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    A Naive Question.

    This might be a case of personal preferences but I'd be interested to know which vendor of MSFS is better, MS or Steam?
    I dislike dealing with MS directly but Steam has a few negative points IMHO.
    Answers will be highly appreciated.
    TIA
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

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    I bought the Premium Deluxe version direct from MS and have had no problems. The Steam version installs the Steam client (if you don't have it already) which then links to to the MS version anyway. Quite a few people have had problems downloading updates with the Steam client not linking properly to the MS servers at times.

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    Thanks Tiger, you've moved me in the direction I was thinking of and I can purchase the same as you from MS Australia.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

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    I bought it directly from MS and have zero issues 7+ months in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat666 View Post
    This might be a case of personal preferences but I'd be interested to know which vendor of MSFS is better, MS or Steam?
    I dislike dealing with MS directly but Steam has a few negative points IMHO.
    Answers will be highly appreciated.
    TIA
    Completely stable and reliable from MS. Always use Add-ons Linker, easy to remove and replace stuff.

    G

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    Purchased mine via the MS Store since I don't have a Steam account. Installed in the default location, and I'm glad I did that too. Turns out that some updates don't reload your entire hangar if you install to a custom location. It's not that big a deal to go back to the Content Manager to get them, but it's nice to save that step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clayton View Post
    Purchased mine via the MS Store since I don't have a Steam account. Installed in the default location, and I'm glad I did that too. Turns out that some updates don't reload your entire hangar if you install to a custom location. It's not that big a deal to go back to the Content Manager to get them, but it's nice to save that step.
    Tom, I've seen you state that before but its not necessarily true for everyone.
    I bought my copy through the MS store too and installed it to a custom location and have never had to redownload anything after an update.
    I have no idea why you have that happen and I don't, it may be a system specific thing.
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    You are correct that it doesn't happen to everyone, but it is a distinct possibility. I supposed I should have stated that more clearly. I do know that every time there's a sim update (not a world update), the number of "I only have two planes in my hangar" threads that get locked is hilarious, so it does happen often enough to warrant a mention.

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    Thank's to all for your very helpful advice, most appreciated.
    I'll go with the MS store, while I have almost all my Race Sims via Steam I think is wise to stick with the majority.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

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