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 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 Add-On Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: FSX: Steam Edition - Skychaser 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 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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September 27

Save 33% off Kilimanjaro Airport



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For one week only save 33% off of Kilimanjaro Airport for FSX: Steam Edition.

Kilimanjaro Airport for FSX: Steam Edition covers the airport and the immediate surroundings, and also includes detailed models of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, which dominate the area. These majestic landmarks provide an exotic and adventurous backdrop for a variety of aviation experiences, from commercial flights to bush piloting.

Kilimanjaro Airport (HTKJ) is the starting point for safaris in the surrounding national parks and a well-known destination for major airlines like KLM, Condor, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airlines. Not only is Kilimanjaro a popular hub for long haul flights, but also as a stopover point when flying between Europe and South Africa. Despite its small size, this airport can handle aircraft as big as the Antonov 124!

As the surrounding area is quite flat, Kilimanjaro has been recreated with thousands of small details and animations. The innovative use of 4K textures makes a big visual difference without compromising frame rates or memory.

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September 22

Night Environment: California out now for FSX: Steam Edition



http://store.steampowered.com/app/494525

Night Environment completely revolutionizes night flying in the FSX: Steam Edition world. Using a series of databases, Night Environment adds brilliant, realistic lighting to your simulator. Hundreds of thousands of lights clearly show how highways connect to cities and how smaller roads meander through neighbourhoods. Visual navigation at night becomes a real treat – it’s even easier than flying VFR during daytime, as it often is in the real world.



The Night Environment database contains many more real-life roads than default FSX, illuminating roads which are not visible during the daytime. All lights are visible for up to 60 miles, creating an authentic and dazzling flying experience featuring 3D effects.



Night Environment: California for FSX: Steam Edition includes full coverage of California, and the Night Environment Manager v1.8, which is a separate configurator tool accessed via the Steam tools menu allowing you to adjust night lighting brightness, glow and colour hues.



Want to talk about this add-on or need some support using it? Click here to go to the official discussion thread for Night Environment: California by Chris Bell – Creative Design Studios.

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“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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
10/10. flew from finland helsinki-airport to mallorca (spain) to re-act my holiday flight. forgot to but autopilot on, my older sister suicide dive my airplane while i was on bathroom after 3hours of sitting on my chair and getting my ♥♥♥ hurt. 10/10 didnt make it to hudson river
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
87.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Product received for free
The retail copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator X was fantastic but it was dying since the lose of GameSpy. Now with the Steam edition you can do more then I previously could do when I bought the retail version. It:
  1. Has a functioning multiplayer
  2. You can still be part of virtual airlines
  3. Downloaded the game more then 2 times
  4. Has a community hub
Now there is a problem. It dosent have a workshop. Other then that it's fantastic.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Polishes some of the game breaking issues that were in the boxed edition and runs in steam. Multiplayer now works again. Great fun for a casual simmer but if you're serious about being a pilot I recommend P3D.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
It's awesome!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,217.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
For anyone that is going to start flight simuation, this is a good game to start with. the standard aircraft are not the best and some of the newer airports are missing. When you start to realize this, you better have some money to spend on add-ons, but back to what I was saying, the texture are what you'd expect. Overall though, an amazing purchase
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
544.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Totally worth the money! 5 stars
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
278.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
As real as you can get! Hours of flying fun ........ :)
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I am a real pilot in the RAF and I recommend this game as it's details are spot on. The most important feature I feel is the new 'foreskin' feature, enabling pilots to retract their leathery foreskins mid-flight just like we do IRL. Doing so allows us to use the air current through our cockpits to free any loose smegma from the shaft of our peni ses, a MUST HAVE if you want to fly comfortably.

10/10 in my books! :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Best flight simulator
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mrtagnan
68.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
10/10 would make fake crash again
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fabianrijswijk87
77.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
I love flight simulator its just a way for my to relax just takeoff set the auto pilot and enjoy the view descent and just land it is great i would buy it today
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elbob_mx
6.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
To the date, one of the most important flight simulators, for me one of the most relaxing "games" ever.
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joe
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Only played for a rough 8 hours now..
For a game that came out around 2006, it's amazing. Really realistic controls, and pretty easy to get used to. I love this.
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buck_b1
66.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
AMD FX 8350, Asus Sabertooth v.1 mobo 8 Gb memmory, Sandisk SSD extreme pro 490 GB drive. So I built the machine above with an Asus AMD R 390 4 GB, with a big A$$ radiator. It ran FSX ok without OOM's but the VAS came close to bringing the whole works down.
I then discovered Steam and began to read about the good results being rialized. I installed it. Coexisted with Boxed FSX. Again it was ok, I saw some improvement, it was still worth a try. Was running Win 7 pro, MS was a pain regarding updates and wanted to install 10, I refused a dozen times. Finaly one day I booted up into9 Windows 10, ???- how the heck did that happen? I gave in!
I download the windows 10 ISO and burned it to an executable. I was a bit surprised at how well it went, and found some newer drivers all by its'self.in. Win 10 with the aniversity update and Steam FSX is a whole new ball game. It's perfect in every way. Do Win 10, fresh Steam FSX install by itsself and see a BIG improvement. Getting 30 FPS at KJFK and 55-60 flying outside. Everone say's dovetail cannot change the core, etc, etc. They didn't need to I guess, but they sure as heck seemed to plug some memmory holes and manage memmory much better than MS did. Unseen graphic memmory seems to get released when not needed. This seteup Fly's the PMDG 777 as smooth as silk with ASN and soft clouds. Sim Brief with Navigraph is also excellent!
Valve did a great jobe here!
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Bossman11825
70.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Microsoft Flight Simulator X was abandoned by Microsoft about 9 years ago. Dovetail Games was given the license to redistribute it, though. This means FSX is a ten year old game that hasn't been updated in almost a decade. It still manages to stay alive by people who just want to mess around. Compared to todays technology, this is a bad simulator. The physics are rubbish, the planes are unrealistic, and the scenery is awful. The thing that keeps it alive is the 3rd party support. There are SO many addons to this game. I have played this game for 200+ hours (including offline time), and I know in order to make this game good, you have to spend hundreds of dollars on addons and equipment. For example, t isn't really worth it to spend $90 on good physics and wind patterns, when they are already in X-Plane or P3D. P3D should actually replace this, for it copied FSX, since Microsoft abandoned it, and started making new updates with DX11 support! Dovetail is just trying to trick people into buying a game not updated in 10 years, to make a bunch of money. Overall, the community is great, and you can make this better than X-Plane if you spend a bunch of money like I did, but for the base game, I cannot recomment this. Get X-Plane or P3D. 3/10
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BehindU
70.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
This is one of the best Flight Simulators. I used it first in 2010 and was fascinated by it's technical level of detail. You can change difficulty (realism settings) as soon as you learn to fly. On most difficult level you have to obey speed limits when retracting the gear or extending the flaps... Anyway, in 2013 I made my real pilot license and a lot of experience learned in FSX helped me to feel more comfortable in my real training flights. Things you can learn here are: purpose of different switches and gauges, terrain and radio navigation, communication basics, ATIS & METAR (weather reports). Things you should not think, they are the same (even with best realizm settings) - it is flying physics. Yes, it is very close, but not identical, but it is easy to learn, when you decide to get into real place.
Cessna 172 with round instruments and version with Garmin 1000 is best plane to learn basics, for future real pilots.
Also I advise to get the book "Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots: Real World Training".
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A320 Archie
744.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
As you can tell by my hours played it is pretty good but the default assets are bad, so buy eithr the Aerooft airbus x extended or the PMDG 737ngx or 777
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llamington
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
9/11 would crash plane for the game
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rdlo BitSkins.com
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
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