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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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Flying through Chicago, with the Sears Tower in the distance.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Cockpit view in Hong Kong
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The Learjet 45 in flight with landing gear retracted
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Choosing 'Select A Flight' from the main menu brings up another menu with three categories; Challenges, Flights and Adventures. The menus overlay each other and don't always hide each other

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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 (450) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamecenter Sep 23, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 03, 1997 85 out of 100 85
GameTrip.net Dec 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 29, 1997 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Joker Nov, 1997 77 out of 100 77
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Oct, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Gamesmania.de 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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 (450) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows) on Nov 22, 1999