The world's most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator
Often abbreviated to FSX, this is an award-winning flight simulation game. It incorporates a choice of flying machines, realistic controls and environments and authentic rules of physics. 24000 real-world airports, various challenges, missions, flight paths and destinations make for a high calibre gaming experience.
Windows 7 or above, Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2. A 1.0GHz computer processor. Windows XP SP2 requires 256 MB of RAM and Windows 7 and above and Windows Vista require 512 MB of RAM. At least 14 GB of available hard disk space. A 32 MB Directx 9-compatible video card. A 32x speed DVD drive. A sound card and speakers or a headset. A keyboard and mouse or compatible game controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows). Network adaptor for LAN multiplayer game-play. Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer game-play.
FlyInside FSX Pro 1.92, is software that allows FSX to be played using a virtual reality headset and installs as an add-on for FSX. FlyInside supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.
It is possible to play or host an FSX game in multi-player mode. Various settings need to be changed on the PC’s involved. There are online guides to assist you with this.
FSX does not benefit from having SLI because FSX is highly dependent on the CPU. If a 24” or larger LCD is being used in its native resolution, SLI may help somewhat. A single fast card is sufficient to run FSX.
When you cross time zones, FSX changes the UTC (coordinated universal time) and not the local time of the aircraft. There are ‘real time’ programs available that will change this setting.
For online play a Network adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay is required with broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay.
There is no explicit content or offensive language that would make FSX unsuitable for children. However, the complexity of the controls would lead to a general consensus that it will be most enjoyed by people of high age and above.
Basic FSX will run on most modern laptops, but issues might crop up when trying to add more scenery, aircraft and other add-ons. It��s best to check the list of system requirements to see if your laptop is suitable.
To save a flight, first fly the plane until the point you’d like to save the flight. Press the semicolon ‘;’ button while in the air to pause the game. Exit to the dashboard, create your flight plan and adjust settings for the planned course. Press ‘save’, name the file under the field marked ‘Flight site’ and click ‘save’.