MSFS Command-Line Options

Hey folks,

I’m looking to launch MSFS using a batch script, and was hoping to having certain command-line options (like --help, for example) so that I could configure MSFS to launch in a specific way.

Does anyone know if there are any Command-Line Options (CLO) other than -FastLaunch? I’m ideally hoping to launch straight into a flight and skip all the menus and stuff.

I’ve tried using Microsoft’s Process Explorer tool which should list the CLOs for a given executable, but it provides the following list of CLO when inspecting the MSFS executable (which is called FlightSimulator.exe):

If anyone can direct me to a method for finding all the CLOs or if they know of any other CLOs, that would be greatly appreciated. Surely -FastLaunch can’t be the only one?



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start steam://rungameid/1250410

MS Store installation start MSFS, with or without -FastLaunch

cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch

cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

Only ONE CLO = -FastLaunch

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I have a batch script that already launches it using -FastLaunch. I’m wondering if there are other CLOs that I can use besides -FastLaunch. Thanks!

Nothing that is officially documented in the SDK (that I have spotted)

What other Options would you want t to find ??

I must admit that a -NoCTD would be nice (and a -NoSlowDown )


Could make landing a bit tricky! :wink:

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I’m hoping there’s something like -Aircraft=c172 or -Airport=DFW or -Runway=17C or some flags like that, such that I could load up MSFS and it skips all the menu screens and loads me straight into the flagged airplane at the flagged airport. I know this is probably wishful thinking.

Can I achieve something similar by loading a flight file after loading up into the main menu? Does anyone have more information about this technique?

That’s interesting about -NoSlowDown, not sure how I’d use that, but I might as well see what it does :stuck_out_tongue:


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