A while back I posted on games and nostalgia, and current Linux games that remind us of the past.
Watching Zeb on his truck simulator recently rekindled my desire to run some simulations myself, particularly flight simulation.
I fired-up Flightgear on Debian Stable and am very-much enjoying learning it, though a tutorial seems to be locking-currently, unless I’m missing something
Back in around 1994 when I built my first PC (initially running DOS 6 and Windows 3.11, later builds multi-booting Windows 95 with WindowsNT, Windows 2000, Slackware then RedHat, which later became Fedora) Microsoft Flight Simulator thrilled me specifically for it’s global data and scenery, which was very primitive at the time, but still allowed me to do a real-time flight from London to Paris, for example!
I would be interested to hear from fans of flight simulators, especially of Flightgear and any recommended scenery to view while running the simulator, as “the whole world” is quite a huge download.
Coincidentally, the same day, I believe, a story broke about Microsoft planning to revive their flight simulator using global data from Bing. Competition is also a good thing!