X-Plane 10 demos available – UPDATE

It’s time to have your hands on X-Plane 10 and test it yourself. Grab the downloadable demo, visit the screenshots as there are some more you may have not seen yet like airports preview with ground vehicles and static objects.

As usual, X-Planes works on PC, Mac and Linux. The final product should be on the market at Christmas.

Update: In an e-mail sent out to advertise the new demo of X-Plane 10, Austin Meyer recommends the following to show off the capabilities of the team’s latest release:

Fly north from KSEA to downtown Seattle if you can, at low altitude, at night, with HDR on in the rendering options screen, and maybe full-screen no-HUD view… there is a lot of exploring to be done, much much more to come!

Why not give it a try and let us – and others – see the results on the simFlight Screenshots and Video forum?

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 00:02

Looks great but it runs at <10 fps on my MacPro. What are the realistic min specs to get this running 30+ fps with decent quality? Thanks.

Ian P
Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:00

There is a VC in XP, if you know the right key combination to get into it, but only a few aircraft have it and even then I find it less than helpful. I was hoping that XP10 might have picked up a few more “standard control” functions from, well, pretty much every other sim since DOS days? No, however, the hat switch still can’t be used to just “pan around” and the mouse wheel still can’t be used to change on-screen gauges or controls. I also disagree regarding the “realism” of the towns and buildings. I have never, in… Read more »

Sunday, November 27, 2011 03:22

I’ve been trying best to like this sim, but I just can’t. The night time scenery is beautiful. Far superior to FSX. I don’t know what MS Flight has to offer for night scenery as yet. FPS might be a problem though. The city of Seattle has been left out of the scenery. My guess is because it would be a hit on the FPS and would discourage potential buyers. I’m running a 2.6ghz I7 processor and the NORMAL setting is the best I can run with a lot of the scenery missing. My biggest disappointment is the quality of… Read more »

Thursday, January 5, 2012 22:46
Reply to  Jack

The graphics in MS Flight are the same and worse than FSX.

Saturday, November 26, 2011 22:38

XPlane 10, quick impressions (take 2 : XP10 by night) : A note to the people who are having a hard time getting xplane 10 demo, I recommand you go for the Torrent link on the xplane 10 demo website. From my end (PC though), the demo came in fast and smooth and no issues at all during the launch or the tests. It seems a solid build to me here… Now I did a quick general aviation session in the demo by flying low and slow at night (around the KSEA area) and I had to rush the tour… Read more »

Friday, November 25, 2011 23:36

Yeah. Their servers really couldn’t cope with that, could they? The number of people reporting 24 and 36 hour download times is very high!

Anyone else on Mac had problems? I’ve not heard of any with the Windows version at all – other than the comments that you need a supercomputer to put the sliders up.