Flight Simulator X demo

Flight Simulator X demo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 112 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    1,495,351
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 10, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (Three missions)
  • File Size:
    798.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    172
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Simulation

Editors' Review

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The tenth release in Microsoft's esteemed flight-sim series makes a major break from tradition with the inclusion missions to complete all over the world. The prerelease demo for Flight Simulator X offers you three of those missions, one of which is a tutorial that introduces the basics of flying. Although the demo for the in-progress game includes minor graphical errors that can make aircraft and scenery look slightly askew, there's more than enough fun to have with the four provided planes. The 625MB download is a bear, and the installation process is considerable, but once it's on your machine you'll be up in the air in no time.

The provided planes in the demo are the Air Creation Trike Ultralight, Beechcraft Baron 58, Bombardier CRJ700, and the deHaviland Beaver DHC2. The areas available to explore are in the Caribbean, including the Netherlands Antilles and surrounding islands. Most notable, perhaps, is the inclusion of the famed Princess Juliana International Airport, with its tiny landing strip and low approach over the beach. Aside from an introductory tutorial, the demo includes two other missions that let you drop flour bombs and fly to (and land at) various airports. We experienced minor frame lag even on the lowest graphical settings on a machine with plenty of processing power, good memory, and a reasonable video card, and graphical glitches are evident at the highest settings. However, the excellent interface, user-friendly missions, and free-flight options make this demo a can't-miss for flight-sim fans.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 22
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5 stars

"Such a enthusiastic game must try it out"

December 16, 2012  |  By Dilzosuperazo

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Spectacular Game with aircraft that you can fly perfectly !

Cons

Well controls are minimum ,

Mouse is one which is alright 8/10
Yoke is perfect 10/10
Joystick the best to buy? 9/10
Keyboard not that well 3/10

plus you can set your traffic and graphics etc.....

Summary

Microsoft Fsx well its type of a game where you can fly planes .i mean its a good experience to learn and fly, Turns out to be great !you can add new things to it best part is adding new planes maps whole country (if you want it to be ). PM sound is altitude call outs and much more

you should give it a go!!!!

my rating 10/10 :)

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1 stars

"798.28MB! Impossible for me to download this stuff!"

April 30, 2012  |  By JohnnyLax

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Never try before

Cons

No comment

Summary

Ah!

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5 stars

"verygoodsim"

February 16, 2011  |  By kratistos

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

verygoodsim

Cons

verygoodsim

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3 stars

"Completely Hosed my Windows 7 x64 Machine!"

February 03, 2011  |  By loganq

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

unknown, I didn't get that far.

Cons

Completely trashed my Windows 7 so badly that I couldn't even boot.

Summary

Might have been the DirectX 9 that it installed without asking. But whatever it was, it left me with a paperweight for a computer until I did a system restore. If the thing wasn't compatible with Windows 7, Microsoft's install ought to have known that.

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1 stars

"20 minutes of slow flying after 90 minute download pft"

December 08, 2010  |  By txdoc4you

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

updated from 1980's flight simulator

Cons

demo a waste of time to download. I will lokk for it in the discount crate at Fry's.

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4 stars

"Its a wery good game!"

August 07, 2010  |  By ibenzio2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I love this game ist så real!

Cons

I don't like the monney!

Summary

I like it beucase its soo real!

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4 stars

"I really like the game!!!! MY video card does not."

July 26, 2010  |  By jrichar765

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I like the graphics and everything about the game. I could say more if I could play it with my card. I just stop and go!

Cons

There is really nothing I dislike about the game!

Summary

Can' give a good review on this part, but I assure you all, that it would be well worth your time and money to purchase the game. I have I think nine aircraft games that I can play on my computer. I enjoy playing all of them. Too bad they are all older games.
Download and enjoy!!!

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4 stars

"good you serves"

April 29, 2010  |  By mppnihal

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

i don't hew more English

Cons

thank you for

Summary



Updated on Apr 29, 2010

thank you for you

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5 stars

"well I have download it at official FS website."

December 25, 2009  |  By Reza_cassanova

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

it like a real cockpit

Cons

windows error

Summary

I like because it teach me how to lands a plane

Updated on Dec 25, 2009

I think you must not really usual with FSX

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1 stars

"Disappointing product for 2009"

September 09, 2009  |  By benben101

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Lots of different maps and aircraft

Cons

Controls are poor, and the graphics are of a level as you would expect 5 years ago. I have seen freeware that is better

Summary

Putting a product of such low sophistication on the market for such a price, is a disgrace. You can get noticeably better programs for a fraction of the cost, and there is software that is equal to this totally free.
The features are very limited, and the quality of the graphics is very disappointing. I have run it on a computer and a screen that allow high detail, and it just looks like child's stuff compared to other programs.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/games/
Release Date August 10, 2006
Date Added August 10, 2006
Version
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Simulation
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, 1GHz CPU, 256MB RAM (512MB RAM for Vista)
Download Information
File Size 798.28MB
File Name FSXDemo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,495,351
Downloads Last Week 172
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Three missions
Price Free
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