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October 19, 2023 MSFS Development Update

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OCTOBER 19TH 2023, DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

 

A Boeing 777 airliner lines up on a runway

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is forum user digital896! If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below!

Earlier today, we released updated versions of Local Legend 9: Latécoère 631 and Local Legend 12: Dornier Do X. You can download these updates via the in-sim Content Manager. You can read the release notes for both of these updates on our forums here.

As a reminder to all Xbox Series X|S flyers out there, we currently have an ongoing public test to help the development team improve stability on the Xbox platform in future builds. This test build does not contain any fixes or improvements to the sim itself, but it does include enhance data telemetry reporting to send more detailed crash logs to the developers. If you would like to assist your fellow Xbox players in improving the stability of Microsoft Flight Simulator in upcoming releases, please see this forum post for instructions on how to enroll in the Stability Test.

– MSFS Team

 

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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MARKETPLACE UPDATE

Click here for the web-friendly version of the Marketplace Update.

There are 99 new and 33 updated products in today’s Marketplace Update.

MARKETPLACE BACKLOG

Current Backlog: 510 Total

BACKLOG: NEW PRODUCTS
  Testing Status
Content Type Initial Processing and Validation by MS Handed off to 3P for Functional Testing Functional Testing in Progress by 3P Functional Testing Signed off by 3P Total
Aircraft 85 11 2 1 99
Mission 10 38 0 0 48
Scenery 13 9 1 6 29
Livery 22 28 0 4 54
Airport 32 29 9 10 80
Other 32 17 2 2 53
Total 194 132 14 23 363
BACKLOG: UPDATED PRODUCTS
  Testing Status
Content Type Initial Processing and Validation by MS Handed off to 3P for Functional Testing Functional Testing in Progress by 3P Functional Testing Signed off by 3P Total
Aircraft 22 7 1 1 31
Mission 0 0 0 0 0
Scenery 7 6 1 3 16
Livery 14 10 0 1 25
Airport 30 20 5 13 68
Other 4 3 0 0 7
Total 77 46 7 17 147

 

SDK UPDATE

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WORKING TITLE / MSFS AVIONICS FRAMEWORK
  • MSFS Avionics Framework
    • Check out MSFS Avionics Source Code Mirror to access the latest Avionics Framework source code.
    • Find documentation about the avionics framework here: MSFS Avionics Frameworks and Instruments.
    • Upcoming framework updates:
      • Adding improved color interpolation methods to ColorUtils in the Framework SDK. (AAU_03)
      • In the Garmin SDK, ArtificialHorizon is being improved to interpolate the desired gradient and draw the interpolated colors manually which fixes a rendering bug that can sometimes produce visual artifacts in the Coherent engine. (AAU_03)
      • Adding support for SVG TSPAN in the base FSComponent in the Framework SDK. (AAU_03)
      • Enhancing support for Anti-Ice system interaction and key event intercepts to the Framework. (SU_14)

THIRD PARTY UPDATES

  • As of 10/15, we have now approved 234 (+00) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 200 (+1) have released 2,706 products on PC (+27) and 2,426 on Xbox (+29).
  • In total, 3,655 products (+3) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 787 products (+5) from 3rd party developers are in production (355 announced, 432 unannounced). In total, over 4,442 3rd party products (+8) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 2,155 airports (+5) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,923 airports (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 1,378 airports (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 119 airports (+4) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 113 airports (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 689 aircraft (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 293 aircraft (+2) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 219 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 204 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 215 aircraft (+4) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 181 aircraft (-3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 1,005 scenery packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 963 scenery packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 517 scenery packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 20 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 22 scenery packs (+0) are not announced but the dev let us know that scenery is in production
  • Mission Packs:
    • 222 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 190 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 129 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
      • 32 mission packs (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that they are in production.
  • Livery Packs:
    • 335 livery packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 260 livery packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 253 livery packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 1 livery pack (+0) beyond the released scenery has been announced.
      • 74 livery packs (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Ships & Watercraft:
    • 36 ships & watercraft (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 26 ships & watercraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 19 ships & watercraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 ships & watercraft (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 10 ships & watercraft (+0) are not announced, but dev let us know that scenery is in production

 

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COMMUNITY FLY-IN FRIDAY

Community Fly-In: Jidai Matsuri. Friday October 20th at 1800z on twitch.tv/msfsofficial

One of the most important events in Japanese history is the Meiji Restoration of 1868. It was during this period that Japan experienced very rapid industrialization and modernization. Also during this period, the Emperor relocated Japan’s capital city from Kyoto – which had been the capital for more than 1,000 years – to Edo, which was then renamed to Tokyo (meaning “Eastern Capital”).

As part of this move, thousands of government officials left Kyoto behind, diminishing the city’s economy and prestige. In 1895, to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto (formerly known as Heian-kyō), the local government proposed an annual festival and celebration of different eras of Kyoto’s history. This festival is known as Jidai Matsuri (時代祭) or the “Festival of the Ages” and occurs every year on October 22. Celebrations include a grand parade featuring over 2,000 people dressed in historic costumes representing different eras of Kyoto’s history. Nearly 130 years after it was first celebrated, Jidai Matsuri remains a major cultural event in Kyoto to this day.

For Fly-In Friday this week, our flight will see us fly over Kyoto and visit several other Japanese cities in the Kansai region including Kobe, Osaka, and Nara. Our full stop landing will be at Nagoya, a city that is closely linked to Japan’s aviation industry.

Event details are available here. All are welcome to participate!

TUBELINER TUESDAY

Tubeliner Tuesday Episode 2: Jets in Japan from RJTT to RJBB. Live on October 24th at 18:00z on www.twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial

Earlier this week Community Manager Matt “Chewwy” conducted the first episode in a new weekly series on our Twitch channel called “Tubeliner Tuesday” focusing on airliners within Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

The next episode will take place on Tuesday 24th October, with our focus following on from this week’s Community Fly-In and also featuring a flight in Japan! Routing from Osaka Kansai (RJBB) to Tokyo Haneda (RJTT) in the Boeing 787, we will look at some of the new features brought to this aircraft in Sim Update 13.

Event details are available here.

COMMUNITY VIDEO

We’re heading down under for this week’s Community Video, as we follow Flight Sim Passion on a journey with Air New Zealand from Wellington (NZWN) to Queenstown (NZQN).

This short one hour flight from the North to South Island is complemented by some incredibly scenic views both on departure and arrival. Flight Sim Passion picks up the intensity with a visual circuit for runway 23 at Queenstown to complete a stunning approach.

We love the editing style in this video, alongside the detailed description of each stage of flight. Thanks for a great trip, Flight Sim Passion!

 

SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post!

This week’s screenshot challenge: Inverted Flight

This past week’s Screenshot Challenge was Runway Lights.

A Boeing 777 airliner lines up on a runway

Weekly Screenshot Challenge Winner: digital896 (Forums)

An ANA Airbus A320 begins its lineup on a runway surrounded by snow.

Screenshot by Johnny_aircargo (Twitter)

The Top Gun Maverick F/A-18 Hornet landing on an aircraft carrier

Screenshot by KotetuP (Twitter)

A Boeing 747-8 in house Boeing colors lines up for takeoff

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

An F4 Corsair on approach to land with flaps and landing gear deployed.

Screenshot by THECHIZINATOR (Forums)

A Lufthansa Regional ATR 72-600 makes a high approach to an airport with city lights surrounding.

Screenshot by HolmesCZ6127 (Forums)

A Boeing 747-8 flares for landing on the centreline of a runway.

Screenshot by Inf1anEwok (Forums)

An Airbus A320 NEO lines up for departure with the beacon light flashing and reflecting on the runway surface below.

Screenshot by ukaka5656 (Twitter)

A Cessna Caravan on approach to land with the sun setting in the distance.

Screenshot by BasedRaccoon (Twitter)

An British Airways Airbus A320NEO departs Innsbruck Airport, Austria

Screenshot by HeKa48 (Forums)

An F-104 Starfighter with afterburner engaged does a high speed pass over a runway.

Screenshot by CpuGeta486 (Twitter)


NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – October 26th, 2023

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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Good grief someone's selling different colored flashlights for 5usd a pop 😲 I'm in the wrong line of work.

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No info on the Mu-2 again, in fact still under Early October in the roadmap, despite now entering late Oct.

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What happened to realistic dangerous weather?

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1 hour ago, Vitold69 said:

"Planned MSFS 2024 +"  PLUS! 😁

I do believe they don't introduce seasons in 2024 even!  

The teaser video showed seasons.

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Powerlines, antennas etc coming to 2024 is new? I feel like that's the first time I've seen it.


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On 10/20/2023 at 1:09 PM, Vitold69 said:

This was REX AccuSeason addon 😁

Did you create a new account just so you could troll?

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