Discussion + Poll: Sim Update VII (January Build

Read the Release Notes here

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 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

0 voters

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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  • 10

0 voters

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.

What is the file size of the update?

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

Standard: 716,06 MiB
Deluxe: 1,26 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 1,13 GiB

If you do a new install:

Standard: 111,52 GiB
Deluxe: 113,02 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 115,03 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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Live on steam, 300 mb in steam itself, 700 in the sim. dowloadtime within 8 minutes

and a additional 2,38 in the content manager

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Renamed Community Folder
Removed Navigraph AIRRAC and Charts

Steam update - 479MB
Sim Update - 716 MB

Both went nice and fast.

Another 2.47GB in Content Manager for Deluxe and Premium.

Getting ~187MB/S


My download in Steam Client was 479 MB - but I have Premium Deluxe version.

Inside the Sim Client - it’s possibly the smallest update I’ve ever gotten. Disclaimer - I was part of the Public Beta, so it’s entirely possible my Packages are already updated. This strikes me as the AIRAC update for this 28-Day Cycle.


me too, same size

Were you part of the beta? Maybe just a small change for AIRAC etc…?

The patch has been out for like 12 min and there are already 3 voters on the performance and global ratings ( have to be either voting 1 or 10 on a whim)…great feedback.



That’s what I was told by a Mod .

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Nothing in Windows Store…

The beta was the 580MB download. It’s what I saw as well on the PD version. I’m flying over the Netherlands now in the 78X. Works just fine. It’d been fine for weeks with the beta though.

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Deleted all config files and progress.

Did this fix the resetting of the difficulty settings?

See top most post in this thread.


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The game updated within Steam. There was no update in the actual game for me.
Everything is working good though.

It’s the same as the beta build which hasn’t changed for weeks.


Restart your computer.

Screenshot 2022-01-06 172405
The first update that don’t makes me worry about my gpu,
seem like the grill mode is finally fixed :slightly_smiling_face:


TrackIR back to working flawlessly! Nice to have the pause back!


My graphics settings were all reset. All other settings seem to be intact…

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