• Announcing X-Plane Landing Page

    FlightSim.Com would like to announce improved support for X-Plane with a dedicated landing page that will contain only X-Plane related content including news, reviews, interviews and other articles. As well, it will include a dedicated menu that will access only X-Plane related material on the site. This will make it fast and easy for X-Plane users to find the material they are interested in.

    The landing page is reachable in several ways. First, from our primary home page at www.flightsim.com you can use the menu at the top of the page. Just below the "Home" button are links to various dedicated sections of the site. Clicking on the word "X-Plane" will bring you to the new X-Plane landing page.

    The new page can also be reached directly using a new dedicated URL:

    x-plane.flightsim.com

    This easy to remember URL will be a convenient way to quickly reach the X-Plane content on FlightSim.Com.

    We hope our members will enjoy this new feature.

    Nels Anderson
    webmaster@flightsim.com

    Tags: x-plane

    9 Comments
    1. anaismith's Avatar
      anaismith -
      Uh oh, surely a sign FSX is slipping and X-Plane is in the ascendancy.
    1. ftldave's Avatar
      ftldave -
      Nice for the X-Plane fliers, but I'll believe FSX is slipping only when payware for X-Plane starts rising above its present lowly state and approaches FSX support levels. Third-party products for X-Plane pale in comparison to FSX/FS9, and there's a long history about why that's so. Austin Meyer hasn't always made the best decisions concerning X-Plane, but he's in charge so what he says goes, for better or worse.
    1. daveoo's Avatar
      daveoo -
      There's people still creating new stuff for FS98. My biggest concern is that FS9 won't operate correctly with future Microsoft operating systems and the supporting 3rd party video drivers. If some kind soul wants to put my mind at rest about this, great. If I had a computer that was up to date enough to cope with FSX and X-Plane, I'd be trying them both out and at the same time hoping that Prepar3D was going general user.
    1. dcarney's Avatar
      dcarney -
      They ALL have their unique features!

      Even at 2006 code levels, FSX is holding on, especially with all the scenery and new app support from third parties, but compared to Prepar3d, looks weak because it cannot support multi 8 and 12 cores, nor have the latest code updates to be compatible with newer OS's. Lockeed Martin has worked out all of the nasty bugs in FSX, and is on a roll, currently building an even better, major rewrite version (2.0?) coming in the future. The price is very reasonable for what they are doing.

      X-Plane X is amazing on flight dynamics, has many more sophisticated control panels, and features, but has a way to go to catch up on local scenery. It's power in simulation is WAY beyond most high end computer users at the moment, but should be great for the next gen of tower builders. Most cut back on some of the high end rendering to get great results. It's support for multi-screen, multi-networked computers and dome projection is amazing.

      So you need to fly them ALL before you make a decision.
      We are so lucky to have three simulation programs to choose from!
    1. DominicS's Avatar
      DominicS -
      Quote Originally Posted by dcarney View Post
      They ALL have their unique features!

      Even at 2006 code levels, FSX is holding on, especially with all the scenery and new app support from third parties, but compared to Prepar3d, looks weak because it cannot support multi 8 and 12 cores, nor have the latest code updates to be compatible with newer OS's. Lockeed Martin has worked out all of the nasty bugs in FSX, and is on a roll, currently building an even better, major rewrite version (2.0?) coming in the future. The price is very reasonable for what they are doing.

      X-Plane X is amazing on flight dynamics, has many more sophisticated control panels, and features, but has a way to go to catch up on local scenery. It's power in simulation is WAY beyond most high end computer users at the moment, but should be great for the next gen of tower builders. Most cut back on some of the high end rendering to get great results. It's support for multi-screen, multi-networked computers and dome projection is amazing.

      So you need to fly them ALL before you make a decision.
      We are so lucky to have three simulation programs to choose from!
      Good points. Use both and just enjoy flying!

      Dom
    1. anaismith's Avatar
      anaismith -
      I still get a huge amount of pleasure from FS9 - more possibly than FSX, I have sure spent more on upgrades on 9. It's like an old pair of slippers. Whereas FSX is tight like a pair of brogues and X-Plane is the sandals which you don't like to be seen in.
    1. W33's Avatar
      W33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anaismith View Post
      I still get a huge amount of pleasure from FS9 - more possibly than FSX, I have sure spent more on upgrades on 9. It's like an old pair of slippers. Whereas FSX is tight like a pair of brogues and X-Plane is the sandals which you don't like to be seen in.

      Really? I love wearing my sandals on the beach

      But slippers? Hmmm, not sure if I'd want people to see me in those

      Choice is a great thing. Some people never get a choice in life. Aren't we lucky fellow flight simmers
    1. csefton's Avatar
      csefton -
      Great to see X-plane getting its own page at Flightsim.com....I hardly fly in FSX anymore...the constant battle with cfg files, stutters, annoying popup autogen and silly 2d clouds all serve to make it a frustrating experience at times....Yes it has had its great moments..but it was always a bugged up code with little future in it..Flogging a dead horse is all i can see for both it and that prepar 3d madness....

      X-Plane has so much more going for it...already we have some major new and exciting features like 64 bit support, HDR lighting, multi core support etc and an ongoing development team ensuring its continual success....so its great to see X-Plane Landing Page!..Well done Flightsim.com!
    1. Wolf624's Avatar
      Wolf624 -
      Its great to finally have a page we can call up for X-Plane info.... thanks for putting this in place Flightsim.com, it was really needed..... now we have a place we can call our own ... good work to all.

      Wolf624