So I installed Microsoft Flight Simulator X on the Windows 8 partition of my MacBook yesterday and everything went smoothly, however once I'm in the game for anywhere between 10-15 minutes it will crash. I've found on Google other people also have a lot of issues getting it to run in Windows 8. I right clicked the .exe and went to properties and put it on compatibility mode for Windows 7 and that seemed to work, but then it crashed at around 20-25 minutes...
Anyone have any idea suggestions to get it to work with Windows 8? Right now I'm trying to install it on the Mac side via CrossOver to see if that'll work any better.
Anyway, I downloaded the new Microsoft Flight and it works fine... But I played the first mission, and it feels more like a video game than a flight sim. Is it at all similar to Flight Simulator X? I mean the first thing the game does is drop you into a plane and have you fly around some balloons. More of an arcadey flight experience than the realistic ones in Flight Sim X.
Also, has anyone played the X-Plane series? X-Plane is for Mac and PC, so it seems like that might be my best bet. I was checking out X-Plane 10 and a lot of reviews say it's a hardcore simulation. Can you adjust the simulation like you can in Flight Sim X (where I can turn it on easy and just cruise around the sky not having to worry about every little instrument)?