DescriptionEven back in 1982, Microsoft's first release of Flight Simulator was advanced enough to meet FAA regulations, giving players full control of the instrument panel. The sim is loaded with features, configurable for any experience level, and includes more than 20 airports with varied terrain.
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BasisIn fact, an earlier version of this game was published by Sublogic before it signed a contract with Microsoft: Flight Simulator.
BenchmarkAnecdotal evidence from the period suggests that Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 was used as a benchmark program. It was said that if one's computer could run MSFS 1.0, it was 100% MS-DOS-compatible, and if it couldn't, it wasn't.
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #24 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
Related Web Sites
- Microsoft Flight Simulator's wikipedia page (Here you can find all sorts of info about all the versions of the game.)