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MS FlightSim For Mac - Will It Happen?  
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4109 times:

Hi all

The title pretty much says it all. The last time there was a FlightSimulator for Macintosh was FS4 (which I have). It was very good back in 1993, but today it is, well, less than satisfactory. I have used FS2002 on a friend's PC, and love the programme. I would dearly love to be able to use FS2002 on my own computer, but at the moment, the only option would be using Virtual PC. I am told that even with the best Mac available, it would still not run FS2002 very well, as the programme is emulating everything (cpu, graphics chip, ram, etc) - feel free to confirm or deny this if you have experience using Flight Sim on a Mac with VPC.

Now, I recall hearing some time ago, around the time of the launch of MacOS X, that Microsoft was developing a version of FS2002 to run on OS X. Since then (this would be at least a year and a half ago), I have not heard another word about this. Whats the deal? Does anyone know whethere it is still in the works, has been dropped, or was never being seriously considered to start with?

The only other option would be to throw together a bare bones PC specifically to run FS, but I would much rather have it all on my one machine!

Cheers

V/F


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
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User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

Don't think it'll happen-Apple is Microsoft's arch-rival, why boost sales of a rival? I don't think the Microsoft Office 2000 can be installed on a MAC? Maybe I'm wrong.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

9V-SVE - We have Office2001 for Mac - Microsoft have a whole division specifically for Macintosh (http://www.microsoft.com/mac), and IE is the default browser on a Mac (though both IE and Netscape are preinstalled)- its not as simple as being arch-rivals. It was in fact the chief Mac developer at MS who hinted at FS for Mac...

Still looking for info,

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineAA_Cam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4053 times:

Maybe,
but you'd be better off to by a P4 powered PC.

Get real here.

Cameron


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

I think you are out of luck. I heard some time ago that microsoft wasn't going to publish FS for MACs. My suggestion would be to invest in either X-Plans or Fly!. Both are avaliable in Mac versions and are quite good! Check it out. As for VPC, i dont think it will work. You might get airbone, but the framerates would be horrible for the reasons you mentioned.
-Jason
N139j


User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

Ah yee of little faith...here's a link to site giving a hint that MFS2002 will be ported to the Mac. Perhaps somebody could do more digging on this outfit

http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2001/07/destineer/


User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

I highly doubt FS2002 will ever come out for the Mac, in OS 9, or X. I use an iMac, and a really good flight sim I use with it is X-Plane. X-Plane is the worlds best flight sim. It is even used by the FAA for training. You can even fly on Mars! Go to x-plane.com for a better explaination of it.

User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Heh, that was funny. MS apps have been avail. on Mac OS for years. MS even invested $100mil into Apple a few years ago.  Smile

We may see FS2002 but I am pretty content with X-Plane. Editing planes is easy, the flight model surpasses MSFS, and there are way more planes available for X-Plane.


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

SVE, Mac and MS aren't archrivals, as MS owns non-voting shares of Mac.


9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Remeber, though, that microsoft owns those shares for a reason: no monopoly. If they invest money in Mac, Mac can't go under, clearing MS of any monopoly calims. If they own the shares, they keep the company alive. Smart business!
-Jason
N139J


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

Well.

Regardless, Apple is the company, not Mac.  Smile

But at least you didn't type MAC. That irks me.


User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Some of you forgot the fact that FS was first on a Mac before a PC...


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