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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 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




    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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