Not one penny more until CTDs get fixed

I understand not wanting to spend another penny until they get these issues fixed. 100% with you and am participating in the Marketplace boycott at the moment. Now I have been extremely lucky with very few CTD. I’ve had maybe 4 or 5 the whole year and a half so far. Most of those were caused by me changing usb controllers or something else.

CTD is just one reason to boycott the marketplace. I started my boycott when many of us came to the realization that the marketplace was a hot mess with extremely slow approvals, updates and patches. I then continued my boycott as I keep having bandwidth issues with photogrammetry and satellite data not loading in, especially during peak traffic times like the weekend. Would love nothing more than to spend hard-earned money here in the marketplace to help contribute to the on-going financial success of this platform but until they can get these issues fixed, they won’t get any. I hope others will do the same. If not for yourself because you don’t have issues do it for your fellow simmers. Microsobo needs to feel the pain of lower marketplace sales to encourage them to get these fixes to the platform. They have no incentive to fix anything if people keep purchasing from the MP.


Yeah, I won’t touch mods like that with a ten-foot pole.

going out on a limb here - do you have NVidia driver 497.09? They’re now acknowledging that their driver causes MSFS to CTD.

  • [DX11]Microsoft Flight Simulator may crash to desktop during gameplay [3454519]
  • [DX11]Microsoft Flight Simulator may intermittently display purple artifacts on the ground textures [3454530]

Payware are almost always going to break after updates and take a week or so for the maker to adjust.

This isn’t ideal but it seems to be an is what it is situation for now.

Sadly even somewhat justified ire in any tone isn’t allowed?

Make sure you don’t have the latest Nvidia driver. They’re acknowledging it CTD’s. Once upon a time, I had 5 CTDs per day, so i feel your pain. I hope your sim stabilizes soon.

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Just stop purchasing from the marketplace until the issues are addresses. I’m talking about all of the issues, not just the ones directly related to the performance of the software. Same thing happens to me all the time.

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All my stuff is NOT from the market place. But I hear you on that loud and clear.

Ok So yes I do have the latest Nvidia Drivers. Is it NVIDIA or MS/Asobo saying they know about the CTD?

But it has all been working fine. Maybe it is the Drivers? I updated to them yesterday after a perfect no issue flight in the same area.

last NVIDIA driver set has been very bad for most people, I am luck to be few who have enjoyed it.

NVIDIA has acknowledged the problem on their release page here:

  • [DX11]Microsoft Flight Simulator may crash to desktop during gameplay [3454519]
  • [DX11]Microsoft Flight Simulator may intermittently display purple artifacts on the ground textures [3454530]

There was an NVIDIA employee assisting with some troubleshooting on this MSFS forum page:

There is an official poll set up by MSFS Community Managers to gauge the impact of the latest driver release here:

Others are reporting success with 496.76 and 496.98.

You might consider rolling back your drivers (Note: I have no idea regarding system security impacts of older drivers). IF you are interested, you might look here for some details:
How to Rollback NVIDIA Drivers | Windows 10 GeForce Experience (

I’m using 496.98 on RTX 3080 and am running very long flights in the background today. FS has been running for 12 hrs straight - multiple flights without going back to World Map with no CTD. That driver is available here:
GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 496.98 | NVIDIA (

I’ve never needed to roll back my drivers, so I’m assuming you will do your research and make the best decision for yourself. Good luck - hope you find sim stability.

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Many thanks for your detailed and above all helpful no nonsense post. Members like you are a credit to this community. Thank you.

From myside I would of never thought to look at the drivers. I have for as long as I can remember never had a GPU driver cause an issue, maybe back in the DX5 days or when I had an NVIDIA Riva TNT 2 and that’s going back some lol. So whilst I am frustrated I apologise for blaming the sim, but MS/Asobo should really make that a sticky.


Update, Setting the Sim to DirectX 12 seems to now allow me to load at the airports that were all working before the driver update. This is crazy. I am worried however I will now have a CTD mid flight which is what I despise the most.

I will give it a shot.

Nope. Had CTDs before that, updated to it, then rolled it back. I’m starting to think GeForce Experience might be the ultimate problem.

Rollback driver or better to say remove nvidia driver via “DDU” (Display Driver Uninstaller) and install 496.98 solved the CTD problem for me! Thanks for letting us know.

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Might be, I have never used/installed it.

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Well performace under DX12 is awful for me. Think I am just going to wait until there is a new driver or fix. There was a time when I would sacrifice the other games for the new driver, but not anymore. It is all just too much IMHO. Thank you everybody who has helped, I really appreciate it.

This thread is pretty inflammatory though. MSFS is nowhere near or nothing like a mature sandboxed product and is never likely to be. Updates tend to be significant and sometimes all changing so everyone at some time is likely to have an issue with at least one 3rd party marketplace mod that no longer works as intended. However both Asobo and the devs quickly respond but this for various cannot be instant and that’s why you should always look in known issues before screaming your heads off.

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