Flight Sim X gets a dose of Adrenaline

Microsoft announces expansion pack for aspiring PC aviatiors; add-on to feature multiplayer air races, more aircraft, new missions.

The friendly skies are about to get a bit more competitive. Microsoft's official Flight Simulator X community Web site has been updated with news of the game's first full expansion, Adrenaline, and the add-on introduces multiplayer air racing to the game, as well as a handful of other new features.

Scheduled for takeoff during the holidays, Adrenaline will include new missions and new aircraft as well, specifically the P-51 Mustang. It will also support standard Games for Windows features and include support for DirectX 10.

In the near term, an update for the game is expected to arrive in April with a "targeted set of performances and content enhancements to address the most common customer requests." A DirectX 10 update for the game's visuals will also be made available around the launch of Adrenaline.

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40 comments
combat1818
combat1818

cool---dunno what you are all complaining performance wise for---fsx plays ok on my rig---CORE 2 6700--2x 8800gts--3 GIG DDR2---(when i got vista i also decided to totaly upgrade my hardware (so i wouldnt complain when my old not very suited to vista hardware ,wouldnt play games aswell as it did under xp)----AND WHOEVER SAID "HOPE THIS COMES TO THE GREAT XBOX360"====SHUT UP FOOL

FalcoRustico
FalcoRustico

Where to begin? 1st I guess - does ANYONE at the Microsoft game mill do ANY game testing??? For anyone who wishes to get their feet wet and try out the "Flight Training" (Lessons) environment/features of this game - you may want to first buy one of those blow up clowns that you can punch endlessly and they keep popping back up for more!!! I do have a background in aviation, so let me start with this. Can we pleeeeeease have a CHOICE of intructors - this guy thinks he's funny *NOT*, to that lame intructor I have this to say - don't quit your day job for comedy (not that your even good at flight instruction - fly's plane into side of mountain - good one dude - should have done some game testing PERHAPS!). I honestly think this guy PAID microsoft to be featured to try to save his career. Oh and don't even get me going on the old crab who does your check-out flights - who crammed the flight stick up her ...ummm ... can't say that here LOL. Ok, ok ... why am I saying all this - here is why. The LESSONS in FSX are messed right up (what's new from MS). This is how - the lesson courses DO NOT MATCH the MAPS. How can you fly a course according the intructors instructions if for 1. you START your flight in the WRONG location (so far the Intrument Rating Check-ride is the Best example- wow is it f'd). 2. Since you start wrong, the course over the map doesn't line up with the navigational beacons correctly - this either causes you to go off course (and thus fail) if you listen to intructor, or FAIL for correcting the course but because the intructor is in a slightly MIS-ALIGNED parallel universe - he fails you for not being on course. 3. In some cases instructor will LITERALLY fly you right into a mountain a he blah blah blahs making what he thinks are funny comments ... dude STOP trying to be funny - fly the F'n plane! Some ways to get around this are to spin your heading bug while duffus is yapping away amusing himself - to a heading that will avoid sure disaster into a mountain. I'm still working on how to get around the check-out ride bugs - will let you all know how I make out. In the end - it's quite the amazing game - but MS's lack of attention to detail and their rush rush attitude makes this a buyer beware (or be prepared to fix fix fix) classic :D

jpmct
jpmct

By the time they get this game working like they said it would out of the box, It's very likely that I will have lost interest. The sim in it's present form is so slow that it's not worth playing.

jangofett88
jangofett88

jpmct said: DX 10 upgrade "this Fall"...THIS FALL!!!! Fall as in 9 more MONTHS??? I kow seriously. By then there will be a significant price drop. I'm already on my second copy because of that stupid activation system. I'm not installing it until they come out with the update I know they're adding more visuals to go with the upgrade, but can't they just release a "quick patch" to make it run in dx 10? That should theoretically solve all this performance madness.

jpmct
jpmct

DX 10 upgrade "this Fall"...THIS FALL!!!! Fall as in 9 more MONTHS???

tvarsadus
tvarsadus

want to see how good it will look on DirectX 10

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Sweet! It will be great to have the performance patch!

leo4578
leo4578

If you want to get better framrates, move the slider to unlimited frame rates, instead of locking them to 20

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

i hope this game comes to the great Xbox360

daniel8501
daniel8501

I'm slightly more excited about the performance patch. I quit playing because of the framerate, with a 6800 GT nonetheless.

M4NI4K
M4NI4K

@ Nazraq You should just wait to buy a videocard. The same thing happened with 64-bit processors.

nazraq
nazraq

This is crap! I've been waiting for DirectX 10 for a month now. What's the point in buying the 8800 GTX if there are no games for it. I thought FS was suposed to be the great example of DX 10 power. Oh well, I'll still buy it when it is the game that Microsoft said it would be. Not until then.

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

I'm happy for you guys who shelled out lots of moolah to buy those "realistic" flight controls; this could again justify your purchase! If only they would release another game to take advantage of that huge armoured suit controller that came with that dimly remembered Xbox game!

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

Is this the first official expansion to the FSim series? I've only ever bought the 2000 and 2004 versions, so please, do tel.

gmax
gmax

Still no modern fighters I guess... Oh well...

Turisman4
Turisman4

Just remember: Flight Simulator X Deluxe is over 15 gigabytes of space alone. The expansion might add another two or three.

skullman1
skullman1

hmmmm.....dogfights maybe? *crosses fingers*

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I don't know, I think FS is better off as a single player game, I used to play the old FS versions alot way back then, found it quite soothingly comfortable.

ravis217
ravis217

my install is 15.9gigs, thats including my planes from FS2004

AA7
AA7

12 gigs? Holy crap! Are you serious?

darkpresence
darkpresence

LAME! more HD space to eat up with generic planes from MS. FSX is fine and all, but FS2004 shined when it came to addons. this will be the same when FSX has addons patched e.g. PMDG, FLIGHT1, WILCO, etc. until then Ill keep to my standard install and await the day my PDMG 737 and 747 QOS is ready to fly te FSX skies. as far as im concerned this expansions pack is not worth money.

lol_waffles
lol_waffles

I might get it, but FSX already eats up 12 gigs of my hard drive.

sciss0rz
sciss0rz

Yes! Even more HDD space for FSX to consume.

Rossdaboss777
Rossdaboss777

noelveiga: all those other online games that seem to consist solely on having 16 years old geeks talking gibberish... way to flame everyone on gamespot lol. LoL so true so true

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

noelveiga: all those other online games that seem to consist solely on having 16 years old geeks talking gibberish... way to flame everyone on gamespot lol.

noelveiga
noelveiga

It's weird, I don't play flight sims, but I see how it can be a nice hobby, like building models or toy trains. Now, if somebody could just explain to me what's so fun about WOW, CounterStrike Halo and all those other online games that seem to consist solely on having 16 years old geeks talking gibberish...

Arramol
Arramol

@TTDog - If you have nothing better to do with your time than troll about articles that are of no interest to you, I don't think you have room to brag about having more of a life than flight sim fans.

joeamis
joeamis

wow racing sounds cool

S2333
S2333

You will enjoy flight sims after you have made a boeing 747 do a barrel roll or a loop the loop. Oh such good memories. I should get Flight Sim X, it looks fun, I want to be a air traffic controller :)

jimjim350
jimjim350

i love fsx thats what i do when i cant get into a real plane

Pete5506
Pete5506

cool, going to have to get it

TTDog
TTDog

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