Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The FSX Steam Edition installation worked well. I used PlayOnLinux to install Steam For windows which may have tweaked the wine configuration a bit.
Graphics look great and are smooth even at higher settings.
ATC, flight planing,
Everything in the simulation seems to work well.
What does not
A few user interface bugs in full screen:
These issues can be fixed by running windowed by setting Maximized=0 in the FSX.CGF file (/home/
Joystick autoconfig. The rudder and throttle did not get set correctly on my joystick even though on windows it does. The rudder axis on the joystick controller both rudder and throttle while the throttle axis also controlled the throttle. It is easily fixed in the control settings menu in FSX.
The details button in the aircraft selection screen crashes FSX.
The user interface in the free flight screen in kiosk mode turns black every time the 3d aircraft frame is redrawn, the field with the turning aircraft displays fine. If you know roughly were the buttons are you can get by as the buttons flash when you hover over them.
Sound is a bit crackly at times.
Kneeboard. All the pages are blank.
Sometimes crashes when going to a different screen.
What was not tested
The major issue is the free flight screen but there are freeware alternatives that might work better. Otherwise when it is configured correctly it should work fine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Apr 16 2017||2.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Cyclic3|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 27 2016||1.9.12||Yes||Yes||Silver||Kacper|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 10 2015||1.7.33||Yes||Yes||Silver||Lu|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 13 2014||1.7.26||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 19 x86_64||Jul 25 2013||1.6||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||TFK|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|16577||ntdll/loader/actctx: add support of SxS assembly binding redirects||NEW||View|
|25139||Microsoft Flight Simulator X demo displays first-run license agreement dialog under splash screen||NEW||View|
|25558||Microsoft Flight Simulator X fails to install (prefer ISO9660 volume label over UDF specific label if present)||NEW||View|
|25579||Microsoft Flight Simulator X: cannot activate product||RESOLVED||ABANDONED||View|