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Windows 7: Best Flight Simulator for Win 7

24 Oct 2017   #31
poorguy

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

Hey anjou2,

I'd hold onto it as it's always possible to run across a disc2.
FS2004
is an excellent Flight Simulator and offers a of of cool old aircraft.

PoorGuy


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24 Oct 2017   #32
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Cheers PG
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16 Nov 2017   #33
BrianBooze

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
I have Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition and it's the best Simulator I've used.

I'm using it on this computer listed with all of the settings at high without any complaints.

Windows 7 Professional (64bit) / Dell Optiplex 360 (08/04/2011) / Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale (3M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, LGA 775 Socket) / DDR2 Memory 4.0 GB, 800 MHz FSB / ATI Radeon HD 4550 PCIE Graphics Card.
Monitor is an old HP 2010i.
Can I run it on Win 10?
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17 Nov 2017   #34
poorguy

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

Hey BrianBooze,

You might want to create an account on this forum and post your question and see what other say about Flight Simulator X and Windows 10.

FlightSim.Com

Not a lot of help but I don't use Windows 10 so wouldn't want to give the wrong advice.
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04 May 2018   #35
ptrex

64
 
 

FlightSim seems a decent attempt but can not compete to the commercial simulators. Flight Simulator X is by far the best of them. There are not so many options, I know only one alternative, which I never tried it: X-Plane.
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06 May 2018   #36
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd recommended FSX or Lockheed's Pr3pared, but since you have a very old laptop you may only be able to run FS2004 with reasonable frame rates providing you turn some settings down.

A lot of people use FSX or Pr3pared. But with Pr3pared they have a crazy EULA. But people violate it all the time and yet add-on makers are now focusing on P3D. (Pr3pared) There's also X-plane and Dovetail's Flight Sim World just bit the dust. For free there's FlightGear. Often times this software gets rebranded and sold under a diffrent name even though FlightGear is open source and free. I have no experience with FlightGear.

Keep in mind that FS2004, FSX and P3d are largely CPU dependent and to make matters worse they are only single thread coded. Except I have read that P3D has some code enhancements. I reckon 75% of the game uses the CPU and 25% for the GPU. So if you are serious about flight Siming, then invest in a computer with the fastest single thread capable CPU you can afford. Even then you can't just go into the settings and crank everything up expecting 60 FPS. Especially if you have a lot of add-ons.

I personally fly in FSX and have added several add-ons including ORBX global which makes the ground look a lot better. For weather I use Active Sky 2016 with Active Sky Cloud Art. Active Sky Cloud Art injects clouds into the Sim for the utmost in realism. You should know that Microsoft's default weather engine has been very flaky for the past several years. So it's better to run a third party weather engine. Some people use FSReal WX which is free and have promising results. If you want to fly a really great aircraft, then I recommend PMDG's offerings. I especially like the 737NGX and its HUD. Speaking of PMDG. I read recently that at the FlightSim Expo in Vegas this June, PMDG will announce a new product line that has apparently been in the works for ten years. Some are speculating on a new Sim which judging by PMDG's terrific realistic aircraft and attention to detail, one can only hope that if it is a new Sim it will blow away the competition.

You should join a forum like Flightsim.com or AVsim.com if you want to learn more about flight siming.

Good luck.

Edit-

I see now you indicated you have an AMD something or other rather than a laptop. In that case get FSX.
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06 May 2018   #37
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrianBooze View Post
Can I run it on Win 10?

Many people do, but it seems like Russian roulette with 10 these days.
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22 Jul 2018   #38
brook66

Windows 10
 
 

For a regular computer that does not have a large RAM and has a video card of just 1 Gb, it will take a model that just integrates basic configurations. It would be useless to install a high-end Flight Simulator at the risk of not making the most of his game (minimum resolution) or worse to harm his machine. But in case you have a powerful computer, with at least 8 Gb of RAM, a fairly new processor and a graphic card of 2 Gb at least, do not deprive yourself. Install real simulators for real flying experiences.
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