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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.