Flight Gear a bit more than a game.
Posted Sep 25, 2004 4:03 UTC (Sat) by port0
Parent article: The State of Linux Gaming
It is a flight simulation. Although Flight Gear has some similarities to some games, complex
3D graphics, stereo sound, it is not a game in the sense that you play to win (or lose),
though it can be a fun way to try out the Write Flyer or the Space Shuttle. There is a lot
more to this than just a few fancy graphics. Go to their project page [http://
www.flightgear.org/Projects/] to see how it is being used in research projects at
universities, or for example, carrier takeoff/landing simulation by the Indian government;
others are using it to build personal simulators. There is some cool stuff going on with this.
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