by Just Flight
Developed by PSS, Lago, Gary Summons, SimFlyers
Requires: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Platform: PC CD-ROM
Released - Out Now
Price : £24.99
Dash 8-300 is something of a classic aircraft amongst commuters.
This add-on, for Flight Simulator 2002, comes with 17 different
liveries, scenery for 3 different European airports as well as tutorials
and utilities. It certainly looks to be a very impressive add-on.
There are 17 included liveries, 5 for the Dash 8-300 and 12 for
the Dash 8-Q300. They are as follows:
Sabena, Jazz (Green), US Airways, South African Express, Bahamasair.
'Q' Rollout livery, Augsburg Airways, BWIA, Lufthansa Cityline,
British European, British Airways (Union Jack), FlyBe, Intersky,
Wideroe, Iberia, Tyrolean, QantasLink.
Like all Just Flight products installation was straightforward and
gave no problems at all. The software automatically finds the location
of Flight Simulator. Before installation begins there is a short
Just Flight promotional movie clip that isn't subtitled but pressing
the Esc key will quit this and move on with the installation. On
starting Flight Simulator all the relevant new material is added
with only a minimum amount of time needed. The hard drive space
required for installation is 300MB.
Like all software that comes in DVD packaging these days the documentation
is virtually all in .pdf format. There's a document on Frankfurt
and the Amsterdam airports. The manual is split over 3 .pdf files
and covers everything from important checklists, to useful information
about the Dash 8-300 to the procedures that have to be followed
with the aircraft. There are also some tutorials that are to be
used alongside the tutorial flights that install into Flight Simulator.
It's fair to say that the enclosed documentation is very comprehensive
and answers any question you may have.
The two different aircraft with this add-on, the Dash 8-300 and
the Dash 8-Q300, both look superb. They both have virtual cockpit
displays that look fantastic when the graphic settings in Flight
Simulator are set at the highest detail. The external detail on
the aircraft is also very impressive and is probably the best I've
seen in a Flight Simulator expansion. Surprisingly the system requirements
for this add-on are only a 800MHz CPU and 128MB RAM. That said though
you're going to need a significantly better PC if you want to run
Flight Simulator 2002 at full detail.
You don't only get extra aircraft with this add-on; you also get
scenery and airports for 3 locations. These locations are London
City, Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt Main. These are also impressive.
Flying above London and seeing Big Ben and the Millennium Dome was
Game Rating: 9.0/10
detailed aircraft and the addition of extra scenery for 3 locations
make this a highly recommended add-on for MS Flight Simulator 2002.
This add-on doesn't make Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 any less
deaf gamer friendly so check our review for our comments. It's also
great to see the tutorials in .pdf format as they allow the deaf
gamer to progress through them at their own pace.