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World Update VI: Germany, Austria, Switzerland Now Available

07 Sep 2021 19:28z

Microsoft has released the 6th World Update for their Flight Simulator. World Update VI focuses on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The region offers a large variety of different landscapes. From hazardous mountains to calm and rustic farm fields.

The update, like usual, includes new aerial imagery, high-resolution elevation maps and covers several cities with new 3D objects. Furthermore, over 100 handcrafted points of interest have been included, and the airports of Lübeck, Stuttgart, Klagenfurt and St. Gallen have all been recreated as well.

To get World Update VI, you first need to make sure your simulator is up to date. Once updated, you can download the package from the in-game marketplace.

Changelog (1.19.8.0)

Stability

  • Several crashes have been fixed across the title
  • Applying the default profile for the Mouse will no longer crash the title when an custom profile was loaded on PC
  • Fixed crash in autosave in bushtrip missions when the user has a non-ASCII name
  • The title can now be launched in Safe mode 70 via a pop-up to deactivate all Community and Marketplace content on PC only. The option will be available after a crash as long as Devmode is not enabled.
  • Fixed some scenarios where mandatory content was not downloaded or installed properly on PC if it had been deleted via the content manager (“You are missing packages that are essential to run Microsoft Flight Simulator. Please update the application and try again.”)

Navigation

  • Fixed ATC radar altitude so the ATC no longer asks you to change your altitude when it is not applicable
  • The VFR Map now displays information for latitudes beyond 75 degrees
  • New AIRAC cycle 2108 is now available

Planes

  • SR22 performance and fuel consumption has been modified to better match POH
  • Gyro Drift is now correctly set when Aircraft Systems assistance preset is set to Easy / Medium / Hard

Peripherals

  • Fixed the ENG 1 and the Crank/ Mode norm/ IGN/Start buttons on the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus edition

World

  • Updated elevation data for Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • Updated aerial imagery for Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • “Offscreen terrain pre caching ” graphics settings has been added (Low, Medium, High and Ultra). If set to Ultra, all the offscreen terrain will be cached at full quality which will reduce FPS drops and LOD popping when panning the camera but may impact overall performance
  • Maximum photogrammetry draw distance has been further increased. As a result photogrammetry downtown building areas will be visible from farther away
  • Better management of low bandwidth Bing terrain data and photogrammetry streaming as the change to Offline data is no longer persistent (changes applied only affect the current flight)
  • Fixed an issue where the Bing terrain data would switch to offline in low bandwidth scenarios without displaying a warning pop-up, when data consumption cap was set (the warning pop up is now displayed properly)
  • Cities at night are now more visible on the World Map
  • Various airport data fixes
    • LEMD: added Restriction for landings and take-offs on runways according to charts
    • LEMI: fixed ICAO issue for Region de Murcia International Airport
    • OPIS: Islamabad airport now has lights
    • 02NH: fixed Iroquois landing altitude
    • EGGK: fixed issue with a building in the middle of a taxiway
    • EDDF: added Restriction for landings and take-offs on runways according to charts
    • KGTU: added missing buildings
    • FNDB: fixed Terraforming and data issues
    • 89AK: fixed elevation issue
    • KDVT: fixed parking 75 spawning point
    • ESKS: updated ICAO for Scandinavian Mountains Airport
    • SSGG: updated ICAO for Tancredo Thomas de Faria Airport (Guarapuava Airport)
  • Improved Airport data on 100 airports
  • Addition of 43 new airports

VR

  • The title no longer crashes when quitting the sim in VR
  • Various tutorial fixes: briefs and debriefs are properly displayed, no blockers anymore. Please note that Tutorial 1 in VR mode is still under work and will be complete in a future update

Marketplace

  • Content User Rating is now more accurate

SDK

  • Fixed group displaying and collapse/uncollapse issue in the scenery editor
  • Projected Mesh not rendered when moving camera or adding new one in the Scenery editor (we force the loading of LOD 0)
  • Improved some text rendering for XML gauges
  • Plane debug screens now correctly calculate and display GPH/gallon per hour fuel consumptions (DebugAircraftEngines & DebugAircraftTracking)
  • Aircraft Editor: the .cfg files are no longer corrupted when using the editor

Optional World Update Content (via the In-Sim Marketplace)

Germany

Photogrammetry Cities:

  • Bielefeld
  • Braunschweig
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Konstanz
  • Wuppertal

Hand-Crafted Airports

  • EDHL – Lübeck Airport
  • EDDS – Stuttgart Airport

Hand-Crafted Points of Interest

  • Helgioland
  • Elbphilarmonie (Hamburg)
  • Volksparkstadion (Hamburg)
  • Holsten Gate (Lübeck)
  • Fehmarn Sound Bridge
  • Schwerin Castle (Schwerin)
  • St. Nicholas Church (Wismar)
  • Freilichtmuseum Gross Raden
  • St. Nicholas Church (Stralsund)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Stralsund)
  • Jasmund National Park (Rügen)
  • Rheinsberg Palace
  • Brandenburg Gate (Berlin)
  • Olympiastadion (Berlin)
  • Sanssouci and Park (Potsdam)
  • Tropical Islands Resort
  • Bastei
  • Moritzburg
  • Frauenkirche (Dresden)
  • Kath. Hofkirche (Dresden)
  • Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Leipzig)
  • Wartburg (Eisenach)
  • Kyffhäuser Monument
  • State Museum of Pre-History (Halle)
  • Wernigerode Castle
  • Madgeburg Catherdal (Magdeburg)
  • Grüne Zitadelle (Magdeburg)
  • Autostadt (Wolfsburg)
  • Herrenhausen Gardens (Herrenhausen)
  • Marienburg Castle
  • Hermannsdenkmal (Detmold)
  • Münster Cathedral (Münster)
  • Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
  • Veltins-Arena (Gelsenkirchen)
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (Essen)
  • Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf)
  • Borussia-Park (Mönchengladbach)
  • Great St. Martin’s Church (Cologne)
  • South Bridge (Cologne)
  • Hohenzollern Bridge (Cologne)
  • RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne)
  • Aachener Cathedral (Aachen)
  • Drachenfels Castle
  • Drachenburg Castle (Königswinter)
  • Deutsches Eck (Koblenz)
  • Cochem Impreial Castle (Cochem)
  • Castle Katz (St. Goarshausen)
  • Niederwalddenkmal
  • Frankfurt Cathedral (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Oper Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Saar Polygon (Ensdorf)
  • Mannheim Water Town (Mannheim)
  • Freiburg Minster (Freiburg)
  • Hohenzollern Castle (Hechingen)
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart)
  • Walhalla
  • Allianz Arena (Munich)
  • Olympiastadion (Munich)
  • St. Bartholomew’s Church (Berchtesgaden)

Bush Trip

  • Bush Trip Germany

Landing Challenges

  • EDDL Dusseldorf
  • EDXH Duene

Discovery Flight

  • Berlin

Austria

Photogrammetry Cities:

  • Graz
  • Vienna

Hand-Crafted Airports

  • LOWK – Klagenfurt Airport

Hand-Crafted Points of Interest

  • Melk Abbey (Melk)
  • Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna)
  • Hofsburg (Vienna)
  • St. Stephan’s Cathedral (Vienna)
  • Schönbrunn Palace & Gloriette (Vienna)
  • Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Vienna)
  • Eggenberg Palace (Graz)
  • Wörthersee Stadion (Klagenfurt)
  • Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Kufstein Fortress

Bush Trip

  • Bush Trip Austria

Landing Challenge

  • LOWK Klagenfurt

Switzerland

Photogrammetry Cities:

  • Basel

Hand-Crafted Airports

  • LSZR – St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport

Hand-Crafted Points of Interest

  • Tarasp Castle
  • Landwasser Viaduct
  • Castelgrande
  • Castello di Montebello
  • Castello di Sasso Corbaro
  • Abbey of Saint Gall (St. Gallen)
  • Kybunpark (St. Gallen)
  • Einsiedeln Abbey (Einsiedeln)
  • Grossmünster (Zurich)
  • Swiss National Museum (Zurich)
  • Letzigrund (Zurich)
  • St. Jakob Park (Basel)
  • Kapellbrücke (Lucerne)
  • Swissporarena (Lucerne)
  • Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern)
  • Stadion Wankdorf (Bern)
  • Bern Minster (Bern)
  • Federal Palace of Switzerland (Bern)
  • Stade de la Maladière (Neuchatel)
  • Lausanne Cathedral (Lausanne)
  • Brunswick Monument (Geneva)
  • Batiment des Forces Motrices (Geneva)
  • Stade de Geneve (Geneva)
  • Chillon Castle (Lake Geneva)
  • Gornergrat South Observatory
  • Sphinx Observatory

Bush Trip

  • Bush Trip Swiss
  • Bush Trip Grand Alpine Challenge (Cross Country)

Landing Challenges

  • LSZA Lugano
  • LSZR ST Gallen

Discovery Flight

  • Pennine

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