Hmmm..Well, if I ever get in a mood to do a flight sim I'd probably
use the open source simulator, Flight Gear, as a basis of comparison.
I don't know how much true to life the math and physics is in Flight
Gear but its suppose to be fairly equal to Microsoft Flight Simulator
in a lot of ways. Flight Gear is written in C/C++ so there would be a
lot of great ready to use sample source code for any C/C++ game
developer right there. I'm pretty sure the math and physics would be
fairly accurate in Flight Gear and would give a novis developer a big
leg up on the technical end of a flight sim.
On 5/9/11, Jim Kitchen <j...@kitchensinc.net> wrote:
> Hi Imbar,
> Well if I had the code for a flight sim I could try to convert it to a space
> sim. Don't have the code for a flight sim though. And to write one I would
> need degrees in mathematics, physics, aeronautics, geography and probably a
> couple more that I am not thinking of right now. And heck I never even
> graduated high school. Back then I was not yet legally blind, but I was a
> very very slow reader and reading always gave me bad headaches. Now I could
> take Star Wars or Star Trek or Jetsons sounds and replace the sounds in my
> Puppy 1 game and make that more of a space game. But Puppy 1 is more of an
> arcade shooter game than a flight sim. And it does not have actual
> mathematics, physics, aeronautics, and geography such as longitude,
> latitude, altitude and attitude etc. Like the one flight sim that I played
> with when I had a tiny bit of sight. It was the Microsoft flight sim
> version 5 for dos. I was just playing around putting in longitude and
> latitude numbers and the next thing I knew I was flying around the statue of
> Liberty. So then I tried to land on Ellis Island, which didn't work. But I
> did fly under the Brooklyn bridge. Was never able to land on it though.
> And then I flew between the Twin Towers. Umm occasionally crashing into
> them. I wonder how many programmers with how many degrees it takes to write
> a flight sim like the Microsoft flight sim programs.
> I got my degree from Briggs and Stratton.
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> Chardon Ohio USA
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