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MS Flight Sim grounded.

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Grafter
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Registered: ‎29-11-2008

MS Flight Sim grounded.

Seems like they won't be getting the wheels off the ground anytime soon.
Job cuts ground Flight Simulator
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7874937.stm
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

maybe they'll hand it over to open source, but then again, pigs might fly.
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

I thought it might have been because of the weather Cheesy

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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

I thought Al Qieda bought the rights to the software. Wasnt there an argument that they used it to practice 911 and people were saying stop making it for that reason?
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

there's always the flight simulator built into google earth to fall back on I suppose  Wink
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

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maybe they'll hand it over to open source, but then again, pigs might fly.

Maybe some of the laid-off devs will contribute to Flightgear.
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

Thanks for the link Waldo Smiley

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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

I take it Flightgear is Linux only?
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

Not according to the site.
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Ready to run versions of FlightGear are available for many different platforms:
Windows
Linux
Mac OS X
Solaris (sparc/x86)
sgi
FreeBSD

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Grafter
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

I looked at the support FAQs and it mentioned compiling so thought it was a roll your own linux job.
(I've given up on Linux for the time being)
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

I wonder if they're actually going to enlist an outside developer rather than in-house from now on.
I haven't actually been a great fan of MS Flight sims myself. I've always found them overpriced, too resource intensive and lacking in the realism department.
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

Never used MS Flight Sim but think I'll download Flightgear as its free.
Speak of flight combat sims, anyone remember Red Baron?
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

is that the one where you fly a single engine bi-plane?  if it is, it's the only one i could manage to fly and nearly land without crashing.
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

Nearly land?
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Re: MS Flight Sim grounded.

There's always the hidden one in Excel 97 to fall back on Grin