So I made the plunge and installed Windows 10….four times. Why four times? Because I am a tinkerer and the OS didn’t exactly go on my machine (AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 gb ram, gts 250 graphics) without trouble but that’s a story for another day and another blog. So what does this have to do with X-plane 10 you ask? It is related as I hope becomes apparent in a moment. See, I had been dual-booting with windows 8.1 and windows 7. And more recently had been dual booting Windows 7 with Windows 10 technical preview until it would no longer update on my computer. Nevertheless, it has been my experience that X-plane 10 seemed to run more stable for me in Windows 7 so that is where I usually launched the sim from. (In Windows 8 the game had randomly closed or the OS would bump me back to the infamous metro start menu screen. )
So here comes Windows 10 and because I like to tinker with computer software, I took my time deciding whether I wanted to install over windows 7 (home premium) and get Windows 10 home or Windows 8.1 pro making the OS windows 10 pro. I have since tried both and have decided to stick with Windows 10 pro. Now X-plane 10 was previously installed on my computer so when Windows 10 was completed I attempted to launch X-plane straight up. You guessed it—it crashed. Naturally I figured there was a conflict with the new OS. However, I rightly decided to reinstall X-plane 10 and complete the beta updates. Now my machine is not a beast (probably more comparable to a domestic house cat) but I am happy to report X-plane 10.40b10 has run quite well so far! I definitely believe the guys behind the code of X-plane 10 are making X-plane 10 better and better with each new update.
FlyWithLua plugin: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=17468
Real Terra Haze script: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=22387