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Hi Leafo. I decided to make LAC "Linux Only" because Windows users already have access to many fine flight simulators, dating back to the "classic" period around and even before the turn of the century, and I wanted to give LINUX users the same kind of experience. I also didn't want to "compete" with any of the Windows-based flight sims because that community has also been very good to me, but some of those communities are struggling right now, and I don't want to take away their devoted users.

Recently I published a new YouTube video clip themed on "Basic Flight Training with Linux Air Combat". It's short, but it will give you the simplest of introductions to LAC for beginners. Here it is....


Thank you mrpete! I'm glad to get your report and hope to meet you in the online missions soon!

Would your audience be interested in something as sophisticated as this combat flight simulator for LINUX?


https://bbosen.itch.io/linux-air-combat

I ask this because I realize that the audience for LINUX is smaller than other platforms, and the audience for a sophisticated flight sim is smaller than an arcade-style game. Nevertheless, I am hopeful that you might review it. Thanks!

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For the past 3 years I've been working on "Linux Air Combat". The design and coding are now stable, with version 5.64. This is a free, open-source, 3d combat flight simulator for LINUX, themed on World War II, and simulating more than 50 different types of WW2 aircraft. Networked, multiplayer missions support both tactical and strategic combat involving destruction of enemy airfields. Here's a screenshot:

And here's my page on itch.io:

https://bbosen.itch.io/linux-air-combat

YouTube has a lot of video clips about LAC. Here's a short review of a version from about 3 months ago:

And here's a YouTube playlist with a comprehensive review:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1IYes9MY6lJ8IeESpXGm4xwKwgjddHqm

I hope you enjoy this. It's published with full, very CLEAN source code that easily compiles, with no need for modifications or tweaking, on all  major LINUX desktop distributions. The itch.io download also includes a precompiled binary that is compatible with recent 64-bit versions of Ubuntu LINUX and PcLinuxOs.

I hope you enjoy this free, open-source, combat flight simulator for LINUX. Derived from the classic "gl-117" after an extensive re-write, LAC has been a labor of love for me. I'm new to itch.io but it seems like a great way to support a new "LAC Forum", so this is my attempt to establish one. I will try to be diligent and energetic about answering queries here!