You can turn off the music in the sound setup screen. I does grate on ones nerves.
Depending on your system, graphics can be very good. Use OpenGL and set everything to max. Turn on 4xAA and 16xAnsio. Then check your framerate using fraps. then make adjustments as nessesary.
make sure you have all the patches installed. Oleg has tweaked the flight models and done some graphics updates over the years to make the sim as realistic as possible.
in order to master these planes you need to have several programable axis' available. Engine and energy management is a bear and way important if your going to succeed in this game. Realism is high.
you might want to check out hyperlobby. it's a multiplayer platform where you can brush up on your flying/fighting skills against live opponents. The AI fighters in the single player game are uber deadly.
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