• MSFS 2020 Development Update February 3, 2022

    MSFS 2020 Development Update February 3, 2022

    We hope you're enjoying the most recent World Update 7: Australia! Thank you for the recent feedback on both the free update and our new Local Legend aircraft, the Fokker F. VII. Next on the list for us is Sim Update 8, which focuses on bug fixes in the sim. This update is targeted for release on March 1st. As mentioned on last week's dev Q&A, we are planning a public beta period for this update, which will include all platforms (that means Steam, too!). Stay tuned for how to join that optional flight soon.

    Next Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30am PT, we have our third SDK Q&A live on Twitch. Our SDK Team is ready to answer your questions and meet with you. We hope to see you there!

    SDK Update

    DevMode:

    • Work is continuing on the weather API for WASM (exposing same bitmaps that are available in JavaScript).
    • We improved the management of memory for the Undo stack.
    • We fixed the interface of buttons in parking scripts.

    Scenery Editor:

    • We fixed a memory leak in the Scenery Editor that could cause severe drops of FPS on some airports.

    Visual Effects Editor:

    • We fixed a crash that happened when trying to open the object selector, while the scenery editor has not been initialized.

    SimConnect

    • Set FUEL TANK QUANTITY now converts unit to gallons.
    • RequestFacilitiesList now returns the entire list of facilities.

    Source

    Tags: mfs, microsoft, msfs

    9 Comments
    1. Head In The Clouds's Avatar
      Head In The Clouds -
      Public Beta. In other words, just release the mayhem to the rest of the world and we'll fix it after. If it weren't for the real world Bing map imagery in the Sim, I would have left it by now. These updates are ridiculous.
    1. daspinall's Avatar
      daspinall -
      They are far from ridiculous, the update are part of the promised ever evolving MSFS2020 over the next 10 years... Annoying yes absolutely annoying when they rush to publish bugged updates that crash the sim and pc and or even 3rd party software.... I would like to seem them spend more time on the updates before releasing them and a faster turnaround of fixing issues with 3rd party add-ons and developers........
    1. Head In The Clouds's Avatar
      Head In The Clouds -
      Quote Originally Posted by daspinall View Post
      They are far from ridiculous, the update are part of the promised ever evolving MSFS2020 over the next 10 years... Annoying yes absolutely annoying when they rush to publish bugged updates that crash the sim and pc and or even 3rd party software.... I would like to seem them spend more time on the updates before releasing them and a faster turnaround of fixing issues with 3rd party add-ons and developers........
      All I know is with the wind driven waves in the new sim I wanted to see some of the action on the ocean with the latest Blizzard in my area, but lone behold, they broke that too with adding a layer of surface ice on the bays now and a bit far out from the shorelines, so I couldn't even get to enjoy that at al either. So tired of them breaking more than fixing with the updates.
    1. JSkorna's Avatar
      JSkorna -
      People wanted ice to land on and they put it in. You want no ice so you can see waves. Some people are never satisfied.
    1. Head In The Clouds's Avatar
      Head In The Clouds -
      Quote Originally Posted by JSkorna View Post
      People wanted ice to land on and they put it in. You want no ice so you can see waves. Some people are never satisfied.
      Bays don't freeze over everywhere - you should know this, right? You develop an antiquated program for weather, for older programs don't you? It is after all a feature in the sim......the wind driven waves. It was one of their big selling points when it was released.
    1. JSkorna's Avatar
      JSkorna -
      Quote Originally Posted by Head In The Clouds View Post
      Bays don't freeze over everywhere - you should know this, right? You develop an antiquated program for weather, for older programs don't you? It is after all a feature in the sim......the wind driven waves. It was one of their big selling points when it was released.
      Ok, so set your date to Spring, Summer, or Fall and enjoy all the waves you want. Not sure what program I developed for weather for older programs, but I do know more about how weather works in MS flight sims than you'll ever realize. Yes, you can go see those wind driven waves in the tropics or in the Southern Hemisphere right now. Or you can enjoy landing on ice covered bays where the weather calls for it.
    1. daspinall's Avatar
      daspinall -
      Maybe someone will develop an Icebreaker......
    1. Head In The Clouds's Avatar
      Head In The Clouds -
      Quote Originally Posted by daspinall View Post
      Maybe someone will develop an Icebreaker......
      Yeah, that probably wouldn't work right either....
    1. FatNig's Avatar
      FatNig -
      Kit is almost new Dell XPS 8940. Bugs using VR Oculus 2. Occasional momentary total freeze. Occasional freezes of control input from almost new Thrustmaster stick. (Disconcerting when coming in to land, Some controls still not working in hanger aircraft. Strange ATC that sometimes thinks still near departure airport and not arrival. Otherwise wonderful.
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