Blinking clouds after patch 5

Please, check this out. It seems they’re aware and maybe doing something after all.

If you’re on Twitter, it will help if you RT or comment there. It has wider exposure than this forum site.


Thanks a lot for taking the time to do this! The first response is identical to the one we had from a support agent earlier in this thread, but the second one is a lot more definitive than what we’ve had before. It is a good step forward from the “under investigation” status in the Feedback Snapshot.

Hopefully there will be a resolution to this in late December update.


Hi eric,

We have recorded the bug you have submitted in our internal bug and issue tracker.

To understand what will happen next, visit the Zendesk Bug Reporting FAQ

Best regards,
Microsoft Flight Simulator Support Team


Thanks. The more Zendesk reports they receive, the higher this goes on their priority list.

Same here, i create a ticket too. Fix the clouds soon! I can’t feel like a flight!!! :slight_smile:

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Everyone make sure to upvote the thread I’m linking below as well, if you haven’t already. It has a place on the Feedback Snapshot, and increasing the amount of votes could help as well.

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Where to write “fly”.
I didn’t understand where to write this

Hi @andrerj2011,

If I understand you correctly, you are asking about these steps? #2?

1.) Set flight up as normal, including the weather you want (e.g. live, snow, etc.)
2.) Enter “Fly” (Click on the Fly button to enter into a flight)
3.) Once you see the flickering clouds, go back into settings
4.) Turn Render Scaling down (I went from 90 to 60) and save
5.) Turn Render Scaling back to your preferred setting and save again
6.) Go back to your flight and enjoy flying in weather again

Please let me know!

Ok … now I understand … I will do these procedures to see if the clouds are “normal”

Yes. This was mentioned by another member who was able to fix it. It may or may not work for you.

On the top of this topic is a “Vote” button, click on there to Vote that this is a problem for you. The higher the votes, it will get brought up by the team to the developers.

If the problem still happens, please report this to zendesk as a Bug & Issue:

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Just to clarify - “normal” is everything works, back to steady state - but there are no clouds at all. Flyable, just not as realistic or fun.


Remove only the clouds.
After do this you can flight without clouds.

Ja mir ist auch das gleiche Problem auferlegt worden. Dachte auch ich hätte die Mindest-anforderung mit meinem Acer Lap. 266 MHz. 16MB Arbeitsspeicher und GTX 860m erfüllt! Gehöre jetzt auch zu den Schönwetter-Fliegern. Schon dumm das ich auch noch das große Paket genommen habe :frowning:

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According to the Code of Conduct English is the official language of the MSFS forums, must be used in all categories except for #multiplayer.

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Couple of interesting items to note ladies and gentlemen:

  1. After all the mega gigabyte sized patches… I’m up to latest version and the sickening epilepsy inducing blinking continues…unless clear skies are chosen.

  2. Cyberpunk 2077 has had glitches and gamers have received an apology from the developer and refunds. One of the big concerns was epilepsy due to flickering lights

  1. A number of people I’ve spoken to that have older systems affected by this cloud blinking problem have said that after even trying to disable the clouds and looking at the blinking screen they have felt nausea and dizzy feeling. Microsoft have taken weeks to even acknowledge the issue and support staff have swept the problem as old hardware…let alone to provide a patch for older systems… I don’t know what it will take for them to fix it…someone having serious health condition like an epileptic seizure episode?

Anyone that is feeling unwell nausea etc after the vigerous blinking should mention this problem here.

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According to the feedback snapshot, the flashing clouds have been FIXED!!! To be introduced in sim update 2.


Can’t wait to see this. Two surprises right before Xmas. Cloud fix and my Honeycomb Bravo Throttle arrives on Saturday 15 months after order… Hooray! :grinning:


We get our clouds back tomorrow!!!..hopefully… :worried:


A new update is out now with a fix for the flickering clouds. Anyone who downloads it, let us know if the fix works! It will take several hours for me to download it.

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Downloading now. 1 gig from store. 10.22 gig from app. 158 files

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