Pros: I've been enjoying FSX for several years now. I was on and off for a while until I found A2A Simulations aircraft. I fly it all the time now. An astonishing amount of add-ons are available such as repaints, planes, sceneries, controller utilities and more. The ability to fly anywhere in the world...
Cons: It saddens me that MS has dropped flight sim games. They have been so good at it over the years.
Summary: Glad I did not get this a few years back. I can't seem to pull myself away from this simulator. It's crazy fun and I have just scratched the surface of it. I can't tell you how fun this program is. It provides a very realistic version of operating a real aircraft.
Summary: Flight Simulator X would please anyone who would like to be a pilot or who is interested in planes. In my opinion, I think it is wayyyyyyy better than X-Plane. I bought this along with a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick, very handy in my case.
Summary: The FSX experience straight out of the box is only a tiny glimmer of its possibilities. To really appreciate what FSX can do, you'll need to spend $100s for add ons, such as Active Sky Next (injects realistic realtime weather), UTX ground scenery, GEX or FTX Global ground textures, REX4 (provides...
Summary: This is 2006 software so I had some compatibility concerns, but went to avsim.net forums and used their FSX hardware and software guide and it installed without a hitch. In fact the preferred OS is Win 7 64-bit. Many other tips are there as well to help you get the most out of your installation.
Summary: I've been using FSX for a couple of years now. I'd originally downloaded it from Microsoft. Over time I lost the information needed to download it again when I wanted to reinstall it. Now that I have the physical disks from Amazon I won't have to worry about a repeat of the problem. .