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Hi,

Most recently, I became interested in X-Plane, I am looking forward to get the simulator. I am aware that X-Plane 11 is the latest edition, however due to my low system specs, I need to go for X-Plane 10. As I checked Steam, unfortunately the simulator is no longer available there since May 2017. I found "Digital Download" on the official website but the naming seems to be a bit different. Is X-Plane 10 Digital Download on x-plane.com same with X-Plane 10 Global - 64 Bit on Steam (2014); or is x-plane.com version 32 bit version from 2011?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/292180/XPlane_10_Global__64_Bit/

http://www.x-plane.com/product/x-plane-10-digital-download/

 

I found plenty of DLC on Steam for X-Plane 10 Global - 64 Bit; are they related with Global Scenery Upgrade for X-Plane 10 Regional Editions on the x-plane.com? Else, is X-Plane 10 Digital Download on x-plane.com global or regional?

http://www.x-plane.com/product/global-scenery-upgrade/

Thank you. Regards.

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Hi,

"Is X-Plane 10 Digital Download on x-plane.com same with X-Plane 10 Global - 64 Bit on Steam (2014)"

Yes.

"I found plenty of DLC on Steam for X-Plane 10 Global - 64 Bit; are they related with Global Scenery Upgrade for X-Plane 10 Regional Editions on the x-plane.com?"

No.

"is X-Plane 10 Digital Download on x-plane.com global or regional?"

It is global.

With X-plane 10 Digital Download purchased on x-plane.com, you will receive a product key that you will be able to use with the installer you can download here :

http://www.x-plane.com/x-plane_10_installer-updater/

I would recommend you try the X-plane 10 demo first, to see how X-plane 10 will perform on your computer. Make sure you have more than 20-25 fps :

http://www.x-plane.com/fr/telechargements/demo/

There is a demo for X-plane 11 too.

Be aware that there will be no future update for X-plane 10.

In any case, don't be too disappointed you can't buy the Steam version :
-You are directly supporting the developers of Laminar Research if you buy the Digital Download from X-plane.com
-bugs are easier to understand if you don't have Steam in between.
-you will understand better the structure of X-plane, and it is always an asset, to understand why this or that doesn't work.
-you will have the same choice of additional third party products. See X-plane.org for that. Moreover, if you buy a scenery for X-plane 10 and you decide one day to upgrade to X-plane 11, you will still be able to use your purchase. This wouldn't be the case through Steam.
-this is not the case for X-plane 10 anymore, but you receive updates faster (final or even beta updates if you wish) when owning the Laminar Research edition.

Welcome to X-plane and all the best to you.

The X-plane 10 online manual is here :
http://www.x-plane.com/support/manuals/
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All answered, thanks.

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