Microsoft Flight Simulator X Download is a series that is literally carried by his community who, with each new opus, falls apart to offer additional content, new planes, textures and more to increase a little longer the life. That’s why many amateur and professional add-ons have blossomed on previous versions, some being used for pilot training. Needless to say, we are there on the border between the game and the learning software. Let’s see what Flight Simulator X offers in a playful way.
Before even getting into the thick of it, it seems necessary to specify that there are two editions of the title: the simple and the professional. Unlike many games that offer at best a collector version containing some bonus (card, OST …), for Flight Simulator X, real differences exist between the two versions. The main one is the number of available aircraft ie 18 (aircraft + helicopters) for the standard version and 24 for the deluxe version. The latter also has some more detailed airports and cities as well as a Garmin G1000 GPS and air traffic control from the tower which offers the possibility of guiding planes. So you can play the air traffic controllers and it’s very interesting in multiplayer where you will be responsible for the safety of aircraft in flight and on the ground. You will have access to the radars (for large airports) and can give instructions to commanders via text or voice radio (if you have a headset with microphone).
Of course, the heart of the game is the steering and to make its title more attractive to non-pilots, Microsoft has included about fifty different and varied missions (about thirty in the base edition) in which you can earn rewards ( medals, certificates, trophies …) and progress smoothly because we are entitled to very different goals of difficulty. It starts with some very good tutorials that will teach you to take off, to maneuver, to land … Once you have assimilated these few essential bases, you will be able to rub the real missions. It could be to play the role of an airline pilot in an A321 that runs between Rome and Naples, help ranger to locate an elephant flying over an African reserve in a microlight, to perform acrobatic tricks during an air show, to participate in a gliding race, to help a missing boat with a rescue helicopter … As you can see, these missions are varied and really very interesting. some surprises may arise as engine failures that will require you to change your plans.
Besides these missions, we obviously find the “free flight” mode that will allow you, as its name suggests, to choose your aircraft, the weather conditions, the time, your flight plan (IFR or VRF), the incidents that you want to meet to spice up your excursion … You will also have to manage the ATC communications (takeoff request …). Note that in free flight, unlike missions mode, the voices are in English and are also a little “robotic”. Your playground is very wide since you can fly over the entire planet. Unfortunately, although the relief and infrastructures such as roads and railways are well modeled, only the important buildings and monuments have been implemented (Eiffel tower, pyramids …). So do not count on recognizing your home because it is quite far from the account because of the use of standard cubes of different sizes to represent small towns.
This free mode also allows, as in the previous opus of Flight Simulator, to access the weather in real time. Clearly, if you are connected to the internet, the game will be able to get the planetary weather conditions and apply them. If the weather is nice in New York and it’s snowing on Berlin, you’ll see it in the game. As we saw above, a multiplayer mode is also part of it. It allows not only to play the air traffic controllers, but also to fly an airplane. You can even share your device so that your new co-pilot or human instructor shows you what to do. Communication is possible with a microphone or via the keyboard. As for the flight models, they are more or less realistic according to the plane, without doing miracles. We are still far from an X-Plane, but there is nevertheless a slight improvement on this side compared to previous opus. On small planes especially, it remains very correct although the performances are little too “arcades”. Indeed, the weight / power ratio generated is still too great compared to reality. Some planes are too bright, like the Cessna. Their finesse is also too important.
This choice is certainly voluntary on the part of Microsoft, the default planes certainly being intended for an undemanding clientele. Whoever wants more credibility will turn to a third-party publisher offering add-on more realism. This is even more true for larger devices. Until DC3, it’s pretty good, but for aircraft such as the A321, the 737 or the 747, it’s a bit of anything. They have too much power. For example, if you cut a motor in flight, the plane will fly almost normally. Slower for sure, but it will not “warp”. Again, it is clear that the flight models have been programmed for people who want to start on this kind of devices.
In terms of instrumentation, we note with happiness that the cockpits have been faithfully modeled (except some textures a little disappointing). The law of the flight model still applies here. Clearly, more planes are big and modern, less their instrumentation is realistic. All propeller planes remain very correct. It will even be possible, if you want to start piloting real planes, to help you Flight Simulator X to become familiar with the so-called standard instruments. That is to say: the joke, the artificial horizon, the variometer, the radiocompass, the DME, the VOR, the ILS … and even the radio board. Everything is in line with reality. As for throws however, if they are still correct for their basic instruments (EHSI, EADI, MCP), it stops there. All of the on-board systems (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, AirBleed, RNAV, VNAV, FMC) are very poorly represented or completely non-existent. Once again, if you want to fly an airliner closer to reality, you will have to turn to add-ons. In the end, Flight Simulator X is however an excellent title. Thanks to the contribution of varied and interesting missions and a very convincing multiplayer mode, it will undoubtedly be able to make you spend many hours at the controls of your plane or your helicopter.
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Filename : Microsoft Flight Simulator X – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 30 GB
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