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Thinking of migrating to X-Plane?

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I just came across a new "special" publication from the editors of PC Pilot Magazine called X-Plane 10 - The Official Guide

 

I wouldn't call it "official" since it was not produced by Laminar Research, but otherwise it is quite good and provides many comparisons direct between FSX and X-Plane.
It is sufficiently new that it even has X-Plane 10.3 info in it.

 

For anyone thinking of trying out X-Plane as their future flight simulator, this magazine is well worth it's cover price.

 

I have no connection to Key Publishing so I don't really think this post qualifies as belonging in the Announcements and Bargains section.  ^_^  It's just a "heads up".

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Is the amount of AI planes still limited by available CPU power because they're simulated with full fledged flight dynamics?

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Is the amount of AI planes still limited by available CPU power because they're simulated with full fledged flight dynamics?

i use World traffic http://www.classicjetsims.com/WorldTraffic and it does not affect my FPS/CPU. The only thing about this add on is that you have to add the ground routes (Arrival/Departure) and route files for each airport but it is very easy and it is available on http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads for a big number of airports. Yes the flight dynamics of AI traffic in X plane 10 is very realistic  and Wind and turbulence affect aircraft so that they will bounce around in turbulence and crab into the wind in flight to maintain desired headings. 

 

There is another type of AI traffic which is the default function of X plane but i rarely use it and i think a high number of planes in this case affect CPU.

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With the growing developer community, and the IXEG and PMDG products planned for the future, IMHO X-plane has great potential.

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i use World traffic http://www.classicjetsims.com/WorldTraffic and it does not affect my FPS/CPU. The only thing about this add on is that you have to add the ground routes (Arrival/Departure) and route files for each airport but it is very easy and it is available on http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads for a big number of airports. Yes the flight dynamics of AI traffic in X plane 10 is very realistic  and Wind and turbulence affect aircraft so that they will bounce around in turbulence and crab into the wind in flight to maintain desired headings. 

 

There is another type of AI traffic which is the default function of X plane but i rarely use it and i think a high number of planes in this case affect CPU.

 

Cool! Looks like X-Plane is getting there.

 

 

And keep those airport layouts coming, X-Plane people! They're also benefitting FlightGear, lol.

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