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  1. Try using a VPN to allow you to connect to a different server. I live in Southeast US and the default server is trash...it always hangs during downloads. I connected with a VPN and it gave me an IP address in the northeast and everything downloaded and installed without a hitch.
  2. I cannot say my time with MSFS has been trouble free; however, it's never failed to update and I have only the rare CTD...usually due to add-on(s). On the other hand, in the early days, I was having an issue when downloading updates. The updates would hang. I even logged tickets with Zendesk and even talked to them and they could never figure it out. Then, I read somewhere that not all the distro servers were 100% reliable. Someone mentioned using VPN as a way to set your IP address to a different location. I did this and boom, the updates came in quickly and without issues. I cannot speak to anyone having issues with where you have the sim installed, but definitely, if you're having download issues, try a VPN to see if it helps. Meanwhile, my biggest gripe still is melted buildings. I figure it is due to my limited bandwidth, but can also be other things contributing to this, so I fly mostly in remote/rural areas until I can get better service and living in a rural area is like living in a time capsule - nothing moves very fast. Good luck!
  3. I will buy this if it can simulate a typical fishing outing, where I whip out my pp to take a leak after all the beers I drink and the wind blows it back onto my fishing partner. That would encompass all the aspects of a spectacular water sport environment.
  4. Yeah, this pretty much answers the question of whether msfs2020 is a game or a sim...case dismissed!
  5. I finally got the error message cleared. I had to rebuild the resource folder - well I probably didn't have to, but I did anyway. Thanks for the tip! Merry Christmas!
  6. Sorry for the text file, it is a download link...I will try what you indicated above. I tried to add another link to the log file, but it doesn't seem to want to do it now. Anyways, thanks for the tip!
  7. I'm getting the following error, but I'm not sure what to do to resolve it. I have looked at my log file and deleted the files it says are in error, then updating XP, but it still doesn't resolve. Below is a link to my log file: Log.txt Thanks for the advice.
  8. I can fly from Point A to Point B, so yeah, it's a good patch; although, I try not to open my eyes to see broke things.
  9. The BN-2 Islander is also a regular visitor to SABA that can obviously handle the short strip.
  10. Is this a free upgrade if you own the original AFL C172?
  11. Only speculating, but I think much of this is inherent to 1) being a XBox title and 2) being tied to a MS streaming service. I think those two things drive much of the way the PC version must be updated. So far, knock on wood, things seem smooth for me in the update process "most of the time". Typically, when I have problems with the MSFS update, it always seems to be when the XBox app is either not logged in or it requires an update. So many moving parts external to this sim, but this may be something we have to live with.
  12. I think you download the installer from the store and the update is triggered once you start the sim...something along those lines I think. EDIT: Maybe you're system is downloading the MS Store updates automatically? Mine MS Store is set only to update things when asked.
  13. I think they ported over an old term or tried to make it fit newer technology. It is a TRIM operation actually which is an optimization routine. Most, if not all, SSDs have this built into the firmware of the SSD, so why does Windows feel the need do it as well?
  14. Meh...I haven't seen an issue with trees since the latest update, then again I don't really scrutinize what I see to that level of detail, nor do I look at stuff that may have garnered my attention in earlier releases. I think for it to bother me, it has to really reach out and grab my attention; otherwise, it's business as usual for me. Even when the tree draw distance issue first came up, I didn't notice it until people complained about it, then I just shrugged it off and continued to enjoy the sim. The moral of my story is, one simmer's feature fail is another simmer's nothingburger.
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