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After being away from Fly Sim'g for several years Im looking at getting back into it. Can you tell me if my X-Plane 9 is still supported or would I be better off to buy the current version 11 ????

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Hi iflyrjs,

I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from downunder.

X-Plane 9 is not promoted but can still be purchased direct from Laminar.  Should you have a problem you will get support from other flight simmers and hopefully from Laminar.

Consider changing to X-Plane 11.  It has a lot more benefits than XP9 but it is resource hungry on the CPU and GPU.  You need a high spec system now with good cooling.  Have a look at the following link found at  If you have have to upgrade then go for a NVidia card and Intel processor for best performance.  AMD components are currently lagging.

Welcome back 


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Glenn Hi

Thanks for responding so quickly. As far as my system requirements Im using

Asus Prime X470 Pro Motherboard

32GB RAM 3200Mhz

Ryzen 5 2600X clocked 4.2

970 Pro NVMe M.2 500GB

MSI Ge Force GTX 1600 Ti  6GB GDDR6 Graphics

Thermaltake Liquid Cool RGB 360

WD 3TB Had Drive

Samsung 1 TB Solid State Drive

3 each Samsung T240 Monitors 24inch

I believe at this point I will upgrade to X-Plane 11 Thank you for your help. Im sure I will post more questions in the near future....
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All should work but to be on the safe side try the demo first.

Good luck