• MSFS Patch Version 1.8.3.0 Is Now Available

    MSFS Patch Version 1.8.3.0 Is Now Available

    The primary focus of this patch is to address many of the "in-sim" issues reported by the community. We are constantly triaging the issues/feedback we have received to help plan our future patch work. Feedback from the community is a vital part of how we define our focus for each update. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to continuing working with the community to improve the Microsoft Flight Simulator experience.

    Performance Improvement

    • Optimized cockpit screen display when screens are not displayed on screen.
    • New option available to control cockpit screen update frequency.
    • Tweaked CPU thread priorities to reduce interruption of frame critical threads.
    • Optimized loading system to reduce overall loading times.
    • Optimized heavy airport scenes impact on CPU.
    • Reduced the amount of GPU overdraw to improve GPU performance.
    • Memory optimizations to reduce software memory footprint and improve performance on memory limited computers.
    • Overall performance optimizations.

    ATC

    • Incoming ATC Azure speech has now three different voices.
    • ATC voice gender is now based on the avatar of the pilot/copilot.
    • Fix for the incorrect voice pack being used if the game is not localized in English and if the Windows Offline Text-to-Speech option is used.

    User Interface

    • Filters and sorting have been improved in the marketplace.
    • Manual cache layout has been improved and the download estimated time should now be correct.
    • Improved support for gamepad navigation in many menus.
    • Case sensitive search is now working properly in control screen.
    • Search by axis in control screen has been fixed.
    • Active pause button has been added in the toolbar.
    • Pause button has been fixed in the Content manager.

    Aerodynamics

    • Improved wind turbulence simulation to reduce horizontal turbulences.
    • Added simulation of low rpm piston engine vibrations on cockpit.
    • Added simulation of water particles (rain/clouds) density in aerodynamics => generates vibrations flying through clouds or rain.
    • Fixed wet surface friction and braking distances.
    • Fixed live weather wind offset in higher latitude areas (America, Asia…) that was causing the 3 kts wind bug.

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    Tags: mfs, microsoft, msfs

    10 Comments
    1. lacasse's Avatar
      lacasse -
      After patch 1.8.3.0 the freeware liveries don't work anymore
    1. mabrodb's Avatar
      mabrodb -
      great to see that they are putting out patches at a rapid pace.
    1. Angelosito's Avatar
      Angelosito -
      Is this update 15.69 Gb in size, or my Content Manager is again messing things up?
    1. aslsw's Avatar
      aslsw -
      This is one of the great things about the MSFS2020. Yes, it clearly had bugs on release but the fact that it's connected to the internet means they can constantly push out fixes and improve it.
    1. lacasse's Avatar
      lacasse -
      After installing patch 1.8.3.0 when i call atc on the ground...msfs freeze then crash. Tried with numerous aircrafts. I can do a cold start, ask for ground service... but when i ask for taxiing clearance, i get a crash instead of an atc response. Quite annoying!
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      After this patch I now have large square areas that are either raised or depressed from the surrounding area. Not a big issue in the wild but then it happened at my home airport it is literally a wall or cliff higher than my plane is tall and when you hit it, you get the dreaded "You Died" screen. So far it seems that this patch has completely borked my installation.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lacasse View Post
      After patch 1.8.3.0 the freeware liveries don't work anymore
      Just restart the simulator and your liveries will be restored. I had the same thing happen and when I did this they were all there again, though why this is the case I do not know.
    1. azur29's Avatar
      azur29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lacasse View Post
      After installing patch 1.8.3.0 when i call atc on the ground...msfs freeze then crash. Tried with numerous aircrafts. I can do a cold start, ask for ground service... but when i ask for taxiing clearance, i get a crash instead of an atc response. Quite annoying!
      Exact same things for me since patch 1.8.3.0 on STEAM installation..before the update no-hang ....

      You are not alone
    1. JeffreyC's Avatar
      JeffreyC -
      since the update the G36 is unflyable. avionics keep cutting out/rebooting, prop speed randomly sets itself to 100%. Makes having to constantly babysit everything it's ridiculous.
    1. alzfs1's Avatar
      alzfs1 -
      Anyone else finding their control sensitivity settings are now nonexistant since the 1.8.3.0 upgrade?
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