cumulus
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Flight Sim For Apple IMac

Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:40 pm

Just bought a iMac, what Fsim software is available? Is it X-Plane and is it any good?

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ag92
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RE: Flight Sim For Apple IMac

Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:25 pm

The only one which I am aware of is X-Plane,

I personally like it, but it pays more attention in flying rather than the scenery.
I maybe wrong but i dont think many people on anet like X-Plane.

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TedTAce
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RE: Flight Sim For Apple IMac

Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:02 pm

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Is it X-Plane and is it any good?

Yes, and yes.

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 1):
I maybe wrong but i dont think many people on anet like X-Plane.

Of course.

The problem is that most people here are civil av plane/scheme whores, and aren't interested in flying outside 'normal' parameters.

I am one of those weirdos who likes the idea of taking an SR-71 up to 80K @ Mach 3 then pulling up and going through 100K just to see what happens. Or (I haven't done this yet) hand flying an OV re-entry.

The problem is as with all MS all the sheep flock to it and the support follows. X-plane does have a good user community, but comparing it to FS in the # of 3rd party vendors is foolish.
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yooyoo
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RE: Flight Sim For Apple IMac

Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Just bought a iMac, what Fsim software is available? Is it X-Plane and is it any good?

Cheers!

You may want to post this in the "Hobby" section. That's where a lot of Simmers reside and you'll get more info there.

Oh, talk to Klaus, he's the resident Apple person on a.net.  Wink
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RE: Flight Sim For Apple IMac

Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:16 am

If you play microsoft FS, you may find this thread interesting. It is about one mac users ability to run FSX on the mac using bootcamp and windows xp.
Miracles Do Happen: Im Running FSX On A Mac! (by Nycfly75 Oct 29 2006 in Aviation Hobby)
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