Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
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Developers
ACES Studio
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
Release dates
Windows July 29, 2003
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight at Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Flight Simulator 2004 Update v9.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Microsoft\FS9\FS9.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

"SCENERY.CFG file error" error on launch[edit]

"SCENERY.CFG file error. Local scenery directory (Addon Scenery\SCENERY) in scenery Area.038 not found" (or similar)
This can be caused by a missing or incorrectly installed addon.
Edit scenery.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Try installing the addon again. If problems persist, continue with the steps below.
  2. Edit <path-to-game>\scenery.cfg
  3. Go to [Area.038] (or the named area).
  4. Change Active=TRUE to Active=FALSE
  5. Restart the game.

Black screen when starting a flight (Windows 10)[edit]

The plane preview area is black, and starting the flight shows a black screen.
Force windowed mode in FS9.cfg[3][4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit FS9.cfg.
  3. Change FULL_SCREEN=1 to FULL_SCREEN=0
  4. Run the game normally. The game will now run in windowed mode by default.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows[5]
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB (98/ME), 128 MB (2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References