What is X-Plane 11 about?
The future of flight simulation is now. X-Plane 11 is the detailed, realistic, and modern simulator you've been waiting for. The first glance into the cockpit of a Boeing 747 is truly astonishing. Almost every button, regulator or switch has an assigned function and can be operated. Starting with fuel management, lights, the seatbelt sign, brakes, autopilot settings, radio and the on-board computer. The details are endless. You can not only adjust basic settings like weather and the time of the day, but also literally create single cloud regions and thunderstorms. It's no wonder, X-Plane has been used in aircraft accident investigations in the past. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, you can grab a jet or a helicopter and even land on aircraft carriers.
Well, what should I say, I can finally retire my FSX SE. I used the FSX as a Flusi for many years but this era is finally over (too bad about all the add-ons I bought)! With X-Plane 11 a new generation of flight simulator has indeed been released and I hope that the well-known add-on manufacturers will now provide X-Plane with a lot of additional content and offer it here at Steam. XP11 is already extremely nice to look at in the basic version. The possibilities offered by X-Plane 11 make the FSX literally look old. While the FSX or its twin Prepar3D still works with old-fashioned 32Bit, the XP runs as usual on 64Bit. RAM memory beyond 4Gbyte is now worth it and pays off. Creating and inserting your own photo scenarios (including Autgen/OSM) is very easy with, for example, the free Orth4XP. The loading times are extremely short in direct comparison with the basically ancient FSX. Since I am also a passionate HTC Vive VR pilot and the program FlyInside now also supports X-Plane, I am almost just off my socks. I currently have an Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 and the Flusi runs perfectly. By using a HTC Vive, I will soon switch to a Geforce 1080 to get the best possible graphical results. With Ortho4XP I created ZL17 or even ZL18 scenarios of my favourite regions for the VFR flight and already integrated them quite simply, for example the whole Iceland. I can only say that with XP11 only real flying is more impressive from a virtual point of view. Just like FSX, there are many websites with free content for X-Plane created by users. At this place a big thank you to the community! If you want exact information about XP11, you will quickly find it on the web. At least I won't put a single Euro into the FSX anymore, because it's really not worth it anymore. XP11 = FutureThanks to Laminar Reasearch!