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Author Topic: X-Plane, MX Simulator & Billiards 0.3? *update  (Read 1205 times)

prince

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X-Plane, MX Simulator & Billiards 0.3? *update
« on: February 04, 2010, 05:21:25 am »

I haven't tried these. They might be interesting.
X-Plane is an impressive looking flight model.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 01:24:37 pm by prince »
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stretchedthin

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Re: X-Plane and MX Simulator?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 01:21:21 am »

I've got to hand it to you, you find some interesting stuff.  I couldn't find anything on the licensing of these two items that made me feel confident that they can be distributed via the repo. 
Maybe what I can do is make a tutorial on how they can be run on Vector as there is a trick to both of them.
MX Simulator needs a dependency loaded called Electric-Fence, which is not in the repository
and
X-Plane needs a symbolic link created to libopenal.so.0
They both require a graphics card to run, such as Nvidia or Ati, but given that they should run well on Vectorlinux, they did on mine.
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prince

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Re: X-Plane and MX Simulator?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 03:39:00 pm »

Thank You.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 04:50:15 pm by prince »
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Re: X-Plane and MX Simulator?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 10:51:01 pm »

I've got to hand it to you, you find some interesting stuff.  I couldn't find anything on the licensing of these two items that made me feel confident that they can be distributed via the repo.  
Maybe what I can do is make a tutorial on how they can be run on Vector as there is a trick to both of them.
MX Simulator needs a dependency loaded called Electric-Fence, which is not in the repository
and
X-Plane needs a symbolic link created to libopenal.so.0
They both require a graphics card to run, such as Nvidia or Ati, but given that they should run well on Vectorlinux, they did on mine.

I apologize for the resurrection of an old post, but...

I own both, but have not been able to get them to run on the 64-bit system.  Being 32-bit packages, I suspect that will be an issue.  Any insight into that?  X-plane is probably preferable; version 9 includes Linux packages.

Since we're on the subject, have you ever looked at Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator?  Here:

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

Really freakin' cool.

Also, Flight Gear has some pre-built Slackware packages on their download page.  That is a pretty good piece of software:

http://www.flightgear.org/
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 11:36:50 pm by ronnyquest »
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