Sim Update 14 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Sim Update 14 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Sim Update 14 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now live. This update brings a host of new features, improvements, and fixes. The team is aware of reports of slow and stalled download speeds for Sim Update 14. However, meanwhile the team has also implemented further mitigation changes that should alleviate the slow or stuck downloads.

One of the new features is Flight Plan Assistance for ATC: A new setting in the user experience assistance settings lets users request ATC to prioritize their flight plan or world map flight settings over current conditions​​. ATC will now also clear a step to the next altitude before reaching the previously cleared altitude. Plus, vectoring bug fixes ensure correct clearances and responses to new vector requests​​. The update furthermore introduces a brand-new Cirrus SR22T G6 model with custom engine simulation, accurate performance, and extensive Perspective Plus NXi features​​.

Key Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. General Stability: The update addresses several crashes, localization bugs, and performance optimizations for long flights​​.
  2. Marketplace and Menu Improvements: Fixes include a resolved issue with Wishlist sorting in the Marketplace and a freeze issue when opening the logbook​​​​.
  3. Navigation and Traffic Enhancements: Enhanced ATC phraseology and the removal of redundant communication requirements in altitude change requests​​.
  4. Weather System Upgrades: Improvements in snow and ice coverage accuracy, wind readings from METAR, and cloud coverage transitions​​.
  5. Glass Cockpits Updates: For Garmin G3000/G5000 and G1000 Nxi, numerous fixes and added support for hardware keyboard and new autopilot modes​​.

Aircraft-Specific Updates:

  1. General Aircraft Updates: Fixes include improved payload station weight display, corrections in aircraft registration, and enhanced simulation stability​​
  2. Specific Aircraft Models: Numerous aircraft, including the Airbus 310-300, Airbus A320neo (V2), Bell 407, and Boeing 787-10/747-8i, received targeted updates and fixes​​​​​​.

Other Noteworthy Updates:

  1. World Environment Enhancements: The update introduces more realistic sky and lighting colors through improved mapping of wavelengths onto RGB values for ozone layer scattering and sun color​​.
  2. Peripheral and SDK Improvements: Various peripheral fixes and new SDK features enhance the overall development experience and peripheral compatibility​​​​.
  3. Visual Effects Editor and WASM Updates: Fixes in visual effect instances and new features in the WASM module improve visual aspects and module functionality​​​​.

The entire Release Notes are available here. If you are playing on PC, outdated packages in your community folder may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. If you suffer from stability issues or long loading times, move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title.