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Old 11-15-2004, 06:21 AM   #1
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X-Plane 8 linux demo released


Finally, a flight sim for linux that's worth getting.

closed source commercial software sadly, but x86 binaries available:

http://www.x-plane.com/demo.html

it's only available over bittorrent atm, but it's another game that'll run natively under linux, one of the few things I would have wanted wine for before.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Cool beans! I guess I spoke too soon when mentioning this in the 'What games would you like to see ported to Linux?' thread a couple of days ago. Doh!
 
Old 11-12-2005, 01:50 AM   #3
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Hey

I just bought the sim - have a 4wk wait - got the Linux version - in support for Linux games!!

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Old 11-12-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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Re: X-Plane 8 linux demo released

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Originally posted by ror
Finally, a flight sim for linux that's worth getting.

closed source commercial software sadly, but x86 binaries available:
Why is it sad that it's commercial closed-source?

I think it's great - commercial vendors are seeing the Linux potential in the marketplace. This is EXACTLY what we need to gain critical mass for hardware vendors to really put some effort into Linux support.

Besides, if someone gouges for Linux software, there will be an open source workalike within six months or so, and the workalike will likely be better than the closed-source application after a year.

How long do you think Xplane will be around if they gave it away and made NO money from it? You wouldn't be seeing XPlane 9 for Linux, that's for sure (they need housing, they need to feed their kids, etc.). They're a small company and their flight simulator is more realistic (handling-wise/flight characteristics) than M$ Flight Simulator, even if the graphics aren't quite as good.

Last edited by KimVette; 11-12-2005 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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Yes I totally agree- we must get away from thinking just because Linux is "free", we should expect everything that runs on Linux to be free.


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Old 01-02-2007, 12:46 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ror
Finally, a flight sim for linux that's worth getting.

closed source commercial software sadly, but x86 binaries available:

http://www.x-plane.com/demo.html

it's only available over bittorrent atm, but it's another game that'll run natively under linux, one of the few things I would have wanted wine for before.
Does anyone know about X-Plane? If I order it, can I get both the Linux and Windows versions or only the Linux version? How do I install the program? Is the Linux and Windows versions on the same cds? Thanks.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 02:23 AM   #7
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I bought the Linux version and all I got was the linux version - no window$ version on the DVD.

It is very easy to install as it does not use any shared libraries, it is self contained so to speak.

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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I bought the windoze version of XPlane (While I was still on that heap of M$) and if you use the linux installer off www.x-plane.com it'll work fine. You need the disk in for it not to act as a demo, but it doesnt seem to matter what os dvd it is.
 
  


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