X-Plane 7.50 Arrives for Landing
8:11 AM | Tim Morgan | Comment on this story
Version 7.50 of Laminar Research's flagship product X-Plane has arrived on the scene with a host of new features for fans of the extensible and realistic general-aviation simulator.
New in 7.50 is a fully three-dimensional weather matrix, replacing the simpler "cloud layer" system used in most flight sims. In addition the simulator introduces a turbulence model -- not mere bumps and shakes, but actual simulation of airflow patterns around the aircraft. In addition to these major changes, the new version is replete with other new features, some of which include:
- More detailed ground effect modeling
- More realistic trans- and super-sonic flight for prop aircraft
- Better engine dynamics simulation
- And a host of smaller cockpit and graphics improvements
X-Plane is a long-standing Macintosh civilian flight simulator offering pilots the ability to fly virtually any aircraft from airports around the world, spaceships on Mars, or even bring the Space Shuttle into landing. In addition to offering an advanced physics modeling engine, the game comes with tools to make custom aircraft and scenery.
Download X-Plane 7.50 Demo/Update (211 MB)
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