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Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator is coming to Linux, developer needs testers

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It seems we completely missed the fact that Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator [Steam, Official Site] is coming to Linux and the developer asked for testers.

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Speaking on their Steam forum back in October of last year, the developer posted this:

We are currently looking for a couple of dedicated users that can test a new upcoming Linux version of Aerofly FS2.

If you are interested please let me know.

Please note that we are only looking for possibly two users that have a good understanding of the Linux operating system and are willing to put in some time to properly test a release candidate build of Aerofly FS2 for Linux.

Testing will begin in around two weeks.

Jeff (IPACS)

Obviously two weeks has long passed and they only got one single reply, likely as no one actually noticed they posted this. Might be worth letting them know you're interested, hopefully they haven't seen the lack of replies as a lack of interest. 

About it:

Aerofly FS 2 lets you explore the world of flying in a quality never seen before. Fly a large selection of highly detailed aircraft with fully animated and interactive 3D cockpits.

Aerofly FS 2 is a next generation flight simulator open for add-ons and sets a high value on realistic flight physics, highly detailed aircraft and a stunning, photo realistic scenery. World wide coverage of elevation data and aerial images is included with Aerofly FS 2. At the same time, Aerofly FS 2 features an intuitive user interface and requires virtually no training time.

Take your seat in the cockpit and enjoy flying over the famous Golden Gate Bridge or visit Alcatraz Island. Learn the basics of flying at our flight school or jump right into the captain's seat and land the majestic 747 at one of the busiest airports of the world.

Thanks for the tip SuperTux!

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riusma 6 February 2018 at 10:53 am UTC
Note that according to french video gaming magazine Canard PC (n° 343) Aerofly FS 2 (at least in its state in mid 2016) is a poor flying simulator, far inferior to X-Plane 11 (edit : also available on Linux) which is only a bit more expensive (65 € against 60 €, at least here in France).


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ysblokje 6 February 2018 at 11:36 am UTC
riusmaNote that according to french video gaming magazine Canard PC (n° 343) Aerofly FS 2 (at least in its state in mid 2016) is a poor flying simulator, far inferior to X-Plane 11 (edit : available on Linux) which is only a bit more expensive (65 € against 60 €, at least here in France).

I guess they should have stuck with their RC flying sim. I still use earofly 5 under wine. I wish THAT would get a linux update, I would buy that!
Mountain Man 6 February 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC
riusmaNote that according to french video gaming magazine Canard PC (n° 343) Aerofly FS 2 (at least in its state in mid 2016) is a poor flying simulator, far inferior to X-Plane 11...
As I understand it, the Aerofly series is an arcade game that focuses on pretty scenery.
riusma 6 February 2018 at 3:59 pm UTC
Mountain Man
riusmaNote that according to french video gaming magazine Canard PC (n° 343) Aerofly FS 2 (at least in its state in mid 2016) is a poor flying simulator, far inferior to X-Plane 11...
As I understand it, the Aerofly series is an arcade game that focuses on pretty scenery.

At least in the french version of Aerofly FS 2 presentation on Steam the game is advertised as a "last gen flying simulator with emphasis on realistic flying physic".
kido 6 February 2018 at 6:04 pm UTC
I really hope that one day the DSC World will be ported to Linux. In any case, they have a plan to switch to Vulcan API.
mike44 7 February 2018 at 6:00 am UTC
I've heard it needs a lot of work to become a full flight simulator like X-Plane. It's currently between a RC and a Flight Sim. Anyway looks nice and bring it on.
BlackBloodRum 7 February 2018 at 6:16 am UTC
Slightly off topic, but talking of Flight Simulators, how come we never get any news articles about FlightGear? It's supported Linux the longest and is open source
sigz 7 February 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC
kidoI really hope that one day the DSC World will be ported to Linux. In any case, they have a plan to switch to Vulcan API.

DCS is already in a heavy niche market (military aircraft simulator), and when following the game activity we clearly see they give all their efforts to make as money as possible. Every module is pretty expensive (Incoming F-18 module will cost more than a AAA game). They are not likely to make anything other than windows...

BTW drm's in this game are handled by Starforce if I remember correctly, starfoce doesn't work with linux.
SuperTux 8 February 2018 at 1:42 am UTC
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BlackBloodRumSlightly off topic, but talking of Flight Simulators, how come we never get any news articles about FlightGear? It's supported Linux the longest and is open source

The site survives on users giving news to the editors too, so if you see something drop a line . Its hard, in a good way, to keep up with everything.

By the way, they locked the referenced ticket without explanation, but may not necessarily mean anything (beyond perhaps having found enough users) as their update during the Mac release on Jan 27th stated this:

"We here at IPACS embrace variety so we want to insure that whether you are a dedicated PC, Mac, mobile, or even Linux user, we have you covered. We want everyone to experience what we are building with Aerofly."
kido 8 February 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC
sigzBTW drm's in this game are handled by Starforce if I remember correctly, starfoce doesn't work with linux.

At the moment, they are moving away from starfors protection.
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