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How To Install FlightGear- Flight Simulator App In Linux


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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:42 PM

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Flightgear is a flight simulator application which is open source and available for linux too. It is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute.

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"FlightGear is a free flight simulator project. It is being developed through the gracious contributions of source code and spare time by many talented people from around the globe. Among the many goals of this project are the quest to minimize short cuts and “do things right”, the quest to learn and advance knowledge, and the quest to have better toys to play with.

The idea for Flight Gear was born out of a dissatisfaction with current commercial PC flight simulators. A big problem with these simulators is their proprietariness and lack of extensibility. There are so many people across the world with great ideas for enhancing the currently available simulators who have the ability to write code, and who have a desire to learn and contribute. Many people involved in education and research could use a spiffy flight simulator framework on which to build their own projects; however, commercial simulators do not lend themselves to modification and enhancement. The Flight Gear project is striving to fill these gaps.

There is a wide range of people interested and participating in this project. This is truly a global effort with contributors from just about every continent. Interests range from building a realistic home simulator out old airplane parts, to university research and instructional use, to simply having a viable alternative to commercial PC simulators.

Flight Gear and its source code have intentionally been kept open, available, and free. In doing so, we are able to take advantage of the efforts of tremendously talented people from around the world. Contrast this with the traditional approach of commercial software vendors, who are limited by the collective ability of the people they can hire and pay. Our approach brings its own unique challenges and difficulties, but we are confident (and other similarly structured projects have demonstrated) that in the long run, we can outclass the commercial “competition.”


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You can fly around 400 aircraft from various airports around the world in flightgear. At the time of this article writing,  FlightGear 2017.3.1 is available for download.
http://omgfoss.com/i...imulator-linux/

Also, available in the Archlinux AUR too.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:06 PM

I haven't tried it for years but it showed a lot of promise and was quite good back then. You do have to actually fly the plane just like a real one including start engine, release brakes, set flaps, taxi ie. it's not an arcade game.
It's in Debian repositories also including V.2017.3.1 in sid.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:23 PM

The best way to do this is how I did it for my brother... dual boot Lin - Win. You'll get greater graphics response from your hardware in Win than you will using any virtual hardware in Lin to fake Win.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 13 April 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

The best way to do this is how I did it for my brother... dual boot Lin - Win. You'll get greater graphics response from your hardware in Win than you will using any virtual hardware in Lin to fake Win.

Why would you do that when this is a native linux game????
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

Ah... Oh... Nevermind. ;)

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:13 PM

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Ah... Oh... Nevermind. ;)

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

Flight simulators have been around for quite some time, here are a couple of adverts I found from 1983 :228823:

https://archive.org/...e/n307/mode/2up

https://archive.org/...e/n283/mode/2up

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Ha found another flight simulator advert in that magazine, by gum they were popular over there in the USA. Guess you folks had more private planes than we did here in the UK.

https://archive.org/...e/n541/mode/2up

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Edited by abarbarian, 15 April 2018 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:46 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 15 April 2018 - 10:55 AM, said:

Flight simulators have been around for quite some time, here are a couple of adverts I found from 1983 :228823:

https://archive.org/...e/n307/mode/2up
"realistic graphics" :o :D
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:53 AM

View Postsunrat, on 15 April 2018 - 09:46 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 15 April 2018 - 10:55 AM, said:

Flight simulators have been around for quite some time, here are a couple of adverts I found from 1983 :228823:

https://archive.org/...e/n307/mode/2up
"realistic graphics" :o :D

With moving scenery, :Laughing:



I stumbled across this fascinating link whilst looking for the video above.

http://mujweb.cz/hav...toryenglish.htm

It is a web site dedicated to Microsoft Flight Simulator and is well worth a looksee. :breakfast:
It was in 2003 when, being a great simulator flying buff and an owner of a reasonably large collection of flight simulators, like legendary DID's Retaliator, Spectrum HoloByte's Falcon 3.0 and many more, I became seriously interested in the history of the flight simulation legend – Microsoft Flight Simulator. I decided to cover the development of all of its versions ever released. At that time, however, I did not have the foggiest idea how difficult this task would turn out to be. Microsoft Flight Simulator is not only one of the oldest computer flight simulator, but its whole family is the largest in the world. This website actually IS NOT dedicated to history of flying, IS NOT dedicated to generally all flight simulation programs, like above mentioned. This website IS dedicated to the detailed description of the Microsoft Flight Simulator history. This in fact means, that it includes subLOGIC Flight Simulator and few relate add-ons as well. In my opinion, it is necessary to save the information for history. My website started in 2005 and I hope that it will be the most accurate and valuable source of information for you.

It was in 2003 when, being a great simulator flying buff and an owner of a reasonably large collection of flight simulators, like legendary DID's Retaliator, Spectrum HoloByte's Falcon 3.0 and many more, I became seriously interested in the history of the flight simulation legend – Microsoft Flight Simulator. I decided to cover the development of all of its versions ever released. At that time, however, I did not have the foggiest idea how difficult this task would turn out to be. Microsoft Flight Simulator is not only one of the oldest computer flight simulator, but its whole family is the largest in the world. This website actually IS NOT dedicated to history of flying, IS NOT dedicated to generally all flight simulation programs, like above mentioned. This website IS dedicated to the detailed description of the Microsoft Flight Simulator history. This in fact means, that it includes subLOGIC Flight Simulator and few relate add-ons as well. In my opinion, it is necessary to save the information for history. My website started in 2005 and I hope that it will be the most accurate and valuable source of inform

Edited by abarbarian, 16 April 2018 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:39 AM

http://forums.scotsn...showtopic=95774

If you look at the above link you could follow a breadcrumb trail that would lead you to here,

https://github.com/m...copilot/#readme



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flight-gear-copilot

Copilot for FlightGear
Description

This skill acts as an copilot for flight gear that assists you by following your voice commands.
This skill is still under active development.
Requirements

FlightGear version 2018.1 or above.
FlightGear is started with the --allow-nasal-from-sockets command line option.
FlightGear needs to be started with telnet (port 8081 is used as default in the settings) --telnet=8081.
Examples

Normal use
  • "flaps 3"
  • "gear down"
  • "landing checklist"

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:59 AM

That's pretty neat
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 19 April 2018 - 05:59 AM, said:

That's pretty neat

If you play the game and can do some simple scripting it sounds like a great addition to game play. :breakfast:
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