Flight Simulator Classic 98
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The sequel to the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator '95

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The world leader in flight simulation for the PC pushes technology and realism beyond the horizon. With a global database of scenery and airports, pilot-tested flight models, detailed instrument panels, and a fleet of challenging aircraft, Flight Simulator 98 is simply as real as it gets.  Whether you're an airline captain or a student pilot, you want to fly with the leader. Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 gives you cutting edge graphics technology combined with worldwide scenery and airports.

Product Features

From Helicopters to Jets, you've got the best seat in the house!

  • 3D acceleration and MMX compatibility make out-the-window views come alive
  • Detailed scenery based on a digital atlas keeps you on course, whether you're just sight-seeing or following checkpoints on a cross-country flight.
  • 20 new metropolitan areas bring the total to more than 45 around the world
  • Explore the natural wonders and cityscapes from around the globe, including Hawaii, the Caribbean, Japan, and a new photo-realistic Hong Kong area
  • Fly over the world's most famous landmarks, including the pyramids, the Colosseum, Red Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, Easter Island, and more

High resolution cockpits set the standard!

  • When the weather closes in and you have to depend on your instruments, you'll find the detailed instrument panels up to the challenge
  • Learn the fundamentals with the Cessna's basic IFR panel. Advance to the Bell 206, then try to keep up with the latest electronic displays in the Boeing 737
  • From dawn till dusk and beyond, advanced navigational aids will keep you in the air and on course

"Bluesky 727, cleared to land...."

  • Digitally recorded sounds for each aircraft bring your plane to life
  • Real air traffic control chatter adds a new dimension to your adventures and lessons

A world of data!

  • Take off quickly from any of the 3,000 airports with the interactive `Go To' feature
  • Need to tune in a VOR, find an ILS, or check a runway length? Information about navigation aids and airport details is just a few clicks away in the comprehensive online Airport/Facility Directory.

More than skin deep.

  • The most realistic flight models are built from the ground up using actual engineering and test data.
  • Test pilots and aeronautical engineers from Learjet complete the testing and validation of the Learjet 45.

All about aviation: from aeronautics to Zulu time

  • Go from beginning pilot to aerobatic ace: multimedia training is based on real courses developed by experts from FlightSafety and Patty Wagstaff, three time US national aeronautics champion.
  • Improved interactive lessons with an onboard instructor get you in the air quickly, then help you master advanced skills.

`Traffic at 12 o'clock..."

  • Now you'll have to watch more than instruments. Multiplayer capability puts you in crowded skies with pilots from all over the world

Foggy days and stormy nights.

  • Real pilots aren't just fair weather flyers. You can turn a pleasant afternoon hop into a white-knuckle approach at midnight. Wind shear, thunderstorms, fog - are you up for the challenge
  • Feel hard landings with force feedback support.

Take command of the world's most popular aircraft

  • Experience the most advanced and accurate flight models available on the PC - each validated by the experts - Cessna, Learjet, and aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff
  • Ready for a hop in a chopper? Try the new Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter.
  • Blast off in the new Learjet 45, a plane even the jet-setters are still waiting to fly.
  • Fly your favorites - the Cessna 182 Skylane, Extra 300S, Boeing 737-400, Schweizer sailplane, and Sopwith Camel.

Climb into the pilot's seat. Take the controls.

  • 3D acceleration and MMX technology snap scenery into an electrifying new dimension.
  • High resolution instrument panels put you in today's technologically advanced cockpits.
  • Digitally sampled sounds bring each aircraft roaring to life.

Flight Simulator 98 gives you more of the globe than ever before

  • Take off from more than 3,000 airports worldwide. With 10 times more airports than before, you'll be in the traffic pattern at airline hubs and suburban airstrips.
  • Detailed scenery for 45 international metropolitan areas, including 20 new US cities, lets you start your adventures almost anywhere - even from a skyscraper helipad.

Experience crowded skies and G-force feedback

  • Multiplayer features put you in the sky with other pilots via Internet or network connections
  • Free Internet matchmaking on the Internet Gaming Zone lets you enter international airshows and aerobatic competitions (Internet access required - Connect time charges may apply).
  • Force-feedback joystick support makes `pulling G's' more than just a game!

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System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT version 4.0
  • Multimedia PC with 486DX/66 or higher processor (Pentium recommended)
  • 16 MB of memory
  • Approximately 100 MB of available Hard Disk space
  • 2X CD-ROM drive
  • Super VGA, 256 color monitor
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Joystick or flight yoke (recommended)
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones required for audio
  • 3D graphics accelerator card compatible with Microsoft Direct3D
  • MMX microprocessor
  • Force feedback device compatible with DirectInput

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