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    Took the plunge!

    Got my 8 dvd's today, sure glad I didn't have to dl that whole package,lol Going to keep it basic for a while, until I get a handle on what's going on. Want to see the basic look of the sim, before I decide if I want to go into the higher detail mesh and textures, my machine passed the requirements by a lot, so should run it just fine, depending on the settings I use. I know of a lot of plugin's that are suggested to use, but want to get my feet wet first, before I dive into all that stuff.

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    Welcome to the DARK SIDE! X-Plane is an awesome 64 bit platform! Enjoy at your leisure.
    Ted
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    Thanks, looking forward to getting into it!!

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    ​Also took the plunge today. Now to do some reading to get up to speed.


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    Pat


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    Welcome AussieMan...lots of free world HD Scenery, aircraft, traffic, etc., I recommend a trip to x-plane.org as well.
    Ted
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    You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of freeware out there. Especially try Mr. X sceneries.

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    One of the things I enjoy about x plane 11 is I spend more time flying than waiting for things to load... a draw back I find with FSX. I keep finding freeware jems on xplane org... like a PBY Catalina that was payware but is now freeware... wonderful and a delight to fly... and the Aeroworx conversion of manfreds DC-3 is superb too.

    Matt

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    Also plunged today, now trying to get my head around all the new key presses. S and A don't do the views AAargh

    Thanks for all the above guides TX.
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    Welcome to the real DARKSIDE...you'll grow to love it soon Naismith...
    Ted
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    My goodness, X-Plane is really gaining momentum.



    Quote Originally Posted by Naismith View Post
    Also plunged today, now trying to get my head around all the new key presses. S and A don't do the views AAargh
    You'll love X-Plane's handling of views. User configurable quick views, free camera, smooth transitions...

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    A year from now, after the 'Nervous Nelly' developers are on board, this will be the ONE.

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    I am not a “fanboy” of any sim. I still fly FSX and P3D and love them along with XP 11. I do find I’m flying XP much more though.

    my one hope, however, is that when the big devs come on board, the prices don’t go through the roof as has happened with FSX/P3D.

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    So much new stuff to research and learn about . Just assigning buttons for my VKB j/s was a challenge.

    I can see I am going to have to do some HD rearranging of files and maybe even resort to a Format and reinstall W10 64.

    1) Anyone know Laminar's attitude to the amount of re-installs permitted before falling foul of a restriction?

    2) Getting my Saitek panels (Radio, Multi, Switch) how to? Is that a further payout?
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    Improvements to ATC and AI will be the make-or-break point for XP. In that regard, it still has a long way to go to become "the one".


    There is no limit regarding the amount of reinstalls. The DVD version will occasionally check for the DVD and will tell the user so, while the digital download will check for the license file. So there's absolutely no hassle whatsoever. Just move the X-Plane folder around on your PCs as you desire.
    I've got XP running from a 512 GB USB 3 SSD so I can use it on multiple PCs without much hassle.


    Hardware connections can be achieved with XPUIPC. (Google may help on that subject.)

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    As mentioned by others... Welcome to the "not so dark anymore" side.

    Since I took the plunge to X-Plane 11 (from release date) I found myself veering away from FSX. By now I would say I spend my time flying:
    X-Plane 60%
    P3Dv4 25%
    FSX 15%

    But as Bjoern mentioned, there are a few areas that certainly are in need of some tlc, including multiplayer. It would be nice to see everyone's airplane in the correct livery.

    The default scenery is already of a high standard, and there is so much freeware scenery out there that is of payware quality.
    Also have a look at x-plane.org for great aircraft.

    Yes, X-Plane is certainly on the right track to become one of the best flight simulator platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manfredc3 View Post
    As mentioned by others... Welcome to the "not so dark anymore" side.

    Since I took the plunge to X-Plane 11 (from release date) I found myself veering away from FSX. By now I would say I spend my time flying:
    X-Plane 60%
    P3Dv4 25%
    FSX 15%

    But as Bjoern mentioned, there are a few areas that certainly are in need of some tlc, including multiplayer. It would be nice to see everyone's airplane in the correct livery.

    The default scenery is already of a high standard, and there is so much freeware scenery out there that is of payware quality.
    Also have a look at x-plane.org for great aircraft.

    Yes, X-Plane is certainly on the right track to become one of the best flight simulator platforms.
    I agree...really enjoying it more and more!
    Ted
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    A lot less time tinkering with settings and more time flying. With few exceptions, freeware is payware quality. X-plane .org has a rating system and reviews by users.

    also love how easy it is to add aircraft and sceneries.

    you can set your keys to mimic fsx.

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