Captain Sim is back with another somewhat controversial release for Microsoft Flight Simulator. After the thunderous debacle that was the launch of the 777 earlier this year, the developer is now launching the 764 Captain, a digital replica of the Boeing 767-400ER. Sadly, again, it comes with systems from the default 747…
It’s very much the same play that Captain Sim did with the 777. A good-looking model, but little else. This would probably be acceptable… if Captain Sim wasn’t charging $29.99 for it. In any case, if you have this amount of money burning a hole in your pocket, you will get a 767 for MSFS, a detailed and accurate model of the real aircraft, with high-resolution textures and realistic animations (wing flex included).
On the inside, there’s a 777-style cockpit (Boeing introduced this flight deck on the latter 767 variants, a step towards common form and function across the Boeing fleet) but, again, Captain Sim includes “essential functionality paired with default 747 systems simulation.
So, nothing really exciting. We often say that modeling is the easy part, and programming an aircraft to behave like the real counterpart is where the real work is. Captain Sim only did half the job, putting out a glorified screenshot machine, with little else to write home about. Is that worth the asking price?
The 764 Captain for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available directly from Captain Sim, priced at $29.99. A release in the MSFS Marketplace should also happen soon.
• Highly detailed and accurate model of the Boeing 767-400ER
• 4K Ultra-High resolution textures
• Cabin with 3D windows, interior, stewardess and animated pilots
• Realistic animations
• Brand-new wing/engine flex (PC only)
COCKPIT AND CABIN
• The 777-style cockpit
• Essential functionality paired with default 747 (must be installed) systems simulation
• Complete passenger cabin
• Custom views including wing views
• Supports most features of MSFS 2020 (rain/icing effects, sound, flight model etc)
• ACE (Aircraft Configuration Editor) with Updater
• Growing number of easily installable free liveries
• Sim Ops