Early access to Public beta 1.21.17.0 is out

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Same here, I have tested multiple previos Beats and I do not see this one listed in the xBox Insider app as of yet.

Does anyone know if there are plans to open up the betas to Steam users at some point?

Unrelated to the beta but back to what another user said….it’ll be great one day to see runways get cleared of snow to make things slightly more visible.

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Beta test - Runway about an hour ago KDLH (Duluth MN) it was snowing out and snow on the ground but the runway was just wet with no snow on it.

While not the answer you were looking for for Steam users, see this post from Jayne:
https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/official-discussion-december-2nd-2021-development-update/478126/5

same here, yesterday morning in florida suddenly wind about 90kts, and today over France started at Montpellier, wind 60kts climbing to FL300
some clouds are still grainy :frowning:

I think it’s the white hue of recently cleared & salted pavement. The winter ground textures don’t appear to be snow on the ground. It “looks” like dry pavement - I wouldn’t be surprised to see tarmac like this in the real world.

Anybody know how long this beta will run for before the patch release?

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if ya like KGPI, i would recommend getting this payware AddOn:

Is there any chance the fix regarding WASM modules is the issue effecting certain 3rd party planes on Xbox, such as the Spitfire door not closing in a cold and dark state?

The developer said it was confirmed by MS to be an issue effecting multiple 3rd party planes that stops WASM code from running correctly on Xbox. I can’t get any update from the developer about it except that a fix was found in early November.

Here are the releasenotes for those who can’t wait :wink:


Can confirm after an hours flight that:

  • assistance options are persistent
  • clouds are not sinking into the ground
  • fog/haze whatever is more realistic
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+1 for that

That list looks good and addresses all the major issues I have with SU7, namely high alt temps, METAR transitions, AMSL/AGL mix up, VR toolbar and reverse thrust functionality.

Initial reports of results here seem very good so here’s hoping this beta gets through to release as soon as possible, before the end of the year ideally.

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Does this just patch the current official version or is it a totally new install?

Looking to the responses I cannot imagine that it will take that long. Asobo has focused wisely only on the main issues. Most people acknowledge that the issues in the release notes are indeed fixed.

Let’s call this the X-Mas patch! It seems we’re on hold for take off towards a splendid holiday!

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A patch comes always on top of an existing installation. Actually every update is a big patch on top of your current installation. This hotfix is a small patch :wink:

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Live WX KAUS. This is interesting…

Yes, with this patch, id say, we can enjoy the sim over our holydays and the team can enjoy theirs to take a well deserved break too. :slight_smile:

After few hours of testing, i have not encountered anything that bothers me. Lets see what happens when the feedback forums open tomorrow and a bigger crowd steps in.

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