FlightGear v2.12.1 Released

November 25, 2013

Update: FlightGear v2.12.1 (a bug fix release) is now available for download!

September 21, 2013 – FlightGear v2.12 is Released!

The FlightGear development team is happy to announce the v2.12 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Highlights in this release include improved usability, continued development of the Canvas rendering toolkit, and improved scenery rendering.

A list of major changes can be found at: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Changelog_2.12.

Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums.

FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multi-player environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Download FlightGear v2.12 for free from FlightGear.org.

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10 thoughts on “FlightGear v2.12.1 Released”

  1. Good work,but i have Flightgear 2.10 the complete package.
    Is the old scenery from 2.10 also compatible with the new version of Flightgear 2.12?.

    1. Yes, the scenery from v2.10 is forward compatible with v2.12. The main differences in v2.12 was just the addition of more objects. The scenery release in both cases was v1.0.1. We now have a complete rebuild (v2.0.1) of the world scenery at a much higher detail level (and consuming much more space.) The new scenery provides more accurate and detailed terrain across the whole world, very accurate (OSM based) highways and major roadways, very detailed land cover (rivers, fields, cities, forests, etc.) for Europe, a very large number of airports have been improved with more accurate and detailed layouts. The new scenery is currently available through “terrasync”, torrent, and on physical media through the FlightGear store.

  2. Many Thanks! I do volunteer work for Distributed Proofreaders, which is a strictly volunteer world wide organization dedicated to producing ebooks for free distribution through the Gutenberg Project Library. So I believe that I know your motivation too. And ’tis a worthy cause!
    Again, thanks,
    quentin

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