If you’re waiting to download the latest sim update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, you won’t have to wait anymore as Sim Update 6 is now available. Version 220.127.116.11 of Microsoft Flight Simulator is now ready to download and comes with a host of improvements and changes to improve the simulator.
The release notes provided by Microsoft break down all of the changes into various sections, such as stability, weather, VR and stability. Some notable changes with Sim Update 6 include the following:
- New AIRAC cycle 2110 is now available
- Activated gust tweaking in custom weather settings
- Ambient pressure is now smoothly calculated across the entire air column
- Fixed corrupted VFR & PFD 2D Terrain in some cases
- Terrain level of detail can now be increased up to 400 (instead of 200) in Graphics options on PC
- Fixed autogen buildings that were sometimes absent or of low quality in the UK
- Fixed Photogrammetry low resolution in manual cache
- Added Thrustmaster TCA Boeing support
- Added Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight support
From the looks of the release notes, many of the changes relate to the performance and stability of the platform. Furthermore, there have been changes to the flight model, which was described during the last developer live Q&A. This has given developers new ways to interact with the sim, meaning they can now adjust ground effect, elevator limits and more. New debugging screens and menus have been made available to them to help with aircraft development. Scenery and utility developers will also benefit from a number of changes with Sim Update 6 and the improved SDK.
As mentioned, this update seems more geared to fixing a number of issues, rather than introducing a range of new features. If you’re waiting for new features, aircraft and more, check out the Game of the Year Edition launching on November 18th. Or if you’re after something a little more exhilarating, then the Reno Air Race DLC will be perfect for you.
You can download Sim Update 6 using the same method you have previously used to download updates. Remember to move things out of your community folder first before then placing them back in order to avoid potential issues.
The changelog is huge, but you can find it below.
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