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Flight Simulator X

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Microsoft

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'Flight Simulator X' - Service Patch 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PST

Flight Simulator X is the culmination of nearly 25 years of the landmark Flight Simulator franchise and the most significant addition to date. Flight Simulator X will set the standard for technological innovation, incredible graphics and realism for the genre. Flight Simulator X will also present players with a wide array of new aircraft to fly in a beautifully rich and believable world which will contain greater detail than past entries in the franchise. Players will be able to experience what it is like to be a pilot and have real distractions, to shade their eyes from the glare of reflective paint and the glint from glass and chrome. Players will enjoy the opportunity to fly their dream aircraft, from classic seaplanes like the de Havilland Beaver and Grumman Goose to the Cessna 172 there is a plane for every terrain and every player.

Get the Flight Simulator X SP2 off WP (160mb)

IMPORTANT: If you have already installed Flight Simulator X: Acceleration expansion pack, do not install Service Pack 2.

IMPORTANT: You must install Service Pack 1 before installing Service Pack 2.

Service Pack 2 does not include the code updates required to use the new Flight Simulator X: Acceleration aircraft. You must purchase and install Flight Simulator X: Acceleration to use those aircraft.
After you have installed Service Pack 2, you will be able to play multiplayer games only with users who have installed either Service Pack 2 or Flight SimulatorX: Acceleration.

DirectX

Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 previews the new technology of DirectX 10 to enhance environmental effects such as bloom, realistic water, and virtual cockpit shadowing. You must have a DirectX 10 graphics adapter to enable the DirectX 10 features (the check box for DirectX 10 is not visible if you don't have compatible hardware).

Features and improvements include virtual cockpit shadowing, HDR bloom, water enhancements, and efficiency improvements to increase performance in some areas.

Other issues

Sound Settings
We modified the Sound Settings dialog box so you can select separate audio adapters directly in the Sound Settings dialog box. We removed the Configure button and provided two list boxes to select audio adapters to separate voice and other sounds.

Multiplayer and Service Pack 2
Service Pack 2 brings computers running Flight Simulator X or Flight Simulator X Service Pack 1 into multiplayer compatibility with Flight Simulator X: Acceleration. Computers that have only the original retail version of Flight Simulator X or Flight Simulator X Service Pack 1 cannot connect in multiplayer with computers running Acceleration or SP2.

If you install SP2 but do not install Acceleration, you can connect to Acceleration multiplayer sessions but you cannot participate in Acceleration-only activities such as racing.


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