Aviation software for iMac

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  1. sultanoflondon macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I am a keen aviator and I was wondering whether there were any good aviation games for Mac, for example Air Traffic Control simulator or any good flight simulation software, not X-Plane, not animated or anything like that.

    It can be free or paid, on the Mac App Store, or anything else.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Alfinator macrumors newbie

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    You have the X-Plane 10 as you mentioned above, which you will have to pay for. But I really enjoyed playing another Flight Sim called "FlightGear".



    You should really check it out, not the top-notch graphics but they're still fine and it's really fun!:)
     
  3. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Alfinator

    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.

    Wow! That's brilliant! An open-source flight sim for Mac?! That's awesome, thanks so much Sir!

    I shall certainly try it out and post here about it!


    Thanks once again!
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    FlightGear is super. Open source and permanently free, with worldwide maps and all sorts of planes. Beware, the torrent files for the entire complete package is massive. It's around 20-30GB.

    There's also online multiplayer. Your call sign can be anything, but most people use tail codes such as G-BNLL or the infamous 9M-MRA. More creative ones use something like D-AFUQ (German registration) or a profanity hidden in the registration.
     
  5. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi there yjchua95!

    Can you quote any good online multiplayers?


    Thanks
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Flightgear. Works both offline and online too.
     
  7. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I too am gonna have a look at this. I tried world of warplanes,but i really wanted something I can play solo as well as online.

    Should run nice on the new iMac when it arrives.
     
  8. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay. Will check this out soon. Thanks.
     
  9. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    Flightgear was not very good, as it slowed down my iMac and completely terminated the internet connection.

    I'm not sure as to whether it was the program, or whether a virus got in when I was downloading FlightGear, but when I removed FlightGear, did a TimeMachine rollback to before the program was downloaded, everything was fine again?
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It didn't slow down mine. Mine's butter smooth.

    If it helps, I run it on an early-2011 MBP (2.3GHz quad i7, 16GB RAM, 1GB 6750M and 512GB SSD) and also a 27" iMac (3.5GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD and 4GB GTX780M).
     
  11. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, it didn't work on mine and I'm weary to try again, in case it damages the computer irreversibly.
     
  12. quagmire macrumors 603

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  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Because FG is free and open source and works fine on mine, at least, if not on others' Macs :D
     
  14. quagmire macrumors 603

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    X-Plane though has a better flight model, better more realistic planes, etc.
     
  15. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because my Mac has not got an optical drive and I would need one to run X-Plane. I don't want more peripherals sitting on my desk.
     
  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    You can make disk images of the install-DVDs, and the USB-key is available here
     
  17. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will have a look. Thanks for that.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are no OS X viruses in the wild. Did you download it from a reputable site?
     
  19. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded it from the FG site?
     

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