Orbiter 100830

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (10 votes)


Windows 2000/9x/XP / Freeware / 4,958 downloads

Orbiter is a free flight simulator that goes beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. Launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system - the choice is yours.

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    - Higher resolution planetary surfaces. Texture resolutions up to level 14 (equivalent to a resolution of approximately 80m/pixel for Earth) are now supported. The standard distribution comes with a global level 11 Earth texture, and local level 14 for Flor

    - Embedded scripting language. Orbiter now contains plugin modules and API support for running scripts from within the simulation. Scripts can be used for a variety of tasks, such as spacecraft and MFD definitions, autopilots, mission scripting and interact

    - Separation of the graphics and rendering subsystem from the simulation core. The Orbiter code base has been revised to isolate the rendering module from the physics simulation. This allows to plug in external graphics clients for improved visual appearanc

    - Improved physics. The atmosphere model for Earth has been significantly improved and now supports micro-drag at high altitudes (up to 2500km). Support for planetary axis precession has been added

    - More powerful 2-D instrument panels and HUD displays with automatic rescaling for variable screen resolutions and smooth animations of panel elements. The Delta-glider contains a reference implementation of the new panel system

    - Support for localised light sources provides added visual effects: spotlights for helping to find your docking target in the night, rocket exhaust lighting up the launchpad

Reviews of Orbiter

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 050216 (Oct 4, 2005)

    Awesome prog. Is it still extremely realistic? Check link. this is just base 050116. Patch to 050216 & textures is here.

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