X-Plane 9 up on the App Store!

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  1. WolfgangK macrumors member

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    Just took a look at the games category on the App Store on my touch, [app]X-Plane 9[/app] by Laminar Research has become available for purchase! I looked on my Mac/iTunes, but don't see it there yet.

    Had to have just gone up in the past few hours, there are no reviews yet. I'm so tempted to drop the $10 right now!!!
     
  2. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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  3. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    For those with no access to iTunes yet, full description and store stills, plus link:

    http://appstorefeed.com/apps/XPlane_9/

    I take it with there's simulation with landing at airports and such, right?
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm assuming there's no link to the app store from within the iPhone yet? I can't seem to find it at least.
     
  5. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought this. It looks pretty stunning. However I have, at the moment, absolutely no idea of how it all works ;)
     
  6. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    i'm sure the graphics are stunning, but to fly around aimlessly without purpose or some kind of goal seems to me...........kind of pointless and boring. but i'm sure this app is a nice cool "showpiece" app.
     
  7. bluelondon macrumors regular

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    agreed, i always found the flight sim/x plane games kinda boring, just flying around doing nothing.

    now a fighter jet game, that would be pretty amazing on the iphone.
     
  8. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    To practise technique and see what it's like to fly planes you wouldn't normally fly.

    Also, re fighters, dashing around the sky shooting **** out of all that moves is also kinda pointless and boring (to some). ;)
     
  9. bluelondon macrumors regular

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    but ofcourse, everyone has different tastes :) i'm just saying on a smaller device like the iphone, i think a fast pace flight sim where we are given missions, to bomb targets, have dog fights with enemies, and so on would be more fun. hopefully we'll see something like it soon.
     
  10. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    Does the game have options take off an airport, or to instantly set you up for an approach to land? Or does the game just start you off midair with no take off or landing abilities?
     
  11. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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  12. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    nice apps indeed BUT:

    - no tutorial, frustrating for beginners like me even if the controls are quite straightforward
    - no map so no choice but to fly randomly
    - "only" 4 small planes available (no Airbus/Boeing)
    - only 1 location (major problem in my opinion, can be boring after a while)
    - noise bugs ? (no noise when new flight after a crash)

    I would give a 8/10 and advice you guys to buy it if you like flight sim
     
  13. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    by the way what does the green lines mean ?
     

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  14. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    Is this worth buying? I've always enjoyed flight sims but how well does this run on the iPhone and is there enough content to keep me interested?
     
  15. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    I bought it, and it's way worth it. Of course, I'm an X-plane zealot, but it's great. You don't need a tutorial, it's very simplistic. Just raise throttle and left side, lower flaps, turn off brakes, off you go, lift off, raise your landing gear, raise flaps.

    I love it, I'm sure they'll put out updates quickly. If you know anything about X-Plane you'll know they are very pro-customer developers.
     
  16. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I am sooooooooo tempted to buy this App, but I want to make sure that it will be updated. I don't want it to be something that gets boring fast. Does anyone know how X-Plane developers are with updating their programs. I would love to see cities, more planes to choose from, planes that fly in the air with you, etc.
     
  17. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    While that is possible, the app would be huge. All of that data takes up a lot of space. That would easily go over the 2GB limit if there was a full-flung flight simulator in there.
     
  18. dolbinau macrumors member

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    This is so awesome. I hope we also see updates! Personally I'd like to get rid of the generic HUD. I would not care if the App size was 5GB either :p. Would be more interested in the implementation of systems rather than pure number of cities/airports/planes etc..
     
  19. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

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    Man this is truly amazing. Controlling the plane is very fluid and straight forward and I am sure Laminar will add more features in future updates. This is definitely worth the money and they are worth supporting. :)
     
  20. dolbinau macrumors member

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    from x-plane.com forums:


     
  21. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be quite possible to add the features I listed considering that the App is currently only 6.2MB.

    That is great news. I'm looking forward to the update. I downloaded the App, btw.
     
  22. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    Fantastic application, simply ASTOUNDING. I never thought I would see anything like this on a device such as the iPhone and the touch. It's an amazingly fun and realistic application!
     
  23. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    Downloaded this. Not bad at all but selecting the Cessna usually results in the app crashing.
     
  24. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I know it's on the iTunes store on the computer but can't find it on my phone in the app store. Anyone?
     
  25. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Categories, then Games, then scroll maybe 50 apps down and it should be there.
     

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