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    Microsoft Lists Improvements to Flight


    AVSIM Admin

    Today, Microsoft issued this following statement on the Flight Facebook Page; "With the release of the Alaska Wilderness Expansion DLC on the horizon, we’d like to share some of the changes we’ve made to core elements of Microsoft Flight, as well as some bug fixes.

     

    NEW FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY:

     

    New hardware-related functionality:

    ... -Added support for TrackIR

    -Added support for axis-based brake control devices

    -Added settings specific to Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware

     

    New Hangar Marketplace UI:

    -Added details page for Marketplace items

    -Improved user experience for downloading multiple pieces of DLC

    -Added locked/unlocked livery sorting

     

    Map improvements

    -Added globe icon to Main Menu for region selection

    -Adjusted map displays for areas with high airport concentration

    -Added region-based filtering for Aerocaches

     

    Improved error reporting

    -Added features which allow for more robust error reports from end users

     

    New UI Features

    -Added “Glance” command; when R key is pressed and held, allows player to look toward the closest Point of Interest Marker

     

    New Environment Features and Improvements

    -Added two new weather themes: Heavy Weather and Mixed Weather

    -Added new in-cloud effects

    -Adjusted coloration of clouds at higher densities to be more realistic

    -Adjusted cloud randomization

     

    BUG FIXES:

     

    Reduced load times across the board

     

    Adjusted “Skip to Waypoint” feature: players no longer spawn

    inside intervening terrain pieces

     

    Fixed issues with double-byte languages (Korean, Japanese & Chinese)

    -Fixed issue causing in-cockpit tooltips to display incorrectly

    -Fixed issue preventing planes from appearing in Hangar after selecting a job from the Job Board

     

    Fixed graphics issues

    -Fixed issues in fog layer and cirrus cloud rendering

    -Adjusted reflections to be more realistic (no more giant plane reflections)

    -Fixed vegetation flickering issues

    -Fixed banyan tree rendering

    -Fixed crash that occurred for some users when changing graphics settings during cut scenes

    -Improved in-flight terrain textures for users with Vertical Sync enabled

     

    Addressed multiple Games for Windows – LIVE related issues which can cause Microsoft Flight to crash

     

    Addressed multiple issues causing Windows Vista users to experience a crash after completing a mission or challenge

     

    Fixed multiplayer issues

    -Reduced bandwidth consumed during multiplayer sessions

    -Fixed error experienced by final users to join multiplayer sessions

    -Fixed multiple crashes that occur during multiplayer sessions

    -Reduced choppiness in rendering other users’ planes during multiplayer

     



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