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A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby openflight » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:07 am

https://sites.google.com/site/openfligh ... ions-of-fg

Works in WINE. WINE is incredible, can't wait to backport version 3.4 aircraft! :lol:

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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby bugman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:56 am

Cool! What framerate did you see? With Virtualbox 5.0.2 + Windows 95b with 3D accel enabled and OpenGL installed, I only see 2-3 frames/sec. With wine 1.7.40, I only see Unhandled page fault on read access to.... Did you do something special to get it to run?

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Edit: Running wine-1.6.1 on a Mageia Linux system in Virtual box, FG 0.07 runs great, with a frame rate of 50-60 :)
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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby curt » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:48 am

I have a CD here with FlightGear 0.58 ... looks like it is setup to run off the cd without needing to be compiled/installed. When I try to run it on XP in a virtual machine under Linux, the splash screen comes up saying "Stand by for ... FlightGear" and I hear some initial audio, but now it is just sitting with the splashscreen and I don't see it doing anything. But I can move the window around, bring it forward, and back ... so it's alive and redrawing the splash screen. I'll let it sit for a while and see what happens. I also have no hardware acceleration on my windows virtual machine so it maybe interleaving it's startup work with drawing the splash screen and just moving really slowly.
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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby bugman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:57 pm

curt wrote in Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:48 am:I have a CD here with FlightGear 0.58


The first version of FlightGear I tried out was probably a few revisions earlier than that one. It either came with Redhat (in the range of 4.1 to 5.2), or the 6 CD set of SUSE from about the same time. I tried to set up some old Linux installs to play with these ancient FlightGear versions, but these early Linux distributions won't install in VirtualBox.

It does sound like a virtual machine OpenGL issue. Though if you have wine, there is a good chance it will work very well. That would be an interesting one to test out!

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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby bugman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:02 am

curt wrote in Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:48 am:I have a CD here with FlightGear 0.58 ...


I haven't found the original 0.58 announcement, but I did find this:


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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby psadro_gm » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:48 pm

from curt's 0.57 release wrote:The gpc license is unfortunately not compatible with
the GPL. I may look for an alternative library, or just require
that developers download this library separately.


And we just removed GPC from the terragear dependencies 2 years ago and replaced it with clipper, which is GPL :)
8.50 airport parser, textured roads and streams...
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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby japreja » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:29 pm

Found the old FlightGear website on the wayback machine.
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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby dg-505 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:38 pm

Wow! :shock:
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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby bugman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:45 pm

I have some better Wayback Machine backups linked in this thread:


There were 3 different URLs for this ancient website, and the others are better preserved in the Wayback Machine.

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Re: A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW FLIGHT SIMULATOR - home built!@

Postby Johan G » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:02 pm

I recall that the first thing I saw about FlightGear was an ecstatic post about finally having textured terrain supplemented with a screenshot of an airport on a mesa somewhere in the US. But then I saw it required OpenGL... *sigh* This must have been back in 1997 or 1998.

Next time I would stumble upon FlightGear was some ten years later, in 2010.
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