Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Photek » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:27 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Think i will do those beach landing sites this afternoon.


You could always fly over to Wexford to see the beaches that Saving Private Ryan used. :slol:

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by DarkRula » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:39 pm

Pfft. Landing on beaches is no challenge. Try landing here.

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That was a month and half ago on the PC version. No idea if it's fixed in updates, but I found it funny so had to screenshot it. I forgot about it until last night, however. Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, I think.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Monkey Man » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:59 pm

Patch details -

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What a week it’s been! Thank you to the entire community for supporting us during launch this past Tuesday, and welcome all new Xbox Series X|S players! We hope you are enjoying the sim. Our team has been collecting your feedback, first impressions, and more and we would like to share that a hotfix will be live tomorrow, July 30th, at 8 am PT (1500 UTC) to download on both PC and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Here are the release notes:

STABILITY/PERFORMANCE
Fixed various crashes in game and on the world map
Fixed crashes related to the offline AI traffic
Fixed minor memory leaks

INPUT
The title should no longer freeze for a very long time when connecting / disconnecting peripherals

NAVIGATION
Fixed broken flight plan for Garmin devices when adding an enroute waypoint that was inserted as a destination
Fixed flightplanner not resetting when going from one activity to another
Fixed flightplan from flight assistant not displaying on certain planes when VFR map is open after the destination is set
Fixed freezes happening when using the flight assistant when setting a new destination

UI
VR options should no longer be duplicated in the Option menu
Marketplace “Get and download” and “Download” buttons will now function as expected on the Content Page
User unable to interact with UI elements with the in game cursor for free flight in some cases
PLANES
Improvements of pitot static system to fix altimeter bugs, improve accuracy and correctly simulate temperature impact
Fixed AutoBrakes Button Behavior on the Airbus A320Neo

ACTIVITY / GAMEPLAY
The correct runway is now taken into account for the Landing challenge at Nice
Pilots are now displayed in external view at the Isafjordur Landing challenge
Title will no longer become unresponsive after using Fuel Supply and using a fuel or payload as a numerical value via ATC Ground Services
Some achievements will no longer be awarded in error for certain landing scenarios

WEATHER
Fixed big temperature spikes at high altitudes

SDK
Added new airspace to nearest facility JS API
Fixed crashes on WASM modules for older CPUs

We are actively working on making this sim the best experience possible, and look forward to seeing videos, comments, and more from you about this release.

– The MSFS team


https://www.flightsimulator.com/july-29 ... nt-update/

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by LewisD » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:35 am

Just managed to have a quick go on this this morning before the kids got loud and annoying.

Holy shiz it is difficult :lol:
Also, my game doesn't look as good as everyone else's game :( I've got a series X, and using the live data streaming mode.

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Also, how the flying strawberry float do I invert the camera controls.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Bertie » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:39 am

LewisD wrote:Just managed to have a quick go on this this morning before the kids got loud and annoying.

Holy shiz it is difficult :lol:
Also, my game doesn't look as good as everyone else's game :( I've got a series X, and using the live data streaming mode.

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Also, how the flying strawberry float do I invert the camera controls.


Looks rough!

Maybe slow/poor connection and so struggling to feed the data in?

There is a camera menu. It’s pretty buried but that’s because there is a lot of it.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by LewisD » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:43 am

Shouldn't be the connection, I'm 300 down / 300 up.
I'll try it again later. Maybe the Isle of Wight is just behind in graphics :lol:

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by LewisD » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am

Just realised I was downloading the UK world update at the time.. that must be it

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by GrinWithoutaKat » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am

This is such a great game to just chill out with. I've taken a break from my world tour thing and just jumping up to different locations now. The helicopter update will be huge for the virtual tourism aspect as even the smallest, slowest planes can go a little too quick to have a proper look at some stuff.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by SEP » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:58 am

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:05 pm

What camera is everyone using? Cockpit or external? I keep swapping between them for realism vs sightseeing.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Abacus » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:18 pm

I use external, the cockpit view is so limiting.

I can imagine if I was playing it properly, that would be the one I'd use. But I just like seeing the sights.

There was a game on the Wii U where you got to explore various places and swing the pad around to look 360 degrees. Honestly think Id be happy if flight simulator was just that.

This really is great to have and I can't wait for the helicopter.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by SEP » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:19 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:What camera is everyone using? Cockpit or external? I keep swapping between them for realism vs sightseeing.


I'm mostly sightseeing, so I use the external camera.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:24 pm

See I’m trying to play it as a sim, but yes, the view is so limiting I end up just seeing the sky and none of the land below it.

It’s very easy to fly all the light aircraft I have tried (even with all pilot assists off), so I guess I might as well stick to the external view for the reasons you mention. Maybe the bigger planes pose more of an issue? I can almost nose dive every plane for several seconds before getting the stress failure message.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Bertie » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:43 pm

I struggle to take off in any of the bigger stuff.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by rinks » Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:10 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:See I’m trying to play it as a sim, but yes, the view is so limiting I end up just seeing the sky and none of the land below it.

It’s very easy to fly all the light aircraft I have tried (even with all pilot assists off), so I guess I might as well stick to the external view for the reasons you mention. Maybe the bigger planes pose more of an issue? I can almost nose dive every plane for several seconds before getting the stress failure message.

If you hold LB you can adjust the cockpit camera position. LB+R trigger raises the camera higher in the cockpit - you get a better view of the ground, but have to look down to see the instruments. Then you can save your preferred view with LB+B, and load it again with LB+Y.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:11 pm

rinks wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:See I’m trying to play it as a sim, but yes, the view is so limiting I end up just seeing the sky and none of the land below it.

It’s very easy to fly all the light aircraft I have tried (even with all pilot assists off), so I guess I might as well stick to the external view for the reasons you mention. Maybe the bigger planes pose more of an issue? I can almost nose dive every plane for several seconds before getting the stress failure message.

If you hold LB you can adjust the cockpit camera position. LB+R trigger raises the camera higher in the cockpit - you get a better view of the ground, but have to look down to see the instruments. Then you can save your preferred view with LB+B, and load it again with LB+Y.


Cheers, yes I have been having a thorough play with the cameras. I find the “raised camera” position in the menus is quite good. But you still can’t see much unless you are constantly offset to the side of what interests you and then rolling slightly towards it. It becomes quite a skill though! But then I snap to an external “gamey” view and I see how much I am missing. I think I will use external and then switch to cockpit when I see something that interests you - the perspective of the cockpit view really adds to the topographical effect of that makes sense.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:12 pm

Bertie wrote:I struggle to take off in any of the bigger stuff.


That’s actually good news. I feel like the challenge is quite low when fear is absent, so this make make things more rewarding. Time to do a “Sully” (which I watched last night)

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by Abacus » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:18 pm

If you land in that river, I'll want pictures.

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox, Game Pass)
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:04 pm

I will see what I can do….

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PostRe: Microsoft Flight Simulator - Powered by satellite data and Azure AI - Reviews p5
by GrinWithoutaKat » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:34 pm

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:6 flights, almost 11 hours since leaving the UK but reached the US this morning! I noticed the estimated flight time on the world map is always way off for me. Normally I'm not going direct, but doing sight seeing, so didn't realise it before. Done a few direct flights over ocean now though and sometimes it was taking me almost twice as long.

Preparing to take off from Newfoundland just before sunrise, then seeing it come up not long after take off.

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Picked this idea back up now it's on Xbox of trying to flight around the world, one small flight at a time. After arriving in Nantucket last September on PC, today just did the short, 25 minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. Next stop is New York!

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