Next Tuesday, October 19th, is a major update day for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Sim Update 6 will be made available across the platform, bringing with it a host of important changes, new features and bug fixes.
On the latest development update, the MSFS team revealed a list of known bugs that will be fixed based on direct community feedback from the official forums. These bugs include some problems with animations, aircraft performance and simulation issues, and other smaller nags like a persistent toolbar handle (by the way, there’s a great freeware mod that gets rid of that for good!).
The list of bugs to be fixed (directly reported by users on the forums), is as follows:
- Wrong IAS calculation
- Altitude not affected by OAT
- Thrust reverser animation wrong on all aicraft
- Turboprop ITT simulation still way off
- Longitude thrust reverser messages missing
- 930 barber pole still incorrectly shows on standby instrument warning
- Decreased aircraft airspeed in cloud
- VR graphics settings are listed twice
- Menus in VR have excessive Aliasing when compared to previous version
- TCA Quadrant & AddOn problem with SU5
- Airport History not updating on world map
- Duplicate Airports and Waypoints in the Longitude
- Xcub floats unable to steer on the ground
- MSFS START CTD…today
- Cirrus SR22 – Nose-wheel doesn’t move when turning on the ground
- Citation Longitude oscillating after 188.8.131.52 Update
- Toolbar – Handle Bar – Flight Menu (triangle) will not disappear
- Tail number and call sign not registering
- Live/AI Traffic Missing Lights
- Please fix the lights on AI Aircraft
Besides this, there’s a ton more major fixes incoming, but also a host of improvements to the base platform that should appease many recent complaints. As we reported before, Sim Update 6 will give pilots the option to significantly customize the simulator’s LOD settings. A new Terrain LOD slider will allow objects to appear from further away, while trees and city night lighting will also be much improved when seen from longer distances and higher altitudes.
Sim Update 6 is coming in just a few days, so expect to see a comprehensive list of all the fixes, changes, and features by the time it goes live on October 19th. It’s the first major platform update after the controversial Sim Update 5, so let’s hope things will go smoother this time.