qlwiki:the_simulator

The Simulator

Sinclair QL The Simulator by Ekotek Datasystems

The Simulator is a flight simulator by Ekotek Datasystems.

The features include

  • Simulation of an imaginary light aircraft
  • Realistic Cockpit instruments
  • Real-time graphics representing the outside world in 3D
  • View of the outside world in four directions in black & white or in full colour (52 colours in all)
  • Three levels of difficulty
  • Report facility giving information on flight time, total distance flown, fuel consumption and more
  • Different worlds can be loaded from microdrive cartridge or floppy disk. Each world has up to five airports and contains many objects to aid orientation during the flight.

The GUI, sound, aeroplane physical model and user interaction were written in SuperBASIC and compiled with QLiberator. All 3d calculations are done in machine code. The worlds (of which there were several), with their coordinates and colours, are coded in text files.

Also you were only allowed to make 5 copies, although this can be got around by using Digital Precision's clone program or you can simply attach the disk image now available to QemuLator.

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Screenshot of Sinclair QL The Simulator by Ekotek Datasystems
Title: The Simulator
Language: 68000 Machine Code and Q-Liberator Compiled SuperBASIC
Author: Robert Stekelenburg
Publisher: Ekotek Datasystems
Year of Publication: 1988
Price as at May 1988: Unknown
Reviews: Unknown
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators.
Commercial Status: Freeware
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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