- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
- Offline: 30/32 (955)
- Online: 2/32 (45)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 20- 30 hours (50 different days for "Pentacontacache")
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: No, but having a joystick or Xbox 360 controller may be useful
CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
GPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0 (DX 9.0c compliant)
HD: 10 GB hard drive space
OS : WinXP SP3 or newer
CPU: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
GPU: 1024 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670 or 1024 MB NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GT or equivalent
HD: 30 GB hard drive space
OS : Win7 SP1 64-bit operating system
Your first step in the game will be learning to fly an aircraft which will earn you the "Fledgling Career" achievement and allow you to progress further into the game, hence it cannot be skipped.
Once you are in free mode and are allowed to do whatever you please, it is recommended that the first achievement you get working on is "Pentacontacache" as this requires you to collect the Aerocache of the day on 50 different days. Also, before purchasing any DLC, you will need to head to the hanger and download a free preview of an aircraft.
Thereafter, the game can really be played in whatever order you want. If you do not plan on buying any DLC, then it is mostly miscellaneous achievements you will need with the exception of "Stearman Landing Master". If you have purchased DLC, I first recommend completing the main missions as these will teach you advanced aircraft maneuvers and how to fly different aircraft. After that, you should complete the miscellaneous achievements (for instance the ones requiring you to do jobs, finding the Aerocaches and landing at each ad every airport).
Finally, you will have to complete the challenges to gold. the challenges at the best of times can be quite tricky but the tip is to keep repeating them over and over again until you get the hang of it.
As far as settings for the game, you will want increased stability turned on. With the exception of the "Inverted", "Dizzy" and "Aerobat" achievements, this will make the game much easier. For the challenges, it is recommended that you have your settings turned to the best. Your PC will comfortably run the game at as it will make spotting the centre of runways easier. However, you should also have scenery density turned down to low as this will remove objects such as trees which you could crash into and can give you better angles of approach. Once you have done all of those, you should have 1,000 gamer points.
[x360a would like to thank Caramel Cardinal for this Roadmap]