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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
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Platforms: PC
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
Genres: Simulator / Flight Simulator
Release Date: July 29, 2003
Game Modes: Singlepalyer
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Flying high under a gorgeous sunrise.

Celebrating one hundred years of aviation.

First released on the Apple II in 1979 and the IBM PC in 1982, Flight Simulator has been around for more than thirty years. Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first flight by adding nine historical aircraft — ranging from the Wright Flyer to the Douglas DC-3 — as well as recreations of famous flights such as Lindberg’s Atlantic crossing. Though the “new features” list in this ninth entry in the venerable series is fairly short, virtually every aspect of this classic simulation has seen the usual refurbishing.

Along with the typical Flight Sim fare—the Learjet, Cessna 182S, and Boeing 737/747/777—the 24 flyable aircraft include classics such as the Spirit of St. Louis, Ford Tri-Motor, Lockheed Vega, and de Havilland Comet air racer. Surprisingly, given the focus of this edition, the Sopwith Camel (a staple found in the very first version) and F4U Corsair from the 2002 edition are missing, as is the Cessna 182RG.

The flight models of the built-in aircraft have been significantly improved, with the exception of the Cessna 172, a docile trainer in real life that can be a deathtrap in the sim. The updated modeling lets the Extra 300 aerobatic plane finally spin as realistically as in Flight Unlimited. For the first time in a Flight Sim game, helicopter controls are actually manageable. The Bell 206 JetRanger has been tamed, and the new Robinson R22 chopper is a great learning craft. The 3D models have been tweaked as well, with the new virtual cockpits boasting clickable controls.

Air traffic control has been significantly tweaked as well. In mid-flight, you can file an instrument flight plan, request altitude or destination changes, or ask for a specific published approach. It’s not perfect, but it’s significantly better than before. You can finally learn from watching AI aircraft, as they fly more realistic patterns. Taxiing, both for you and the AI, has been improved, with taxiway markers added at major airports.

Those wondering where the “game” is in Flight Simulator won’t find an answer here. The challenge and entertainment comes from learning about flying, recreating historic flights, and tackling thr high tech gizmos that keep your virtual plane airborne.


System Requirements: Pentium III 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 1.8 GB HDD, Win98

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54 Comments

  1. KeK says:

    It just says error when i click on the link

  2. KeK says:

    Thank you.

  3. Robert says:

    Hey please assist me i have downloaded and installed it but it says insect disk 4 of which its already in the emulator

  4. Spirit says:

    Hi! I’d love to thank you for posting this game. I’m having a bit of difficulty though. I downloaded the game and unzipped everything and found no instructions in any of the files to make the game work. I’m not sure what files I need to mount. I can install the game, but an error that says something like “Please login with the correct account” continues to pop up. I’d really love some assistance. Thank you!

  5. Sorry guys.

    Please download again – it will run this time.

  6. Sniv says:

    AWWWW man! I paid for a subscription to firedrop, and now none of the links for any game will work. Apparently all the links have been removed because of digital rights . . . ahhhh crap!
    Can the games be reupped? I wanted to get Half-Life 2 and Call of Duty 2.

    Thanks,
    Sniv

  7. Don’t panic dude. It’s just a maintenance thing.

  8. JM says:

    How do I download? I see a red-colored square Download Link, but it looks like a sneaky advertising embed rather than the download link for Flight Simulator 2004.

    Also, a) is this free? and b) any idea if this is the simulator package I can use to participate in the IVAO pilot training? I’m totally new to all of this — including game software.

  9. Sorry for the lack of responses. I was away. The red download button isn’t fake.

    But if you want a more complete flight package that runs on modern Windows you should buy Flight Simulator 10 (X), since it’s a much better simulator. It comes on DVD I think and you can buy it on eBay. No idea how wise it is to use these sims as a substitute for real flight training.

  10. Caroline says:

    Hi, I have downloaded the game and installed it, but when I try to play the game, nothing happens. I have set the compatibility mode and administrator mode, but nothing loads up. Please help.
    Thanks.

  11. ali uzair says:

    I download this file 2 times but every time it shows me a message that Dll files are missing what can I do.. this is corrupted file… I advice to everyone not to download this link fake.

  12. It’s fake is it? You want me to make a video holding your hand, showing you how to install it?

  13. Caroline says:

    Hi,

    I didn’t say it was a fake.

    I have installed it and I just need some help to get it to work on my PC.

    I have Windows 8.1 and have it in compatibility for XP Service Pack 3. I have set up Administrator running. I just keep getting a pop up asking if the program worked okay on the compatibility setting. I can’t get the game to run.

  14. Hi Caroline. I know you didn’t, I was referring to ali uzair in the above comment.

    I never tried running this on Win8.1, so I can’t be of much help. I only ran it on a vintage XP pc as shown in the video. I’d suggest using a virtual machine with XP on it, but it takes some work setting it up and needs an XP cd.

  15. Caroline says:

    Okay,

    I’ll keep playing around with it and if I manage to get it working, I’ll let you know. 🙂

  16. Caroline says:

    I got it to work on Win8.1

    Your video came in very useful. For some reason, when it installed into my PC, the discs 1 – 4 didn’t appear in the folder. Once I copied them into the folder the game started.

    It plays fine in XP service pack 3 comptability mode. You also need to make sure the game is run as Administrator, otherwise you get an access error. 🙂

  17. gsr94eg says:

    works great, thanks for this.

  18. John says:

    Hi, but all the games of this website are full or just demo? This just to know, given there’s a like to amazon. Thanks

  19. Umar Hayyat says:

    Its Stuck In Start Cannot Run

  20. Mike says:

    Hello, I’ve successfully downloaded the files, but I don’t know how to “change disc” when installing…
    I launched Setup.exe from Disc 1, but i have no idea how to pass on to Disc 2.

  21. Mount the second disc image file (Disc2) just like you mounted the first one. Find my video a few comments up.

  22. Mike says:

    NEEEEEEEVERMIND I figured it out.

  23. galih permana says:

    Hey thank u bro.

  24. hypper01 says:

    I have some issues with the crack .. it says “The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCR70.dll was not found.Reinstalling the program may fix the problem”… Please help I am trying to install it on Windows 10 …

  25. Dumb question, did you copy it into the new game folder overwriting the original file???

  26. wow says:

    when I finished running disc 1, I can not run disc 2 because the setup file is .ico instead of .exe, I’ve watched the video how to install you, but I do not understand when running disk 2. thanks.

  27. Anirudh Saksena says:

    Is this Flight simulator 9 or 9.1?

  28. TApDome Zone says:

    Hello Old PC Gaming, im having a few difficulties understanding the video you uploaded. May i request a Readme file consisting of the instructions and required files needed to download the Game. Thank you for your cooperation

  29. Click here to download https://firedrop.com/3f33e94731cd80cd2a23c7bc8b13cee7
    Extract with WinRar
    Install PowerISO or similar, install game (follow the video for further details on the installation bit)

  30. TApDome Zone says:

    I am having some difficulties regarding file extraction, WinRar, and 7Zip keeps telling me that the file has been corrupted or broken. I need some help if some of you can. I wanted to play this game so badly and still i get this, please help.

    Thank you for your Consideration!

  31. try the magnet link then. download/install uTorrent (or similar), click on the green Magnet Link button, and wait for F0498575.rar to download. then you can try to extract that with either WinRar or 7zip.

    the file you downloaded before was either corrupted or you have some AV setting that doesn’t let you extract archive files you downloaded from the internet. i can’t know

  32. TApDome Zone says:

    Winrar said that it was corrupted… and i do not know what AV setting are you reffering. I have already tried the Magnet link. I am currently redownloading the game via Magnet link.

  33. TApDome Zone says:

    Thanks for the game! it installed fine but with one flaw…

    I cannot run the game due to some kind of error, Saying that i am out of memory even when i have 42Gb free in the harddrive where the Game is Currently Installed.

    I might need some help, Thanks!

  34. Sorry, I only managed to play this on XP. It might not work on new computers. I’m guessing it’s a virtual memory (RAM) issue. Maybe someone else can help.

  35. Rimantas says:

    Tapdome, did you try compatibility modes? My cousin had memory error message with Half-Life Blue-Shift on Windows 8.1. I told him to set Windows XP comp. mode, then game ran okay.

  36. TApDome Zone says:

    Tried that compatibility thing, didnt work. Im trying to do the virtual memory thing that old pc gaming is reccomending me, i better hope this works.

    Thanks again for the support!

  37. TApDome Zone says:

    i do not know what to do, it just keep showing up for no reason, here are my specs

    OS:Windows 7 Ultimate
    Processor: Intel Atom CPU N455 1.66-1.67Ghz (2 CPUs)
    Ram:2Gb
    32-Bit
    DirectX 11
    Graphics Card : Intel GRaphics Media Accelerator 3150
    Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

    Tried the Virtual Memory from initial
    8000 and Max 10000

    Tried Compatibility But no luck.

  38. TApDome Zone says:

    The oom error still appears

    I might have to give you my specs and what did I do so you’ll get a tip

    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Os
    Intel atom N455 processor 2Cpus 1.66ghz each
    Intel graphics media eccelerator 3150
    2gb ram
    Direct X 11

    What I input in my virtual memory is
    Initial 8000mb
    Max 10000mb

    Tell me any problem with it and a solution

  39. Tesla says:

    Hi. Try changing virtual memory. Set initial to 5000mb. Restart computer.

  40. Some old games weren’t designed to recognize very large numbers. It’s the same deal when an old game thinks you don’t have any free space left, when you actually have 100 GB of free space. Maybe try even lower numbers

  41. TApDome Zone says:

    To what amount are you reffering OldPCGaming? i decreaced the amount of the initial to 5000, max is still 10000.

    Still no luck with the game…It still gives the same errors…

  42. When you installed it did you select the express or complete installation? You need to select complete. i got it to run on win7 so i don’t know what else can be the issue

  43. asd says:

    you have a vaio vpcm125AK?

  44. TApDome Zone says:

    I did complete however i am still not sure whats wrong with my instalation…

  45. TApDome Zone says:

    Asd no… why?

  46. TApDome Zone says:

    Asd i do not know…

  47. TApDome Zone says:

    My Laptop BRand Is MSI

    Im gonna try to uninstall then reinstall, and well see if that works

  48. TApDome Zone says:

    Well Nevermind Guys i Solved the problem, i tried to change the Virtual Memory Then Reinstall the game, then it worked. Thanks for the support! Big Likes on your Site Oldpcgaming

  49. ady says:

    tried to install.. 1st CD went well.. but how can I proceed to 2nd, 3rd and 4th CDs? no Setup.exe as in CD 1.

  50. TApDome Zone says:

    After you Install the 1st CD , do not Close your Setup. Just Mount the 2nd Disk and after that click next, then when it is requesting for Disk 3 , Mount the 3rd disk and click next on the setup The same goes for the 4th Disk

  51. me1900 says:

    On a windwos 32 bit system It is best to install the game in the root C:\ which is the hard drive root. It should look like this C:\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9 OR C:\Flight Simulator 9
    -Choose Folder- in setup
    New system especially 64 bit kind of don’t play fair with older 32 bit games.

  52. me1900 says:

    For those having problems this is a make shift README based on my 10 continuous years of experience in FS9

    Patch it to 9.1 You can find the update to 9.1 at AVSIM and Simviation. Microsoft quit providing it a few years ago. Put the setup executable in the Flight Simulator 9 folder. Then run it. You can find a NoCD fix for 9.1 on the same sites. They require registration before downloading.

    Do not select “Anti-aliasing” in the sim “Hardware” Tab in it’s Display options. Use your video card control panel set for Anti-aliasing at least 4X to cure the jaggies. IMPORTANT to note FS9 does NOT know how to handle modern video chipsets!! You may see ground texture blurs! Also note that FS9 is heavy hitter on CPU cycles as the flight dynamics are cpu dependent! After all it has been a recognized flight simulator by real world pilots in the past.

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