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Important Information

Source Code Release: Version 2016.3.1 (Updated September 12, 2016)

  • Download the latest FlightGear and Simgear source code releases: https://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/release-2016.3/ (note: the SimGear version number must always match FlightGear version number when compiling from source.)
  • Download the latest data package release (1.4 Gb). (Includes Textures, models, data, sample aircraft, sample scenery, and config files): https://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/release-2016.3/
  • Prerequisite: Open Scene Graph – An open source scene graph management and graphics effects library.  OSG version 3.2.0 or newer is recommended for best results.
  • Prerequisite: Boost – free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries. Boost v1.44 or newer is recommended. (A suitable version is included with many (most?) Linux distributions.)
  • Prerequisite: Glut (FreeGlut) – OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) library.
  • Prerequisite: OpenAL – We recommend OpenAl Soft 1.11.753 (or higher). Many current Linux distributions now include OpenAL Soft so check and you may already have this installed or available.
  • Prerequisite: plib – portability libraries and scene graph. You need plib-1.8.5 or newer to build FlightGear 3.2.0.
  • Documentation is included with the base package.

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