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Wow, what a game. After my inital 20 minute install and several cups of coffee while i waited I was not dissappointed with the end result. I have a fairly powerfull machine (A pentium dual core 2.9 ghz processor with 1gb ram and 512mb geforce graphics) and the graphics a gameplay do not fail to dissappoint. In saying this the level of detail is still not turned onto maximum so i have reduced airtraffic and some anti-alias settings turned off. Even so the end result is good. I have always been a fan of flight sims but the control systems are someties tiresome, not in this case, they are easy to grasp and the maual explains all well, with some good intoduction training lessons for the flight sim beginner. The deluxe edition is a must as it has additional aircraft and the cities are more detaild, although this is only noticable if you are running a powerfull machine. The structured missions (65 of them) are a good basis to start from and are always fun for a quick flight. They range from flying though gates in your helicopter, to landing a jumbo in the carribean, to the famouse redbull airrace. There are two option for the cockpit, a flat 2d view with most buttons on display or a 3d display where you must look around for you switch gear. I bought this game sometime ago now and am still addicted to it, im glad to see it has come down in price as i paid nearly £60 for it when it can be bought for nearly half that price now. Definately a must wheather you are a beginner or veterian pilot. Top marks microsoft.
This new title takes both the Seahawks & Boxer and the Coast Guard 2004 titles in addition ... more
to 4 more highly detailed ships. To make it easy for you we also created a tool that allows you to use Google Earth (!) to place the ships in any location you like. The helicopter is easy to fly (as the real one is), you will be in the air in minutes, but it will take many hours before you have mastered all the systems that are simulated in this helicopter. Created with assistance from several Seahawk pilots we are sure the advanced systems work as they are in the real helicopter.All the aircraft files have been reworked to be fully FSX standard this not a simple port from FS2004! Includes all the latest FSX goodies. The flight model is highly accurate and has been flown by many actual Seahawk pilots over the last 2 years. Some tweaks include the new FSX functions, but we decided to maintain the highly stable model that was used in the FS2004 version. Please note that maintaining the correct 'feel' was more important than numbers and data. Bump maps (this adds a 3d effect to a simple 2d texture, for example to show edges on hatches and rivets), Specular lighting maps (making reflections more realistic), Self-shading (aircrafts parts cast shades on other aircraft parts), All textures in DDS format (faster decompressing if your graphics card supports it), Fall back textures (all models share some textures, saving you disk space and loading time when you switch models), Prepared for DX10 graphics cards. Automated Flight Control System There are 6 ships included that can be placed in any location using the Shipyard 2 tool. Coast Guard Marine Security Cutter, Large: Very modern off-shore interdiction cutter CG-50 (Valley Forge): Old style destroyer used to protect carrier groups
microsoft flight simulator x 2007 acceleration expansion game pc flight simulator x ... more
acceleration is the action packed expansion for microsoft s amazingly successful and award winning flight simulator x video game with newly enhanced dx 10 graphics flight simulator x acceleration gamers of all ages types and skill levels can race against friends in amazing highly detailed locations around the world test their skills and heroism in many new missions fly three exciting new aircraft and share reward
Winner of FOUR Consecutive PC Pilot Magazine Classic Product Awards: "Brilliant!" Fly any ... more
powered aircraft, anywhere in the world and a team of Flight Instructors will talk to you, giving you immediate, detailed advice on your flying technique. A unique scoring system rates all phases of flight: taxi, take off, cruise, approach, landing and much more. Your flights and their scores are tracked in full detail in your own FSFlyingSchool logbook. Submit your best scores to the FSFlyingSchool web site to show off your flying skills to the rest of the world. Career Analyzer provides an in depth analysis of all flights flown with FSFlyingSchool examining over 70 different aspects of the pilot's performance. Pilot briefing tool finds areas of your performance which need attention. Works great with small and large aircraft. Huge selection of options allow you to configure things your way. Latest features in FSFlyingSchool Pro 2014: It's never been easier to use! Land anywhere you like and your instructors will automatically know which runway you have chosen. Talk to your instructor! Auto-read FSX's current flight plan - this is a great time saver! No requirement to file a flight plan! Instructor knows which runway you are landing at and will give advice on how to land. Instructor knows which runway you are taking off from and comments and gives advice. No need to land on a fixed point - just land on the runway! Optional helpful beginners tips spoken when you fly. Friendlier scoring system. Rewards all flights which were basically safe - higher scores still require plenty of skill. Captions! Instructor's speech is now displayed as text in FSX or FS2004. This is great for users with hearing issues or for speakers of English as a 2nd language or even for those of us who are just having a hard time keeping pace!