This site is being deprecated.
Please see the official X‑Plane Support page for help.
Double check your system against our requirements here. You'll probably be ok with low rendering settings if you aren't adding a lot of extras to the sim. You can download the demo and check it out.
You can send data between X-Plane and other applications. After you install X-Plane, check the Instructions folder for the "Sending Data to X-Plane" doc with more info. The X-Plane Developer site has additional technical docs and information you might find useful.
Despite its title, it does cover sending to and from X-Plane. I've attached a copy of it so you can check it out yourself too, to see if it helps.
This site is no longer being actively maintained.