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X-Plane Flight Sim in Ubuntu 10.04 64bit

Jun 02, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"After installing Ubuntu 10.04, I realized that I was going to really miss my flying games. In an attempt to passify myself I downloaded and installed FlightGear, which is entirely free and I must admit it is pretty incredible. However, FlightGear for Linux has one huge flaw that bugs me every time I play it. You can not switch Aircraft or Scenery without restarting the game. Also, it is not intuative as scenery and plane must be chosen at the command line. To get around this, I started using FGO! a Python based FlightGear launcher. Eventually, I decided that I didn't really like the scenery in FlightGear, and so in an attempt to get something closer to Microsoft Flight Sim-X on Linux, I decided to attempt just that. I first attempted installing FSX and all its dependencies in Wine, this did not work so well. Then I attempted to install it in a Windows XP Virtual Box, and I did manage to get it working. However, the graphics all displayed in about 4 shades of black and white. Upon trying to adjust the graphic settings, my Sun Virtual Box would abort and I'd be left frustrated once again."

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