FlightGear 3.4 Flight Simulator released

The FlightGear development team has just released FlightGear 3.4. FlightGear  is a free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include frame-rate improvements on some systems, reduced memory usage and enhancements to the built-in web server.

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FlightGear 3.4 changelog

Performance

  • Improved frame-rates on some systems from more efficient use of Uniforms
  • Reduced memory occupancy for scenery tiles
  • AI models are now rendered based on display size rather than range
  • AI/MP models may now define objects as being part of the interior, which will not be rendered at large distances

Usability

  • Built-in web server now includes a moving map, a screenshot grabber, and supports SVG-based panels
  • In-application launcher for Mac, based on Qt5

Graphics

  • Improved rendering of runway and other lights under ALS
  • Landing and spotlight support for ALS

Scenery

  • Improved materials XML format making customer material definition easier
  • Procedural rock material definition

JSBSim

  • Synchronization with latest JSBSim

Highlighted new and improved aircraft

  • Extra EA-500
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Cessna Citation II
  • F-14b

Other

  • Firewall exceptions are automatically added during setup on Windows systems
  • Aircraft moved to a SVN repository.

Bug fixes

Install FlightGear 3.4 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flightgear

Install additional aircraft

– Run following command to install additional aircraft

sudo apt-get install flightgear-data-aircrafts-aircraftname

– See below for list of different aircraft names. Replace aircraftname

aircraftname Aircraft
a10 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
a380 Airbus A380
b747-400 Boeing 747-400
b707 Boeing 707-420
dc3 Douglas DC-3
dr400-dauphin Robin DR400 Dauphin
ec130 Eurocopter EC130 B4
p51d P-51 Mustang
seafire Supermarine Seafire
spitfire Supermarine Spitfire
tu154b Tupolev Tu-154B
 
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