Reviews and Problems with Flight Simulator X - Deluxe
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RUN AWAY and live to fly another day!
Douglas E. Reidsema "D. Reidsema", Amazon
2 March 2014
Summary: Been a real life chopper pilot for. . . a very long time. Have every release of flight simulator ever made but, this is a futuristic voyeur's nightmare from the anti-Christs at Microsoft. At home, I have an actual helicopter simulator driven by an AMD64X2 clocked to 2.4 on an Abit board, twin 250 Seagate Cheetahs in raid array, two gigs Corsair XMS extreme and a screen display through an Nvidia 7900 card.
Summary: FSX is the result of 25 years of development. If things continue to go this way, we can surely count on another 25 years of wait before it becomes acceptable. It is true that it has some nice features. Beautiful skies, clouds, nice water surfaces, so-so terrain, and some nice airplane virtual cockpits.
Summary: I purchased the new Microsoft FSX Deluxe and was very dissatisfied with its performance. It's not the cost of the item, but it's in the two year wait until it became available, the over $1000.00 upgrades to my computer in anticipation of the release of FSX. I have a 3.2 processor, 2GB's of RAM and a 512MB high end graphics card, a 21 inch flat screen monitor which makes my computer over three times the recommended operating levels.
Summary: Enticed by the dazzling new graphics and advertisments, I upgraded to this Flight Simulator X from Flight Simulator 2004. What a mistake. Although the scenary and cockpits look better, the program is jerky and slow. The program takes 10 minutes to boot up and at least 6 minutes to load a flight. In order to have smooth flight, you have to have the graphic settings on low. And the scenary looks crappy that way.
Unless you have a new state-of-the-art computer, forget it.
Christopher Buckner "C. Buckner", Amazon
20 October 2006
Summary: Microsoft has always boasted about Flight Simulator taxing the machines that are out there, but this time they have gone too far. I am running a Dell 3.6 Gig, with 3 Gig of memory, a 512 MB Nvidia card and I still have to turn down the settings to get "smooth play." What I have is 3 times more than their recommended setup on even the lowest setting. Now some will say that it was built for the Windows Vista but that doesn't come out until November.........