View Full Version : FlightGear.. a Flight Simulator in Linux :D
28th September 2006, 11:43 AM
i was surfing the net "as usuall".. looking here and there for some odd stuff for my Fedora box.. and found this interesting game :D "see screenshost"..
http://www.flightgear.org/Gallery-v0.9.10/Small/Citation-II-weather.jpg http://www.flightgear.org/Gallery-v0.9.10/Small/bravo-cockpit.jpg http://www.flightgear.org/Gallery-v0.9.10/Small/concorde-gui.jpg http://www.flightgear.org/Gallery-v0.9.10/Small/contrails_001.jpg
u can download it for FREE here (http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/flightgear/ftp/Fedora)
and by the way.. its an OPEN-SOURCE project :D ..
28th September 2006, 11:48 AM
great link! :)
28th September 2006, 11:50 AM
u welcome :D .. im downloading it now ;)
28th September 2006, 12:43 PM
FlightGear is very good... but also check out www.x-plane.com
X-plane is more realistic and has better graphics. It is NOT free, however.
28th September 2006, 01:16 PM
highly second pilotjlr's recomendation. Do yourself a favor and download the FREE X-Plane demo. You get 6 minutes of stick time in a limited san francisco (I believe) area but you can play as many times as you wish. I bought the full monty global scenery for $70 and it was worth every penny. The best part about X-Plane is the configurability and the options for not only creating your own aircraft but scenery too. It is not as "polished" looking as MSFS, but it is THE MOST realistic flight characteristics of ANY sim and is a world unto itself. Also go to http://x-plane.org/ and be sure to check out their forum. One word of warning though, X-plane 8.5 rc1 is out. Stay away for now. Just be sure to get the 8.4 version. 8.5 is going to be the cat's meow, but it has a lot of problems at this point. Upgrades through the 8 versions will always be free downloads so you can get it later.
edit: Here is a screenshot of some of the fun you can have. Something you thought you'd never see, the Hughes HK1 Spruce Goose with the piston engines removed and 8 1,000,000 pound thrust rockets attached in their place. As it was just screwing around and a work in progress the plane isnt painted and has no physical motors, just thrust points, but it can boogie! I can hit outerspace in seconds and it is fairly stable in level flight and can cross the Florida penisula in the blink of an eye. For some more realistic screenshots of X-Plane see the thread in this section or just visit the X-Plane forum. They have a whole screenshot thread there.
30th September 2006, 01:56 AM
Yeah, the Editor apps in XPlane are pretty awesome! A lot like what you did, I upped the thrust on the F-22 to a few hundred thousand pounds, so it can now get up to about 300,000 feet. The engines themselves run out of air and shutdown around 90,000 feet... but by that time, you can get fast enough to keep truckin.
Here are some recent screeshots:
30th September 2006, 02:34 AM
The phantom rocks, I have that one too. I have been spending all my time between building my own private airstrip and building a JN-4 Jenny from scratch. I use 97fl Love Field. The real thing is just over a mile from my house. I paved the runway, flattened the terrain which was a real chore digging into the .dsf file, and built my own custom hanger. I have a ton of static aircreaft and other .obj items. The Jenny is coming along nicely. It is flyable but I need some serious work on the tail feathers and wingtips. I also need to create a custom 3D cockpit .obj. I am teaching myself blender as I am going along. It is late now, but I will edit this tomorrow (if I have time) to show some screenshots.
edit: The first shot is my Jenny that is under construction in front of my hanger at 97fl. Notice the unfinished, square empennage. It flies, but is a handful. The second shot is on taxiway left in front of the outdoor airplane park. I then hopped into my RV7 for a couple flyby shots. This is all under construction and I have many plans.
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