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|Fly high in the air with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight. Enhanced graphics of this PC game project 3D weather conditions, providing a realistic feel of the situation. Chose to fly from a range of many classic aircrafts to 15 modern planes as well as from the Robinson R22 helicopter. Be the captain and take charge of the flight with interactive media giving information on first few flights of the world and their renowned pilots in this simulation video game. With just a push of a button, you can create thunderstorms, clouds or clear weather in this PC game. Moreover, you can also select the option of localize atmospheric conditions, creating an illusion as you were flying already. This simulation video game supports your flying skills providing with a Garmin GPS helping you dodge air traffic and navigate your way. You can actually click and play with the controls of the aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight and live the life of a real pilot.|
|Game||Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight|
|UPC||0805529390072, 805529339064, 805529340411|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
, Adjust flight controls, time radios and operate aircraft systems in interactive 3d virtual cockpits that put you in the piolot's seat; fly through dynamic, automatically updated, real-world weather systems or create custom weather challenges that put your skills to the test; experience the challenges the original pilots faced as you reenact significant events in aviation history.
|Support Elements||3D Acceleration, Memory Card|
|Game Series||Microsoft Flight Simulator Series|
Average review score based on 81 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The clouds looks real, the planes are nice, you can add scenery to the program. I'd say it's an excellent way to learn to fly. Well worth having. I haven't spend a lot of time in the program to give lots of details, but I can say the graphics are an improvement over FS 2002.
One thing I did notice is it uses way more disc space than it states in the specs. It takes almost 3G of hard drive so make sure you have at least that much.
If you can get this gem for a good price here at ebay go for it! ;)
As a private pilot, I've been interested in FS since the Apple days. I first flew a flight simulator on my Heathkit H89 (Z80) in 1982, using a BASIC program I entered from Heath/Zenith's magazine SEXTANT. I was able to fly it without visual references, only the gauges were visible. I've upgraded each time available, still debating on this latest release (12/2008 upgraded to X), as 2004 seems to have everything one could ask for. I've flow nearly every virtual aircraft offered, with varying degrees of success. Most often, my failures are because I 'jumped into the left seat' without reading the aircraft manuals. My favorite aircraft are the C172, the Robinson chopper, and my favorite cross-country aircraft, the Beech King Air. I have not used all the features of FS 2004 yet. I've flown a few instrument approaches, but I would not say that would translate into a safe real-time experience. I've only crashed once, but that's enough to make me very careful! You don't get second-chances in real-life, and I take flying FS very seriously.
I'm currently engaged in a 50-state hop-n-skip, currently at Honolulu via B777, planning to take a B747 from there to Anchorage, B737 back to Seattle, then work my way east in the Beech King Air. I take the Robinson for local sightseeing, like Mt. St. Helens, and the Hawaiian volcanoes last week.
The controls are excellent, the communications are realistic (better than real-life!), the AP and GPS are fun to play with and take the load off while you sight-see or learn about additional features of the aircraft while flying. I like the optional views of the aircraft, and the replay features.
It's a great program, though I would not really call it a game. If you're looking for realism, it's excellent! I'm a private pilot, and this is as close as you can get to the real thing for $100 purchase price.
I found this simulator to be very good in terms of good graphics which can be enhanced to very good with the many add-ons both free and payware items. There are hundreds probably several hundred aircraft available on the internet for free to download which expands the fleet of "merely" 15 aircraft. While Flight Simulator 2004 or fs9 is capable of flying with only a keyboard and mouse I would suggest purchasing at least a joystick and better yet a yoke and throttle set for maximal realism.
The commercial and small aircraft are great to pilot but I really wanted to get into a fighter jet without the need to have to shoot someone else out of the sky or fight for the cockpit seat. I was able to find a great F16 Falcon, F4U Corsair, F18 Hornet, F14 Tomcat all capable of being launched from the various carriers included in this simulation but with one catch, you need to add additional files to make the steam catapult launch your aircraft and add zones on the carrier for the landings using your tailhook for the jets. They even have the HUD with the "meatball" displayed using the free add-ons. With a little persistance and the help of Google you should be able to find all the files necessary for free aircraft carrier launches and landings.
Even though the scenery is quite good there is an abundance of add-ons to make your local airport even more realistic. Scenery is enhanced with better looking buildings, corrected "photo-realistic" scenery add-ons also make the flying experience even better but all this comes at a little bit of a price as you need a fairly decent graphics card and CPU to run the game. I only have experience running fs9 on my older ATi 9200SE and P4 2.0 GHz I had to lower the overall appearance significantly to fly over Manhattan due to the great amount of details but I was able to fly with such low specs. I now have a much more powerful graphics card and CPU which easily handle the highest levels for aircraft and the next to highest for the rest.
All in all this was a great game to get the sounds and look of flying and I have spent countless hours playing carrier pilot.
Lots of add-on's at FlightSym.com From aircrafts to scenery to all kind of goodies to play with. For those desiring to fly, or just having some fun, this FlightSym is great. Been an older product, is perfect for those in a budget. I would go as far as saying, indispensible.
Kick the settings up to difficult, and you will learn some great lessons about flying in real life. Forgetting to close the door, stopping at runways, and looking both ways, even if tower or ground control has no warning, instrument failures and the never missing pilot having problems keeping aircraft at assigned altitude.
Give it a try. For less than $25.00, you can actualy sense the trill of Mixing with the God's, as real pilots do. You leave mare mortals on Earth, and join the God's in space.
I love this game!!! I have a lower end PC w/ windows vista dual core intel pentium processor w intel media graphics accelerator (945 mobile express chipset) w/ 2 GB of RAM and 160 HDD in 2 80 GB partitions I loaded this sim and was able to push almost ALL of the sliders to medium high to high and had MINIMAL...almost no microstutters at all the "blurries" are alot less obvious with FS9 vs FSX....as a result I have completely removed FSX from my system and am going to sell it on EBAY...Please do not go and by a "super computer to run FSX as it is not worth it. FS2004 is a little lackluster on features but the overall functionality is great for lower end to mid grade systems!!
Overall Grade A-