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Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight is the next milestone in the award-winning Flight Simulator franchise. Celebrating 20 years of developing and perfecting computer flight simulation, A Century of Flight will allow aviation enthusiasts to experience history at the controls of historic aircraft, such as Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3 and the world's first successful powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer. New engaging features such as interactive multimedia provide a wealth of historical information on the planes that shaped aviation history and the pilots who flew them. Informed and insightful articles explain all there is to know about Microsoft's Flight Simulator and the 24 aircraft included in the software. Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight also introduces an updated, dynamic weather system, enhanced automatically generated scenery (AutoGen) and detailed visual effects, improved Air Traffic Control functions, and 3D interactive cockpits, as well as 15 modern aircraft, including the Boeing 777, the Beechcraft Baron and the Robinson R22 helicopter.
Game Genre: Simulation Game
Required Operating System: PC
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Media Format: CD-ROM
Product Title: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Century of Flight
Power Score: 4.4 | 18 Reviews
License Type: Full Product
System Requirements: Standard Requirements: Computer/Processor: 450 MHz CPU Memory: - Windows 98/ME: 64 MB - Windows 2000/ XP: 128 MB Hard Disk: 1.8 GB Display: 8 MB Video Card - Direct X9 or better Operating System: Windows 98/ME, 2000, XP
Network Compatible: Yes
URL: Manufacturer Link
Min License Size: 1 user(s)
Required Video Memory: 8 MB
Recommended Memory: 128 MB
Recommended DirectX Version: 9
Required Disk Space: 1.8 GB
Software Main Type: Game
Description: Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (Full Product, PC)
Required Processor Speed: 450 MHz
Version / Edition: 2004
Software Name: Flight Simulator 2004 Century of Flight
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Language Support: English
Max License Size: 1 user(s)
Required DirectX Version: 7
Brand Name: Microsoft
Required Memory: 64 MB
Max Data Speed: 1505
Product Reviews (13)
Educational and Fun
Strengths: Awesome graphics, really love being able to fly from the teeny airport in the town where i live. Enjoyable for the whole family.
Realistic, with great long play value. I love a game that you can't "beat". This is the first flight sim for me, my uncle is a diehard and recommended i give this one a try, and for the price, im glad i did. It is hard to fly with the keypad, but I wouldnt call that a weakness. I use an Xbox 360 controller to fly and it works great.
By mrs66xke - Feb 6, 2007
Strengths: perfect condition no scratches
the game was in perfect condition I cant help but get some downloads from these guys bet they will be perfect also trust me these peoples will get 4-5 stars from everyone
By anonymous; - Feb 5, 2006
I was very pleased with the...
Strengths: Graphics, realism, variety of choices
Weakness: Training in some areas weak and poorly done.
I was very pleased with the realism in the flights to the various places. The airplane controls seemed quite responsive, and I could almost imagine myself flying. My main complaint concerns the lessons. I felt that I was very attentive to the lessons and did as well as I could but the very non positive feed back from the virtual instructors was discouraging. Statements such as "since you seem to...
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I was very pleased with the realism in the flights to the various places. The airplane controls seemed quite responsive, and I could almost imagine myself flying. My main complaint concerns the lessons. I felt that I was very attentive to the lessons and did as well as I could but the very non positive feed back from the virtual instructors was discouraging. Statements such as "since you seem to be very distracted right now I am going to end this lesson" was one of my big gripes. It seems to me that some research could have been done my the Microsoft engineers as to what kind of feedback would encourage rather than discourage the desired skill development. In a period of about 10 seconds I was told "you are too high, you are too far left, your airspeed is too high", all in a period of about 10 seconds followed by well since you seem to be very distrscted etc., etc. All in all I would probably buy a similar product again, but I sure feel improvements are in order
By wesw406 - Dec 30, 2005
I was very surprised---in my...
Strengths: Well organized, easy to use, realistic, expandable
Weakness: Not easy to file in the air
I was very surprised---in my younger days I had several thousand hours of flight experience in the military. Other than not being able to get sensations of forces---the program presents flying experiences as good as any simulator I used in real life---well worth the money---very enjoyable.
By morlee2002 - Dec 7, 2005
Strengths: Good scenery, realistic, a good training aid
Weakness: Crashes my PC a lot
I really enjoy using Microsoft Flight Simulator. Wanting to ventue into becoming a pilot, using this product along with my flight books, I am able to get comfortable with the controls, instruments and procedures on the ground.
The only problem I have with the game is that it crashes a lot. I searched Microsoft Support, and their recommendation is to start my PC in a "Safe Mode" environment.
By thdrought - Nov 16, 2005