So when asking for help, here are some guidelines as to what to include in your request:
- 1. What are you trying to do?
2. What do you expect to happen?
3. What happens instead?
4. Where have you looked for solutions?
5. What have you already done to try and overcome the problem?
6. The version of the software you're trying to use (did you compile it or download an executable?)
7. The operating system you're using (Windows version, Linux distribution, etc)
8. Hardware specifics (processor, RAM, etc.)
9. Your video card specifics
- 1. The more detail you give, the more likely it is that someone will be able to help you.
2. The more you have tried to help yourself, the more likely it is that someone will be willing to spend time helping you.
3. Try your best to post in English even if your English is not that good. You'll have a much better chance of getting a response that way.
4. Yes, computers can be frustrating. Do not take your frustrations out on other FlightGear enthusiasts.
Your first port of call should be The Flightgear Manual (aka The Getting Started Guide). This should be part of your distribution. The latest version can be found here: http://www.flightgear.org/Docs/getstart/getstart.html
This includes tutorials on how to fly for beginners, and lots of information on what keys to press, how to install aircraft, scenery etc. Please ensure you are using the correct version of the manual for your software version. Using the 0.9.10 manual for a 0.9.8 system may lead you astray!
Secondly, there is a wiki here: http://wiki.flightgear.org/flightgear_wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Further documentation can be found here: http://www.flightgear.org/docs.html
Some questions are asked repeatedly on the forums. Please search before posting. The most common questions/answers are repeated here to save time:
Q: Why does the aircraft turn left on take-off ?