Discussion + Poll: Sim Update 6 (1.20.6.0)

Read the Release Notes here

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 1.20.6.0. Other topics created to discuss this thread may be merged here.

Poll Questions

Feel free to answer these poll questions after you download and experience the new update.

Did you experience any CTDs during this download process? If yes, please respond to this post and let us know more details.
  • Yes
  • No

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For any issues during the install process, please read the following article.

Did you remove all your mods from the community folder?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Oops, I forgot. Will do that now and try again.
  • I don’t use mods

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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being smoothest, how is your performance/stability in this update? Please vote once you have played the updated sim for at least an hour.
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Is your performance/stability worse, the same, or better than the latest update? Please vote once you have played the updated sim for at least an hour.
  • Worse
  • The same
  • Better

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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, how would you globally rate this update (This question will be used as a reference between each update)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out about Known Issues

Click the link titled “Known Issues” in the hamburger menu, which is opened by clicking the button next to your profile picture on the navbar.

This page will be updated within a few days to reflect the latest patch.

How do I see my current version number?

Press Alt+Enter to change the program from full screen to windowed mode. The version number is at the top title bar of the window. Additionally, the version number is displayed by holding down Alt+Tab (above the window icon) or available in-game by clicking on your gamer tag profile icon from the top right of the main screen. The version name is displayed in the dialogue box under your gamer tag

Do I need to do anything with add-ons in the community folder?

We highly recommended that you move the content from your community folder to a temporary location on your hard drive before applying the patch and replacing after testing the new version.

Note the size of the update depends on the version of the game you have purchased. Don’t be alarmed if the update is smaller or larger

Why were certain bugs or issues not included in the patch notes?

The patch notes don’t mention everything that has been updated. If you are still experiencing an issue then file a ticket on Zendesk , using the “Submit a Request” option on the top menu bar. Include as much detail as possible, including the version of the game you are running. Remember the forums are not the official platform for bug tracking.

This patch is part of an ongoing patch release, so if your issue isn’t patched this time it does not mean it won’t ever get fixed! Check out the #self-service:bugs-issues category to see if others are reporting the same issues (where you can also vote if you have the same issue)

The Known Issues page will be updated within a few days to reflect the updated bugs.

How do I see my FPS?

Windows 10 has a built-in FPS counter in the Xbox Game Bar app. To use the FPS counter over your game, there are a few one-time steps you might need to take.

Important! You’ll need Xbox Game Bar version 3.34.11002.0 or later to use the FPS counter.

  1. Press Windows logo key Win + G to open Game Bar, then select Widget menu > Performance.
  2. Choose the FPS tab, then press Request access.
  3. Follow the prompts, then restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
    When you launch a game, the FPS counter will be ready and waiting in Xbox Game Bar.

What should I do if the update doesn’t start automatically?

  1. Check Windows 10 for updates. If any, restart your PC
  2. Manually check MS Store for Updates
  3. Then update MSFS

If this still doesn’t work, the best course of action is to log out, restart your computer, and log back in.

What should I do if the update seems to stall or stop downloading?

The first thing to try is closing down MSFS and restarting it. The downloading should start again once MSFS is restarted. If there are problems with a particular file downloading repeatedly (on a loop) then exit MSFS and browse to the download location where the file is downloading to using windows explorer. Delete the offending file (if it is listed) or the latest downloaded file in that folder and then restart MSFS. The patch should continue as normal. (Note only delete files do not delete folders!)

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Amazing the improved night lighting system is great can’t wait to see what comes next in SU7

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So what’s the size of the update?

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Apparently 8,66GB

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5 gigs for the standard version, just started

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5 gigs for standard version

Just over 10mb to update for those of us that were in the Beta. Update went smoothly.

EDIT: Further 2.73GB to update in Content Manager

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Hello BarerHarmony980, unfortunately we couldn’t provide the size of the update this time. Some adjustements have been made to improve the install process prevneting us to extract this information. We’ll make our best to provide this information for future updates.

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I startet the sim and only 12MB update. No Update on MS Store for me in Switzerland…

5.23 on xbox series x

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Thank you biggathebeast,

Keep in mind that the size can be different from one person to the other :slight_smile:

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in steam only 12mb no 5gb update

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Had the usual 0.5GB from Mircosoft Store + 7.42 GB in game for premium deluxe edition
(plus potential stuff from the marketplace)

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I had that, just keep going to play, then my came up 8.56 GB

No update on the MS Store for me yet. I even opened the product page in the store as that sometimes triggers the update, when the Store doesn’t spring into life, but nothing. Guess it takes time to propagate across all servers.

So I launched the game, still running 1.19.9.0 of course, but it found a 10MB update since yesterday :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Don’t think that quite qualifies for SU6… :rofl:

I’ll keep trying. I don’t normally rush to update but I happen to be off work today so why not?

On Steam just now, msfs2020 premium…

If you were in the SU6 beta then that is correct.

No, I was not on BETA. Still shows 1.19.9.0.
Gonna restart PC and maybe try VPN.

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Run the XBOX app while looking in the store for the update and that should help it pick up the new build.