Fly Dangerous 5.0 was released and it is packed with new features like reflections on the ship, Steam leaderboards and ghosts! So you can basically race against yourself or others from the leaderboards!
As usual I gave it a spin and had a blast.
First things first though. The Linux version defaults to OpenGL and this resulted in like 25 FPS for me and the input of my X52 Pro (mapped as XBOX controller) was so laggy that I could sip coffee during each course correction. This was when I remembered the magic parameter
-force-vulkan from other Unity games and from here it was smooth sailing. Eventually I ended up with the game start options
obs-gamecapture for recording,
mangohud for some FPS info and
-force-vulkan for… well, FPS.
obs-gamecapture mangohud %command% -force-vulkan
As usual YMMV.
The flight mechanics changed a little bit and @jayleefaulkner explains this in great detail in the video Alpha 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2sn26HVY7o so I’m having a learning curve ahead of me… again!
Anyway, I’m not doing too bad after some rounds. Only issue left is that I can not disable the flight assist for some reasons. Probably a bad binding but I was eager to play so I went with it.
Oh and did I mention that this little gem is still for free and even opensource?