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{{caution|This launcher does not work at all on OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later. See the '''Removal''' section.}}
{{Note|Update 03/2015: Please also see [[Integrated Qt5 Launcher]] for an integrated FlightGear GUI front-end based on Qt5, available in FlightGear 3.5+}}
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[[File:FlightGear Mac OS X Screenshot.png|right]]
 
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'''FlightGear Mac OS X Launcher''' is a graphical front end for [[FlightGear]], included in official Mac binaries of [[FlightGear 0.9.10]], [[FlightGear 1.0|1.0.0]], [[Flightgear 1.9.0|1.9.0]], and [[FlightGear 2.0.0|2.0.0]] onwards. The launcher allows one to choose options more easily than with the command line.
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The '''FlightGear Mac OS X Launcher''' was a graphical front end for [[FlightGear]] which was included in official Mac releases from [[FlightGear 0.9.10]] to 3.2. The launcher allowed one to choose options more easily than with the command line.
  
Unfortunately, due to certain required libraries being removed, the launcher does not work on OS X Yosemite (10.10) and above (see {{issue|1521}}). Instead, users will have to use the command line (Terminal.app) to start FlightGear. For example:
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== Removal ==
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The launcher is not compatible with OS X Yosemite (10.10) and later because some libraries required for it to work were removed by Apple (see {{issue|1521}}). For this reason, it was replaced by the [[FlightGear Qt launcher]] in FlightGear 3.4 and later.
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Users who have OS X Yosemite or later, but who are still on an older version of FlightGear, can either:
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* use the command line (<tt>Terminal.app</tt>) to start the simulator. Open it and issue the following commands:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">cd /Applications/FlightGear.app/Contents/Resources
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">cd /Applications/FlightGear.app/Contents/Resources
 
./fgfs.sh
 
./fgfs.sh
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
A FlightGear user has created a simple FlightGear launcher for OS X Yosemite (see [http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=24781#p226332 Temporary FlightGear Launcher for OS X Yosemite]).  The other alternatives are [[Yaflight]] and [[FGX]], however, both are unmaintained and may have issues as well.
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* use an alternative FlightGear launcher. A user has created a simple one for OS X (see {{forumref |title=Temporary FlightGear Launcher for OS X Yosemite|t=24781|f=21}}); other alternatives are [[Yaflight]] and [[FGX]], however, both are unmaintained and may have issues as well.
  
 
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[[Category:FlightGear front ends]]

Revision as of 02:29, 1 May 2016

This article or section contains obsolete information.

Please refer to FlightGear Qt launcher instead.

Caution  This launcher does not work at all on OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later. See the Removal section.
FlightGear Mac OS X Screenshot.png

The FlightGear Mac OS X Launcher was a graphical front end for FlightGear which was included in official Mac releases from FlightGear 0.9.10 to 3.2. The launcher allowed one to choose options more easily than with the command line.

Removal

The launcher is not compatible with OS X Yosemite (10.10) and later because some libraries required for it to work were removed by Apple (see ticket #1521). For this reason, it was replaced by the FlightGear Qt launcher in FlightGear 3.4 and later.

Users who have OS X Yosemite or later, but who are still on an older version of FlightGear, can either:

  • use the command line (Terminal.app) to start the simulator. Open it and issue the following commands:
cd /Applications/FlightGear.app/Contents/Resources
./fgfs.sh
  • use an alternative FlightGear launcher. A user has created a simple one for OS X (see Template:Forumref); other alternatives are Yaflight and FGX, however, both are unmaintained and may have issues as well.