have you tried turning off live traffic/ai traffic/multiplayer? It worked for me and several others. Also:
-read other CTD posts on the forums for help.
I appreciate how difficult it is to diagnose problems like this, but you unfortunately have to exhaust every option. Lets hope the team fixes all these CTD’s!
I don’t get many CTDs and the updates are unpredictable. It was coincidence that I was in sim at the time it dropped. That’s a really hard thing to test and replicate. I’m also not willing to give up live/ai/multiplayer on the off chance that it might be causing a random crash due to random timing. However, I’ve rolled back my vid driver to last August, which has seemed to fix another unrelated issue.
The upside is that I’ve learned where a lot of settings are, and what they do.
Wardo, I have multiplayer and live activated but keep the AI traffic off. I do not feel that by removing random fictitious traffic reduces the experience but CTDs definitely do.
By turning off AI traffic and reducing road/marine/airport veh you take a massive load off the CPU/Mem resulting in a proven improvement in stability.
Like most of us here, I have my life planned around the clockwork nature of MSFS updates.
Steam updates are not, in any way, predictable. I’ve been on Steam for longer than I like to admit. They always come as surprise. If they had a “roadmap”, I’d have heard about it by now. For updates, they’ll open a window to let you know, then ask if your happy that they’ve shut off a program you were using. Okay not quite, but I find the coincidence of CTDs to the Steam update troubling.
I only grudgingly use Steam. I pre-purchased the new XIII in August. I was exited about it. When it came out 3 months later and sucked, they refused a refund because it fell outside of their 14-day (?) refund window. Too bad they’re the only game in town for some things.