If you have an interest in flight simulation software and testing a new title in development interests you, you might want to visit Terminal Reality, Inc.’s Web site. The company has put out the call for beta testers for its forthcoming flight sim Fly! II, which is expected to be released this year.
Terminal Reality, Inc. is a frequent collaborator with publisher Gathering of Developers, and the company has offered Macintosh support for two of the four titles which comprise its current lineup. The original Fly! flight sim was Macintosh-compatible (as was its followup, Fly! 2K), and last fall the company published a Mac-compatible driving game called 4×4 Evolution. Fly! II is on the roster for 2001, and now Terminal Reality is accepting applications for beta testers.
Fly! models several real-world propeller-driven and jet-based aircraft using exacting specifications and intricately detailed cockpit models — everything from single-prop recreational aircraft to dual-jet business jets are modeled. The software also includes photorealistic satellite-derived imagery of five major U.S. metropolitan areas.
The sequel to Fly!, Fly! II will feature new and expanded 3D models, aircraft and scenery; higher resolution images; a global flight area; and more realistic cockpits and avionics systems. The software is also expected to sport improved visual effects, more dynamic environments, and tutorials and assistance for beginners.
There are a few qualifications in order to apply: first of all, you need to be an avid flight sim user, age 18 or up. You’ll also need to live in the United States or Canada. If you’re accepted, you’ll need to agree to an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) as well. The form requires you to provide some basic information about your computer and Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well.
If you’re interested in becoming a beta tester for Fly! II, please
fill out the form
at Terminal Reality’s Web site.