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GL-117 is an action flight simulator for Mac OS X and Linux/Unix. Enter the Eagle Squadron and succeed in several challenging missions leading though different landscapes. Five predefined levels of video quality and an amount of viewing ranges let you perfectly adjust the game to the performance of your system. Joystick, mouse, sound effects, music...

What's New

Version 1.3.1: Recompiled with SDL_mixer for improved sound and music. Made a pretty new package that includes the manual, installation instructions, and the required frameworks.

Requirements

  • Must have accelerated graphics. GeForce 4 or better recommended
  • Only tested on G4s with recent versions of OS X, but we (or you, the source is up there) can recompile it if that turns out to be a problem.
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    vortexfive Member IconComment-3
    vortexfive
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    Great game, best free flight-simulator!
    Congratulations

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    uhm,, two words..... it's free.....

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    does anyone know where to purchace an actual flight simulator game like the ones for windows???

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    An amusing dock bouncer. It does nothing but maybe thats because I unfortunately upgraded to Tiger.

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member Icon
    Anonymous
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    Haven't tried it under Tiger yet, but did you install the required Frameworks? Really should work.

    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    As far as I can see. No wait a minute thats right there are no screen shots available here or from sourceforge and the name of the company or developer is photosurrealism. Thats an oxymoron! Photo what? Hey! Dev you left out the screenshots or at least 1 screen shot. Marketing 101 advertise your product through a visual. And no, I did not try your product. I do not try things that I can not see visually first.

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    Version 1.3.2
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    Anonymous
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    The "Home Page" link from SourceForge is broken. If it pointed to the right page, you could see a bunch of screen shots. I don't maintain that, but I'll see about getting it fixed.

    I'll put one up here when I can get one from a decent graphics card. My main machine here only has a GeForce 2 and it doesn't look nearly as cool as it does on a newer machine.

    The game is small and free though, I suggest you give it a try anyway. :-)

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    Anonymous
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    fair enoough, I will.

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    Anonymous
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    Cool, as far as free flight sims go! but please fix the keyboard support!

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    Version 1.3.2
    daisyraven Member IconReview+0
    daisyraven
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    G4 Sawtooth 1.4 GHz gigadesigns,1.25 GB ram, ATI 8500. Good 3D flight Sim for Mac, considering its new. If you are looking for a fully realized flight sim this is not it. However using it in 10.3.8, it works fairly well. Logitech joystick was recognized, and operated normally. SDL package needed to operate, could be incorporated into App? Will sometimes not respond to quit command from keyboard, or the escape key. I've been sim flying since a-10 Attack, this is not up to even that level- but it could end up being even better, condidering it's 3D. I will be keeping up with this one.

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    Version 1.3.2
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    This was mostly a test to see how easy it would be to port something like this. There are a lot of games out there that we don't have on the Mac just because people haven't ported them, or because they split the Mac version off from the main one and it got neglected.

    My goal was to modify the program as minimally as possible so any changes made to the other versions would get updated on the Mac version too. I probably should have "Mac"ed up the application distribution more.

    The 1.3 version isn't being actively developed, and the actively developed version (2.x) doesn't seem to be working right yet. (At least not for me on Linux or OS X.) But when it does, we'll get the Mac version out for you.

    I wasn't really planning to update the release until then, but enough people have been confused that I'll probably put a dmg or something together with the manual and some more info and tips if it's going to stay at 1.3.2 much longer.

    I didn't really want to include the SDL Framework because you should upgrade it separately from this program if it gets updated. There are other programs that use it, so some folks may have it already installed too. I'll see what the SDL folks think we should do.

    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    Runs fine, but both the menu system and the in-game interface need work. Where's an altitude indicator? When I turn on the inverted mouse option, the direction indicator points as it does when inversion is off.

    Sound didn't work at all.

    Why does it require this separate download for SDL? Why not just package SDL within the app, or use a cross compiling lib that links to the OS's API instead.

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    Version 1.3.2
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    Anonymous
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    The in-game interface and game play are the same as the other platform versions- which isn't really up to snuff for a Mac program, but the point was to do a straight port to keep the Mac version from being left behind the others (as other games have been :-( ).

    We don't include the SDL Framework because you should get the newest version from the SDL site. There should be a README in the release to explain that dependency and give you a link to it. I'll do that next time. This version was mostly to see if Mac folks care about this sort of thing. Looks like we do!

    We use SDL instead of native calls to use the same exact source as the other versions of the game. If you go get the 1.3.2 source, it'll compile up on a straight UNIX machine or Xcode on Mac OS X without any changes at all. This will keep the game under active development whether the other developers have Macs or not (and they don't, mostly). The Mac version runs from an icon and is self-contained, which the other versions aren't, so it's somewhat Mac-ified as is.

    The 1.3 version is actually not being actively developed anymore. I'm trying to get the same Mac setup into the new version (2.x), which should make some of the game issues work better. The best way to keep games like this on the Mac is to make it easier for the (non-Mac) developers to maintain it along with the other versions.

    So, it's a compromise, but I think it's worth it to have more (and more free) games on the Mac, don't you?

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    Anonymous
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    Very good-looking flight sim. I'm surprised that it's freeware. It offers plenty of training and campaign missions with relative ease of use with mouse control.

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    Looks good, shame the keyboard option doesn't work properly. It won't respond to the arrow keys, nor will it let me re-assign them to other keys

    What would be nice is a combined key & mouse option.

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    Version 1.3.2
    Anonymous Member Icon
    Anonymous
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    From the options/game/controls/keyboard menu, you should be able to change the keys. Click on the one you want and then press the key.

    This info is stored in the "conf.interface" file in the ".gl-117" folder in your home directory. You can quit the game, and edit that file if you want. It'll be that way next time you run it.

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    Anonymous
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    The keys for the keyboard control, and the mouse buttons are greyed out and can't be changed. To be honest I can't be bothered to edit a text file either just to change a few keys

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    Details

    Downloads 12,086
    Version Downloads 6,929
    Type Games / Simulation
    License Free
    Date 22 Mar 2005
    Platform OS X / PPC 32
    Price Free