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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition

Windows - 1999

Year 1999
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Real-Time, Vehicle Simulator
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer ACES Game Studio
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.43 / 5 - 34 votes

Description of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition is basically the same game as standard Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, but it has some additional features:

  • Two new aircrafts: Mooney Bravo and Beechcraft King Air 350
  • Six new detailed cities: Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, Tokyo, Berlin and Rome
  • Updated versions of the Cessna 182S, Cessna 182RG, Learjet 45, Extra 300S, Bell JetRanger III and Boeing 737-400
  • Two IFR training panels
  • Two editors for air dynamics and instrument panels
  • A bonus CD that includes educational videos, an extended manual and demo versions of other Microsoft games, plus the files for High Quality aircraft sounds that can be installed separately

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How to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition Windows

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The game has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 and Windows 11, it works fine. You may experience some small troubles when you play the game on modern systems, check our Guide and Notes for details

Before installation - if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - make sure that you enabled DirectPlay if you didn't make it before, read this or this guide how to do it (if you're using Windows 7 or older - just install DirectX from the disc)

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Install the game. Select "Custom" installation method and choose all components to install the full game with all files
  • It is recommended to install the game not in default path, but in some other, non-system folder, like C:/Games/FS2000, so you won't have troubles with NoCD or fixes
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2. CD2 must be mounted in same virtual drive as CD1, so first un-mount disc image of CD1 and then mount the disc image of CD2
  • After you installed the game - install the patch 2b for Professional Edition. That patch includes changes from all previous patches and fixes many problems, including bug with shadows. Please note that patch 2b for Pro Edition is different than patch 2b for Standard Edition
  • Then install NoCD, simply copy FS2000.exe from the archive and put it into game directory, agree to replace original file
  • Open the directory with the game and find FS2000.exe. Right click on FS2000.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows 98" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game and play. If the game doesn't work in compatibility mode with Windows 98 - try to launch it in compatibility mode with other version of Windows (Windows 95, 2000, Windows XP, etc.)

The third disc does not contain the files needed to install the game, but it does contain the files for High Quality aircraft sounds that can be installed separately. The files are located inside the disc, in the SOUNDS folder, available as self-extracting archives, just run the file and show the path to the game folder


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • It is recommended to install all versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and NET Framework for the correct work of the game. Also it is recommended to install K-Lite Codec Pack for the correct work of in-game videos
  • The game works on DirectX 7, so if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - you need to enable DirectPlay: Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off', click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer
  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using SafeDisc DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows to play the game on modern systems without the disc in optical drive
  • At the first launch the game will check and configure the files, on old systems it may take some time, up to few minutes. Just wait until the game finishes configuring the files
  • If the game doesn't run - find the directory with the game and disable "Read-only" parameter - right-click on the folder and in Properties uncheck "Read-only" box. Also, make sure to run the game as an administrator!
  • If the game runs in windowed mode - press Left Alt+Enter or Ctrl+Alt+Enter to make it fullscreen
  • If you have any graphical glitches, compatibility issues or the game loads too long - use DDRawCompat, simply put ddraw.dll in game folder, next to FS2000.exe. We highly recommend to use it for the comfort playing on modern systems
  • For users of Windows 7 and newer OS: if you have troubles with the game - in Windows 7 in Compatibility settings choose "Disable visual themes" and "Disable desktop composition", in Windows 8 and after - choose "Disable fullscreen optimizations"
  • For Windows 7 users: if the game doesn't run and only rundll32.exe process starts - open Windows Registry (press Win+R ->regedit.exe), go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Classes/Local Settings/Software/Microsoft/Windows/GameUX/Service Location, find Games parameter, and change https :// to localhost. Save the settings, close the Registry and after that try to run the game again, it should work (also works for many other old games)
  • You can still find some of additional materials, like an official educational videos, on FTP of Microsoft website. Also, the game had a lot of mods, you can find most of them on AllFlightMods, FlightSim, SimAviation, and some more on FlyAway

Comments and reviews

admin 2024-05-10 0 point

We have updated this page, added some fixes plus the guide about most common troubles

Paint.exe 2024-01-31 0 point

Guys, I found a way to install. First, use an ISO processing software (such as ultraiso) to convert the three .bin files to ISO, then burn CD1 into a virtual drive, and use the setup.exe in CD1 to install

Max 2023-12-08 0 point

Game stays stuck on the launch window and never loads. FS2002 and 2004 don't have this problem.

summer-of-69 2023-12-02 0 point

ima see if it works on a chromebook

bah 2023-11-05 0 point

To Abandon Fan: If it is a 32-bit, yes. If 64-bit, no

abandonfan 2023-04-22 -1 point

guys does this work on window 10, i have no cd or whatever

deserttratt1968 2023-01-28 2 points

i downloaded program,no cd crack and patch. unziped all and placed them in their own folder. when i try to install it tells me there is no scenery.config. what do i need to install?

FIrehouseberry 2022-11-08 1 point

It won't load CD 2

BoiledEgg69 2022-10-09 0 point

To ISAAC i recommend using DEAMON tools for a virtual disc drive and after it is downloaded if it isnt already put the game on your desktop and rightclick it and look for mount drive or something similair
press that and it should work

glug 2022-08-05 -2 points

i like it, and i think old tech can be recycled year 2022

Lucas 2022-06-14 1 point

Es un archivo iso es una imagen virtual de un cd para instalarlo tienen que usar daemontools o similar entonces se iniciara. Como si fuera un cd

IchLiebeKartoffeln 2021-11-09 -1 point

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition
This download is virus free.

isaac 2021-11-03 1 point

Right, I downloaded it and unzipped it. Now how can I install it? There's no .exe or setup file.

Andy 2021-10-17 -2 points

Fiz o Download mas não consigo fazer a instalação.

thiago 2021-10-05 -3 points

nao sei se vai funcionar no windows 7 que eu tenho

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Windows Version

DownloadDisc 1 English version 412 MB DownloadDisc 2 English version 433 MB DownloadDisc 3 English version 348 MB DownloadRepack by MagiPack
Includes HQ sounds and fixes English version 857 MB
ManualEnglish version 5 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

GuidePrima's Unauthorized Strategy Guide English version 14 MB GuideOfficial Strategies & Secrets Guide English version 25 MB Guide"Inside Moves" (Official Tips and Strategies) Guide English version 15 MB NocdFor version 2b English version 81 KB PatchPatch 2b for Professional Edition English version 9 MB FixDDrawCompat
Recommended to use for better performance, put ddraw.dll in game folder English version 880 KB

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