Microsoft Flight Simulator

Version 2000.

Application Details:

Version: 2000
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

DirectX graphics works.

Simulation works.

Sound works.

Joystick works.

I had a good play round with it and nothing failed except what is noted below.

But workarounds needed.

What does not

Running the help causes a crash. Also, the help screen itself is not clickable on the right hand half of the page, so some help links are not accessible. e.g. I cannot view aircraft information for the Concorde because its link is on the right hand side!

Multiline edit boxes have a bug which causes the first line to be repeated all through the box, rather than showing the multi-line text. You can patch wine to resolved this. See here.

The menu doesn't work from full-screen mode.


To prevent crash on startup, the copy protection needs to be removed. If you search for this, you can find workarounds. I used on which replaced FS2000.EXE.

To prevent crashing when switching focus to a different window, open winecfg, navigate to the "Graphics" tab and set "Emulate a virtual desktop".

Sometimes the rending gets messed up. Flipping to full-screen mode and backs resolves this (alt-enter).

What was not tested

I didn't try every option, but had a good go at it and everything was fine.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I was emulating 32 bit Windows 7. (Use the WINEARCH environment variable for 32 bit and winecfg to set Windows 7).

mfc42.dll needs to be installed with winetricks before installing Flight Sim 2000.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 11 20194.0.2Yes Yes YesSilverTom Brazier 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20172.0.2Yes Yes NoBronzedaniele 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 29 20091.1.35Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 14 20081.1.2Yes No NoGarbageIsaac 
ShowopenSUSE 10.3Aug 01 20081.1.2Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Admin note: the information below was extracted from an old user comment; it may or may not be relevant to currrent Wine.

You need to set WinVer to "Windows 2000" (Winecfg) for the media validation to work (SafeDisc 1.3).

The game also needs MFC42 library -> "winetricks mfc42"

Tested with Wine 1.3.21