VertiSim is a 3-D simulation of the immortal Mattel toy from the 1970s, the Vertibird. If you had (or wanted one) of these toys as a kid, you'll appreciate this program. Otherwise, you're probably on the wrong page, hehe. In addition to simulating a Vertibird, my program also has the added twist of being able to place the pilot inside the helicopter cockpit. Very cool! Think you're good? Try picking up the astronaut accessory from inside the helicopter!


First Place Winner
GameDev.net Physics Contest

The program started as an attempt at creating an OpenGL program by myself. VertiSim utilizes the OpenGL graphics API.

So how much does it cost? VertiSim was created simply for the fun of it and is absolutely free!

VertiSim requires any version of Windows, a decent CPU (500MHz or better), and a good accelerated video card that supports OpenGL in hardware if you want to expect useful frame rates. DirectX is also required for sound support through DirectSound, and mouse support through DirectInput. If you get an error message about "DSOUND.DLL" or "DINPUT.DLL" , you need to install DirectX. You can download the latest version from Microsoft here.

Download VertiSim - Build 04.05.2002
(Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP)
Rescue Ship Add-On
Converts your normal VertiSim set into the Rescue Ship set. Includes the Rescue Ship plus Raft, Capsule, Fuel Barrel, and First Aid Locker. Requires that you first install Vertisim (see above download)


Screen Shots (click for larger version)
HELI DETAIL
BASE DETAIL
RESCUE SHIP ADD-ON SET
A COUPLE ACCESSORIES
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK HELI
EXAMPLE OF USER INTERFACE
JUST HOOKED THE ASTRONAUT
FLYING THE CAPSULE AROUND
THE KITCHEN SCENERY



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