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Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0

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MSFlightSimulator4.img_.sit (1.62 MB)
MD5: 40bdc6aa391206a9ea721e0214ef8287
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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FS-ATC_folder.sit (284.86 KB)
MD5: 4bfda54dcda81289f9979614a9300108
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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MFS4.0_Planes.sit (11.42 KB)
MD5: f762a93f2891225c39be8718f0c0c5c6
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Version 4 of Flight Simulator was released just 15 months after version 3. The changes include:

Like the previous release, version 4 included scenery for five cities (New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago). Version 4 also supported newer add-ons such as Microsoft's Aircraft & Scenery Designer, and Sublogic's USA scenery series, as well as a multiplayer option.

1st download: The simulation itself
2nd download: FS-ATC 2.1 is an air traffic controller software that operates with Microsoft Flight Simulator. It runs in the background and makes for a more realistic communication.
3rd download: A collection of various different airplanes for FS 4.0, among them the F-16 Falcon, Saturn V, Mig-21 and more.

Feel free to download and add to these archives should you have content not yet added.

See also: Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0

Architecture: 68k

Works best in System 6 & Mac OS 7. Crashy in Mac OS 8 and 9.


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2012, October 28 - 7:27am

I've been having strange experiences with this one on OS9 machines. For some unexplained reason it 'likes' some Macs more than it likes others. On my iMac G4 or iBook G3 it would usually crash after a few minutes of gameplay, on my PowerBook G4 this one runs very well though. I haven't been able to figure out why.

As for the gameplay, it's all there that you'd expect from a Flight Sim. Well, maybe the blocky graphics aren't exactly what you'd expect today but apart from that it does a good job of giving you the feeling of flying a plane. I like that the view, the instruments etc. are all windows, so you can drag them as wide as your want.

As for system requirements, I remember playing this on a Mac LC II back in '93. It was low end but playable, so everything above that should work fine.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, February 14 - 4:39pm

This is now an .img.sit download (Disk Copy 4.2/Stuffit 4.0 )

Nice, this one still runs on Mini vMac with System 6 installed, even in b/w.

schoolhacker's picture
by schoolhacker - 2010, January 9 - 3:54am

nice joke lol

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by Zebonka - 2009, August 17 - 2:42pm

Filipe, this crashes in any OS. The key is to avoid the ground.

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by Filipe (not verified) - 2009, June 20 - 6:21am

Crashes under Mac OS 9.2.2. Runs ok under 8.6