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Curious...when did YOU buy into the XP franchise?

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For myself, it was XP v6.0

 

Just came off a flight between San Diego, and San Francisco.  XP 10.35rc1, is the smoothest flight sim platform running on my system.  Dead smooth screen animation, mostly keeping at my locked 33 FPS.  So very, very satisfied with the XP 'experience'.

 

So...when did YOU, get on board?

 

Mitch

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I started with XP2, when it was priced around $500 (used a demo only... ) if my memory is not failling... One day Austin announce X-Rotor, but soon after decided to merge both sims :-)

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I'm a "newbie" XP'er, starting only when the Sim was introduced for Steam. Bought it at the introductory price, and now I'm waiting on IXEG to release their 737, before I spend some quality time with the sim.

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When the Aces Game Studio team were let go way back when, I wanted to go with a flight simulator with a future. X-Plane has done pretty well since then and I look forward to future improvements. I thought it was great that the sim could be used by pc, mac and linux platforms. The jump to 64-bit was forward looking.

I am interested to see how the PMDG involvement proceeds and the quality of their products in XP-10. I suspect there will be other companies interested in products for the growing community of users.

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I want to say I started with XP 7 but left it pretty quickly. I came back for XPX. I find myself using it more and more. If more addon developers come on board it could be great. We need better AI and eventually ATC.

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I first bought during X Plane 9 when the graphics started to get on par with FS2004.

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X-Plane 10 was my first from LR. Switched sides 3 years ago.

My first sim was Sublogic Flight Simulator 1 on Atari ST back in the old days. After that MS Flight Simulator all versions, untill I gave up on FSX. Never looked back.

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X-Plane 8 ... when they started to support Linux (and that was the time, when I ultimately ditched Windows and with it MSFS ... and moved to Linux full time).

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I started with X-Plane 9 back in spring 2010, but would of gotten it much earlier if I had been alive :smile: .

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For me it was with X-plane 9. Don't really remember how I stumbled upon it. Probably thanks to AVSIM(?) as I've been a long-time lurker. I know I really didn't like it at first when all aircraft felt so darned twitchy and unruly. Back then I hadn't gone full mental on buying stuff for flight simulation so X-plane 9 ended up on the shelf. 

 

Then I started seeing news about X-plane 10. It looked awesome. Ordered it from the US the moment it was released. Not long after that I started to develop the "buy-addon-sickness". Now I am beyond rescue. I now use P3D-XP-FSX and the hangar keeps growing... =) 

 

Oh, and yes. Nowadays I really like X-plane... ;)

 

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For me it was X-Plane 9, tried it for about 2 weeks then hit the delete button, then when X-Plane 10 came along I gave it another try and the moment I experienced the night, dusk/dawn lightings I had that wow!! moment, this time I hit the delete button on FSX due to my frustration with constance OOMs.

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I also started with XP9, but didn't like it. Truth be told, I really didn't give it much of a chance. It didn't wow me, so I went back to FSX.

 

When XP10 came out, I gave it another chance and bought my first payware plane for XP. After that I was hooked.  Still played FSX once in a while and bought P3d as well, but most of my time was spent in XP10.  About a year ago, I deleted FSX & P3d since I wasn't using them anymore.

 

Rob

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Began using xplane with version 8. In fact the box is still under my computer desk.

 

Pete

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50/50 for XP10 & FSX. Would feel like a major loss if either one ,was to just disappear .

 

Slowly typed from phone.

And used all XP DEMOS since available. Owned 8,9,10

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XP9 years ago but didn't get on with it.

XP10 last year but didn't get on with it.

Bought the MU-2 and made some progress then gave up.

Bought the Jetstream in the XMAS sales, so planning to try again soon.

Cheers

Keith

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XP9 as it was the only one I could run on a Mac. Before then I had a Windows computer and ran FSX and FS9

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Interesting that there were only two of us...that bought in at the v6 level, so far posting.

 

Most it seems, that have responded, came in at v9 and v10.

 

I remember how excited I was, to see better roads and cars between v 6 and v7.  The airports of v6.0 looked like the airports of FS98 (ouch....).

 

Man...have we come a long way, baby...from the neolithic and caveman days of v6.0...to what I fire up today, in XPX.35!!!

 

I will most likely say the same thing going from v10(x), to v14.0!!!  v10..will probably at that time, look as though a brontosaurus should be strolling past the airport feeding amongst the hills....and watching the planes take off between mouthfuls......(very LARGE smile)  :rolleyes:

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I was there for version six maybe even earlier.

I honestly can't remember at this point.

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It was early in the v9 run.

 

I have a long history with early FS, and was once a SysOp helping to run the old Compuserve FS forums in the pre-Web days. But I took a long break away from flight sims for 15 years or so, doing other things, occasionally dipping into air combat sims. I think the only civvie sim I flew during that period was "Fly!." It fun but limited, and didn't stick with me. I think I was burned out on the whole FS scene, and the very slow progress it was making during that time.

 

Around the time v9 came out, I decided on a whim to get back into a little civilian flying. The way I ended up with X-Plane instead of the current FS version was pure chance. I walked into a software store at the mall, intending to buy FSX, but they didn't have it in stock. They had X-Plane instead, and I decided to try it.

 

Because I hadn't been flying civilian sims for years, it was a clean slate and I wasn't bringing big expectations into it. I have no interest in airliners, just vintage GA, bush flying, and helicopters. X-Plane was certainly good enough for that, especially after finding things like the Tom Curtis scenery packages for the PNW. So I never felt the pull of FSX/P3D since committing to X-Plane v9.

 

 

 

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After FSX was terribly slow even on high end machines at release, I decided to give X-Plane 8 a try ... and wow ... that was fluid and somehow felt like flying, compared to (sorry for the term :lol:) flying on rails. I still had FS9 and used it a while, but after release of XP 9 - bye, bye MSFS B).

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