Flight simulation Cockpit view of an old style Boeing 707-320. For FS9 lots of free or low priced add-ons are available. Even more complex ones, this B707 includes five 2D operatable cockpit panels. This view is 'Left seat' onlyFlight Simulator 2004 (9.0): A Century of Flight, also known as FS9 or FS2004, was shipped with several historical aircraft such as the, and the to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first flight. The program included an improved weather engine, that provided true three-dimensional clouds and true localized weather conditions for the first time. The engine also allowed users to download weather information from actual, allowing the simulator to synchronize the weather with the real world. Other enhancements from the previous version included better ATC communications, interactive virtual cockpits, and more variety in autogen such as barns, street lights, silos, etc.A service update (9.1) was released on 10 June 2004, that included over 160 bridges missing or wrongly displayed in the original version, with several other corrections and performance improvements.Reception Sales According to, Flight Simulator 2004 was the 14th-best-selling computer game of 2003.
It claimed 18th and 17th places on NPD's annual computer game sales charts for 2004 and 2005, respectively. Flight Simulator 2004 sold 670,000 copies and earned $26.8 million in the United States alone by August 2006. At the time, this led to declare it the country's 19th-best-selling computer game, and best-selling Microsoft Flight Simulator title, released since January 2000. The game also received a 'Silver' sales award from the (ELSPA), indicating sales of at least 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom.All entries in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series released in the 2000s, including Flight Simulator 2004, reached combined sales of 3.1 million units in the United States by August 2006. Critical reviews The editors of presented Flight Simulator 2004 with their 2003 'Flight Simulation of the Year' award. They wrote, 'All the details fall together in FS2004: A Century of Flight, the first release in this venerable series that convincingly re-creates the entire flying experience.'
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Welcome to SimShackWelcome to SimShack, the simulation superstore that's growing daily. Here you can find the latest flight simulation payware add-ons, expansions and tools including aircraft, scenery and much more. Prices can be displayed in Dollars, Pounds or Euros depending on where you're browsing from.
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AircraftBrowse the huge selection of top quality payware aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Covering some of the big developer names including Just Flight, Carenado, Alabeo and A2A Simulations - you can be sure to find an aircraft addon that's right for you. We have large jet passenger aircraft, light general aviation props, military fighters and even ultra-lights and helicopters. Most of the aircraft are downloadable - which means that you don't have to wait for delivery after your purchase - just download directly to your computer after payment. However, we do also sell some boxed products (you'll have to wait for delivery of the physical item).Jump straight to:.SceneryImproving the scenery in your flight simulator package is a great way to expand and enhance your simulation experience. We stock many of the greats including the Megascenery packs, FScene addons and Vero-FS photoreal scenery, just to name a few. Our product range includes terrain enhancements, photoreal scenery, airport replacements and expansions, autogen enhancements and fixes, global terrain mesh/textures and many more.
Our scenery packs are compatible with FSX/P3D and X-Plane.Jump to:.UtilitiesWe don't just have aircraft and scenery expansions available - we have many utilities and tools too that can create a fun and realistic flight simulation environment. We cover tools that can help you manage your aircraft checklists, cockpit environment enhancements that can create realistic bouncing as you head down the runway, AI Traffic addons to bring your flight sim world to life and performance boosters that can improve your FPS. SoundsWhat you can hear is just as important as what you can see for a full flight simulation experience. Our sound packs can bring your aircraft to life with real recordings from the actual aircraft. Fully optimized with 3D sound cones (FSX) and many features that the default sounds cannot provide. Covering some of the big names including TSS, Turboprop Simulations and Flight1. BoatsYou don't have to just fly any more; you can captain some of the finest ships that have ever set sail!
Featuring one developer dedicated to creating boats for flight simulation packages, Deltasim. Deltasim specialize in creating 3D boat models that can be used in FSX.
Some of their addons include yachts, military boats, battleships, famous utility boats and many more. MissionsMicrosoft Flight Simulator X introduced 'missions' as a way of making your flight simulation experience more fulfilling and fun.
Many developers have created mission and adventure packs of their own providing hours of endless fun. From seeing the wonders of the World to flying military missions from aircraft carriers, our mission packs are sure to liven up your flight sim experience. SimulatorsYou need a base to start with for all of these addons. In this section we stock stand-alone full simulation packages.
You can get your hands on a copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, X-Plane, Aerofly FS and many more flight simulator platforms. You need one of these simulators in order to use the addons on our site. Most of our addons are compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, although many developers are now adopting X-Plane.Jump straight to:. X-Plane 11 (coming soon)TrainingMost of us are just beginning in the flight simulation world. You may have had a trial flight at your local airfield and want to learn more about the technicalities of flying aircraft. Our training software titles from developers such as TopSkills, Aviation Tutorials Company and FSFlyingSchool help you to learn the basics (and advanced aspects) of flying an aircraft correctly. While these products are specifically designed for flight sim use, they also mirror some of the aspects used in real-world aviation.
Learn navigation, how to talk to ATC, how to use the advanced functions of FSX and many other topics. Train-SimWhile we have a focus on flight sim, we also cover many Train-Sim addons and base packages.
From full train simulators to routes and activities - you can find them here. The stand-alone train simulator packs are pretty fun to play around with. Our product range includes London Underground Simulator, Berlin Underground Simulator and of course the popular Train Simulator series (RailWorks). OtherOur 'other' section includes products that don't fit into any of the major categories on the site. Products included in this section include Control Tower Simulators, Truck simulators, in-flight map software for FSX, GMAX packs and more. You'll have to browse the section to see the full product range - if you can't find the product you're looking for in the categories above, please do check here too. SearchIf you know the product you're looking for (by name) or even the aircraft addon you want to browse (for example 'Boeing 747'), then you will find our search feature handy.
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Try not to use too many keywords - for example if you're looking for a Boeing 737 add-on for FSX, try entering '737 FSX' or something similar - if you're looking for photoreal scenery for California, simply enter 'california'. You may need to refine your search to find exactly what you're looking for.