World Update VIII: Spain, Portugal, Andorra & Gibraltar is available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Update your simulator, download World Update VIII, and take off to experience the treasures of this wonderful European realm from the heights! The sky is calling!
Flight Simulator X marks the tenth version of the popular line of flight simulators. It was officially released to the US market on October 17, 2006. According to Microsoft's Web site for the game, a standard edition features everything from navaids to GPS and airways. It also includes 18 planes, 28 detailed cities, and over 24,000 airports with a deluxe version featuring 24 aircraft, and 38 cities. The player can fly anything from a small glider or a light experimental aircraft to jumbo jets. The game features an immersive air traffic control system and dynamic real-world condition weather. The geography matches the part of the world that the player is flying in. Jetways and ground equipment are also included in the game.
Flight Simulator X was officially unveiled at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as a gaming showcase for Microsoft Windows Vista and is now also compatible with Windows 7, and with Windows 8 or Windows 10 via Steam. Microsoft released screenshots as well as a list of frequently asked questions as a press release on Microsoft Flight Simulator Insider, and numerous flight simulator communities. This also included mission-based gameplay with mission specific aircraft as well as an upgraded rendering engine capable of increased detail.Following the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May 2006, Microsoft published new screenshots, videos and an official trailer. The graphical quality of the simulator has greatly increased.
In February 2012, Microsoft released a new flight simulator titled Microsoft Flight. Developed by The Coalition (as Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver), it was not part of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, but instead was designed to replace it and aimed at drawing new users into flight simulation. It does not allow the use of existing Flight Simulator X add-ons (including aircraft, objects, and scenery).
World Update VI: Austria, Germany and Switzerland is available free to all Microsoft Flight Simulator users today. Be sure your simulator is up to date first, then visit the Marketplace to download the latest world update and immerse yourself in this magnificent and expansive corner of the world. The sky is calling!
Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.
Hello! I downloaded the Fs 2004 No-cd patch It worked fine until I tried to load aircraft on it and some scenery was missing also some planes were missing. It wouldn't open anymore I decided to uninstall it and download it again but it only allowed me to download with a zip file and I don't know how it works so I was trying to find the one I installed at first. Can anyone tell me how to get it back? I have Fs 2004 0n disks but it won't work on windows 10 I've tried everything I really loved the one I downloaded at first.
Hello... new to the flight sim community... I have Flight Sim 2004, unknown if it 9 or 9.1 edition and have a Windows 10 PC...should I install the download before attempting to install the 4 disks in my PC ?...any help offered would be great... Thanks, Gary.
This update adds the first photogrammetric improvement of five German cities: Cologne (home of Gamescom), Hanover, Dortmund, Bonn and Dusseldorf. In fact, the patch with this City Update 1 is available for download right now.
Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle of Europe - Patch v3.1This German update only works with German versions of the game.Update Installation NotesWe strongly recommend that you use Microsoft DirectX 9.0, released in December, in conjunction with Combat Flight Simulator 3. This version of DirectX fixes cross-compatibility problems that surface in the version of DirectPlay originally shipped with Combat Flight Simulator 3.0. DirectX 9 also contains some fixes that improve multiplayer performance. To get the latest version of Microsoft DirectX, please go to Before downloading and installing the update, please read these release notes.Update Installation: Installing the update requires 30 megabytes of space on your PCs hard drive. Backups of files that have changed are stored in a folder called "Backup" in your Combat Flight Simulator 3 directory. If the CFS3 Update has been successfully installed on your machine, you can remove this backup directory to reclaim the space occupied by the Backup folder.Note: Installation of the Combat Flight Simulator 3 update installs a new configuration profile, which enables CFS3 on more machines. This configuration profile is stored on a per-user basis. If you have more than one user account on the PC where you run CFS3, you will need to install the CFS3 update under each account for the appropriate configuration changes to take effect.Cancel Button: During the update process, a Cancel button is available that allows you to stop the installation process. Clicking Cancel will stop the installation of the update, but may leave Combat Flight Simulator 3 in an incomplete state. You will need to either restart and complete the installation of the update, or reinstall Combat Flight Simulator 3 to ensure that the simulation functions properly.Custom Aircraft: If you have installed any add-ons which have changed the list of aircraft that came with Combat Flight Simulator 3, you may be unable to install the update. If this is the case, you will see an error message during update installation stating that certain original files could not be found. To work around this error, please restore the original Combat Flight Simulator 3 aircraft files; you may need to uninstall and reinstall Combat Flight Simulator 3 to do this.Uninstalling the CFS3 Update: There are two methods to uninstall the CFS3 update. The recommended method is to simply uninstall and reinstall Combat Flight Simulator 3. This will ensure that Combat Flight Simulator 3 is restored to its original state.Another method of uninstalling the CFS3 update is to use the automatically-created backups of files that are modified during the update process.To use the backup files:1. Locate the Backup folder within your Combat Flight Simulator 3 folder. On most machines, this is located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Combat Flight Simulator 3\Backup.2. Find the unpatch.bak file located in this folder and rename it as "unpatch.bat."a. Right-click the unpatch.bak file and select Properties from the menu.b. Type unpatch.bat where the filename unpatch.bak is displayed.c. Click OK to close the Properties window3. Double-click the renamed unpatch.bat file.4. Locate your Combat Flight Simulator 3 folder.5. Rename "cfs3configdatabase.txt.bak" to "cfs3configdatabase.txt".Fixes and Improvements in Combat Flight Simulator 3.1Below is a list of improvements and fixes that have been made in the CFS 3.1 update.Artificial Intelligence- Artificial intelligence (AI) pilots now perform level-bombing. If you are leading a flight of level bombers, the AI bombers in your flight mimic your commands. They open their bomb bay doors when you do, and release their bombs when you do. All-AI flights also do level-bombing flights on their own.- There is now a wing-level autopilot. Press Ctrl Shift A to set the autopilot to fly on the same heading, with the wings level. You can use this to supercede the fly-towards-waypoint artificial pilot that is invoked when you switch to a gun station.- In version 3.0, gun pods and bomber gun turrets would occasionally fire by themselves if an enemy aircraft was nearby. This has been fixed.- AI pilots now jettison their drop-tanks in combat situations.Aircraft- More than eight virtual cockpits are now supported. (Note that this fix requires that modelers export aircraft using a new version of the Gmax plugin.)- P-51B and P-51D virtual cockpits have been improved.- Gun limits for the Ju-88 have been widened.- The B-26 aircraft has been re-designated as a level bomber, and uses level bombing tactics.Damage and Guns- You can now hit other aircraft with your guns if you are within 50 yards.- Trim response is now gradually decreased in response to elevator damage (as opposed to being completely disabled if there is any elevator damage.)- B-26 elevator and Me-262 damage capacity have been increased. Muzzle velocity for guns is now taken into account.Gameplay/General- A very rudimentary in-flight map has been implemented. Press M (the in-game briefing key) to display it.Note: this map only shows the location of your aircraft. It does not show where other AI or human flights are.In-flight map keys are as follows:] or Zoom in[ or - Zoom outC Center on player, Zoom to fit mission itemsArrow keys Pan map- Padlock no longer switches to the next target when the aircraft you are targeting has been destroyed. Instead, you return to the forward-looking view.- The CFS3 movie now plays when you start the game.On a limited set of configurations, the movie may not play appropriately because applications assume control of the playing of movies. These configurations display a black screen. Press any key to skip the movie.- Bomber gun-turret reticules are now better aligned with bullets fired from turrets.- In version 3.0, the game would crash if the currently-selected aircraft was removed from the game. This has been fixed.Multiplayer- Several security (anti-cheat) fixes have been made.- There are now hit sounds when you are hit by other players.- A "Lock" icon is displayed on password-protected games in the game list.- In version 3.0, when you respawned in a mission you would sometimes not have control of the aircraft. This has been fixed.Performance- Some algorithms for managing memory have been changed to reduce stutter.Controls- Force Feedback responses have been improved.Configuration- The Intel 845 and Intel 830 chipsets are now supported.- The ATI Radeon 9700 is now properly identified on Windows ME machines.- Improved configuration support pages are available. See [CFS3 directory]\help\config\configsupport.htm for an up-to-date list of recommended drivers and manufacturer links.cfs3updatedeu.exe 2b1af7f3a8