Changelog 2.8.0

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FlightGear 2.8.0 ChangeLog

The FlightGear development team is happy to announce the v2.8.0 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes.

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 worldwide 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 v2.8.0 for free from FlightGear.org

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Some of the major changes include:

Aircraft operations

AI system

AI Traffic

  • Improved aircraft models and textures.

Flight dynamics

Environment

  • Random objects are only placed within certain areas of a terrain texture.
  • Airport signs are 3D models now.
  • Random 3D buildings for urban areas, complete with lighting at night.

Interface

  • Support for menu translations.

Highlighted new and improved aircraft

Project infrastructure

Visual effects

  • Rembrandt
  • Easy selection of material files.

Other

  • Additional joysticks and rudder pedals are supported out-of-the-box, including the InterLink Elite, Qware USB, Saitek Cyborg X (F.L.Y. 5) and Speedlink Defender.

Bug fixes

  • See our bugtracker for an extensive list of the bugs fixed in this release.