Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Category: Main > Games > Simulation Games > Racing & Flight Simulation > Microsoft Flight Simulator > 2004

NameMicrosoft Flight Simulator
License Retail
Votes 6
Wine Version1.6.2
Maintainers of this version:

Version 2004.


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 (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Installation
  • Running the game
  • Using the game
  • User interface (menu bar problem that has earlier been described has been fixed)
  • Joystick

What does not

  • Ivap/Squawkbox fails to use directplay (even with directplay installed via winetricks/PlayOnLinux)

What was not tested

  • Join multiplayer game, but directplay integration is broken

Additional Comments

I used no tricks when installing via PlayOnLinux, everything worked like a charm. When a proper DirectPlay implementation is in place I am sure it is getting "Platinium" rating.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20141.7.28 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana"Jul 16 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Silver Lukas Rejnart 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 21 20121.5.15 No, but has workaround Yes Silver Ryan Y 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Oct 04 20121.5.14 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20101.3.4 Yes Yes Gold karla 

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

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

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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

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.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.


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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.

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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?

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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.

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