X-Plane 12 is the latest version in the flight simulator series for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. In this simulator, there is a whole world to discover.
Thanks to its open structure, all users and enthusiasts can change every single part of it and adapt it to their preferences.
In X-Plane 12, every major aspect of how Laminar Research simulates the world and its effects on aviation has been rewritten based on first-principles physics and real-world data with tireless pursuit of realism.
Photometric Lighting Engine
Light brightness, intensity, spread, and more – all computed in real time with the laws of physics.
Gorgeous global water rendering, complete with wave height controls and floatplane interaction based on feedback from expert pilots.
Tree colour and leaf coverage vary to show season – snow accumulates, too!
Tropical Water Colors
Gorgeous, geographically-aware water colours.
3D Forests and Vegetation
Large variety of 3D trees with variation of species, size, and seasonal effects. They even sway in the wind.
The entire world now comes to life with FMOD sound – birds in the forest, cars in the cities and of course, ground service vehicles.
X-Plane 12 includes detailed 3-D scenery for more than 17,000 airports around the world – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism.
Custom suite of endless control tower variation, easy to use for maximal realism.
Jetways move to meet your aircraft when parked at the gate.
Localized ATC Procedures/Voices
Air Traffic Control follow regional procedures and accents around the world.
Airport artists can choose from a library of pavement effects to perfectly capture the look-and-feel of airports by setting level of cracking, oil spills, pavement material, and more.
Volumetric 3D Clouds
Immersive clouds to fully capture the sensation of flight.
Proprietary algorithms to turn data from the real world into X-Plane weather.
Powerful streams of upset air left in the atmosphere by other aircraft – just like real life.
Small, powerful downdrafts – perfectly modelled with pilot training in mind.
Terrain-generated updrafts that allow gilders to gain altitude without a tow plane.
Snow, Rain and Ice Accumulation
Precipitation now accumulates on surfaces, freezing or thawing based on temperature.
Cessna Citation X
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Robinson R22 Beta II
Vans Aircraft RV-10
Aero-Works Aerolite 103
Beechcraft King Air C90
Beechcraft Baron 58
Cirrus Vision SF50
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
Schleicher ASK 21
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Minimum system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 10 or 11 (64 bit), Linux or Mac OS X 10.15 or newer*.
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores | AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9
RAM: min. 8 GB RAM
Graphics card: Vulkan 1.3 capable graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
Recommended system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit), Linux or Mac OS X 10.10*
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5 8600k | Ryzen 5 3500 or better | Apple Silicon
Memory: at least 16-24 GB RAM or more
Graphics card: DirectX 12 capable graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 4 GB VRAM (GeForce GTX 1070 or better, or comparable from AMD)
Supported graphics cards:
NVIDIA: NVIDIA GeForce 900 or newer, driver version 510 or newer
AMD: AMD Radeon RX 500 or newer, driver version Adrenaline 22.2.1 or newer