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Connect XACARS with FG?

Postby bbuske » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:28 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if there is some kind of way to get XACARS communicate with FlightGear. It is used by a VA I am flying for and it would be awesome to get it work. This would allow me to shelf X-Plane for good...
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Re: Connect XACARS with FG?

Postby zacarias » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:36 am

Yes, that would be great.

There are two things that keep me from preferring FG to X-plane:
- lack of airports (there are some very good ones, but also many important ones which are lacking)
- the lack of good virtual airlines and connections to VATSIM
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Re: Connect XACARS with FG?

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:03 pm

what would be great?

you realize that this topic has been dead for at least a year, right?
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Connect XACARS with FG?

Postby bbuske » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:10 pm

zacarias wrote in Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:36 am:Yes, that would be great.

There are two things that keep me from preferring FG to X-plane:
- lack of airports (there are some very good ones, but also many important ones which are lacking)
- the lack of good virtual airlines and connections to VATSIM


The new FlightGear Version has an integrated bridge to connect to Swift. With Swift then you can connect to VATSIM.

Personally I don't like swift very much as it is quite complicated in some aspects and I have grown fond of the ease of xsb, but it works and it is an option. So that VATSIM part can be solved. The other issue with the airports however does not have an easy fix sadly.

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