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whats on the x plane 11 dvd

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Hello,

I fancy a go at X Plane but Amazon shows a single DVD box and the description says DVD ROM. I want the global scenery on DVD. Are there 2 versions or is their description poor?

Thanks.

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From what I have read elsewhere, there are multiple DVDs for this (1 for the core sim and the rest are for the scenery).  If you have a strong internet connection, it doesn't hurt to buy it directly from LR, as a digital download.  By doing so, you also ensure that LR gets all of the profits.

I just so happened to notice that the distribution of the DVD version is through Aerosoft, and their description of the physical media isn't very clear.  Amazon just reiterates what Aerosoft published.  

Btw, I'd love to know who the member Badger is at Amazon...he tore LR a new one about XP being a video game, rather than a simulator. :angry:

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Having to find the X-plane 10 DVD disk-1 and insert it every few flights gets to be a real pain - I assume the same will be true of Xplane 11 - I'd go digital just for this reason alone.
Don't know what will happen when disk-1 degrades and can't be read :(
XP10 is 5 or 6 DVDs in a box.

Cheers
Keith

 

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6 minutes ago, keithb77 said:

Having to find the X-plane 10 DVD disk-1 and insert it every few flights gets to be a real pain - I assume the same will be true of Xplane 11 - I'd go digital just for this reason alone.
Don't know what will happen when disk-1 degrades and can't be read :(
XP10 is 5 or 6 DVDs in a box.

Cheers
Keith

 

Keith,

Do you find this to occur after an update?  If so, then that may be normal for DVD owners.  I have heard similar issues with re-inputting keys in digital products as well, so maybe a quick message fired off to Ben might help?

http://questions.x-plane.com/

http://developer.x-plane.com/

http://dev.x-plane.com/support/bugreport.html

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I recall that LR will replace scratched disks if you bought directly from them. I don't know how far back... Maybe Version 9 since that is still being sold.

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On 5/3/2017 at 8:07 PM, keithb77 said:

Having to find the X-plane 10 DVD disk-1 and insert it every few flights gets to be a real pain - I assume the same will be true of Xplane 11 - I'd go digital just for this reason alone.
Don't know what will happen when disk-1 degrades and can't be read :(
XP10 is 5 or 6 DVDs in a box.

Cheers
Keith

 

Rip a .iso disc image file of the disc; create a batch file (in Windows) or a Perl script in OS X/Linux to mount the disc image and run the executable/binary. Two birds in one stone; it's what I'm doing with my current X-Plane install. The only downside is that you'd have to sacrifice some 6 – 8 GB of storage for the disc image.

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On 5/3/2017 at 5:16 AM, Jimm said:

Keith,

Do you find this to occur after an update?  If so, then that may be normal for DVD owners.  I have heard similar issues with re-inputting keys in digital products as well, so maybe a quick message fired off to Ben might help?

http://questions.x-plane.com/

http://developer.x-plane.com/

http://dev.x-plane.com/support/bugreport.html

X-plane used to require that the dvd be in the tray every time you ran the software. However, they changed this disc check to once a week or so around X-plane 10.35. As for digital pin...I am one of those who sometimes gets the reactivation message from time to time. I do find it slightly annoying but much less than having to fumble around for a disc. I would imagine that the steam version doesn't have this issue... However you don't have access to betas with the steam version which may or may not be an issue for you. 

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I'm expecting to get XP11 off Steam one day (don't need betas), but in the mean time I'll keep jockeying the disk...good idea scram, I'll add it to my list of things to get around to :)

Cheers

Keith

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I have the DVD version of X-Plane 11 for 2 weeks now. Have started XP11 numerous times to test things (>60-70 times). Not a single time I had to insert disc 1.

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For anyone else with this question.

The Amazon/Aerosoft DVD contains 8 discs of global scenery plus 3 Aerosoft airports.

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I wonder why Laminar Research's web store does not ship X-Plane 11 DVD to Brazil and Russia, while they do ship to Venezuela, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Iraq and Syria! Just to name a few.

"Could not identify delivery methods for the specified address..."

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