A little over a year ago I purchased Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and installed it on my system. It was the latest and perhaps greatest in a long line of flight simulation products I have purchased over past twenty plus years. The first version of Flight Simulator I purchased was produced by a company called SubLogic and was purchased for use on a Commadore C-64 8 bit computer running at a blazing 0.5 mhz. The brains behind Flight Simulator was a gifted fellow named Bruce Artwick. SubLogic continued to produce Flight Simulator, until Microsoft bought them out. The first version of Microsoft Flight Simulator was Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0.
With the exception of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95, I have owned every version of Microsoft Flight Simulator produced.
It didn't dawn on me at the time that FS2004 had been installed by default in the C:/Microsoft Games/Flightsim 9 folder. Later when I was installing some new aircraft I noticed that MS was calling this Flightsim 9! How could this be I thought to myself??? There were three versions produced under the SubLogic name, then MS Flight Simulator 4.X was version 4, MS Flight Simulator 5 and MS Flight Simulator 5.1 CD were version 5, MS Flight Simulator for Windows 95 was version 6, MS Flight Simulator 98 and MS Flight Simulator 98SE were version 7, MS Flight Simulator 2000 was version 8, MS Flight Simulator 2002 Standard and MS Flight Simulator 2002 Professional were version 9, making MS Flight Simulator 2004 - A Century of Flight version 10.
Am I missing something here or was Microsoft so ashamed of their efforts on MS Flight Simulator for Windows, that they didn't count that version??? :D