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X-Plane 5

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (326.13 MB)
MD5: 8884b1b020ac1853f3e32897ab44b2a9
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (72.00 MB)
MD5: 9bacf01e407ce3cf22e6febcfa2beb42
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (10.16 MB)
MD5: 75df96d629581e7b296b3a5cf0c9a3d1
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
XMACFULL566.sit (69.31 MB)
MD5: 0b888860a18f48f50bcb153c098a25b8
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
XMACFULL599.sit (31.64 MB)
MD5: d8e2431daec08565c1e9f2cb05182378
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (66.50 MB)
MD5: 5f93028fb3c03d7a6134295ad8e6e639
For Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (36.55 MB)
MD5: 72655e3533c07f0375fedded430eaa36
For Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

"X-Plane is a comprehensive and powerful flight simulator with a realistic flight model.

"Choose from any of the 50 aircraft or build your own with the exclusive Plane-Maker software included with X-Plane. Use the powerful Part-Maker utility to design your own flaps, wings, and gear, and test them out in scenery you've created using the World-Maker.

Choose from a wide assortment of preconstructed craft from general aviation, commercial, military, experimental, and even space. Take off from more than 7,000 actual airports from all around the world as well as from ships and oil rigs at sea. Detailed modeling provides for all the actual terrain mapping around the virtual X-Plane world. Airport locations andsettings around the globe are detailed according to current FAA data. X-Plane can even be used to simulate your next flight before you even leave the ground. By using the Weather Briefer function, you can download real-time current weather conditions and apply them to your trip. Fly the Harrier jet, a classic war bird like the Mustang, and more. Thanks to info released from NASA, X-Plane allows a person to actually experience space flight on Mars. You can even bring a U.S. space shuttle back into orbit for landing."

The current version of the game is available from its publisher, Laminar Research.

Find additional information, downloads, and links at the X Plane Gateway.

Improvements from version 4.x to 5.2x:
• new file format
• more realistic landing gear (control, visual animation, accurate aerodynamic simulation)
• nosewheel/tailwheel steering control
• more flight control options
• structural load limitations
• customizable cockpit controls
• adjustable speedbrakes
• manual pitch
• new sounds (gliders, rocket-engine, afterburner roar, reverse thrust)
• visual refinements (chase-view, runway view, aircraft external geometry, sky and ship wakes, accurate visual cloud location, partial transparent forest fires, variable screen resolution)
• Space Shuttle and orbital flight dynamics
• more accurate rocket engines
• emergency power options for the engines
• more accurate air delivery to the jet engines
• auto-slat deployment option for planes
• better VTOL collective response
• helo flight refinements
• better seaplane water dynamics
• helipads
• airport selection
• Mars flight dynamics
• moving frigates and aircraft carriers
(See also: Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.1 Website, Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.2x Website, Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.40 Website, Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.66 Website)

The 1st download is X-Plane 5.54.
The 2nd download is X-Plane updater 5.66.
The 3rd download is X-Plane updater 5.99.
The 4th download is the official X-Plane updater 5.66.
The 5th download is the official X-Plane updater 5.99.
The 6th download is the official X-Plane updater 5.66 - Windows.
The 7th download is the official X-Plane updater 5.99 - Windows.

MD5 (XMACFULL566.sit) = 0b888860a18f48f50bcb153c098a25b8
MD5 (XMACFULL599.sit) = d8e2431daec08565c1e9f2cb05182378
MD5 (XWINFULL566.exe) = eb6fc348fca396f7bfebfc1d3981f0b4
MD5 ( = 5f93028fb3c03d7a6134295ad8e6e639
MD5 (XWINFULL599.exe) = 74dcc1145f9842f6d16cf1cf87f3d9cc
MD5 ( = 72655e3533c07f0375fedded430eaa36

See also: X-Plane 2, X-Plane 3, X-Plane 4, X-Plane 6, X-Plane 7, X-Plane 8.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

Power Macintosh:
PowerPC processor with 100 MHz (Classic version) or 200 MHz (5.x) and higher
64 MB RAM (Classic version) or 96 MB RAM (5.x)
20 MB (Classic version) or 80 MB (5.x) hard disk space
Monitor with screen resolution 800x600 or higher
Any videocard (Classic version) or 3D video card (5.x) supporting OpenGL:
(ATI 128 Rage, X-Claim VR 128, Nexus 128, Nexus GA, XClaim VR, XClaim 3D, Formac Proformance 3, NewerTech Vision3D Pro II, 3Dfx cards)
Speech Synthesis Library
Joystick CH-Products, Gravis, or Thrust-Master (Classic version) or any joystick (5.x) or keyboard/mouse

Pentium processor with 150 MHz (Classic version) or 300 MHz (5.x) and higher
32 MB RAM (Classic version) or 96 MB RAM (5.x)
20 MB (Classic version) or 80 MB (5.x) hard disk space
Monitor with screen resolution 800x600 or higher
DirectX 5.0 or later
Any videocard (Classic version) or 3D video card (5.x) supporting OpenGL
MS Speech Synthesis Library 4 or later
Any Joystick (Classic version and 5.x) or keyboard/mouse

(see also: Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.x System Requirements, Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.x hardware accelerator video card requirement for Macintosh, Wayback Machine: X-Plane 5.x hardware accelerator video card requirement for PC)


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2017, July 23 - 8:22am

You may try to launch X-Plane 5 but run into an error mumbling about "SpeechLib" not being found. Just had this myself on my eMac running 9.2.2. However, there is no such Extension called "SpeechLib" on Mac OS 9.2.2. Instead, make sure in the ExtensionsManager that "SpeechManager" is installed. It's the Text-to-Speech option when installing Mac OS9 - thus you'll find it on your OS9 disc in the software folder. X-Plane uses it for the radio messages and won't run without it. Install - reboot - and the game should launch fine.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, October 10 - 6:35pm

I have added the Macintosh and Windows versions of the official updaters to v5.66 and v5.99 that I have found on the internet (link).

hunter13's picture
by hunter13 - 2011, April 3 - 11:35pm

If anyone has X-Plane 6, please put it on.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, March 23 - 1:05pm

It's probably safe to say that whatever version of X-Plane is the last one to work with OS 9 is "abandonware" by this site's standards. After that, I don't know. Version 9 seems to be the current version (shipping on six dual-layer DVDs!!) and their site has demos for version 8 for download. Neither support OS 9.

hunter13's picture
by hunter13 - 2011, March 22 - 10:15pm

I'd love to put X-Plane v763 on here, but does it work with OS9, and is it abandonware?

Konpon96's picture
by Konpon96 - 2011, March 14 - 4:49pm

Great upload. Smile I always wanted to play it on my iMac, but I never found it(until now). :/ Btw. is the X-Plane 6(last OS9 version) abandonware?