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FlightGear

Flight gear is awesome... I remember playing the old versions on my cousin's computer by bringing the instaler in a pen drive, when I was away in vacations...
 
I was thinking of downloading FlightGear 2.4.0 and some scenery files that would cover the provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba in Canada.

Looking at the FGFS Scenery Downloads Graphical Interface it is really hard to see exactly what you are downloading; the map is too low a resolution. Is there a better way to figure out what scenery you are downloading?

Regards, Mike Mann
 

Heretic

Resource contributor
Looking at the FGFS Scenery Downloads Graphical Interface it is really hard to see exactly what you are downloading; the map is too low a resolution. Is there a better way to figure out what scenery you are downloading?
Activate Terrasync and start a flight in the region in question.


Didn't manage to get this to work properly (yet) though, but it could be a problem with the development version I'm using.
 
TerraSync requires an internet connection; my development computer has no internet connection! :(

Regards, Mike Mann
 
So I downloaded and installed FlightGear 2.4.0 and I took a stab at downloading what looked like the 10x10 degree chunk of scenery that covered Vancouver Island (guessed right too).

Many surprises, some positive and some negative, but all and all better than I thought it would be (but not as good as I hoped it would be). The flight dynamics of the amphib float version of the DHC-2 Beaver that came with FlightGear seemed to be pretty much on the money and I was very pleased to see that the water created about the same amount drag as it does in FSX and not the molasses that passes for water in FS2004! I actually preferred the flap control and reaction of the Beaver to flap extension and retraction in FlightGear over the default FSX Beaver or the Aerosoft Beaver X.

Too bad that Nvidia Inspector doesn't have a profile ready to select for FlightGear. On the other hand I was totally surprised that FlightGear recognized my Saitek Aviator and already had a built in profile that assigned functions to the various buttons and switches.

Now I just have to read the manual to see what I may have overlooked in my haste to get flying! :eek:

Regards, Mike Mann
 
Too bad that Nvidia Inspector doesn't have a profile ready to select for FlightGear.
FlightGear is an OpenGL based game.....it doesn't use DirectX, so I don't believe an NVIDIA profile would be possible. :( (OpenGL is used since it is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac systems. DirectX-based engines are not portable to other platforms)
 
The sound you just heard was me slapping my forehead! Of course it is OpenGL; I must have suffered a brain fart thinking I could just use Nvidia Inspector to alleviate the anti-aliasing problem. :eek:

Regards, Mike Mann
 

arno

Administrator
Staff member
FSDevConf team
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Hi,

I have now also added a forum to discuss FlightGear related development issues.
 
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