X-Plane and linux



I’ve mentioned X-Plane before – it’s a flight simulator that strives to be as accurate flight modeling -wise as possible. Realism is one of their goals and it’s also unique in that it’s available for Mac/Windows and Linux (version 8 that is). (There is flightgear also, but X-Plane has still felt like better competition for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator line.) Anyway… Version 8 had linux support. Version 9 has beta’s out now for Windows and Mac, but there are rumors in the forums that version 9 may not see linux support. (Apparently the person in charge of the linux port has been hired by Google and was working on the linux port in his free time gratis…) I hope we’ll see a version 9 of X-Plane for linux. I wish I could lend help, but bash scripting is pretty much the zenith of my coding skills. (BTW – version 9 LOOKS nice from the screenshots I’ve seen. Here come a few more x-plane related thoughts….


X-Plane supports some cool plugins like this flight verification plugin that can generate a file readable by google earth for post flight analysis.

Here’s a manual for flying helicopters in x-plane

xplanefreeware.net Forums are one good resource for info and downloads for x-plane.


x-plane.org
is another great resource (the main community following of x-plane seems to gather here.) Their forums especially are useful.)

And of course, the main site for X-Plane.

Oh, and The Xplane scenery blog is a good spot to watch for inside development info.

A refresher on nav-aids and instrument landings can be found here.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Sleuthkit - windows and linux file recovery http://www.sleuthkit.org/ Sluethkit... is a collection of tools for forensic analysis of a system. Usually it's something that would be done when you've had a suspected rootkit on the system and you boot to another operating system with sluethkit installed (maybe livecd/etc.) and want to try to analyze and hunt for......
  • Internet Explorer 7 on linux Haven't had the chance to try this one firsthand yet, although I've been watching for this. You may be familiar with ies4linux which is a script that uses wine to download/install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a linux install. (But why oh why would you do this?) For many......
  • Flightgear multi platform open source flight simulator revisited Ok - I was thinking I might have been a bit too dismissive of flightgear. So, I took a second look (and a third and fourth.) In fact, I found a source rpm of the 0.99 version and rebuilt it for Mandriva 2006 and installed. And went in search of......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Outlining The Main Contrasts Between UK And US Web Hosting Website marketing is the current trend of modern business. It seeks to exploit online resources to reach out to the public. Websites are used to educate and relay specific information to internet surfers. The process of developing sites is a long one and requires a lot of planning and expertise.......
  • Free Alternative to Good Old Games Kotaku posted a story yesterday about the launch of Good Old Games.  There's no doubt that I love classic gaming, be it playing NES games on my Wii or old PC games.  If the price is right, Good Old Games could definitely make some money serving a niche market.  However,......
  • And That is How a Conference is Rocked! Yesterday I mentioned briefly that I went to the first Finnacial Blogger Conference. I only mentioned a few points because my head simply couldn't organize things. Here are 10 things that I took away from the conference: Write for Readers - This was the big message that J.D. Roth from......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site