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    Arrow Any good "flying" games

    My son just re-found my old Microsoft joystick which I used to play an old "X-Wing vs Tie Fighter" flight simulator game. It was on a Windows 98 box before.

    I was wondering, what are some good simulator-type games (space, aeronautical, etc.) available for Ubuntu Linux?

    I don't have a great graphics card, or a lot of Ram (yet) so something low-powered would be fine.

    I'm not sure how well "X-Wing vs Tie Fighter" would work in Linux, under Wine or as part of a VM, but since it is pretty low-end and ran on a system even weaker than my current one (which is weaker than the one I'm about to move to) I am kinda hopeful but would rather a "native" game.
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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    You could try with oolite. It's more like Elite.
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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    This is the best one there is for Ubuntu: http://www.flightgear.org/
    You should be able to run it, it doesn't need a good PC.

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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    Both sound interesting.

    Are either in the repositories or do I have to download myself? If so, I hope they have .deb files.
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    Wink Re: Any good "flying" games

    My son has an awesome flying game, but it is on PS3.

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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    gl-117 is pretty fun. You can find it in the repos.

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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    I am tempted at writing a little "flying game". I just need some motivation. I basically have an airplane ready. I was thinking about writing a really small game with only the executable and no external media. Sound would be generated on the fly with ALSA. A lot of shading effects. Like a small game demo.
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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    theres a space flight game called vendetta online
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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    The FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project is a very good open source space combat simulator with lots of single-player mods. I don't think it's in the repositories, but they have an install script that automatically downloads and installs everything.

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    Re: Any good "flying" games

    Hmmm, if I remember correctly, the old star wars space combat games are dos based... that would mean that they "should" run under dosbox. If thats the case, you "might" have more luck playing them on linux than you do windows.

    Wine tends to run older games rather well, I would imagine that xwing vs tie figher would be playable in linux either dosbox or wine....if thats the case, check out wine, and Good old Games, I would imagine they have some of the old star wars games, and wing commander series games which may work.

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