Flight Unlimited

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Flight Unlimited
Flight Unlimited cover
Developers
Looking Glass Technologies
Release dates
DOS June 7, 1995
Windows June 10, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
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Flight Unlimited
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS, Windows, or Mac OS (each sold separately).
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
A demo is available for the Windows 95 version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 2.4 updates the DOS version to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\LOGS\HANGAR.DAT[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\LOGS\*.LOG[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Video settings[edit]

View settings.
View settings.
Renderer settings.
Renderer settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 resolutions only (320x200, 320x400, 640x480, or 1024x768).
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Windows version has no frame rate cap.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Engine, Instructor.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Broken graphics (Windows version)[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[1]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract the contents of the MS folder into the installation folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Go to the DirectX tab.
  5. Disable dgVoodoo Watermark.
  6. Enable Force Vsync (the uncapped frame rate causes objects to spin too quickly in the airport FBO).
  7. Click OK to apply the changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 1.0 Windows version only.
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Audio Interface Library Versions 3.01 (DOS),[2] 3.02 (Windows).[3]

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 486DX/33 or 100% compatible
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 VESA SVGA, 256-color
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 486DX2/66
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 32 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA Video 640x480, 256-color
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.5
Processor (CPU) 66 MHz 601 with 256K Level 2 cache
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Other 2x CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Garrett on September 6, 2017
  2. "READ.ME" file in the SOUND folder of the game, written by Looking Glass programmer Wes Carroll. "Here are the AIL 3.01 drivers used by Flite".
  3. Windows version game manual: "Audio Interface Library 3.02 provided by Miles Design Inc."