Let me download this game!

I have a 100.00mbit and i don’t know why this is the only game that i can’t download in any way.

i have tried everything, i changed DNS, run this command as admin: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable

but nothing has resolved my issue.

i have the steam version of the product.

22hours played only for trying to download it, i never played once.

Give me a solution please or ill ask for a refund.

you must be on Dial Up if you can’t download this game. i installed this game and it took 20 min to download. :+1:

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Real constructive answer

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This can be a somewhat common occurrence.
To start, at the top of the page, under support, there are some articles to help.
Here is a link to one to start with.
https://flightsimulator.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015760620-Download-Installation-guides

FYI, the moderators are a bit strict on posting in the Bugs & Issues section, as per the site rules, so you should search all the other sections of the forum that may pertain to your issue before you post here.
This section of the forum is for proven bugs that you can’t find a solution to elsewhere on the forum, and aren’t already in this section.

So, having said that, give the above a try, if this helps, please mark your thread as solved.
If it doesn’t, post back and let us know!

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on your screenshot I can see that the game is downloading with 10mbit at the point where you made the screenshot…

Well, 10mbit on the interface perhaps, but that could be Outlook downloading email for all we know!

The sim seems to indicate 5Mbits/s though, so extremely slow all the same.

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yes… I would only mention that we not get a exact error-description :wink:

For all that download issues , or stuck in loops, etc. exists in meanwhile FAQs or Forums-Posts. More we can’t say because we can see network traffic and a issue like " i can’t download" can have so many meanings.

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If you have access to your router you should try to port forward it. This was only thing that helped me with slow download speeds. I got instant +180 Mbits/s speeds after that. Port 443 worked for me.
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you forwarded the normal HTTPS Port to where ? :flushed:

Well to be honest I’m not so familiar with these things so can’t say is this safe or not but it works :smiley: I forwarded it to my ipv4 address. NetLimiter4 showed that most traffic comes from this port when flight simulator is downloading so I just gave a try and it worked…

Unless you actually have a server running on that port, and I’ve never watched MSFS to see what it listens on so that might be right, the port forwarding’s isn’t going to be doing anything.

In the same way you don’t need to port forward anything and still use a web browser.

If you forwarded port 443 to your computers IP address, this may be doing nothing at all, and you have actually made yourself potentially vulnerable by doing so.

Your post is sufficiently vague as to cause concern.

These are private IPs, so nothing to worry about:

[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63811 52.238.250.44:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63812 13.86.37.202:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63813 134.170.179.79:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63815 52.155.217.156:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63817 40.91.76.181:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63818 52.252.254.179:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63820 40.91.76.181:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63821 52.251.19.158:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63822 52.251.19.158:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63831 40.91.76.181:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63832 40.91.76.181:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63833 40.91.76.181:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63834 44.241.159.216:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63837 51.140.223.191:443 ESTABLISHED
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 192.168.1.207:63839 13.107.246.13:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.207:63840 13.107.246.13:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63841 40.91.85.241:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63842 40.91.85.241:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63845 104.40.0.196:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:63847 13.107.246.13:443 ESTABLISHED
[FlightSimulator.exe]
TCP 192.168.1.207:64864 3.235.73.121:443 CLOSE_WAIT

Plenty of outgoing HTTPS connections, but no listeners on 443:

TCP [::]:135 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:445 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:5357 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:5426 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:10801 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:49664 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:49665 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:49666 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:49667 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:49701 [::]:0 LISTENING
TCP [::1]:501 [::]:0 LISTENING

So this is likely a case of seeing what one wants to see.

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I complelty agree with @hobanagerik

@CapNoFun … you should not do that… you open a way from the internet into your network.

This is only necessary if you would reach from outside your NAS, or some kind of server ( as hobanagerik mentioned ).

What ever the reason was, that it goes faster, was not these forwarding :slight_smile:

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Hi @CapNoFun,
This actually not good advice. The purpose of a router/firewall is to protect the attached devices. If you manually port forward (to where?) - you’ve just opened yourself/devices up to attacks.

Let the router/firewall handle it. That is what it does.

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Yes you are absolutely right. So guys use it as your own risk :smiley: I would really like to know why download speed jumped like that in that exact moment when I forwarded it. Previously download speed was around 32 Mbits/s in 30 second cycles. I mean that download stopped for few seconds and then continued 32 Mbits.

Maybe your router needs a power cycle or update to it’s firmware.

If I were you, remove that port forward you put in it.

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Solved. Steam refunded the game with 20hours played only to download this.

Will rebuy it in future in case.

Thanks to all.

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Buy it from Microsoft. That who I bought and downloaded mine from. Have never had any download problems with updates either.

Just go to FlightSimulator.com and buy it there.