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Description

The fifth take on the Flight Simulator series. This version added SVGA graphics, textures in certain areas, sound card support, and two new flight areas, Paris and Munich. This was the final DOS-only release.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Sopwith Camel
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Each aircraft has a stats sheet. Here's the sheet for the sailplane - it's in German but that's a feature not a fault.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Attempting, and failing, to fly under the Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco, USA.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS This is the aircraft selection screen. Just the four to choose from but, back in the day, this was pretty good.

Alternate Titles

  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: Encore plus de réalisme !" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: Das realistische Flugabenteuer" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator: As Real As It Gets" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker Aug, 1993 87 out of 100 87
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Jan, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Play Time Nov, 1993 60 out of 100 60
High Score Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1993 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

Easter eggs

In Champaign, Illinois (a city southwest of Chicago), if you have scenery complexity set to Very Dense, you will find a small, flat red building. Fly in (actually, slew in, or have crash disabled) one of the entrances. You will see a wall with credits and a picture of the development team (and guess where you are - the subLOGIC main office). In Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, the building is still there, but the wall inside is gone.

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Andy Voss (1631) added Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) (DOS) on Jun 17, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (22099)