Re: Open source flight simulator, FlightGear - anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Malcolm, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Malcolm

    Malcolm Guest

    On Mon, 07 Apr 2008 23:20:34 +1200
    Nighthawk <> wrote:

    > Looking for an equvalent to Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
    >
    > There is FlightGear at http://www.flightgear.org/ which looks
    > interesting. Anyone tried it? The bootable CD version looks
    > interesting too but the torrent link seems to be broken. Scenery
    > download also times out.
    >
    > They are rather vague about hardware requirements. Would an
    > integrated Radeon X1250 with 128MB RAM and Athlon64 X2 2.5GHz 4800+ be
    > adequate?
    >
    >

    Hi
    It doesn't work too well with Xgl. What OS are you running, for SLED and
    openSUSE there are repositories for it..
    It runs fine on this machine (X2 4400 with Nvidia EN8600GTS), but have
    found the flight sim in Google Earth to be more fun..

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    Malcolm, Apr 7, 2008
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  2. Malcolm

    Malcolm Guest

    On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 16:56:05 +1200
    Nighthawk <> wrote:

    > On Mon, 7 Apr 2008 10:29:00 -0500, Malcolm
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >On Mon, 07 Apr 2008 23:20:34 +1200
    > >Nighthawk <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Looking for an equvalent to Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
    > >>
    > >> There is FlightGear at http://www.flightgear.org/ which looks
    > >> interesting. Anyone tried it? The bootable CD version looks
    > >> interesting too but the torrent link seems to be broken. Scenery
    > >> download also times out.
    > >>
    > >> They are rather vague about hardware requirements. Would an
    > >> integrated Radeon X1250 with 128MB RAM and Athlon64 X2 2.5GHz
    > >> 4800+ be adequate?
    > >>
    > >>

    > >Hi
    > >It doesn't work too well with Xgl. What OS are you running, for SLED
    > >and openSUSE there are repositories for it..
    > >It runs fine on this machine (X2 4400 with Nvidia EN8600GTS), but
    > >have found the flight sim in Google Earth to be more fun..

    >
    > I am not familiar with that. The PC it is going on doesn't have
    > Internet. Can it be installed and run without a connection, with just
    > what is installed?
    >

    Hi
    No it needs an internet connection to stream the data :(
    http://marco-za.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-earth-flight-simulator.html
    http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/flightsim/index.html

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    Malcolm, Apr 8, 2008
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