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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 Still Going Strong

Last updated Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:17:32 GMT
Originally posted on Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:00:00 GMT

FS2004It is very surprising that Flight Simulator 2004 is still a strong entity in the Flight Simulation world! I have recently dived back in to this program, head first and I am having a blast with it! I still love Flight Simulator X and not with standings its Quirks and fatal errors and run time errors on line, it is still a good program!

I have recently used Flight Sim host Spy and have found many session if not most of them using Flight Simulator 2004 A Century of Flight! Why is this, one might ask? Well its for the most part bug free and when asked, most on line user will say they get great frame rates and smooth flight. I feel that because of the way Flight Simulator 2004 is coded. It is more system friendly as compared to flight Simulator x on older systems. When using third party add ons it can look similar to Flight Simulator X. I am a scenery designer for both, FSX and FS9 and I find it very rewarding to create scenery for FS9 and easer, I might add.

Flights Simulator 2004 can still be used on line through Direct connect and you can find servers all over the place, supporting it.

The plus side is it is not on Game spy; Which to me is a BIG plus.

You can google search Flight sim host spy and get this free download. I use it for Flight Simulator X, also and this way you bypass the game spy disconnections! I feel until a new Simulator comes out by whom ever, Flight Simulator 2004 A Century of Flight Will be a strong performer in the Flight Simulation community, World wide. Contrasting views are welcome!

You may of course still grab FS2004 downloads from the downloads library.

This editorial was written by our resident editor James Abbey.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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Robert BealSat, 12 Oct 2013 22:18:54 GMT

I purchased FSX used it a few times. I don't like the idea you can't look up or down over your instrument panel. I don't whoosh... bang... don't like the flotation effect; don't like the scenery and don't like the way it runs period. Like all past simulators Microsoft never listens to the users; who took their simulator to new heights of usage. Thanks to the many 2nd and 3rd party creators and painters. To the best of my knowledge Lockheed Corporation has the Microsoft Simulator code now; and they want big bucks for those of us in the public who wish to use it. States you can add your aircraft from your regular flight simulator. We'll see aye...

charlieitchyassFri, 15 Nov 2013 01:18:08 GMT

HAHAA Lockheed an keep it, there's plenty of addons for fs9 to improve your sim.

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