Hyperrealistic hang gliding simulator

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Hyperrealistic hang gliding simulator

Post by jfriesne » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:04 am

As realistic as a few hours of futzing with JavaScript can accomplish, anyway. (Tested on Safari 8.0.6 on a Mac only, I have no idea if it runs correctly anywhere else):

http://www.lcscanada.com/hg

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Post by OP » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:36 am

Requires a thing called "quiktime" I don't even know what that means.

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Re: Hyperrealistic hang gliding simulator

Post by JD » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:00 am

jfriesne wrote:As realistic as a few hours of futzing with JavaScript can accomplish, anyway. (Tested on Safari 8.0.6 on a Mac only, I have no idea if it runs correctly anywhere else):

http://www.lcscanada.com/hg
On Firefox 38.0.5 on W-8.1 it makes a wind noise but nothing else functions.

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Re: Hyperrealistic hang gliding simulator

Post by jfriesne » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:31 am

Tangent Man wrote:On Firefox 38.0.5 on W-8.1 it makes a wind noise but nothing else functions.
Try it again now. The script uses Webkit Audio to produce the variometer tones, but apparently some web browser don't include Webkit audio support and that was making the script abort. I modified it so that if the browser doesn't support Webkit Audio the script will still run (but you won't hear any variometer sounds, alas).

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Post by gregangsten » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:07 pm

Worked fine in Chrome

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Post by Mike M » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:43 pm

Dan Burton in 2001 came up with a very playable hang gliding simulator that's still online although I don't recommend playing that way. You can download the code and compile it locally. That's because the javascript is old and insecure. You'd have to set your browser to accept very insecure java (bad idea). However, locally it still works. There is an updated (Rev 3) version that he never finished waiting for the right person with the right amount of patience to finish. There are some websites that claim to have the 3.01 running, but it looks like the old 2.0 code. The source code is available here: http://web.archive.org/web/200508140831 ... /hg/hg.htm Feel free to hack through it.

Unfortunately, Dan's demons got the best of him and he committed suicide in 2005.

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Post by OP » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:06 pm

Someone ported FlightClub to android. It's free. Easily the best cell phone game, besides chess, I've found.

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Post by dhmartens » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:46 pm

Before I approached Windsports Van Nuys Sept 99 I spent many hours on:
Chuck Yeager's Flight Simulator
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Chuck Yeager's combat simulator
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Jet Fighter 4 "San Francisco Map"
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Only after I mastered those simulators did I move on to Dockweiler Beach to buy and fly the real "Wing".

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Post by jfriesne » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:24 am

Here's the GoPro footage from my flight yesterday afternoon:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IFIVFbR1fM[/youtube]

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Post by mrobin604 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:06 pm

OP wrote:Someone ported FlightClub to android. It's free. Easily the best cell phone game, besides chess, I've found.
Clearly you've forgotten the first rule of flight club...

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