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FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby gral » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:21 am

Hi all

I start here a new topic about FGX FlightGear launcher for OSX 10.6/intel. It is more stable now and you can get it here (download link). For the next versions I will post updaters, so probably you will have to download the standard program and files (500 MB!) only once. There is no documentation yet, I need help (see below!).

First let me say that FGX contains a fully working snapshot of FightGear 2.2.0. BUT IT IS A SNAPSHOT - not a release, so you are going to use a PREVIEW which might contain more than one issue/bug. New and stable version of FligthGear 2.2.0 will be released one day, FGX will update built-in FlightGear with the official release then.

Second, when you download FGX and try to use it - remember there is no documentation yet. Some basic knowledge of FlightGear and what you are going to run on your computer is essential. When you check wiki.flightgear.org and the forum here you will find a lot of tipps for how to use FlightGear and add-ons.

Help needed
I still need some help to make a small documentation and how-to for FGX. This can be made online at the wiki or as .txt included in distribution? When you like to participate << everyone is welcome!

Next step for FGX:
--> making it available for OSX 10.5.8

Thanks, gral
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby Avionyx » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:52 pm

Great work Gral.

Really appreciated by us Mac users! if there's anything specific you need help with please just ask.

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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby gral » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:40 pm

Avionyx wrote in Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:52 pm: if there's anything specific you need help with please just ask.
Alex


Hi Alex

Thanks for your reply. Yes, there is something: I need someone who followed my tutorial how to install GIT version on OSX 10.5.8/intel (http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php/GI ... ear_on_OSX). When someone can perform such a installation on a 10.5.8/intel machine and after that send me some parts, I can release a 10.5.8 version of FGX immediately. Someone with such a installation only needs to send me a PM or leave a message here, I try to do the rest :wink:

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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby someguy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 am

I've found only one little problem with FGX pre4: the checkbox for fullscreen is not remembered across launches. I've not tested fgcom yet. Everything else seems perfect.

I wish I'd saved all the airports from pre3. Now I have to download them all over again. :P
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby gral » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:02 pm

someguy wrote in Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 am:the checkbox for fullscreen is not remembered across launches.


I added this to the buglist, I forgot to write this setting to preferences.

someguy wrote in Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 am: I've not tested fgcom yet.


I already tested it on various machines and this one should also work for 10.5.8 (just to remember you can download an easy installer for OSX 10.5.8/10.6.6 intel-based FGcom here).

someguy wrote in Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 am:I wish I'd saved all the airports from pre3. Now I have to download them all over again. :P


Aarghhhh, sorry for this one, but the old version had some wrong paths. But I promise it is not necessary for the next 10 or 15 updates 8)

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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:59 pm

Hey, thanx for this, I have to get used to the new interface :P I hope it works better than 2.0. Can i istall stuff like bombable and other 2.0( or older) files?

It is really nice this versio. I especially like the new Huey. But theres something wrong with the static planes on KSFO:
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby Liam » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:30 pm

Hi Gral, enjoying using the client alongside the GIT fgdata.. However I have problems with terrasync, I enter the following into the command line options in fgx:
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--atlas=socket,out,1,localhost,5505,udp


and i get this error in terminal when fg starts:
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Error writing to socket: 5505
Error writing data.


is this because fgx or fgdata do not have terrasync in them? or is the port wrong or something.. or is it a case of not properly defining where to save the scenery tiles?

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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby gral » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:25 pm

Hi Liam

There is a checkbox where you enable/disable Terrasync in the launcher, you might get this error because the port is already in use by terrasync (because you don’t have to define atlas socket out, this is already defined by default when terrasync is enabled). May I ask you why you want to make your own definitions in the command line, are you having problems with custom scenery/terrasyncing with the launcher ?

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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby someguy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:04 am

Liam, Terrasync wasn't working for me, either, showing the same error message you got. Then I checked "Use custom scenery" on the Location page, and it seems to work now..
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby Liam » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:20 pm

Ah thanks it works if I check the custom scenery as well.

Cheers again, brilliant app :D
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Sun May 01, 2011 4:50 pm

Is there a way we can install our downloaded scenery instead of using terrasync or install every single airport maunually?

Because when placing models with the ufo, we can't save our placed models.
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby radi » Sun May 01, 2011 9:51 pm

We *can* save models placed with the UFO, check the wiki, or have a look at fgopt (very beta, though, and looking for testers).
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Mon May 02, 2011 5:22 am

I'll have a look
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Mon May 02, 2011 5:30 am

Can you provide me a link? Can't find it
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Re: FGX: FlightGear 2.2.0 preview for OSX 10.6

Postby Gijs » Mon May 02, 2011 10:30 am

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