3.2 / 5.013 ReviewsDurability3.8 / 5Reliability3.7 / 5Performance3.5 / 5Ease Of Use3.6 / 5Value3.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (2)No (1)Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoIt never opened and never could play itI installed it many times and pushed the button played and it never worked. It opened but suddenly it stopped. I went to the forums but never found an easy solution.November 1, 2017Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMy review gives program a 10 on A SCALE OF 1 = 10From a x pilot who owned his own plane and lost medical.
This program got me as close to flying as I'll ever get again
Easy to use--easy to load--
Great productAugust 6, 2017Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesCheapest way to fly, really!Although the install might be a challenge (length) to non-techie pilots, the flying, the missions, and the ATC simulated and real(!) refresher are certainly worth $24. I can see now that a joystick is in my future although using the mouse is not bad.July 31, 2017Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Awesome ProductThe download was very easy. The scenery is great. Very nice selection of categories for weather, and aircraft to choose from. Performs flawlessly. You won't go wrong if you choose this product. Great job. Thanks.May 4, 2017Durability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Fax reviewInitial set up was extremely difficult. it would not run game. Had to go to local computer shop to have them finish installing game from steam. Very inconvenient.December 29, 2016Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5The World from your seat.As close as you can get to flying, and never have to leave the comfort of your home.July 17, 2016Durability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5need an internet connection just to playwas dissapointed you need an internet connection and to hook up to steam every single time you play, slow to load, glitchy, dont recommend at all, going back to my hard copy of fsx gold,July 14, 2016Durability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5No CDThe description needs to have that the computer your using had to have Internet access to operate this simulator.July 13, 2016Durability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Good product poorly distributed.I'd like to thank Fred, the self identified aviation enthusiast, and suspected Steam customer service representative, for his remarks. His uncalled for abuse of those that dislike having to deal with third party marketing organizations that introduce an unnecessary level of complexity to buying simple software products. There are many like us that prefer to buy or software on an easily handled CD, DVD or even flash memory card. We don't need the media constant spam that emanates from such third party companies. So take your bad attitude and go earn a real pilot's license and some humility. Flight Simulator X is an excellent product. I recommend it to anyone that want's to become a pilot. I used it many, many years ago to practice piloting and navigation skills when I was preparing for my solo long distance license qualifying flights. I have used the product from the very first editions and still keep the original media and manuals on my bookshelves.January 30, 2016Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Steam is a fantastic, professional digital distribution provider w/ great customer service.Just wanted to leave my thoughts here because I couldn't help but laugh at the other 3 reviews complaining about Steam. Steam is well-renown and very professional video game distributor made by the well-loved Valve Corporation. Just ask anyone who plays PC games and they'll tell you the same. They also offer incredible deals on a plethora of games and software (Google "Steam Sale"). They're not affiliated with Microsoft and they're infinitely better than Electronic Arts will ever be. If you're frustrated that you have to open Steam to play FSX, then you need to grow up and learn that's how games (and FSX is very much a game) are distributed in the 21st century. Get used to it. It's very simple to use and reliable, often times just a background process you don't have to interact with. If you don't want Steam to run when you start your machine, then learn to navigate an application, go to Settings -> Preferences -> Uncheck "Launch Steam on Startup". Don't whine and complain in a review because you're bad operating your computer and incapable of performing a simple Google search to fix your problems. Also, don't buy FSX thru Sporty's. No offense meant to Sporty's; Sporty's is a great resource for many other things. But they're not the best resource to buy FSX. If you really want a better deal (and not get an empty box with a Steam product key and shipping fees) then buy directly thru Steam. If it downloads slowly, it's because you're too cheap to buy a decent internet connection. It's in no way Steam's fault. End rant.October 12, 2015
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Browse 20 questions Browse 20 questions and 20 answersWhat recommend windows does this run on?what is a steam edition ?How do I down load this once its purchased?BEST ANSWER: How do I down load this once its purchased?is this a full program ready to use or do you have to purchase more software?BEST ANSWER: It's ready to use, the full Flight Sim X.Any way this can run on a MAC?BEST ANSWER: It will not run on a MAC.Does the steam edition require a constant internet connection? Can I run it without being connected to the internet in a standalone mode?Does this run on IPad?BEST ANSWER: It does not run on the iPad.
It requires Windows XP(SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8
2 GHz or faster processor
2 GB of RAM
256 MB video RAM
30 GB of available hard-disk space required
Internet ConnectionDoes this program run on Microsoft Win10 ?BEST ANSWER: I bought this from Sporty's and am running Windows 10. It is running fine. In fact, Carenado aircraft no specifically set for Windows 10 run on it as well (This is not plug and play however). But, MS FSX Steam is plug and play.Will this run on the latest windows 10 security pack? March 2018BEST ANSWER: Yes, the flight simulator works very well with Microsoft Windows 10
Not sure with the security pack installed.will this connect to foreflight?BEST ANSWER: Yes amazingly so. But you have to download some additional free programs to your computer for your fore flight to work via the settings on your ipad. Goto dubbya dubya dubbya dot flightsimgps dot com and follow the directions. This site will not let me hyperlink the website. With it you can fly anywhere using your foreflight and shoot approaches while geo referenced on your ipad, AMAZING training for pennies. Cheers!How many licenses are included with each purchase?
(1 license for 1 computer? or 4 licenses for 4 computers?)
We need to purchase enough licenses for a classroom of approximately 30.BEST ANSWER: 1 license for 1 computer.Can you practice GPS and/or ILS approaches with this simulator?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can practice approaches with this simulator.Does the software include a Cessna 172 or Piper Cherokee?BEST ANSWER: It does include the Cessna 172. There are hundreds of aircraft that me be downloaded as well.Does it have airbus 320 ?BEST ANSWER: Yes it includes the Airbus 321.Is the Cessna 150 one of the aircraft on the program?BEST ANSWER: The Cessna 150 is not included.How much manipulation of the aircraft do you have if you have a flight simulator setup at home? example can you start and stop the enginesBEST ANSWER: Not sure the extent of your question. If you mean will moving mixture to idle cut off will stop the engine, then yes you have control. You can also start the engine with certain key strokes or using the mouse. Steam seems to have all of the control, environment (e.g., turbulence, weather, etc.), reliability, and reality settings that Microsoft FSX had. You will need to review the settings area of the program but you can dial in significant reality to a device that doesn't qualify as an Aviation Training Device. It provides fairly realistic simulations for IFR procedures.Is this compatible with Windows 10?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is compatible with windows 10.I want to give this to a friend how can I do that?BEST ANSWER: You can purchased the item and have it ship to your friend.Does Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam have the Boeing 747-400?BEST ANSWER: The 747 is included.I have FS2004 with several add ons..(Global, Boeing 777, Kai Tak airport, FS world) but my new Win 10 laptop won't run FS2004, Is this version compatible with the add ons?
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