Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0)

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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.


Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Downtown Chicago
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Meigs takeoff, left rear view
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Learjet 35A Cockpit
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v5.0) DOS Sailplane ridge soaring

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


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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 FS 98, the building is still there, but the wall inside is gone.

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