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X-Plane Direct Digital Download Arrives

Last updated Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:46:49 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT

For those who have been waiting for a digital edition of X-Plane 10 to be released, your wait is over. The creators of X-Plane, Laminar Research, have released the popular flight simulator in a digital format to go along with the boxed DVD release. Now, you can remove postage and delivery times and get the simulator here and now. 

This change will ensure that those who want to purchase the product can do so in a matter of minutes instead of days. By completely removing the old logistical problems with actually getting a hold of a copy of X-Plane in some cases due to the shipping and delivery issues, this allows anyone with the means to pick up X-Plane 10 and enjoy one of the most authentic flight simulators out there. 

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What is X-Plane Digital?

X-Plane is a hugely popular flight simulator, widely regarded by many as the most advanced simulator available at the moment – it’s created for personal usage and can provide one of the most authentic forms of flight available in any form of software that is commercially available. The incredible power within the simulators engine makes this a hugely popular tool with flight simulation fans from all across the globe. With the power and realism combined into one package, you will be receiving access to what many consider to be one of the most well-received aviation tools out there.

X-Plane Digital also comes fully updated to the latest edition, ensuring that it will update for you as it continues to improve. As an ongoing project, you will be receiving access to use X-Plane 10 whilst it continues to improve and grow as a flight simulator. New features are added over a period of time, the development and progress of the simulator will improve massively, and the whole thing will come together in the most stunning fashion possible. This allows those who want to see something improve and change over a period of time instead of rare updates and minor changes to the simulator to have a simulator that will continually improve thanks to developer and user feedback.

X-Plane Digital allows you to take control of an aircraft and get yourself into the sky and see the world in a whole new level of detail than ever before – with an initial 40 aircraft to pick from and a huge range of worldwide scenery to make the place look as realistic as possible, you get access to one of the most developed and improved flight simulators in the world. For those familiar with simulation, you will feel right at home when you first try this out – for those who are new to it, this can be the perfect introduction.

For those who are looking for a modern, fresh flight simulator that is compatible with a huge selection of community created content, this provides you with all the help that you could need in transforming your flight simulation experience into something completely different moving forward. It becomes so much easier to put interesting flights together and the huge range of different engagements that you can enjoy using the flight simulator provides a refreshing way to enjoy taking on the role of a pilot.

Changes in X-Plane Digital

This provides you with access to the full X-Plane Digital 10 Global edition, ensuring that you get all of the same features and scenery as the original edition comes with. The product itself remains the same, but it can be fully modified thanks to enhancing add-on packages that exist to spruce up the look and feel of the whole thing.

The community created packages that exist out there to add to your aircraft roster and the level of detail across the entire planet is absolutely staggering, and can make it much easier for you to learn about the various changes that exist regarding X-Plane Digital.

This really helps to establish a platform that will ensure the rest of the projects can be as comfortable and as effective as they possibly can, giving you the angle needed to really see the flights you undertake unfold in the most convincing manner possible.

Additionally, the official page holds a specific upgrade for the Regional version of X-Plane. If you are still using the old Regional edition and would like to improve your simulators visual appear, then you can do this with ease. This makes a massive improvement to the overall level of textures used previously. However, X-Plane Digital comes fully equipped with this package, allowing you to save a whopping $30 on the original price when you purchase the Digital edition instead. 

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Key Features

  • X-Plane 10 introduced a whole new level of detail and realism within the aircraft models, and also revamped the 3D cockpits to improve massively upon the old visual appeal of X-Plane 9. This makes an incredible difference to the way that items appear within the simulator

  • A new scenery generation system that improves performance whilst also greatly enhancing the visual appeal of the entire planet – this new scenery system works perfectly to create a far more realistic looking planet and to give you the clearest representation yet without added third-party scenery packages

  • Weather modeling has been included to provide genuine live information from the web to give you a truly realistic take on the weather – it also plays a much bigger role within the effectiveness of your flying and the kind of challenges that you are likely to face when you’re flying

  • 33,000 airports have been included with an incredible amount of detail in each, matching their real-life counterparts as closely as they possibly can

  • Cloud and weather rendering systems have been created from scratch, ensuring that everything can come together as clearly as possible to finish off the skies level of realism as much as the grounds. These changes make a big difference to the believability of the entire presentation within the simulator

  • Flight models that come with a huge array of detail in the models, taking inspiration from some of the finest community created modifications out there to match the fans passion for realism and authenticity at all times

  • Aircraft have also been totally reworked to ensure that they with the real dynamics and power of their real-life conterparts. This improves the immersion and the overall level of quality that many would have received when hopping into the cockpit of any of the originally provided aircraft in X-Plane 10 Digital

  • Simulated system failures to always keep pilots on their toes and make sure they are always thinking and looking for any potential dangers that may await them

  • A totally reworked ATC and AI aircraft system has been included to make the world feel even more immersive. This improves the whole feel of the experience, ensuring that you can easily get to grips with the challenges of flying live, allowing you to fully understand the numerous issues that you can come up against when flying in the skies for real

  • Multi-core CPU support to maximize the level of realism that you can get at all times through an incredibly stable and consistent level of performance. This makes the whole flight feel much smoother and simpler

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Where Can I Purchase X-Plane Digital?

Since X-Plane Digital provides you with a digital download of the product, instead, you can download the product directly from the official X-Plane website. X-Plane 10 Digital can be purchased and paid for with a large variety of different payment options including Visa, American Express and PayPal.

To make sure that you can run X-Plane 10, you should check out the official system specifications guide before purchasing, - you can check the guide here.

About Laminar Research

As the original creators and mind behind the X-Plane series, Laminar Research has taken the project in various different directions to ensure that it can compete with the massively popular Flight Simulator series by Microsoft. To do this, they have created a brand which really presses on the realism of flight dynamics and scenery, ensuring that it can look as good as it can perform.

X-Plane has been released in various formats and conditions, but it also is released in two separate formats – the consumer edition included here, and the professional edition which has been fully certified by the FAA for accuracy and quality.

The huge range of depth and development time put into the progress in X-Plane by Laminar has been a defining factor within the growth and change within the flight simulation community over the years, ensuring that they have established the X-Plane name as a household brand for aviation fans. The software itself offers a far more realistic take on any aspects of the process involved in flying, and is known for its huge range of versatility.

Additionally, Laminar Researched received huge plaudits for making the software available for both Mac and Linux, opening it up to a whole new range of customers who do not have the access to Microsoft Flight Simulator that they may have wanted. 

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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HektorThu, 13 Aug 2015 14:23:49 GMT

As an avid Simmer, I cannot, of course, do without the four flight simulators that have been on my PC and the writings of Ian Stephens for many years. I came from Windows XP to Windows 7 and was much relieved to see that all four worked on it, only now to await (with some nail destruction) my forced conversion to Windows 10. Stephens has been a great guide all along, as this piece on X-Plane digital shows. Congratulations to X-Plane 10, now getting to be quite senior, and their new digital download facility. Laminar have a great product and I was very happy to see that they kept some of their best Version 9 planes. Thanks, Ian.

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