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    Phoronix: FlightGear 2.12 Is Flying

    The FlightGear open-source flight simulator has graduated to version 2.12 and with it comes many changes as it still sets out to try to compete with commercial flight simulators...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2Nzc

  • #2
    cool but the scenery needs work...

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    • #3
      Boring

      Boring. I know it is a flight simulator, not a game.
      But it has no cool airplanes.
      Only shitty private airplanes and passenger aircraft.
      No modern fighter jets like F-22: Raptor, F-35: Lightning II, Sukhoi Su-47, Sukhoi PAK FA, Mitsubishi ATD-X, etc.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Boring. I know it is a flight simulator, not a game.
        But it has no cool airplanes.
        Only shitty private airplanes and passenger aircraft.
        No modern fighter jets like F-22: Raptor, F-35: Lightning II, Sukhoi Su-47, Sukhoi PAK FA, Mitsubishi ATD-X, etc.
        Look at http://www.flightgear.org/download/aircraft-v2-12/
        Remember Flightgear is Free and Open Source, if you want to include those listed planes, make one using a 3D modeling software like Blender.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by finalzone View Post
          Look at http://www.flightgear.org/download/aircraft-v2-12/
          Remember Flightgear is Free and Open Source, if you want to include those listed planes, make one using a 3D modeling software like Blender.
          It's not just about a model.
          It's also inside cockpit and plane data such as speed, weight, wingspan, acceleration, and all that kind of stuff.

          The planes on that list only have few fighter planes, and they're mostly old places from the 60s.
          Also many of the planes are just "alpha" or "beta" so they're really shitty.

          No modern fighter jets, like fourth or fifth generation fighters, stealth fighters, multirole fighters, etc.
          Last edited by uid313; 09-24-2013, 03:29 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Boring. I know it is a flight simulator, not a game.
            But it has no cool airplanes.
            Only shitty private airplanes and passenger aircraft.
            No modern fighter jets like F-22: Raptor, F-35: Lightning II, Sukhoi Su-47, Sukhoi PAK FA, Mitsubishi ATD-X, etc.
            Only one of those is in service, one has not advanced past concept form, and one will never go past prototype. Looks like you are looking for a fantasy game, not a flight simulator.

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            • #7
              http://wiki.flightgear.org/Boeing_787-8_Dreamliner

              There are good planes like the above. But the scenery looks crazy ugly and even my GTX770 (I max out FSX) can't give me
              good FPS...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Serge View Post
                Only one of those is in service, one has not advanced past concept form, and one will never go past prototype. Looks like you are looking for a fantasy game, not a flight simulator.
                But it doesn't even have older fighter jets such as F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, or Sukhoi Su-37.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  But it doesn't even have older fighter jets such as F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, or Sukhoi Su-37.
                  It's more focused on simulation and less on gaming. When the focus is more on simulation than gaming, the value of simulating military aircraft as opposed to civilian aircraft diminishes. Furthermore, it is more difficult to simulate military aircraft, especially front line aircraft like the F-15, with the same accuracy and confidence due to how much of the aircraft remains classified. By the way, this is nitpicking now, but the Su-37 is another fantasy jet. A single prototype was built, and it had major control problems that were never resolved before Sukhoi ceased working on it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Serge View Post
                    It's more focused on simulation and less on gaming. When the focus is more on simulation than gaming, the value of simulating military aircraft as opposed to civilian aircraft diminishes. Furthermore, it is more difficult to simulate military aircraft, especially front line aircraft like the F-15, with the same accuracy and confidence due to how much of the aircraft remains classified. By the way, this is nitpicking now, but the Su-37 is another fantasy jet. A single prototype was built, and it had major control problems that were never resolved before Sukhoi ceased working on it.
                    I understand that it is more focused on simulation than gaming, but it would be much cooler to fly a simulation of something cool than fly a simulation of a piece-of-shit aircraft.

                    Not even a JAS 39 Gripen or a MiG-27.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      I understand that it is more focused on simulation than gaming, but it would be much cooler to fly a simulation of something cool than fly a simulation of a piece-of-shit aircraft.

                      Not even a JAS 39 Gripen or a MiG-27.
                      Hey, don't diss the Gripen! Especially the Swiss or NG version. If we consider that the effectiveness of a weapon system is the combination of that weapon system's potency with how often it can be brought to bear, we suddenly realize that the total cost of ownership of a weapon system is a key variable in measuring that weapon system's effectiveness. In that respect, it has been claimed that the Gripen NG is the most effective combat aircraft in the world. The reason for poor export sales is usually blamed on politics and business. The politics: Sweden, like the US, has a reputation for using supply contracts as a means of imposing its foreign policy on foreign buyers of their weapon systems, and this is highly undesirable to many potential buyers. The business: Sweden has not been able to offer the same kind of industrial offsets as France, the United States, Russia and other competitors to the Gripen, and both Brazil and India have placed great emphasis on industrial offsets in their current combat aircraft procurements.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                        I understand that it is more focused on simulation than gaming, but it would be much cooler to fly a simulation of something cool than fly a simulation of a piece-of-shit aircraft.

                        Not even a JAS 39 Gripen or a MiG-27.
                        A C-130 "Hercules" cargo plane, an Air Force workhorse since 1954, was flying over the Persian Gulf on a mission when a cocky pilot in an F-16 "Fighting Falcon" fighter flew up next to him.

                        F-16 Fighting FalconThe fighter jock got on the radio and told the C-130 pilot, "Watch this!" and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier.

                        The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that.

                        The C-130 pilot said, "That was impressive, but watch this!"

                        The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes, and then the C-130 pilot came back on the radio and said, "What did you think of that?"

                        Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, "I didn't see anything. What the hell did you do?"

                        C-130 HerculesThe C-130 pilot chuckled, "I stood up, stretched my legs, went to the back, took a leak, then got a cup of coffee and a sweet roll."
                        http://www.jumbojoke.com/hercules_vs_the_falcon.html

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