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New to Xplane Top 10 Add Ons Free/Payware

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Hi well I finally bought Xplane 10 now to give it a run, can you guys recommend top 10 Addons Free, and also Top 10 Payware to get this thing going. I'd appreciate it. Also is there an install guide it cam with a setup quick guide but was looking for something more detailed many thanks Wayne.

 

 

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We really have to start a pinned topic on this subject, because more will join, I'm sure, and of course it would be great to have a list, editable so that we can include new entries, available for anyone new to X-plane 10 to find a first general guide... It should focus on install options and configuration / optimization, add-on sources ( freeware mostly ), tweaking etc...

 

I'll see what I can do about it!

 

Meanwhile, in the FREEWARE Class, here are some suggestions...

 

To start, the Main developers Blog: http://developer.x-plane.com/  to find out what's going on behind the scenes....

 

SCENERY:

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- Murmur's post a few days ago, regarding photo scenery: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/429099-can-i-get-a-primer-on-what-to-install-want-to-fly-photoscenery/

  Also at SimHeaven non photo sceneries available - very good!!!

 

- This site ( there are other ... ), to find detailled freeware / payware sceneries available: http://www.xpscenery.net/

 

- Some good enhancements from here: http://isdg.com.au/scenery-add-ons/

 

- Alpilot's site ( MANDATORY ) : http://www.alpilotx.net/

 

- XPFR Site: www.xpfr.org ( scenery and aircraft )

 

 

AIRCRAFT:

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- Many to choose from at x-plane.org and also flightsim.com - their libraries are filled with aircraft and scenery...

- XPFR

 

WEATHER:

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- The NOOA plugin - a weather injector for X-Plane 10: http://x-plane.joanpc.com/plugins/xpgfs-noaa-weather  and the required Python interface from here     http://www.xpluginsdk.org/python_interface.htm

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Don't forget X-Aviation, the Saab 340 is definitely in the top 3 payware aircraft for XPX. Also, you absolutely need SkyMAXX from this site too ;)

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Essential Freeware

  1. PilotView
  2. XAssign

Essential Payware

  1. UrbanMaxx Pro
  2. SkyMaxx Pro 1.1

Payware Planes

  1. Any Carenado
  2. VFlyteAir's AA5 Traveller
  3. SAAB by LES
  4. MU-2
  5. JRollon's JS32
  6. STMA's PC-12 (dated graphics)
  7. BK117 (chopper)

that'll do for now :)

 

P.S. .. I think there might be issues using the NOAA weather injector along with SkyMaxx ... can anyone confirm?

 

the site is XPFR.org ;) .. if JComm is referring to the one I'm thinking!

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Why can't we have a sticky post for this subject ?

No need to open several different topics about the same subject.

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Why can't we have a sticky post for this subject ?

No need to open several different topics about the same subject.

 

That's what I am trying to do...

 

I'll see if I can get it working already today...

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Great to have a condensed X-Plane add-on thread now ;)

 

The number one place for X-Plane products is here: http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/x-planestore/StoreFront

 

Here is the (unofficial) X-Plane forums: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?act=idx

Here's the downloads section for thousands of freeware airports and aircraft: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads

 

This place has some of the best products out there for XP (SkyMaxx Pro, Saab 340 etc.) : http://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/

 

News and reviews of products for XP: http://asn-xp.aerosoft.com/?cat=57

 

X-Plane scenery map!: http://www.xpscenery.net/

 

Ultra high quality airports: http://www.truscenery.com/

 

Great Airbuses: http://www.petersaircraft.com/

 

Some of the best general aviation planes: http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php

 

Another store, great if you want boxed versions and live in Europe: http://en.shop.aerosoft.com/eshop.php?action=catalog_list&s_group_id=026&shopfilter_category=Flight%20Simulation&s_design=DEFAULT&s_language=english&PHPSESSID_aerosoft_esales=265ge1go7agn0ih63hlfi4ji83

 

Amazing (freeware/donationware) scenery, HD Mesh V2 for NA and EU: http://www.alpilotx.net/

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P.S. .. I think there might be issues using the NOAA weather injector along with SkyMaxx ... can anyone confirm?

Not SkyMaxx, the NOAA plug-in become unusable with 10.25.  I had to disable it to have the wind behave normally again.

 

As to the OP:

 

Top paywares:

 

- FF 757-200

- FlyJSim 727 package

- Carenados: most all of them are good, much better than the FSX counterparts due in part by the rework in XP by Dan Klaue

- LES SAAB 340

- MU-2

- JRollon CRJ-200

 

Top freewares:

- PA18 Piper Cub

- Eclipse 550

- The top three from http://www.xpfr.org/?body=aero_accueil


Check out the 737 project by IXEG. They are the PMDG (or so to be) of X-Plane 10. 

It's not released yet, but highly anticipated.

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the NOAA plug-in become unusable with 10.25.

 

Jcomm, do you experience this as well?

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Though not a XP10 user, and being a high-and-fast tubeliner simmer, those, FF 757-200,  FlyJSim 727, and JRollon CRJ-200, lok to me as 'triggers' to start using XP. I would appreciate some user/simmer  comments  regarding the Boeings (757, 727).

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The good thing about X-Plane is it doesn't require as many add-ons. I just grab the free HD Mesh V2 and a few freeware airports from XPScenery.net and I'm ready to go. Even the default C172, C90, Lancair Evolution and Baron in particular are very good. Carenado and others of course offer superior models.

 

I don't even have UrbanMaxx at the moment. I found that with the HD Mesh and the new built-in urban textures, cities already look built-up enough. It's a matter of preference. If you have a slower system so you can't nearly max out buildings and roads, it's still essential however.

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Hi well I finally bought Xplane 10 now to give it a run, can you guys recommend top 10 Addons Free, and also Top 10 Payware to get this thing going. I'd appreciate it. Also is there an install guide it cam with a setup quick guide but was looking for something more detailed many thanks Wayne.

 

 

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Great suggestion for us thinking of changing to x-plane

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