Friday, November 26, 2010

ProFlightSimulator is NOT Flightgear!

Pro Flight Simulator is NOT Flightgear

I've sent an email to Dan Freeman of to inquire:

"Dan, ProFlightSimulator seems to be based on Flightgear. Could you explain why you're charging for this?"


ProFlightSimulator is an open source stand alone Flight Simulator.

As always disclosed this is a split / branch from the FlightGear community and has been set up for a very specific reason.
It's different from FG due to the many major changes to the game.

Here are some of the changes:
  • A plug and play system that works without the hassles of advanced customization

    Makes it easy to start playing the game without having the need to perform complex technical installation.

  • We offer a one stop launch system and makes it easy to add aircraft + scenery.

    No more fiddling with files and not knowing where to copy them. Its a one-click installation process.

  • The complete start up of the game was rewritten to help new users with this issue.
  • There is better hardware and add-on software interfacing capabilities. (Eg: Joystick support)
  • We've incorporated more photo realistic sceneryNew updates are added monthly.

  • Reduce the lag effect in flying
  • New aircraft models are added on a regular basis.
    (FG does not provide new updates very regularly)

  • VATSim network integration! Fly with other pilots on aviation networks. (should be ready in 4 months time)
To be compliant, we've released the game until the GNU/GPL license. All images are attributed and licensed according to their respective licenses. 

There're also planned works to include a few major improvements in the next few months namely:

- Improving joystick interface (one-click configuration with all major flight control hardware)

- Intergrating VATSIM and other network support.

- Constant development of new aircrafts and new sceneries.

It would be much much different from what FlightGear was.

We have a team of paid developers who are working full time to add new code and new ideas to fully develop this

As such, the cost you'll be paying will go into the development of this game. There will be new changes and updates every month.

This is a separate branch of FlightGear and it may be based on it but it is definitely NOT similar in the
aspects mentioned above.

To say it is simply FlightGear would be inaccurate and illegal.

I hope that explains our position

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Real Life Experience Flight Simulator Games

The airplane flight simulator game takes us to the old days of gaming industry. But now a days, games like Asteroids and Pong are very popular among simulator gamers. Brilliant game developers are always working hard on flight simulator games that have provided a new definition to the games. Technically outdated in compared with the advanced games of today, these games laid the outline for today’s games. When these games were first programmed they were quite ahead of their time and these created the structure for the games of the future.

With the advancement of technology computer graphics also improved, therefore the developers of flight simulator games succeeded to actually represent the real detailing and appearance of both the exterior and interior of the several airplanes available and all the environments also. Some of the simulator games featured graphical environments to travel, while other helicopter flight simulator provided real world environments to travel. These features became possible due to advanced graphic technology and increase in the computer computing and memory power.

Increase in computer computing and memory power permitted the game developers to apply more realistic and complicated engines to the airplanes. This permitted the developers to better provide the facilities to control different kinds of aircraft engines and of course to showcase different kinds of aircraft engines is the main feature of an flight sim game .

With the popularity of these simulator games accessories required to play these games also became very popular. Joysticks are of course a good accessory for these simulator games but video game console style controllers of PC became more popular and it is the duty of the makers of simulator games to manufacture these kinds of controls for newest simulator games.

Pedals are newest innovation that could be utilized with both racing and flight simulator games. Yokes are the accessories that are only utilized with aircraft simulator games. Yokes normally feature dashboards along with different kinds of displays and a steering wheel that resembles original aircraft steering wheel and few levers. With the advancement of internet, simulator game developers online games and the facility for the players to download new regions and aircrafts through patches. Online games have opened a new area for flight simulator gamers and will continue to provide new and innovative ideas and features as internet gets more and more better with faster connection and improved bandwidth.

The genre of computer flight simulator game is growing fast and combat flight simulator that does not require realistic environments and they are very enjoyable. But for true real life experience computer is the best mode because of its high quality graphics.