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February 25th, 2021 - Development Update

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FEBRUARY 25TH, 2021 – DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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Based on recent feedback from the community about the flaps issue that was introduced in World Update III, we decided to address the issue as quickly as we can and to publish a hotfix next week. As that will require thorough testing, we will be pushing back both Sim Update III and World Update IV by a week. Sim Update III is targeting early March and World Update IV is targeting early April. We appreciate your continued feedback on issues like this as we strive to do right by our community.

Our next live Developer Q&A on Twitch will be March 10th at 10:30am PST (1830Z). More details will be provided soon on our forums.

–MSFS TEAM-

 

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DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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THIRD PARTY UPDATE

What an exciting week for aircraft development!!! Sim Skunk Works announced the TF104G Starfighter, DC Designs shows off first images of their F-14 Tomcat, Just Flight announced the Hawk T1, Whiskey Jet Simulation showed more of their Airbus A220, iniBuilds shared progress on the Airbus A300 Beluga and A310-300 and Aerosoft’s CRJ is getting closer to release. Our team is very excited to see all these awesome planes moving forward at such a great pace and it’s a great testament that the SDK is getting better and better.

  • Airports:
    • 609 airports (+23) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 427 airports (+19) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 171 airports (+9) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 67 airports (-5) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 115 airports (+12) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 112 aircraft (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 21 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 11 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 72 aircraft (+0) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 19 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 213 sceneries (+7) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 210 sceneries (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 15 sceneries (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 3 sceneries (0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 17 mission packs (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 17 mission packs (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.

SDK UPDATE

  • Documentation:
    • We released our first Development Roadmap for the SDK as part of our overall weekly update.
    • New SDK documentation is now available on https://docs.flightsimulator.com. This brand-new website offers clearer information, more screenshots, and will be updated very regularly.
  • On the DevMode side:
    • Fixed Scenery Editor crashes when loading BGLs with Projected Meshes.
    • Fixed BGL backward compatibility issue with light rows.

 

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TWITCH SCHEDULE

Tomorrow, join us for a community flight along the coast of South America to explore some volcanoes in Chile! More details here.
 

COMMUNITY VIDEO

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COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot “United Kingdom/Ireland.” The winner is AlertW1234  and is our featured screenshot at the top of this update.  The top 10 are below. Thanks to all those who participated! Our next challenge: MSFS Vs. the Volcano

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NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 3.4

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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So flaps fix now coming in a hotfix instead of the sim update, but that means delaying the sim update until the 9th.

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Sim update delays and they forgot to write down the list of new addons on the market place... 😕

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Wait a sec, is the inibuilds A300 and A310 coming to MSFS?

"iniBuilds shared progress on the Airbus A300 Beluga and A310-300"

Have I missed an announcement as I thought this was XP only? I'll be over the moon if it is coming to MSFS. I've wanted a really high quality A300/310 for years since I had to give up my old HNAC version back in FS9!

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1 minute ago, atco said:

Wait a sec, is the inibuilds A300 and A310 coming to MSFS?

"iniBuilds shared progress on the Airbus A300 Beluga and A310-300"

Have I missed an announcement as I thought this was XP only? I'll be over the moon if it is coming to MSFS. I've wanted a really high quality A300/310 for years since I had to give up my old HNAC version back in FS9!

I've been trying to dig up that information as well. I was a bit puzzled. I'm thinking it's an error and someone mistakenly interpreted the ini announcement for X-Plane as being for MSFS. But I hope not!


Is it done yet? When will it be released? Will it be freeware or payware? How much will it be? Any updates on the progress? Will it work for FSX? What's the minimum requirements? Can I be a beta tester?

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2 minutes ago, atco said:

Wait a sec, is the inibuilds A300 and A310 coming to MSFS?

"iniBuilds shared progress on the Airbus A300 Beluga and A310-300"

Have I missed an announcement as I thought this was XP only? I'll be over the moon if it is coming to MSFS. I've wanted a really high quality A300/310 for years since I had to give up my old HNAC version back in FS9!

I don't think so just lazy reporting on their part

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3 minutes ago, PWJT8D said:

I've been trying to dig up that information as well. I was a bit puzzled. I'm thinking it's an error and someone mistakenly interpreted the ini announcement for X-Plane as being for MSFS. But I hope not!

Yup, there is nothing on their forums about it, only that their A380 is coming to MSFS. I suspect it might be an error but I'd love to be surprised.
Maybe the Asobo team just let the cat out of the bag!

"19 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production."

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9 minutes ago, atco said:

"iniBuilds shared progress on the Airbus A300 Beluga and A310-300"

Well... if it's true that would be amazing, just had a look at the XP11 product trailer and it's gorgeous.

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I find the SDK documentation page a very welcome addition, even though I'm not a developer myself.

Kind reagrds, Michael

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30 minutes ago, pmb said:

I find the SDK documentation page a very welcome addition, even though I'm not a developer myself.

Except it is 3 versions old, but convenient because it doesn't show the number of empty "TODO" pages anymore, which gives the impression it is much more complete that what it really is...

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1 hour ago, ChaoticBeauty said:

we will be pushing back both Sim Update III and World Update IV by a week

Cue the threads entitled "Where is the Sim Update/World Update III we should have had today when those original dates roll round!😉

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18 minutes ago, RXP said:

Except it is 3 versions old, but convenient because it doesn't show the number of empty "TODO" pages anymore, which gives the impression it is much more complete that what it really is...

Also the LaTeX equations on the Flight Model information page don't render properly in the web browser.  It's unreadable.

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Looks like there is no new 3rd party content in marketplace 


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3 minutes ago, sd_flyer said:

Looks like there is no new 3rd party content in marketplace 

The text of the update says +9 airports and +1 aircraft.


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1 hour ago, Tuskin38 said:

So flaps fix now coming in a hotfix instead of the sim update, but that means delaying the sim update until the 9th.

What the heck?  Just reverse what you did and hotfix tomorrow.  Why delay other updates?

 

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