Exhibit: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
These are the physical components of the flight sim package. From the year 2010 onwards more and more software was purchased via download rather than on a physical storage medium.
|CD ROM sleeve|
Warranty and Keyboard reference (32 pages).
|Manual||There is no printed manual!
The future is here. I would like to see the printed manual offered as a separate retail item, I'm sure Microsoft can publish the manuals for a fraction of the cost I would spend at Kinko's ... or on cartridges for my bubble jet! Then again... maybe a printed manual isn't necessary. The on-line help might be quite adequate. I'll return to this after having flown the sim for a couple of weeks.
Apparently the manuals are not in a particularly printer -friendly format - Mike Holland has reformatted them so they print using in 1/2 the amount of paper - Download them here. (Note - he has password protected the files so you will need to own the software to access these.)