Flight Simulator X GOLD

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

Flight Simulator X Gold is FSX Deluxe PLUS the Acceleration expansion pack released by Microsoft.

Flight Simulator X Deluxe - the culmination of nearly 25 years of the landmark Flight Simulator franchise, presenting virtual pilots with a wide array of new aircraft to fly in a beautifully rich and realistic world which contains greater detail than past versions.

  • 22 airplanes
  • 21 detailed airports
  • 38 detailed cities
  • 55 structured missions
  • Glass panel (G1000) cockpit
  • Tower controller

Acceleration - this Expansion Pack from Microsoft provides a host of new features:

  • Three all-new aircraft - the F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 helicopter and P-51D Mustang  
  • 20 new missions - including being a NASA test pilot, performing Search & Rescue ops on an ocean liner, navigating a whiteout in a blizzard and more
  • Multiplayer Racing Mode - the new multiplayer racing mode that allows you to compete against friends with four types of racing, including real-world and fictional Red Bull Air Race courses, the unlimited Reno National Championship course, as well as cross country, competition sailplane courses and fictional courses like the Hoop and Jet Canyon course.
    Test your skills in three different levels of difficulty, from simple pylon racing to racing very challenging courses in a variety of weather conditions.
  • DirectX 10 - Flight Simulator X: Acceleration takes advantage of Windows Vista and DirectX 10 to deliver breathtaking graphics and dynamic environments for a truly immersive experience. Use of DX10 graphics is optional.
  • Connected World - race against friends online as they interact with other aviators from around the globe by chatting in real-time via headset and keyboard.

Acceleration also includes code from both of Microsoft's Service Packs, providing you with a fully up-to-date installation.

There's an FSX demo (798Mb!) available from Microsoft - click here to download.


FLIGHT SIMULATOR X DELUXE

22 new aircraft

Fly one of 22 new aircraft, from the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane and Grumman G-21A Goose to the AirCreation 582SL Ultralight and Maule M7-260C Orion with wheels and skis. You'll be amazed at the details, such as shaded rivets, reflective paint, and glint from glass and chrome. FSX Deluxe contains an Airbus for the first time with an accurate A321A! Fancy the glider in FS but can''t stand that there is no tow plane? FSX will also has that tow plane accurately represented with accurate tension modeling for realism.

55 detailed airports

The airport database has been upgraded and improved. FSX contains 24,000 airports internationally, with 1,200 being highly detailed due to their popularity. Each airport features artificial intelligence-controlled jetways, fuel trucks and moving baggage carts, allowing you to explore your hometown or venture to a favorite far-off city. The FSX design team emphasised their goal of expanding the realism seen in many of the stock North American airports to other parts of the world.

Weather

The sky has been greatly improved, with more realistic weather and graphics. Weather data was painstakingly collected from over 5,000 weather stations worldwide to accurately reproduce regional behavior. There are also five separate seasonal textures with 23  environmental zones that change depending on your specific location on the globe. This means not only will snow be on the ground in Montreal during the winter time, but you will only see appropriate foliage and vegetation on the ground as well. Rain effects have also improved - not only has the rain on the windshield improved during flight, but the glaze  effects on roads and taxiways are impressive as well. 

Also for the first time, star gazing/navigation will be possible. The FSX team has accurately placed over 10,000 stars in their correct locations. These stars will also be easy to see, considering the maximum viewing altitude has been increased to 18,000 miles high. 

Scenery

24 million roads have been accurately modeled in the FSX scenery database. Much of the ground elevation, roads and textures have been pulled from imaging collected from the space shuttle itself! On these roads, you will notice traffic for the first time. The effect is brilliant - not only will the vehicles move down the road, they will also change lanes and use signal indicators. At night, each vehicle has a pair of headlights and taillights. If you are flying over water, you will notice a complete new assortment of boats which follow their own accurate paths internationally. This means that you will be able to see oil tankers and cruise ships on those long Trans-Atlantic flights.

In addition, animals and their patterns will be represented in extraordinary detail. From giraffes and lions in Africa, to whales in the ocean, you can track each animal and its movements from the ground or the sky.

Missions

With more than 50 new missions to choose from, aviators can build their skill levels and engage in even more stimulating game play than before. Players can choose to compete in the Red Bull air race, land on a moving  school bus, race a jet-propelled truck racer, rescue workers off an exploding oil rig, or bring relief materiel to the Congo, while being able to keep track of their progress on each mission. In addition to the mission layout and database being greatly improved, there are also rewards for good technique and goals achieved.

'Shared Skies'

Through increased online gameplay capabilities, FSX offers players a connected world where they can choose whom they want to be, from air traffic controller to pilot or co-pilot, as they interact with other aviators around the globe by chatting in real time via headset and keyboard. The new "Shared  Skies' capability enables two users to connect on separate computers to fly a single aircraft together. This has limitless simulation possibilities, and when you connect through the multiplayer mode, you can pass control of the airplane to each other. Instructors can also instruct trainees how to fly, while keeping a constant watch on the controls if anything goes wrong.


System Requirements:


  • PC with 2GHz equivalent or higher processor, or any Dual Core 
  • 1Gb RAM
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 15Gb hard disk space
  • DirectX 9 or higher compatible graphics card; 128Mb video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher
  • 56.6kbps or better Internet connection (for online play)
$45.95
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Packshot for Flight Simulator X GOLD Flight Simulator X Gold is FSX Deluxe plus Microsoft's Acceleration expansion pack and code from both Service Packs, providing you with the most complete version of FSX available.

FSX is the culmination of well over two decades of the landmark Flight Simulator franchise, presenting virtual pilots with a wide array of new aircraft to fly in a beautifully rich and realistic world which contains greater detail than past versions.
$45.95
Out of Stock
Earn 367 points with this purchase