Microsoft Flight Simulator FAQ

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KNOWN ISSUES (Last update: June 15, 2021)

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Please find below a list of other known issues and solutions (when available)

VR

  • Crashing issues when switching to VR. Solution: Close ATC windows and other pop-up windows before switching to VR
  • You may crash when exiting VR mode. This issue is being investigated but we suspect OpenXR preview runtime (v106) may be involved. So if you experience this problem, we recommend you revert to the official public runtime (v105).

 

ISSUE WITH FLIGHT PLAN

  • Aircraft/Autopilot doesn't follow the Flight Plan. Solution: Open Windows 10 Control PanelRegion > Administrative Tab > Change System Locale… Uncheck: “Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support ” - Reboot the computer.

 

FREE LOOK STOPPED WORKING

  • Freelook via right-mouse stops working inside the cockpit. Solution: Go to Options > General > Camera > Cockpit Camera > Toggle Home cockpit mode "OFF".

 

SEAGATE TOOLKIT APPLICATION CAUSES THE GAME TO CRASH

  • Seagate Toolkit application caused the game to crash at start-up. Solution: Disable Seagate Toolkit or stop the process in Task Manager before launching Microsoft Flight Simulator.

 

PERIPHERALS

  • On rare occasions during a flight, the position of axes will reset to 50% after exiting the Pause Menu.
    Workaround: In the World Map menu, head to Flight Conditions then in click the Sensitivity button above the Search & Filters panel to display the device sensitivity options and adjust the position of your device's axes. We are currently investigating this issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

 

PERFORMANCE

  • We are aware that some players are experiencing performance issues such as FPS drops, stuttering, or crashes. Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation and investigating the cause of each of these problems. Performance is one of our top priorities, and we have numerous optimization updates planned for the near future. We'll make sure to share more information in our development updates.

 

MISC

  • Throttle mapping reversed for the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog.

 

CONFLICTS BETWEEN 3RD PARTY PACK AND OFFICIAL WORLD UPDATE

  • ORBX London and Paris Landmarks Scenery (3rd party content) are currently conflicting with the World updates. This is actively being worked on, but in the meantime, we recommend disabling 3rd party scenery.

 

AIRCRAFT

  • [B787] Aircraft nosewheel bounces
  • The Cessna Citation Longitude can be slightly below the glideslope as you get close to the airport
  • Once activated, the Switch to Mach units knob won’t return to knots on the Airbus A320neo.
  • VNAV can overshoot the climb speed. Disconnecting the AP after take-off and re-engaging it will limit the overshoot impact.
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i does not change pitch with VS wheel when Autopilot is enabled. The plane continually loses altitude causing it to crash after loading into the Attitudes & Instruments Training Flight.
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