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A love letter to the Elite Dangerous racing community ❤

Yes, racing "exists" in Elite and yes it's awesome -- but accessible it is not.

This project aims to provide a ground-up reimplementation of a similar-enough flight model to provide a training ground and common set of tools to track leaderboards, ghosts and general tom-foolery. Feedback is extremely welcome!

The game is more regularly updated  (and still free!) on Steam (just because it takes ages to upload build zips!)

Interested in getting involved with the dev process? Come join the discord and yell at me about how wrong I am discuss where we should take this!


Planned Features

  • Flight sticks of all shapes and sizes (done!)
  • Infinite terrain generation (done!)
    • Freeplay flight, seed generation (done!)
    • Record + share racetracks
  • Basic time trial map types
    • Sprint: 1 start, checkpoints, 1 end (done!)
    • Laps 1 start block, checkpoints, lap counter (done!)
  • Leaderboards with automatic replay / ghost upload via Steam (done, on steam only)
  • Basic Multiplayer (done! sort of!)
  • VR Support (done!)


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FlyDangerous-0.6.0-linux.zip 2 GB
FlyDangerous-0.6.0-osx.zip 2 GB
FlyDangerous-0.6.0-win.zip 2 GB

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Is the title mocking on Elite Dangerous? 😂


read the first sentence of the description

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will there be more ships added in the future? Great game :)

Eventually, yeah - ideally there will be modded ship support but that's gonna take some thinking 😅


This game does not define any OS compatibility so the itch.io app cannot push packages for download through the app. Please define OS compatibility to fix this for users. Thanks.


Oof, well spotted! Missed the checkboxes on the latest builds, thanks!

working now :) Thanks

Does this have a downscale feature for Retina Macs? If not you should implement it, it greatly increases performance :)

Yes, the render scale can be set to 0.5x while running at native resolution. See the graphics options :)

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Thanks much for the native Linux build.  Version 0.4.1 appears to run solidly on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS as far as I can see thus far.  Nice looking game for such an early release version.  Can only imagine how slick the 1.0 release is gonna be if this version is any sign.


Thanks! That's really great to hear! Any suggestions, bugs or feature requests are more than welcome on the github / discord :D

Just tried 0.4.1 on Manjaro Linux and it works perfectly.

I however am pretty crap at the game. 

Amazing stuff though


yeah the onboarding / beginners process is ... Well nonexistent. I'll be working on making it a bit easier to get into. Glad you like it though!

Big nerd thing: if you're creating the Linux and macOS builds, you could create a tar file for each build and *then* zip the tar file.

Using a tar would keep the file permissions, making the extra chmod instructions moot.


zip keeps permissions too :D I just need to not be so lazy and actually set the damn things

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Looks like the Linux export is broken:

flydangerous.x86_64: error while loading shared libraries: UnityPlayer.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

UnityPlayer.so is missing.


Hi, that's curious ... I'm not sure how that's happened but it may explain a few other things I've heard if they exported over a previous install. I'll take a look when I'm back at my desktop at the end of the week, thanks!


No worries, feel free to reply again when a new build is up and I'll take another look :)


Just a note that the latest release fixes this.

Excellent, thank you!

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Can you please make a linux ARM 32 bit build? I am trying to play this on my raspberry pi 4b and I cant run X86_64 applications.


Hey, I don't know if that's even possible with unity and if it is the performance (especially on terrain) would be atrocious! The source is up on github with build instructions if you fancy giving it a shot

Unfortunately I could not get the linux version running, BUT the windows works fine on Linux (Manjaro) via WINE. Interesting game I will definetly keep an eye on it for the future. Obviously its still in very early stage . Handling of the ship does not feel like Elite, it feels to me that is a bit too sensitive on rolling on z axis or maybe this is just a setting. Will play more to get a good feel. Keep up the good work.


Interesting, yeah the flight mechanics are all tweakable in the options panel so let me know on the discord what settings work best for you because I can’t see the woods for the trees at this point!