Discussion + Poll: Sim Update V (1.18.13.0)

Read the Release Notes here.

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 1.18.13.0. 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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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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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.

What is the file size of the update?

Size to download:
If you update the sim from the previous version:

Standard: 40,78 GiB
Deluxe: 42.28 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 43.87 GiB

If you do a new install:

Standard: 124.88 GiB
Deluxe: 126.38 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 127.96 GiB

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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@Jummivana , @OlieTsubasa443
Wow people you (we) did it!!! We’ve seen some turbulence on our way, but look at the result!!!
The simming community will, what, double, triple? Who dares to guess?
So proud of you, of Asobo, Microsoft and everyone else who contributed to this spectacular release!!!

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The installation manager runs with like 700fps here. I really don’t know if that is a good idea to not limit the FPS on that.

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Where is full patch notes? Aircraft changes, etc

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Downloading now (Amsterdam timel)
Will be ready in a week, see you till then….

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All the release notes here!!

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I uninstalled the previous version completely, including any add ons. Downloaded any pending Windows updates and then downloaded a fresh copy from the Microsoft Store successfully. Upon launching the game for the first time, it loads a black screen with spinning gear on bottom right and then it immediately crashes to desktop. Have already restarted the PC and issue persist.

For now I have uninstalled the simulator and will wait for an update to hopefully come out soon.

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The dedicated SSD I use for MSFS needs an additional ~40GB to install the update. Guess I’ll need to manually delete addons downloaded through the marketplace to continue? Community folder is already empty.

Where are the Detailed Patch notes?

Downloading. FYI: I have the Deluxe version but my download is 40.29 instead of 43.87. Will see what happens after it loads.

See above, guess that’s what we’ll have for now. Sometimes @Jummivana will post more detailed releasenotes later.

These are release notes, where are the detailed patch notes? Like changed this thing to this etc.

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See above :slight_smile:

Yes, but where is the more detailed list?

-eelis-

I’m glad they changed the in game patch download screen from ‘set your experience’ to ‘installation manager’. That always irrationally (and only mildly) annoyed me lol.

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Isn’t this formulated clearly enough? :wink:

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So this update is a succes for you already then? :smiley:

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Great success :+1:

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It is 17:30 now and i still dont have updates. i am running version 1.17.3.0. I checked on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. I opened up the game and after it says checking for updates it goes into the game. Doesnt find any new updates

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