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  1. Yes this is the strange thing with the traffic - prior to the downtime I never saw more than 1 or 2 aircraft near any major airport and no matter how busy the live traffic world map is. Then last night I fly from Incheon Korea (quiet) to Beijing over Dalian - once I got to Chinese airspace there were plenty of activity at both these airports. Beijing in particular on arrival was almost like a normal airport with live real aircraft (not simmers who were also there) circling and landing quite regulalry - much closer to watching Flightradar24. Will try again tonight see if I get the same levels of traffic at this or other airports.
  2. Looks like it’s back up - a full board of flights at all major airports now .. Still be good to know how many of the flights are actually used in the sim because the biggest airports are never anywhere near as busy as real life eg. flight radar 24 - yes I know where in pandemic but still should be more planes around.
  3. As the title suggests - tonight (28th Sept 2020 ~11am-1pm UTC) getting nothing in the Live Airport Activity for any major world airports nor any real world live traffic in the sim. Apparenty MSFS 2020 gets it data from Flightaware but the site has been up the whole time. Scenery download, live online player traffic and connection to MS servers are all OK - its only real world traffic that does not work at the moment. Anyone else had the same issue ?
  4. I am using the current version (28th Sept 2020) downloaded just before but then I found on my latest flight I had the same problem again - choosing an arrival runway with STAR in the FMC just prior to landing it turned the plane around and flew me back to the last waypoint (or wherever the flight plan had been as I started to re-program so it did a complete 360 before eventually putting me on the chose arrival. So I guess it is just a bug in the FMC as people have been saying.
  5. Actually I think I may have found a fix by using the awesome flybywiresim a32nx A320 mod. Since using this mod when I select an arrival with STAR it seems to re-route immediately to the closest waypoint in that STAR to join the arrival pattern. I did 2 or 3 test flights last night and it seemed to work. Could just be luck - the release notes for the a32nx make no mention of fixing anything in the MCDU - but eirhter way it's worth a try !! The a32nx is a great improvement over the base A320 regardless.
  6. Hey giuys hoping someone can help here I am one who likes to set the arrival and departure airport via Globe planner but leave the runway choices for both Dept/Arr up to the ATC ie. Direct. However I have a couple of problems with this. Normally by the time the ATC announces the arrival runway, I quickly re-program the FMC arrival (by going to FPLAN clicking on the arrival Airport then selection Arrival Runway and Transition then inserting into Flight Plan) however almost always it turns the aircraft around and flys me all the way back to previous waypoint before then commencing arrival. How can I work around this ? I've tried erasing the waypoint but it either wont erase or gets confused. The other problem I have found is that if you clear all the waypoints in the FMC by choosing the destination airport via Direct option in FMC - it then gives NO transitions or approach waypoints and just gives you a single waypoint to the airport ie. does not line you up with the runway. Anyone else have this problem ? I've looked at various FMC tutorials but none of them address these issues. I am using the a32nx modfied A320 not sure if that has something to do with the second issue of no Transitions available when erasing the flight plan and choosing Direct, however the first problem of flying you back to previous waypoint has been there since Day 1.. Appreciate any suggestions !!
  7. Let us not forget from where or whence we came .. Old versions gone but not forgotten .. xo
  8. Thanks yes I should have googled it better but I found something similar in this thread: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/374808/how-can-i-check-my-framerate-in-microsoft-flight-simulator "You can switch on FPS display in developer settings (Options -> General -> Developers -> enable Developer mode -> new menu bar appears -> Options -> Display FPS). However, its a rather huge overlay and probably not what you want." Haven't tried it yet as im on work break but does it look the same as what Ricardo posted above ?
  9. Do you have any photos of your problem ? Some people have reported that VFR map is hidden behind the main display. Do you get the VFR map icon on the toolbar like I just posted above ? It's the one that looks like pages of a book.
  10. Hey how did you get the perfromance monitor up there or what is it ? Is the 12 meaning FPS I was wondering if there is an FPS counter in MSFS 2020 - apparently in dev mode there is but not sure how to get to ti.
  11. OK I managed to fix it !! Just needed to delete and re-update the right package folder in the end - it's one of the ones highlighted in blue above but not sure exactly which one. Luckily it was NOT the huge fs-base (14GB - which I did also update prior to no effect) or the gigantic fs-base-cgl (~70GB - which I watched and made sure installed correctly the first time) Sartanius - as mentioned at Flight Sim forum it wasn't the big fs-base or fs-base-ui-pages but luckily the above folders weren't too big so didn't take too long to update as a whole. I also updated all the asobo folders just to make sure I don't have any other issues but it didn't fix this particular issue. Anyway thanks again everyone for all your help and suggestions !!
  12. Unfortuntely when I click on your link above: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/solved-in-game-toolbar-ui-panels-missing/105533 It says 'Oops! That page doesn’t exist or is private.' Can you tell me which sub-forum it is in and when the last post was made ? I can try and find it by browsing manually or check if I have access to that sub-forum. Anyway I tried the above it didn't work unfortunately.
  13. I cannot find that thread (have just signed up for an account) can you re-pase the link or the thread title ? Either way I'm trying to re-install as you suggested now. The setting for 'Group' in traffic - is that where you create a flight plan and select 'live traffic', 'multiplayer' etc ?
  14. I did but no luck - I simply do not even have them as greyed out options. As a test I tried deleting the fs-base-ingamepanels-vfrmap folder from Package directory and sure enough re-starting it found it missing and updated it but it just has the same contents as before and no fix to the issue 😞 I'm amazed I'm the only one with this problem have searched through various forums to no avail ..
  15. So it turns out my install of MSFS 2020 simply has no VFR maps available to pop up at all and the toolbar does not have this icon, nor some of the other icons like the Weather (Cloud Icon) and Travel To (Pinpoint Icon) that that I've seen in other screenshots. At first I thought it was because I was flying IFR routes but the above is a simple VFR flight, also tried in free flight and Courcheval landing test (which I've had a friend confirm they can access the VFR map in that). I've checked my package folder there is the following folder: fs-base-ingamepanels-vfrmap Which has 7 files for a total of 13.8kB - which seems a bit small. There are no other folders with vfr in the name only a couple of other JPG files in base and common directories. Can anyone help me at least by verifying if they have any other vfrmap directories or files in their package folder ??
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