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Space flight sim with realistic physics

  1. Nov 29, 2003 #1
    It's called Orbiter, and you can get a free copy here:

    http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/~martins/orbit/orbit.html

    Fly several different spacecraft (both VTOL and HTOL) around the solar system. The learning curve is very steep due to the physics engine; you can't get to the moon just by aiming and accelerating. :D
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2003 #2

    enigma

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    Oh damn you for posting that link when final projects are due...


    damn damn damn



    Welcome to the forums, BTW!
     
  4. Nov 30, 2003 #3

    chroot

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    This looks amazing. I wish someone had the foresight to make a "game" like this for PlayStation. Jesus, you know it'd sell.

    - Warren
     
  5. Nov 30, 2003 #4

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    I've played around with an eariler version. Docked with the ISS. made it to the moon (but without enough fuel to make it home:frown: ) That version had a few shortcomings: you couldn't save your progress, so every flight had to be done in one session. (made it hard to make interplanetary trips) It wouldn't display orbital eccentricities greater than 1. and a couple of other things.

    I downloaded an upgraded version a while back, but it seemed to have conlict problems with my system.

    I've just downloaded the newest upgrade, and so far it doesn't seem to suffer from the same conflicts. I look forward to playing around with this newest version.
     
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