Flight Simulators

We get this question all the time about our flight sim game, Aces High. Is it really necessary to have a joy stick in order to play our game?

We will tackle that question today, giving our honest opinion. Since we have no vested interest in the sales of any brand of joy stick on the market, you can rest assured our opinion is bias-free.

We are HiTech Creations, the makers of Aces High, the outstanding combat simulator, rocking the gaming world since 2000. When it’s action you want, Aces High meets your needs, full-speed ahead.

The requirements for playing Aces High

Listed on our website are the base requirements for playing our game. They really haven’t changed in a very long time:

Windows 7


2.4GHz Pentium 4


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


Input Devices

Keyboard and Mouse3


Internet Connection

Modem dial-up


Optional Hardware


Recommended for playing Aces High.

For better performance, faster performance, and an overall better gaming experience, we recommend the following:


Operating System


Windows 7



3.2 Ghz dual core Intel CPU, or better

System RAM/Memory



Video Card


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

Input Devices


Keyboard, Mouse, and Joystick

Internet Connection


Broadband land based4


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

Bottom line regarding a joy stick.

We specifically designed our flight simulator so it could be played without the use of a joystick, but there is no doubt whatsoever that a joy stick will enhance your play and give you a shorter reaction time, which is crucial in combat situations.

Do you need to spend a lot of money on a joy stick? We don’t think so. Find a great deal on an entry-level joy stick and you will still upgrade your gaming skills. Again, we really don’t have a horse in this race; we gain nothing at all from making this recommendation; but we do believe a joy stick will increase your skills and enjoyment level.

A final word about Aces High and HiTech Creations.

In 1999, our founders sat down to discuss their new game, as yet just an idea. They wrote out a mission statement, and that statement said that they wanted to make one game, and one game only, and they wanted that game to be the absolute best combat flight simulator on the market.

That was twenty-five years ago and the mission statement remains the same.

How confident are we that you will enjoy Aces High? We offer a free two-week download of Aces High, no strings attached, no credit card required. We are very confident that you will enjoy our flight simulator so much that you will sign on as a subscriber after that two-week trial. And, if you don’t, well, we gave it our best shot.

Strap on your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High. Twenty-four years and flying strong.

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