Microsoft Flight Simulator X is the second most recent major release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, and the last one developed by Aces Game Studio.It includes a graphics engine upgrade and compatibility with preview DirectX 10 and Windows Vista. 2005 Project start for the level D Full Flight Simulator with an Equipe collimated visual system and a Rexroth hydraulic motion base. 2008 The first Training Device built by AXIS, the Fokker F70/100 Full Flight Simulator was qualified according to JAR STD regulations by Austro Control and EASA.
Oh no, Flight Sim again? Wasn't it like all of two hours ago we were reviewing Flight Sim 2002? (More like a year and a half - Ed.) We've heard that for the next one Microsoft will apparently be teaming up with EA to produce a range of Flight Sim titles, including Flight Sim 2006 Premier All-Stars, Road To Flight Sim 2006 and Flight Sim '02-'06 Challenge. Like the FIFA series, each game will have a different professional pilot on the front cover depending on territory - France will have Roland Garros the first Frenchman to cross the Mediterranean by air; Britain wi have Terry Thomas and Eric Sykes from Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines; Colorado will have John Denve.
The last Dutch FlightsIm Weekend on 5/6 November 2005 in the Dutch Aviation Museum (or Theme Park) Aviodrome at Lelystad was again a huge success. Not in the least because of all the work by our great organiser Frans Broekhuijsen. And yes, like in 2004 FS History was also present with a small booth. For an impression look here. MS Flight simulator X deluxe (new) and Seattle MegaScenery 2005 $20 (Elgin) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Favorite this post Feb 23.
Anyhow, that's all just made - up speculation for the future (although wouldn't it be great?). For now we're being presented with Flight Simulator 2004 -A 4 Century Of Flight, celebrating 100 (and one) years of powered aviation. At least that's what it says on the box. What it means in practice is that basically we've got Flight Sim 2002 with fluffier clouds, a handful of historic aircraft and menus with a more educational bent than normal.
Of course, I'm exaggerating for comic effect. There's more to it than that, but you don't become one of the country's leading literary humorists like what I amby sticking with mere fact. Microsoft has made a noble attempt to foster the spirit of a century of going up-diddly-up-up, even if at times you do feel as though it's skimped on making a thorough examination of the last 100 years.
Of the nine historical planes included, there's nothing from the jet era, nothing military and none of the experimental X-plane models that were used to break sound barriers during the '60s. For Microsoft, aviation history apparently stopped in the 1930s and picked up again in the present day. While the cynic in me detects an expansion pack in the works, the eager-young-gamer-standing-at-the-counter-with-a-crisp-fifty-quid-note in me wishes they would do these things property first time round.
Mind you, what is included is nicely handled. Each of the historical winged jalopies comes with a raft of pre-generated flights designed to let you relive the glories of the past. One thing that definitely can't be faulted is the range of activities on offer. A quick stunt ride through an open barn in a Curtiss Jenny, or a truly ridiculous 136-hour flight from England to Australia in a pre-WWI Vickers - there's no shortage of stuff to do.Having these epic 'missions' actually highlights one of the biggest flaws that's plagued the entire Flight Sim range since the very first entry back in 1951 on the old Babbage home valveswitching arithmetic calculation device X100 - there's never any sense of achievement and reward system on offer.
Surely by now, after 20 years, it's time that someone at Microsoft said, 'Hang fast chaps, what about adding some bally gameplay mechanics to the dashed thing?' When you play Tomb Raider you're safe in the knowledge that between the levels you'll be treated to some pre-rendered scripting as a way for the developers to say thank you for having stared at Lara's arse crack jumping around the platforms for the past hour. Why not something similar here?
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All I'm saying is alongside the Create Flight'. 'Select Flight' and 'Comedy Stylings of John & Martha' (see boxout) options on the menu, add one that says 'Career Pilot' and bolt a rudimentary progression factor to things. Start with a singleengine Cessna in a small aerodrome, ferry things about for cash, gradually affording bigger and faster planes, tying in the flight lessons with your journey in a Gran Turismo licence stylee. Suddenly the series opens up to a far wider audience (cha-ching, Microsoft!), surely a good thing?Anyhow, back to the present and really, what's to say?
Other than all the history stuff, there's nothing in Flight Sim 2004 that you're not expecting. Better graphics of course (they're really quite lovely now). A totally revamped weather system that's as real as anything we've seen to date. The auto-gen scenery engine works with the respective terrains much better than before (meaning cities now actually look like proper cities when you fly over them). The ATC has had a complete upgrade and despite one or two minor bugs involving aircraft disappearing from runways and the like, makes the skies around you feel as busy and alive as they used to in the old Flight Unlimited series (the previous standard bearer). Virtual cockpits are also now included in every plane in the box, which helps the flight experience immensely.
Fundamentally it comes down to whether you like flying planes for the sake of flying planes or not. There's no reason not to like Flight Sim 2004 other than for the subject matter. Technically it's a near flawless product, and certainly the best civil flight sim on the market. The history aspect adds a new dimension to the proceedings and is as good a reason as any to make you rush out and buy it - a move lean highly recommend. Not that the fans won't already be installing it anyway. Must be nice to have a guaranteed audience like that.
The keen bombing of the 'Officine Reggiane' by the allied superior forces, suddenly stopped the production of this fascinating plane. Only 38 were built. In the few combats, the allied pilots started to fear this new 'star' in southern Italian skies, since this plane could easily compete with the best. Soon everything stopped, no more technicians, special materials and spare parts. This model features highly reflective metallic skin and full animations. The panel background has been created entirely from scratch, based on photographic material found on the net. Most of the gauges have been created by the authors, some are default gauges. Included is a simple virtual cockpit, with working essential flight instruments and animated flight controls. By Giovanni Quai and Italo D'Attomo.
Model dedicated to: Capt. Paolo Quai.
This is a full package (aircraft and panel) for FSX.
DO NOT INSTALL THIS FILE IF YOU DON'T FEEL SURE ABOUT NOTES 1 AND 2
(Please read Notes at the bottom of this page before installing).
This file also works on FS 2004, but the sound configuration might require some changes.
Engine: Daimler-Benz605 or FIAT RA.1050 RC.58 Tifone inverted V12
Manufacturer: Officine Reggiane
Designed by: Ing. Roberto Longhi - Antonio Alessio
Maiden flight: 1942
Number built: 38 no one remains in nowadays.
Thank you for downloading this package, we hope you'll enjoy it.
You MUST also insert the enclosed 'GougeSound.dll' in the Main FSX folder, otherwise you will experience an FS crash!!
The keen bombing of the 'Officine Reggiane' by the allied superior forces, suddenly stopped the production of this fascinating plane. Only 38 were built (8 for Luftwaffe ...the german pilots loved it). In the few combats, the allied pilots started to fear this new 'star' in southern italian skies, since this plane could easily compete with the best.
Soon everything stopped, no more technicians, special materials and spare parts. The remaining few planes were put on fire by the withdrawing italian troops to avoid the capture by the advancing anglo-american troops.
This model features highly reflective metallic skin and full animations. The panel background has been created entirely from scratch, based on photographic material found on the net. Most of the gauges have been created by the authors, some are default gauges. Included in this model there is also a simple Virtual Cockpit, with working essential flight instruments and animated flight controls.
Unzip this file into your FlightSimulatorXSimObjectsairplanes folder and you will find the 'RE_2005' folder with the usual subfolders, including a 'GougeSound.dll' then operate as follows:
Copy the enclosed 'GougeSound.dll' than Paste it in your main FlightSimulator X folder (if you don't have it yet).
We think this should be the end of the installation procedure.
...Many happy landings!
To open the gun compartement, please toggle Wing Fold Key.
The 'Re_2005' did not carry autopilot, anyway an Autopilot is available in basic functions using 'Z' key.
FSX: Flying in 2D cockpit please use Ctrl + Q to move down the Eyepoint view ...
(Ctrl + shift + Q does the opposite)
FS 2004: You will find this plane listed in the Aircraft Manufacturer as 'Officine Reggiane'.
FS 2004: Flying in 2D cockpit please check your Key assignments to move up/down the Eyepoint view.
Capt. I. D'Attomo
We installed, succesfully, this model on our FSX original and FSX Deluxe Edition plus SP1 , in airplanes folder without installers, simply following the above procedure. Simmers running Sp2 or accelerators might encounter some not desired effects.
Note 1: Loading the aircraft for the first time you will get an 'unknown author' message for each of our gauges (32). Click 'YES' if you like our gauges or 'NO' if you don't. If you say 'NO' you will not have our instruments displayed on the panel, except the default ones.
Note 2: You will get a second message asking you to 'trust' the related gauge; if you 'trust' it and say 'Yes' when asked, you will never be asked again.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BOTH MESSAGES .
Note 3: If you want to see a different panel, copy or aliase a panel of a single engine prop of your choice (in these case the VC will not be shown correctly) or create a panel by yourself.
Note 4: Installing & using this package is at your own risk.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2005
Note 5: SettingsDisplayGraphics; selecting 'Light_Bloom' check box, in the global options window, might not be compatible with our model and the selected plane may not appear.
Flight Simulator 2005 Download
P.S. more complete free aircrafts from the above authors may be found in 'flightsim.com'. Just write one of the authors' names in the 'search for text' box.
The authors grant permission for the texture files in this package to be used for repainting purposes only.