MSFS Development Update (4.3)

The development team for Microsoft Flight Simulator has released another weekly development update.

They begin this episode with the announcement that Sim Update 3 is almost ready to go live in the coming week, and they will be having another Live Dev Q&A next Wednesday (10.03) at 1830z. On Monday the 8th, at 2000z, Pilot Emilie will be hosting the MSFS Twitch channel. Also note, there will be a community fly-in, on Friday the 12th, from Calgary to Vancouver. All these opportunities allow the community to keep up with developments with Microsoft Flight Simulator’s continuing growth.

As the tables below indicate, Sim Update 3 will hopefully make some improvements or fixes to a number of issues. For example, problems with the Garmin G1000 autopilot and live weather inaccuracies. Also, there should be a fix for the glow seen around aircraft and objects that appeared after the last update.

Third Party Update

  • Airports
    • 636 airports (+36) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 454 airports (+27) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 196 airports (+25) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 67 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 124 airports (+9) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 120 aircraft (+8) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 24 aircraft (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 16 aircraft (+5) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 74 aircraft (+2) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 22 aircraft (+3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 223 sceneries (+10) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 220 sceneries (+10) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 17 sceneries (+2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 3 sceneries (0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 20 mission packs (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 20 mission packs (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 3 mission packs (+3) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.

SDK UPDATE

  • On the DevMode side:
    • We fixed font-related issues in DevMode.
    • In the Scenery Editor, we fixed a bug that didn’t show object test radius when selected. We also added a button to remove material from polygons.
    • We also implemented the Delete key as a way to delete individual points on polygons-based objects (like painted lines, aprons, polygons etc.).
  • On the WASM side:
    • We fixed execute_calculator_code proxy and added more security to it.



Author: Ray

I have been an avid aviation enthusiast for about eight years since I first started using FSX. Apart from flying in the sims (now X-Plane 11 and MSFS) I enjoy reading about aviation through the many periodicals and books available. I live in South Yorkshire in the northern half of the UK.

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