This page has a history of the DVD versions of X-Plane 9 that have been published. Some things to note about X-Plane 9 DVDs:
- The installer on the DVDs should be your first choice for installation, but if it has a problem, you can always use the latest 2xx version installer with any X-Plane 9 DVD.
- Some installations are for all OSes, some for just one, so check the box label or web store tech specs carefully!
- You can always upgrade to the very latest X-Plane from any DVD, and all of the DVD sets contain the entire set of version 9 global scenery. So even if you have Beta 1, you can get “the very latest and greatest” with a web update.
- Some DVD sets require running the installer once per DVD; others will prompt you for the next disk. Whether your disk set is “one installer per disk” or “one huge install total” depends on the DVDs, not the installer version you use!
X-Plane 9 Beta 1 DVDs
These DVDs have the very first X-Plane 9 beta. It comes on 8 DVDs (one for the sim, 7 for continents). The DVDs install on Mac and Windows. The installer is version 122. Each of the eight DVDs must be installed separately.
X-Plane 9 Beta 11 DVDs
These DVDs are an updated beta run with beta 11. It comes on 8 DVDs (one for the sim, 7 for continents). The DVDs install on Mac and Windows. The installer is version 122. Each of the eight DVDs must be installed separately.
X-Plane 9 RC2 DVDs
These DVDs have RC2, which is almost identical to the final X-Plane 9. It comes on six DVDs (one for the sim+US plus 5 for continents). The continent grouping differs from the 7-DVD set in that the DVDs are packed tighter with more land per DVD and a higher compression ratio. (The total set of scenery is the same for all versions of X-Plane 9. The DVDs install on Mac or Windows, but not both. The installer is version 124. Each of the six DVDs must be installed separately.
X-Plane 9 RC3 DVDs
These DVDs have X-Plane 9 final (RC3). It comes on six DVDs (one giant install, with a map to pick scenery.) The DVDs install on Mac, Windows or Linux. The installer is version 200. All six DVDs are installed at once; the installer prompts for the next DVD.