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    Phoronix: X-Plane 11.30 Released As The Best Linux-Supported Flight Simulator

    X-Plane 11.30 is now available as the latest feature update to this realistic, cross-platform, mature flight simulator system that has long provided native support for Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...11.30-Released

  • #2
    I'm waiting for Vulkan support. If it is available I will get it.

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    • #3
      It's not "The Best Linux-Supported Flight Simulator", it has to be "The Best Linux-Supporting Flight Simulator"…

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      • #4
        Maybe it has changed but I remember that not so long ago this support was limited to proprietary drivers, no Mesa support. This was not much an issue back in the time when Intel GPUs were not enough powerful for flight simulation and AMD still had fglrx but now, most AMD users have open source AMDGPU, which is much more convenient to use than proprietary drivers and have better performances in lots of cases, and Intel's GPU have enough power for this application. Only Nvidia users can be satisfied by a software that only supports proprietary drivers. So I hope that X-Plane is now usable with Mesa or will be soon (with Vulkan maybe).
        Last edited by ALRBP; 01-13-2019, 06:08 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
          Maybe it has changed but I remember that not so long ago this support was limited to proprietary drivers, no Mesa support. This was not much an issue back in the time were Intel GPUs were not enough powerful for flight simulation and AMD still had fglrx but now, most AMD users have open source AMDGPU, which is much more convenient to use that proprietary drivers and have better performances in lots of cases, and Intel's GPU have enough power for this application. Only Nvidia users can be satisfied by a software that only supports proprietary drivers. So I hope that X-Plane is now usable with Mesa or will be soon (with Vulkan maybe).
          I cannot speak for AMD hardware, but it does run well with intel hardware (tested haswell).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
            Maybe it has changed but I remember that not so long ago this support was limited to proprietary drivers, no Mesa support. This was not much an issue back in the time were Intel GPUs were not enough powerful for flight simulation and AMD still had fglrx but now, most AMD users have open source AMDGPU, which is much more convenient to use that proprietary drivers and have better performances in lots of cases, and Intel's GPU have enough power for this application. Only Nvidia users can be satisfied by a software that only supports proprietary drivers. So I hope that X-Plane is now usable with Mesa or will be soon (with Vulkan maybe).
            It's worked fine with RadeonSI for a while and is benchmarked every so often in my driver/GPU articles.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              The best is FlightGear. X Plane can't beat its price, and modding community.
              Free Open Source wins over proprietary commercial product.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Artemis3 View Post
                The best is FlightGear. X Plane can't beat its price, and modding community.
                Free Open Source wins over proprietary commercial product.
                Very cool but not yet at X-Plane' level :-)

                One killer X-Plane feature is native VR support, which changes everything especially when flying helicopters.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Artemis3 View Post
                  The best is FlightGear. X Plane can't beat its price, and modding community.
                  Free Open Source wins over proprietary commercial product.
                  Same here. At first I was very impressed by the quality of X-Plane but after every system update I must re-enter my license code. X-Plane 11 will be for sure my first and my last X-Plane and I'm already using FlightGear again.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post

                    It's worked fine with RadeonSI for a while and is benchmarked every so often in my driver/GPU articles.
                    Happy to read that. Maybe I'll try it again (never used version 11 ; I stopped when I started flying real planes, but with X-Plane I can fly airliners, not just single engines).

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