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Even 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.


Microsoft Flight Simulator (v1.0) PC Booter Make a backup disk
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v1.0) PC Booter Ready for takeoff! (CGA Composite mode)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v1.0) PC Booter Select Operation Mode / (From backup or modified disk. Back can't be allowed!)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (v1.0) PC Booter Flying around a bit... (CGA Composite mode)

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Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Oct, 1983 4 out of 4 100
PC Magazine Jan, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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In fact, an earlier version of this game was published by Sublogic before it signed a contract with Microsoft: Flight Simulator.


Anecdotal 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% IBM PC-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

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