Microsoft Flight Simulator gets major stability updates

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
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Microsoft Flight SImulator update

FMicrosoft‘s Flight Simulator has been around for 2 weeks now and has garnered widespread recognition both for its complexity and how amazing it is and for the severe issues that have haunted it since launch.

Apparently, Microsoft learned from the mistakes of the past and have finally released the first round of major updates for the game, promising an end to the long-standing issues that plagued it.

Microsoft Flight Simulator just got a lot more stable

According to the official patch notes, here are the major changes that users should see once they update their game client:

  1. Stability issues
    1. The title will no longer crash when different input devices/peripherals are disconnected
    2. The title will no longer crash when the TBM 930 package is deleted
  2. Installation issues
    1. The install process will no longer be blocked after a partial decompression of a package
    2. The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters
    3. The install process will no longer be blocked after a failed connection to servers
    4. The install process will no longer display an empty onboarding screen under certain conditions
    5. The title will download a critical missing/deleted package to access the main menu even if the save data preference is set to offline (when an internet connection is available)
  3. Content Manager
    1. The title will no longer automatically download packages that have been deleted through the content manager
    2. The content manager will no longer get stuck in an infinite loading state when checked offline
    3. The Creator name of the packages should now be properly updated
  4. SIMConnect
    • Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience
  5. Optimization
    • The performance of the title has been improved when the Display nameplate option is set to active
  6. Marketplace
    • The correct currency is now properly updated in the marketplace

While the fixes and improvements are indeed quite significant, the main focus of most users was probably the stability and installations issue mentioned earlier, as many have been unable to play the game entirely.

Thankfully enough, Microsoft announced that the patch will be available within 7 days of the patch note’s posting, so worst-case scenario users will only going to get it by the 3rd of September.

Applying the patch will be no big deal, as a simple relaunch of the game will trigger the automatic update system.

Also, remember that this game can also be downloaded via Steam and not just the Microsoft Store, so choose your preferred platform.

However, those of you that cannot wait can always opt to test out the Alpha builds that are released a day before the live patches, so make sure to check that out as well.

If you don’t know how to get the latest Alpha builds, simply follow these steps and you’ll be there.

Are you excited about the latest fixes brought to Microsoft Flight Simulator? Let us know what other issues they should be addressing by leaving us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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