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|Take to the skies with one of the longest running flight franchises in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Featuring 55 missions that range from 15 minutes to over an hour, you can wrap your hands around the controls of 20 aircraft including the Airbus 321, the Boeing 747-400, the Bell 206B helicopter, a variety of Cessna and Beechcraft models, and the Douglas DC-3. A tutorial is available for beginners, while professional pilots and expert gamers can attempt more dangerous and time-consuming flights. Missions feature such short flights as taking a floatplane from Seattle to the San Juan Islands, to longer and more challenging flights like emergency landing an airliner over water.|
Utilizing satellites and pictures from space shuttles, Microsoft Flight Simulator X manages to include 24 million roads, 10,000 accurately placed stars, and 24,000 airports. Improvements made to the graphics engine allow 6,000 objects per square kilometer, and vegetation and items for 23 distinct regions. For example, when flying low over Africa, you may see small huts in tribal villages and elephants grazing next to acacia trees. And by using models for human density reports, the game will render the correct amount of traffic when you are close enough to see cars on the street. Online play includes the ability to fly in a populated world, or be air traffic controller for fellow pilots. The Deluxe Edition includes such added goodies as the Garmin G1000 in three cockpits, additional aircraft in the fleet, Tower Control capability, and a SDK pack for development.
|Game||Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|Game Edition||Deluxe Edition|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Microsoft Flight Simulator Series|
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- bringeraboutAug 31, 2015by
Realistic flying experience
Upgrading to Windows 7 compatability. Like many of the control upgrades aand ability to connect to others on line if desired. Also more realistic scenery and visuals. Not all the plane options as in the earlier version, though.
- mike97112006Sep 11, 2007by
The truth about Flight Simulator X
This Simulator is excellent, each release keeps getting better and better!!! Unfortunately the minimum requirements are kind of deceiving although however they are correct, they are the minimum requirements to run the game, but not enjoy it... It only makes sense that to run a great robust game like this, your obviously going to need the hardware requirements behind it. This game was released in late 2006 and was designed for the Windows Vista system, although it works on Windows XP also. So guys if your installing this game on a Celeron PC, with 500mb of ram and an onboard graphics card (a graphics card built into the motherboard that ships with the computer) sorry but your not going to get the best experience with this game, infact FS 2004 would probably better suit you. Remember games that are just being released and have been released since mid to late '06 are going to be designed to be used on today's systems, they are no longer developing games based on a pentium 3 systems requirements or even pentium 4 anymore for that matter. Folks do you remember how long ago Intel released these chips? There is a reason the product line is shipping out dual core processors today.
I have a new AMD Athlon Live dual core processor with each core running at 2.6GHZ, 2GB of DDR2 Ram, 2000GHZ bus speed, 256MB GeForce 8600GT graphics card (bought separately) and a 365GB sata hard drive, with Windows Vista Home Premium
I can run the game with everything set at ultra high settings running at 31fps, I didn't go get some huge $4000 gaming beast but just got a regular "Today" computer. I personally prefer and would recommend AMD over Intel chips because AMD offers higher bus speeds (the speed at which data is transferred over the board), where as intel will offer a high powered GHZ processor but much slower speeds. AMD has been known to be the gamers chip.
Also purchasing a new stick of ram isn't just going to do it for you, there are two types of ram video ram (built into the graphics card) and regular system ram, which snaps into the mother board the difference between the two is that the processor runs two work loads, it runs the work load of the game, and also has to run the work load of running and maintaining the system, obviously the ram on the graphics card is specifically going to be just for that "Graphics" it decreases the load of the processor and stores processed data so that the processor doesn't have to reprocess data after data. Thats the reason for the choppiness of the game. System ram stores all data that is processed by the processor and Windows vista takes up usually 500mb of your system ram automatically. Although Windows Vista is preferred for gaming over XP, it reduces the gaming workload on the processor and Ram, it also holds its main focus on active system process', so it kind of temporarily shuts down background programs and applications that are not currently being used.
Another great way to increase performance on Flight Simulator X is to download the the current service pack 1, it has an increased performance fix, some graphic changes, and some changes of misplaced scenery, it can be downloaded here.
Please don't give bad ratings on the game because its not compatible with your system, it really is an excellent simulation and a great teaching tool for those who may want to or are actively working on a pilots license.Read full review
- mcclain_tsJun 21, 2015by
Well designed, realistic, and we've enjoyed MANY hours playing it.
I HIGHLY recommend any one of Microsoft's simulation software packages. I find them all fun, detailed, and very realistic.
This particular one, "MS Flight Simulator X - Deluxe Edition" is great! This will do everything the "Gold Edition" will do, except the Gold Edition also comes with the extra disc which contains the F-18 Hornet, missions, and the extra stunt flying and multi-player extras. This is great to begin with, and you still have the choice of adding the "Accelerator" disc at a later time.(If you find this fun, and wish to upgrade to the Gold Edition. Actually, the (2) discs inside this package are the same as you would find inside the Gold Edition. You would need the "Accelerator" disc to make it the "Gold Edition".) Personally, I have ALL the MS Flight simulator software packages - 1st/DOS version, FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004/FS9, FSX Standard Edition, FSX Deluxe Edition, and FSX Gold Edition. I also have MSFS Combat simulators and Train Simulator software packages. All are well designed, realistic, and we've enjoyed MANY hours playing all of the sim software. Hope this helps!
Todd S. - Monroe, ORRead full review
- jtgolferNov 3, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Old graphics but still very entertaining, especially to those who dream of flying the real item some day.
- thirteenfoldsOct 15, 2014by
Awesome, hard to turn this off, could fly at home all day.
Great simulator, does help me keep my flight skills memorized, this lets one graduate to higher levels as well as bigger aircraft, best bang for the buck.