FG on OS X.6 does not launch

  • BhamSoxFan

    The download page says FG works with 10.6, but mine doesn't even launch.  The icon just bounces in the dock and then shows "Application not Responding".  This is from Console…

    2/12/10 11:50:45 PM FlightGear *** __NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x60fea0 of class NSThread autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    2/12/10 11:50:45 PM FlightGear RBCocoaInstallRubyThreadSchedulerHooks: couldn't find autoreleasePool ivar
    2/12/10 11:50:46 PM .net.sourceforge.macflightgear /Applications/FlightGear.app/Contents/Resources/FlightGearWindow.rb:21: ns_overrides is no longer necessary, should not be called anymore and will be removed in a next release. Please update your code to not use it.


  • zloba_org

    Same problem here - FG 2.0.0 fails to start on Mac OS X 10.6.

    FG 1.9.1 kinda works, but it has a list of issues, so I was hoping there have been some fixes:
    - some keys just don't work - e.g. keypad (there was simply no way to move the rudder left once it's moved right - had to tweak keyboard.xml - kinda worked, by remapping to letter keys).
    - that's because the Num Lock mode apparently has been completely removed from Mac OS X, at least 10.6 - couldn't find a way to enable Num Lock, after a lot of googling..
    - sound became flaky, then disappeared completely
    - Atlas map application, when it downloads data, pops up windows that steal focus from the main FG window and disrupt control, which can lead to a downward spiral if it happens at just the wrong moment.. which happened several times.
    - the whole thing crashed just when I was approaching the destination.. not the plane, but the program..

    But on the positive side, it exists, and I was able to get this thing to fly, which is awesome!

  • zloba_org

    p.s. tried out the FlightGear-git-20100821.dmg snapshot - it appears to work better:
    - it runs, which is an important advantage
    - "move rudder left" with keypad 0 is fixed
    - there seem to be some interface improvements.

    Will be trying it out.

  • Lutz

    I use FlightGear with Mac OS X 10.6.3 and 10.6.4 a long time, without any problems.
    If I call fgfs -version, from the terminal, I get FlightGear and SimGear Version 2.0.0 and PLIB Version 185 and the fgfs Date is 12 Mar 2010. This is from the DMG File released in 18 Mar 2010.
    But I install the FlightGear Application in my User Application folder because FlightGear save some files into the Application Folder and I have no Write Access to the System Application Folder in general.
    Bye, Lutz