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-- FlightGear Build Centre --

This is an 'unofficial' FlightGear site - just sharing 'personal' experiences ;=)) Do a REFRESH to ensure latest!

This section of my web is dedicated to FlightGear - an open-source, multi-platform flight simulator - the best there is! Here I share my 'personal' notes, comments, 'fixes', on building, and running this 'beautiful' set of 'applications', using MSVC6/7.1/8, in XP, 9 in 32-bit Vista, 10/.../15 in 64-bit Windows 10, and in linux, Ubuntu, RPI2, ... in the hope it helps others enjoy this 'powerful' flight simulator. Have FUN ... ;=)) If you are not interested in 'building' FG, then this page lists some binary releases.

Choice of current pages in more or less chronological order -

2019-09-30 - MSVC140 - Build with Visual Studio 2015. some effort!
2015-07-04 - c172p - Small update story. but is it?
2013-10-12 - FGCom - Small update to the story. talk, talk, talk
2013-04-20 - Multiplayer - Flying with others is great fun! Refueling experience.
2011-11-18 - SG/FG CMake - a build using CMake and MSVC8, in XP Quite easy, evenually?!
2011-10-08 - Atlas WIN32 - another update, with MSVC8, in XP Still Map bugs!
2011-08-14 - fgms Build - FlightGear Multiplayer Server Eventually ;=))
2010-12-10 - SimGear Build - keeping separate libraries A first
2010-12-04 - Atlas Build - update, with MSVC8, in XP Some bugs
2010-08-21 - Ubuntu Build - My makefg script build Easy going
2010-01-19 - The Blue Angels - some (old) images Great Flying
2010-01-17 - FG OSG MSVC. - With 'boost' headers! New update and downloads (TSS)!
2009-06-04 - TaxiDraw - A tool, to modify airports, runways, taxiways. First build of this tool!
2009-05-06 - GSHHS 02 - After the TG tools, some experiments with GSHHS! On going!
2009-03-03 - TerraGear-cs - Building the TG tools, git source, with MSVC8! In progress!
2009-01-17 - Atlas/Map - Moving map update! MSVC8! Fabulous View!
2008-12-07 - FGRUN OSG MSVC - Another look at FlightGear Launch Control! Run FG easily!
2008-11-18 - FG Generic IO. - An example of IO, received in C#. Fun! The possibilities are endless!
2008-09-15 - FG OSG MSVC9. - 2nd try using MSVC9 (2008). Easy, and update 2008-11-11!
2008-04-24 - Atlas. - WIN32 port using MSVC8. Interesting
2008-04-19 - FG OSG MSVC9. - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition (MSVC9). First
2008-04-05 - Prerequisites. - A summary of FlightGear prerequisites, and links. Easy
2008-03-26 - TerraGear Re-visited. - A brief visit to part of TerraGear.
2008-03-10 - FG OSG MSVC8 - Update March, 2008, adding PNG support. OK
2008-02-28 - GSHHS 01 - What a fantastic shoreline database this is ...
2007-08-26 - CVS and SVN - Understanding CVS and SVN clients, and missing 'windows.h' ...
2007-08-07 - FG OSG MSVC8 - Getting into FG OSG using CMake 2. EASY ;=))
2007-06-22 - Paris Air Show - Some images from our visit to Le Bourget. Wet, but GREAT FUN ;=))
2007-05-28 - FG OSG MSVC7 - FG Version 0.9.11, with OSG, using CMake. SUCCESS ;=))
2007-05-24 - FG OSG MSVC8 - Getting into FG OSG using CMake. SUCCESS ;=))
2007-05-19 - FG OSG MSVC8 - FlightGear, using CVS OSG, with MSVC8. SUCCESS ;=))
2007-04-23 - FG OSG MSVC7 - FlightGear, using CVS OSG, with MSVC7. SUCCESS ;=))
2007-04-21 - FG OSG MSVC6 - FlightGear, using CVS OSG, with MSVC6. FAILED ;=((
2007-03-20 - FG OSG MSVC8 - FlightGear, using CVS OSG, third build. SUCCESS ;=))
2006-11-25 - FG OSG MSVC8 - FlightGear, using CVS OSG, second build. SUCCESS ;=))
2006-10-31 - FG OSG MSVC8 - FlightGear (OSG) in a NEW machine, first build. Partial success.
2006-10-02 - SimGear Sound Question, but it subsequently seemed to fix itself.
2006-09-10 - Perl generated ZIP download list, up to this date only.
2006-07-28 - FlightGear 0.9.10 - Build using MSVC8, without pthreads
2006-06-24 - fgrun - Building 'FlightGear Launch Control' - using MSVC8 
2006-06-06 - FlightGear 0.9.10 - using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (MSVC8)
FGLive - A great new CD-ROM - Just download the ISO, burn a CD, and you're flying, maybe ;=))
2006-04-15 - FlightGear 0.9.10 - using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (MSVC6), and FAILED ;=((!
2006-04-09 - FlightGear 0.9.10 - using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (MSVC8)
2006-03-24 - FlightGear 0.9.10 - using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (MSVC7.1)
2005-11-17 - FlightGear 0.9.9 - using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (MSVC7.1).
LINK ERROR - This is one of the MOST COMMON link errors when linking FlightGear ...
2005-11-13 - FlightGear 0.9.9-pre3 - using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (MSVC7.1).
Update 2 - A late October, 2005, CVS update, and build, using MSVC7.1 - Some of the story ;=))
Update 1 - An early October, 2005, CVS download, and build, using MSVC7 - The whole story ;-))
Quick Start - Work in progress ... just to try flying ...
MSVC7 - Building FlightGear, and its dependants, using Microsoft Visual C/C++ .NET 2003 (V.7.1) ...
UFO - Some images, captured while 'flying' the 'ufo' aircraft ... and missing Australian icons ...
ATLAS - Menu to Building and running, Atlas, Map, with MSVC6 and MSVC7 ...
Atlas 3 - Building, and Running Atlas, Map, using MSVC7 ...
Atlas 2 - Running FG->Atlas, a 'moving map', in single machine, running Windows XP ...
Atlas 1 - Building Atlas, and its dependants, using Microsoft Visual C/C++ Version 6 ...
MSVC6 - Building FlightGear, and its dependant sources, using Microsoft Visual C/C++ Version 6 ...
OTHERS - TerraGear, fgrun, fgsd, ... to be done, maybe ...
Sydney - A comparative view ...
A Freeze - An approach to finding someone else's 'freeze' problem, shows lots of the console outputs ...
cygwin - My first impression of cygwin environment - a FREE *nix simulation world ...

Link to releases.htm, an image index. A few 'pilot' jokes... just for fun... some java flying planes... Experiments in DHTML... Concorde's last moments... images... thumbs...

NOTE: Check out the latest updates above, or view a download list. The following are now OLDER versions, and may NOT apply to the current version! The zips, MSVC-7 and MSVC-6, contain all the (*.sln,*.vcproj) and (*.dsw, *.dsp) respectively. You should try those with the current source first ... they could be more up-to-date ... mine will only work if you have the same 'relative' directory structure as I have chosen, and even then, some may need some 'fixes' due to changes in the source ... my 'release' runtime, my version 099, nothing to do with the 0.9.9 above ... is more like 0.9.8plus ;=)) is here, the debug here, for 'testing' ...

I have built, a fgfs.sln/dsw that loads ALL (well most) projects in one hit ... the README could say - download each of the SOURCES, put them in 'this' folder structure, load the fgfs 'solution', and build ... it even includes some runtime batch files to run FlightGear ... to see this 'combined' solution go to the later pages ;=))

As always, more to come ...;=))
Geoff McLane
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