- Sep 15, 2006
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- Philadelphia, PA
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- MacBook 2.0GHz (white), iPod Photo 40GB, iPod Nano 4GB
My parents are looking for a new computer. They have an older Dell now, but my mom has been pretty open to the idea of getting a Mac (mostly thanks to rave reviews from Walt Mossberg). The only potential problem is that my dad is a big fan of MS Flight Simulator, and the main reason he wants to get a new machine in the first place is to run the latest and greatest (Flight Simulator X). For their uses, an iMac seems like a good option, but I am just wondering if anyone has run FSX a new Core 2 Duo (using Boot Camp, of course) iMac. Even if you have run on a Core Duo, I would be curious to hear how it worked out. I would get them the upgraded video card (256 mb) to help out, but if it isn't going to run FSX well, then it really defeats the purpose of them even upgrading.
A Mac Pro is way more machine than they really need, so that is out of the question at this point. Besides FSX, they really just check email and browse the web.
Anyone care to chime in? Your help is appreciated.
X-Plane is the most powerful and accurate flight simulator available for personal computers, but it doesn’t just run on Windows; the version of X-Plane sold here at X-Plane.com runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In fact, X-Plane is developed primarily on Macs.
In the past, we’ve called the Mac our secret weapon. Here’s what owner and developer Austin Meyer has to say about it:
X-Plane is the most powerful and accurate flight simulator available for personal computers, but it doesn’t just run on Windows; the version of X-Plane sold here at X-Plane.com runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In fact, X-Plane is developed primarily on Macs. In the past, we’ve called the Mac. The multi award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X lands on Steam for the first time. Take off from anywhere in the world, flying some of the world’s most iconic aircraft to any one of 24,000 destinations. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition has updated multiplayer and Windows 8.1 support.
Is There Flight Simulator X For Mac Os
People ask me all the time: “Austin, how can you compete with bigger companies? You cannot possibly stay in the flight sim business! You will be out of business by the end of the year!” (Never mind that they have been saying that since X-Plane was introduced in 1994!)
Part of the answer to that question is that I have a secret weapon that helps me develop X-Plane at a much faster rate than any would-be competitors. While other teams are struggling to keep their organization and computers working, I and my team are able to work quickly and freely with no computer glitches holding us back, unlike almost everyone else using computers today.
Naturally, I can not tell you what this secret weapon is, because I do not want to give away my competitive advantage!
The bottom line: X-Plane 10 Global is 100% compatible with Macs. You just need a high-end iMac or MacBook Pro. We do not recommend the “Mac Pro” as the top-of-the-line iMac will get similar or better performance for less money.
Is There Flight Simulator X For Macbook Pro
So go ahead. Give it a try. Download the Mac Demo today and experience flight simulation as it was meant to be—incredibly accurate, incredibly beautiful, and running on a Mac! Or, if you’re ready to move up to the full version, order X-Plane from us and get a copy of X-Plane 10 Global guaranteed to run on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.