Microsoft Slight Simulator X was released October 16, 2006 by Microsoft Games. The game was developed by Microsoft Studios.

This game uses disc checks and Securom, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255). This game is now available on Steam.

Flight Simulator X marks the tenth version of the popular line of flight simulators. It was officially released to the US market on October 17, 2006. According to Microsoft’s Web site for the game, a standard edition features everything from navaids to GPS and airways.

The game also includes 18 planes, 28 detailed cities, and over 24,000 airports with a deluxe version featuring 24 aircraft, and 38 cities. The player can fly anything from single-engine aircraft to jumbo jets. The game features an immersive air traffic control system and dynamic real-world condition weather.

The geography matches the part of the world that the player is flying in. Jetways and ground equipment are also included in the game.

FSX can be played with a keyboard and mouse however there are advantages to having the controller set. This way the flight controls will match aircraft much better.

Microsoft has released 2 service packs for this game.


  • Improved graphics
  • Airports with animated jetways and improved ground services
  • Ability for players to be an Air Traffic Controller (Deluxe only)
  • Support for DirectX 10
  • Proprietary SimConnect API to allow FSUIPC-like access to Flight Simulator functions and variables.
  • Advanced Animations, including wing flex


DLC for FSX is over $4000 which is very expensive and we dislike the al la carte pricing. DLC for each individual aircraft is ridiculous. Bundling aircraft would result in more sales.


Operating SystemWindows XP or better
CPUCore 2 Duo or better
Memory2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space30 GB
Graphics HardwareNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
AMD x1800 XL
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required