View Full Version : anyone running flightGear?

11-21-2005, 10:33 AM
I'd be interested to have some opinions before I D/L.


11-21-2005, 10:33 AM
I'd be interested to have some opinions before I D/L.


11-21-2005, 10:38 AM
Good stuff...I have been using it since a couple of years ago...make sure you have current charts and stuff, also make sure you have up to date OpenGL drivers for your video card.....the scenery is great above 5000 feet, and you can make trans oceanic flights, cool stuff. even the roads are quite accurate ( for VFR)...I tried it on some peruvian Airways I used to fly and the geography is dead on , ( from Lima to Arequipa following the Panamerican Highway...on target times and all the mountains were there)...

they have the whole world database .

11-21-2005, 12:55 PM
Thats got to be a joke right ?

11-21-2005, 01:05 PM
Why, what's funny?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KG26_Alpha:
Thats got to be a joke right ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

11-21-2005, 01:30 PM
Is this like .... Targetware meets CFS? Im not trying to crack a joke either... From what I saw the graphics arent all that.. but for someone who wanted to get into open sourced stuff it looks like it could be a good starting place.

11-21-2005, 03:22 PM
I have it and fly it from time to time. Great people make it, I respect them a lot.

However, if you want only to fly it, forget it. Too much hassle with OpenGL and sound drivers, too little gain.

But if you want to learn about how the FDM (flight data model) works, how the graphics engine works, and perhaps carefully experiment with some stuff yourself, then this is your ultimate DIY flightsim. Helps to understand how flightsims work and the challenges they face.

Still uncertain? Look at this month's user mailing list archive (http://mail.flightgear.org/pipermail/flightgear-users/2005-November/thread.html) and if you like the discussions then download and try (ask for help immediately, if something is not working), but if you get bored, just leave the subject.

11-21-2005, 04:25 PM
look at the pro's...its free, all the add ons are free, they support that sim, and its highly accurate for real time simulation and navigation aids ( even real time weather and such) ....the cons: if you dont like to tweak with your settings, go buy mikro$oft fligh sim 2004....ready canned and ready to swallow with a nice corporate spoon.

11-21-2005, 06:02 PM
I tried it and all I could get it to do is kick me back out to the launcher.

I am not in the mood to tweak at the moment so it will collect dust for a while.