Microsoft Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion - PC

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About the Product

  • Delivers an all new thrilling multiplayer race mode, new action-packed missions and even more new content
  • Challenge friends in the new racing mode, or test flight skills in the 20 new missions like being a NASA test pilot, performing search and rescue on an ocean liner, or navigating a whiteout blizzard in the backcountry
  • Included are 6 new scenery maps including the famed Red Bull Air Race courses, and 3 new planes such as the F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 Helicopter and P-51D Mustang
  • System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista

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Product Description

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration is the action-filled expansion pack for the award-winning Flight Simulator X video game. With Flight Simulator X: Acceleration gamers of all ages, types and skill levels can race against friends in amazing, highly detailed locations around the world, test their skills and heroism in many new missions, fly three exciting new aircraft, and share rewards, photos and videos with friends and the broader flight community.

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration features:

Multiplayer racing mode
A new multiplayer racing mode that will allow gamers to compete against friends with four types of racing: aerobatic style, Reno high-speed, cross-country and sailplane. Gamers will be able to test their skills in three different levels of difficulty from simple pylon racing to racing in harsh weather conditions.

New missions
More than 20 new missions that will allow gamers to test their skills at tasks ranging from test piloting a fighter jet to search and rescue.

New aircraft
Fly through highly detailed scenery in three new aircraft: the F/A-18A Hornet, P-51D Mustang and EH-101 helicopter.

Connected world
Online mode allows gamers to race against friends and work together to complete missions as they interact with other aviators from around the globe by chatting in real time via headset and keyboard.

Easier set-up
Easier installation, reliability standards and support for key features of Windows Vista, including the Games Explorer, and Parental Controls.


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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Acceleration ExpansionLet me begin by saying that I'm an FSX newbie. I have only the basic FSX installed and have had it for only around a month now. There's an old pilot's saying, "if God had wanted men to fly, He would have made them rich", and I'm a walking testament to the truth of that saying. I earned my license in 1987, but it was just too expensive a hobby for me to continue trying to fly. Having been playing with FSX for the past few weeks now, I'm thrilled to be back in the air! I thought that I had it pretty good before installing the acceleration pack. But that was before I had an F-18 at my beck and call. WOW!!! My installation of the acceleration pack went reasonably flawlessly and the improvement is fantastic. New aircraft, many new missions to fly, what a deal! Oh, and did I mention that an F-18 Hornet comes with the pack? It flys like a dream! My only complaint is that I haven't figured out how to navigate with it yet. Anyway, I couldn't be more thrilled with the acceleration pack and got my new copy for only $24 from one of the Amazon merchants.
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It isn't as bad as some have indicated, but unless you are dying to get an F/A-18, P-51 or another helicopter, you would probably do best to pass on this and wait for SP2 which is free.

I'm not going to mention the missions because I wish MS had omitted missions from Flight Simulator X, altogether. They are too game-like for anyone who takes the word simulator seriously.

Acceleration does add some minimal DX10 features, but nothing to get excited about. They call it DX10 Preview because it is a very small subset of what DX10 is capable of.
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Expansion pack won't install - says it requires FSX to be installed first. It is. I can be flying a plane in FSX, and the Expansion Pack Installer says FSX isn't installed. The support rep did say they have been getting a lot of calls from people who are having problems installing the expansion pack...
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Support Update: It's now December, and after a month of working directly with Microsoft Games Support, the problem appears to be caused by running 64 bit Vista Ultimate on an Intel Core 2 Quad processor. The base game, Flight Simulator X, does not install properly, and the expansion pack can't find it. I tried a single cpu system, running XP, and everything installs and runs fine, including the expansion pack.
When you install FSX, if the install screen says "IDS_WELCOME" and "IDS_CONTINSTALL" you've got a problem. Another symptom of a bad install is if the Add/Remove Program screen in Control Panel says "PRODUCT_NAME" instead of "Flight Simulator X". Microsoft does not appear to have a fix yet for the installer failure on 64 bit Vista. XP works fine.
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I chalked up the bad reviews to bone headed users and bought this...but I apologize, I was wrong and they were right after all. It's no fun at all if it won't work.

It installed with no issues. It fired up with no issues. Then random crashes sometimes 5 minutes into it, sometimes 15 minutes into it sometimes 30 seconds into it. Get the picture? FSX is now virtually unplayable on my rather high end system (3.0 core2 quad - 4GB RAM - 8800GTS 640 - 680i mobo, etc and running just fine before this, thank you very much). I thought they were on the right track after SP1 which was great (they should have waited until this was ready for the initial release). But this? FSX Accelerator! If I was an attorney...

Oh and dx10? A joke. I defy anyone to tell the difference between 9 and 10 to the naked eye (that is if you can get it to go for 5 minutes before it crashes. It doesn't look like the "artists rendition" we were all led on by. Trust me, you will be extremely disappointed.

I hope they stop socking each others ducks at Aces and Microsoft and get to work. Tell them to do their bloody job for heavens sake and stop stealing our money. Don't by this. Wait.

***UPDATE*** ***UPDATE***

All of a sudden FSX Accelerator started working properly. I have been able to fly for the last 2 days. Unfortunately I don't know why since I have changed nothing hard or soft and Microsoft updates 11/13 were already installed.

So far I like what I see though if I did not know DX10 was functioning I wouldn't have noticed, so that's still a disappointment.

Some of the missions now have cool little intro movies and most importantly my frame rates have not been hurt though I don't exactly see any improvement there either.
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Purchased with idea that carrier ops would be better than FA-18, Electronic Arts, but found that aircraft is very unstable with slight control inputs particularly disconcerting on final. (Actual flying has to be more stable than this jiggling/rocking back and forth.) Also could use larger virtual cockpit fonts for AS, VSI and ALT. It could be that my Sidewinder stick does not mesh or that the Dell notebook graphics card (Radon 9000?) does not have enough throughput for the program. Also, Sidewinder "trim" buttons do not seem to work. When you do "trap" it is nice. Graphics are great. Just wish I could fix the stability problem. I have worked with the control sensitivity but that does not seem to help. May have to upgrade my equipment. Anyone with suggestions please do. Thanks. It would also be nice to have a small frame at the left of the screen so that I do not have to "pan" left to see the boat. Tom S+10 THIS PROGRAM IS A KEEPER!
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