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September 1st, 2022 Development Update

Screenshot by ExplorerJB (Forum)

With August now in the rearview mirror, many of you will be returning to school for the new year or starting college. For those studying an aviation-related field, we wish you the best of luck and hope your experiences with Microsoft Flight Simulator will serve you well in your educational endeavors.

Sim Update 10 beta testing continues. Thank you to everyone on PC and Xbox who have been testing last week’s 1.27.17.0 build and posting feedback and bug reports on the forums. Your feedback truly is invaluable to the dev team.

Finally, today’s Marketplace update includes the Carenado PC12. You can read more about this versatile plane, the world’s most success single-engine turboprop, over at Xbox Wire. You can also watch a trailer video below.

MSFS Team

 

Development Roadmap

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Feedback snapshot

For the most recent Feedback Snapshot, see our Development Update blog from August 11th. The web-friendly version is available here.

 

Marketplace Update

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There are 52 new and 22 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

RELEASED EARLIER:

New on PC and Xbox ✅

 

 

52 NEW PRODUCTS: 26 ON PC, 26 ON XBOX

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

 

22 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 12 ON PC, 10 ON XBOX

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

 

SDK Update

  • Roadmap:
    • Sim Update 10
      • For Premium & Deluxe aircraft, the config files (.cfg) will no longer be encrypted.
      • Terrain & Weather Radar Drawing APIs.
      • NavData & Airport Data Reading API for SimConnect and WASM.
      • Aircraft Editor V2
      • Smart Docking System: the game can now be rendered in its own window in the Devmode, allowing you to re-arrange your editors around it.
  • General:
    • On the Project Editor
      • We fixed the export that was duplicating or adding files from packages that were not selected to the .zip archive.
    • On the Aircraft Editor
      • We reversed deleting legacy parameters when USE_LEGACY is unchecked to avoid user errors. Instead, we now mark legacy parameters as “not required” when USE_LEGACY is unchecked.
      • We fixed wrong conditions on parameters.
    • On the Scenery Editor
      • We fixed a regression during airport draw.
      • We fixed a little shifting when resizing large rectangular aprons. We also fixed the rectangular apron picking.
      • We fixed polygons that were not refreshed when opening a project.
      • We fixed a memory leak in VectorDataBag.
    • On SimConnect
      • We added “Final approach leg”, “missed approach leg” and approach suffix to NavData API and fixed a typo.
      • SimConnect_AISetAircraftFlightPlan and SimConnect_AICreateEnrouteATCAircraft now reference work folder or package folder.
      • RunwayStart can now be requested using NavData API.

 

Third Party Update

  • As of 08/25, we have now approved 263 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 160 (+1) have released 1,340 products on PC (+19) and 1,051 on Xbox (+17).
  • In total, 2,400 products (+22) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 604 products (-5) from 3rd party developers are in production (312 announced, 292 unannounced). In total, over 3,004 3rd party products (+117) have either been released or are in development.

 

  • Airports:
    • 1,628 airports (+98) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,409 airports (+2) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 878 airports (+33) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 116 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 103 airports (-4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 442 aircraft (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 160 aircraft (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 110 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 83 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 176 aircraft (-1) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 106 aircraft (+1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 837 scenery packs (+16) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 734 scenery packs (+17) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 201 scenery packs (+9) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 20 scenery packs (+1) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 83 scenery packs (-2) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 97 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 97 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 34 mission packs (+2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
      • 0 mission packs (-0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that they are in production.

 

Twitch Update

We stream weekly on twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial. Every year on September 1, citizens of Japan stop to recognize Disaster Prevention and Emergency Preparedness. This week, we will be flying over Japan’s Kantō Region, including a scenic view of Mount Fuji and the bustling streets of Tokyo. See our forum post for more details!

Community Video

Two of the most popular addons to be released in recent months are the Concorde from DC Designs and GSX Pro from FSDreamTeam. In this video, YouTuber The Flight Sim Deck combines these two mods to showcase the boarding and departure procedures of a vintage Air France Concorde flight. Check it out!

Screenshot Challenge

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post ! This week’s screenshot challenge: Storm Chasers

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “The Tail End”. We loved seeing your screenshots and reading about your memories and stories of your time in MSFS, so this week so we added a few extra runner-ups! Here they are:

Screenshot by AvionChibi (Twitter)

Screenshot by Batterby76 (Forum)

Screenshot by Mifaman701 (Forum)

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

Screenshot by Punkoflyer (Forum)

Screenshot by SteffoHD (Forum)

Screenshot by tsujiKa_air (Twitter)

Screenshot by ukaka5656 (Twitter)

Screenshot by ZILLNIAZI17 (Forum)

 


NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – September 8th, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team