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Henning [PersonRank 3]

Saturday, September 1, 2007
12 years ago7,122 views

No, what was on the Google Earth Blog earlier is "just" about using a different controller (e.g. gamepad) to navigate in Google Earth. The new release includes a (primitive) head-up-display, and tries to resemble more airplane-like controls (e.g. thrust, rudders, flaps).

It even supports force feedback (gamepad rumbles if You crash into the ground).

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I feel like you guys are trying to play a prank on me.... no matter how long I mess around in the sky view, I can't get it to happen......

What's the trick?

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was trying to start the game when I figured out a nice bug

I was having few locations in my temp places.
While playing a tour (tools > play tour), its showed my places of earth in the sky :)

Still trying to start the game though

Eric Sopp [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Check out this video on Flight Simulator:

+ Show video

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]travis Ctrl+alt+a.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

AH AH!! Finally, after 30 minutes, I was able to fly under the Eiffel Tower!
Well, I crashed 20 seconds later but I did it :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can't fluy it at all. I'm crap.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Awesome. but hard to control...

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah.... I got the Control+alt+a part.....

but I can't seem to get that to work.... it seems that most people say you have to be browsing for a while first, but I have tried browsing for probably over an hour.... still no go

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

what exactly is the problem? screenshot?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Very nice

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<it seems that most people say you have to be browsing for a while first, but I have tried browsing for probably over an hour>>

I just opened it, clicked the globe and did CTRL+ALT+A. It didn't work first time but I did it fast and it worked the second time.

Also it didn't work for me 3 times. I closed and opened it a few times then it worked. I assure you its not a trick

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I just opened it, clicked the globe and did STRG (CTRL)+ALT+A and it worked!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

earth.google.com/intl/en/userg ... Check that, all the keys are here. But the arrengement of the keys is as complex as an instrument panel of a real plane.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wow, it's great! I like it... I want a cockpit now :)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

haha neato

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Travis, don't do the easter egg in sky mode. Do it in regular mode.

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

12 years ago #

Too bad I can't enter the flight simulator on my Mac Book pro...i guess it has unsupported hardware

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Neat! Now I just want some bombs, missiles, and a machine gun for strafing! :D

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mysterius: But they'll add a line to the TAC first:

"Our flight simulator should not be used to test, plan, follow or anyway cooperate with any terrorist plot. Machine guns actually don't shoot. Bombs and missiles' explosives not included. Fly safe (and far far away from government buildings) and don't be evil."
And maybe:
"The flight simulator's weapons availability depends on your geographic location. Due to government pressure, we can't bring weapons of massive destruction (WoMD) to you if you leave in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, or any other suspect country (from now on, 'the evil ones')."
...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Enter "Lilienthal" in the fly-to box works too.

Nehuse [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

A lot of videos are here

googleflightsimulator.net/cate ...

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