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Solved flight sims in windows 8?


commander

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#1
I've got a few from XP like IL-2 sturmovik 1946 which I can't to work"t to work here. but does anybody know
of any flight sims that WILL work on this OS? and I don't want anything free, because it has to much junk that
comes with it.
 

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DustSailor

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Hey mate,

MS flight should work, as it is recommended for windows 7: Microsoft Flight

Can't recall how to actually purchase the game, however. I got it for free, I believe, with the option to buy side items (planes, maps, etc) but never did. And somehow I ended up losing it. It was a download, not a DVD
 

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DustSailor

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I think you have to download the client, and I think they discontinued it or something?: Download the Games for Windows Client | PC Games Client - Xbox.com. Dang... I just reinstalled the simulator, but I do think it has been discontinued, sorry :(

There is a windows store app, claims to be free, called flight theory you might like, never tried it.
 
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X both run on Windows 8.1. I've played both on my 8.1 desktop PC.
 

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commander

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#6
tried that, don't remember why, but it don't work in 8
 

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#8
Condor a sailplane (glider) flight simulator from cumulus-soaring.com works with 8.1.
 

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it was taking over 4 hours to download everything. so I stopped it.
 

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#13
Ace Combat Assault Horizon off of Steam also works.
 

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I don't have MS flight simulator so that did not help.
 

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I don't have MS flight simulator so that did not help.
Your original question was what Flight Simulators work on Windows 8.

If you like what you see about MS Flight Simulator X, you can go buy it off of Amazon for about $25. Get the Gold Edition that includes the Acceleration Pack. There are hundreds, if not thousands of airplanes, scenery mods, etc, etc. out there for it.

If you are concerned about it because it's not supported by Microsoft anymore, then look at one of the other flight sims that are currently in production.
 
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#17
Combat Fight Simulator 3 will work i have tried it on windows 8.1 pro
 

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