Civil Flight Sims of the 1990's



Add-ons for the Microsoft series of civil simulations - 1990 - 1999

1990


Title - Wings
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1991

Title - Acrojet
Release Date - 1991
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Title - Flight Sim Toolkit for the Archimedes
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Comments - Flight Sim Toolkit was a unique concept, putting total creative power in the hands of the consumer for almost the first time in computer sims. In 1991 the original version of Flight Sim Toolkit was released on the Archimedes A3000, then in 1993 it was released for the PC and in 1994 "Flight Sim Toolkit: World War II" was released. There remains to this day a dedicated band of enthusiasts who have created their own aircraft and scenarios. The graphics engine was similar to SVGA Harrier Assault (1992), one of the first SVGA sims.

Proflight, the Tornado sim by Hisoft for Atari St and Amiga (1990).
Exhibit: Proflight

Year: 1990
Developer: HiSoft
Publisher: HiSoft
Platform: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga
Collection: No.
Comments: Proflight was one of the first flight sims I saw on a personal computer. I had bought an Atari ST to arrange and print music for my string quartet and included in the package was a demo of this amazingly fluid sim, running at 600 x 400 pixels (in monochrome).

Title - A320 Airbus
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Comments - One of the most complex civilian flight sims for the Commodore Amiga. It was developed in conjunction with LUFTHANSA. The sim came with a huge manual, a massive "notepad" containing Jeppessen airfield approach charts for almost every controlled airfield in Central Europe, and 4 high level navigation charts, and a massive poster of a real A320 cockpit.


Title - Stunt Island
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Publisher - Disney ?
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Comments - A DOS-based sim from 1992. You had various stunts to fly, such as landing on a train or picking up a stunt man on a rope ladder, and you could also design your own stunts and make films of the whole "mission." You could then edit these films with different angles and effects and props, and even add a simple soundtrack. The flight models were rather simplified, but it was a lot of fun, and it was theoretically non-violent (for the Disney crowd), since even in those stunts where you used guns, it was all special effects (of course the same is true in ANY sim).

1993

Title - Flight Sim Toolkit
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Title - XFS - "Experimental Flight Simulator"
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1994


Title - Microsoft Space Simulator
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1995

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 5
Title - Microsoft Flight Simulator 5
Release Date - 1995
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1996

Pilot Wings 64 by Paradigm Entertainment for the Nintendo 64 - 1996
Title - Pilot Wings 64
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1997


Title - Flight Unlimited II
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Pro Pilot by Sierra
Title - Pro Pilot
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1998


Title - Flightgear
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Comments - The FlightGear Flight Simulator project is a free, open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight sim development project. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The FlightGear project is working to create a sophisticated flight simulator framework for the development and pursuit of interesting flight simulator ideas. We are developing a solid, basic sim that can be expanded and improved upon by anyone interested in contributing.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

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Title - Microsoft Flight Simulator 98
Release Date - 1998
Developer - Microsoft
Publisher - Microsoft
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Comments - Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 is part of a series of civil aviation flight sims that stretches back to the early days of personal computers. - Read more here Microsoft

The 'open architecture' of the series has been a key to it's enormous popularity, with 3rd party vendors releasing scenery upgrades, extra aircraft and 'adventures'.

1999

Flight Unlimited III from Looking Glass Studios
Title - Flight Unlimited III
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Developer - Looking Glass Studios
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Comments - Flight Unlimited IIIwas the last in an acclaimed series of civil aviation sims from Looking Glass Studios

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Title - FLY!
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Developer - Looking Glass Studios
Publisher - Terminal Reality
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A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection.
Dan Crenshaw made this generous donation of classic flight sims to the Flight Sim Museum Collection.

2000s - Civil flight sims

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