What Flight Simulators do you have or have had? I'm not talking about fighter or military sims, but actual civil flight simulators like the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, X-Plane, Pro Pilot series, Fly! series, etc.
I have the following:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 - Started it all for me. I bought it the same week in came out on sale at Best Buy and that started Flight Simulators for me.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition - My next flight simulator. It ran horribly on my computer. About a week after I got it, I got a new computer which I was planning on getting for a long time, and performance improved. However there were still many quirks and poor framerates.
Sierra Pro Pilot - Got it as a gift. Graphics are not the latest and it doesn't use a 3D Accelerator, however it was an enjoyable flight sim that I had much fun with. I was extremely impressed with it. However, I didn't continue the Pro Pilot series, I decided I would dedicate myself to Microsoft's Flight Simulator series and nothing else.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Professional Edition - Got it for my birthday shortly after it came out. I was amazed by the framerates and graphics when I put it in. I haven't seen such great framerates since the FS98 days and I was simply stunned. Graphics were just amazing aswell. Framerates overall are decent, but in the heavy dense areas it can drop pretty badly.
I have a Gateway computer with a Pentium III 600Mhz, 256MB SDRAM (gonna upgrade to 384MB SDRAM soon), 20GB 7200RPM Hard Drive, 16x/40x DVD-ROM, 12x8x32x CD-RW, 3.5" Floppy Drive, SoundBlaster AudioPCI 128D, 3Dfx Voodoo3 3000AGP 16MB, DirectX 8.1, 17" Monitor.
Not much compared to todays computers of course, it's a 3 year old computer. By the time FS2004 comes out, I will have bought a new computer.
Lets hear your Flight Simulator story.