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Apr 19, 2002, 08:48 AM
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Flight simulator for a Mac computer

Hi everyone i am new to this hobby and am looking for a flight simulator that will run on a mac. Is there one out there? I have had no luck in finding one. Thanks in advance
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Apr 19, 2002, 10:57 AM
Involuntary Beta Tester
If your're talking about an RC flight simulator then I don't think there is Mac version. Your only solution maybe Virtual PC if you have a G3 or G4 Mac. But then I think most of these RC sims use 3D graphics via Direct 3d. Virtual PC is good for business type apps but for games requiring 3d it probably is too slow.

PCs are pretty cheap now and you probably would need only a P3 800 for these to run smooth. As much as I would like to use a Mac for things like this I eventually bought a PC to run flight sims and such.

At least I'm still flying electric instead of IC.

Apr 19, 2002, 01:16 PM
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I feel your pain

I am running a Mac to,so I couldnt run any of these fancy R/C flight sims either I did download an old (UGLY) version of FMS to run on VPC but I dunno,it seems a little TOO dated. My Sky Scooter Pro gets here on the 25th,so Ill let yall know how I do with no flight
sim trying to solo Thank goodness for these forums. Maybe all my hours spent shooting down Spitfires and Mustangs in my trusty 109F-4 will pay off,GO WARBIRDS! (Seriously doubting it)
Apr 19, 2002, 01:32 PM
Most Exalted Windbag
I've used x-plane


I choose "tower view" and a Cessna. It gives practice of reversed direction when coming toward yourself, controlling overcontrol, lining up for landings and recovering orientation when plane "specks out" in the distance.

Alas, one of the only options we have.

Apr 19, 2002, 07:08 PM
Lets crash and go home
Thats what you get for buying a mac in the first place....
Apr 19, 2002, 08:54 PM
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The ignorance of the Winblows user shines through everywhere it seems. Please dont criticise a sytem that you probably know little to nothing about. The PC may have a scattering of games that I would enjoy on my Mac,but anything design related I cant imagine doing on a PC. Windows and Photoshop..what a joke. Your answer was in no way related to the question the thread creator asked,you simply wanted to try and dissapoint and/or anger someone. Why? I dont have any idea. Sorry about my zealous approach,but I am sick of the constant criticism of Macs everywhere I go. I get enough of it on tech-forums. G'day.
Apr 21, 2002, 12:51 PM
Lets crash and go home

of course not, why would I know anything about a mac..!!!

I dont know why you would think that I know nothing about macs, I go to a school where macs are imposed upon us and I have to use them often. I cant stand when I have to get near a mac, yes the macs at our school are not the best macs to be had the OS is the same and its horrible. I mearly recomend IBM users not to make the switch, 90% of people cant be wrong
Apr 21, 2002, 01:02 PM
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Same old OS? I think not.

Its not really fair to say its the same OS,especialy if it is pre-8.5. That would be like comparing Windows 3.1 to Win2000 and saying its pretty much the same. Have you used MacOS 9.2 or the incredibly awesome MacOS X?.

"I mearly recomend IBM users not to make the switch,"

I think you mean to say Windows users,not IBM. IBM does not create the Windows OS,neither does Dell or Compaq or any of those companys,which people often dont understand. Infact,IBM creates the majority of CPUs in Apple computers,also,many of their high end servers run on modified G4 CPUs.

"90% of people cant be wrong"

Maybe,but id rather have a Mercedes than a Ford any day.
Apr 22, 2002, 09:04 AM
Involuntary Beta Tester
Can we stop this Mac/PC thing. All he wanted to know if he could somehow run a simulator on his Mac. That's his choice of computer and isn't that what America is all about; freedom of choice? That's also why a lot of us here fly electrics only. It's not the predominant form of model airplane power but it's fun, technically interesting and maybe deep down does buck the mainstream.

Apr 24, 2002, 04:17 AM
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i don't know anything about mac's, but lately i saw link link comming by:
DirectX for MacOSX

I don't know if this would enable you to run directX games on your Mac, or if it's just for the software programmers to make it more easy to write games for the Mac.
Apr 24, 2002, 11:32 AM
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Probly not

I think that having DirectX for MacOS will just allow developers to port hardware and software easier to Apple computers. When OpenGL finnaly became the standard for MacOS (Took WAY to long for Apple to do it) Alot of new gaming stuff started showing up. Oh,anyone who is using a Mac SHOULD try out X-Plane,besides being an awesome Flight Sim,it has a R/C Cessna included and you could probably find more for download on the internet. Or,be cool and make your own in the included plane designer
Jul 27, 2008, 03:31 PM
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yeah MAC user and i totally hear this! I would never in a million years go back to PC..never!!!! its like once you go black, you never go back!!
Jul 27, 2008, 06:38 PM
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And here we see Mac fanboyism ressurect a 6 year old thread....