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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 (55 customer reviews)
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  • Multiplayer race mode: Challenge your friends in the all-new, multiplayer race mode
  • New maps: Enjoy six new scenery maps, including the famed Red Bull Air Race courses
  • New planes: Experience three new planes-the F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 Helicopter, and P-51D Mustang

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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
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 2 Nov. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,279 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 missions-like being a NASA test pilot, performing search and rescue on an ocean liner, or navigating a whiteout blizzard in the backcountry.

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24 of 24 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.
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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15 of 16 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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15 of 16 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for FSX fans. 14 Dec. 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's not the extra aircraft and missions that make this add-on desirable. It is the update to FSX, which fixes many problems with the original, and adds features such as controllable turbo chargers, and Direct X 10 support. While DX10 support won't work so well with models made for DX9, it significantly increases framerates. I tested the DX10 interfaces at a heavy add-on airport, Manchester Xtreme, with my heaviest add-on model, PMDG 737NGX. With DX9 I was getting 6-9 fps, with DX10, this increased to 11-14. That is very siginficant. Normally, I have no problem getting 20fps with DX10 enabled.

Acceleration also includes an updated SDK, which is a great platform for developerss.

Buying this add-on will keep FSX alive at least until 2015 - may be longer. Therefore I'm recommending this add-on for existing FSX users 100%. Snap it up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Discovered that you can get this upgrade free from later M,soft products.Hey Ho.
Published 3 months ago by lameduck
4.0 out of 5 stars 191114 hallo, thank you for the program. don't ...

thank you for the program. don't think i have any comments to make., it supplies what it says it does.

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Published 6 months ago by tony w
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best add on I be bought
Difficulty with installation be aware lots of people comment on this reading reviews on the internet
Published 7 months ago by Topgun
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great price, good upgrade, and speedy delivery
Published 8 months ago by MR GEORGE E DAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Thanks
Perfect Thanks
Published 9 months ago by K DROVER
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
did exactley as it said on the tin, was delivered on time.
Published 10 months ago by Mr. R. E. C. Guest
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Quality
This is the exact copy of the real thing , you could not want a better one . You'll get a realistic feel of true flying with this flight simulator software. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Janson
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrier landings and new missions
Now that this is cheap, it's an easy way to install the two service packs.
New aircraft, esp Hornet, are good, as are the carrier operations.
Good missions too. Read more
Published 12 months ago by IRMURRAY
5.0 out of 5 stars My Order.
Does what it says on the Tin.It's what I ordered,it's what was sent.Good for you.Have a pat on the back from me.
Published 13 months ago by clive roberts
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 13 months ago by popie
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