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YoYo
August 26th, 2020, 07:29
Topic for info about incoming patches.

The first.... Tomorrow :wavey::


"The team is currently working hard to provide a patch update to address issues that have been recently reported. Expect a release date for the patch in our August 27th update."

centuryseries
August 26th, 2020, 08:09
Topic for info about incoming patches.

The first.... Tomorrow :wavey::

Info about the patch date tomorrow, not the patch itself unless we're lucky!

Bomber_12th
August 26th, 2020, 08:10
Also, here is the latest Development Roadmap that was posted last month. Note that the free "World Update" series begins next month, or at least an introduction to it. These will be released every 2-3 months (separate from the free Sim Updates which will also be released every 2-3 months on an opposing/opposite schedule I believe) and will focus on specific regions at a time, injecting the latest Bing aerials/data, more hand-crafted airports, more POI's (unique hand-modeled landmarks), and more landing challenges and planned flight/trips, all for within each specific region at a time. As can also be seen here, the next Development Roadmap will be released next month as well.

https://msfs-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DR-v4.02.jpg

Bomber_12th
August 26th, 2020, 08:12
There should also be some news soon about the NDA-bound beta program that will be starting up again to test future updates and new content outside of the release version.

StormILM
August 26th, 2020, 11:57
I hope they update the flight dynamics thrust/drag on the jets as they need it badly and from the looks if it, we're not going to have any major addon aircraft until at least late winter/spring of 21.

FlyingsCool
August 26th, 2020, 12:13
I hope they update the flight dynamics thrust/drag on the jets as they need it badly and from the looks if it, we're not going to have any major addon aircraft until at least late winter/spring of 21.

What makes you say that about major addon aircraft? I've seen tons of 3rd party addon aircraft in the works, which I imagine we will start seeing be released within 2 or 3 months (upgrades of freeware FSX aircraft, so not study level, but I'd be happy). And we know 3rd party more major aircraft are in the works. It seems there are planned additions to the SDK and 3rd party support continuously going forward.

What's a "major addon" aircraft?, what in the above chart says that we won't see any?

Not doubting you have logic behind your statement, just asking.

As far as jets, is the flight dynamics change you're imagining in the base system, so no jet will ever work properly until they fix it? or is it some tweaking of the flight model for the individual aircraft that could be fixed through the SDK?

warchild
August 26th, 2020, 12:58
ya know what I'd like?? I'd like my throttles to move when i push them forward, not three seconds later, not after I've moved them half way no. I want the throttles to move when I push them. I dont think thats a lot to ask.

StormILM
August 26th, 2020, 13:06
What makes you say that about major addon aircraft? I've seen tons of 3rd party addon aircraft in the works, which I imagine we will start seeing be released within 2 or 3 months (upgrades of freeware FSX aircraft, so not study level, but I'd be happy). And we know 3rd party more major aircraft are in the works. It seems there are planned additions to the SDK and 3rd party support continuously going forward.

What's a "major addon" aircraft?, what in the above chart says that we won't see any?

Not doubting you have logic behind your statement, just asking.

As far as jets, is the flight dynamics change you're imagining in the base system, so no jet will ever work properly until they fix it? or is it some tweaking of the flight model for the individual aircraft that could be fixed through the SDK?

I looked at the major addon builders current WIP roadmap and at the earliest, it will be next year between late winter to spring before the PMDG 737NG3 comes out. There are a number of Devs that may push their developments back until this time or late 2021 due to the fact that the SDK is not complete yet (or released in current unfinished form). As far as the jets are concerned, the thrust/drag tables are way off, way too much acceleration for average loads but there are other aspects of the flight dynamics that are said to need adjusting as well. I wish I could go in and adjust the Thrust/Drag settings on my own but see no way to do that as of yet.

Alan_A
August 26th, 2020, 15:44
ya know what I'd like?? I'd like my throttles to move when i push them forward, not three seconds later, not after I've moved them half way no. I want the throttles to move when I push them. I dont think thats a lot to ask.

Couple of things.

First, make sure your throttles are assigned to "Axis Throttle [number]," not to "Throttle." If you don't use the Axis assignment, the sim reads your hardware as if it was a button - off 'til halfway, then on.

Second... or if you're already using an Axis assignment... check the sensitivity settings. There's a sensitivity button on the left side of the controls interface. A straight linear setting (0% sensitivity) and zero null zone works best for power and mixture settings - but they may not be set that way by default. What you're describing could be the result of a negative curve - very little response, then a lot as you get toward the end of travel.

The sensitivity settings could use some fine tuning and the controls dialogue isn't well designed, so it can be a bit of a struggle.

If none of this works - then let us know what throttle hardware you're using. Most are working OK but some have had problems.

Hope this is helpful.

Tom Clayton
August 26th, 2020, 17:40
I've noticed that Throttle and Mixture have a maximum travel rate, but the Prop will move as fast as I can dial the knob on my X-52. I just think of it as preventing engine stress... :pop4:

YoYo
August 28th, 2020, 06:45
The first patch in next week:

https://fselite.net/news/msfs-august-27th-development-update/




PATCH NOTES
STABILITY ISSUES

The title will no longer crash when different input devices/peripherals are disconnected
The title will no longer crash when the TBM 930 package is deleted



INSTALLATION ISSUES

The install process will no longer be blocked after a partial decompression of a package
The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters
The install process will no longer be blocked after a failed connection to servers
The install process will no longer display an empty onboarding screen under certain conditions
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)



CONTENT MANAGER

The title will no longer automatically download packages that have been deleted through the content manager
The content manager will no longer get stuck in an infinite loading state when checked offline
The Creator name of the packages should now be properly updated



SIMCONNECT

Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience



OPTIMIZATION

The performance of the title has been improved when the Display name plate option is set to active



MARKETPLACE

The correct currency is now properly updated in the marketplace

XLR8
August 28th, 2020, 09:11
I thought I read that the turbulence was being addressed.

YoYo
August 28th, 2020, 09:45
I dont see model improvment on the list. Hmmm.
Few tested planes have bugs (not working gauges for example, like this yellow Zlin / Cub - CHT gauge).

Bomber_12th
August 28th, 2020, 10:17
There are going to be monthly "Sim Updates", as they will be referred to as, to correct things like that and more, released every 2-3 months (in addition to the "World Updates" also to be released every 2-3 months (not on the same schedule)), but this isn't one of those. This current patch is just for the immediate big issues at the moment plaguing some with regard to installation and stability.

jmig
August 28th, 2020, 14:29
The first patch in next week:

https://fselite.net/news/msfs-august-27th-development-update/

The only one of these update that is of interest to me is the sim-connect. Now, maybe I will be able to use FSUIPC7 without becoming a pretty slideshow.

YoYo
September 10th, 2020, 21:32
Dev update 10.09. The second patch we will recive in the next 10 days:

https://www.flightsimulator.com/september-10th-2020-development-update/?fbclid=IwAR0oepuRJJzwotPvKvAa1X-9zdhO3P21CMuPybSArbQs4E7uAC0OWc6MOAA .

Bomber_12th
September 11th, 2020, 05:38
This next patch, which will be released within the next 9 days, is the one that many people have been waiting to see.

PATCH #2 HIGHLIGHTS (full patch notes will be released with the patch)



Performance improvements
ATC updates
UI updates
Aerodynamic updates
Aircraft updates
Cockpit visuals and animation updates
General aviation system updates
General aviation avionic updated
Airliner system updates
Airliner avionic updates
Live Weather updates – (e.g. 225/3kt wind fixed, persistency fixed, etc.)
Upgraded multiplayer servers
Marketplace updates
Content Manager updates
Localization updates
Accessibility updates
Camera updates
Bush Trip updates (e.g. completion trigger fixed/Completionist achievement fixed)
World updates


Ahead of this patch, I'm going to make sure to put all of my Community folder addons in a separate/temporary folder first, and then see what things look like stock, before bringing addons back in again. The aircraft.cfg files for all of the aircraft repaints will need updating with the latest aircraft.cfg files/info that may be updated/improved with this patch.

This of course is just one patch/update - they're planning on releasing at least one meaningful content update each month for the foreseeable future (including sim updates and world updates).

Also worth posting this here, from the September 3rd Dev Update, which also mentions some of the items being addressed in this next patch/update.

https://msfs-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FS-09.03.jpg

Bomber_12th
September 11th, 2020, 06:36
BTW, for anyone who may not know this already, Asobo/Microsoft are working on developing what they call "World 2.0" for this sim, which we will see in the form of the free "World Updates" which will be released every 2-3 months. According to the head of MSFS, Jorg Neumann, they have been actively working on collecting new aerial imagery and data of the northern hemisphere of the globe (during this past summer season) to be injected into Bing and to be processed into MSFS. I imagine the same will be repeated for the southern hemisphere likely early in the coming year. Each free World Update will concentrate on just one region at a time, and will be a package featuring the latest aerials and data from Bing, new hand-crafted airports within that specific region, new hand-modeled POI's (points of interest) within that specific region, and new landing challenges and planned flying trips for that specific region. The goal is to eventually cover each part of the world with these updates, and to give a particular focus to each region of the world at a time.

There are a few interviews where this has been covered, but this is probably as good as them all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rl_onmgoV8&feature=youtu.be&t=3002

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rl_onmgoV8&feature=youtu.be&t=3002)With everything Asobo/MS are doing for this sim, and evidently some even bigger things that they aren't able to talk about yet, there's no way "the dust is going to settle" with this sim. We're just seeing the beginning here.

FlyingsCool
September 11th, 2020, 07:11
BTW, for anyone who may not know this already, Asobo/Microsoft are working on developing what they call "World 2.0" for this sim, which we will see in the form of the free "World Updates" which will be released every 2-3 months. According to the head of MSFS, Jorg Neumann, they have been actively working on collecting new aerial imagery and data of the northern hemisphere of the globe (during this past summer season) to be injected into Bing and to be processed into MSFS. I imagine the same will be repeated for the southern hemisphere likely early in the coming year. Each free World Update will concentrate on just one region at a time, and will be a package featuring the latest aerials and data from Bing, new hand-crafted airports within that specific region, new hand-modeled POI's (points of interest) within that specific region, and new landing challenges and planned flying trips for that specific region. The goal is to eventually cover each part of the world with these updates, and to give a particular focus to each region of the world at a time.

There are a few interviews where this has been covered, but this is probably as good as them all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rl_onmgoV8&feature=youtu.be&t=3002

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rl_onmgoV8&feature=youtu.be&t=3002)With everything Asobo/MS are doing for this sim, and evidently some even bigger things that they aren't able to talk about yet, there's no way "the dust is going to settle" with this sim. We're just seeing the beginning here.

And I hope the record number of users has injected quite a bit of support for Asobo from Microsoft as well. I'm so happy the reception has been so great!
And that the developer community has jumped in the deep end with both feet so well, too!

It's like all our dreams came true. :)

YoYo
September 29th, 2020, 08:45
v1.9.3.0

The new update is ready for download (+ Japan).


How to get the Japan Update:

- Log into the Microsoft Store or Steam and check for updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Make sure you install the latest update (1.9.3).
- After you launch the sim, you can press ALT+ENTER and look at your title bar to check to make sure you have the latest version.
- An automatic update around ~9 GB will begin to complete the 1.9.3 installation.
-Once MSFS is updated (v1.9.3.0), visit the Marketplace to download the Japan content bundle


http://youtu.be/nalJaTmv-TY

YoYo
October 4th, 2020, 22:28
Q&A about next patches (few very good news):


http://youtu.be/FZ_ODML7IQc
btw. next big update of scenery (like it was for Japan) - USA :wavey:.

YoYo
October 8th, 2020, 23:16
8th dev. update:
https://www.flightsimulator.com/october-8th-2020-development-update/?fbclid=IwAR0oaCchlaqAYdkCI14XuQ6uGjsVLMz7w6lBY6Dy Wo7QDjZEt7gEMw4PFCo

The new patches 15 and 29.10.2020:

https://msfs-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DR-10.8.jpg

Bomber_12th
October 9th, 2020, 05:44
According to the DR released yesterday: https://www.flightsimulator.com/october-8th-2020-development-update/

The next patch (#4) is due for release next week on Tuesday, October 13th, which will include:


Bug fixes (VFR Map, Avionics black screen, etc.)
Navigation data updates
UI updates
Aerodynamics updates
Activity updates
Marketplace updates
World updates

Tom Clayton
October 9th, 2020, 07:56
The "Press Any Key To Start" issue on the wishlist is labeled "Fixed." I guess I won't be seeing my replacement video of the young ladies frolicking around with bush planes anymore. :sorrow:

BananaBob
October 9th, 2020, 14:43
The "Press Any Key To Start" issue on the wishlist is labeled "Fixed." I guess I won't be seeing my replacement video of the young ladies frolicking around with bush planes anymore. :sorrow:

That is a travesty my friend an utter travesty! :biggrin-new:

Tom Clayton
October 9th, 2020, 18:59
It's honestly a very mild PG-13, but definitely more interesting that just in-sim footage. I found it on Vimeo (search Girls and Planes), then used another website that converts the html video to a downloadable mp4. Then I ran that through Movie Maker to delete the audio, renamed it, changed the extension on the original to .bak, and dropped it into the folder. The video's really just an ad for some Russian Facebook wannabe, but I really don't care about that. The only time you see that is at the very end.

YoYo
October 9th, 2020, 22:05
The "Press Any Key To Start" issue on the wishlist is labeled "Fixed." I guess I won't be seeing my replacement video of the young ladies frolicking around with bush planes anymore. :sorrow:

I hope so! This video is nice (to see 1-2 times) but its waste of time...

btw. What is good I see a lot of updates of SDK (according plans), so maybe more 3th party addons for MSFS finally... (till now we have only 2 planes from Carenado, 1 Bird Dog of BBS and this (poor?) Kitfox) :sorrow: .

modelr
October 11th, 2020, 08:57
v1.9.3.0

The new update is ready for download (+ Japan).




http://youtu.be/nalJaTmv-TY


How to get the update???? Mine is v1.8.3.0, MS Store AND app show NO new updates, my ingame store shows the JAPAN World update owned and downloaded, but NOT installed. I have a lot of updates in Content Manager shown as downloaded but NOT installed. :banghead::banghead::banghead:

I keep trying the sign out trick, but it does not take. I sign out, shutdown MSFS, reboot computer, restart MSFS, and I'm still logged in!

I checked the MSFS forums, but could find nothing on my problem. (Wrong search criteria???) Running WIN 10 v2004, build v19041.508. Is this the latest?

Tom Clayton
October 11th, 2020, 19:21
Don - if you got your game through the MS Store, go back there and let it check for updates. It'll do a small update there, then when you launch the sim, it'll do the big one. Once 1930 is in, then Japan will be in the Marketplace as a free "purchase." With Steam or XBox, I'm not sure how to get the 1930 patch. The Japan package requires it though.

Edit - just re-read. Not sure why you're not getting the update. Make sure you use the MS Store app in Win 10, and not the store website. Also make sure you're logged in.

modelr
October 12th, 2020, 17:50
Tom, I tried everything both you and John Terrill suggested, none worked. Finally, I just uninstalled using the Windows uninstaller. Guess what, this uninstaller does NOT remove ANY content. It just removes the necessary files to start the program. Anyway, I reinstalled from the store using the Windows10 Store App. Primary download is done, and after starting the program, it is presently downloading the main content. Also, the version is now 1.9.3.0. After installation finishes, will see if all my prior purchases are still available, or if they need reinstalling. Will have to wait till tomorrow to see what happens.

YoYo
October 13th, 2020, 07:18
1.9.5.0. out! Its about 0,6 Gb for download, for installation 2,41Gb.


RELEASE NOTES 1.9.5.0

PLANES

-The VFR map should no longer crash the title during a flight
-Avionic screens or buttons in the cockpit should no longer be turned off randomly (ghost cockpit)
-Crashes related to the use of the Smart cam have been fixed

AIRPORTS

-Navblue navigation data has been updated

UI

-Version history is now properly displayed in the Marketplace and Content manager
-The multiple simultaneous downloads in the content manager are better handled to prevent crashes or freezes
-The packages downloaded through the content manager should now be correctly loaded without requiring a reboot of the title
-The airport icons in the world map have been slightly modified

AERODYNAMICS

-Auto Pilot pitch oscillation has been reduced on some planes

ACTIVITY

-Multiplayer has been deactivated in the Japan Discovery Flight

MARKETPLACE

-Quality of life updates for the marketplace

WORLD

-Autogen buildings height has been reviewed
-TIN luminance (Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, Yokohama)

https://www.flightsimulator.com/release-notes-1-9-5-0-is-now-available/

YoYo
October 13th, 2020, 08:45
New speed of tranasfers is amazing:

http://i.imgur.com/D9ShAGRl.jpg (https://imgur.com/D9ShAGR)

Tom Clayton
October 13th, 2020, 14:46
New speed of tranasfers is amazing...

I wish Spectrum would give me that. I was averaging 60-70 through the entire process.

Tom Clayton
October 13th, 2020, 14:59
My "Press Any Key To Start" is still there. I thought they were doing away with it?

FlyingsCool
October 13th, 2020, 19:28
My "Press Any Key To Start" is still there. I thought they were doing away with it?

I have a feeling that this is more of a hotfix than an update (hence, it's 1.9.5). In the video, I thought they said they'd be releasing the USA World Update on the 13th. No sign of that, so I think not everything they've finished made it in this release?

YoYo
October 13th, 2020, 20:15
My "Press Any Key To Start" is still there. I thought they were doing away with it?

I have still it too. I noticed also problem with save, when I load it (new save of 1.9.5.0.) = CTD, Iíll try it again.

YoYo
October 13th, 2020, 21:55
Ok, again CTD when you load save file in 1.9.5.0.
If you noticed the same you can vote it here https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/save-file-1-9-5-0-when-you-load-ctd/301270 .

FlyingsCool
October 14th, 2020, 06:33
Is anyone else having an issue accessing the Content Manager since the update? I just get a spinny thingy, it never loads. No crash though.

Edit: Found the fix: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/cant-access-content-manager-1-9-5/300602/6
(https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/cant-access-content-manager-1-9-5/300602/6)
Basically, the json reader of the Manifest.json is less tolerant of bad syntax now. :culpability:

Edit 2: There's a missing comma at the top of the C152X Manifest.json in the dependencies section

Bomber_12th
October 14th, 2020, 07:46
The major World Updates, like Japan, are only going to be released every 2-3 months. Asobo has said that the USA World Update will be launched later this year (I wouldn't expect it until probably late December).

YoYo
October 15th, 2020, 21:05
October 15th, Dev.Update:

https://www.flightsimulator.com/october-15th-2020-development-update/?fbclid=IwAR0dHO7AGZPLg0F4VA3L_mKRrbrvrVV1iEj5TyUT WIE7CJz_dHdQFWRsHDs .


Unfortunately due to an oversight on our end (yes we are human) we inadvertently posted the wrong date for the “Press Any Key To Continue” change on the previous weeks Feedback Snapshot. As such this change did not go live in this update but instead will go out with Update 5 as we had originally intended.


https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https://pics.me.me/thumb_press-any-key-y-to-start-where-is-the-any-39128943.png&f=1&nofb=1

:biggrin-new:

modelr
October 16th, 2020, 05:30
I want to know how all of you were notified by your sim about the update. I had to completely uninstall 1.8.3.0 and reinstall from the store to get the 1.9.3.0 update. Then, the download would not install to my original installation location. After two nights of attempting to get the 1.9.5.0 update, unsuccessfully, I made two short night flights, in areas I know. My in cockpit camera is now a snapback camera, with limited movement, and cannot be changed. I tried redownloading, but am not given the ability in the store, without uninstalling, AGAIN. Losing faith in this sim, fast.

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

YoYo
October 16th, 2020, 05:45
I want to know how all of you were notified by your sim about the update...

When I lunched the sim - it every time checks updates, if it present (the new update) the sim doesnt run further but you have info about waiting update for installation. Maybe you blocked something in your Internet?

Tom Clayton
October 16th, 2020, 07:47
My in cockpit camera is now a snapback camera, with limited movement, and cannot be changed.

Check your camera settings. This is my in-cockpit section.

FlyingsCool
October 16th, 2020, 08:25
I want to know how all of you were notified by your sim about the update. I had to completely uninstall 1.8.3.0 and reinstall from the store to get the 1.9.3.0 update. Then, the download would not install to my original installation location. After two nights of attempting to get the 1.9.5.0 update, unsuccessfully, I made two short night flights, in areas I know. My in cockpit camera is now a snapback camera, with limited movement, and cannot be changed. I tried redownloading, but am not given the ability in the store, without uninstalling, AGAIN. Losing faith in this sim, fast.

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

With the Microsoft Store version, you have to go to the Microsoft Store when an update is released first.

I opened Microsoft Store, and I had to wait several minutes for it to change from "Play" to a little teeny |> arrow button with no explanation in the ribbon under the picture. When I pressed it, it installed a small update. Then, when I went into the game, it downloaded the update.

Wouldn't let me start the game without doing the Microsoft Store step first, but it did notify me to do that.

Tom Clayton
October 16th, 2020, 10:07
With the last two updates, there was no indication in the Store app that an update was happening, but I have the sim pinned in my Start menu, so when I went there I almost immediately saw that icon was dark with the mini progress bar. When the first (?) patch came out, I opened the Store app and didn't see anything. I closed it, thought of something else to look at, reopened the Store app, and it showed the initial update in progress.

modelr
October 16th, 2020, 10:51
Tom, YoYo and Flyscool, thanks for your replies, but mine's not doing any of those. The first update, to 1.8.3.0 did exactly as it was supposed to do. All updates occurred exactly as stated by each of you, with very little interaction on my part. Since then, my head has pounded a pretty good sized dent in my old lathe and plaster wall behind my chair. None of the number of steps suggested before work. Nor has any of the suggestions on the Microsoft forums. My next step is a complete uninstall and then a complete search and destroy throughout my computer and 6 HHD/SSDs. Then try an entirely new install from the store again.


Tom, those are the same settings I have for my cockpit camera. It worked great in v1.8.3.0. My external still works properly. When I did the first uninstall/reinstall to get to 1.9.3.0, it occurred very quickly, and must have kept all my configs, as the settings remained for all my controls and graphics. But now, the cockpit camera pans with the POV button, but does not have full movement. It moves only within the limits of the "instrument" views, and snaps back to forward view when POV released. zoom works properly with mouse wheel, but attempting to operate any switch/button is nearly impossible, as the view jiggles a lot when held. Also, it will not stop at an intermediate point, only at full range within the "instrument" views. I can pick the individual instrument views, and successfully operate the buttons in them, but cannot look beyond those views, even in free movement. I've tried about 60% of the different camera settings/types/movements, and none of them have been the original "default" camera. As for the Drone, I can't figure that one out at all, but I digress.

Sorry to vent, things just not going smoothly in a lot of different things. I'll keep trying. I will get through this. Hopefully before I have to repair the hole in the wall. :mixed-smiley-027:

Tom Clayton
October 16th, 2020, 11:27
The only thing I can think of then would be to reset your control bindings to default and delete any stored configurations. Maybe then you can start over.

When I was the FS9 moderator, I could tell you the function of just about every single file in the install. Here, I'm still learning along with everyone else!

modelr
October 16th, 2020, 14:50
Check your camera settings. This is my in-cockpit section.


OOPS, I was wrong on my camera settings. My freelook reset was set to auto.

Still won't find the update.

Tom Clayton
October 16th, 2020, 16:16
At least it's progress.

modelr
October 16th, 2020, 18:20
At least it's progress.

Yes, it is. I still can't get the 1.9.5.0 update, but 1.9.3.0 seems to be working fine, now. Just finished my longest flight since installing, 1:34:40, Sedona to Davis Monthan AFB, in the Cirrus SR-22, and then trying the two landing challenges flown in the Cessna 172. No problems. Gonna stay with what works, for now.

YoYo
October 22nd, 2020, 22:10
October 22nd news update:
https://www.flightsimulator.com/october-22nd-2020-development-update/

VR (WMR) very soon!


http://youtu.be/1EZ1Sxbfxls

https://msfs-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DR-10.22.jpg

BananaBob
October 22nd, 2020, 22:30
YoYo, what's flying in VR like? Do you just wear a headset and use your flight controls as normal? What VR setup do you recommend?

YoYo
October 23rd, 2020, 01:44
YoYo, what's flying in VR like? Do you just wear a headset and use your flight controls as normal? What VR setup do you recommend?

Here you have a little more about my opinion about VR (in P3D corner): https://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/118109-VR-impressions-with-P3D-v4-5-(this-is-really-wow-for-me!) . I fly VR only from 2019 October in principle (excpet MSFS for sure). Its a totaly new kind of "home" flying adventure. I don't like a flat, boring monitor now ;). About setup you have in my signature, and here how it looks (what I did for VR flying, most comabt planes / sims). It's quite important to keep everything within reach. I use HP Reverb G1 revision2 (it offers the best resolution on the market and good performance but it isnt still monitor quality, maybe next 2 years..., but it's already acceptable to me). You can wait for G2 model (this Autumn, resolution will be the same plus few improvements). Here is my review (in Polish, you can use translate Google tool) http://yoyosims.pl/hp-reverb-wmr-recenzja . I hope it helps.

http://i.imgur.com/E2vZSjot.jpg (https://imgur.com/E2vZSjo)

BananaBob
October 23rd, 2020, 02:09
Thanks for that, YoYo! That's a nice setup, will have to look into this more. :encouragement:

Tom Clayton
October 23rd, 2020, 08:06
I'd like to further clean up the stickies section, so I need opinions. Would new threads be better for future MS updates, or would it be more confusing than having them all in one long thread?

YoYo
October 23rd, 2020, 08:32
I think the one will enough ... in the other situation we will have many threads as we will have patches (so perhaps a lot ;) ) and will be hard to follow it (some will write in the old thread, some will start a new ect). Its my sentence.

Tom Clayton
October 23rd, 2020, 08:50
You have a point, but my biggest concern is having one long mega-thread with information that will become irrelevant, obsolete or even conflicting as time goes on. I want to make it easy for visitors to find what they're looking for without having to sift through 50+ pages of information in one thread.* Besides, staff members have the ability to take a reply to one thread and move them out as a new thread.

*Mega-threads such as the screenshots thread are different because they don't contain anything that would likely be confusing to readers as time progresses.

Priller
October 23rd, 2020, 09:53
I'd like to further clean up the stickies section, so I need opinions. Would new threads be better for future MS updates, or would it be more confusing than having them all in one long thread?

IMHO (but who am I?) A couple of threads would be clean and helpful:

- updates and patches
- fixes and tweaks
- ...

Just a thought!

Priller

YoYo
October 27th, 2020, 06:49
Remember - Today will be released the new MSFS patch - Update 5 :) (according to plan).

mgr
October 27th, 2020, 09:46
So far the plan ;-)


We encountered some issues related to the autopilot across various planes right before we were set to release Update 5. We decided to take some extra time to address the issues to ensure that everyone will enjoy this update. Itís going to take a few days, but it is close! Thank you for your patience.
-The MSFS Team-

YoYo
October 27th, 2020, 10:44
Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #5 Delayed


So far the plan ;-)

Ups! Right .... https://www.flightsimulator.com/update-5-delay/ :sentimental: ...

YoYo
October 29th, 2020, 10:33
Update 5 is ready for downlaod!

https://www.flightsimulator.com/release-notes-1-10-7-0-update-5-now-available/


PLANES



Improved sensitivity and twitchiness of control surfaces for the Daher TBM 930, Cessna 152, Cessna 152 Aerobat, Cessna 172 classic and Cessna 172 G1000
Improved autopilot behavior for pitch management, altitude capture and stability for Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX, Cessna Citation Longitude, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Daher TBM 930
Fixed Zlin Shock Ultra caution amber light which was always on
Fixed Cirrus SR22 windshield deicing not working
Fixed Cessna 152 flood light always ON during tutorials
Fixed aircraft avionics screens going blank in certain conditions
Fixed Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner APU fault light behavior
Unlocking longitudinal position of elevator to allow for ďCanardĒ airplanes

UI



Press any key to start screen is now automatically skipped at launch
Option added to the Misc menu to switch between Metric and US standard units
Performances has been improved in plane selection menu and marketplace
The TrackIR can be enabled/disabled in the camera panel during flight
Cockpit tooltips can now be deactivated in the Accessibility options menu

WEATHER



Metar data refresh issue has been fixed

INSTALLATION MANAGER



Solved several installation issues that were affecting edge cases
We now display the download speed and amount of packages that are being downloaded

INPUT



Support for Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition
Ability to move the origin of the sensitivity curve and change the sensitivity value on both side of the origin
Fix input values when using deadzones

ACTIVITY



All Landing challenge scores should now be properly tracked in the leaderboards

MARKETPLACE



Quality of life updates for the marketplace

WORLD



Motion blur has been added
New temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) has been implemented
The temporal upsampling has been fixed (when TAA is active with the render scale below 100%)
Night lighting has been improved
Water night reflections have been added
Huge hole in Brazil has been fixed

KNOWN ISSUES



VNAV can overshoot the climb speed. Disconnecting the AP after take off and re engaging it will limit the overshoot impact
The Cessna Citation Longitude can be slightly below the glide slope as you get close to the airport
Once activated, the Switch to Mach units knob wonít return to knots on the Airbus A320neo
Live weather fails to save properly after restarting the game
UI fails to refresh after you Buy & Download any item, letting the download button appear

lagaffe
October 29th, 2020, 11:22
Update 5 is ready for downlaod!

https://www.flightsimulator.com/release-notes-1-10-7-0-update-5-now-available/

For me this version is a regression: with FSX aircrafts port-over MSFS, no more mouse rectangles !!! as the 1.7.x version

I have worked during 3 weeks for upgrade my Cessna Tibush, Taildragger and Hydra in order to propose a release for this week-end and and everything has to be redone. On theses aircrafts ONLY CTRL+E can function and you can interact with your mouse.

odourboy
October 29th, 2020, 15:41
For me this version is a regression: with FSX aircrafts port-over MSFS, no more mouse rectangles !!! as the 1.7.x version

I have worked during 3 weeks for upgrade my Cessna Tibush, Taildragger and Hydra in order to propose a release for this week-end and and everything has to be redone. On theses aircrafts ONLY CTRL+E can function and you can interact with your mouse.

Many having CTDs with USB peripherals plugged in, big losses in FPS being reported for those that can run the sim and now this? It just keeps getting better and better. I was literally in the middle of testing an FSX legacy import when I was forced to start the upgrade. I may never get to finish if this mouse rectangle issue isn't refixed again. Jeez.

dvj
October 29th, 2020, 15:59
ya know what I'd like?? I'd like my throttles to move when i push them forward, not three seconds later, not after I've moved them half way no. I want the throttles to move when I push them. I dont think thats a lot to ask.

Same problem here. I had to do a reboot, default all game settings, then go back and set up everything again. Seemed to work for about 5 minutes, then CTD. Oh well. The cloud reflections on water looked pretty nice, maybe a bit overdone, but still nice. The sim now takes forever to load.

- d

YoYo
October 30th, 2020, 11:00
Hotfix for MSFS later today! (https://twitter.com/MSFSofficial/status/1322231507600093184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1322231507600093184%7Ctwgr% 5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.avsim.com%2Findex.php%3F app%3Dcoremodule%3Dsystemcontroller%3Dembedurl%3Dh ttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMSFSofficial%2Fstatus%2 F1322231507600093184):very_drunk:

FlyingsCool
October 30th, 2020, 11:40
I wonder if it'll have a fix for the Live Weather. It got the snow right for us, but the wind was increased by a factor of 10 and was off by 90 degrees from actual, and ATIS said it was heavy rain, not snow (even though it showed light snow in the sim). Hmmm.

It looked cool in the windsocks though :)
And made for some fun crosswind landings :) (37 knots as opposed to 4 (I imagine it was supposed to be 3.7))
Pretty proud of myself for flying in a 37 knot direct crosswind in a 152! :icon_lol: (I'm imagining it wasn't actually 37 knots in the sim.. maybe? The socks were straight out.)

Bomber_12th
November 19th, 2020, 15:58
Just announced today, the next free World Update, titled World Update II: United States, will be available Tuesday, November 24th.

More news here:
https://www.flightsimulator.com/november-19th-2020-development-update/?fbclid=IwAR2Z4T_9avBoEjIfOpMU6aVlzVaQtwYvZiM2JuRE fTLMLhozfUizdphOv6c

https://msfs-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DR.11.19.jpg