30

October

2020

October 30th, 2020 Development Update

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Update #5 released yesterday and an issue with custom input profiles was discovered, causing some crashes with certain 3rd party peripherals. The team has been hard at work to address this issue and a hotfix is scheduled for release this weekend. As always, if you see or experience any issues, please contact us via Zendesk or the forums and we will do our best to address it! Thank you for your patience as we move forward together.

– MSFS TEAM

UPDATE 5 RELEASE NOTES

Update #5 is officially out. Release Notes for Update #5 can be found here.

AROUND THE WORLD EPISODE 6: SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

SDK UPDATE

The SDK team continues to work on many areas of the SDK based on input from the third party developer community. Recent work focused on:

  • DevMode:
    • We are working on the rework of the Console with specific focus on its layout and ergonomics.
    • A dedicated team is finalizing the first internal version of the forthcoming Node-based Visual Effects System.
    • Improvements, new options, and small features continue to be added here and there in tools. To highlight just one, there is a new LOD debug option when testing your models in-sim.
    • As a background task, the DevMode team is always working on improving the overall stability of the DevMode, giving special focus to the Project Editor, the Scenery Editor, and the Aircraft Editor. The community’s feedback continues to be helpful in identifying & fixing bugs and thus making the tools better.
  • WebAssembly:
    • Fixed mouse middle/right button click events.
    • Implemented the GDI+ DrawImage function.
    • Implementing a different in-game compilation process to decrease iteration times.
    • Benchmarking some typical algorithm/functions to assess potential run-time speed improvements.
    • Implementing some additional WASI functions that were not yet supported

3RD PARTY UPDATE

69 partners have now been approved to our Marketplace Partnership Program and the amount and quality of content just keeps going up! Last week, we added another 4 airports, 1 landmark scenery pack and 1 aircraft. IndiaFoxtEcho’s Long-EZ is a blast to fly. There are many upcoming releases we are excited about including the CRJ from Aerosoft, the PA44 from Carenado, the Jabiru from IRIS, the 787 from Quality Wings and many others – plus, of course, more and more exciting airports. It’s great to see the momentum of the third parties. Nothing is more energizing for our team than seeing the creativity of the creator community flourish! Thank you!!!

MARKETPLACE UPDATE

There were 6 new products released yesterday and 4 products that were updated on Monday.

6 NEW PRODUCTS

Products Updated Monday, 10/26:

4 UPDATED PRODUCTS

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NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 11.05

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team