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Description

The "1998" version of the popular Microsoft series. Flight Simulator is aimed at enthusiasts that features 3000 airports and precise recreations of 45 cityscapes. Flight modeling is provided by experts in both military and aerobatic fields. Helicopters and pre-launch planes are among those included.

Many scenarios with full dialogue with the control tower adds a lot of realism to the game. Internet play enhances your flight experience with other human-controlled airplanes. 3D acceleration and MMX technology are supported.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Schweizer 2-32 Sailplane coming in to land in a car park near the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of the challenges is to land on the playing field and this plane didn't quite make it
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Extra 300S in flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows It is possible to zoom in on the plane even closer than this but the results are unrecognisable
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Watching the 1982 Kilauea volcano eruption (one of the many scenarios in the game)

Alternate Titles

  • "模拟飞行98" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FS 98" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Realism takes over arcade Olivier Masse (420) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Gamecenter Sep 23, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Mega Score Nov, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 13, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameTrip.net Dec 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 29, 1997 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Extras

Some releases of FS98 include a second CD, World Of Flight (originally released by Microsoft in 1995), which contains educational information on planes and aviation.

Technology

FS98 was the first version of FS to include 3D video hardware support, via DirectX.

Related Web Sites

  • Andy's Flight Simulator Page (A fan site for the entire Microsoft Flight Simulator series.)
  • Flight Sim 98 SDK page (Download site for an entire suite of software development tools (the software development kit) for FS 98.)
  • Flight Simulation Links (A HUGE list of Flight Simulator links, spanning a wide variety of programs (including FS98), plus some actual aviation links.)
Olivier Masse (420) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows) on Nov 22, 1999