Microsoft continues its 17-year tradition of flight simulators with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition, an expanded version of the standard Flight Simulator 2000, with enough extras to justify the slightly higher price. Though the last few editions have disappointed long-time aviation enthusiasts, Microsoft looks to reinvent the series by including cutting-edge graphics (supporting 3-D accelerators), enhanced sound, and a wealth of flyable planes and new features.
Flight Simulator 2000 Professional features all the new planes and cities of the standard edition with two additional aircraft–the Mooney Bravo and Raytheon King Air 350–and six additional detailed cities–Boston, Washington D.C., Seattle, Berlin, Tokyo, and Rome. Along with the new planes and cities, FS 2000 Professional Edition also includes two additional high-resolution, extra-large IFR-flight instrument panels. Perhaps the most creative additions, however, are the flight dynamics and instrument-panel editor that allow gifted designers to create their own flight conditions and plane interiors.
Best of all, Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition’s flight model feels just right, and each plane performs according to specifications. FS 2000 Professional Edition is fully compatible with Flight Simulator 98’s aircraft, scenery, and adventures. Along with all the enhancements, the game includes a hefty 300-plus-page manual to provide tips and strategies for both novices and aviation veterans. –Doug Radcliffe
Download Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition
We might have the game available for more than one platform. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition is currently available on these platforms:
How to play on Windows
- Download and Extract Microsoft_Flight_Simulator_2000_Professional_Win_ISO_EN.7z
- Open the “Game Files” folder and mount FS2KPRO1.iso to a virtual drive.
- Open the mounted file and run SETUP.exe
- Follow on screen instructions – when prompted, mount FS2KPRO2 (disk 2) and FS2KPRO3 (disk 3).
- When asked to insert a serial, open “SERIAL” and insert the serial key written.
- Play the game