FlightGear

2017.3.1 06 Nov 2017

Open source flight simulator.

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Developer website: Curtis L. Olson

FlightGear is an Open Source, cross-platform, flight simulator. The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated flight-simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, for the development and pursuit of other interesting flight-simulation ideas, and as an end-user application.

The FlightGear base package includes only a few representative aircraft. Download more aircraft here.

What's New

Version 2017.3.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later.

Aircraft:
  • detailed Carrier USS Harry Truman and escort group, with many animated elements, using experimental wave motion
Property Tree:
  • C++ versions of props.nas setValues/setChildren() Improve performance of Nasal properties access by implementing the setValues/setChildren props.nas functions in C++ [1]
Nasal:
  • Multiple flight plans fixed and is now possible to be controlled from Nasal. See Nasal_Flightplan.
Startup:
  • Starting on carriers fixed
  • Simple API to add add ons to FlightGear without the need to mess around with FGData/Nasal or FGHome/Nasal directories.
Performance:
  • Enabling of display lists for random vegetation provides a massive performance boost for random vegetation.
Usability:
  • More than 1000 screenshots now allowed
Scenery:
  • New Mediterranean tree textures, new desert shrub textures
JSBSim:
  • Support for AI wake turbulence added. (a small code snippet needs to be added to the plane)
ALS:
  • Volumetric grass effect utilizing a geometry shader, based on work by Fernando Garcia Linan
  • Helicopter rotor wash effect for volumetric grass and water shaders
  • Consistent snow implementation for OSM roads and buildings
  • Directionally visible car lights for the OSM traffic shader
  • Realistic daytime-dependence of road traffic

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

Ratings

Overall
(6)
Current Version (2017.x)
(2)

Details

Downloads
55,991
Version Downloads
497
Type
Games / Simulation
License
Free
Date
06 Nov 2017
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X
Price
Free