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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 cover
ACES Game Studio
Microsoft Game Studios
Re-releases Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2001
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Relaxed
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Simulation, Open world, Vehicle simulator
Vehicles Flight
Art styles Realistic
Series Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 on MobyGames
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 on Wikipedia
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1982
Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 2.0 1983
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Mac) 1986
Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 3.0 1988
Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 4.0 1989
Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 5.0 1993
Microsoft Flight Simulator Version 5.1 1995
Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95 1996
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 1997
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 1999
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 2001
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 2003
Microsoft Flight Simulator X 2006
Microsoft Flight 2012
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 2024

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person simulation, open world and vehicle simulator game in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD key
25-character product key. Released on 3 CDs.

Version differences

The Professional Edition includes additional planes, the Flight Instructor's Station feature and a plane/building editor.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Microsoft Games\FS2002\FS2002.CFG

Save game data location

System Location


Display settings.
Display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu is always 800x600 (larger resolutions letterbox the main menu when exiting a flight). HUD is stretched.
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate cap is fully configurable.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Engines, cockpit, environment, navigation, lessons/flights, and air traffic control.
Surround sound
Subtitles for Air Traffic Control messages only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Subtitles for Air Traffic Control messages only.
Japanese release.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
The official MSN Gaming Zone service has been shut down.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


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System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, Me, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II (300 MHz)
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1a compatible