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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Mixed (100) - 66% of the 100 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (8,759) - 79% of the 8,759 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 16, 2006

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August 9

Flight1 P-51D Comes to Steam!



In the single-seat fighter class, the Mustang reigns supreme! Now you can fly it in FSX: Steam Edition, courtesy of Flight1 Software.

Take the controls of this wild horse and you’ll enjoy a number of realistic details:

  • Fully selectable weapons and tank load-outs, controlled in-sim via special load-out panel in cockpit.
  • Functional emergency canopy release in the Virtual Cockpit
  • Hydraulic 'bleed-down' for undercarriage doors, controlled from cockpit pressure lever.
  • Removable engine cover reveals detailed authentic Packard Merlin engine with glycol tanks and other details.
  • Removable wing hatches reveal accurately detailed 50 cal machine guns, ammunition belts and loading chutes.
  • Fully animated pilot with choice of military or civilian 'owner-pilot'
  • Selectable wingspan and range controls on gun sight. Switchable reticule light and animated drop down bulb holder.
  • Removable control stick and throttle quadrant to aid instrument reading and switch functionality.
  • Cold, dark cockpit start possible with all instrument readings to the correct numbers.
  • Accurate starting procedure including correct priming, oiler and boost sequence.
  • War Emergency Power setting on throttle with correct 'wire-gate'.
  • Full hi-fidelity sound-set even includes the characteristic gun-port 'whistle' on fly past.
  • Effects package includes startup exhaust, recognition lights, custom animations from the pilots and more.

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August 2

Wartime Workhorse: Just Flight's Stinson L-5 Now On Steam



A general purpose workhorse from World War II, Just Flight's super-detailed Stinson L-5 Sentinel is now available on Steam for FSX: Steam Edition. Rather than using a commercially available aircraft, the US military went all-out and had the L-5 built to their own specifications.

Available now from developers Just Flight, the L-5 Sentinel includes a wealth of detail features:

  • Highly detailed down to individual rivets and fabric effects
  • Fully animated, highly realistic pilot and observer
  • Removable engine cover reveals the detailed Lycoming engine
  • Animated doors and drop-down Perspex windows
  • Weather covers and pre-flights included
  • Realistic 'shake' on airframe at engine start and idle
  • Realistic needle tremble on engine start and low speed idle
  • Realistic engine start procedure with prop stutter
  • Cold and Dark start function using a switch
  • Specially animated aileron droop function in combination with flaps
  • Working rear observer’s controls
  • All wires and pulleys for control surfaces are animated
  • Full period radio suite

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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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