Final release R/C Desk Pilot & RCDP goes open source

  • Cross posting from Davy Loots, developer of RC Desk Pilot. -- ggunners

    It's been a very long time since my last post and I'm not even sure a lot of people still know R/C Desk Pilot.

    Needless to say I am no longer actively working on R/C Desk Pilot (more on that below). However, I did still have quite a lot of improvements on my hard drive and finally had some time to put these together into a final build of R/C Desk Pilot.

    You can download it here!

    It contains a few extra airplanes, water, support for multiple scenery's, reflective textures and a few other minor things.

    Since I don't have the time anymore to maintain the sim, I've decided to put the source code online for any brave developer that wants to extend the sim, or fix bugs. So if you want to give it a go, have a look on github.

    I want to thank everyone that sent over nice comments, questions, created airplanes and even scenery's for the sim. It's been tremendous kick seeing all of you enjoying this simple sim. It's unbelievable that the previous version of the sim was downloaded 400,000 times! I would like to say a special thank you to two special friends I was lucky enough to meet through the sim (even though we've never met in person): Tom Evers and Fred Herfst. They were supportive from the beginning with advice, artwork, meteorology lessons and so much more.

    The reason for the silence is that other priorities have taken over my life. I've spend every spare moment of my life for 5 years on R/C Desk Pilot (2009 - 2014) and loved every second of it.

    R/C Desk Pilot is based on my own little 3D engine. Around 2014 I realized that with the advent of newer game engines like Unity, the development was at a point where I would better switch to a new engine. I couldn't get myself to invest months again to start from scratch, especially since at the time I was starting to look at a career change quitting my job and wanting to start a business of my own. And frankly, building a free R/C sim is not a good way to pay the bills. So I started a startup building VR communication software and that has in recent years consumed 100% of my time. So I apologize if you've sent me a question about the sim recently and didn't get a reply.

    I might one day find the time again to create another R/C Flight Sim! Until that time I hope you enjoy this one!


    P.S. Treehugger, if you can post in your native language to the main threads, I would thank you very much.