Google Earth flight sim...

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A nifty little built in toy that google earth has hidden away inside it's aerial photographic world... :D

_http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/flightsim/index.html
 

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Strange, wouldn't work on mine. :)

Update, you need the latest version, just updating. :)

[tube]O7z6Yxs69rQ[/tube]
 

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rolfw said:
Strange, wouldn't work on mine. :)

Update, you need the latest version, just updating. :)

[tube]O7z6Yxs69rQ[/tube]
Just a little note, sometimes you have to fiddle with the key sequence before it'll open, some people have had success by pressing CTRL then A then ALT, dunno why that works, but it does, and yes, you need the latest version... :D
 

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I congratulate the Google team for including the space section (Google sky) in the later packages. Makes finding a particular object much easier for the armchair astronomer.
 

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I'm getting the hang of the flight sim in GE, I'm only using an orphaned Medion gamepad, but it's pretty fun flying over familiar places... :D

I'm just using the F16 to try to fly to 'merica, just to see how long it would take at about 540MPH.... :D

Oh, and once you get into the Flight sim, you can start it up later by going to Tools->Start Flight Sim... :D
 

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The prog is crash prone (and Im not talking about smashing an F16 into the Himalayas - should you ever get me as your pilot I suggest you get out and walk!)

Ive only been playing 15 minutes and the prog has exited 5 times so far....
 

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Updated to latest version, will not fire up on mine, tried all the combinations all I get is á or lots of ááááááá's
 

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Updated to latest version, will not fire up on mine, tried all the combinations all I get is á or lots of ááááááá's
Make sure you click on the image pane first, then do the key combo (personally, to get it going I just pressed A and ALT alternately whilst holding CTRL until something happened!!!), after that you should be able to use the Tools menu to fire it up.... :)

As for it crashing, maybe you have a graphics driver issue or a dodgy PC Analoguesat? :confused

I got bored flying over the atlantic, barely got over the ridge between the plates when I decided to ditch it in the ocean... :D
 

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PC should be ok - its a failry standard Dell - although running Google Earth, Media Player and PCTV Vision for my TV card may heve been pushing things a bit too far :-rofl2
 

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PC should be ok - its a failry standard Dell
That explains it then.... :D
 

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Does Ctrl + A not work for you Topper? Works for me, but the combos on the site mentioned above don't work for me :)
 

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Does Ctrl + A not work for you Topper? Works for me, but the combos on the site mentioned above don't work for me :)
clicked on the graphics screen ALT A bingo thanks you two just going to put on my biggles outfit :eek::-rofl2Humping


EDIT

I'm good at two things on this

Barrel rolls and crashing :-rofl2:-rofl2:-rofl2
 

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Yes, me too. :-lmao


May have to buy a joystick. ;)
 

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clicked on the graphics screen ALT A bingo thanks you two just going to put on my biggles outfit :eek::
Do you ever take it off ?:toke:
 

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clicked on the graphics screen ALT A bingo thanks you two just going to put on my biggles outfit :eek::-rofl2Humping


EDIT

I'm good at two things on this

Barrel rolls and crashing :-rofl2:-rofl2:-rofl2
It's not as bad as wearing a starfleet uniform when playing Star Trek: Bridge Commander (not myself though, I don't own one yet... :D )... :-rofl2

I'm good at crashing too, but I do that intentionally, especially when I try to land the F16... :D
 

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Do you ever take it off ?:toke:
Only when I get a helping from SWMBO :eek:
 
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