Microsoft Flight Simulator News & Announcements


On Wednesday, we released a new beta build (1.37.5.0) for those players enrolled in the optional Sim Update 15 (SU_15) public test. You can see the release notes on our forums here. Among other improvements, this build fixes a few known issues that were inadvertently introduced in the previous beta build, and it also has some stability enhancements.

We appreciate all the feedback and bug reports we've been receiving from the volunteer testers from the community. Your timely and detailed reports of issues really makes a huge difference to the development team. Thank you so much for your efforts!

If you're participating in the beta, be sure to share your feedback on our forums here.

As noted in the new Development Roadmap below, Sim Update 15 is now targeted to launch on March 26th, alongside the release of the hotly anticipated iniBuilds A320 NEO!

Our next Developer Livestream is scheduled for March 13! As always, it will be hosted on our official Twitch channel, so please follow it if you are not already to receive notifications whenever we go live.

We will be taking questions from the chat live during the session, but if you would like to pre-submit a question to the panel in advance, you may do so at this link. We will tabulate all the submissions to ensure the most popular concerns from the community are addressed during the livestream.

– MSFS Team

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Earlier today, we released a new beta build for those players enrolled in the optional Sim Update 15 (SU_15) public test. You can see the release notes on our forums here. Please note that this build contains a few known issues that will be resolved prior to the full release of SU_15, so please read the notes carefully.

Also, we released an unrelated small update to players on both the regular release build and the SU_15 beta build today. This patch contains updated navdata for AIRAC cycle 2402 and the first round of improved airports from community-sourced fixes using the World Hub tool! Simmers can expect to see regular updates to airports from the World Hub in the coming weeks and months.

Last but certainly not least, at the recent red carpet premiere of Dune: Part Two in London, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team was there to showcase the Dune Expansion. Stars of the upcoming film including Timothée Chalamet and Souheila Yacoub plus composer Hans Zimmer had a chance to fly the Royal Atreides Ornithopter in a life-size replica cockpit!

Check out our video footage of the premiere, and watch Dune: Part Two from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures only in cinemas on March 1!

– MSFS Team

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On Tuesday, we released the Dune Expansion, which is available now as a FREE download from the in-sim Marketplace! This optional package allows Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots to fly the Royal Atreides Ornithopter as seen in the upcoming film Dune: Part II from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Pilots can fly the ornithopter in both free flight anywhere in the world and in a series of new training missions and exciting challenges on the planet Arrakis.



Also this week, we launched the first pre-release public test build for the upcoming Sim Update 15 (SU_15)! To see the release notes, read our forum thread here. If you would like to join the optional public beta, you can find instructions here. The beta is available for players on PC/MS Store, PC/Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

One of the biggest improvements included in SU_15 is Working Title's new implementation of the Garmin G3X Touch avionics suite. To learn more, please read the FAQ about the G3X in the SDK section of this blog post below.

Thank you to everyone who has enrolled in the beta and submitted feedback so far! We've received some excellent feedback after the first day of release, and we're looking forward to hearing more from participants as the public beta test progresses.

– MSFS Team

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Xbox and Microsoft Flight Simulator are immersing gamers worldwide in the captivating world of Arrakis, commemorating the highly anticipated release of “Dune: Part Two.”  Enthusiasts can anticipate a free game expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator launching, bespoke Xbox hardware, and an awe-inspiring gaming simulator-all intricately inspired by the film.

To learn more about the Dune: Part Two Expansion, read the XBOX Wire Article: Xbox and Microsoft Flight Simulator unveil Dune Expansion and Floating Controller - Xbox Wire


The team is currently hard at work preparing Sim Update 15, with the public beta test expected to start soon. If you missed the January 31 Developer Livestream, some of the announced improvements coming in SU15 include:

  • Memory optimizations
  • New G3X avionics implementation courtesy of Working Title
  • Support for multi-rotor helicopters
  • Overall stability and performance improvements
  • And more!

February 10 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year! To everyone celebrating this holiday, the Microsoft Flight Simulator Community Team is proud to share this special video showcasing beautiful fireworks displays over several East Asian cities including Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore, and more. We hope you enjoy it!



Lastly, in celebration of Black History Month we're spotlighting several Black content creators from the Microsoft Flight Simulator player community throughout February on our X / Twitter channel! So far we've highlighted Blu Games and Bel Geode. Keep your eyes out for more throughout the month!

– MSFS Team

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On Tuesday, we released World Update XVI: Caribbean! Available now as a FREE download from the in-sim Marketplace, this World Update contains new Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, 104 hand-crafted points of interest, seven bespoke airports, and new Landing Challenges, Bush Trips, and Discovery Flights for the beautiful and scenic Caribbean region.



Also launching alongside the World Update was a new aircraft, Local Legend 14: Bell 47J Ranger. Available from the in-sim Marketplace for USD $14.99, this is the first time our Local Legend series has featured a rotorcraft. Check it out!



Yesterday, we were pleased to host another Developer Livestream. Our panel of Jorg, Seb, Martial, and special guest Dominik Gallus from Working Title answered many questions from the community and discussed upcoming new features and improvements coming soon to Microsoft Flight Simualtor, including some details about Sim Update 15 which is currently targeted for release in March.

If you missed watching the session live, you can catch the VOD below. We will also have a written transcript posted on our forums next week for those of you who prefer text to video.



Finally, we'd like to announce a special collaborative Twitch stream with our friends at Next Level Racing scheduled for next week. Everyone is welcome to join a group flight in Australia from Gold Coast to Sydney. During the broadcast, we'll be giving away several prizes, including the Grand Prize of a Next Level Racing Flight Simulator home cockpit (USD $799 value!). The event starts at 6pm PST on Wednesday, February 7 (0200 UTC on Thursday, February 8) on the Official MSFS Twitch channel. The full event details are available on our forums here. We'll see you Down Under!



– MSFS Team

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Microsoft Flight Simulator celebrates a historic era of rotary wing aviation with this Local Legend release!


BIRTH OF A LEGEND
The single-engine, four-seat Bell 47J Ranger is one of the most important and successful helicopters developed in the early era of rotary wing aviation. Renowned for its versatility, ruggedness, and reliability, the Ranger traces its development to the Golden Age of Flight, the period from the end of World War I to the beginning of World War II aeronautical technology enjoyed remarkable strides. In the late 1920s, American Arthur Young, inspired by flight innovations of the time, began independently experimenting with basic helicopter design. In 1941, after more than a decade of work on his own, Young joined the Bell Aircraft Company to develop a full-size, fully functioning helicopter.

Continue reading about Local Legend 14: The Bell 47J Ranger!



Explore the white sand beaches and emerald waters of one of the most beautiful regions on the planet!

The Caribbean, a seemingly endless series of islands mostly located just east of Central America between the North and South American continental land masses, is globally recognized as one of the most exotic and beautiful regions on the planet. The Microsoft Flight Simulator team is pleased to add World Update XVI: Caribbean to its long and growing list of global enhancements so that aviators can experience this storied part of the globe like never before.



Continue reading about World Update XVI!


Earlier today, we released updated versions of four Local Legend add-on aircraft:


  • Local Legend I: Junkers Ju 52
  • Local Legend III: Dornier Do J Wal
  • Local Legend VI: Junkers F 13
  • Local Legend XII: Dornier Do X

The updates are available via the in-sim Content Manager. You can read the changelog on our forums here.

We’re also excited to confirm that World Update XVI: Caribbean is launching next week on Tuesday, January 30! As with all World Updates, this will include new Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, 104 hand-crafted points of interest, seven bespoke airports, and new Landing Challenges, Bush Trips, and Discovery Flights.

Finally, we want to remind everyone that our next Developer Livestream is coming up next week on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30am PT (1830 UTC). You can tune in to our official Twitch channel to watch our regular panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial plus special guests answer questions from the community and discuss the future of Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you can’t watch the stream live, we will also post the VOD to our YouTube channel and post a written transcript on our forums.

We previously asked players to pre-submit their questions for the panel, and we’ve reviewed all your submissions to determine what are the most common issues the community would like to see discussed. As always, we will also be taking questions live from Twitch chat, so if you missed the opportunity to pre-submit your question, you will still have a chance to have it addressed by the panel.

– MSFS Team

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Earlier today, we released updated versions of two add-on aircraft: Expert Series 1: ATR 42-600 / 72-600 and Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2. Both updates are available for download now from the in-sim Content Manager. You can read the changelog on our forums here.

We also sent the first batch of invitations to the closed alpha test of the upcoming World Hub today! If you registered for the alpha test, check your email to see if you were accepted and instructions on how you can begin using the World Hub tool. Due to overwhelming demand, we could not invite everyone who registered for the alpha immediately, but we will be adding more testers over the coming weeks. If you weren't selected in the first round, keep an eye on your email for an invitation in a future test batch!

Finally, we want to remind everyone that our next Developer Livestream is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30am PT (1830 UTC). As always, you can tune in to our official Twitch channel to watch our regular panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial plus special guests answer questions from the community and discuss the future of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We previously asked players to pre-submit their questions for the panel, and we're currently reviewing all the submissions to pick out the most frequently-asked topics to answer during the livestream. As always, we will also be taking questions live from Twitch chat, so if you missed the opportunity to pre-submit your question, you will still have a chance to have it addressed by the panel.

– MSFS Team

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Earlier this week, we announced that applications to join the World Hub closed alpha test are now open! For those unaware, the World Hub is an upcoming tool which will allow any Microsoft Flight Simulator player (i.e. YOU!) to submit corrections and updates to any default airport so that they better match their real-world counterparts. If you would like to help test the World Hub as we get it ready for its full release, you can find instructions on how to apply to the closed alpha on our forums here.

We're also pleased to announce that our next Developer Livestream is coming up later this month on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30am PT (18030 UTC). As always, you can tune in to our official Twitch channel to watch our regular panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial plus special guests answer questions from the community and discuss the future of Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you would like to pre-submit a question to the panel, you can do so using this web form.

– MSFS Team


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Happy new year! Our team has returned to work following the holiday break refreshed and recharged. We hope everyone in our player community had a relaxing, peaceful, and safe holiday season.

In case you missed it, we had a few new releases just before the end of 2023: City Update V: European Cities I and Famous Flyer 8: Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair both launched on December 19th. We also have an ongoing optional stability test currently available for players on the Xbox platform. If you're an Xbox simmer and would like to help the development team diagnose memory-related crashes so they can be resolved in a future build, please see this forum topic for instructions on how to enroll in this optional beta.

We've got a huge year coming up, and we can't wait to share many exciting announcements with you throughout 2024! As always, please continue reading this weekly blog post for all the latest news about Microsoft Flight Simulator.

– MSFS Team


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We will be skipping next week's Update due to the holidays. We look forward to seeing you all again when the main Development Update blog returns on January 4, 2024!

– MSFS Team

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Enjoy discounted pricing during our Microsoft Flight Simulator Holiday Sale!

For 14 Days starting on December 20th, save up to 79% on more than 1850 items.

To purchase these discounted items, visit the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace, select ‘Featured’, scroll down to ‘Special Offers’, then select ‘See All’ and look for the savings.


Experience a finely curated selection of renowned European cities in the newest addition to the Microsoft Flight Simulator experience

European Cities I is the latest exciting addition to Microsoft Flight Simulator’s rich and immersive worldwide experience. Microsoft and its partners at Bing Maps and Vexcel produced five five exemplary urban regions throughout Europe for this update: The Hague (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium), Košice (Slovakia), Zagreb (Croatia), and Cádiz (Spain). Each was produced in the highest visual fidelity using the latest geographic information and TIN (triangulated irregular network) surface modeling.

We invite you to explore these individual cities and include them in your upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator flight adventures.



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One of the aviation world’s most legendary light civil utility models is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots.



ONE OF CESSNA’S BRIGHTEST STARS:

The single-engine T207A Turbo Stationair is one of the brightest stars in the history of Cessna, an American aviation producer. It is a turbocharged variant of the model 207, a proven utility aircraft known for its exceptional short field performance and bush flying capabilities. The T207A Turbo Stationair, which seats up to eight including pilot(s), earned the status of legend due to its turbo-charged power and ability to deftly handle even the toughest unimproved airstrips.

Continue reading about Famous Flyer 08: The Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair!


While the year is quickly coming to a close, we have two final releases to share with you before we say goodbye to 2023! City Update 5: European Cities and Famous Flyer 8: Cessna T207A will both be launching next week on Tuesday, December 19.

On a solemn note, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team was very saddened to hear of the recent loss of a wonderful member of our community, freeware mod creator Anton Logvynenko. You can read our memorial article to Anton here. We send our deepest condolences to all those that knew and loved him.

Most of the Flight Simulator team is taking time off over the holiday season to spend time with their friends and families. This will be our final full Development Update for the year. There will be a regular Marketplace update next week on December 21 but not the following week on December 28. We would like to wish everyone in the MSFS community peace, joy, and comfort throughout the holidays. However you celebrate, we hope you have a wonderful last few weeks of 2023. This has been a fantastic year for us, and we’re so excited for an even bigger year in 2024!

– MSFS Team

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Earlier this week, we released Sim Update 14, the latest major upgrade to Microsoft Flight Simulator. We are pleased to see that sim pilots are enjoying the many bug fixes, improvements, and new features, with the new atmospheric colorization and the Working Title Cirrus SR22T G6 being highlights of this release.

Unfortunately, the launch of Sim Update 14 did not go as smoothly as we would have liked and our players expect. The initial release on December 5th was marred by download issues that prevented many players from installing and enjoying the new update for a period of about six hours while our support teams worked to resolve the issue.

While the incident is now fully resolved and players are able to download and install the update normally, this is the second upgrade in recent months (along with Sim Update 13 in September) where players experienced download issues. We know this has affected your trust in us, so in the interest of full transparency, we have written an incident recap report outlining what happened to cause the download issues with the SU_13 and SU_14 releases and the steps we took to both resolve the incidents in the moment and prevent them from happening again.

We understand that this experience was frustrating for many players who were eager to jump into Sim Update 14 at its release, and we truly appreciate everyone for their continued support. Thank you all, and we look forward to what is to come in the new year.

- MSFS Team

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RELEASE NOTES 1.35.21.0
If you are playing on PC, outdated packages in your community folder may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior.
If you suffer from stability issues or long loading times, move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title.
How to install a new update safely



NEW CONTENT/FEATURES

  • Added flight plan assistance setting for ATC in the user experience assistance settings so that users can request the ATC to favor their flight plan or world map flight settings over the current conditions. This assistance is set to “Active” by default. Active: ATC will set the active runway and approach for the departure and arrival airport based on the users flight plan or settings in the world map. Deactivated: ATC will set the active runway and approach based on current conditions only.
  • ATC now clears a step to the next altitude some time before arriving at the previously cleared altitude, rather than once arrived at the previously cleared altitude. (Next step is issued when at 2000FT from cleared altitude rather than 250FT from cleared altitude).
  • ATC Vectoring bug fixes:

  • Now assigning the correct clearance when the first two waypoints were one over the other,
  • Now assigning a new vector & clearance every time the user asks the ATC for a new vector.

  • Added completely new Cirrus SR22T G6 model with custom engine simulation, book-accurate performance, and extensive Perspective Plus NXi features.



General Bug Fixes

  • Several crashes have been fixed across the title
  • Fixed localization bugs
  • Performance optimizations for long flights.
  • Fixed ATC that was mixing voices in localized languages
  • Automated Weather Report temperature reading updated


Marketplace

  • Fixed an issue where the Wishlist would not sort properly in the Marketplace


Menu

  • Fixed freeze when opening the logbook


Navigation/Traffic

  • Enhanced ATC phraseology. Some of the improvements include:

    • The removal of the word ‘for’ in altitude change requests.
    • Eliminating the requirement to include altimeter settings in takeoff clearances.




Weather

  • Snow and ice coverage accuracy has been improved in live weather
  • Fixed an issue where the wind from a malformed METAR was incorrectly read
  • Fixed an issue where the sim occasionally retrieves obsolete weather data
  • Improved transition during cloud coverage updates AND fixed an issue where clouds don’t load when starting a flight.


Glass Cockpits
Garmin G3000 / G5000

  • Fixed an issue where removing an airway entry leg from the flight plan could sometimes corrupt the flight plan.


G1000 Nxi

  • Added support for hardware keyboard with new AS1000_CONTROL_PAD_ H events.
  • Fixed an issue where removing an airway entry leg from the flight plan could sometimes corrupt the flight plan.
  • AP: Added support for LVL and TO/GA modes
  • MFD: Added Page Menu popup for MFD’s Nearest Airports page.
  • CAS: PFD Alerts softkey indicator now flashes color and changes to appropriate label with CAS messages
  • CAS: Pressing PFD Alerts softkey now acknowledges CAS messages and cancels aural chimes
  • CAS: Alerts now display in order of priority and time first seen
  • SIM: Added support for knob-based XPDR code entry using H events.
  • For aircraft developers:

    • Made all methods in PFD and MFD plugins optional.
    • Exported <code>NavSystems</code>’s class <code>FrequencyItem</code> and its props interface <code>FrequencyItemProps</code>.
    • CAS messages may now be assigned associated Alerts messages via JS and/or plugin code
    • Added support for control pad entry for Constraint Selector in the FPL dialog
    • Added support for LVL and TO/GA autopilot modes
    • Added support for control pad entry on several UI input components
    • Added support for styling the Com selection based on the radio selected to transmit, and for both Nav and Com standby frequencies selected to edit




WT21
For aircraft developers:

  • Added configurable side button support to the WT21


Aircraft
General

  • Payload station weights that are set via SimConnect are now properly displayed in the Weight&Balance toolbar panel.
  • Fixed - L-39 Pipsqueak - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Fixed - L-39 Sarance - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Contact Points compression under some kind of roof (bridge, cave, arch, etc.) was fixed
  • Fixed - P-51D LadyB - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Aircraft Registration can no longer be lowercase
  • Fixed - P-51D Miss America - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Fixed - P-51D Strega - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Fixed - T-6 Baby Boomer - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Improved aircraft simulation stability (few potential crashes were fixed)
  • Fixed - T-6 Undecided - Unable to enter values by double-clicking on GNS screen
  • Corrected an issue that could prevent cockpit interactions from working in some rare conditions
  • Correct many false positive errors regarding InputEvents when loading AI planes
  • Corrected an issue that would cause some P51 to lose power in reno races.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the state of Avionics circuit depend features to be toggle on and off when no MarkerBeacon circuit was present
  • It is now possible to slow down the simulation speed to 1/8 and 1/16 of real time.

External HUD

  • Minimized HUD can now display more than 8 engines power values

Helicopters

  • Anti-stall protection is now disabled for helicopters.

Airbus 310-300

  • A310 Radio Stuck Broadcasting on KSNS ATIS After Departing KSFO.
  • Vertical speed knob labeled as “altitude knob” in tooltip.

Airbus A320neo (V2)

  • During testing of the A320neo, we encountered an application crash rate on console that is too high to pass certification. We need to address this issue before the A320 can ship.

Bell 407

  • Rotor weight changes.
  • Rotor brake force adjustments.
  • Rotor blade dynamics adjustments.
  • Throttle/governed RPM during startup and shutdown.
  • Engine performance changes.
  • Fuel management on the weight and balance settings.
  • Performance data on the aircraft selection screen.
  • Localization text changes.
  • FADEC tooltip.
  • Fuel Pressure gauge illumination.
  • Cold and dark state changes.
  • Checklist correction.
  • Fixed checklist AutoStart. AutoStart sequence now works.

Boeing 787-10 / Boeing 747-8i

  • General performance optimizations for consoles and some hardware configurations
  • W&B: An operational CG margin is considered now to avoid extreme CG values when loading the aircraft.
  • SIM: ATC will now know about your planned cruise altitude and will assign you a flight level accordingly.
  • CHECKLISTS: Fixed bug where checklists that only contain closed loop items would sometimes be skipped when entering the checklist page if all items are completed.
  • CHECKLISTS: Fixed flaps checklist items being completed before the flaps reached the selected position.
  • W&B: Corrected movement of the CG as fuel is burned by moving the tanks to the exact locations of those on the real plane.
  • EFB: Support clearing of the TOW field.
  • EFB: Cap the achievable MTOW at the certified limit of the plane.
  • EFB: Correct error message when current TOW exceeds the achievable MTOW.
  • EFB: Added Automatic brightness adjustment.
  • EFB: Fixed spelling errors.
  • SYSTEMS: Reserve fuel transfer will now not stop once started mid flight.
  • CDU: Fix takeoff speeds being invalidated when opening TAKEOFF REF on the copilot side

Cessna Citation CJ4

  • SIM: ATC will now know about your planned cruise altitude and will assign you a flight level accordingly

Cirrus SR22T G6

  • Completely brand-new art and model of the SR22T G6 GTS.
  • Completely reworked flight model and performance featuring:

    • CFD with book accurate performance and pilot tested handling.
    • Modern propeller system.
    • New turbo and fuel engine systems.
    • Custom ECU, engine computer, and EGT/CHT simulation.
    • Custom lean misfire, detonation, and engine failure simulations.


  • Full Perspective Plus features implemented for G1000 NXi, including:

    • Full-screen engine page with anti-ice status and fuel flow targets.
    • Full-screen fuel management page.
    • Weight and Balance page with graphical CG envelope.
    • Trip planning page with automatic and manual modes.
    • Massive suite of interactive checklists.
    • MFD destination inf-box.
    • PFD power gauge, GAGL indicator, GS and TAS.
    • Frequency loading menus on airport and waypoint inf-pages.


  • FIKI (Flight int-Known Icing) and TKS simulation.
  • Stabilized approach system with PFD alerting and monitoring for:

    • Bar-mismatch, crosswind, tailwind, flaps, lateral deviation, and vertical deviation (GS and GP).


  • Updated EIS with custom reversionary mode version.
  • Lean assist, fuel flow green band, and cyan fuel flow lean target indicators.
  • Fully modeled GCU479 Garmin Control Unit keypad with all entry modes.
  • Additional new autopilot mode support including LVL, TO, and GA.
  • Large suite of accurate CAS messages including new G1000 NXi alerts acknowledgement and menu behavior.

Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”

  • Fixed - Some instruments in cockpit are not localized in Korean in Curtiss Jenny.
  • Fixed - Livery names are not localized in liveries page.
  • Fixed - Missing/untranslated words in checklist.
  • Fixed - Some instruments in cockpit are not localized in Turkish in Curtiss Jenny.

Daher TBM 930

  • Fixed broken autopilot panel backlighting.

Douglas DC-3

  • Fixed starting engine in Multiplayer causes other DC3 engines to animate starting
  • Fixed overlapping words on the warning labels inside the cabin and on the rear cabin door. (Enhanced)
  • Fixed Radio altimeter appearing off above 400ft.
  • Classic 8-way Quick view controls fixed during flight.
  • Fixed fuel pump does not indicate fuel flow from Cold/dark until after mesh switch is engaged. (Enhanced)
  • Improved low resolution text in the Enhanced Edition cockpit. (Enhanced)
  • Fixed missing panel texture for Beacon light. (Enhanced)
  • Fixed HUD not correctly indicating state of flap.
  • Fixed Decision height/Radar altitude setting knob setting does not match panel texture.
  • Fixed fuel pump not indicating fuel flow from Cold/dark until after mesh switch is engaged.

Grumman G-21 Goose

  • AI copilot completes checklist items for you in Evaluation mode.
  • Attitude Indicator doesn’t provide pitch indications.
  • Fuel drawn from wrong tank when starting Cold & Dark.
  • Part of tooltip description for Magneto Cutoff not localized.
  • Unable to toggle “taxi light” in cockpit–must use key binding.

H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose”

  • Camera Quick views fixed
  • Engine 5-8 throttle fixed when using a gamepad

Robin DR400

  • Fix Flaps looking misaligned with the wings in neutral position.

Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”

  • Camera Quick views fixed

Wright Flyer

  • Camera Quick views fixed

World

  • Used more realistic mapping of wave lengths onto RBG values for the ozone layer scattering and the sun color, resulting in more realistic colors of the sky and the lighting in the world.


Top-Gun Maverick

  • Fix for the aircraft carrier wake in Maverick landing challenge that was missing


Peripherals

  • Various peripheral fixes
  • Pause mapping on the Occulus touch left controller switched from Y to Menu button
  • Anti Ice and Aux Fuel Pump LEDs are now working properly with Bravo Throttle Quadrant


SDK

  • Added new Coherent calls <code>SET_CRUISE_ALTITUDE</code> and <code>GET_CRUISE_ALTITUDE</code> to get/set the planned cruise altitude the in game ATC knows about.
  • Fixed crash when “positive_g_limit_flaps_up” parameter is present in section in flight_model.cfg, but one of the parameters: “positive_g_limit_flaps_down” or “negative_g_limit_flaps_up” or “negative_g_limit_flaps_down” is missing. See SDK for details.
  • More parameters have been added to the “” section of the “camera.cfg” file to control the behavior of the external camera (“external_camera_distance”, “external_camera_follows_heading”, “external_camera_follows_velocity”). See SDK for details.
  • Several features have been added and bugs have been fixed for the skid-type landing gear, which can now be retractable. See SDK for details.
  • Added “set_max_compression” and “spring_exponential_fix” parameters to the “” section of the “flight_model.cfg” file. See SDK for details.

Devmode

  • Debug old: option to disable 30Km mesh display limit
  • “Exponential Constant” parameter is added to the Contact Point serialization (it was missed)
  • Aircraft debug windows stability was improved
  • Fixed context setting of Material Editor when opening Scenery Editor
  • Added Interactive Points state initialization via .FLT files
  • The “gear_locked_on_ground” parameter in the section of the “flight_model.cfg” file now works for SKI and SKID type retractable landing gear.
  • Fixed random crash when exiting the game with DevMode open
  • AssetReload: Reload gltf lod min size
  • Fixed some scenery option not applied during multiple selection
  • Add SpeakerFullName in DialogAction
  • Improved linear memory size formatting in WASM Debug window

SimConnect

  • SimConnect Input Events function can now be used while devmode is disabled
  • SimConnect Input Events shouldn’t crash the sim after going back to main menu (or restarting a flight)
  • Ident and region are now two separate fields while requesting Facilities
  • New Data are available through NavData API (Pavement, Vasi, Approach Lights)

SimVars

  • Added simvars AIRCRAFT_AGL and AIRCRAFT_ALTITUDE_ABOVE_OBSTACLES
    Aircraft editor
  • Added an option to delete a parameter from the cfg file, or to reset it to its default value
  • Added rotation Gizmo
  • Added new parameters
  • Added expert Mode to the editor. Expert Mode eliminate all constraint on the editor regarding conditional fields, required parameters or array sizes. Only already existing parameters and modified parameters are saved. This mode allows for greater flexibility of the editor but require more knowledge on how to configure an aircraft.
  • Made NdArrays more flexible, avoid writing too much data per line.
  • Fixed ctrl+f focus that would not focus parameters properly
  • Fixed unwanted or incorrect changes when saving a file in the editor

Visual Effects Editor

  • Fixed visual effect instances not being properly stopped and restarted when the Visual Effects Editor is closed
  • New fixed orientation feature
  • New nodes: Abs, Sin, Cos

WASM

  • Fix clipping modes (intersect, complement and Xor) for GDI+ API
  • Fix an error in the dependencies of the VFX Aircraft Sample (and rename the sample from “SampleWasmModule” to “VfxWasmModule”)
  • Fix a bug in CommBus API that cause first registration of an event in Wasm to be ignored
  • CommBus : When register an event in Wasm the triplet can be registered only one time per module
  • CommBus : New function added in Wasm : fsCommBusUnregisterOneEvent
  • CommBus : In JS a CommBusListener has been added


The release of Sim Update 14 is imminent, with a scheduled launch date of Tuesday, December 5! Earlier this week, we released a new SU_14 beta build (1.35.19.0) to volunteer testers. Among the highlights of this new build is the addition of a re-vamped Cirrus SR22T G6 from Working Title! You can read the full release notes of this pre-release test build on our forums here.

Earlier today, we released an update for Local Legend III: Dornier Do J Wal. The release notes are on our forums here, and a new PDF manual is available on our Aircraft Manuals page here.

Yesterday, we hosted another Developer Livestream! Our panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial answered many questions from the community and previewed some upcoming new features and enhancements to Microsoft Flight Simulator including improved ground handling, the World Hub, City Update V, Famous Flyer 8: Cessna 207, and World Update XVI: Caribbean! In case you missed it, you can watch the full video on our YouTube channel below. For those who prefer a written transcript, it is available on our forums here.



- MSFS Team

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