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Its work in progress - but still fantastic! Tell me what you think(by the way im doing this from my Linux box ;) )ThanksShelton.

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>Its work in progress - but still fantastic! >>Tell me what you think >>(by the way im doing this from my Linux box ;) ) >>Thanks >Shelton. Is this flightgear? I haven't tried it for ages.Ian

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That is a very good looking KSJC!I remember having seen this sat picture on the net. Great job!

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It looks promising and reminds me a lot of FU3. I checked the website and see FU3 style inner and outer terrain :-) The aircraft still need more polygons and some of the panels are quite basic. However, as a supported open-source sim being developed by enthusiasts worldwide this might evolve fast. Needless to say, we like the satellite terrain!best regards,Hans Petter

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I have just tried the latest version (0.8.0), and I'm impressed. The sim still lacks some important features (especially in the GUI), but they're doing a great job... the sim is improving with giant leaps. The last version I had tried before this was the 0.7.8, and there is a really huge difference... (even if the sim isn't based on satellite images, there is only some "experimental" tile AFAIK)...Cristian

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Yes this is flightgear. I am steadly moving to Linux so I am looking forward to this development and I am keeping an keen eye on the product! Looks very promising!CheersShelton.

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Its nice but you wouldn't want to fly away from the airport - the "outer terrain" seems to start within a few 100 meters of the end of the runway! And is the ground scenery 3D at all, or just a texture map? I like my ground scenery somewhat more vertical.

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Robert, it is true that Flightgear isn't a "satellite-based" scenery as FU3 is, but rather a "texture-based" as MSFS. The "satellite" area is tiny. The terrain has a decent mesh though, and good textures, and all the world is available. And, in the last version I tried (0.8.0), there is some sort of "autogen", I mean there are several 3D objects scattered around. If someone is intrested, I could take some screenshots of the "basic install" sim and post them here...Cristian

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Wow! What a scene. I wish all airports were like this in all the sims I currently have. Since the only time when we are flying at low altitudes is in the vicinity of an airport (at least in majority of the cases), I hope we can eventually have a sim with - satellite scenery for 5-10 miles radius near all major airports. - generic textures everywhere else.- major roads, rivers, lakes etc. (from terrascene like utility) overlaid on generic textures.I have great hopes for an opensource flight sim.

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Awww, this just looks too much fun! Gotta go an' 'ave a peek...:-kewlJon Point*************************(effyouthree@hotmail.com)*************************

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Well the satellite resolution is amazing - must be 1 pixel/sq m or better? its given me ideas. Are the colours right (I thought grass was green - it looks yellow/brown here like FU3 satellite scenery - so may be something to do with the satellite imaging. Or are they having a drought like Australia? Come to think of it, where is this airport anyway?

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