FlightGear Mac OS X / News: Recent posts

FlightGear 1.0.0-r151-launcher update package is released

I've released the latest GUI launcher for FlightGear Mac OS X 1.0.0. it's available from either http://macflightgear.sourceforge.net/home/downloads/
or
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=126825&package_id=138873

What I like the most in this release is that you can search all the airports and installed aircraft using GUI launcher. Aircraft search can let you find yasim aircraft only, or beta versions only by typing such keyword to the search box. You can also open Positions or Aircraft tab by clicking the gear buttons at the right end of airport/aircraft text field on the top pane of GUI launcher.... read more

Posted by Tat 2008-01-10

FlightGear 1.0.0-r150 has been released (Dec-28-2007)

I've released the FlightGear Mac OS X 1.0.0-r150. This release fixes the problem in installing additional aircraft/scenery data. It is recommended for all users to update 1.0.0 (r149) to 1.0.0-r150. You can check your revision number by clicking "About FlightGear Mac OS X" from the menu bar of the GUI launcher.

If you don't want to download entire FlightGear package, you can also get a single fixed file and copy it to FlightGear folder yourself. see detail instruction at:
http://macflightgear.sourceforge.net/home/documents/troubleshooting#gui_launcher_crashes_when_press_install_add_on_data... read more

Posted by Tat 2008-01-10

FlightGear 1.0.0 has been released (Dec-19-2007)

We are very proud and excited to release FlightGear 1.0.0 for Mac OS X. This release of FlightGear gives more "comfortable" flight to every single Intel Mac user as well as PowerPC user. Now it runs on both Mac OS 10.4(Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard). FlightGear 1.0.0 for Mac OS X comes with the fancy GUI launcher that eases your flight. You can change aircraft, airport, and options as you like. The launcher also makes it possible to fly with your wing mates. Enabling multi-player mode pops up a fancy on-line map so you can find your new wing mates. Thanks to the easy installer in the launcher, you can add new aircraft and scenery data in a few second - no need to find the data folder any more.... read more

Posted by Tat 2008-01-10

FlightGear Mac OS X 0.9.10 has been released.

The news page is moved to our website.
Please visit the following page:
http://macflightgear.sourceforge.net/page/1/

Posted by Tat 2006-12-15

FlightGear 0.9.10 universal binary pre-release 2

FlightGear v0.9.10 for Mac OS X becomes 0.9.10-pre2, featuring a new thumbnail displaying launcher written in RubyCocoa. You can select cool aircrafts by seeing their thumbnails.
Three major bugs in the last pre-release are fixed.

The package is available at:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=126825&package_id=138873

Note that this is a pre-release of the universal binary package, which means I need your help to find the Intel Mac specific problems. If you find any problems specific to this build, either write it to bug-tracking, or post a message to FlightGear-users mailing list.... read more

Posted by Tat 2006-11-25

FlightGear 0.9.10 universal binary pre-release

I'm pleased to release a universal binary package of FlightGear v0.9.10 for Mac OS X. After a long await, Intel Mac users can experience the "full speed" of FlightGear. The package is available at:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=126825
ftp://ftp.uni-duisburg.de/FlightGear/Devel/FlightGear-0.9.10-universal-pre1.dmg

Note that this is a pre-release of the universal binary package, which means I need your help to find the Intel Mac specific problems. If you find any problems specific to this build, either write it to bug-tracking, or post a message to FlightGear-users mailing list.... read more

Posted by Tat 2006-11-17

FlightGear on OSX Mailing List

There is now a mailing list available for those who would rather use that method of receiving news and communication over a web forum.
The purpose of this mailing list is to keep those subscribed updated on where FlightGear on Mac OS X is going, and to communicate about it. To subscribe visit http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/macflightgear-discuss

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-12-06

FlightGear 0.9.9 Released

The Mac OS X package for FlightGear 0.9.9 has now been released and is available now right here.
It's been almost a year since the first MacFlightGear release and a lot has changed. The main OSX flight starter has been rewritten for added stability, the core libraries have been ported to universal binary, there's an option to download new scenery in the background, and the ability to define other advanced options.... read more

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-11-21

Project Updates

Recently a patch has been released which will update your current 0.9.8 installations. The small update fixes a bug and includes some new features.
It allows you to quit without problems, there's a new real world time option, and perhaps the biggest new thing is an option to run TerraSync in the background. TerraSync downloads scenery for you as needed as you fly so it is ready next time you launch FlightGear.
You can also now disable fullscreen mode.... read more

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-02-28

FlightGear 0.9.8 Released

We have released FlightGear 0.9.8. For our Mac OS X package you can now choose your aircraft and airport using a nice and simple GUI.
The Help menu now works as well. Help opens in your web browser.

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-01-19

New Documentation and Resources

Two documents are now available. There is a guide for getting started quickly with FlightGear for Mac OS X and a tutorial for building FlightGear from source.

A list of resources has been added to the Mac FlightGear web site. There is a Help and Discussion forum, documents, RSS feeds, etc.
So enjoy!

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-01-08

FlightGear 0.9.8-pre2 Released

FlightGear 0.9.8 Preview 2 has been released. This should be the final preview release.

FlightGear now opens up into full screen mode by default and there is no longer a beeping sound during startup.

There are some remaining issues with keyboard commands.

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2005-01-04

FlightGear Package Updated

I have now updated the FlightGear 0.9.8-pre1 release to include OpenAL. By default it will now install OpenAL along with FlightGear.

If you already have OpenAL and do not wish to install it, you can choose to only install FlightGear.

So please download and test it out! A final 0.9.8 package will be out shortly after the official release.

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2004-12-26

Problem with FlightGear-0.9.8-pre1 package

You will need the OpenAL framework in order to run FlightGear. You can download an installer package from http://developer.creative.com/landing.asp?cat=1&sbcat=31&top=38

I will release an update soon that will include OpenAL with the FlightGear package.

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2004-12-26

FlightGear 0.9.8 Preview 1 Released

The first package from the FlightGear Mac OS X project is now available. This package is built from FlightGear 0.9.8-pre1 and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

It is an easy to install installer package. You can launch FlightGear with a simple double click. More advanced options are coming.

Posted by Arthur Wiebe 2004-12-24