I have no idea what I'm playing with, but I downloaded/installed/started up the Flight Gear open-source flight simulator a couple weeks back. Anybody played with this?

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Downloads, etc., are through the home page.

Very interesting project.

I was only looking for stuff to check my graphics and other components of a PC I built. This seemed as potentially fun as any benchmarks I might run.

So far, I've managed to confuse myself no end. I think I got the brakes released on the 737 I started out with. (I'm restarting with a much simpler plane.) I definitely learned that I needed a joy-stick to avoid keyboard/mouse control. Waaaaayyy too many controls and commands. The joy-stick was $25 from TigerDirect; seems far more than I'll ever actually use. (I haven't used a joy-stick on a PC since... ummm... well... Commodore-64 days, and they ain't your grandfather's joy-sticks no more!)

Just wanted to see if anyone else has ever made progress with it.

Tom Liotta

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