Fresh install of MSFS, all has been fine until hitting fs-base-0.1.165.fspatch.
It downloads up to 180, then tries to decompress 157 through to 180, gets stuck on 165. Then deletes the compressed patch files it just downloaded from 165 to 180, and starts to download from 165 to 180 again. This will loop for hours.
I have tried a VPN to multiple countries. This improved my download speed, but din not fix this issue.
I tried limiting my download speed to 15 or 20 Mbit/s as suggested by support. This did not fix the issue.
I have every other application closed except for steam and MSFS (being steam edition)
I have done a check disk
I have checked for RAM errors
I have disabled Windows Auto-Tuning as suggested by MSFS.
I am in Sydney, Australia
I have a 9900k not overclocked
I have a 2080TI not overclocked
I have a separate SSD dedicated to xplane and MSFS. MSFS was previously installed here and worked, xplane still works. I did a proper uninstall of MSFS, and then deleted any leftovers manually.
Build version I have is 126.96.36.199
Zendesk ticket #122219