The GPL flight simulator Palomino from Jim Brooks has, with the
integration of OSSIM and the 3D graphic tool OpenSceneGraph, become
serious competition for Flightgear.
Written in C++ and LUA and using Cmake, Palomino is a multi-platform application with the option of OSSIM
(Open Source Software Image Map) compilation, enabling on-screen
rendering of satellite images like NASA Worldwind.
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Developed by US American Jim Brooks, the software is available
in version number 20090615. Despite some impressive screenshots,
handling and the range of functions suggests Palomino is still taking
its first unsteady steps. An excerpt of the gameplay showing a landing on an aircraft carrier can be seen on YouTube. Brooks however, holds documentation close to his chest.
Translating the software from the sources: Version 2.8 of OpenSceneGraph library, Cmake and the optional FLTK, PLIB
for the sound and OSSIM for the satellite surface, takes time. The
source code, along with four packages of data regarding modules,
interface and sounds, can be found at Sourceforge.