Microsoft Flight Simulator

Version 2004.


Application Details:

Version: 2004
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.7

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Practically everything (free flight, ATC, etc), including connecting to a local FSHost via multiplayer after winetricks directplay

What does not

Still first line repeated in the textboxes when selecting aircraft.


What was not tested

Multiplayer with other aircrafts, connecting seems to work fine

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Apr 02 20161.9.7Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana"Jul 16 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 21 20121.5.15No, but has workaround Yes SilverRyan Y 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Oct 04 20121.5.14Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20101.3.4Yes Yes Silverkarla 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

4 CD installation
For 4 CDs installation, ignore automount in /media and manually u/mount each CD: sudo mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom sudo umount /dev/sr0 /cdrom start not from inside the cdrom dir: wine /cdrom/FS*/Setup.exe after the install is finished use winetricks to install directplay add the default automount cdrom drive /media... to: winecfg --> add app FS9 (by Michael)


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by Michael on Saturday July 3rd 2010, 11:26
managed the first flight by setting graphics to low and starting via fs2002...need further testing but hey wowoww
how to start in kiosk mode
by Michael on Saturday July 3rd 2010, 11:01
i managed to install but in kiosk mode i don't know how to start a flight. saitek rumble force no buttons seem to work, thanks
.net not required
by rcs on Saturday May 10th 2008, 18:50
My FS200x installations under Windows did not require .net, so it should not be a requirement for Linux either.

Run it in Win98 mode
by Grawp on Sunday February 17th 2008, 16:26
Run the instalation and patch in win2000 or winxp mode and before starting the game switch to win98 mode.
Looks like it requires directx 9
by Gametha on Sunday July 30th 2006, 14:08
from microsoft
So.. looks like FS2004 needs directx 9. Can somebody with a native windows instalation try do run with directx 8 installed to see what happens?
Some new infos
by Oliver C. on Sunday October 16th 2005, 10:47
Flight Simulator 2004 requires DCOM98, Internet Explorer and
the Microsoft DotNet Framework to be installed.

The latter one does not run/install in Wine, so further testing of FS2004 is not possible.

Also trying to use a Windows Version of Mono didn't work,
because the Mono installer failed to install Mono under Wine.

RE: Some new infos
by Drew Walton on Thursday May 18th 2006, 21:58
FS2004 does not require the .NET framework. I have it under Windows XP with no .NET framework of any kind. I can't see how IE would be required, either.
RE: Some new infos
by Oliver C. on Thursday June 7th 2007, 15:56
Hm, regarding .NET i needed it after trying to use some windows dlls.

Regarding IE, the in gane menu is done using some sort of IE lib.
The help menu, etc, it's all html.
RE: Some new infos
by rcs on Saturday May 10th 2008, 18:48
.net is not required for FS2004. None of the Windows systems I have running it have required .net.

Mind you I haven't got it running under Linux yet using Wine or Cedega, but I am completely certain it has nothing to do with .net.

I would appreciate any information from anyone who has successfully installed any Microsoft Flight Simulator under Linux however!