X-plane on MAcbook air

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Murl, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Murl macrumors member

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    I have an ultimate MacBook air 2.13ghz 4gb of ram. Has anyone tried running X-plane on an air? What about using the iPad or iPhone as the joystick remote? Any advice is appreciated?
     
  2. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know about the iPad or iPhone joystick (thats possible) but it runs more than decently on my MBP. I don't see why you'd have any problems with playing it on the MBA.
     
  3. Murl thread starter macrumors member

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    I played the demo and everything seemed to work so I'm thinking about getting it. I have a couple more questions if any of you know the answer. Should I wait to get X-plane 10, I read another post that said it should be out soon? We will probably get an iMac in the fall, if I install the program on the air will I be able to use it on the iMac without purchasing another copy? What yoke should I get, it will have to be USB?
     
  4. iamryo macrumors newbie

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    X-Plane 10 and MacBook Air

    So I bought X-Plane 10 (despite the fact that the website makes me feel like I'm working with a Nigerian prince...) for my MacBook Air after trying the demo. I just received it and now, looking at the inside cover of the packaging, I see that it won't run without the installation disk. I'm not sure if I can use the remote disk drive for this (as I plan to do with the installation), but it's disappointing that I had to buy it and wait to receive it before finding this out. Has anyone used X-Plane 10 on their Air? I'd kind of like to know it works before installing it as I may want to try to return it or give it as a Christmas gift or something.

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  5. HastaLaVista macrumors member

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    Give them a call and explain your situation, you might be able to get a discount on the dongle (USB Key).
     
  6. Murl thread starter macrumors member

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    It can be done by ripping the disk and mounting it with disk utility. I don't recommend stealing the software by any means. This is the best way I have found to run it while using the air with both USBs already being used. If you have the SuperDrive and a free USB port this is the easiest and most legal ways to do it.

    Hope this helps
     

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