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Microsoft Flight Simulator X to be refueled with new updates post-Steam release

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: plane sailing from now on.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X was the tenth and last game in the venerable series. Flight1 are the enthusiastic cockpit-modellers behind the Ultimate 146 Collection. The genius of Dovetail Games, the publishers who’ve acquired the rights to distribute X’s Gold Edition, was in pairing the two.

For the first time in a good long while, new add-ons for the Flight Simulator series will be developed and sold on Steam.

Want more Flight Sim X? Here are the best Flight Sim X add-ons.

Flight1 have worked on the series before - putting together some of the best Microsoft Flight Simulator X add-ons. They're old hands, but not so old they've grown shaky and frighten the passengers.

“I am delighted that Flight1 is working with Dovetail Games,” said Flight1’s European managing director, Mungo Leir. “Dovetail’s vision for Flight Simulator is good news for the flight sim community in all sorts of ways. We’re very excited.”

Beyond Flight Simulator, Dovetail and Flight1’s partnership extends to the release of much of Flight1’s back catalogue on Steam, “on an ongoing basis”.

In short, it looks like flight sims are finally ready to take their rightful place in Steam’s flourishing Simulation section. Are you looking forward to seeing Microsoft Flight Simulator appear between the clouds on the front page?

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3 Years ago

The two biggest problems with Flight Simulator X are the ancient and bloated engine and the lack of 64-bit support. The lack of 64-bit support is probably the biggest limitation because many of the better mods are memory hogs and will quickly have you hitting the 4GB limit.

Every flight sim fan owes it to himself to give X-Plane 10 a look which runs on Linux, OSX, and Windows and features a modern, state-of-the-art engine that can take advantage of the latest hardware.

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Even without mods on the highest settings it would regularly reach the RAM limit. It's as though Microsoft can't program for their own operating systems...

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3 Years ago

Great news! Be great if they also added workshop support and perhaps the ability for workshops items to be sold for $$. Then all those great third party addons can be in one place.

Oh...and let us crash our planes!!!

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