Microsoft Flight Simulator

Version 2004.


Application Details:

Version: 2004
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.15-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

OEM DVD version installs nicely with gcdemu/cdemu-daemon.  Just click the drive in a File Manager to mount it after loading with gcdemu.  

Runs from 64 or 32-bit wine prefix.

What does not

Videos require WMP, Indeo, or Shockwave Flash player.  Did not install to test.

Various text in main UI repeat endlessly and some screen elements are blank.


winetricks -q msxml3 msxml4 verdana

Gauges in .cab files for various aircraft will not load without msxml3 and msxml4.  It appears that only the verdana font is required as opposed to corefonts.

What was not tested

Extended flight or features.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro Linux 21.1Sep 01 20216.15-stagingYes Yes YesSilvernoa body 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jan 05 20182.0.4Yes Yes YesSilverCaio F 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jan 05 20182.0.4Yes Yes YesSilverCaio F 
ShowopenSUSE 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
7176 MS Flightsimulator 2004 crashs CLOSED FIXED View
7777 Wine crashes upon selecting a particular installed font via font select dialog CLOSED FIXED View
12923 GTR2 graphics are seen through or invisible CLOSED FIXED View
12973 QIP: Does not work CLOSED FIXED View
16064 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 crashes on startup CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17121 MS-FS9: Does not start/render more than once CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18808 Microsoft FlightSimulator 9 (2004): surface errors and missing textures CLOSED FIXED View
23471 Menubar collapses giving no chance to enter menus CLOSED DUPLICATE View

Show open bugs

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)