X-Plane 12 Screenshots 2022 / 2023 / 2024

here we go XP11 vs XP12 :slight_smile:

its compressed from 4K so the FPS counter is not visible properly but it is 35fps in XP12 vs 30fps in XP11

XP12 (demo) - settings high, clouds low

XP11 - settings high / max, probably modded with x-america from simHeaven and also some custom trees


Wow that looks like a huge visual difference!

Maybe we can start a new thread for X-Plane 12?
Would be much easier to find screens of these first days of XP12 and comparisons later than when they start halfway down a thead

Hear hear! An “X-Plane 12 Screens (2022)” thread with @NEVO’s post above to lead things off would be perfect I think. I for one can’t wait to never seeing the washed out look of XP11 ever again!


definitely XP12 looks much better and seems to be performing nicely (apart from some micro-freezes here and there on my machine)

here some nice detailing on the default R22


How does VR look?

How well does ATC work?


Found this.


cant help, no VR guy here anymore :slight_smile:

( I still feel strange seeing that XP menu in that VR video you posted :sweat_smile: )

I spent two hours trying to record this video. The first time, I kept the precipitation on and the canopy began to freeze. So the second time I turned the precipitation off. But then the snow melted before I could get a decent video. Zermatt ran pretty well in X-Plane 11 but downtown struggled a little in VR. This was liquid smooth. In fact, the actual run was smoother than the resultant video. The scenery is the old version of Frank Dainese’s 3D Matterhorn Park. Note that there is some snow at the beginning and all is melted at the end, 3 minutes later.


Some add-on aircraft, but all default scenery.


None of the studders seen in the video were present in the actual flight. Also, the wake in front of the boat is an anomaly of the playback feature of XP.

Try THIS in DCS!

The Nimitz is a work of art in itself. That was true with the XP11 Nimitz as well. I think this one is even better. A fun game is to fly the R22 to an open deck (elevator at the flight deck) and fly around the hangar bay to another open elevator. One bug is that the wind over the bow is still present in the bay, so the flying is slightly challenging.


Challenger 650 (beta for XP12). The HotStart developer is hard at work squashing bugs for XP12. 4 updates in just the last 7 days.)

Portland PDX

PNW Orthos looking good in XP12

FlightFactor B767-400ER (beta for XP12)

Departing LAX



Love the -400. But American doesn’t have them! Just us and Delta

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Yeah, FlightFactor threw in a list of liveries for the -400. :man_shrugging:



The 767-400 is a bit of an odd duck. It was close enough in size to the 777-200 that most airlines either stuck with the smaller 767 variants or just rolled the dice on the 777. In the end, only a handful of airlines worldwide ordered it. But for those who did, it has proved to be a great machine that’s still filling a niche which no airliner available can*.

*Because the 787 isn’t really “available”.


Couple of early morning FF 767-400 short hauls to SFO and SLC. XP12 beta 9, FF767 1.6.3


COOL! I just came back from BER in a -400 two hours ago. It warms my heart to see those colors. We flew ship 064. Yours pictured is 063. (COOL, again!). In my pretty long career flying several airliner types, the -400 is by far the hardest to land well. My student today landed in EWR beautifully! I am still riding off that high of seeing someone work so hard and be se well-rewarded.


nice shots! guess the scenery is true earth, correct?

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Nope just orthos, well custom, color corrected orthos by Vertical Sim. Freeware

Overlays by https://simheaven.com/


thx, once I will be up north will try them definitely.

found my new proving grounds. high deserts of Indian Springs at Creech. not many objects like buildings and stuff around, and far from big water bodies, i.e. high fps :slight_smile:

@smokinhole you were right, the default CitationX is really great for a default plane.


Yep. It’s a good demonstrator of the aerodynamic and systems enhancements that come with v12.

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so smooth the latest beta, doing 100 … FPS again :slight_smile: