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Just discovered this website. Have been flight simming for over 25 years and I have tried all platforms. Recently switched to Xplane and I believe it to have the edge over the others in terms of overall performance and options. 

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Hallo, und guten Tag,

Mein Spitzname ist Mountain Al, ich bin seit 1996 Sim-begeisterte Pilot, damals mit den ersten Simulatoren und später den FS 2004, FSX von Microsoft, dann kam X-Plane10 / 11 und so wurde es immer interessanter. 

Aktuell bin ich der 738-800 von Zibo unterwegs. Jetzt wollte ich auf die 737-700U 

Umsteigen, leider habe ich nach dem Download der Flugzeuge bis jetzt nicht gestartet werden können, vermutlich weil ein Fehler das Fliegen verhindert hat.

Weiss jemand warum? Was muss ich tun für eine Freischaltung?

Gruß Al

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Airfly@as said:

Hallo, und guten Tag,

Mein Spitzname ist Mountain Al, ich bin seit 1996 Sim-begeisterte Pilot, damals mit den ersten Simulatoren und später den FS 2004, FSX von Microsoft, dann kam X-Plane10 / 11 und so wurde es immer interessanter. 

Aktuell bin ich der 738-800 von Zibo unterwegs. Jetzt wollte ich auf die 737-700U 

Umsteigen, leider habe ich nach dem Download der Flugzeuge bis jetzt nicht gestartet werden können, vermutlich weil ein Fehler das Fliegen verhindert hat.

Weiss jemand warum? Was muss ich tun für eine Freischaltung?

Gruß Al

 

 

 

Ich verste deine Frage nicht. Es gibt keine Freischaltung, einfach nur ein download und auspacken genau so wie mit dem Zibo.

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I had found this site once before and had forgotten about it until a recent search brought me back. I have a long love affair with Aviation starting in my pre teens and then RW training in a PA28-140 back in the early 60’s. Took to fsim 30 odd years ago with MSFS 3.0 through to FSX (missed a couple), then with Steam FSX:SE briefly before swapping to P3D V4 (I never have more than one sim installed at a time) then only less than two months ago changed to FS11 and have had a great time so far devotion about 50% of my time to flying and 50% to installing new Freeware payware, utilities and libraries. 

Loved the journey so far, especially the easy UI, freedom from the horrible MS registry and ability and power to arrange addons so easily

I have slowly been increasing my HD scenery especially

  • W2xp
  • Simheaven
  • Hd Mesh
  • orbx TE GB
  • Orbx TE NL
  • Germany VFR
  • 3D Eiger Park
  • AustraliaPro
  • VOZ
  • Alaska Sth East ultra res mesh
  • US Orthophotos 1.1

And the list grows

My favourite planes so (in order of use):


- Ddenn CL30

- Aerobask Eclipse 550NG

- Dreamfoil Bell407 (fantastic heli)

- default C172 (with mods)

- Aerobask DA-62

and most recently 

- B737 Zibo Mod (this will soon move up the priority list!)

And finally I will list my favourite utilities and plug-ins  (no order)

- FlyWithLUA

- xVision

- xManager

- Alex’s LittleNavMap (what a great app)

- 124thATC

- Autogate

- Terrain Radar

- VMI-twick VR

- AviTAB

- xLife

- xOrganizer

- xAddonManager

Not a bad list for less than two months since I first installed XP11. Am I happy with x-Plane - you bet

Now you excuse me, I have flying and configuring to get on with.

 

Cheers Anton.

 

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Wow!  I started with MSFS written on a 7" floppy disk way back in the eighties!  Just now gave away my age!  The flyable world was a green table tennis like surface with white lines for runways.  Way back then you took off from Meigs Field near Chicago.

I owned practically each and every version of MSFS up to FSX with Acceleration.  I flew with a virtual airline for a few years and did two round the world trips.  Accumulated  hundreds and hundreds of simming hours.  Hardly a day went by in which I did not do some trip somewhere.

I had almost every flying sim available at some time.  Had Rise of Flight, MS Combat Flight Simulator WWII,  MS Combat Flight Simulator 3, World of Flight,  IL2 Sturmovik, IL2 Forgotten Battles, IL2 Cliffs of Dover,  Pacific Fighters, disastrous Microsoft Flight, Dovetail Game's still born  Flight Sim World, Microsoft Flight Simulator X:Steam Edition, DCS and finally now X-Plane 11.  Some of the names forgotten over time. I even tried my hand at Real Flight RC simulator!

Always had the love for flying and aircraft.  Never had the chance or opportunity to go flying myself.  I can still remember the SAAF camouflaged Sabres F81's screaming over Pretoria in the sixties.  Later on the Impalas and Buccaneers.

I've got a love for simulators and own almost every kind of simulator imaginable for PC.  Trains, ships, submarines, trucks, racing cars.  Even a simulator for a WWII Enigma machine.

I think I'll die one day with my eyes to the sky!😉

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My name's Trell. What got me using X-Plane? Well, about a month and a half ago, I pretty much got pissed off and fed up with Windows 10, so I installed Linux on the laptop. Since FSX nor Prepar3D were not compatible, I tried the X-Plane 11 demo, which wouldn't even run above 2 framerates on windows. I instantly fell in love with the 737-800 (also because it had a passenger cabin), and thus influenced me to purchase X-Plane 11. The face that you can move the cameras around in X-Plane 11 were also a deciding factor in abandoning Microsoft based sims. The only downside is that you can't use a keyboard to finely control the inputs to the aircraft. That's where my X-Box controller comes in....

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Always been an aviation enthusiast, father that worked for an airline, and now I work for the same airline.  As far as simming, evolution I suppose, FS5, 5.1, 95, 98, and on until XP10 when I made the switch official.

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Hello,

I've been into flight simulation since FS98.  I started out flying the default 172, then tried a default 737 and got it off of the ground, but couldn't figure out how to find my destination airport to land.  I would circle around the city looking for it, but got to thinking that this can't be the way real pilots fly a 737.

Then I started reading, watching videos and studying.

Not I fly for a virtual airline using Pilotedge or Vatsim.  The more I understand about aviation, the more fun that I have.  So I keep learning.

I switch around a lot between P3Dv4 and X-Plane11.  I really like the Majestic Dash8 Q400 from P3Dv4, but also like the Zebo 737, FF757, FFA320 and so many more aircraft from X-Plane 11, so I keep coming back.

Bob

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Good morning everyone, my real name is Jim, and I've been a flight sim user, ever since the old days of the first incarnations of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which I used in my High School AFROTC classroom.  Everything from MSFS, P3D and now X-Plane, which is my go to sim.  I started using Xp, back in mid 2017, after suffering enough frustration over hardware and sim performance (pre-64 bit apps), and out of sheer curiosity, I discovered just how much better XP was, and I've never looked back.  Since I don't have an endless bag of gold to invest in multiple sims, I stuck with Xp because of it's ease of use, the simplification of the UI (though some may argue it's too simple), but overall, the sim doesn't break the wallet.  I fly what I want without any real issues, and enjoy the study of flight operations and what it really takes to get into the air.  I mix it up a little with equal parts GA and commercial airliners, but I do tend to favor GA flying, so I can take advantage of the Ortho4XP scenery I created (which is another plus for Xp vs the other sims).

I hope to maintain a permanent residency here, with the fine folks of ThresholdX running the show, it seems like a great place to hang out.  I do have a lot of aviation experience, so if anyone needs some advice or straight-up opinion, feel free to contact me.

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Hey all,

I am new here and x-plane in VR. I run an Samsung Odyssey Plus and I have a pretty good rig. Frames are up and down as we all know and surely love. I set up VATSIM yesterday and I am working on modding some of the aircraft for VR to get things right. That is how I found this place. All good fun to try and solve problems.

I have had VR headsets for about 7 years. Started with the good brick on the face Oculus DK1, DK2 then CV1 but I skipped HTC. Currently I like WMR O+, the screen is pretty damn good for now.

I am building a panel for xplane of a cessna 172 and maybe a twin comanche down the road. It is all wood bits and used parts right now but I will be lasercutting the panels soon. My switches, encoders and pots all work now so that is cool. Also I bought captoglove VR gloves to see if I can make em work but I haven't got the additonal sensors yet.

My home airport is Abbotsford BC Canada CYXX and I want to fly the island air express routes in a PA31 from Carenado for fun.  I won't ever fly cause of medical reasons but I love simming. I know people in different parts of aviation so it is my fun.

I do infrequently stream on a twitch channel as BadivanBad and I am all set up with discord and whatnot. That is not a shameless plug for followers, I just use it for company when I play games cause I mutter to myself anyways while I play. I also use it to show some of my progress to family and friends online. 

So that is what I am up to...Say hi anytime. I am on the Threshold Discord channel now so maybe I will see some of you all around.

 

BadivanBad

A Nerd without A Bird

 

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I've always been fascinated with aircraft. My first time in a simulator was when I visited my uncle in Florida. He was in charge of the flight simulators for Eastern Airlines. He took me to check it out. From then on I was hooked. Thinking if I ever was rich I would buy me one. Unfortunately that never happened. When I purchased my first desktop I was looking for software and saw MSFS98 and picked up a copy. From there it was FS2000, then  FS2004, then FSX. The problem was always no matter what computer I had, the sim just didn't run as well as I'd like. One day I was in a store and picked up a copy of XP9. It was quite different than FSX. No airports. Just runways . Every thing was different. Went back to FSX. I was getting frustrated with FSX and decided to try XP 10. after working with it for some time decided it was much better to use. I've been a Xplane supporter ever since. 

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Hello, first post. I've been simming on and off since FS4 (it was the first software I bought for my first PC). I've been on XPlane for a couple of years now. I wanted to try an alternative to FSX and preferred it.

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I actually started flight simming with FS98 for a while as a young kid almost as a toddler haha! That sim is what switched my interest from cars to aviation hehe. Then my brother introduced me to Sierra ProPilot, which was, at the time, an amazing sim for me but that didn't last for too long when MS FS 2004 came out. I was totally fascinated with that one for a very long time before diving into FSX which was yet more impressive to me!

In middle school, as part of an applied tech class, we used flight sims and that was my first venture into the X plane world (XP 8 at that time.) Quite enjoyed the new flight Dynamics and with my previous experience with the other sims in the past, I actually was able to fly and land the planes better than the rest of the class haha! Eventually the school upgraded to XP 9 which was another upgrade and the first X Plane that I got for home too.

Took a bit of a break from X Plane for a bit as I stuck with MFS due to the plethora of add-ons and sceneries until FSX started failing on me. Skipped X Plane 10 and when I saw X Plane 11, I knew I had to have that one for sure! Eventually I got it on steam and now still happily an X-plane user to this day! Couldn't say that I would want to return to FSX anymore despite the years of add-ons I put into it haha! I'm definitely going to continue with XP and follow how it evolves though time!

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I have been flight simming since FS95, found online world in 2000 (Avsim), and become active around FS2002 time, got hardcore with FS2004 and all of its wonderful add-ons around 2008.

I love re-enacting flights, going through all realistic procedures with big jets, and seeing AI traffic moving around major airports.

When SimCity 2013 fiasco hit me, EA apologised by gifting me with free copy of Battlefield 3 (which later forced me to shell additional $60 for all of its DLCs and thus can join actual active servers). Now, BF3 requires 64 bit Operating Systems, thus I need new OS, and this new OS, the Windows 7 totally break my FS9 (FS2004) and gigabytes of payware and freeware collections. But it was time to move on I guess.

My flying fix was satisfied with military sim like Falcon 4.0 BMS. But at around 3 years ago, I found X-Plane for mobile. Not long after, I bought the Desktop version, X-Plane 11. I have been hearing about the advantages of their "blade theory element" sim, while I can't deny that MSFS funny FS engine allows flying dinosaurs, flying city bus and all the shenanigans like that, thus the planes tend to fly like skytrain on skyrails, be it freeware or Level-D or PMDG.

But I was contemplating super hard for months between this and P3D. P3D offers some degree of compatibility with MSFS addons, although still require quite a process. Eventually, it is the monetary reasons that drives me to X-Plane 11. 

Honestly, after several years of X-Planing, my new sim feels rather give-and-take than a permanent comfortable home, considering this game is like 15 years ahead of my previous sim title. It is definitely a superior flight sim outright, but it requires a lot of devotion, faith, and support to make you think that this investment is worthwhile, kind of like religion (and its fans is quite religious towards the title, I must say).

For big jets guy like me, there is always a sense that X-Plane 11 is lacking in a lot of departments like AI traffic and ATC. Yes, the GA planes are more fun to fly here and finally a ground effect. But my goodness. The add-ons are expensive and offers less for the price. Back then in FS, PMDG offers you all engine options and airframe configurations for the $90 price tag, X-Plane 11 add-ons only gives you 1 specific engine and configuration for the same price. Even worse, the toy big planes that doesn't feature full MCDU or FMS follow the same practice. Suddenly, X-Plane doesn't feel economical anymore after you discover its commercial custom contents.

There is also lingering feeling that there won't be much payware nor freeware addon support in the distant future because of its relatively smaller community compared to what I used to experience back in the hey days of 2003-2010 (days before P3D splits the community). Will we ever see a complete A350 or 787 in X-Plane before its real world production run finishes? Yeah, I just want to believe. Surely the new FS2020 is super tempting.

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Hi, I am Fred Stegmann from South Africa and a proud member of the Aeroworx Team.

Here are the links to download our freeware Douglas C-47 / DC-3 and Tiger Moth DH82 if you don't already have them. Been using X-Plane since it's inception as there is no other sim to even closely match it!

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/130227-aeroworx-douglas-c-47/&tab=comments#comment-1251054

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/57131-awxdh82-tiger-moth/&page=3&tab=comments#comment-291376

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On 2/6/2020 at 1:00 PM, Fred Stegmann said:

Hi, I am Fred Stegmann from South Africa and a proud member of the Aeroworx Team.

Here are the links to download our freeware Douglas C-47 / DC-3 and Tiger Moth DH82 if you don't already have them. Been using X-Plane since it's inception as there is no other sim to even closely match it!

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/130227-aeroworx-douglas-c-47/&tab=comments#comment-1251054

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/57131-awxdh82-tiger-moth/&page=3&tab=comments#comment-291376

In stead of linkiing to another forum - why not upload the aircraft here?

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Bonjour,

Je pratique X-Plane 11 depuis 1 an, après avoir pratiqué pendant Flightsim de Microsoft 20 ans !!

Je dois dire que X-Plane est plus difficile, mais beaucoup plus intéressant.

Je me suis initié au Airbus 320neo de Jardesign et maintenant j'ai pris contact avec le Boeing 737-800 Zibo Mod.

Je suis français et je parle un peu l'anglais. Parfois cela me pose des problèmes.

Cordialement à tout le monde.

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Hi,

I first got into flight simulation with FSX before moving to X-Plane 9, 10 and now X-Plane 11.

I move with the times as I kind of like some realism and better graphics and features.

Looking forward to future updates 🙂

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What got me to X-Plane?  Like others, I have FSX-SE.  I'm one of those who's "interested in everything," so last year I tried that simulator with a nice C172 from A2A Simulations.  Trouble with FSX-SE, of course, was the abysmal frame rates.  Last month or so, I decided to research X-Plane 11.  It looked fantastic!  I saw that you can download a lot to improve your flight simulator--but--those frame rates!  They were far better than I had ever experienced.  I downloaded the demo.  A quick e-mail to support and then I purchased the full.  I'm not sorry.  X-Plane is different, but I feel you not only have a greater variety of aircraft (many free planes!), but you have such a greater variety of scenery too.  So. Now, I'm learning X-Plane 11 and I love it!  Thank you! 😉

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