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Will Flight Simulator 98 Work On Windows 7?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:42 am

I know this sounds ridiculous and totally outdated, but I installed Flight Simulator 98 on my new Windows 7 PC, and it did start up and stuff, however after selecting my aircraft and when I hit "fly now," the view from the cockpit was pitch black and so was all other views, anyone know why? Then I also ran the windows compatibility program to help check if the program would run on windows made some adjustments to the theme and to the screen and then all of a sudden it worked, the view out the cockpit window was showing the horizon and airport, runway, etc. However once I changed the view from cockpit to tower it showed pitched black again, then I ran the windows compatibility program again and then it said "software is incompatible," then I just gave up and uninstalled the program, anyone have any good advice or changes that I can make to hopefully run FS98 on windows 7 at all, or is it just totally impossible, because it did work fine on windows XP in 2009....even then I had minor problems. Thanks
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RE: Will Flight Simulator 98 Work On Windows 7?

Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:48 am

You will need to right click on the icon, run in compatibility mode for Windows XP and run in 16 bit colors. It will work.
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RE: Will Flight Simulator 98 Work On Windows 7?

Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:02 am

I've gotten Serria Pro Pilot to work so I don't see why not.
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