Official Discussion: September 17th, HOTFIX [1.19.9.0]

Read the Release Notes here.

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 1.19.9.0. Other topics created to discuss this thread may be merged here.

Poll Questions

Feel free to answer these poll questions after you download and experience the new update.

Did you experience any CTDs during this download process? If yes, please respond to this post and let us know more details.
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Did you remove all your mods from the community folder?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Oops, I forgot. Will do that now and try again.
  • I don’t use mods

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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being smoothest, how is your performance/stability in this update? Please vote once you have played the updated sim for at least an hour.
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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, how would you globally rate this update (This question will be used as a reference between each update)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out about Known Issues

Click the link titled “Known Issues” in the hamburger menu, which is opened by clicking the button next to your profile picture on the navbar.

This page will be updated within a few days to reflect the latest patch.

How do I see my current version number?

Press Alt+Enter to change the program from full screen to windowed mode. The version number is at the top title bar of the window. Additionally, the version number is displayed by holding down Alt+Tab (above the window icon) or available in-game by clicking on your gamer tag profile icon from the top right of the main screen. The version name is displayed in the dialogue box under your gamer tag

Do I need to do anything with add-ons in the community folder?

We highly recommended that you move the content from your community folder to a temporary location on your hard drive before applying the patch and replacing after testing the new version.

What is the file size of the update?

Size to download:

527,68 MiB

Why were certain bugs or issues not included in the patch notes?

The patch notes don’t mention everything that has been updated. If you are still experiencing an issue then file a ticket on Zendesk , using the “Submit a Request” option on the top menu bar. Include as much detail as possible, including the version of the game you are running. Remember the forums are not the official platform for bug tracking.

This patch is part of an ongoing patch release, so if your issue isn’t patched this time it does not mean it won’t ever get fixed! Check out the #self-service:bugs-issues category to see if others are reporting the same issues (where you can also vote if you have the same issue)

The Known Issues page will be updated within a few days to reflect the updated bugs.

How do I see my FPS?

Windows 10 has a built-in FPS counter in the Xbox Game Bar app. To use the FPS counter over your game, there are a few one-time steps you might need to take.

Important! You’ll need Xbox Game Bar version 3.34.11002.0 or later to use the FPS counter.

  1. Press Windows logo key Win + G to open Game Bar, then select Widget menu > Performance.
  2. Choose the FPS tab, then press Request access.
  3. Follow the prompts, then restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
    When you launch a game, the FPS counter will be ready and waiting in Xbox Game Bar.

What should I do if the update doesn’t start automatically?

  1. Check Windows 10 for updates. If any, restart your PC
  2. Manually check MS Store for Updates
  3. Then update MSFS

If this still doesn’t work, the best course of action is to log out, restart your computer, and log back in.

What should I do if the update seems to stall or stop downloading?

The first thing to try is closing down MSFS and restarting it. The downloading should start again once MSFS is restarted. If there are problems with a particular file downloading repeatedly (on a loop) then exit MSFS and browse to the download location where the file is downloading to using windows explorer. Delete the offending file (if it is listed) or the latest downloaded file in that folder and then restart MSFS. The patch should continue as normal. (Note only delete files do not delete folders!)

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update done

Please remember to run the Xbox App and retry if you aren’t getting the update (note that this is called “Xbox” in the App Store and is not the “Xbox Console Companion App” - it is confusing). Sorry for that inconvenience. Thanks!

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460MB update in store, 527MB in-game update, 10KB Content Manager Update. Quick installation and I’m back up in the air.

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The update has started immediately after I quick started my XSX and I didn’t even need to attempt to launch the game (original lazy way of getting updates on the Xbox) for getting the update to fire off.

Downloading. Let the games beginn…

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Zero issues w/ updating.

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Nothing on store got 5KB update in game and version number not updated…

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The same here

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I’m the same… running on Steam… still sitting at 1.19.8

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Lights in the night are normal… yeah (Xbox Series X).

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Reinstalled the sim after removing after SU5. My very first flight in a 172…everything froze…sim vanished.

There are no words.

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I’ve done this, and there’s still no update visible.

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Clouds still look utter trash compared to how they used to look

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Download went fast in Germany. As always had to run as admin because it cannot decrompress files to the disc otherwise.

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Just got it on Steam… downloading now

Maybe you should just step away from MSFS for a few months/years. It’s clearly not giving you any happiness. Could be your machine, could be your network connection, so many variables. Play something else that actually makes you happy. You can always ask for a refund as well.

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The (already bug-logged) Tree draw distance bug is still NOT fixed?

Really folks?

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Performance issue not addressed …

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