Take to the skies in the World’s favourite flight simulator! The multi award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X lands on Steam for the first time. Take off from anywhere in the world, flying some of the world’s most iconic aircraft to any one of 24,000 destinations.
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Release Date: Oct 16, 2006

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Buy FSX: Steam Edition + Piper Aztec Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Piper Aztec Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Buy FSX: Steam Edition + Skychaser Add-On Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Skychaser Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Buy Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition + Treasure Hunt Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Treasure Hunt Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Buy FSX: Steam Edition + Skychaser + Piper Aztec Triple Pack

Includes 3 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Piper Aztec Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Skychaser Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Buy Dovetail Games Franchise Collection 2

Includes 8 items: Dovetail Games Flight School, Euro Fishing, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Train Simulator 2016, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD60M Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

Buy Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Premium Edition

Includes 6 items: FSX: Steam Edition - 3D Lights Redux Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Accu-Feel Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - FTX Trees HD Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - RAAS Professional Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - REX Texture Direct 4 Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Buy FSX: Steam Edition - Mega Mission Edition

Includes 8 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Air Alaska Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Arctic Rescue Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Cargo Crew Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Dangerous Approaches Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - FS Academy: On Instruments, FSX: Steam Edition - Pushing the Envelope Add-On, FSX: Steam Edition - Treasure Hunt Add-On, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

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July 26

Farm Strips Vol 1: South East England out now for FSX: Steam Edition

http://store.steampowered.com/app/433747/

Return to grassroots flying in the UK with Farm Strips Volume 1 - a collection of 25 airstrips recreating the small airfields often used by microlights and ultralights across south east England.



Located in rural locations, and often in or surrounded by farm fields, the airstrips in Farm Strips Volume 1 include ground textures and scenic models galore. The facilities available at the strips vary - some offer refuelling, while others offer little more than a view over the crops or cattle.



Farm Strips Volume 1: South East England includes airstrips in Kent, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, East Sussex and Cambridgeshire – this is the perfect introduction to small time flying in the UK!



Want to talk about this add-on or need some support using it? Click here to go to the official discussion thread for Farm Strips Vol 1: South East England by Neil Birch

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July 19

Tunø Airport out now for FSX: Steam Edition

http://store.steampowered.com/app/471898/

Tunø for FSX: Steam Edition is a realistic and highly detailed scenery of the island of Tunø and Tunø Airfield. The island of Tunø is a small idyllic and beautiful island in the Kattegat Sea, situated between the larger island of Samsø and the east coast of Jutland, ca. 25 kilometers southeast of Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. The island of Tunø covers an area of 3.52 km² and has 118 inhabitants. The island of Tunø is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora and fauna. No cars are allowed on Tunø, so you either have to walk, cycle or grab a “Traxa”, a “Tractor taxi”, to get around. The airfield on Tunø is a small private airfield. Landing and takeoff at Tunø Airfield requires great care from the pilot. The landingstrip (07/25) is only 309 meters and is sloping towards the beach. Tunø has only one village, Tunø by. Here you can visit the church, which dates back to the 14th century. The tower functions as both a church tower and a lighthouse. On the island of Tunø, you will a find rich and varied bird life, and in the sea around the island you can see both seals and small whales.



Tunø for FSX: Steam Edition includes a configuration tool enabling users to switch seasonal textures. Please note: the tool should not be used while FSX:SE is running.



Want to talk about this add-on or need some support using it? Click here to go to the official discussion thread for Tunø Airport by Vidan Designs.

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Reviews

“An extraordinarily well-crafted piece of software and one of the most significant releases in flight simming history”
Games Radar

“An incredible amount of content”
Gamespot

“FSX is the finest non-combat flight-sim money can buy”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Take to the skies in the World’s favourite flight simulator!

The multi award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X lands on Steam for the first time. Take off from anywhere in the world, flying some of the world’s most iconic aircraft to any one of 24,000 destinations. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition has updated multiplayer and Windows 8.1 support.

Take the controls of aircraft such as the 747 jumbo jet, F/A-18 Hornet, P-51D Mustang, EH-101 helicopter and others - an aircraft for every kind of flying and adventure. Select your starting location, set the time, the season, and the weather. Take off from one of more than 24,000 airports and explore a world of aviation beauty that has entranced millions of plane fans from across the globe.

FSX Steam Edition offers players a connected world where they can choose who they want to be, from air-traffic controller to pilot or co-pilot. Racing mode allows you to compete against friends with four types of racing, including Red Bull Air Race courses, the unlimited Reno National Championship course, as well as cross country, competition sailplane courses and fictional courses like the Hoop and Jet Canyon. Test your skills with three different levels of difficulty, from simple pylon racing to racing highly challenging courses in a variety of weather conditions.

With over 80 missions, test your prowess to earn rewards. Try your hand at Search and Rescue, Test Pilot, Carrier Operations, and more. Keep track of how you have done on each mission and improve your skill levels until you’re ready for the next challenge.

FSX Steam Edition enables pilots to fly the aircraft of their dreams, from the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane and Grumman G-21A Goose to the AirCreation 582SL Ultralight and Maule M7 Orion with wheels and skis. Add to your collection of aircraft and improve the fidelity of your world with FSX Add-ons.

The inclusion of AI-controlled jetways, fuel trucks and moving baggage carts, adds extra realism to the experience of flying at busy airports.

Whether you want to challenge your friends to a heart-pounding race or just take in the scenery, FSX Steam Edition will immerse you in a dynamic, living world that brings a realistic flying experience into your home.

Download size: 16.4GB

PLEASE NOTE

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition (FSX: Steam Edition) is functionally similar to the boxed version of Microsoft Flight Simulator X (MSFSX). We have worked extensively with third party developers to make sure the two products can work alongside each other, however due to the wide range of add-on products available for MSFSX, we cannot guarantee that your existing content will work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition.

The Flight Simulator X Software Development Kit (SDK) is not included with FSX: Steam Edition.

If you already have MSFSX installed on your PC and are concerned about running the two games alongside each other, you may wish to consider installing FSX: Steam Edition on a separate PC.

If you already have MSFSX and add-ons installed they will only be accessible through your existing installation. They will not be duplicated across the original edition and Steam Edition of the simulator.

Included Aircraft

  • Augusta Westland EH101 (Helicopter)
  • Airbus A321
  • AirCreation 582L Trike Ultralight
  • Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Beechcraft King Air 350
  • Bell 206B JetRanger (Helicopter)
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Boeing 747-400
  • Boeing F/A-18
  • Bombardier CRJ700
  • Bombardier LearJet 45
  • Cessna C172SP Skyhawk
  • Cessna C208B Grand Caravan
  • De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
  • DG Flugzeugbau DG-808S
  • Douglas DC3
  • Extra 300S
  • Gumman G21A Goose
  • Maule M7 Orion
  • Maule M7 Orion (on skis)
  • Mooney Bravo
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Piper J-3 Cub
  • Robinson R22 Beta II (Helicopter)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or higher (single core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater, 256 MB video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher (Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required for multiplayer features
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pwnd noob.s
( 395.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I would like to see airbus380 addon on Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition if the creators could think about it if you read this thanks for a good game
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GreenGTX
( 63.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Really good and awesome game!
10/10 :)
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Efrain
( 110.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
More stable and updated
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Champ
( 166.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A re-release of the dated, but loveable classic, FSX-SE will once again enchant newcomers to the genre, but may disappoint existing fans.

Do not expect shiny visuals, a modern game engine, bug-free play or anything new: this is a repackaged Flight Simulator X, sold on Steam. The one exception to that is a re-kajiggered Multiplayer system, bringing it up to the standards of convenience that the original probably should've released with. As such, it is well worth your while looking up the multitudes of FSX original reviews, given that it is, again, a classic game with many devotees and much attention paid to it over the years. Also because of this legacy, there are thousands of free add-ons online that can still work with this edition, in place of the scant collection of money-grabbing DLC that presently reside in the store. This game being opened up to the Steam Workshop platform would be a suitable godsend, and will likely come as soon as the DLC-money-well runs dry.

The game's price is rather interesting given that this really, really is a re-release, and it wouldn't be hard to find FSX Gold Edition sitting in the back row of a store's PC DVDROM collection for less than $10. Still, the price is not so high as to be unfair.

If you already own FSX, consider carefully whether you want this. Perhaps your flight-sim community is mainly on an FSX-SE server now - although that is unlikely, as the native multiplayer servers are not presently cross-platform with Prepar3D and X-Plane. Perhaps like me you'd rather the convenience of an automatically-repairable installation tied to an account, not a disc. I do not recommend concurrent installations of both - despite using mostly different directories, some registry entries are shared, and many add-ons are not programmed to recognise each separate installation.

If you do not own FSX, ultimately I would have to recommend the game as an educational and, if you're geeky enough, fun experience. Proceed at your own risk, as further involvement may involve countless hours of installing better or more hardcore aircraft, becoming fluent in air traffic control-ese, and looking up real-world charts with which to fly.
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SupBlue
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Its To Much Fun
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fighterace
( 315.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Air Force One Declaring an emergency
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Woofel
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Tried to recreate the Miracle on the Hudson, ended up accidently recreating flight 3407.

Turns out I suck at landing.
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xxlegendminecraftxx
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Got the game about a month and a half and since then the game was great.I wasn't expecting to run well on my 2.4 GHz processer but it seems to run fine.Have no probloms so far and really enjoyed it,I rate it a 9/10.
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♛iLikeTurtels=) ♛bob♛
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Fun game worth it if you're into flying and spending a lot of time :)
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harambe massacre
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Dovetail milks this franchise for cash.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Nice mechanics, good graphics, but really overpriced DLCs. Game has not been updated in years, only expensive DLCs are coming out from the developers. I got this for 7 dollars. If you get a good sale on this, buy it.
If you have money, though, and are looking for better graphics, get XPlane 10 or Prepar3D.
Edit: Yes, the game IS worth it even at full price. If you want an enhanced experience, fly at Vatsim or IVAO. Do not get freeware, if you want more planes, spend a little on payware. Way more complex and totally worth it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Workshop mods would be cool.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
68.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
I have over 3500 hours flying experience on Microsoft Flight Simulator X, most of it on the old Classic/Boxed edition. Not surprisingly, I recommend it, and it's good to see a new generation of pilots coming through with this Steam edition.

But it's not for everyone. If you want a storyline, either a basic narrative or one that's supplemented with downloadable content, it's not for you. If the words "open-world" and "sandbox" send you running, it's not for you. If you don't want to create your own goals and activities, it's not for you.

But if you like exploring both your own imagination and the 200 million square miles we call "Home", you couldn't wish for better. If you like perfecting your abilities and maybe even developing them into real-world skills, you could do worse than try it out. Or if you just enjoy socializing with other flying enthusiasts, you'll find there's a whole bunch of active communities out there that use Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
How people can say that Xplane 10 is better is beyond me. Yes i have non steam add ons for both scenery wise and there is no comparison in my oppinion. Fsx is the clear winner here even if it is old now. Trust me when i say Fsx is the ultimate flying experience. I've tried with Xplane but it's nowhere near.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
404.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Greatest Flight Sim EVER Made!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
118.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Great game lots of fun things to do
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
World's best flight sim!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
*Recommended*
4.3/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
405.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
GREAT GAME EVEN FOR PEOPLE HOW DONT CARE ABOUT IT
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