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.
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.
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.
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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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