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Have used Microsoft Flight Simulator and would like to know software best for a desktop Mac
 

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There is no way we can answer that question. We will need to know what Mac you have and which version of OS X it's running. If you're asking us which Mac to buy in order to run MS Flight Simulator, that's different. So which is it?

And by the way, MS Flight Simulator (latest version) will only run using Boot Camp which means dual booting a Mac between OS X and Windows.
 

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Good one Nick. I forgot all about X-Plane. Thanks.
 

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Good one Nick. I forgot all about X-Plane. Thanks.

I've actually purchased a couple of the older versions over the years. DEFINITELY a STEEP learning curve...which sort of forced me to not stick with it. I think that a BIG part of the learning curve is trying to control everything with a mouse & keyboard.

Probably would be a lot more managable with a set of foot pedals, a flight control yoke, and some sort of keyboard overlay for the flight/dash/instrument fuctions.

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Try a heli with just keyboard and mouse :) Crash and burn.
You need at least a joystick, preferably rudder pedals too. Or, if you're into smaller planes, a yoke and rudder.
 
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Would like to run XPlane 11. Retired AF pilot and use to use Microsoft's Flight Sim. Not looking do anything fancy, just fly a C-172 or other single engine piston around country side, shoot some approaches, etc. No fighter dog fights or fancy airline stuff. Basic stick and rudder stuff.
All of that said:
- Will my current system support XPlane 11 with good resolution on aircraft, cockpit, and outside views?
- Cannot seem to find a good MAC compatible flight sim stick or hands on stick and throttle set up. Is there one out there? Thunderforce?? seems to have good one, but PC only.
Any thoughts and recommendations appreciated.
 

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Already answered you in your other post. Please do not double post. Thanks.
 

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