Saturday, 31 March 2012

GEFS Online (version 0.8)


"GE Flight Simulator" become "GEFS Online". The new address is www gefs-online com

I had to make this change as my domain name was apparently conflicting with "General Electric" interests. If you ever published some material including GEFS link, I would be glad if you could help me maintaining my search engine ranking by updating blog posts, news, etc... with the new URL.

Now for the good news, the name change comes with a new version and plenty of new features:

- Dynamic suspension on all aircraft
- Runway lighting at night
- Concorde, Cessna 152 and Zlin 50
- Aircraft lights
- An aircraft carrier you can take-off from and land onto.
- Reworked flight models - prop wash
- Reworked multiplayer
- Mach indicator
- Flight Path utility in map (thanks to Gustav)
- Gear, flaps, brakes and spoiler indicators
- Smoke effects on touch down
- Multimonitor support (experimental)
- Performance and stability improvements (hopefully)
- Many other little things you probably will not notice but I worked very hard on ;)

Thanks for flying GEFS!

Xavier.

130 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful improvements!!! WELL DONE!!!

(Kentucky Col USAF)

Anonymous said...

Very powerful reactive movement on small propeller planes(
Its very difficult to stabilize plane on takeoffs and landings
Excuse my bad English)))

Anonymous said...

Can't start it (?) I get an error from the Google Earth Server:

"The API key ... was registered for a different web site .... "

Anonymous said...

THIS IS EPIC!!!!! and i love the wheel smoke and plane lights

Azza

Anonymous said...

great improvements!!
the suspension makes it so much easier to land!

George said...

Congratulations to the team! These are fantastic, epic improvements! It's even greater and I love the new site too! Thank you for all of this.

Anonymous said...

Flight path excellent for final approach. Can now line up and land without crashing! Great improvements overall too.

viwen said...

Seriously.. this is much better and I (along with many i believe) am very grateful on your hardwork.. a big THANK YOU !! :)

After trying out... I think a "C" to center out everything will be useful.. maybe can consider a minor update on that?

Anonymous said...

Yeah good idea

Azza

Anonymous said...

used to work fine. now when it starts up it says to install plugin. so i re install it. it works for two seconds then freezes.


PLEASE HELP

Admin said...

Thank's Xavier!

Anonymous said...

Please make better panels for cockpit

jcomm said...

Xavier, this is really a Great Project!!! Thanks a LOT for investing your time in it and giving us the chance to fly Worldwide using great airplanes, and now even an helicopter :-)

In your 0.8 release notes you mention "propwash effects". I tried a few full power climbs on the props but didn't notice any yawing moment due to slipstream ovre the fin/rudder. Are you already modelling this?

All the best from a very happy FS GEFS User!!!

Anonymous said...

used to work fine. now when it starts up it says to install plugin. so i re install it. it works for two seconds then freezes.


PLEASE HEL

PAPA GO said...

Dear Xavier,
It would simply great if I shouldn't have to make any regedit "hocuspocus" - importing API key whatever - if I'd wish simply fly; as I could recently. Would you please solve this problem, please? Many like me would be grateful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates. The new planes are great and I really enjoy the lights and touchdown smoke. I am having trouble keeping the planes flying straight for long flights. Espacially the Airbus. It leans to the left and will not stay straight on its own for long periods of time. I'm sure I am missing something. Can someone fill me in please? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Now we need the F86 saber and the C17 globmaster 3 from travis AFB and we'll be good

Anonymous said...

Xavier: In most of the big planes when you get up to high altitude the plane starts pitching up without me being able to do anything!!!!!
Please fix.

Azza

Anonymous said...

You should add a F4U Corsair and a P-51 Mustang. The planes should explode when you crash. It would be cool if you added guns to the fighter planes.

Blue Angel 4 said...

And sometimes the plane loses control over high altitudes.

Blue Angel 4 said...

This is Blue Angel 4 forgot to put my name.

Anonymous said...

Dear Xavier

The new GEFS is unbelievably greatly improved! Thumbs up! I especially like the new airplanes you've released, as well as the carrier, that you added at the presets.

As you told to hope improving further, maybe this is a good suggestion: try to install parking brakes on the aircrafts, as well as VASI on the runways.

Thanks a lot! See you!

Blue Angel 4 said...

Xavier, I love the Cessna, alpha jet, SU-35, and the A380. If you add a gas gauge and have places to fill up this would be the best flight simulator.

Blue Angel 4 said...

I like all of the planes but the biplane.

Anonymous said...

Xavier: We need a fighter that can actually land on the carrier, thanks for all your hard work.

Azza

GIF said...

Exelent,Needs more planes,Like:
Airbus A340

Airbus A320

Airbus A330 MRTT

Boeing 777

Boeing 747

Boeing 737

Boeing 727-200

Boeing Super Guppy or Airbus Beluga

de Havilland DH 106 Comet

McDonnell Douglas MD-80

DC-10

And A 737-200
I think you will not read this...but i hope you add these planes

Blue Angel 4 said...

I cam land the Alpha Jet on the carrier.

Blue Angel 4 said...

*can

Blue Angel 4 said...

When does the next poll come out?

Anonymous said...

IDK

Azza

Anonymous said...

Hi,

same problem here. Did you get a solution?
Dom

Anonymous said...

i meant we need a plane that is easier to land on the carrier with a hook

Azza

Blue Angel 4 said...

A F4U Corsair can land on a carrier. They should add that plane. : -)

Blue Angel 4 said...

And a F4U Corsair.

Blue Angel 4 said...

The F4U Corsair is my favorite airplane. It should be on the next poll. Xavier, I know your busy.

Anonymous said...

nice job on the concorde man! i wonder why it didnt win the poll last time, i mean its uber popular in its history, but big is fun, and heres a list of planes i would ask u to add,
-boeing 747
-antonov av-225
-b-52 stratofortress
-B-2 spirit
-SR-71 blackbird
heres some things i might like you to add
-on approach destinations (particularly in uk,france,and the eastern seaboard of US for concorde landings, perhaps 4 kilometers long as thats safe distance to stop in real life)
well thats all i would like, you could add them ts ok if u dont, but i think it would be more fun, thanks man!

FedEx said...

Forgot my name.

FedEx said...

And great job on the other updates!

FedEx said...

i think those "little things" are that tiny wheel on the concorde and realistic suspention systems, before all my planes just plain jumped up and down during landings, epicness man u is epic xavier!

Anonymous said...

No rudder or elevator control on take off.

Anonymous said...

That would be cool but i was thinking of a jet fighter

Anonymous said...

Azza

Blue Angel 4 said...

Maybe an A-4 Skyhawk.Not as good as F4U Corsair.

USAF OUTLAW said...

Okay time for the Military jets to fire missiles. it'd be super annoying to get shot out of the sky if you just want to fly but try to make an option to have you pilot name show up in red and your aircraft be affected by enemy fire.

USAF OUTLAW said...

also an Lockheed martin F-35 with vtol would be sick and way better than the herrier jet

FedEx said...

A hughes spruce goose would be cool, but with that we need take offs on long beach thanks

Anonymous said...

we need a sea plane of some sort

Azza

Blue Angel 4 said...

It would be cool to have optional parts for the planes. Like the J-3 cub could have floats or you could change the color of your plane.

Anonymous said...

A380 with floats lol!!!

Azza

anonymouse said...

all should vote for antanov an 225 because it is awesome and huge

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

anonymouse said...

i vote antanov

Blue Angel 4 said...

I vote F4U Corsair. Why did you write, "i vote antanov", so many times?

Blue Angel 4 said...

It's spelled 'antonov'.

Anonymous said...

I vote SR-71 blackbird

Azza

Anonymous said...

i vote for you to stop saying "i vote antanov"

Azza

Blue Angel 4 said...

There should be a screech sound when you land.

razeqwaie said...

add airbus a340-300 air canada from google sketchup with interior on it

Anonymous said...

I vote F86 Saber

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how to use the " Flight Path" button?
Thanks.

dbtunes said...

This is a fantastic and much overdue effort. I am a minor veteran of FSX and X-Plane. Whole these simulators have much better airplane dynamics, responsiveness, and realism, they fly about in a virtual world. I got bored with this and have been anxiously awaiting an interface between a flight simulator and Google Earth so I can actually do something meaningful while flying... explore actual places that I have never been to. The initial sim embedded in Google Earth was pretty clumsy to fly. GEFS is a major jump forward. I anxiously await further improvements to the realism of the planes and handling, but in the mean time, what a great achievement. I know I am not alone in wanting to actually explore the actual earth while flying, so this project will take off. I would gladly pay for a more sophisticated version of this software, but I guess that cannot happen or Google Earth would pull permission to use their plugin? Anyway, keep up the good work.

I do have a problem getting any joysticks to be recognized on the MAC OS 10.6.8 using Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc. This after downloading the MAC driver. Any suggestions welcome.

Cheers,
Dan

Anonymous said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! just need one more aircraft and that aircraft is Boeing 747-8 pls i love that air craft :)

Cpt.Azza said...

Hi Xavier,
I just made an account on Blogger.
There is a bug with the chat, nobody is talking and when i type something in and press enter nothing happens.
Please fix.

Azza

Cpt.Azza said...

Sky hawk would be cool but I would rather have an F-15, F-16, F-18 or F-4 Phantom

Anonymous said...

it is very cool

SAA 7E47 said...

This simulation is awesome because its very simple. but please if you have time just try to make it more realistic like emergency warning, turbulence and microbursts, rainfall. it will be nice even ATC's if possible.
Thank you very much for this simulation. I actually study Meteorology and plan to specialise in Aviation meteorology so this simulation may be more helpful to study aviation weather using it.

razeqwaie said...

i vote a340 air canada with interior

razeqwaie said...

i vote a340 air canada with interior

Anonymous said...

I vote XB-70 I've flown it on FSX and its a damn good plane

Anonymous said...

Please fix the panels on the interiors they are blurry and some aren't really cockpits just inside the model. Thanks

Unknown said...

they need a after burner for concord and i wish we could choose planes

Anonymous said...

Please consider adding a regional jet. Such as a 737, a320, md80, etc. There are already 2 "jumbos," fighters, historical, and even a balloon. I think this is the one thing missing from the simulator right now. Thanks for the consideration.

Anonymous said...

atr-72, dash-8 or a 737. good job exavier!!!!

Anonymous said...

add the boeing 747-8

Anonymous said...

add 747-8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree. There are too many fighter jets and large carriers in this simulator. Maybe a Bombardier Dash-8 or a 737 would be a nice improvement.

Anonymous said...

yeah mate, i think some regionals would be a great idea^^

Anonymous said...

can we also make planes shoot guns and rockets and drop bombs too

Anonymous said...

help me unblock my chat and the nameless king's my callsign is Pilot

Anonymous said...

cpt azza this is pilot can u help me unblock my chat

Anonymous said...

i agree and m 4 rockts and a setting affected by bullets and rockets and the ones that r the names are in red

Anonymous said...

plzz antonov 225 needed!!!!

T-51must said...

Nees B-17 Flying Fortess

Anonymous said...

can you please try to add some commercial and passenger planes?

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how to get lights?
thanks

Anonymous said...

Center would help on landing and I have issues with the helicopter it tips as I lift off and I can not get lined up with the carrier to land but can take off nicely and I love the AREA 51

Anonymous said...

a gas gauge that is optional to have to stop or it ogoes lonnnnnng distances without refuling would make it the best but some people have problems landing and cant land all the time and crash and have to restart


Jared Dory

Anonymous said...

Jared Dory here I think the plane that can take off and land like a plane or helicopter but flyies like a plane and it would make it way easier 2 land on aircraft carrier

Anonymous said...

Jared Dory here and I think a option for war and there is certain areas that if u do not have war checked it moves ur plane around it so u dont get blown up and when have it checked it pauses and has a sign above it that sais war zone 1,2,3ect. and yea

Anonymous said...

how about there is a button that for winter puts skis down over the wheels and in summer there is a button to make the float go down

Anonymous said...

dont understand it either and there should be a air traffic control landing and taking off things and u have to request landing and takeoff and because it shows ur name on aircraft u do not have to say where because there is different towers and a emergency land button/ autopilot

Anonymous said...

you need a b17 bomber and a b52 stratofortres, a boeing 747-8, a320 and the antonov 225 an 124.
and the f4u corsair!

xavier, your simulator is awasome, but the helicopter is so hard to fly!
can you something on that?

im sorry for any spelling mistakes, because i am from the netherlands

Anonymous said...

Its an amazing game.I started playing it a few days ago and now i'm obsessed. You can pick anywhere on earth to fly by and also there is a good selection of planes. You can also pick runways, theres one where you can tae off on a carrier. And best of all.IT'S FREE.

Anonymous said...

please add the 747-300

Anonymous said...

Add the 747-300 and the 777-300er please

Anonymous said...

the A340 please

Anonymous said...

I meant way over a year...
Vector7

Anonymous said...

I have the exact same problem!!! Its almost like there's drag on one of the wings! Oh and by the way AMAZING sim XD

Anonymous said...

I think it would be really cool if you could shoot down spammers like a guy like Mistwalker And then have him banned for some period of time

Anonymous said...

I think it would be cool to be able to land on the water for an emergency exercise

Anonymous said...

Dude, stop spamming! Your like Mistwalker

Anonymous said...

Same for both XD

Unknown said...

I think you guys should add a little bit more more planes to the simulator like; P-51 Mustang and P-51 Mustang (Red Tails), A-10 Warthog, F-117 NightHalk, and the F-22 Raptor. But I also think you should add an Automatic Day/Night time scale.

Anonymous said...

Hey Xavier, great job with the update/s by the way, just wanted to say that, to add to realism of GEFS, I know that lots of people do it to help out, but we really need a permanent ATC (air traffic control) either a real person, or (even better) a pre-programmed Artificial Intelligence ATC modification!

Anonymous said...

Boeing 777, Airbus A320,Boeing 747!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue Angel 4 said...

My name is also Jared

Blue Angel 4 said...

added

Anonymous said...

I vote Afterburner

Anonymous said...

how do you make it night? And I think you need to add more planes like the Boeing 747

Anonymous said...

Best airliner: 747-8i or 737-800, Best fighter: F-14 Tomcat,
Best bomber: B-52 or B-2 Best Recon: SR-71, Best WW2, Spitfire

Anonymous said...

Epic!

Unknown said...

Xavier,

I have the A/P code.

Suggestions for new aircraft:
757, 737, E175, ATR72, 777

Anonymous said...

lol rly i hope they add that^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Xavier I just wanted to ask where is the aircraft carrier ,I cant find it
Thanks ;)

Anonymous said...

where is the carrier ? I've looked for it but i never find it

Anonymous said...

I agree

Daniel said...

might want to add some missles/bombs for the SU-35 and Alpha jet

Anonymous said...

Hey Xavier how do you use the create flight path





Bobby

Anonymous said...

Cant get anything to load, not the old one or the new one

Anonymous said...

You cant change your name