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On this page you will find a guide to get started quickly with free plugins/addons. It will make you sim more fun, realistic, and give you many options like live aircraft, adjustment color, contrast, brightness and more.

We know how to build the sim from basic.
Already today your sim will look more realistic. 

Everything you find on these web pages are for free!!
   

 

Top Plugins (30)

FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) Edition for X-Plane 11 (Win, Lin, Mac)

 

FlyWithLua offers a rapid development system to get in deep into X-Plane. An easy to understand, detailed manual is included.

FlyWithLua will support all platforms, Windows, Linux and Mac, and it will support X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10.

 

A script can be used on all platforms by default, without the need of re-editing. This let's you share scripts with friends using other systems.

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Designer: X-Friese

Product: FlyWithLua NG

Version: 2.7.28 

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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737 Ground Handling Equipment

 

Is a FREE visual feature plugin for X-Plane 11 tailored specifically for models of aircraft from the Boeing 737 family. It started as a test plaform for ground support equipment models for the ZiboMod, but it eventually became a plugin supporting multiple B737 models. Currently most of the B737 models are supported, including the Laminar Research default B737-800 model, FlyJSim B737-200, or the ZiboMod B737-800X – the most used 3rd party aircraft for X-Plane. The plugin also already supports all the yet to be released LevelUp B737NG models.

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Designer: Jiří Brožek

Product: 737 GHD For Zibo

Version: 0.8.1

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 04.04.2021

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xxFlightDeck Scenery - XFD 6 Control + Auto Fog

 

6 New script Clouds | Nightlight | Shadows | Skycolors | Wawes | Sun Star Moon Blur | + Auto Fog.


Designed to make it easy to control & tune in the sim. See the bottom of this page, I recommend that you turning on fps control when using the sliders! See my settings!

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NOTE: Direct files are includ presets | Update is without presets

Designer: Me Etron

Product: XFD 6 Control + Auto Fog

Version: 1.0.2

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 28.03.2021

Data Ref Tool for X-Plane (to edit develop lua script, or modify)

 

DRT is an X-plane plugin intended to replacement for Sandy Barbour's Data Ref Editor (DRE). While the core functionality is much the same, many features are improved to make the experience nicer:

  • Case insensitive search option

  • Regex search option

  • Only show datarefs that have changed recently

  • Easier to deselect the search field

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Designer: leecbaker Lee Baker

Product: Data Ref Tool

Version: 2020_12_24 

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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3jFPS-wizard11   - keep good FPS and enjoy smooth flying

 

+ keeps performance stable by auto adapting view distance, cloud quality, anti-aliasing and scenery shadows
+ very smooth transitions to make visual effects barely noticeable
+ easy configurable with settings windows
+ wizard mode guides you to find your best configuration
+ change settings during flight and see immediately what you are doing
+ nice graphical and/or numeric FPS Display
+ NEW FEATURE: you can set up 4 profiles with different settings for different situations (e.g. VR and non-VR)
 

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Designer: jörn-jören jörensön

Product: 3jFPS-wizard11

Version: 1.3

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 02.03.2021

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Amazing FREE Weather Engine [XPGFS] NOAA Weather

XPGFS brings alive the x-plane atmosphere, combining METAR reports and NOAA Weather data for the whole planet.

Features:
- Own METAR interpretation engine.
- 8 Layers of Wind data with 0.5x0.5 degree resolution.
- 8 Layers of Turbulence data.
- Selectable METAR source: NOAA, IVAO, VATSIM
 

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Designer:  Joan Perez

Product: Real Weather plugin

Version: 2.5.2

Price Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 31.03.2021

Reshade.me

ReShade is a generic post-processing injector for games and video software developed by crosire. Imagine your favorite game with ambient occlusion, real depth of field effects, color correction and more ... ReShade exposes an automated and generic way to access both frame color and depth information (latter is automatically disabled during multiplayer to prevent exploitation) and all the tools to make it happen. 

Together with our free software XFD SCN, we highly recommend one of the best tools for adjusting your screen and for capturing the best image in the x-plane 11, and best of all it's free, download Reshade today!

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Designer: Reshade

Product: Reshade.me

Version: 4.9.1

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 09.01.2021

Landing Rate - Display

Hi everyone, I'm one of the community members of an online streamer (CptCanada on YouTube).

One of the issues we had is that people watching the stream were interested in knowing the landing rates, but the commonly used xgs landing rate plugin had a significant drawback.

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Designer: Pommie

Product: Landing Rate

Version: 1.81

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

Download (Direct)

Video  (soon)

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X-Life Free Edition for X Plane 11

X-Life traffic is freeware. X-Life may use freeware aircraft objects libraries (not included), like OpenSceneryX. X-Life may use traffic with freeware and payware sceneries. X-Life may be used with any X-Plane aircraft. X-Life may use NavData-base what always included to X-Plane 10.

 

X-Live Traffic (non-activated) is freeware. X-Life Deluxe (ATC functions add, activated with serial key) is payware.

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Designer: JARDesign

Product: X-Life

Version: 4.21

Price: Free - Deluxe 19€

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

X-RAAS: Runway Awareness and Advisory System

X-RAAS is an open-source plugin that simulates the Honeywell Runway Awareness and Advisory System. Version 2.0 is a complete from the ground-up rewrite of the original X-RAAS FlyWithLua plugin. Please note that this is not just an upgrade of the old plugin and cannot be simply downloaded and plastered over the old 1.0 version. See below for details on how to install this plugin

 

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Designer: skiselkov

Product: X-RAAS

Version: 2.1

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Betterpushback > Vulkan  Asynchronous Tug Model Loading

 

Enhancements:

  • Rewrote path rendering to add support for Vulkan and Metal rendering in X-Plane 11.50

  • Asynchronous tug loading - starting pushback will no longer lag the simulator as BetterPushback is loading in the tug model. Instead, the load will happen invisibly in the background.​

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Designer: skiselkov

Product: Betterpushback

Version: 0.48

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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HeadShake camera plugin

 

HeadShake is an X-Plane 11 camera plugin which adds some nice POV effects while flying in virtual cockpit view. It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac 64 bit.

 

G-Force effects

Basing on the g forces currently acting on the airplane, the cockpit view is moved around to simulate the pilot head’s inertia. The movements are filtered to avoid sudden shifts so the entire experience is really smooth.

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Designer: SimCoders.com

Product: HeadShake

Version: 1.12.11

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Terrain radar + Vertical Situation Display (for Boeing 737-800 by Zibo)

 

The plugin adds terrain radar feature (with peaks mode). Now Plugin work in two modes: integration into the navigation display (see the list of supported aircrafts) and overlay window (all other aircrafts)

  • Boeing 737-800 by Zibo (XP11, v3.xx+) and Boeing 737-900 Ultimate (XP11)
      Both displays work independently
      TERR button turns the radar ON or OFF

 

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Designer: DrGluck

Product: Terrain radar

Version: 1.25

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 05.03.2021

Librain integration for the default King Air C90B

 

  • Laminar Research for X-Plane and the default King Air C90B

  • Totoritko for librain

  • Big thanks to NHAdrian and ksgy for the tips​

 

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Designer: Ekre

Product: Librain

Version: 1.0.0

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Librain integration for the Aerobask Robin DR401 CDI 155

 

Aerobask is proud to release the Robin DR401 CDI 155 as freeware, our gift to the X-Plane community.
The new Robin DR401 is a DR400 upgraded with a glass cockpit, larger cockpit, electric trim and flaps.
You can check the Robin Aircraft history -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Aircraft
This model features the 155HP CDI diesel engine, with its FADEC.

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Designer: harranssor

Product: Aerobask Robin DR401

Version: 1.12

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 27.01.2021

Download (Librain)

Required OpenGL

B2VolumeControl, improved Sound management 


Its a FlyWithLua script that allows for changing the X-Plane volume sliders without going into the settings menu.

Features include:

  • auto-hide for less intrusive appearance

  • auto-load from preference file for each aircraft (per unique acf filename)

  • save your preferences with a click of button

  • drag the widget to suit your needs

 

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Designer: B2

Product: B2VolumeControl

Version: 2.1.0

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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AviTab: VR-compatible tablet with PDF viewer, moving maps

Need a moving map or PDF charts inside the cockpit that is also usable in VR? Maybe this is the plugin you're searching for.

AviTab is a tablet for your cockpit with full support for X-Plane's native VR mode and the normal 2D mode. The screenshots were taken in standalone mode to get a high resolution, but you can have the same window as a native plugin window in X-Plane!

 

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Designer: Folko

Product: AvTab

Version: 0.4.6

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 25.01.2021

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ZHSI Glass cockpit for Boeing

Andre has given permission to put ZHSI back on x-plane dot org.

I intend to start maintaining ZHSI from v2.2.0 initially, just fixing minor bugs, no major changes to start with.

Working find with Zibo 737

 

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Designer: Pikitanga & Andre Els

Product: Zhsi

Version: 2.9.6

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 06.04.21

X-Panels - Panels for control systems in Boeing 737

Software for control systems in Boeing 737. You can use app on local or networked PC. App is writen for best compability with Zibo 737 but it also works with others 737. Panels don't use any textures, graphic interface is writen with used vector graphics so panels are resolution independent and in any sizes will be looks good.

Feautures:

- works with: Zibo 737, Ultimate 737-900 (another 737 not tested, but if they're use the same DataRefs and commands it will be work)
 

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Designer: Piotr Woś

Product: X-Panels

Version: 1.5.2020.801

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Video  (soon)

XHSI - glass cockpit for Airbus & Boieng

XHSI (eXternal High-resolution Simulator Instruments) is an add-on for the X-Plane flight simulator. It displays the PFD, ND, EICAS, Flaps and Gear indicator, Clock/Chronometer, etc... in separate windows. In general, the instruments can be displayed in B737-NG or A320 style.

 

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Designer: Georg, Marc & Nicolas 

Product: XHSI

Version: XHSI-beta_12-alpha_5

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

Air Manager V3 for Desktop - Over 750 panels to choose between

 

Siminnovations - instrument-panels for Airbus & Boieng  and more 

It lets you easily control all buttons, switches and dials. This makes for example the startup procedure a lot easier.

 

This panel works the best in combination with a touch monitor, but can also be controlled with a mouse. When displayed on a 42-inch touch monitor (preferably 4K) it almost represents a real size 737 overhead panel. When you prefer to run it on a smaller monitor, you can use the landscape-layout with sliding function. 

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Designer: marten@stairport

Product: Air Manager

Version: 3

Price: Demo - Payware 65€

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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XPlaneCDU for Tablet Android

XPlaneCDU is a remote control interface for the Control Display Unit (CDU) present in X-Plane 11.

 

This app does not provide an FMS, but simply a way to control the existing CDU from an Android tablet or phone.

 

Currently it works with the Zibo Boeing 737 and SSG 747 aircraft.

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Designer: Wayne Piekarski

Product: XPlaneCDU

Version: 1.4

Price: Most Free 

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

XTextureExtractor for Tablet Android (can also be used in the sim)

XTextureExtractor extracts the textures for the HSI, ND, EICAS, and CDU displays, and renders them in separate windows that you can place anywhere within X-Plane, on external unused monitors, and on separate computers via a network protocol. Rendering the textures within X-Plane is basically free, but using the network protocol requires a read from the GPU which will reduce the frame rate.

The Android app allows you to view 2 panels on multiple phones or tablets.

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Designer: Wayne Piekarski

Product: XTextureExtractor

Version: 2.0

Price: Most Free 

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Requires ( Tablet )

SimVimCockpit Interface FREE amazing (build cockpit)

SimVimCockpit© Interface is a powerful but very easy-to-use, free input/output control tool for home cockpit builders. It will drastically ease the building process and save your time, because you don't need to have any programming/scripting skills and use any complex specific electronic components, it's a "Plug-And-Fly" system.

Working find with Zibo 737

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Designer: Vlad and Roman

Product: SimVimCockpit

Version: 9xx

Price: Most Free - Some Payware

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

SAM - Scenery Animation Manager

SAM Suite - Installer & Updater

  • Desktop application for Windows, Linux and Mac

SAM is a native XP11 plugin offering different possibilities to scenery authors focused on animations.

Library

In cooperation with SFD (MisterX) we created a free library of Static Aircraf

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Designer: marten@stairport

Product: SAM

Version: 1.4.3

Price: Most Free - Some Payware

UpDate (d.m.y): 04.02.2021

Enhanced Cloudscapes Beta - Plugin and Clouds

I have been working on a volumetric cloud replacement for X-Plane 11 since last two-three months, and finally managed to get visually appealing results.

 

The plugin is not a weather engine, and it only replaces default X-Plane 11 clouds with volumetric ones, therefore it should be compatible with weather injection plugins like Active Sky XP.

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Designer: BiologicalNanobot

Product: Enhanced Cloudscapes

Version: 2020.11.24

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

Beautiful Roads and Rails

New photographic textures for the roads, highways and railroads of X plane 11. 
Works best with Orthophotos but will work with stock X plane 11 textures too. 
Smaller size files too for a FPS boost! 

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Designer: kingnothing75

Product: Beautiful Roads and Rails

Version: 11.3.2

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Xchecklist 

Xchecklist started out as a Linux checklist program to fill a void that was there in fall of 2010. Michal and I worked on it and initially was only in the forums and then it was in the download section. It looks like there is another void as there is no 64 bit checklist program.

In the beginning of August 2013 I contacted Michal and told him I would like to port our Xchecklist to be multi-platform and 32/64 bit. He was on board and now we have a version that does work on all three platforms and is 32/64bit.

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Designer: sparker

Product: Xchecklist 

Version: 1.41

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 07.02.2021

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Star Bright

I have always thought that the x-plane stars in night sky were a little too bright and I doubt that you would see so many if you were looking out from inside the cockpit.

     So I present here some replacement star 'dat' files.
     You can have stars from 100 times fainter than normal, up to 10,000 times brighter, although I think that the sky would only look like this if we lived inside a globular star cluster.

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Designer: davesimmons

Product: Star Bright

Version: 1.01

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

MarineTrafficX

This is a X-Plane® plugin (for Windows users) that enhances the scenery with objects/ships moving along ground/maritime routes.

Install
If you don't already have installed OpenSceneryX, then follow their instructions.
History
Since the release of X-Plane 11.10, the plugin SeaTraffic from Marginal no longer worked for me. So I decided to write a new plugin with the X-Plane SDK 3.0 in order to achieve some features of it (more and new ones in the future).

 

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Designer: PilotFlo

Product: MarineTrafficX 0.4

Version: 0.4.1

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

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Pilot2ATC (Best offline ATC) - free 10 day trial

is a new companion program for Windows based Flight Simulators that will make your flying experience more enjoyable with:

  • 2 Way ATC Voice Communication

  • Flight Planning and Tracking

  • Import X-Plane or FSX/P3D or Web Flight Plans

  • Export Flight Plans to X-Plane or FSX/P3D

  • Moving Maps, Satellite and Sectionals

  • Airport Diagrams, Approach Charts, SIDs and STARs

  • Intelligent Frequency Finders

Read more...

Designer: Pilot2ATC.com

Product: Pilot2ATC

Version: 2.6.x

Price: About 59.90$

UpDate (d.m.y): 15.12.2020

Note: Please turn of X-Life, not recommended use at same time!

LiveTraffic (Based on real air traffic)

LiveTraffic fills your sky with live air traffic based on public tracking data requested from OpenSky Network, Open Glider Network, ADS-B Exchange and/or RealTraffic.
It is compatible with X-Plane 11 (incl. Vulkan/Metal) on Windows, Mac and Linux. It comes as open source freeware with no guarantees.
A legacy version running on X-Plane 10 is provided separately.

Before updating always check the information in the What's new section below or in the Change Log of the documentation.

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Designer: TwinFan

Product: LiveTraffic

Version: 2.50

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 23.02.2021

AutoGate plugin

This plugin animates jetways and docking guidance systems (DGS) in scenery packages that have been authored using the AutoGate development kit.

 

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Designer: Marginal 

Product: AutoGate Plugin

Version: 1.7.2

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 11.01.2021

Night Lighting 

We have found 5 different light packages, which will improvise your sim. We have gone over all packages and we have chosen to use the light from Richard for the main file in our sim. But you can test it out, and you may like the others. 

<< Click on the image to download and compare.

 

Read more Webrichard
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Designer: Trixsta -  David - Qpilot8

Designer: Richard - Tom Knudsen

Product: Light

Version: x.x

Price: Free

UpDate (d.m.y): 09.01.2021