I started getting that splash screen upon startup a couple of days ago, but unfortunately it was accompanied by an error message saying something had gone wrong. So I now start MSFS by opening the Flightsim.exe file directly, as an administrator, and it opens every time.
Does anyone have this error as well? I cannot start MSFS since 5/11, there were a couple of Windows updates and a 300mb update for MSFS in the Xbox App directly, it said I have to update in order to start and I have never been able to start again since then. I contacted MSFS support, basically after a few basic things they wanted me to do, now they are telling me to Reset the PC, which I will not do. I’d rather abandon the game on Microsoft Store and get it from Steam because this whole MS Store/XBOX app stuff has brought me nothing but problems. See the screenshot below.
Well, just to confirm, the Splash Screen Imgage (splashscreen.png) is the one on your PC, in the same folder as flightsimulator.exe. Editing it resulted in an updated Splash Screen as shown, the next time MSFS was started,
Getting the splash screen on W10 as well. (as of about 1 week ago).
A few months ago, I had the splash screen fro a few Boots, then it went away … (as it did for everyone - at least those on PC with MSFS from the MS-Store)
Yes, I’ve been seeing the splash screen for 3-4 days, on Win10, although I’ve been trying not to get too emotionally attached to it, as I got a little upset when it arrived and then disappeared shortly thereafter, a few months back.
Of course, while the current Splash Screen is very “Pretty”, what might be more usefull would be to present a Graphic, of the Current Real Time status of the MSFS network servers during this time, so one has some idea what sort of current experience one will get , once the Sim starts to load.
You Sir are my personal hero for yet another unforeseeable problem!
Was experiencing being stuck on the splash screen which all of a sudden came up.
The splash screen now says “Launching game…” which it did not before.
Been using MSFS since release day… the amount of time troubleshooting is almost equal to my total airtime by now…