GL-117 is a free and open source game, first known for its version for the Linux operating system, which, however, also has an alternative that we can install without problems on our computer with Windows. In general, we have to be in charge of driving an airplane in a relatively realistic environment, trying to perform the missions assigned to us as we progress.
Of course, like all games of this type, while fulfilling the objectives presented to us, we will get rewards and access to other much more complicated missions, which will require us to the maximum. You will almost always see that these objectives are related to bombing different targets on land to get rid of them or shooting down enemy planes that threaten us.
The vehicle's driving is not a minor issue when discussing games with flight simulation elements. In our test experience, we have seen that the control system is quite intuitive. If you're used to most flight simulators, we do not doubt that you'll find this title much more straightforward, so that's a positive point to keep in mind.
All the movements of your aircraft can be performed without any problem simply by using both the mouse and the keyboard of your PC, although with detail. And it is that the movements of the aircraft are made with the keyboard, and the shots with the machine gun that we have incorporated are generated with the mouse. Then, other keys allow us to select the weapon we want to use and further details of its launch.
One of the advantages of this flight simulator lies therein with specific tasks to perform since we can modify the weapon we want to use, which, on many occasions, will allow us to solve the missions faster. The fact is that there are weapons that are better when we have to bomb certain areas, while others are more advisable to shoot down the planes that we cross in the air. As you play, you will get to know their qualities, and you will know which one to use in each case.
Undoubtedly, one of the features of GL-117 that we liked the most is that we can learn to control the plane quickly. At least in our tests, the first mission has already left an exquisite taste in our mouths. And especially as we progress to the more complicated assignments, precisely controlling each plane's movements is fundamental.
We did not want to fail to mention that as some players will probably encounter problems learning to maneuver the plane, especially while shooting, the game has a solution for you. It so happens that GL-117 has a specific section within which you'll find a series of integrated tutorials intended for those users who experience initial problems.
This flight simulation title has 20 missions entirely different from each other. We will find different planes and pilots in whose skin we have to put ourselves. At the same time, the maps are randomized so that sometimes you can find a clear sky, other times with clouds, mountains, and plains.
You have to add later an issue that many users will not care about, but it is essential for others like us. We are talking about the music that accompanies the different adventures we can perform. The music in GL-117 is well done and is the perfect complement to put us in the shoes of an airplane pilot who has just been assigned a life-or-death mission.
As for GL-117's interface, we recommend you not to have too many expectations, not because the scenarios or objectives are not well achieved, but because we start from the basis of a game that does not occupy so much space or consume too many resources. These advantages then translate into some apparent difficulties, such as the fact that it is impossible to reach too high a level of detail. Generally speaking; anyway, we can say that GL-117's graphics have convinced us if we forget for a moment about the last generation consoles.
In summary, we can say that GL-117 is a game entirely recommendable for all those users who like both flight simulators and environments or missions somewhat of war type. If you want a title that does not consume too many system resources and is free within this segment, we do not doubt that we are in the presence of one of the best possible alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is GL-117 downloadable for Windows XP?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of GL-117.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install GL-117 on your PC, you have to download the gl-117-1.3-win32.zip file to your Windows and install it.
The gl-117-1.3-win32.zip file is compressed, so you can download 7-zip and unzip the file.
- Is GL-117 free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to GL-117?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- Operating Systems
- Windows Me
- Windows XP
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98
- Open Source