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Microsoft Flight Simulator Patch Released

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Following on from the huge Sim Update 5 release earlier this week, Microsoft and Asobo Studio has released a new patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new patch addresses a number of problems that arose following the release of version 1.18.13.0 that was released earlier this week.

The new patch sees a number of changes to the stability and performance of the simulator, including various crash to desktop issues,  minor memory leaks and also crashes relating to the offline AI traffic. Furthermore, some changes to the navigation have been made such as the flightplanner not resetting and also some occasional freezing being fixed. Other minor changes include a fix to the weather having temperature spikes at high altitudes, improved UI elements when using the in-game cursor and the fact that the sim should no longer freeze when you connect/disconnect a peripheral.

The patch is now available for both PC and Xbox Series X|S users. To get it, simply boot up your simulator and start the download and installation process. Remember, you may want to temporarily rename your Community Folder to get ensure compatibility and no issues whilst you update.

You can read all about Sim Update V in our previous post. We’ll have a review for the Xbox Series X|S version of the simulator very soon.

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Orbx has announced a new series of products for Microsoft Flight Simulator that will bring a vast number of landmarks to a large area. Whilst past products focused on major cities, this new EU Great Britain Central package will cover the centre of Britain with nearly 500 points of interest. In addition, a number of cities and towns will receive an upgraded cityscape adding unique buildings to each one to make them even more realistic.

As mentioned, nearly 500 points of interest will be included with EU Great Britain. The product will include POIs stretching from Liverpool and North Wales up to Newcastle and the Lake District. Throughout this large area, you will find a number of football stadiums, famous castles, bridges, churches and numerous other VFR reference points. Boats, storage tanks and other smaller objects have been placed in accurate positions around the area. A preview of exactly what landmarks you will find during your flight can be seen below.

Along with the new points of interest, Orbx will also upgrade numerous key cities and towns across the same area. The following locations have been enhanced with unique buildings to give them a feel for their real world counterpart:

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  • Liverpool
  • Leeds
  • Media City, Salford
  • Sheffield
  • Blackpool
  • Newcastle

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