Thanks for your insight. Unlike most of you, I've never been a true gamer, just kind of dabbled once in a while. You folks are educating me on your world. I thought most of you popped a CD into your machines and settled in to play. I have realized that is not the case any more. I was also using the term "flight simulator" pretty loosely. What I was looking for was an arcade style aerial combat game, and I have learned that one just downloads a game from the internet and goes to it. Heck, I thought STEAM was what came out of my ears when I got mad at the War Dept. Anyway, upon a recommendation, I think a game entitled "Sky Gamblers" will work on my somewhat limited machine. Thanks again for your time.