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Update 6: Game doesn't start anymore

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In true MSFS2020 fashion, the update stops the game from starting again and I (once again, like with every other update) need your much appreciated help.

The symptoms I have now are this: When I click on the icon, the game says there's a mandatory update and the game has to be updated in the MS Store. Then it closes itself and opens the MS Store.
But there when I go to updates, nothing needs to be updated, and if I look up the MIcrosoft Flight Simulator app the blue button just says "Play" with no option to update.

What to do? I wish MS would get notice of these issues because this is the 6th update, and the 6th time the update just breaks the game that I can't even start it anymore without going online to get help on forums 😤

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23 minutes ago, cantremember said:

What to do?

A number of us ran into this already and the fix is documented in this forum.

From the MS store, download and install the "XBox" app and start it up.

Edit: Then look for the MSFS update in the store..

This is a one-time thing..

 

Edited by Bert Pieke

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I installed the Xbox app. When I started it, it logs me in right away and flightsim is listed as the one game I own so that's good. However when I start it from there, it still says there's a mandatory update available and just quits to desktop again right after I click ok.

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3 minutes ago, cantremember said:

I installed the Xbox app. When I started it, it logs me in right away and flightsim is listed as the one game I own so that's good. However when I start it from there, it still says there's a mandatory update available and just quits to desktop again right after I click ok.

Hmmm, read through the topic referenced above.. try looking for the update in the store one more time.

Edited by Bert Pieke

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Oh yeah, after installing the Xbox App, THEN opening the MS Store again, it will show the update for the FlightSim app.

I hope I'm not just the only one thinking that the way this works is completely illogical. I wish I was a professional and not just a regular end-user so I could give MS a piece of my mind on their update mechanism

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