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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Official Game Guides) Paperback – 1 Oct 2006


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games (1 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761554300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761554301
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 1.7 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By John Mayhew on 26 Oct. 2006
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So what you'd hoped for was a book written by someone who was an experienced user, and could tell you the little wrinkles and 'tips' that you need to know and which would save you hours of searching through the different sections and screens of MSFX.
BAD NEWS, THIS BOOK IS NOT IT. THIS BOOK IS NOT THE ONE YOU NEED.

This book is not something you'd have beside you as a reference 'help me' as you develop your 'flying' skills in MSFX. At best this book is 'advertising' eye candy.

Another is how do you find out if there is any way to write/store the radio frequencies, and add VFR reference points (visual clues you're on the right course) to your flight plan? Who knows? There should be but this book wont tell you.
I could go on. I've been getting to grips with my version of MSFX for a fortnight now (about which later) and this book does not provide a single answer to any of the questions I wanted/needed answering and contains no advice worth the name. But it does have some nice pictures, and its all very positive.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Jayne Beaumont on 25 Oct. 2006
I have to say the guide is very poor, it has some very nice pictures and a few usefull facts and figures, what it does not do is tell you how to navigate, fly or go into any depth about the aircrafts systems. My advice is save your money and do what the author continually says in the book "Consult The Learning Centre". Very disappointing.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By M. Veen on 12 Nov. 2006
It's remarkable that this book has 271 pages. There's hardly any (additional) information in it. Almost every section has phrases as "We recommend visiting the Learning Center for more information" and "If you want to become highly versed in [subject], visit the Learning Center".

Then, this book has a lot of page-filling text that does not add any useful information at all. It simply tells you what you already see (e.g. "There are four main weather areas: Weather Themes, Real-world weather (Static), Real-world weather (updates every 15 minutes), and user-defined weather". Yes, we see that on the screen, thank you.)

The only positive thing about this book is the 'Quick Reference Card' that can be taken out. But then again, you can download such a card from many FS websites.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CT Cooper on 5 Sept. 2007
For a book that is over 250 pages long it lacks unique or detailed information. The Learning Centre section of the book mostly just repeats information of the electronic Learning Centre included with Flight Simulator X. The Missions section is mostly just a basic review of each mission; some tips and details on how to play each mission are included but more would have been helpful. The Appendix section is good as a in-flight check list; but most of the information included could still be found easily elsewhere.

The book is nice, clear and colourful to be useful for those new to Flight Simulator; I would not recommend it to already experienced users. The best use I got out of the book was using it for quick reference while in the middle of a flight; the rest of the time I just used the Learning Centre already included with Flight Simulator X.
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