Flight Simulators

The best flight sim game in the world is “less than” unless it is being played on a laptop or home PC which is powerful enough to fully utilize all of its features. Many times, during a month, we hear from players saying “I can’t do this,” or “I can’t do that,” and asking what is the problem with our game, Aces High.

There is, in fact, nothing wrong with our combat simulator, nor is there anything wrong with any other game you might play.   You are simply playing those games on a computer which does not have the oomph to handle the requirements of the game.

Let’s talk about those requirement for Aces High, and how you might gather a bit more oomph.

Requirements for Aces High

The minimum requirements, and recommended requirements, are as follows:



Operating System

Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Windows 7


2.4GHz Pentium 4

3.2 Ghz dual core Intel CPU, or better

System RAM/Memory

4 GB


Video Card

DirectX 9 compatible NVidia 9800GTX+ class (or better) with a minimum of 512MB of dedicated video RAM2,5

DirectX 11 compatible NVidia 960 class (or better) with 2GB of dedicated video RAM, or more.5

Input Devices

Keyboard and Mouse3

Keyboard, Mouse, and Joystick

Internet Connection

Modem dial-up

Broadband land based4

Optional Hardware


 Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers1, HTC Vive1, XBox Controller, microphone, headset

If your PC or laptop do not meet those requirements, our suggestion is to add power.

How do you make your computer more powerful?

Here are some reasonably easy fixes to increase power on your computer:

  • Check your start-up programs and determine which you really need.
  • Adjust your restart settings
  • Remove bloatware and apps you do not use or need
  • Check your storage space and get rid of files you do not use or need.
  • Change your power plan to high performance
  • Shut down OneDrive if you don’t use it
  • Stop background updates
  • Speed up menus and animations to high performance
  • Upgrade your PC hardware
  • Increase your RAM if you have 8GB or less
  • Clean your system

Take those steps and you have a fighting chance of competing with the best World War 2 flight simulator gamers in the world, provided you have the skill. Skill you can work on, and increase, with practice; the issues with your computer can be improved by you digging inside of it and giving it a much-needed boost.

A final word about Aces High.

Going back in time, to 1999, the founders of HiTech Creations wrote out a mission statement, and to paraphrase, that mission statement was: to produce one game, and one game only, and to make that game the best combat flight simulator on the market.

We’ve been following that same mission statement now for twenty-four years, and we think that dedication to a singular purpose shows in our game.

But don’t take our word for it. Try our free two-week download of Aces High and see for yourself. It won’t cost you a penny to have full access to our game for a full two weeks, and we don’t even ask for a credit card, so there can be no secrets deductions from your bank account during those two weeks.

Strap on your fight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

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