.
The 11th edition of X-Plane offers a much more realistic and immersive experience. A new rendering engine makes the whole world appear in a new light – literally. Due to 'Physically Based Rendering', illumination and reflections behave in physically correct ways and change depending on viewing angle and the object’s surface. This technique works dynamically, which means that graphical effects no longer have to be pre-rendered. It was also developed with very good performance in mind.
In the completely redesigned user interface, the control set-up, aircraft, airports and weather options are now presented with a visual preview which makes editing them a breeze. The simulator can now be controlled much more intuitively thanks to this well thought-out menu structure.
Furthermore, X-Plane 11 features a brand new sound engine that realises 3D surround sound with high quality samples. This works on a global scale, resulting in spatially correct audio placement of any aircraft and any object within the scenery while also taking the current location of the user into account. The sound engine is fully usable and extendable by third party add-ons.
The content of X-Plane 11 is also considerably expanded. Numerous new aircraft with 3D cockpits and extensive documentation are available to the virtual pilot; add to that more than 3,000 airports with 3D buildings, static aircraft and dynamic environments.
The global scenery sees new cities specific to Europe and North America and an update to its overall layout based on recent Open Street Map material.
Considering all this, XPlane 11 is the most modern flight simulator – still a simulation, but closer to reality than ever before!
Brand new user interface and controls set-up
New aircraft with 3D cockpits plus detailed documentation
Now with over 3,000 airports with 3D buildings
Airports populated with static aircraft plus dynamic airport environments
New rendering engine for enhanced lighting and water effects
New city scenery specific to Europe and North America
Latest road placement and global scenery from Open Street Map
Schleicher ASK 21 - a mid-wing glider aircraft that seats two in a tandem arrangement, with a T-tail and a body made of glass-reinforced plastic. This glider has been in production since 1979 and makes a great training glider.
Beechcraft Baron 58 - a light, long-body, twin-engine piston aircraft that sits at the top of the light aircraft hierarchy. It cruises at 200 knots with a range of 942 nautical miles.
Boeing 747-400 - the Boeing 747 is a family of wide-body commercial jet airliners with four engines. The 747-400 is the most common passenger variant in service, with increased range and fuel efficiency. It has a cruise speed of 493 knots and a range of 7,260 nautical miles.
Cirrus Vision SF50 - a single-engine, very light jet aircraft manufactured by Cirrus Aircraft. The first prototype was shown in 2008 and the first flight occurred later that same year. The Vision can seat 6 passengers and has a cruise speed of 300 knots.
Beechcraft King Air C90 - a twin turboprop plane produced by Beechcraft. It was the first turboprop and has outsold all its competitors. The King Air can seat up to 7 passengers, has a cruise speed of 226 knots and a range of 1,321 nm.
Cessna 172SP - a single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with a tricycle landing gear. It has a cruise speed of 122 knots and a range of 696 nautical miles. More C172s have been built than any other aircraft, making it the most successful plane in history.
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 - a twin-engine, short- to medium-range commercial jet airliner that was introduced in 1980. It is primarily used for frequent, short-haul flights and can accommodate between 130 to 172 passengers with a cruise speed of 504 miles per hour.
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU with 2 or more cores, or AMD equivalent (Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5GHz or faster recommended)
(Dual-core CPUs slower than 3 GHz should try the demo before purchasing.)
8GB RAM (16-24GB recommended)
Video Card: a DirectX 11-capable video card from nVidia, AMD or Intel with at least 1GB VRAM (a DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 4GB VRAM recommended - e.g. GeForce GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD)
Supported Operating Systems:
- OS X 10.10 or newer (e.g. Yosemite, El Capitan, or Sierra)
- Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
- Linux: Varies (see Note 3 below)
Supported Video Cards:
- nVidia: nVidia GeForce 420 or newer (600 or newer recommended)
- AMD: AMD HD5000 or newer (HD7000 with GCN core or newer recommended)
- Intel: Intel HD 2000 or newer (HD4000 or newer recommended)
Linux users - While X-Plane 11 will run on Linux, we don’t provide support for specific distributions; if you want to run on Linux, you will need to try X-Plane on your distribution to see if it is compatible. With that in mind, we have developers using Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS successfully.
For Linux, we require the proprietary driver from AMD or nVidia to run X-Plane. You may be able to get X-Plane to run on the Mesa/Gallium driver with an Intel GPU, but this is unsupported. We absolutely do not support the fully open source drivers for AMD and nvidoa.
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