When you purchase this digital download edition, you will receive an email confirmation with your product key. This key will allow you to install, and use X-Plane 11 without needing any other products. You will also receive the x-plane installer for Windows and Mac. If you use Linux, get the installer for it here. Threshold has a great beginners guide on everything you need to know about X-Plane.
X-Plane 11 includes:
Universal platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux)
11 high-quality aircraft with immersive 3-D cockpits
Free internet updates for all versions of 11.xx, including airport improvements
With a brand new user interface, and a new level of quality in the included aircraft, X-Plane 11 is the upgrade you’ve been hoping for.
Minimum Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU with 2 or more cores, or AMD equivalent. (Dual-core CPUs slower than 3 GHz shouldtry the demobefore purchasing.)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Video Card: a DirectX 11-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 1 GB VRAM
If your system is borderline, we encourage you totry the demofirst.The full version of the simulator will perform exactlythe same as the demo—neither better nor worse.
Recommended Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5 ghz or faster
Memory: 16-24 GB RAM or more
Video Card: a DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 4 GB VRAM (GeForce GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD)
Supported Video Cards:
NVIDIA: NVIDIA GeForce 420 or newer (600 or newer recommended)
AMD: AMD HD5000 or newer (HD7000 with GCN core or newer recommended)
Intel: Intel HD 2000 or newer (HD4000 or newer recommended)
Supported Operating Systems:
OS X: OS X 10.10 or newer (e.g. Yosemite, El Capitan, or Sierra)
Windows: Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
While X-Plane 11 will run on Linux, Laminar Research don’t provide support for specific distributions; if you want to run on Linux, you will need to try X-Plane on your distribution to see if it is compatible. With that in mind, we have developers using Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS successfully.
For Linux, the proprietary driver from AMD or NVIDIA are required to run X-Plane. You may be able to get X-Plane to run on the Mesa/Gallium driver with an Intel GPU, but this is unsupported. Laminar Research absolutelydo not supportthe fully open source drivers for AMD and NVIDIA.
Note: Many of the featured images are X-Plane with addons to enhance graphics. (Photo Credits: Philippe Le Quilliec) Many of them are free and you can find information about addons in the beginners guide.