Games & Entertainment Demos X-Plane for Windows

X-Plane for Windows 10.35 for Windows

by Laminar Research

Avg. Rating 3.3 (94 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.1 MB
License Commercial Demo, $49.50
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 95,198
Publisher Laminar Research
Homepage X-Plane
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

X-Plane is a powerful flight simulator with a realistic flight models. Welcome to the world of props, jets, single and multi-engine airplanes, as well as gliders, helicopters and VTOLs such as the V-22 Osprey and AV8-B Harrier. X-Plane comes with about 40 aircraft spanning the aviation industry. Scenery is almost world-wide and 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.

X-Plane also has detailed failure-modeling, with 35 systems that can be failed manually or randomly, when you least expect it. You can fail instruments, engines, flight controls, and landing gear at any moment. It is 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.

Latest Reviews

rhy7s

rhy7s reviewed v8.20 on Nov 24, 2005

True, it probably would get 5 for a little more usability and if it was a little prettier but they certainly aren't reasons to give this product a 1 star rating Gerwin. Attention to the flight model is the exact reason it CAN be called a flight sim, the simulation of flight being its primary aim. Oh yeah, and if you look into it, there seems to be consensus that a 747 could execute a loop, especially if empty.

Gerwin

Gerwin reviewed v8.20 on Nov 24, 2005

There's exactly one thing that's very realistic in this sim: the flight model (if you don't count the fact that you can do loopings in a 747 :) ). The rest looks like MSFS98, and is so utterly NOT immersive, that it doesn't deserve the name flightsim. I don't understand how people can stare themselves so blind at the flight model that they fail to see that the rest of this thing doesn't even try to simulate anything. The planes look like sh*t, the landscape looks like sh*t and is the same where ever you fly, the c***pits don't adapt to your screen resolution, and the for January 2005 promised European Scenery is still not there. Forget it guys, this is nice stuff for aerodynamic geeks, but if you want a flight sim, buy elsewhere.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v8.20 on Nov 23, 2005

I don't use this program but TehMark's remark was just so stupid that I'll give it a rating of 5 to compensate.

ririzarry

ririzarry reviewed v8.20 Beta 8 on Oct 14, 2005

Great simulator - the best out there. Its so good, in fact, that the folks over at CarterCopters have used it for their pilot training and another company has hooked this into a full motion simulator for training pilots on some of the larger commercial aircraft. (See X-Plane's page for details).

Terrorist training tool? That is idiotic at best. What else should we ban because its a "terrorist training tool?"

rhy7s

rhy7s reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 10, 2005

Betas of X-Plane are released between final versions, obviously the betas show up on ... BetaNews

TehMark

TehMark reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 9, 2005

wow 3 years and still beta, by the time this is final nobody will care

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 8, 2005

wow 3 years and still beta, by the time this is final nobody will care"

LOL, OMG...that's like saying Windows has been in alpha for 20 years because Longhorn is. I wish people would think before speaking.

BK553

BK553 reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 8, 2005

I Guess nobody should fly any more. Never mind that this is great training for us pilots out there. Let's just assume Osama plays this in his cave. Nice tinfoil hat you've got there
-Lord-

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v8.11 on Apr 21, 2005

Interesting that this terrorist training program is still available. The only thing missing is landmarks, buildings, and densly populated areas to crash into.

Seriously... good concept, 6 minutes is ridiculously SHORT for a demo.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v8.11 RC-2 on Apr 10, 2005

While I agree a 6 minute demo is a bit short (30 would be a good ammount of time before losing controls from joysticks ect..)

However, as you can see the devs are hard at work updating this game constantly and trying to fix probems as well as add new stuff in every chance they get. This still has to be the best flight sim with the most realistic features to date.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (94 votes)
Your Rating
rhy7s

rhy7s reviewed v8.20 on Nov 24, 2005

True, it probably would get 5 for a little more usability and if it was a little prettier but they certainly aren't reasons to give this product a 1 star rating Gerwin. Attention to the flight model is the exact reason it CAN be called a flight sim, the simulation of flight being its primary aim. Oh yeah, and if you look into it, there seems to be consensus that a 747 could execute a loop, especially if empty.

Gerwin

Gerwin reviewed v8.20 on Nov 24, 2005

There's exactly one thing that's very realistic in this sim: the flight model (if you don't count the fact that you can do loopings in a 747 :) ). The rest looks like MSFS98, and is so utterly NOT immersive, that it doesn't deserve the name flightsim. I don't understand how people can stare themselves so blind at the flight model that they fail to see that the rest of this thing doesn't even try to simulate anything. The planes look like sh*t, the landscape looks like sh*t and is the same where ever you fly, the c***pits don't adapt to your screen resolution, and the for January 2005 promised European Scenery is still not there. Forget it guys, this is nice stuff for aerodynamic geeks, but if you want a flight sim, buy elsewhere.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v8.20 on Nov 23, 2005

I don't use this program but TehMark's remark was just so stupid that I'll give it a rating of 5 to compensate.

ririzarry

ririzarry reviewed v8.20 Beta 8 on Oct 14, 2005

Great simulator - the best out there. Its so good, in fact, that the folks over at CarterCopters have used it for their pilot training and another company has hooked this into a full motion simulator for training pilots on some of the larger commercial aircraft. (See X-Plane's page for details).

Terrorist training tool? That is idiotic at best. What else should we ban because its a "terrorist training tool?"

rhy7s

rhy7s reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 10, 2005

Betas of X-Plane are released between final versions, obviously the betas show up on ... BetaNews

TehMark

TehMark reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 9, 2005

wow 3 years and still beta, by the time this is final nobody will care

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 8, 2005

wow 3 years and still beta, by the time this is final nobody will care"

LOL, OMG...that's like saying Windows has been in alpha for 20 years because Longhorn is. I wish people would think before speaking.

BK553

BK553 reviewed v8.15 Beta 2 on Jun 8, 2005

I Guess nobody should fly any more. Never mind that this is great training for us pilots out there. Let's just assume Osama plays this in his cave. Nice tinfoil hat you've got there
-Lord-

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v8.11 on Apr 21, 2005

Interesting that this terrorist training program is still available. The only thing missing is landmarks, buildings, and densly populated areas to crash into.

Seriously... good concept, 6 minutes is ridiculously SHORT for a demo.

Crypton

Crypton reviewed v8.11 RC-2 on Apr 10, 2005

While I agree a 6 minute demo is a bit short (30 would be a good ammount of time before losing controls from joysticks ect..)

However, as you can see the devs are hard at work updating this game constantly and trying to fix probems as well as add new stuff in every chance they get. This still has to be the best flight sim with the most realistic features to date.

BK553

BK553 reviewed v8.10 Beta 1 on Mar 21, 2005

I've been using this for 3 years now and if you think nothing has changed you are so very wrong. This program grows every month, with new features, accuracy, scenery and stability. MS comes out with 1 new version every 2-3 years. This is a real sim, which uses complex physics to determine how a plane flies. MS uses lookup tables that are just made up by the plane author. If you don't like the six minute demo, try finding out how long the demo for MS Flight Sim is. (There isn't one)

nothersin

nothersin reviewed v8.04 Beta 2 on Jan 6, 2005

It doesn't last long enough to get a real feel for it.

MaxBlade

MaxBlade reviewed v8.02 Beta 2 on Dec 5, 2004

Just try out your old 6.0 then load up 8.0 and your like WOW...what has changed???? Did you noticed THEY or he always trashes MS. $100 bucks a year. Now at $59 a year that would not be so bad if it had some major changes.

BroughApps

BroughApps reviewed v8.01 on Nov 13, 2004

all i can say is duh

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v8.00 Beta 17 on Nov 8, 2004

In case you haven't noticed the name of this site is BetaNews, Beta being the operative word. Of course you are going to see beta versions of X-Plane listed here. That doesn't mean that they've never released a final. This is the beta of version 8. I hope that isn't the only basis for you giving it a poor review; have you even tried it yet? Anyway getting back to the topic this beats Microsoft's lousy little Flight "game" hands down. I call it a game because you can hardly call it a simulator.

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