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12-23-2010 06:04 PM  9 years ago
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Tyler

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Sim for macbook pro?
Is there a sim that will work with native mac operating system? I've tried realflight in a windows environment and frankly am not satisfied.

Mac OS X
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB

Tyler
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12-23-2010 06:14 PM  9 years ago
ren

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I have a very similar set up in my mac pro, and the phoenix work fine under bootcamp......
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12-23-2010 07:42 PM  9 years ago
cdrking

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Is a "Windows environment" the same as boot camp? I thought it was supposed to work with boot camp. I am considering a Mac but not sure if I want the hassle if the sims are not going to work.

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12-23-2010 07:56 PM  9 years ago
ren

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Bootcamp allow you to install windows in the same HD as were the mac os x is instaled.

your mac is going to work just as a pc, if you want to use your mac under windows enviroment reboot while you press the select key and it will load under windows....
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12-23-2010 08:00 PM  9 years ago
HeliKane

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Ikarus Aerofly
I use Ikarus Aerofly Pro Deluxe. It is made for OS 10.5 and up and works great. I run it on my MacBook Pro and my Mac Mini. Flawless operation. They just came out with a new version, Aerofly 5. The retail price $249--a little spendy, but it runs on a Mac. The Aerofly Pro Deluxe sells for $139.00.

Pro Deluxe is available through Tower http://http://www3.towerhobbies.com...p?&I=LXXUS5&P=0

Info about version 5 is available at http://www.aerofly.com

My local retailer, CD Hobbies in Kalkaska, MI, is looking into getting the version 5 upgrade from Deluxe for me. Tower doesn't have it yet. If you'd like him to get any Aerofly products for you, PM me. He's a member here on Runryder.
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12-29-2010 06:09 PM  9 years ago
Paul Gleeson

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Heli-X has version for the mac and PC

I find it very good. So much so that I am selling my copy of reflex XTR to get some funds

http://www.heli-x.net/index_e.shtml
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12-29-2010 06:16 PM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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Jeff,

I've been a Mac user for years. I have a 4 year old MacBook Pro laptop that plays RealFlight G4.5 simulator all day long with no issues. I've only tested it running bootcamp, but plan on testing it with VMWare Fusion since I just switched over last night.
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12-29-2010 10:47 PM  9 years ago
HeliKane

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Anthony and Paul,

Are you running your sims on the Mac operating system (OS X) or on Windows?

If I understand correctly, Real Flight doesn't run on the Mac operating system. Is this right?
Steve
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12-29-2010 10:50 PM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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Yes, there is no sim available to run natively on OSX. You must either install Windows via bootcamp or VM.

But afterward either way, it works great.
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12-30-2010 12:04 AM  9 years ago
HeliKane

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Actually, Ikarus Aerofly does run natively on OSX. I think it's the only sim available for Mac (without Windows).

I have this sim because I didn't want to purchase a Windows license just to for an RC simulator.
Steve
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12-30-2010 12:11 AM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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Ok, clarification, the two most popular simulators, RealFlight and Phoenix, only run on windows.
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12-30-2010 04:19 PM  9 years ago
Tyler

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I just tried installing realflight G3.5 using vmware on my macbook pro. I am getting major errors on rendering shadows, to the point that the program will not run. I called knife edge technologies/greatplanes and they informed me that vmware will not allow the full capabilities of the video card to be utilized by the simulator. They suggested running bootcamp which will allow windows to use the full function of the mac's video card.

Can anyone using vmware chime in here? If I can't get vmware to work I will be forced to reformat my computer and start over from scratch, then attempt a bootcamp set up (I was unsuccessful with setting up bootcamp the first time, thus leading me to purchase vmware).

Anyone with experience with both?

Tyler
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12-30-2010 05:11 PM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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What version of VMWare Fusion?

Why would you have to format your Mac to get bootcamp working?
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12-30-2010 06:03 PM  9 years ago
TheBigE

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I use a iMac for Phoenix and have run it under Parallels Desktop Environment. It works okay, and at times I get some framing but I have most of the graphics turned off but Physics Maxed out. Overall, it is nice to use Phoenix without rebooting my computer.

I have also installed BootCamp, and I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend printing off instructions that are provided when you go through the process (I think it even recommends you print off the instructions) I did the "ah, I can remember" thing the first time I tried installing BOOTCAMP and it failed. Started all over again and printed the instructions and followed them to a T. It worked fine and I find that Phoenix runs really well under BOOTCAMP.

Best of luck
Erik
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12-30-2010 06:16 PM  9 years ago
Tyler

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I have the latest version of vmware fusion 3.1.2, but this program will not use my video card, it uses a virtual video card that is maxed out at the equivalent of 256mb of video ram. They tell me that I simply cannot expect realflight to run well at all.

I am soooo disappointed, as this program cost $80.
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