Last of a long series
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.0a: This is the last pure MS-DOS version, distributed on floppy only, including the additional patch to version 5.0a that was issued early 1994. It is also the first of a completely new generation, with characteristics anticipating the versions to follow. Very distinct from its predecessors in many aspects. Both reasons make it attractive to include it. MFS5.0a contains a more or less photo realistic panel, which with respect to composition, lay-out and functionality however is not really different from earlier versions. Just compare that to the panel in MFS1.0 of 1982! MFS4.0b, together with ASD , marked the start of the add-on development, which started as a pure freeware scene, but eventually ended as the current multi million dollar industry. Many of he developers of those early days can still be found as developers or managers at the add-on companies. MFS5.0 upped the ante by providing a much nicer panel and much improved scenery.