Hey guys! I'm running into the Flight Sim Thread because I'm very curious but here it goes! Since I've loved planes (for more than 10 years now) I've loved Flight Simming. My first Sim software was FS98 (yea I know ancient), since the years of FS98, I've upgraded to FS2000, FS2002, FS2004, FSX so on and had never had a problem up until the technology age moved towards the 64-bit architecture, AKA Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 in which case I've noticed that the newer the version of Windows, the more issues I get with FSX. I've gone through many Microsoft help centers, and even Flightsim.com (which is where I download all of my jets, scenery, ect.). ANYWHO! Long story short! I've had Windows 8.1 for almost a month and 8.1 has ABSOLUTELY no support for FSX with my ATI graphics card. So since I'm giving up on the Microsoft Flight simulator family (due to Microsoft's negligence of keeping their software at least up to date with their newer O/S's), I wanted to ask around what would you guys recommend as a replacement Flight Sim that will work on the newer Operating systems? I've heard of X-Plane but I have never used it nor do I have any idea of where to get add-ons (which I am a big add-on user) and other things. If there's anything you guys would recommend outside of X-Plane or if you recommend X-Plane let me know. I'm just having Flight sim withdrawals and I want to play again!