X-Plane
X-Plane
11.40r2

3.7

X-Plane free download for Mac

X-Plane

11.40r2
11 November 2019

Ultra-realistic flight simulator (release candidate).

Overview

X-Plane is one of the world's most comprehensive, powerful flight simulators, and has the most realistic flight model available for personal computers. It comes with subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, sporting aircraft from the Bell 206 Jet-Ranger helicopter and Cessna 172 light plane to the supersonic SR-71 and Space Shuttle. X-Plane comes with 35 aircraft spanning the aviation industry (and history), and several thousand more are freely downloadable from the internet.

  • X-Plane scenery is world-wide, with scenery for the entire planet Earth between 74 degrees north to 60 degrees south latitude. We also have MARS scenery! (thanks to the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter, which mapped that planet's elevation). On Earth, you can land at any of over 33,000 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 at the location of flight!
  • X-Plane also has detailed failure-modeling, with multitudes of systems that can be failed manually or randomly, when you least expect it! You can fail instruments, engines, flight controls, landing gear, or dozens of other systems at any moment.
  • While X-Plane is the world's most comprehensive flight sim, your purchase also comes with Plane-Maker (to create your own airplanes) Airfoil-Maker (allowing users to create airfoil performance profiles), and Weather Briefer (to get a weather briefing before the flight if you use real weather conditions downloaded from the internet).
  • X-Plane is also extremely customizable, allowing you to easily create textures, sounds, and instrument panels for your own airplanes that you design or the planes that come with the sim.
  • 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), customizability, downloadable aircraft, and downloadable scenery makes it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms.
  • Be sure to turn on the beta option in the installer before you run it to get the beta!
  • The demo contains a limited scenery area to keep the download size reasonable. It will run for 10 minutes before it begins to ignore the user's input, at which point the simulator must be restarted to fly more.

What's new in X-Plane

Version 11.40r2:
  • XPD-10241 Restored airways when using FAA CIFP.
  • XPD-10268 Fix for beacon.obj typo.
  • XPD-10272 Fix plugin-commanded steering not working.
  • Updated C172.acf and C172_G1000.acf with new nosewheel steering parameters.

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Jimw
31 March 2017

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X-Plane 11 was released today. The price of X-Plane10 has been reduced.
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Version 10.51r2
Jimw
31 March 2017
X-Plane 11 was released today. The price of X-Plane10 has been reduced.
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Version 10.51r2
Cgc
28 September 2013
So much potential but it should come with the ability to work out of the box with various control sticks. I have a Saitek stick and have to manually configure everything...to the point where I don't want to fly with X-Plane. MSFS worked out of the box with my stick so I'll stay with them even though it's an inferior flight sim.
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Version 10.21
1 answer(s)
Cgc
Cgc
06 October 2013
It didn't take too long to configure X-Plane 10 Demo to work with the Saitek stick I have. This flight sim is so much better than FS2004 and FSX it's not even funny. It runs like a champ on my 2006 1,1 MacPro with (flashed) ATI 5770 GPU. Wish there were a DL option for the entire set but I'll be buying via mail order shortly.
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Talaatharb
10 February 2013
It is incredible how the software developers manage to implement or even re-implement new bugs in very new version, be it beta or so-called stable. This demo installer after heaving installed everything eats 37 % CPU on a i7 2.6GHZ doing nothing! Programming an installer is not so difficult as a flight sim... so: tons of features, pretty much worthless for serious flying with all these annoying bugs
Like (2)
Version 10.20
1 answer(s)
Xenophon
Xenophon
25 February 2013
Is there an alternative, though? I am willing to accept some trouble when it comes to software as complicated as this.
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Picarda
27 January 2012
Oh c'mon it's 2k12 give me a break with PPC Architecture.
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Version 10.04 Beta 1
3 answer(s)
umaromc
umaromc
28 January 2012
Version 10 doesn't run in PPC anything, MU hasn't updated that part of their listing.
Like (4)
Soren0
Soren0
29 January 2012
The listing has been updated to remove support for PPC architecture.
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Cgc
Cgc
09 December 2012
How many Macs have DirectX 9 though ("DirectX 9 compatible video card required")?
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umaromc
05 December 2011
Graphic Card support: http://wiki.x-plane.com/X-Plane_10_Graphics_Card_Support http://www.x-plane.com/x-plane-10-system-requirements/ X-Plane 10 requires, at the *minimum*, a 2 GHz, dual-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a DirectX 9-capable video card with 128 MB of on-board, dedicated video RAM (VRAM). See link for compatibility and graphics cards. However, *for the best experience*, we recommend the following: a 3 GHz, multi-core CPU (or, even better, multiple processors), 4 GB of RAM, and a DirectX 10-capable (DX11 preferred) video card with 1 GB of on-board, dedicated VRAM. X-Plane will take advantage of as many cores or distinct processors as you can afford. Having 16 cores split among 4 CPUs is not required by any means, but Version 10 would be able to use every one. No more than 4 GB of RAM is necessary, but the more VRAM you have, the better–X-Plane 10 can easily use 1.5 GB of VRAM at the maximum settings.
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Version 10.03b1
3 answer(s)
umaromc
umaromc
05 December 2011
Also, it costs $79.99, not $59.99
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umaromc
umaromc
23 December 2011
...also will NOT run on PPC architecture...
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Cgc
Cgc
27 January 2012
Yet my GPU (nVidia 8800GT) which has 512MB of onboard memory plays at 10fps.
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Senojsitruc
30 November 2011
Does X-Plane 10 still require the DVD to play? Can I install it on my laptop and then not have to lug the DVD with me everywhere I go?
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Version 10.0
1 answer(s)
Mdm245
Mdm245
08 December 2011
I made an .iso of the disk and mount it before I start the game. DVD stays on the shelf.
Like (5)
Cgc
28 November 2011
Was hoping X-Plane 10 would be released soon as the demo videos look fantastic. Unfortunately, the downloadable demo plays at such a low frame rate at the lowest settings on my MacPro (plenty of memory and an nVidia 8800GT GPU) that it's not playable. I'm curious what setup they used to play it when they made the videos. I hope the coming updates fix the slow frame rates.
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Version 10.0
4 answer(s)
umaromc
umaromc
29 November 2011
By the screen shots alone I wouldn't expect an 8800 to display this simulator in any smooth fashion.
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Ikir
Ikir
05 December 2011
You can put a Radeon 5770 in your Mac Pro
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Cgc
Cgc
14 December 2011
I would expect it to run 20-30fps at minimum settings. As it is it runs as a slideshow at min settings...
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pooh42
pooh42
10 January 2012
Works fine on my original Mac Pro with the ATI Radeon 5870.
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Jimw
27 November 2011
Laminar Research is now taking orders for x-plane 10. The full version costs $79.00 plus shipping. the demo cost nothing. The link is for x-plane 9. The official release date seems to be Dec 7, but you might get a pleasant surprise if you order now from Laminar Research.
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Version 10.0
ChaseLaguna
09 January 2011
I love X-Plane. Natural feel and very extensible. This should be labeled as a "Beta" as the X-Plane Updater only shows up to v9.62. In order for it to download 9.64, the "betas" box must be checked.
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Version 9.64
Talaatharb
12 October 2009
There is one Flightsim for the Mac, XP, so this is the best one. Flightgear has potential but still some way to go. hopefully they keep it up. That said, xplane is a piece of crap. there was never a stable version, and there probably never will be one. this is the authors 14th attempt to deliver something without introducing silly new bugs over and over again. Maybe he's gone completely bananas, who knows. But for sure he has no knowledge of software development, quality management and customer care. sadly enough.
Like (11)
Version 9.4rc14
8 answer(s)
Holypoly
Holypoly
29 October 2009
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS
Like (17)
Version 9.40
Mitch-de
Mitch-de
13 November 2009
i dont think its crap. Because lots of professionals use it and even military use the special version (cost much more, has features to use real cockpit). They simple add lots of things users wanted and that also add bugs = normal !
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Version 9.41 Beta-2
Talaatharb
Talaatharb
14 November 2009
"They simple add lots of things users wanted and that also add bugs = normal ! " and "Because lots of professionals use it and even military use the special version " So in your opinion bugs and professional use correlate. aha! And no, I am not trolling. Nor am I a naive Faboy
Like (6)
Version 9.41 Beta-3
Desterwallaboo
Desterwallaboo
14 April 2010
TROLL
Like (9)
Version 9.50
Dualie
Dualie
19 June 2010
Just because someone has a negative opinion doesn't make him a troll. Why have a rating/comment system at all if all you expect to read are positives? This seems like fair comment to me.
Like (13)
Version 9.55 RC2
Cgc
Cgc
01 August 2010
Funny, whenever someone rates an application negatively they get accused of being a troll and get lots of unhappy smilies. I think XPlane is very good but I also think it's got a lot of quirks and isn't nearly as refined as it could be. For XPlane 10 I'd love to see the developer focus on refining the game, the controls, and the GUI. For now, I'll stick with MS Flight Sim but I really want to like XPlane.
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Version 9.60
Holypoly
Holypoly
15 August 2010
@dualie quote That said, xplane is a piece of crap. there was never a stable version, and there probably never will be one. end quote. "fair comment", huh.
Like (4)
Version 9.61 RC-1
JET4U
JET4U
24 June 2012
You may want to check out this one: http://flightsimulatorformaci.org/ It works on Mac or XP...
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