Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator cover
Developers
subLOGIC
Publishers
Microsoft
Release dates
PC booter 1982
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Series Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator on MobyGames
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 is a singleplayer game in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
PC booter

Essential improvements[edit]

Needs an 8086 or 8088 CPU[edit]

This game needs an 8086 or 8088 CPU. It will not run properly on later model processors. If you run it on a later model CPU, the cockpit view out of the window will be completely garbled. This is because the game relies on a peculiarity of the 8086/8088 IDIV instruction, which got subtly changed in later model processors.

Use DOSBox-X[citation needed]

Unlike regular DOSBox, DOSBox-X supports the 8086 CPU type and works with this game.

Be sure to set "cputype=8086" in the config file.

Black and white only[edit]

This game supports CGA RGBI and CGA Composite. When run with CGA RGBI (or when using an EGA or VGA adapter), the output will be in black and white.

To get the game to output colour it is necessary to use the CGA Composite video output.

DOSBox[citation needed]

When using DOSBox, to get colour, set "machine=cga" in the config file. DOSBox will detect that the game is trying to use composite video and automatically switch to composite output emulation when using the CGA machine type.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
PC booter

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
PC booter

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

No save game cloud syncing information; you can edit this page to add it.

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, CGA Composite

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

PC booter
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 8086 / 8088
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA

References