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Flight Simulator X - Acceleration Expansion Pack (PC)

by Microsoft
Windows XP / Vista
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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  • Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansi
  • Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack, EN
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B000VWPNPE
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 2 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,045 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack lets you challenge friends in the new racing mode, or test your flight skills in the 20 new missionslike being a NASA test pilot, performing search and rescue on an ocean liner, or navigating a whiteout blizzard in the backcountry. Multiplayer race modeChallenge your friends in the all-new, multiplayer race mode.New mapsEnjoy six new scenery maps, including the famed Red Bull Air Race courses.New planesExperience three new planesthe F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 Helicopter, and P-51D Mustang.FeatureProduct FeaturesSystem requirementsMinimum hard disk space4096MB Minimum RAM1024MB Minimum processor2.0 GHz Minimum video card memory128MB Minimum system requirementsDirectX 9.0Shader Model 1.1 LanguageLanguage versionEN Technical detailsPlatformPC Media types supportedDVD Compatible operating systemsWindows XP/Vista GenreSimulation

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well enough here! 5 Dec 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't have any of the problems with the Acceleration pack that the other reviewers describe. I can't help doubting the hardware they are using. The opposite really; the missions mostly work well, but best of all is that the game runs smoother than before- probably due to the inclusion of the service pack SP2. Racing is a tremendous addition to the game.
For me though, the SDK is the best part, modding the game is often more fun than "normal play". Even with the rather fiddly proceedures involved in making scenery, custom buildings and changing the landscape, the satisfaction of making and sharing mods makes up for it. There is an enormous network of support sites and highly skilled techies out there that are willing to help got you started.
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For reference: PIV E6600, 2Gb DDRII RAM, GF8800 GTS 640MB graphics. 24" Dell screen. This Sim really does need the newest computers to run well!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works good! 25 Dec 2007
By Bemma
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I nearly didn't get this due to the reviews. Luckily I had already said yes to a chrissy present as it loaded fine and plays fine. No problems at all. Vista, 3 GHz dual processor, 8800GTX 768Mb, 4 Gb mem, Asus Striker M\B. Maybe it needs high spec?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth persevering with any installation issues 14 May 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I too was surprised to see Acceleration failing to install telling me I didn't have the English version of FSX (I did).
It turns out that if you've moved your installation of FSX around your machine trying to get better performance out of it (I had) then the registry settings can get out of sync.
There's a simple free fix program for this on the Flight1 downloads page.
Once you're past that point, Acceleration then insists that you unload FSX SP2 if you've already got it installed(!) before it will continue. This is fine if your windows PC isn't suffering from the common 'Please wait' bug in the 'Add or Remove program' dialog box which means you can be waiting for 10 minutes+ before the screen populates (mine permanently sticks).
Although I couldn't find a fix for this on the Web , there is an alternative program called SAFARP you can use instead which works fine and it's free: Do a search for 'SAFARP download'. Plenty of positive reviews exist.
So, after you've done that, Acceleration loads fine and it's worth it just for the F18 hornet and the opportunity to try carrier launches and landings.
FSX and Aceleration are both mind-bogglingly complex programs and it really is worth the wait if you have the patience to see the load process through.
I've also seen another reviewer say they had problems with the game and an NVIDIA card: Ive got an 8800GT and I haven't experienced any problems with it at all.
So, hope this helps somebody.Hope you enjoy it!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft getting better, but, who loses out. 20 Aug 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all, I'll give this game 5 stars, as it's a big step up from FS2004, HOWEVER, there is some information that you won't have probably read, which will require your thoughts as to whether to purchase this version or, not, particularly for Windows XP users.

This FSX expansion pack contains DirectX 10, directly marketed towards Windows Vista and Windows 7 users (which uses DirectX 11), users of Windows XP only utilise DirectX 9.
Quite a few creators use DirectX 10 mode exclusively now, many people do not, however, many older aircraft do not render properly in Preview DirectX 10 mode even though those aircraft are indicated as being for FSX. Unless an aircraft is a true native FSX model, running in DirectX 10 mode can mean invisible textures or black or grey textures where there should be detailed colour. Many people with DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 systems alternate between running FSX in Preview DirectX 10 mode and DirectX 9, so that they can continue to use their older non-DirectX-10-compliant aircraft, scenery and other content. The problem I see with doing that is that the optimal FSX graphics settings for DirectX 9 and Preview DirectX 10 modes are quite different. Hence, each time a change is made between running FSX in DirectX 9 or Preview DirectX 10 mode, optimal results can only be achieved by loading a saved file of appropriate graphics settings. So I stick with Preview DirectX 10 mode. I prefer what I see in DirectX 10 mode even though I can no longer use and see those non-DirectX-10-compatible aircraft. To me, DirectX 10 mode is that much better as it is a fresher concept from Microsoft than DirectX 9.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works here too! 5 Dec 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I found this product to work great too. The missions are also a lot of fun. Admittidly I find it hard to optimize upto about 25 fps (although I do average 20 at the best of times), but MS are working on patches etc. Accleration also includes service pack 2, which makes further frame rate improvements.

Performance wise, it varies heavily from computer to computer, if you are using vista, the directx 10 option changes the way graphics are loaded and (should) give minor improvements, (MS say about 10%)

The trouble with FSX is that it was released ahead of its time, with most users unable to meet requirements, but MS couldn't win since if they left the gap between the next version too long people would moan then too.

Also due to the resources required, spyware etc on the computer can cause HUGE drag.

For Ref, my Specs are;

(Laptop), Windows Vista, 2GB RAM, 100GB HD (40-60 Partition Split), AMD Dual Core 1.8Mhz, 512 MB ATI Catalyst Graphics
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good addittion to flight sim X
Did what it said on the tin.
Arrived as advertised, on time & in good condition
Good addition.to flight sim x, Float plane VG
Published 4 days ago by popie
2.0 out of 5 stars Expensive upgrade
This is an expensive upgrade for what it is - mainly helicopter games which are extremely difficult and not much fun.
Published 3 months ago by N. J. Ritchie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant expansion
Great expansion pack that includes services packs 1 and 2 for FSX. Would recommend this pack to anyone who enjoys flight simulation. It is the perfect add-on.
Published 3 months ago by Glynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Flight Simulator X - expansion pack (PC)
This product performs perfectly for fsx and is great fun as well as being essential to most fsx addons. Very well made with amazing detail that enhances fsx as a whole. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Judging by the amount of time my 10 year old is on this it must be great. he is really pleased to fly from many airports round the world

wish there was no autopilot... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kat K
3.0 out of 5 stars Required
This is required for best results from FSX Deluxe etc so I bought it. Not noticed what it actually does yet.
Published 7 months ago by ewb
5.0 out of 5 stars Product review on Flight Simulator X/10 Acceleration Pack
I have given this product a 5 star rating as it has a range of aircraft from Boeing F/18 Hornets and propeller aircraft. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Oscar Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars The most Comprehensive General Flight Simulator
For anyone who wants to get the feel of flying a real Aeroplane this is the place to start, and with numerous Add-Ons available a great many of them free to download it can be... Read more
Published 8 months ago by tourit
4.0 out of 5 stars Gave me extra planes and ability to carryout carrier operations
Gave me interesting new missions such as launching an F18-Hornet by catapult of the deck of a moving aircraft carrier.
Published 8 months ago by William Hutton
1.0 out of 5 stars It Crashed my Computer
I installed this over my copy of Flight Sim X. Loaded OK and seemed to work for a while, then I started getting a few computer glitches. Soon my PC crashed and burnt. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rod
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