Navblue data has been updated
Navigation data date is now dynamically set in the avionics
ATC window should now list the entire name of approaches
ATC should respond to requests for changing an approach into an airport
User should now have the option to request an IFR clearance in the air even if they have a flight plan entered / loaded in their GPS
ATC should now respond to requests for changing runways while near / on approach to an airport
The Fly-by-wire bank oscillation has been fixed for the Airbus A320neo
The overpowered engine of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has been reduced
Fixed broken plane instruments when switching to Metrics via the options menu
Fixed cockpit interactions that were either getting mixed up or not working on 3rd party airplanes
All liveries should now be accessible in game and properly loaded
Lightning should no longer be triggered in clear skies
The sensitivity curve methodology has been adapted for the different inputs
New temporal anti-aliasing (TAA), along with new sharpen filter using AMD FidelityFX CAS
“On Wednesday afternoon, Jorg Neuman, head of Microsoft Flight Sim, joined Sebastian Wloch, CEO of Asobo Studios, and Martial Bossard, the Executive Producer responsible for MS Flight Sim, on Twitch to discuss the development of the simulator and upcoming patches. At approximately 35 minutes into the live stream, Bossard revealed that the next update, called Sim Update 2, would bring VR support out of the closed beta and into the mainstream release.”
I am happy to announce that after the last patch and a reinstall the game is indeed running properly again. Yesterday I did a quick flight in the Citation Longitude from New York to Langley to test performance over densely populated areas.
Worked fine. Might even make that Mudspike Holiday Flight after all…
This morning I updated MSFS2020 through steam and ran the game for the Nordic update. I was greeted with a black screen, the same as I got when installing the VFR map. I have searched for a solution and it seems a lot of people going back since release have had the same thing happen to them.
There is a fix and it may be useful if have no problems but you want the Sim to load up quicker
I set “flightsimulator.exe -FastLaunch” in the steam launcher and it fixed my problem and eliminates the splash screens which take an age to run anyway
PS it seems 1 Tb SSDs are going to be obsolete soon. Another 86Gb down the pipe for the new update. Glad I got Fibre to the house
So I have installed MSFS on the new PC and are playing with it… New and faster hardware made wonders for the experience! Still, running MSFS full tilt in VR just isn’t possible with any PC hardware, so concessions has to be made.
Anyway, I noticed the Arctic Cathedral was missing from my home town, and they showed this in the release video of World update 5, so I started suspecting something was not as it should be. The main menu had a poster about this particular update, so I clicked it and learned you have to “buy” and download the update… Is this true of all updates? If so, where do I find 1,2,3 & 4?
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available to play on Xbox Series X|S July 27th starting at 8:00 am PDT (1500Z) worldwide. Can you believe this is the last Development Update where we can say “Coming Soon to Xbox Series X|S”?! 5 MORE DAYS!
In case you missed it, last week Jorg Neumann and Sebastian Wloch dived into the evolution of Flight Simulator and the role technology like Microsoft Azure has played in bringing cutting-edge realism to the title. Enjoy:
Several Releases = Fixes will come over a series of updates
Ongoing Fixes = An item we will continually be working on
Planned = Scheduled to be worked on
Under Investigation = The team is currently looking into the issue
Not Planned = We will likely not work on this
Started = Work as started on this item
We are preparing the SDK update that is releasing in the next few days! Among many DevMode fixes, WASM enhancements and Visual Effects Editor improvements, we are also about to release a lot of new content to our documentation. More details to come!
Today, we are releasing our first Video Tutorial dedicated to the Visual Effects Editor. You can find it on our YouTube channel or watch here:
Visual Effects Editor
We added a ColorSpaceConversion node to allow you to work either with RGB or HSV.
We made the MSFS Platform Toolset compatible with Visual Studio 2019 16.10.x.
We updated the toolchain used to compile modules with LLVM 12.
3RD PARTY UPDATE
As of 07/18, we have now approved 201 (+2) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 115 (+3) have released 498 products (+8).
In total, 1,158products (+18) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 359 products (+2) from 3rd party developers are in production (226 announced, 133 unannounced). In total, over 1,517 3rd party products (+20) are either released or are in development.
949 airports (+9) are either released or are in various stages of development.
735 airports (+9) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
406 airports (-2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
105 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
109 airports (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
188 aircraft (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
56 aircraft (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
34 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
108 aircraft (+1) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
24 aircraft (+1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
341 sceneries (+8) are either released or are in various stages of development.
328 sceneries (+8) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
32 sceneries (+3) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
13 sceneries (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
39 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
39 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
4 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
Today there are 12 new products and 10 updated products in the Marketplace.
12 NEW PRODUCTS
10 UPDATED PRODUCTS
Tomorrow, we will have a very special community fly-in hosted by simmer DEEKAY! He will guide the community on a VATSIM IFR flight. This stream will be much earlier in the day than normal to support Asian time zones, so if you would like to join us, plan accordingly for July 23rd at 1300Z (6 am PDT, 10 pm KST). More details here.
Is this a butter landing or what?
Deekay’s Why I Fly video:
FEATURED FREEWARE MOD
NZA Simulations – This company, in addition to some great payware addons, houses incredible detailed freeware airports such as NZMK – Motueka, NZRO – Rotorua, and NZNR – Napier.
In last week’s Community Fly-in stream, we took a look at NZMK – Motueka, and were blown away by the level of detail. There are over 7,000 hand placed objects, over 80 custom assets, and the most impressive in our opinion: you can watch a drag race show on certain days where it takes place in real life. Check it out!
This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot of ” Arctic Tundra“. The winner is featured above. Below are our runner up choices! This week’s Screenshot Challenge: Newbies, Watch This!