When you purchase the digital download edition, you will receive an email confirmation with your product key. This key will allow you to download, install, and use X-Plane 11 without needing any other products.
X-Plane 11.51 update is now available. The update contains bug fixes and includes more custom airports. See the detailed list of new items here: -plane.com/kb/x-plane-11-51-release-notes/
NOW Available for a limited time only: "X-Plane special bundle... including the Aerosoft CRJ-200 and Daytona Beach and Zurich airports from Aerosoft _11_Bundle_with_CRJ200_plus_Airports/X-Plane 11.32 ReleasedX-Plane 11.32 continues the evolution of the desktop version of X-Plane. 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 it has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations. X-Plane 11.32 continues this evolution by incorporating the newest technology available in computing and graphics processing, resulting in breathtaking visual and dynamic effects.These are just some of the major features included in the update to X-Plane 11.32.NOAA Mirroring is fixed. This fixes real weather downloading.More stability fixesNew ATC voice system.Particles editor for aircraft.Autopilot & aircraft systems updates includes: Propeller feathering, Anti- and de-ice systems, Oxygen system, Vacuum systems and many others.Improved industrial zones in US autogen & reorganized library.Flight model improvementsExperimental Flight model UI optionShader system rebuilt as part of port to Vulkan.Panel resolution increased to 4k.Updated airspace to 2018 & Navigraph default data 1708.Added sector altitudes in VFR map.New UI for manually setting joystick curves per axis.Situation files get you close to landmarks for quick sight seeing.Custom joystick configuration files.New and updated global airports: now a total of 8,247 full 3-D airports, including hundreds of new and improved airports in this release.X-Plane 11.32 update is now available to all X-Plane 11 users on both the Laminar and Steam sites through X-Plane 11 update feature.See the latest X-Plane newsletter -plane.com/latest-newsletter/
WorldEditor (often abbreviated to WED) is an open source 2-d scenery and airport editor for X-Plane. There are several versions of WED from which you can download. Additional information on how to use WED, including the manual, can be found on the Scenery Development Documentation page.
X-Plane is one of the world's most comprehensive and powerful flight simulators for personal computers. It's not a game, but an engineering tool that can be used to predict the flying qualities of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with incredible accuracy. X-Plane comes with 19 aircraft in the default installation spanning the aviation industry and its history, and several thousand more are freely downloadable from the internet.
The X-Plane SDK download contains the C headers and pascal interface files to compile plugins, and the stub libraries to link plugins for platforms that need them. You do not need to download any files to run plugins; X-Plane ships with the appropriate infrastructure to host plugins.
Regardless of which X-Plane version you target, you can and should download the latest SDK file above. To support other versions of X-Plane, you only need to change which XPLM macros your project defines, as follows:
What can also happen is you are able to install X-Plane on any number of computers but can only run one version/copy at any one time. With a digital download version you have to be connected to the internet at all times. Why? The digital download performs a silent background verification check with Laminar Research advising the software is being used using the allocated product key. If two versions are being used at the same time with the same product key the software determines that one copy is a pirate version and your system shuts down. Permanently? I don't know because I haven't tested what happens.
X-Plane comes with subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, sporting aircraft from the Bell 206 Jet-Ranger helicopter and Cessna 172 light plane to the supersonic Concorde and Mach-3 XB-70 Valkyrie. X-Plane comes with about 40 aircraft spanning the aviation industry (and history), and several hundred more are freely downloadable from the internet.
X-Plane scenery is world-wide, with scenery for the entire planet Earth AND MARS! (thanks to the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter, which mapped that planet's elevation) You can land at any of over 18,000 airports, as well as test your mettle on aircraft carriers, helipads on building tops, frigates that pitch and roll in the waves, and oil rigs.
Weather is variable from clear skies and high visibility to thunderstorms with controllable wind, wind shear, turbulence, and microbursts! Rain, snow and clouds are available for an instrument flying challenge, and thermals are available for the gliders! Real weather conditions can be downloaded from the internet, allowing you to fly in the actual weather that currently exists!
While X-Plane is the world's most COMPREHENSIVE flight sim, your purchase also comes with Plane-Maker (to create your own airplanes) World-Maker (to create your own scenery), and Weather Briefer (to get a weather briefing before the flight if you use real weather conditions downloaded from the net).
X-Plane's accuracy (in flight model), scope (in aircraft and terrain coverage), versatility (in aircraft type and weather conditions), add-on programs (in aircraft and scenery editors), user-customizability, downloadable aircraft, and downloadable scenery makes it the ULTIMATE flight simulation experience for Macintosh AND Windows platforms.
Run the flight sim plugin installer. The plugin installer will check the system for all FS2020, X-plane, FSX and Prepar3D installations. It shows what simulator software was found and if the plugin(s) is/are installed successfully. In networked set ups the plugin installer must be run on the computer where the flight simulator you want Air Manager or Air Player to connect to is installed.
Unable to download version 1.2 keep getting "this page isnt working right now" on both chrome and microsoft. was able to load previous version but in x-plane 12 the fms wasnt working as well as the nav display on both sides. any help?
this plane is unflyable now that the update released. im having problems with the trim because when i climb the trim increases way too fast which makes me not even be able to climb in this plane can you please help?
After checkout, you will receive a code to download X-Plane 12. Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Minimum hardware requirements: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD equivalent; 8 GB RAM; DirectX 11-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel with at least 2 GB VRAM. 2b1af7f3a8