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[[File:FlightGear Mac OS X Screenshot.png|thumb|The Mac OS X launcher.]]
  
{{caution|This launcher does not work at all on OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later. See the '''Removal''' section.}}
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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. It 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.
[[File:FlightGear Mac OS X Screenshot.png|right]]
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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.
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== Launching FlightGear without launcher ==
 
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Users who have OS X Yosemite or later, but who are still on an older version of FlightGear without Qt launcher, can either:
== 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:
 
* 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

Revision as of 14:16, 9 April 2019

Caution  This launcher does not work on OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later.
The Mac OS X launcher.

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. It 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.

Launching FlightGear without launcher

Users who have OS X Yosemite or later, but who are still on an older version of FlightGear without Qt launcher, 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.