View Full Version : Coming Soon! Massive Title Update!

June 15th, 2012, 15:21
With no "editoral" here is today's announcement from MSGS regarding Flight!

With the release of the Alaska Wilderness Expansion DLC on the horizon, we’d like to share some of the changes we’ve made to core elements of Microsoft Flight, as well as some bug fixes.

New Features and Functionality

New hardware-related functionality

Added support for TrackIR

Added support for axis-based brake control devices

Added settings specific to Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware

New Hangar Marketplace UI

Added details page for Marketplace items
Improved user experience for downloading multiple pieces of DLC
Added locked/unlocked livery sorting

Map improvements

Added globe icon to Main Menu for region selection
Adjusted map displays for areas with high airport concentration
Added region-based filtering for Aerocaches

Improved error reporting

Added features which allow for more robust error reports from end users

New UI Features

Added “Glance” command; when R key is pressed and held, allows player to look toward the closest Point of Interest Marker

New Environment Features and Improvements

Added two new weather themes: Heavy Weather and Mixed Weather
Added new in-cloud effects
Adjusted coloration of clouds at higher densities to be more realistic
Adjusted cloud randomization

Bug Fixes

Reduced load times across the board
Adjusted “Skip to Waypoint” feature: players no longer spawn inside intervening terrain pieces
Fixed issues with double-byte languages (Korean, Japanese & Chinese)

Fixed issue causing in-cockpit tooltips to display incorrectly
Fixed issue preventing planes from appearing in Hangar after selecting a job from the Job Board

Fixed graphics issues

Fixed issues in fog layer and cirrus cloud rendering
Adjusted reflections to be more realistic (no more giant plane reflections)
Fixed vegetation flickering issues
Fixed banyan tree rendering
Fixed crash that occurred for some users when changing graphics settings during cut scenes
Improved in-flight terrain textures for users with Vertical Sync enabled

Addressed multiple Games for Windows – LIVE related issues which can cause Microsoft Flight to crash
Addressed multiple issues causing Windows Vista users to experience a crash after completing a mission or challenge
Fixed multiplayer issues

Reduced bandwidth consumed during multiplayer sessions
Fixed error experienced by final users to join multiplayer sessions
Fixed multiple crashes that occur during multiplayer sessions
Reduced choppiness in rendering other users’ planes during multiplayer

https://news.microso...atch-notes.aspx (https://news.microsoftflight.com/blogs/news/archive/2012/06/15/upcoming-title-update-patch-notes.aspx)

June 15th, 2012, 22:56
Shame, I needed the HD space and uninstalled it today.

June 16th, 2012, 04:34
So, how did they get it so wrong?

June 17th, 2012, 06:29
Glad TrackIR will work!

June 17th, 2012, 10:43
It's encouraging to see that they seem to be responding to user feedback (TrackIR and differential braking). So many "simmers" felt abandoned in favor of "gamers," maybe this is an attempt by MS to show that they want to enhance the simulator aspects of FLIGHT. I keep hoping that as the franchise developes they are able to build a system that can be tailored to the users' tastes, that is, a game for gamers and a sim for simmers.

June 21st, 2012, 20:17
The title update is out. I'm downloading it now. (Just start Flight, sign into LIVE, and it will prompt you to update.)

Be warned... It takes quite a while.

Dain Arns
June 22nd, 2012, 13:28
Well, the TrackIR update helped a lot.
It's enjoyable landing the Stearman. Now.
Glad they switched music too, see they are trying to promote the 'Alaska' release.

I try to like this product, I really do.
But so many things continue to disappoint.

'Flight' still forgets peripheral assignments, pain to have to assign 'toe brakes' everytime I go out.

For the love of God, Microsoft, PLEASE stop selling addon planes without cockpits.
And need a Helicopter, with cockpit, to do these areocaches.
Tired of the only option being to crash into the area of the markers.

And please, PLEASE add some AI traffic, ground and air! I hate flying over this dead Hawaii.

June 22nd, 2012, 14:00
And need a Helicopter, with cockpit, to do these areocaches.
Tired of the only option being to crash into the area of the markers.
Apparently one of the Flight users on the CBFS forum discovered that you can land your aircraft nearby and then walk to the aerocache and collect it that way.

Dain Arns
June 22nd, 2012, 16:28
Only ones I have left are those waterfalls in the steep canyons on Kauai.
Guess I could try jumping off the cliffs. :wavey:

But the point is, still, need, helicopter.
With a cockpit. LOL. :icon_lol:

EDIT: It works, but you can run up and down cliffs like a mountain goat.
Kinda defeats the purpose of an "aero"cache, in you know what I mean.... :kilroy:

June 23rd, 2012, 13:04
They didn't fix the pov switch (or make it reversable) and the self shadowing is still rubbish. Nothing fixed that I wanted.

June 24th, 2012, 04:52
Talking about massive upgrades, if I understood correctly, MS will bundle Carbon Cub with Alaska package. And surprise surprise it does not have VC.

Dain Arns
June 24th, 2012, 05:08
Talking about massive upgrades, if I understood correctly, MS will bundle Carbon Cub with Alaska package. And surprise surprise it does not have VC.

Well, RUMOR at the other sites is that there may be a 'Deluxe' version of the Carbon Cub, you have to pay extra for that version with the VC.
I think its pure speculation because they released an update with TrackIR support first.

However I HOPE it is true, as IMHO the continued releasing of 'Basic' aircraft has really killed customer enthusiasm for 'Flight'. (I'm writing this for the Flight development team's benefit HINT HINT).
They release the Carbon Cub as 'Basic' only will probably kill 'Flight' for those who still had a glimmer of hope for the product, even with the Alaska scenery release.
I personally couldn't see any reason to buy Alaska if it only comes with yet another 'Basic' aircraft only.
Furthermore, they REALLY need something larger, like a Cessna Caravan. With a VC.