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  Download - Flight Simulator in MESS

           Do you remember your first take off with Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00 or with any other more than 20 years old subLOGIC/Microsoft's flight simulation program? Would you like to travel back in the history of flight simulation and experience the feeling of old times? Just take Commodore Amiga or Apple II and fly to the skies! Did your old computer and games already end up on the scrap heap. Never mind! I have a solution.

           Use my FS MESS download (13MB) which allows playing very old flight simulation programs on some current PC with Windows. For few reasons there is a password for download: sublogic

Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00 for IBM PC - Chicago Meigs Field airport

Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00 for IBM PC (black and white monitor) - Chicago Meigs Field airport

           It is wonderful that there are programs called emulators. The emulators are programs which can emulate some hardware environment (for example early IBM PC, Amiga, Apple II) and they can run early Flight Simulators on current computers. One of the best emulator is a multi-emulator called MESS (Multiple Emulator Super System). It can even emulate many computers.

           The problem is to have the original software and the software in a special file format. When you have original tapes, floppies or cartridges you can use them in some original hardware like Atari, Amiga, TRS-80. When you would like to use this software in some emulator on PC, you need to have the old software in a special format - virtual disk image. The next problem is to find right setup for disk images and the emulator itself.  I solved all problems. After my research, I found right set up for MESS  and 21 versions of subLOGIC/Microsoft Flight Simulator (included A2-3D1 demonstration) for 11 computer platforms.

           Well, download my FS MESS package and unzip the file anywhere to your hard disk. Start MESS by messgui.exe file. On a picture below you can see an interface screen. There are three columns:  a list of computers, icons of the Flight Simulator disks for each platform, and cycling screenshots on the right. Choose computer on the left and double click at some disk image icon in the middle will start Flight Simulator. Use the left Alt + Enter to switch to the window mode.

Interface of Multiple Emulator Super System (MESS)

The interface of Multiple Emulator Super System (MESS)

The important key is Scroll Lock, which switches keyboard control between MESS and Flight Simulator (it is especially important for Macintosh emulation or Amiga emulation). For subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Color Computer 3 is important that when BASIC starts, you have to type command DOS and hit Enter. The same for subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Commodore 64, the command is RUN. The C 64 FS II version is the cassette tape version. The disk image of this version does not include the second side of the tape. It means that WW I Ace mode is not included.

My compilation covers whole early history of Flight Simulator. You can even see the first ever Flight Simulator "demo". There are following versions or modifications in my FS MESS package:

- subLOGIC 3D Graphics package - demonstration, the Load and Go manual,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator 1 for Apple II, the manual, and for TRS-80, the manual,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator with torpedo attack for MSX,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Apple II sub-version 1.0 and sub-version 2.0,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Color Computer 3,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Commodore 64,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Amiga,

- subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Data General/One,

- Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00 for IBM PC, the manual, 1.05 for IBM PC,

- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2.10 for IBM PC, the manual, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14 for IBM PC,

- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2.12 for Tandy 1000/1200HD/2000,

- Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00 and 1.02 for Apple Macintosh,

- Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0 and 4.0 for PC.

subLOGIC Flight Simulator 1 for Apple II

subLOGIC Flight Simulator 1 for Apple II, made later 1979 (hit markets in January 1980) - the first ever!

           How to control the Flight Simulators? You can use full manuals available above.

Credits:

           I spent much money to get original old versions of Flight Simulator. What was important, I need above mentioned disk images. Some of them I found on Internet but the rarest versions did not exist. I bought the versions on eBay and sent a copy to Jeff Leyda who lives in USA. Thanks to his great job I got back disk images of Flight Simulator 2.12 for Tandy computers, Flight Simulator 2.14 for IBM PC and PS/2, Flight Simulator II for Data General/One and subLOGIC scenery disks.

           The same great thanks deserve to Mark Percival from Canada who made the disk image of subLOGIC Flight Simulator 1 for Apple II as well as the disk image of A2-3D1 demonstration.

           Next great thanks deserve to Brian Ties from USA who made the disk image of subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Apple II sub-version 2.0.

 

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Individual pages:

Flight Simulator History Video

Flight Simulator with MESS

Flight Simulator with DOSBox